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Ph.D. Programs

Introduction

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 recognized as the Research Centre 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. In the year 2018-19, faculty at TAPMI have been successful in publishing 39 research papers in peer reviewed management journals, of which 18 publications are in top category A* and A journals from the ABDC list of journals.

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 philosophical foundations of research thought, research methodology, econometrics, writing a research proposal, 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.

Eligibility

A Master’s degree in a Management or related subject as the area of interest, with at least 60% marks, from a recognized University / Institute in India or abroad. Diploma must be recognized by AIU.