Course Start Date
01 September 2020

Course End Date
31 July 2023

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

5 June 2020

Programme Details


  • You will be able to enhance your employment opportunity and get recognition for your contribution to development of new knowledge
  • You will be able to undertake research collaboration with our international university partners
  • You will be part of an active and multidisciplinary research community within Jindal Global University seeking solutions to the complex issues that define and challenge business and humanity
  • You will be able to understand and seek some of the fundamental business problems and research for solutions which have long term impact for business and society.

Ph. D Programmes at JGBS

Applicants shall be admitted into the Ph.D. in Management Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D.
  • Part-time Ph.D.

Full-time Ph.D. is a fully residential programme on O.P. Jindal Global University campus. The scholar is required to be located on campus and undertake his course and research work under the direct supervision of JGBS faculty drawn from the best Ph.D colleges in India and abroad. The candidate has to attend specific research classes as well as advance courses in the area of interest during the tenure. The candidate will be paid a stipend of Rs 25000/ per month along with stay and food facility for first three years of course. The candidate is required to attend lectures and seminars, present papers in conferences and publish in leading journals and also provide academic inputs to JGBS students. The program allows you, subject to academic approval to construct a course relevant to your specific area of interests.

Classes for part time PhD program will be held in Delhi/NCR area. The scholars will be communicated about the venue and timing of classes once the admission process is over. Normally classes will be held on Saturdays/ Sundays/ Holidays. There will be extensive use of technology platform to interact with scholars. The sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for their reference. The part time students will undergo the same course structure like a full time student as per UGC requirements. The program is designed to help working professionals to undertake a PhD program without disturbing their current work engagements.

JGBS Ph. D Curriculum

The PhD program consists of two phases. The first phase of the program involves core and doctoral course work, followed by a Viva and a Research Proposal Presentation. The second phase requires the PhD scholars to work on their thesis and finally defend the same. The thesis is expected to make significant contribution to the discipline of management or an allied area of management.

The course work aims at providing inputs in various areas of management to enable the scholar apply them in his research. Eight core courses across different management disciplines have to a completed during the first phase. These courses will provide basic knowledge and skills that the PhD scholars must be familiar with while conducting research in emerging issues of management. These will include the use of latest methodologies and other research tools. The coursework and the research work is interspersed with two semester breaks during which the scholars are expected to work on their areas of interest. The scholars are encouraged to do a research paper/project with an area faculty during the summer and winter semester breaks.

On successful completion of the core courses, the scholars will have to appear for comprehensive exams based on these courses. On passing the exam, they will be allowed to do the doctoral level courses, spanning a semester. The scholars are required to do four such area specific doctoral courses. Out of these four, at least three have to be from the scholar’s area of specialization and the fourth course may be a doctoral course from any other area or a seminar course. These courses will provide the required subject knowledge in the area of specialization and also provide exposure to contemporary issues worth investigating. During the second phase of the coursework, the scholars are allowed to undertake a seminar course in consultation with an area faculty in the field of research interest. This will be a course of 1.5 credits. The scholar needs to identify a topic of interest which may potentially lead to a thesis problem. The outcome of this course should be a research paper/working paper of JGBS and can be taken for publication in an appropriate journal. The scholar and guide will be co-authors of the paper for the journal.

Following are the timelines for Full-Time and Part-Time Ph.D Scholars

Fulltime PhD (3 years)

Semester I

Semester II

Summer Break

Semester III

Winter Break

Semester IV

Summer Break

Semester V & VI


Core Courses

Core Courses

Research Paper/ Comprehensive Exam

Doctoral courses


Proposal Presentation


Research/Thesis Defense


Parttime PhD (4 years)

Semester I

Semester II

Summer Break

Semester III

Winter Break

Semester IV

Summer Break

Semester V & VI

Semester VII, VIII

Core Courses

Core Courses

Research Paper

Core Courses

Comprehensive Exam

Doctoral courses


Proposal Presentation, Research/Thesis

Research/Thesis Defense

Thesis Defence

The final stage of the PhD program is the thesis defence. This is to judge the scholarly contribution of the thesis to the knowledge pertinent to the understanding and resolution of management problem. The scholar should demonstrate professional competence in developing a model or a set of hypothesis, collecting and interpreting data, reaching conclusions and drawing the implications for research and managerial practice.

Admission Requirements

An applicant seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Management Programme must satisfy the following academic criteria:

Fulltime PhD

  • Master’s Degree or any other degree recognized equivalent thereto in (a) Business Administration or Economics or Commerce or in allied subjects with at least 60% marks OR (b) Post Graduate Diploma in Management recognized as equivalent to MBA by AICTE with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade.
  • Professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ CS (both 5 years integrated or 3 years after graduation) with at least 60% marks.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology with at least 60% marks in aggregate marks.
  • Students in final year of MBA/PGDM can also apply.
  • UGC NET/JRF scholars will be given preference.

PartTime PhD

  • In addition to the above qualifications mentioned for full time PhD candidates, corporate candidates should ideally possess more than five years of relevant industry work-experience. However, an exception can be considered for bright candidates with less than five years and more than three-year work experience.  
  • Full time/ Adjunct/ Visiting faculty members working with AICTE approved business schools/ universities can also apply for part time PhD program.
  • Preference will be given to scholars if they have relevant work experience in the area of their PhD.

Application Procedure

Currently admission into the PhD. Programme is available in the fall semester (on 1 August)

  • Applications Deadline for 2020 admissions: 15th June 2020
  • An applicant shall submit:
    • An online application through the JGU website/ office at (
    • Scanned copy of the relevant academic transcripts;
    • A short note on the professional background and experience of the applicant, if any;
    • A “Statement of Purpose” explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue the Ph.D. Programme, in around 1500 words; and
    • The names of two academic/ non-academic referees from whom the University may seek information on the research potential of the applicant.
    • An applicant is required to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/- only.

Selection Procedure

An application to JGBS doesn’t guarantee admission into PhD program.  An internal committee will evaluate the applications on merit and shortlist the candidates.

  • Shortlisted applicants are required to take an online Research Aptitude Test (RAT) followed by a personal Interview.
  • The following categories of applicants are exempted from taking the Entrance Test:
    • Applicants who have qualified UGC/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ SLET (Haryana State) or any other similar examination.
    • Holders of Teacher Fellowships from the UGC or any other Government funding agency.
    • Applicants who have completed their Ph.D. coursework/ M.Phil. in another University/ Organization, subject to approval by the School Doctoral Committee (SDC).

Candidates shall be selected on the basis of their academic record, performance in research aptitude test and personal interview.

Duration of Ph.D

As per the UGC rules, the minimum & maximum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years from the date of enrolment (36 months) & 7 years (84 months) respectively from the date of provisional registration of the candidate. However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good and proven through substantial publications, the period can be reduced by six months. The part time PhD program is for minimum 4 years (48 months) and maximum 7 years (84 months). However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good and proven through substantial publications, the period can be reduced by six months.

Fee Details

The full time PhD students will have to pay registration fee of Rs. 10,000 at the time of joining (one time fees) and a submission fee of Rs 5000/ at the time of thesis submission. They will receive a stipend of Rs. 25000/ per month during the first three year of PhD program. Contingency and conference allowance are under active consideration for successful PhD students. The full time scholars are eligible for free accommodation and food during the first three years of their PhD program. The number of scholarships for full time PhD program is limited and is purely based on merit. Hence interested scholars who intend to pursue full time PhD program without any scholarship have to pay the fees of a part time scholar and join the program.  

The Ph.D. fees (for the full time scholars without fellowship/ part time scholars) are as per the following:  




Registration Fees (One Time)



Semester Fees



Library Usage Fee



Software and Database usage Fees






JGBS scholars have to bear their expenses for international exchange programs and school will only facilitate their engagement with partner schools.  


A scholarship programme is one of the most common ways to give financial assistance to underprivileged members of the community, who have great potential to thrive in academics. Our scholarship policies ensure that such students must not be left behind because of financial constraints.

We currently have nine categories in total under which the scholarships are granted: Savitri Jindal Studentship, Award Merit Scholarship, Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarship, Mrinaldeep Singh Scholarship, Savitri Jindal Merit cum Fellowship, Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarship, O. P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship, Haryana Domicile Fee Concession and Chancellor’s Discretionary Fee Concession.

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). Many other factors also play an important role like participation in debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.

For part time

Prof. Rajni

For full time

Prof. Anirban Ganguly

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