Doctoral Program in Management (PhD)

Eligibility: Master's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised university, with at least  55% marks. In case the score is available on a letter-grade system, the Institute expects a minimum cumulative score of 5.5 on a 10-point scale.

How to Apply:

Applicants have to fill up the online application form separately for XUB programme at: or Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the application fee, the applicant will receive the confirmation by email. 

The last date for applying online is February 14 , 2017.

Selection Process:

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic records and SOPs.  The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), and Personal Interview. UGC-NET qualified candidates will be exempted from appearing for the X-RAT.

X-RAT Guide

The course work for the selected candidates will commence from June 2017.

Duration of the Program:

The approximate duration to complete the programme is  4 to 7 years. The first year of the programme will be spent for course work, and the remaining years for completing subsequent steps leading to the doctoral thesis.  The maximum duration allowed to complete the PhD is 7 years.

Course- work and Registration:

After the successful completion of course-work and related pre-decided steps such as a no. of review seminars, the student is supposed to give a thesis topic registration seminar.  After the successful completion of this seminar, the student’s PhD topic will be registered with Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB).

List of Courses


Exploratory Research Methodology

Experimental Research Methodology

Descriptive Research Methodology

Quantitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

PMoS-Philosophies and Methodologies of Science


Modeling with Excel

Teaching Lab

Research Communication

Given below is the list of academic areas.  At XUB, we encourage interdisciplinary work.   

  1. Accounting (School of BM)

  2. Commerce (School of Commerce)

  3. Communication (School of BM)

  4. Development Studies (School of RM)

  5. Decision sciences (School of BM)

  6. Economics (School of BM)

  7. Finance (School of BM)

  8. General and Strategic Management (School of BM)

  9. Human Resource Management (School of HRM)

  10. Organisational Behaviour (School of HRM)

  11. Information Systems (School of BM)

  12. Marketing (School of BM)

  13. Operations Management (School of BM)

  14. Rural Management (School of RM)

  15. Sustainability

  16. CEFT - Center of Excellence in Fiscal Policy & Taxation

Program Fee:

Officially Sponsored Candidates / Self Sponsored Candidates: In case the organization supports the student’s PhD or the Students decide to sponsor themselves, the fees for this four year programme will be as follows:
  • Rupees three lakhs in the first year; and
  • Rupees one lakh each in the second, third, and fourth year, respectively.

Partially Sponsored Candidates: In this category of candidates (If found suitable, only for top two candidates), the applicable fees for the four years will be:
  • Rupees seventy five thousand in the first year; and
  • Rupees fifty thousand each in the second, third, and fourth year, respectively.

In case of deserving full-time student, the academic fee will be waived.


The students will be provided accommodation on campus.  The residential expenses will have to be paid by the students separately as per the prevalent rate (current rate is Rs 28,000/- per year (double seated), and mess expenses as per actual.  Students can also choose to stay off-campus.

Important Dates:

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Last date of Application

February 14, 2017


Conduction of X-RAT (Research Aptitude Test of Xavier University)

April --, 2017 (Sunday)

(Admit Cards by April --)


PhD Admission Interviews

April ---, 2017 (Sunday-Tuesday)


Admission Results

By May --, 2017


Issuance of admission letter to selected candidates

By May --, 2017


Admission Finalization

By June --, 2017


Doctoral Students’ Mentorship Programme

July ---, 2017


Course Work – Stage I

July ---, 2017


Course Work – Stage II

December --, 2017


Comprehensive Examination

December --, 2017


Comprehensive Examination Results

January --, 2018                         


All admission-related queries may be addressed to:
Phone: 0674 6647806 (During office hours:- 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:00 on Weekdays, and 8:30-12:30 on Saturdays)