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Below you will find PhD in Management in India Admission 2023-24, Part Time, Distance Learning Notification and Eligibility Criteria. PhD in Management – This is the academic degree of the highest award in the studies of Management Sciences. The degree is different from the DBA i.e. the Doctor of Business Administration and has gained an audience in the recent past. The degree is pursued by the people who are interested in the teaching careers or the academic research in the management studies at the B-Schools which are situated across the globe. The course itself is taught in various colleges and universities in India as well as abroad.

PhD in Management – Areas of Specialization:

• Economics
• Finance
• Marketing
• Leadership
• Strategy
• Statistics
• Organizational Behaviour
• Health Care Management
• Ethics and Legal Studies
• Entrepreneurship

PhD in Management – Overview of the Course:

Generally, the course is pursued by the people who wish to work as a professor in the Business Schools. The Business Schools of repute give preference to the faculty who have completed the PHD. On the similar lines, the more the number of PHD Scholars, the more is the reputation of the college.

Course Duration:

• 4 to 5 years of duration
• 2 years of intensive coursework followed by a comprehensive exam
• Duration of the dissertation phase is generally 2 to 3 years

PhD in Management – Admissions Process:

• The admissions will be done after short listing the applications which have been received from various candidates interested in the course. The candidates can pursue the course after the UG as well as the PG degrees in various Science, Medical or Engineering Courses.
• The criteria for all the courses across all the colleges and universities providing the course are different.
• The marks in CSIR UGC NET, JRF, GATE, ICAR, DST Fellowship etc can also be used for admissions in the PHD in Management.

Some notable colleges providing the course:

• IIT Delhi
• Amity University
• IIM Udaipur
• VIT University
• Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
• University of Mumbai
• Nagarjuna University


Phd in Management has gained acceptance among career minded individuals in India. There are many career options available to aspirants besides that of research and teaching jobs for students pursuing phd in management in India. KPO and analytics have emerged as a third career option.

PhD Entrance Exams in India               PhD Admission in India

Aspirants have the option of pursuing a PhD in management in the subjects of management technology and innovation, resources and social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and the most preferred subject of management doctoral studies that of accounting and finance.

Following is an admission guide for aspirants wishing to pursue PhD in management in India across top colleges and universities of the country.

FMS Delhi PhD in Management:-


Candidates having a MBA/Master’s Degree in an allied subject from University of Delhi or equivalent would be required to write the CAT Exam for admission to the Ph.D. programme.

Applicants should have a minimum experience of two years post their MBA/Master’s Degree on the date of writing the admission test.

Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree of duration of four years or more, viz. B.Tech. or MBBS who have obtained a minimum of 70% and 60% marks or equivalent grades respectively, and also have obtained any national level fellowships, are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme.

BHU PhD in Management:-

Eligibility Criteria:-

Qualifying Examination: Master's degree in Business Management (M.B.M.), Management Studies/ Management Sciences (M.M.S.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), International Business Administration (M.I.B.A.), International Business (M.I.B.), M.B.A. (Agri-Business) OR Two years postgraduate diploma in Management from any one of the Indian Institutes of Management (I.I.Ms)/or First Class in two year full time PGDM declared equivalent to Master's Degreee in Management by AIU/accredited by AICTE/UGC or Xavier Labour Relations Institute (X.L.R.I.), Jamshedpur or Management Development Institute (M.D.I.), Gurgoan or Institute of Management and Technology (I.M.T.), Ghaziabad or Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (I.I.F.T.), New Delhi or International Management Institute (I.M.I.), New Delhi or School of Management Sciences, Varanasi and Lucknow or First class graduate and professionally qualified Chartered Accountant/Cost and Works Accountant/Company Secretary of the concerned statutory bodies.

Qualifying Marks: At least 60% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination or First Class as per the norms of the concerned University.

Admission Procedure:-

There are two categories of Admission to Doctoral Program in Management. First is through Common Research Entrance Test conducted by the Controller of Examinations, Banaras Hindu University every year.

The second category is CRET Excempted Category to which canddiates who have qualified NET-JRF of UGC will be considered for admission. Further working executives are also considered for admission under this Category as Part Time Research Scholar.

BITS Pilani PhD in Management:-

Eligibility for Admissions:-

Any Higher Degree of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination. Any applicant with qualification equivalent to Integrated first degree of BITS will be first examined for suitability to one of the higher degree programmes of the Institute. Such candidates may first be admitted to the M.E./M.Phil. programmes offered by the Institute subject to the eligibility conditions. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test/interview for selections.

Calcutta University PhD in Management:-


Candidates must have completed their Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Management/ Human Resources Management/ Commerce/ Social Sciences/ Humanities (excluding Music, Visual Arts, Fine Arts & Dramatics)/ Sciences/ Law/ Library Science/ Technology/ Medicine or allied disciplines from University of Calcutta or from other UGC recognized Universities/ Institutes, with equivalence clearance from the Registrar’s Office, University of Calcutta.

Candidates who are exempted from Written Test under the ‘Regulation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. Regulation 2009’ of Calcutta University may apply for appearing for Interview, subject to equivalence clearance from Registrar’s office, wherever required.

Minimum 55% marks in Masters Degree or equivalent is required.

Admission Process:-

Written test will be conducted of 100 marks of 3 (three) hours duration. The modules of Test will be 3 (three) namely the following:

‘Quantitative and Logical Reasoning’ with weight of 40%.

‘Analysis of a Business Issue’ with weight of 30%.

Two Concept Papers’ (to be selected from the given research themes) with weight of 30%

Qualifying marks for written test: 40

Interview of 100 marks. All candidates who qualify in the written test and the exempted category will have to appear for interview.

Selection would be made from the Written Test qualified candidates and the eligible exempted category candidates on the basis of the marks obtained in the Interview only (subject to clearance of equivalence).

IGNOU PhD in Management:-

Duration- 2 years (minimum) 5 years (maximum)

Eligibility: Masters degree in management (MBA, MMS, MIBA, MIB) or two years post graduate degree in management. Professionally qualified aspirants (CA, CS) are also eligible to apply.  Applicants with five years of teaching/ industry/ administration/ professional experience at senior level are also eligible to apply 60 percent or equivalent CGPA or first class as per norms of university in case of general category candidates (55% or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST candidates).

Eligibility for Admissions:-

Any Higher Degree of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination.

Eligibility Criteria:-

    To be eligible for admission to the Ph.