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Department of Management

Management

    PhD

    Overview

    BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science), Pilani is at the forefront of scientific research and Industrial consultancy. A well organized and systematic approach has been developed for the selection of research scholars.

    PhD Program Schemes

    Full-time:

    Research scholars take up PhD as their full-time academic involvement within the campus. All full time students are accommodated in student hostels or quarters. Depending on the availability, scholars are provided fellowship stipend either from BITS or from sponsored projects. Student can avail fellowship provided by various national funding agencies such as UGC, CSIR etc.

    Part-time:

    This scheme is applicable for working professionals who can simultaneously continue with their jobs. A person working in reputed research organizations, academic institutes and industries, situated preferably in the close vicinity of one of the campuses of BITS Pilani, can be admitted on part time basis provided the candidate is working in an organization which encourages and facilitates research, meets the requisite minimum educational qualification for admission to Ph. D programme of BITS Pilani, has minimum of one year work experience in related field, and is able to furnish a "consent & no objection certificate" from his/her parent organization.

    Aspirant:

    Industries and R & D Organizations collaborating with BITS can sponsor candidates to work for PhD under the Ph.D Aspirants Scheme. Under this scheme such employed professionals working in industries and R&D organizations having long experience and proven competence aspiring for Ph.D. programme are considered and allowed to pursue their research at their own locations of work. They are required to choose one BITS faculty as supervisor and or as co-supervisor.

    Course Structure

    All candidates shortlisted for Ph.D. Programme in the Department of Management have to mandatorily undergo some structured courses, as per their requirement. This is decided by the Department Research Committee after careful consideration of the needs of the candidate. PhD candidates have to complete these courses to be eligible for consideration of awarding of PhD.

    Course work

    A one-year on-campus course is mandatory (both full-time and part-time) for all the admitted candidates who have M.Com./M.A. (Psychology)/MSc. (Economics)/MA (Economics)/MCA/MSc. (IT)/MSc. (Operations Research)/MSc. (Business Analytics) as a qualifying degree.

    For the rest of the candidates’ duration of the course work will be 6 months.

    The candidates are also required to take a written qualifying examination before embarking on their research for PhD. All candidates must take up two foundation courses, primarily focusing on principles of management, business communication and research methodology. They also have to choose two sub-areas from the below mentioned list:

    • Finance & Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
    • Operations Management & Decision Sciences
    • Information Technology & Technology Management
    • Strategy & Entrepreneurship

    Admission

    Area(s) of Ph.D. Admission :

    • Finance & Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
    • Operations Management & Decision Sciences
    • Information Technology & Technology Management
    • Strategy & Entrepreneurship

    Admission Modality :

    • Full Time: Research scholars take up Ph.D. as their full-time academic involvement within the campus.
    • Part-time: This scheme is applicable for working professionals who can simultaneously continue with their jobs.
    • Aspirant: Industries and R & D Organizations collaborating with BITS can sponsor candidates to work for PhD under the Ph.D Aspirants Scheme.

    Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Admission :

    For Full time candidates:

    • 60% or 6.0 CGPA or above in MBA or two year Management Program, Or
    • Candidates having M.Phil. (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Or M.E/M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering, Or M.Com./M.A. (Psychology)/MSc. (Economics)/M.A. (Economics)/MCA/MSc. (I.T.)/MSc. (Operations Research)/MSc. (Business Analytics) Or
    • Any Higher Degree of BITS Pilani

    For Part time candidates:

    • 60% or 6.0 CGPA or above in MBA or two year Management Program, Or
    • Recognized One year Residential Executive program, Or
    • Candidates having M.Phil. (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Or M.E/M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering, Or M.Com./M.A. (Psychology)/MSc. (Economics)/M.A. (Economics)/MCA/MSc. (I.T.)/MSc. (Operations Research)/MSc. (Business Analytics), Or
    • Any Higher Degree of BITS Pilani and
    • The candidate must be working Professional.

    Selection Procedure :

    All Candidates shortlisted for the PhD programmer in Department of Management, Pilani campus, need to appear in the following tests:

    Test I will be for the shortlisted candidates with a qualifying degree in M.Com./M.A. (Psychology)/MSc. (Economics)/M.A. (Economics)/MCA/MSc. (I.T.)/MSc. (Operations Research)/MSc. (Business Analytics).

    Test II will be common for all shortlisted candidates.

    The details of the tests are as follows.

    Test I: Two hours’ objective test. This test will have 75 MCQ-type questions. The test will be based on

    • Verbal ability,
    • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and
    • Quantitative aptitude.

    Test II: One-hour subjective test. The nature of the written test will be application-based in the areas of Business & Management to test basic management knowledge and research aptitude.

    Based on the test results, there may be shortlisting of candidates for Interviews.

     

    Financial Assistance

    Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD programme are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship as per the institute norms. 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 him/her by the institute.

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