What is the eligibility condition for admission?
A candidates looking for admission for PhD should have:
a) 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.
b) Recognized professional degrees such as CA, AICWA, or ACS or its equivalent, with 55% marks
Who should apply?
The PhD program seeks high quality candidates with strong academic background, preferably with professional experience, and intellectual curiosity needed for scholarship in management.
Which campuses of ASB offer the Doctoral program?
At present the Doctoral Program in Management is offered only at the Coimbatore campus.
Does the program offer any scholarships or fellowships?
The full-time Management PhD scholars are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply for the merit based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham research fellowships that carry full fee waiver, along with a stipend of Rs. 15000 per month.
Do I have to take CAT for getting admission into FPM?
If you do not have a CAT/GMAT/GRE/ score you may appear for a Research Aptitude Test (RAT) to be conducted by the institute on a pre announced date.
Lecturers working in AICTE/UGC recognized university and colleges on a full time basis for a minimum period of three years in management related area are not required to submit any score. They are directly called for the written test and interview.
Candidates having qualified UGC/CSIR JRF Research test are also not required to submit CAT score.
What is RAT?
The examination pattern of RAT is similar to CAT. The Research Aptitude Test (RAT) judges the applicant on the basis of his/her quantitative, analytical, language and research skills. RAT is usually a multiple choice type test. The duration of RAT is 90-120 minutes. The format of the test may change from year to year depending on the needs of the institute.
How do I apply?
To Download the application form click here. Duly fill in the application form and send it by post to our office along with all your relevant certificates and a demand draft of Rs. 1000 payable at AmritaVishwa Vidyapeetham
What is the process of admission to the programme?
The initial shortlist of candidates is based on the submitted applications. If shortlisted, you will be called for a written test and interview. Admission is subject to the recommendation of the interview panel.
What support is available for presenting research papers in Indian and international conferences?
PhD participants are encouraged to present papers, which have been submitted to and accepted at professional conferences. ASB also provides a platform to publish research ideas in the form of Workingpapers.
What is expected from PhD students?
PhD students are required to do research work and publish quality research paper of international standard.
How much time it takes to complete PhD?
It usually takes 3-7 years to complete the thesis, with the part-time PhD usually taking a little longer than the full-time PhD. The maximum duration within which a candidate is supposed to submit the thesis is 6 years for the full-time PhD and 8 years for the part-time Ph.D.
Does the programme accept international students?
Is the PhD program at ASB very difficult?
The institute expects high academic rigor and integrity. It has stringent requirements at every stage of the programme. The candidates who are unable to meet the requirements are asked to resign from the programme.
What are the important stages in the PhD program?
The programme consists of four important stages:
2. Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
3. Research Proposal Defence
4. Thesis submission and Defence
In the first year and a half students do the course-work which consists of 8 courses – 4 core and 4 electives. The coursework of the programme is intended for acquiring in depth knowledge in the area of specialization and related fields so as to develop analytical and comprehensive research skills. . Additionally, participants take part in workshops, research seminars and conferences organized by ASB. Further, scholars are encouraged to participate in such workshop, seminars and conferences conducted elsewhere.
On completion of the course work, the participants take the comprehensive qualifying examinations.
After passing the comprehensive qualifying examination, the participant defends the research proposal in an open seminar.
The PhD process culminates with the submission, review and defense of the thesis which then can be recommended for award.
Is waiver from one year additional coursework is available to those who do not have an MBA/PGD/ in Management?
Candidates are eligible to apply for exemption of one year additional PGP courses, provided they satisfy the following conditions:
a) The candidate should have completed a full-time, two year MBA degree, two year PG Diploma in Management or one year PGPX, one year PGP-PMP (or equivalent) in Management from any recognised University / Business School / Institution.
b) The candidate should have obtained in the first year of the above degree/diploma with no Fs and not more than two Ds.
c) The candidates should have obtained the qualifying degree or diploma, not more than five years ago, with respect to the beginning of the first term of the PhD programme into which she/he is seeking admission.
The granting of the waiver is not automatic. The final decision related to the waiver is made by the FPM EC by taking into account all relevant factors, including:
The quality and content of the program (MBA/PGDM/PGP-ABM etc.) undergone by the candidate. The FPM Executive committee will come up with a list of such institutions in order to have transparency. The performance of the candidate in the program. The PhD EC, on applying its criteria, can grant full, partial, or no waiver to the candidate.
How do I choose my research topic?
PhD students can choose research topic of their interest and motivation under the supervision of a suitable guide interested in the area and a Thesis Advisory Committee with whom they have to work towards their thesis.
What's the degree/title that I get at the completion of the course?
On successful completion of all requirements of the programme, the participant is conferred the title "Doctor of Philosophy" from the Faculty of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The degree is conferred at the annual convocation of the institution.
Do PhD students get any other financial support to meet academic expenses?
Students can apply tio Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) or any other funding agencies to support their PhD work.
Do PhD students get accommodation in hostel?
Hostel accommodation and mess facilities on campus are available on a paid basis. Please intimate the PhD program office early in case you would need accommodation.
How many students get selected per year?
The selection is area specific and depends on the candidate performance and availability of advisor in the specific subject area. There is no lower or upper limit as such. Generally we offer admission to 5-7 students per year.
What is the last date for submitting the application?
The last date for submitting the application is Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Does ASB help lecturers to pursue PhD?
ASB’s part-time PhD program will help such working faculties to accomplish their dream.
What is a Research Proposal?
Successful PhD applicants must show that they are capable of original and creative thinking. We ask you to write a research proposal which includes the following points:
a) A description of work that you have done or would like to do. This work should have inspired you to want to study for a research degree.
b) Briefly describe the way or ways in which this work could be extended to make good research topics.
c) Using one of these research topics, give a plan for carrying through this research. Your plan should show the detailed stages which have to be carried out.
d) Describe any other work you know of that is related to your proposed work, citing the relevant research literature.
e) Explain how your work would be new and useful to other researchers in your field.
The research proposal does not commit you to writing your thesis on exactly that topic, as the actual thesis proposal is written at a later stage. The topic you propose should be relevant to the research interests of at least one possible supervisor among the academics in our school. See the range of research areas and personal web pages of academics. Note: Please be aware that the research proposal must be written solely by you. Any attempt at plagiarism will result in immediate rejection of your application.