Eligibility for Registration

The PhD program seeks prospective students with an excellent scholastic background and interest in Management related research. Doctoral candidates should have an outstanding academic record and a genuine interest in undertaking research. To be eligible for the doctoral program, applicants must satisfy either of the following admission requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in Management/ Commerce from a recognized university with research experience of a minimum of 3 credits in the same field.
  2. Any recognized postgraduate degree with evidence of research in Management, of a minimum of 3 credits, approved by the University Senate.
  3. MPhil in Management / Management related discipline.

Application Requirements

Prospective students (both local and foreign) satisfying the eligibility criteria cited above may apply for admission to the Ph.D. program in Management Studies by submitting the following documents:

  • Duly completed application form obtained from the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Transcripts of Academic Qualifications
  • Personal Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation (In the case of applicants from academic institutions references shall be from two academic referees. In the case of other applicants one recommendation shall be from an academic referee and the other from a professional well acquainted with the candidate)
  • Research proposal (in accordance with the guidelines provided in the prescribed form)
  • Evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English: TOEFL / ILETS / Equivalent results must be submitted by applicants whose mother tongue is not English. This is not a requirement for those who have earned an undergraduate or Master’s degree in the English medium. However, the letter of request for TOEFL waiver should be accompanied by appropriate documentation in support of the claim that the medium of instruction was English.
  • Letter of certification: Applicants who are currently employed should provide evidence of leave, release or permission to pursue graduate studies approved by the Head of the institution/ organization.

Admission and Registration

The decision to admit candidates for the doctoral program is based on the strength of the application and the interview performance of each candidate. Successful applicants with eligibility criteria (a) and (b) are required to register for the M.Phil. Program in Management Studies in the first instance, and those with eligibility criteria (c) are required to register for the PhD program in Management Studies by payment of the applicable registration and tuition fees.