Department of Economics & Finance

Economics & Finance

    The  Ph.D. programme  aims to prepare professionals who can serve needs of academia and industry.  Ph.D. students can carry out their research in diverse areas: Development Economics, Economics of Education, Poverty and Inequality, Microfinance, Emerging Market Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Risk Management, Macro-monetary Policy, Payment Systems, Demonetization, Commodity Markets, Agricultural Marketing, International Trade Theories and Impact Assessment, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Auctions, Game Theory and Applied Microeconomic Theory. Further, our department provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to conduct research with an inter- disciplinary perspective. 

    The department offers Ph.D. in four different categories:

    1.      Full time PhD

    2.      Part-time PhD

    3.      Faculty development scheme

    4.      Ph D aspirant scheme

    Currently the emphasis is on full time Ph.D. programme.  Even if you are currently working, we encourage you to take a study leave to pursue full time PhD programme. Depending on the qualifications and experience of candidates limited number of seats are available under part-time PhD and faculty development scheme. 


    Eligibility for admission

     Minimum Academic qualification:

    (a) M.E/M.Pharm./MBA/ M.Phil from BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate.

    (b) Candidate with an M Sc/B.E or equivalent with a minimum of 60% will also be considered for provisional admission to the Ph.D. programme. For Ph.D. programme in languages and humanities, candidates with an M.Phil/M A and with a minimum of 55% aggregate may also be considered. Such candidates have to undergo a minimum of two semester course work prescribed by DRC.

    (c) Rare and special case of candidates of high professional standing and proven competence who are deemed to have acquired mastery over all or substantial part of the course work of a higher degree of the Institute through long professional experience are encouraged to apply.

    Course Structure:

    Admitted students are mandated to complete one year of course work. The students are also expected to pass qualifier examinations before submitting their PhD research proposal.  Once PhD proposal formally approve by the university, the students are required carry to their PhD work at least for four semesters.  

    Financial Assistance:

    Those Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD programme are eligible to be considered for fellowship of ₹28,000 or ₹31,000 per month as per intake qualifications. Consideration for fellowship will be as per Institute norms, details of which are available in the PhD brochure on the admission website. It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted full time student to undertake 8 to 10 hours (per week) of work as assigned to her/him by the Institute.

    For Further Information Contact:

    Dr. Bheemeshwar Reddy A
    DRC Convener, Department of Economics and Finance
    Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
    Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Medchal District - 500 078
    Telangana, India
    Phone: 040 – 66303648 (Office)
    Fax: +91 40 66303998