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 28 , 2018.

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 Guidelines

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:

The course work for the selected candidates will commence from July 2018.

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 (XIMB)
  • Business Communication (XIMB)
  • Business Ethics (XIMB)
  • Climate Change and Natural Resources Management (XSOS)
  • Commerce (XSC)
  • Customer Relationship Management (XIMB)
  • Decentralized Planning and Governance (XSRM)
  • Decision sciences (XIMB)
  • Development Policy and Strategy (XSRM)
  • Economics (XIMB)
  • Employment Relations (XAHR)
  • Film Studies (XCOMM)
  • Finance (XIMB)
  • Fiscal Policy and Taxation (XIMB)
  • Gender & Equity (XSRM)
  • Human Development & Health (XSOS)
  • Human Resource Management (XAHR)
  • ICT and E-Governance (XIMB, XSRM)
  • Information Systems (XIMB)
  • International Marketing (XIMB)
  • IT Governance (XIMB)
  • Journalism (XCOMM)
  • Knowledge Management (XIMB)
  • Labour Laws (XAHR)
  • Media Effects (XCOMM)
  • Media Ethics (XCOMM)
  • Operations Management (XIMB)
  • Organisational Behaviour (XAHR)
  • Product and Brand Management (XIMB)
  • Rural Finance (XSRM)
  • Rural Marketing (XSRM)
  • Rural Technology and Operations (XSRM)
  • Service Marketing (XIMB)
  • Social Media & Online Journalism (XCOMM)
  • Strategic Management (XIMB)
  • Supply Chain Management (XIMB)
  • Sustainable Business Management (XIMB)
  • Sustainable Energy (XSOS)
  • Sustainable Livelihoods (XSRM)
  • Sustainability Leadership and Entrepreneurship (XSOS)
  • Urban Management & Governance (XUMG)

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 42,000/- 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 28, 2018
2. Conducting X-RAT (Research Aptitude Test of Xavier University Bhubaneswar) April/May 2018 (Tentative)
3. Ph.D. Admission Interviews April/May 2018 (Tentative)
4. Declaration of Admission Results May 2018 (Tentative)
5. Issuance of admission letter to selected candidates May 2018 (Tentative)
6. Payment of Fees (due date) June 2018 (Tentative)
7. Doctoral Students’ Registration & Mentorship Program During July 2018 (Tentative)
8. Course Work – Phase I July - August 2018 (Tentative)
9. Course Work – Phase II August - December 2018 (Tentative)
10. Course Work – Phase III January 2019 (Tentative)
11. End Term Examination January End 2019 (Tentative)
12. Comprehensive Examination (Seminar) By June End 2019 (Tentative)

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)