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Ph.D. Programs


TAPMI’s vision to raise the standard of management education in India through pioneering research is realized through the Ph.D. program in Management. As an Institution that is a melting pot of academicians and practitioners, that encourages conversations with industry stalwarts, boasts of outstanding infrastructure and is committed to promoting research, TAPMI’s doctoral program offers the perfect opportunity to conduct high quality, innovative management research in a quiet, scholarly environment.

TAPMI is a constituent institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). The doctoral degree is awarded by Manipal Academy of Higher Education upon successful completion of all requirements of the program. The doctoral program is aimed at candidates who possess a strong inclination for rigorous academic study and conduct research in close collaboration with one or more faculty guide(s) and fellow scholars.

Program Duration and Coursework

The full-time doctoral program is expected to take at least four years to complete and involves one year of rigorous coursework. Doctoral-level courses pertaining to, Research Methodology, Research and Publication Ethics, Quantitative Methods of Research, Pedagogical Issues in Teaching, Research Proposal Writing, and area-specific courses are expected to be completed during the course work.

Proposal Defense

Shortly after completion of coursework, the doctoral student prepares a comprehensive research proposal with the help of her/his guide(s) and committee members and defends the same in front of a specially constituted committee. The doctoral candidate is expected to defend her/his proposal successfully before being permitted to continue the research and complete the thesis.


A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. program MUST have an aggregate of 60 % or an equivalent grade, in any of the following qualifying degree in full-time mode.