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Ph.D. Programme in Management

Call for applications: Ph.D. Programme in Management

The T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, invites applications for admission to a full-time Ph.D. programme in Management. The doctoral programme is designed for candidates with strong academic credentials, to pursue rigorous and original research in all areas of management. TAPMI provides the opportunity to conduct high-quality management research in a scholarly environment set in the scenic and quiet university town of Manipal. This programme is committed to training individuals for a career in academia as well as industry. Doctoral scholars conduct research in close collaboration with one or more faculty guide(s) and fellow scholars, leading to publications in top academic journals.

TAPMI is a constituent institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). The doctoral degree will be awarded by MAHE, upon successful completion of all requirements of the programme.

TAPMI strongly encourages interdisciplinary work research in all areas of business management, such as Accounting, Economics and Finance; Strategy and General Management; Marketing Management; Information Systems and Technology; Operations and Decision Science; Human Resource; Organizational Behaviour & Communications; Sustainability and Competitiveness.

Minimum eligibility for admission: A candidate MUST have an aggregate of 60% or an equivalent grade, in any of the following qualifying degree in full-time mode. Master’s degree of minimum two years’ duration or equivalent from an institution/university recognized by UGC/respective regulatory body.

Programme Duration and Coursework:  Subject to the candidate’s progress, the full-time doctoral programme is expected to take at least four years to complete. Doctoral scholars are expected to complete courses pertaining to philosophical foundations of research thought, research methodology, econometrics, writing a research proposal, research and publication ethics, and area-specific topics. In specific cases, scholars may also be required to do specific MBA-level courses to enrich their depth of knowledge in management.

Proposal Defense and Registration:  Before the end of first twelve months, the full-time scholar will prepare a comprehensive research proposal and detailed plan with the help of her/his guide(s) and doctoral committee members (DAC), and present the same to a specially constituted committee at Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The success of this presentation shall permit the candidate to be formally registered with Manipal Academy of Higher Education and continue to the dissertation stage.

Important:  A full-time scholar will be permitted to submit his/her doctoral thesis only after a minimum period of three years from the date of registration at Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Further, Manipal Academy of Higher Education requirements mandate that the scholar has to publish at least two papers in recognized peer-reviewed journals before thesis submission.

Fellowships: TAPMI will award a limited number of fellowships to qualified doctoral scholars for a maximum of four years, subject to meeting all requirements and recommendations of the doctoral committee. The fellowship includes a full waiver of tuition fees, a monthly stipend of Rs. 35,000 for the first two years and Rs. 40,000 for the next two years. TAPMI reserves the right to terminate the fellowship of a candidate not demonstrating adequate commitment and progress during the four year period.

How to Apply: Applicants should email a complete set of application form to:

  1. The APPLICATION FORM filled with all details which includes:
  2. Your EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES from bachelor’s degree onwards.
  3. Details of your WORK EXPERIENCE.Total Work Experience as on May 01 2023
  4. Your updated CV.
  5. A 5-7-page (roughly 2500-3000 words) RESEARCH PROPOSAL describing your area of research interest and the broad problem that you intend to work on during the doctoral programme.  Explain clearly why this problem is interesting to study and any methodology you intend to follow. This proposal should be formatted using Arial font in 11 points size, 1.5 line spacing, 1” margins on all sides and bottom page numbering.

Before mailing your application set, please ensure that it contains all of the above five items.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in the next stage of the admission process, to be held in Manipal.

For more enquiries, write to:

The application for the year 2023 for the Ph.D Program has been closed.