Doctoral Programme in Management (PhD)


Master's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognized 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: 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 July 2017.

Duration of the Programme:

The Ph.D. students are expected to complete the programme in 5 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.

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).

The coursework in the 1st year comprise of the following courses (certain changes are possible based on the school of affiliation). They will also be attending workshops as per requirements :

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • Research Communication & Writing
  • Computer Application for Research
  • Domain-specific Independent Studies
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Teaching Lab

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

  • Accounting (School of BM)
  • Commerce (School of Commerce)
  • Communication (School of BM / School of Communications)
  • Development Studies (School of RM)
  • Decision sciences (School of BM)
  • Economics (School of BM)
  • Finance (School of BM)
  • General and Strategic Management (School of BM)
  • Human Resource Management (School of HRM)
  • Organisational Behaviour (School of HRM)
  • Information Systems (School of BM)
  • Marketing (School of BM)
  • Operations Management (School of BM)
  • Rural Management (School of RM)
  • Sustainability (School of Sustainability)
  • Fiscal Policy and Taxation
  • Urban Management and Governance (Xavier Center for Urban Management and Governance)

Programme Fee:

a) Officially/Self Sponsored Candidates: In case the organization supports the student’s PhD or the Students decide to sponsor themselves, the fees are Rupees three lakhs in the first year; and Rupees one lakh each in the second, third, fourth, and fifth year, respectively.

b) Full Scholarship Category: In case of deserving full-time candidates, 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 24,000/- per year (double seated), and mess expenses as per actual. Students can also choose to stay off-campus.

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1. Last date for On-line Application February 14, 2017
2. Conducting X-RAT (Research Aptitude Test of Xavier University Bhubaneswar) May 13th, 2017 (Saturday)
3. Ph.D. Admission Interviews May 13th - 15th, 2017
(Saturday - Monday)
4. Declaration of Admission Results By 23rd May, 2017
5. Issuance of admission letter to selected candidates By 24th May, 2017
6. Admission Finalization By 15th June, 2017
7. Doctoral Students’ Registration & Mentorship Program 10th - 12th July, 2017
8. Course Work – Phase I 13th July - 3rd August, 2017
9. Course Work – Phase II August - December, 2017
10. Course Work – Phase III 8th January - 27th January, 2018
11. End Term Examination January End, 2018
12. Comprehensive Examination (Seminar) By June End, 2018

All admission-related queries may be addressed to:

Phone: 0674 - 6647806 / 6647900 (During office hours:- 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:00 on Weekdays, and 8:30-12:30 on Saturdays)