Ph. D. (External)

Nirma University Institute of Management
In Ahmedabad

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Important information

Typology PhD
Methodology Inhouse
Location Ahmedabad
  • PhD
  • Inhouse
  • Ahmedabad


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota, 382481, Gujarat, India
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Starts On request
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota, 382481, Gujarat, India
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¬∑ Requirements

A Master's degree or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade recognized by the Nirma University. In addition, the candidate should have at least three years full-time teaching experience in management or related discipline or five years of relevant industrial work experience at managerial level.

Course programme

The programme aims to provide an opportunity to researchers, teachers and industry professionals to excel their career in teaching, research and consultancy. The Programme is designed specially for working professionals while continuing in their jobs.

Course Work:

Pre-registration course-work requirement:

Course Structure:

The Course work for the External Doctoral Programme will be of 27 credit hours. All research scholars are required to acquire prescribed credits, as applicable, through course-work.

The details of course work are as follows:

a. Bridge Courses: The research scholar is required to take the courses equivalent to 15 credit hours as detailed below:

Management Thought
Organizational Theory
Economic Thought
Business Strategy
Foundation course from the area of research

These courses will be covered mainly through counselling and seminar modes.

b. DPM Specialisation Courses : The research scholars are required to take 12 credit hours of research-orientated courses specially designed for the Research scholar. The course details are as follows:

Research Methodology
Statistical Methods for Research
Course from the area of research
Course from the area of research

c. Time Frame for the course work : Normally the course work to be completed within one year from the date of joining by the research scholars. The research scholar who is not in a position to complete the course work in the prescribed time limit as above, due to genuine reason, may file an appeal and on the recommendation of the DPM Committee and Dean of the Faculty of Management, the Director (NU) may grant extension upto one additional semester.

d. Attendance : The course work requires regular attendance in all the classes. Any issues related to absenteeism in any of the courses will be discussed and resolved by the DPM Committee. However, registrant for such Programme shall be required to be present on the campus for the course work at least for 60 days.

e. Course Assessment : A system of continuous assessment using multiple methods of assessment tools will be followed to monitor research scholar's academic performance during the course work. The assessment of research scholar will be done to measure the knowledge, skills, and application ability, identified as intended learning outcomes. The course faculty will assess understanding of theories, business practices and applications illustrated and discussed in respective courses.

Academic Standard:

The research scholar will be required to obtain letter grade of minimum ‘B-‘ for satisfactory completion of a course and an overall CGPA of 2.666 for satisfactory completion of course work.