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Ph.D. in Finance

Start Date

01 August 2022
3 Years (Minimum)

6 Years (Maximum)

Introduction to Ph.D. in Finance

JGU’s Ph.D. program in Finance provides students with a solid foundation in the theoretical, empirical, and behavioural tools of modern finance. We prepare students for careers in research, teaching, and industry at the world’s leading institutions.


The program focused on traditional finance topics like Corporate Finance, Global Finance Financial Markets and Instruments, Asset Pricing, and Portfolio Management. The world of Finance is rapidly evolving and scholars will have opportunity to explore new areas relating to behavioural finance, entrepreneurial finance, FinTech, Decentralized Finance, and new forms of digital currency.


As a Ph.D. in Finance student, you will explore, cultivate, and sharpen your research

interests from day one—wherever they lead you. You will develop your ability to conduct meaningful research that advances knowledge creation and its application in real world settings. You will graduate with a PhD in Finance and acquire the tools to achieve academic and professional success.

Candidates with undergraduate training in economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, statistics, and other quantitative disciplines have an ideal background for doctoral studies in this field.


JGU’s Banking & Finance faculty is recognized as one the finest in India. Our faculty has conducted research in cross-disciplinary areas of development economics, Intellectual property, green finance, and actuarial model impacts. Some of the specific areas that our faculty have conducted empirical and theoretical research include:


  • Auditors and Earning quality
  • Corporate Capital Structure Decisions
  • Dynamics in Financial Markets
  • Bank efficiency and productivity
  • Creditor right and corporate leverage
  • Financial Fragility
  • Financial Intermediation and Banking
  • Financial well being

Key features of the Ph.D. programme @ JGU

  • Each school at JGU offers a limited number of fellowships based full-time Ph.D. positions.
  • Ph.D. scholar at JGU are entitled to avail Research Publication Award, Conference Grant, Contingency Grant etc.
  • Full time Ph.D. Scholars at JGU will be given a complimentary health insurance coverage
  • 24×7 access to JGU library resources on campus as well as online, 69,300+ Print volumes, 4,79,400+ E‑Books, 14,600+ E‑Journals, 780+ Media Resources

Categories of Admission

Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Program under one of the following categories


A – Full-time*

With or without fellowship.

B – Part-time*
Without fellowship.
*Full-time Ph.D. Student “means a person enrolled in the Ph.D. Program devoting full-time to completing the requirements of the degree.”
**Part-Time Ph.D. Student “means a person who is registered in the Ph.D. Program devoting part of his/ her time for completing the requirements of the degree while discharging other employment obligations.”

Duration of Ph.D.

The minimum and maximum period of study and research shall be three (3) years and Six (6) years respectively from the date of registration of the student.

*As per JGU policy