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Program overview

The Department of Management, Amritapuri (Kollam) offers both full-time and part-time PhD programs. The part time program offers working professionals with the flexibility of balancing both their professional and program requirements.

In an era where knowledge creation and applied research is being acknowledged as the primary basis for the development and growth of society, Department of Management, Amritapuri (Kollam) prides itself in aiming towards the same through its philosophy of “Education for Life, Education for a living”.

The Department of Management, Amritapuri (Kollam) boasts itself of having faculties from world-class institutions within India as well as from abroad, in the likes of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Universite Paris Saclay, France, Deakin University, Australia and the likes.


The School of Business, Bengaluru campus came into existence in 2007. Located in the Silicon Valley of India, the campus offers Engineering and Management education. It provides a dual degree program, MBA-MS, in collaboration with State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, featuring faculty from top-tier universities. Specialization in Data Analytics is offered to prepare students for the corporate world.

The School of Business, Bengaluru is adorned with a set of highly dedicated full-time faculty trained in top-most institutions in India and abroad. They are blessed with rich experience that they have garnered in both teaching and research covering a wide range of subjects associated with academia, industry and areas related to societal developments. Even though we train our students to be industry ready, many of our research attempts to approach a better society following Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s message, “Education for Life besides Education for Living”.

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Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers with a wide range of research skills as well as in-depth knowledge and practical understanding and expertise in their chosen field of educational research.




The applicant should possess:

  1. Masters degree in Arts, Science or Management (or) a Postgraduate diploma in Management (recognized by either the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) or the All-India Council on Technical Education (AICTE) as equivalent to a MBA), or any degree equivalent, with 60% marks.
  2. Recognized professional degrees such as CA, AICWA, or ACS or its equivalent, with 55% marks are also acceptable.


  • Candidates without a Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Management from a recognized institution or University, if selected, have to undergo additional one year of coursework in the line of First Year MBA Program of the Department of Management.
  • Some of the courses may be waived for select scholars based on their Masters Degree. This, however, is under the discretion of Committee on Postgraduate Program (CPGP), chaired by PGP Chairperson.
    Application Process
    The Department of Management follows a rigorous process for Ph.D admissions

Important Note

2024 Phase 1 Admissions Open

Program Overview

About Ph.D. Program

The PhD program aims to attract prospective scholars from various walks of life including academia as well as corporate. The department possesses the capability in guiding scholars across multiple areas of specialization such as

  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
  • Economics
  • Data Analytics
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health and Healthcare Management
  • Sociology of Management
    The School of Business, Bengaluru offers both full-time and part-time PhD programs. The part time program offers working professionals with the flexibility of balancing both their professional and program requirements.
Ph. D. Process

The Ph.D program at School of Business is structured along globally acknowledged processes. There are 4 significant milestones to be covered as part of the program. These four stages can be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 8 years. While the part-time scholars are allowed up to a maximum of 8 years to complete their Ph.D, the full-time PhD program requires the scholars to focus on their research and aim to complete their Ph.D in a maximum of 4 years.

Stage 1: Course Work

All scholars are required to undertake 8 courses of which 4 are core and the rest are electives. Keeping in mind the availability of the part-time scholars pertaining their job commitments, the classes for the course work will tentatively be conducted during the weekends. After the completion of the four core courses, the optional courses will be floated on dates that will be decided later. Each course will be of 30 hours followed by an exam.

Stage 2: Comprehensive Qualifying Exam

After completion of a minimum of 8 courses, the scholars would move to the second stage of their Ph.D which includes formation of a dissertation committee and writing their comprehensive qualification exam (CQE). The CQE is a 1 month take home exam, which seeks to test the readiness of scholars to take up their thesis research and is designed to assist scholars in narrowing the focus of research. The written exam is followed by an oral viva by the committee members.

Stage 3: Proposal Defense

The 3rd stage is the proposal defense where the scholars are expected to defend their thesis proposal in an open forum and a special invited external examiner. Subsequent to the successful defense, the scholar can focus on executing their research with constant support from the dissertation committee.

Stage 4: Thesis Submission & Defense

This is the final stage of the Ph.D wherein the scholar would defend his/her dissertation in an open forum and a special invited external examiner. In the interim period, the scholars are required to demonstrate their ability through successful journal publications.

Entrance Test and Interview

The applications will be screened by the Committee on Postgraduate Programmes (CPGP) and shortlisted applicants will be called for an entrance test followed by an interview.

Admission will be based on performance in the written test and personal interview. Both the written exam and the interview are usually conducted on the same day and the results are usually announced within a month time.

Documents Required

Each applicant is required to submit the following:

  • Online Application duly filled in all aspects 
  • His or her degree certificates and grade / mark sheets (self-attested copies),
  • A Statement of Purpose (describing his or her research interests), and up to three areas of interest in the order of preference for selecting the major area courses for the Ph.D. Should it be required, the Committee may request additional evidence, such as letters of recommendation, copies of claimed publications, etc.
How to Apply

All the aforementioned documents are to be submitted online.

Should there be any further query, please feel free to write to us, by clearly mentioning the nature of your query on the subject line.

Fee Structure


  • Extension beyond the Standard duration of 6 years for Full time PhD scholars and 8 years for Part time PhD scholars requires approval from concerned authorities.
Full Time PhD Scholars Rs. 30,000 per annum until 6 years, which is the maximum tenure for Full time PhD scholars.
Part Time PhD Scholars Rs. 4,00,000 paid in instalments ( 1st instalment- Rs. 1,00,000 + Rs. 60,000 in 5 bi-annual instalments for every term. No further payment until the completion

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Contact Us

Chair, PhD Programme
School of Business,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Kasavanahalli, Off Sarjapur Road,
Bengaluru, Pin-560035, Karnataka.

Dr. Angan Sengupta
School of Business,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Kasavanahalli, Off Sarjapur Road,
Bengaluru, Pin-560035, Karnataka.
+91 99022 34177

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