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Doctoral programs in Management at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is committed to educating scholars to lead in their fields of research on the complex socio-economic and managerial issues that are encountered in an increasingly competitive and challenging business world.

Ph. D. in Management program imparts research training helping them to assume leadership role to prepare them to carry on independent investigation and original contribution to their respective field of research enabling them to contribute to the development and growth of the society at large.

Amrita School of Business (ASB) prides itself in aiming towards its philosophy of “Education for Life, Education for a living”. Candidates seeking admission can enroll in the Amrita campuses at Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Kochi and Mysore, if they meet the conditions laid down by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.



  • Date of Entrance Examination
    December 7

Our faculty, equipped with Doctorate from globally acclaimed Institutions and Universities, continuously engage in research activity contributing to the academic wealth of ASB. ASB faculty has over the years published in some of the top peer reviewed international journals in their respective fields. This list includes amongst others Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Management and labor studies, Economic and Political Weekly, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Corporate Ownership and Control, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, BMC health services research.

The scholars are encouraged and provided opportunities to collaborate at a global arena at a very early stage of their research. Currently, our scholars are actively collaborating with professors from University of Buffalo, University of Nebraska, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Marymount University, Uppsala University, Simon Fraser University, Deakin University, U Porto, University of L'Aquila, McKinsey, Bournemouth University Northern Illinois University, IISC, IIM-Bangalore, and IIM-Nagpur.

Admission to the PhD in Management course is based on entrance test followed by an interview conducted by Amrita. Candidates with UGC-NET (including JRF), UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF), SLET, GATE, teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil Program are exempted from Entrance Test but are required to pass Ph. D. course work and other conditions laid down by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Syllabus: Management

Research Highlights

100 +
Patents Filed
60 +
Centers of
12000 +
180 +
$100m +
200 +
800 +

Application Options

Interested candidates to study Business at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham can apply through the details given below:

Candidates interested to do PhD in any of our Business School shall apply online.

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Amritapuri

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Kochi

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru

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PhD at Mysuru campus

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Eligibility for Admission

Full Time PhD

Applicants holding a Master’s degree are eligible to apply for admission. Examples of Master’s degree include: ME, M. Tech., M. Sc., MCA, MA, M.Com, MFA, MJMC, MSW, MD, MS, DNB, MDS, MPharm, PharmD, MBBS/ BAMS plus 2 yr. PG Diploma, MS by Research and MPhil

All applicants are expected to have strong academic records.

Part Time PhD

Applicants who have a full-time appointment at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or at another academic/ R&D organization are eligible to apply for part-time admission. Other eligibility requirements of such applicants are same as full time applicants. Part Time students are permitted to proceed at a slower pace in completing their doctoral requirements.

Integrated PhD

In order to encourage exceptional students in Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at Amrita, students are allowed to pursue Ph. D., and can be considered for Integrated Ph.D. admission. Completion of undergraduate degree is mandatory for such applicants.


Dual Degree PhD

Exceptional students who satisfy the eligibility requirements of Amrita and that of Amrita’s International Partner University (IPU), as stated in the Dual Ph. D. MoU signed between Amrita and the IPU, are eligible for admission to the Dual Ph. D. program.


Funded Scholarships

At Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham over 200+ Scholarships are open under

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • Dean’s Fellowship
  • International Scholarships
  • Industry Sponsored Scholarships
  • Research and Teaching Assistant Scholarships


Full Time

  • Candidates with Fellowships from national institutions like UGC NET and CSIR
  • Candidates working in Research Centre / Funded Project
  • Candidates with International Scholarships
  • Candidates with Fellowships/ Scholarships from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Self Funded Research Scholars

Part Time

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Research and Teaching Assistants
  • Sponsored candidates from Governmental, Semi Governmental and recognized Private Institutions

Areas of Specialization in Management Research

Thrust areas of specialization in research at various Amrita campuses are as follows:

  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
  • Economics
  • Public Health and Healthcare Management
  • Sociology of Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Management Strategy
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Analytics
  • Public Health
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Management Strategy
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Ph.D in Management & Commerce

Opportunities for Holistic Development

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham aims to provide holistic education to its students, where the faculty strives to structures their skills, helping them reflect on real-world issues and think critically about them, allowing them to channelize these skills to be used in multiple scenarios encountered in their future life. Candidates interested in learning yoga, music and music instruments like Tabala, Harmonium, etc will be provided with opportunities to learn and master them. Those interested in rendering social and philanthropic services to the poor and needy will relish their life at Amrita where they encounter innumerous opportunities to quench their thirst for selfless service.

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