Research at Xavier University

Xavier University views research as an activity where our core institutional values are expressed clearly. At XUB we recognise the need to participate in the global academic environment through high quality publications. At the same time, research at XUB is also driven by the need to engage with specific clients and user groups, in accordance with our vision and values. In order that research activities at the University may add up to create a big picture consistent with our vision, XUB provides various institutional mechanisms to promote information sharing, shared understanding, extended research-oriented engagements with potential clients/users, and meaningful collaborations. On the whole, research at XUB seek the exciting frontiers of capacity building, social innovation, collective intelligence, human development, and such other ends as relevant to our particular perspective in business management, human resource management, rural management, commerce,Public Policy, Sustainability, Finance, Media and related fields.

About Doctoral Programs

Doctoral Programmes are designed to prepare students for professional leadership in the field of management and communications. The objective of these programs are to facilitate research entrepreneurship wherein researchers are encouraged to explore themselves, ask questions, actively seek peers' feedback, build conviction in their ideas with peers in specific and society in general. At a broader level research Programs aim at contributing towards XUB's endeavor towards sustainability, Entrepreneurships and Analytics(SEA ) by understanding those issues which are fundamental to the research enquiry, and have a linkage with organizations, institutions, economy, society, and environment.

Advisory Committee: Doctoral Programs

  • Prof. Gajendra Kumar Adil; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Prof. Ramadhar Singh; Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Prof. Bernard McKenna; University of Queensland, Australia
  • Prof. D.P Dash; Swinburne University, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
  • Prof. Purnima Singh; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Prof. A.K. Sharma; Indian Institue of Technology, Kanpur
  • Prof. Vinish Kathuria; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Prof. Rohit Varman; Indian Institute of management, Calcutta
  • Prof. Arkadev Chatterjea; Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Scholarships and other supports

Those who qualify for JRF shall be provided Junior Research fellowship from the University Grant Commission.

For further details, kindly visit http://ugcnetonline.in/notification.php

Limited number of fellowships may be provided by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB).

At XUB we encourage our research scholars to participate in teaching assignments, research projects and consultancy.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

INTEGRATED Ph.D. PROGRAM

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), India offers integrated Ph.D. Program, leading to dual degree – MBA-BM/ MBA-HRM/ MBA-RM/ MBA-UMG (1st stage, as applicable) and PhD (2nd stage). The admission process, academic system, and fee structure for the first stage are same as that of XIMB's full-time MBA-BM/ MBA-HRM/ MBA-RM/ MBA-UMG Programs.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

As mentioned under Admissions for MBA-BM/ MBA-HRM/ MBA-RM/ MBA-UMG

SECOND STAGE (Ph.D.)

Eligibility: Those candidates, who secure a minimum cumulative score of 5.5 on an 8-point scale in their MBA-BM/ MBA-HRM/ MBA-RM/ MBA-UMG from Xavier University, shall qualify to submit the research proposal, and shall be interviewed based on the research proposal submitted by them for admission into Ph.D.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER SUPPORTS

During the final year of MBA, Students are required to write X-RAT/UGC-NET test Those who qualify for JRF shall be provided Junior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission. For further details, kindly visit http://ugcnetonline.in/notification.php Limited number of fellowships may be provided by Xavier University.

At XUB we encourage our research scholars to participate in teaching assignments, research projects and consultancy.

Duration of the Program: The minimum time period required to complete the Program is three years after MBA from Xavier University Bhubaneswar. Broadly this is divided into two parts, the first year for the course work, and remaining two years for writing the doctoral thesis. The maximum duration allowed to complete the Ph.D. is seven years. Maximum possible extension to submit thesis after six years is 12 months.

Course work and registration: After the successful completion of course the candidate is supposed to give a thesis proposal seminar. After the successful completion of seminar, the candidate’s PhD topic will be registered with XU.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) PROGRAM

The Doctoral Program is designed to prepare students for professional leadership in the field of management, and commerce. The objective of the Ph.D. program is to facilitate research entrepreneurial skills and orientation of doctoral scholars. It is designed to promote the culture of research entrepreneurship wherein researchers are encouraged to explore themselves, ask questions, actively seek peers’ feedback, build conviction broader level Ph.D. Program aims at contributing towards XUB’s endeavour towards Sustainability, Entrepreneurships and Analytics (SEA) by understanding those issues which are fundamental to the research enquiry, and have a linkage with organizations, institutions, economy, society, and environment.

Eligibility:  Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any management / communications related discipline from a recognised 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

Interested applicants can fil up the application form online at: http://www.xub.edu.in, latest by February 14, 2016. Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the application fee, the applicant will receive the confirmation by email.

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-NEW quality candidates will be exempted from appearing for the X-RAT. The course work for the selected candidates will commence from July 2017. 

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The Ph.D. students are expected to complete the programme is 6 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 Ph.D. 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

PROGRAM FEE

a) Officially Sponsored Candidates /Self Sponsored Candidates:

In case the organization supports the student’s Ph.D. or the students decide to sponsor themselves, the fees for this four year Program will be as follows:

  • Rupees Three Lakhs in the First Year; and
  • Rupees one lakh each in the second, third, and fourth year, respectively.

b) Partially Sponsored Candidates (Partial Scholarship Category): In this category of candidates (If found suitable, , only for top two candidates), the applicable fees for the four years will be:

  • Rupees seventy-five thousand in the first Year; and
  • Rupees thirty-five thousand in the second, and forty-five thousand each in the third, and fourth year, respectively.

c) Full Scholarship category: In case of deserving full-time student, the academic fee will be waived.

ACCOMMODATION

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. 24000/- per year, double seated), and mess expenses as per actual.  Students can also choose to stay off-campus.

BROAD AREAS OF PhD SPECIALIZATION

School of Business Management

  • Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Decision sciences and operations Management
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General and Strategic Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing

Ph.D. in URBAN MANAGEMENT and GOVERNANCE

School of Commerce

  • Commerce

School of Communications

  • Media and Communication
School of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

School of Rural Management

  • Rural Management
School of Sustainability
  • Sustainability Management

Ph.D. LEVEL COURSES

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Exploratory Research Methodology
  • Experimental Research Methodology
  • Descriptive Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • SPSS Lab
  • Modeling with Excel
  • Teaching Lab
  • Research Communication
  • Area Specific Seminar
  • Fiscal Policy and Taxation offered by Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy & Taxation(CEFT)