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Ph.D (Full-Time)

Ph.D (Full-Time)

Overview:

This program is intended to prepare full-time participants for research and teaching positions both within and outside academia. Our doctoral scholars are expected to be specialists in their respective fields and capable of generating new knowledge and be the great new thinkers for our world. The scholars are expected to develop a deep understanding in the areas of research selected by them. They also get a structured exposure to a range of topics, develop various professional skills, and participate in academic and other activities. The scholars are expected to develop deep understanding in the areas of research selected by them. They also get a structured exposure to a range of topics, develop various professional skills, and participate in academic and other activities.

BASIC Eligibility:

Candidates need to satisfy the following criteria to be considered eligible for doctoral studies in select schools at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar as indicated below. For information on the schools please visit the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar homepage https://xub.edu.in . Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria need not apply to the school in concern.

School Necessary Qualification for Doctoral Studies: Candidates should have
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar(XIMB)
Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.
School of Human Resource Management
a. Full-time Post Graduate or Master’s Degree from any AICTE / UGC approved institution in Human Resource Management / Psychology / Personnel Management / Labour Welfare / Industrial or Employment Relations / Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate
OR
b. Master’s or equivalent degree and UGC NET qualified in Subjects like- Human Resource Management / Psychology / Personnel Management / Labour Welfare / Industrial or Employment Relations / Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate.
OR
c. Master’s Degree in any other discipline, from AICTE / UGC approved institutions, with minimum 60% of marks in aggregate.
School of Rural Management
Master's degree in any discipline or equivalent.
School of Human Settlements
For Ph.D- Urban Management and Governance: Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration / Planning / Urban Design / Urban Development / Architecture / Sustainability / Public Policy / Political Science / Public Administration / Governance or related specializations / Engineering / Technology / Public Health.
For PhD-Planning: Master’s degree or equivalent in Planning / Architecture / Urban Design / Urban Development / Geography / Economics / Statistics / Sociology or related specializations.
School of Sustainability
Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.
School of Commerce
Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.
School of Communications
Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism / Visual Communication / Communication / Electronic Media / New media / Fine Arts / Advertising and Public Relations / Broadcast Communication / Film Studies / English language and literature, OR a professional Degree in the stream of communication declared equivalent by the corresponding statuary regulatory body.
School of Computer Science and engineering
M. Tech. / M.E. / Master Degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Electronics / Telecommunication / Data Science, or MBA / MS with B.Tech in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Information Technology.
Xavier Law School
L.L.M. Degree (regular mode) from a recognized University securing an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent grade

In all these cases, the applicants also need to secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in the Master’s (or an equivalent) level. In case this score is available on a letter-grade system or grade-point system, the University expects a minimum equivalent of 55% marks in aggregate as per the awarding University’s norms for conversion to a percentage.

How to Apply:

Applicants have to fill up the online application form separately for the doctoral programs at: www.xub.edu.in Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the application processing fee, the applicant will receive the confirmation by email.

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), Subject Test (if applicable), Presentation, and Personal Interview to be held in Bhubaneswar. Details about X-RAT is available separately on our website. The coursework for the selected candidates will commence from June 2021.

Subject Test:

Schools shall be conducting a subject test (for domain candidates only) which the shortlisted candidates may need to appear. Details on the test will be communicated to applicants separately.

Candidate Categories:

The candidates who will be offered admission into the doctoral program will be classified in two categories:

  • Category I (Domain Candidates): These candidates have the requisite domain-level qualification as given in the table below (received within the last 5 years) at the time of admission.
  • Category II (Other Candidates): These candidates are applicants who do not meet the requirements of Domain Candidates as documented below.

DOMAIN ELIGIBILITY:

School Domain Qualification ( Category-I )
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
PGDM / MBA
School of Human Resource Management

a. Full time Post Graduate Degree from any AICTE/UGC approved institution in Human Resource Management/Psychology */Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/Industrial or

Employment Relations/Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate.
OR

b. Masters or equivalent degree and UGC NET qualified in Subjects like- Human Resource Management/ Psychology */Personnel Management/Labour Welfare/ Industrial or Employment Relations/Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate.
OR

* Students with Master’s degree in Psychology may have to take additional courses in the field of HRM after admission.

School of Rural Management
Master's degree in Management/Business Administration/Rural Development/Social Work or equivalent.
OR
Master’s degree in any discipline or equivalent with one year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management/Rural Development.
School of Human Settlements
For Ph.D- Urban Management and Governance: Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration / Planning / Urban Design / Urban Development / Public Policy / Political Science / Public Administration / Governance or related specializations.
For PhD-Planning: Master’s degree or equivalent in Planning / Urban Design / Urban Development or related specializations.
School of Sustainability

Master’s degree in Sustainability Management / Environmental Science / Social Works.
OR
Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology (Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering).

School of Commerce

Master’s degree or equivalent in Accounting / Finance / Marketing.
Professional qualifications such as CA, CMA, CFA, and CS shall be an added advantage.

School of Communications
Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism/Visual Communication/Communication/Electronic Media/New media/Fine Arts/ Advertising and Public Relations/Broadcast Communication /Film Studies/English language and literature, OR a professional Degree in the stream of communication declared equivalent by the corresponding statuary regulatory body.
School of Computer Science & Engineering
M. Tech./M.E. / Master Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering.
Xavier Law School
L.L.M. Degree (regular mode) from a recognized University securing an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent grade

Duration of the Program:

The Ph.D. students are expected to complete the program in 4 years after doctoral registration (please refer to the table below). It may be extended with due approvals.

  • For Category I Candidates: The first year will be spent on doctoral coursework, and the remaining years for completing subsequent steps leading to the doctoral thesis.​
  • For Category II Candidates: In the first year, the students will be required to attend the domain-related master level courses that are prescribed by the School Research Committee. The doctoral coursework will commence from 2nd year onwards.

The timelines for both the categories of candidates are provided below

For Category-I Candidates:
Calendar Year Event Point Details
1
June (Mid)

Admission into the Doctoral Program

June (Mid) - March (End)
Doctoral Registration followed by Doctoral Coursework (Phases I, II, III)
(By) May End
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
2
June (Onwards)

Thesis Phase (Includes):
- Domain Review Seminar
- Research Review Seminars (Optional)
- Draft Proposal Seminar (Optional)
- Thesis Proposal Seminar
- Thesis Submission Seminar

4
End of 4th Year

(Expected) Thesis Submission

For Category-II Candidates:
Calendar Year Event Point Details
1
June (Mid)

Admission into the Doctoral Program

June (Mid) - March (End)
Domain-related master-level courses
2
June (Mid) - May (End)

*Doctoral Registration followed by Doctoral Coursework (Phases I, II, III)

(By) May End
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
3
June (Onwards)

Thesis Phase (Includes):
- Domain Review Seminar
- Research Review Seminars (Optional)
- Draft Proposal Seminar (Optional)
- Thesis Proposal Seminar
- Thesis Submission Seminar

5
End of 5th Year

(Expected) Thesis Submission

* Conditional on satisfactory completion of Domain-related master-level courses

Doctoral Program Structure:

Doctoral Coursework:

The coursework is organized in three phases (Phase-I, Phase-II, Phase-III). The coursework will broadly involve the following courses as given in the table below. Additionally, workshops will be organized as per requirements.

Phase-I
Phase-II
Phase-III

School/Area Specific Doctoral Coursework.

Comprehensive Qualifying Examination:

The Comprehensive qualifying examination will be conducted after the successful completion of doctoral course work. After successful completion of the comprehensive qualifying examination, the student will be allowed to proceed to the Thesis Phase.

Thesis Phase:

This phase will involve working on the thesis proposal till final submission of thesis. The scholar is conferred the title as given below on successful completion of all the requirements of the thesis.

School Title of Conferment
XIMB – Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management
School of Human Resource Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management.
School of Rural Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Management
School of Human Settlements
Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Management and Governance
Doctor of Philosophy in Planning
School of Sustainability
Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability Studies
School of Commerce
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce
School of Communications
Doctor of Philosophy in Communications
School of Computer Science & Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science & Engineering
Xavier Law School
Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Any extension of time beyond the expected completion duration as noted above will be based on review of progress status of the scholars in concern. Students failing to comply with the program requirements will be de-registered. A student has to meet all the requirements of the Doctoral Program according to prescribed standards and no exemption will be granted for any reason whatsoever.

Financial Support:

Based on the results of the admission process, “University Sponsored” scholarship of 30,000 INR per month will be provided to scholars joining the program, subject to the information that they are not in recipient of any other financial support from any other sources. The scholarship will be given for a duration of 4 years from doctoral registration.

Program Fee:
Name of the Program Program Fee Details First year (Figure in INR) Second Year up to Completion of Ph.D (Figure in INR)
Ph.D Full-Time
Program Fee
-
-
Refundable Deposits (One-Time)
20,000
-

Accommodation:

The students will be provided accommodation on campus for free. However, the mess expenses as per actuals will have to be borne by the students themselves.

Ph.D ACTIVITY DATES 2021

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1.
Last date for On-line Application
February 28, 2021
2.
Conducting X-RAT (Research Aptitude Test of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar), and Subject Test (as relevant)
April 02, 2021 (Friday)
3.
Presentation, and Admission Interviews
April 03, 2021 (Saturday)
4.
Declaration of Admission Results
April 4th week, 2021 (Tentatively)
5.
Issuance of admission letter to selected candidates
May 1st week, 2021 (Tentatively)
6.
Student Admission & Mentorship Program (Academic Program calendar starts immediately following this)
June Mid, 2021 (Tentatively)

ABOUT X-RAT

X-RAT is the Research Aptitude Test conducted by Xavier University Bhubaneswar as a part of the Ph.D admission process. The test is used to assess some basic skills considered essential for researchers, namely writing ability, verbal ability and comprehension, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude. The total marks for the test are 100 and the total time allocated is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test is conducted in Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

There is no need to apply separately for X-RAT. Candidates will be required to take this test as a part of the Ph.D admission process.The test consists of the four sections as indicated above. The questions are subjective and objective types.

Click Here to refer the X-RAT Guidelines for more details. X-RAT-GUIDE2021
Indicative Areas of Research:

At the time of applying for admission, a candidate is required to choose his/her School. They should also indicate their preferred area of research from the list provided below; this will however be formalized by the end of the doctoral coursework.

XIMB – Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
School of Human Resource Management
School of Rural Management
School of Sustainability
School of Human Settlements
UMG Related Areas:
Planning Related Areas:
School of Commerce
School of Communications
School of Computer Science & Engineering
XAVIER LAW SCHOOL

Contact US:

All Doctoral Program admission-related queries may be addressed to:admission@xub.edu.in

Phone: 0674 – 6647 806 / 6647 900 / 2377 806 / 2377 878 (During office hours:- 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:00 on Weekdays)