X-RAT Guidelines – Full time

XAVIER Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT) is a test of some basic skills considered essential for researchers, namely writing ability, verbal ability and comprehension, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude.

Please refer the X-RAT Guidelines for more details.

Subject Test:

Schools shall be conducting a subject test (for domain candidates only) which the shortlisted candidates may need to appear. Details on the test will be communicated to applicants separately. 

Candidate Categories: 

The candidates who will be offered admission into the doctoral program will be classified in two categories:

  • Category I (Domain Candidates): These candidates have the requisite domain-level qualification as given in the table below (received within the last 5 years) at the time of admission.
  • Category II (Other Candidates): These candidates are applicants who do not meet the requirements of Domain Candidates as documented below
SchoolDomain Qualification
XIMB Full time Post Graduate Degree from any AICTE/UGC approved institution on Human Resource Management/Psychology */Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/Industrial or Employment Relations/Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate. (OR) Masters or equivalent degree and UGC NET qualified in Subjects like- Human Resource Management/ Psychology */Personnel Management/Labour Welfare/ Industrial or Employment Relations/Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate. (OR) Students with Master’s degree in Psychology may have to take additional courses in the field of HRM after admission

Duration of the Program:

The Ph.D. students are expected to complete the program in 4 years after doctoral registration (please refer to the table below). It may be extended with due approvals. 

Category I (Domain Candidates): The first year will be spent on doctoral coursework, and the remaining years for completing subsequent steps leading to the doctoral thesis.

Category II (Other Candidates): In the first year, the students will be required to attend the domain-related master level courses that are prescribed by the School Research Committee. The doctoral coursework will commence from 2nd year onwards.

The timelines for both the categories of candidates are provided below:

For Category-I Candidates:
Calendar Year Event Point Details

1

June (Mid)
Admission into the Doctoral Program
June (Mid) - March (End)
Doctoral Registration followed by Doctoral Coursework (Phases I, II, III)
(By) May End
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
2
June (Onwards)

Thesis Phase (Includes):
- Domain Review Seminar
- Research Review Seminars (Optional)
- Draft Proposal Seminar (Optional)
- Thesis Proposal Seminar
- Thesis Submission Seminar

3
End of 4th Year
(Expected) Thesis Submission
For Category-II Candidates:
Calendar Year Event Point Details
1
June (Mid)
Admission into the Doctoral Program
2
June (Mid) - March (End)
Domain-related master-level courses
June (Mid) - May (End)
*Doctoral Registration followed by Doctoral Coursework (Phases I, II, III)
(By) May End
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
3
June (Onwards)

Thesis Phase (Includes):
- Domain Review Seminar
- Research Review Seminars (Optional)
- Draft Proposal Seminar (Optional)
- Thesis Proposal Seminar
- Thesis Submission Seminar

4
End of 5th Year
(Expected) Thesis Submission
* Conditional on satisfactory completion of Domain-related master-level courses

Doctoral Program Structure:

Doctoral Coursework:

The coursework is organized in three phases (Phase-I, Phase-II, Phase-III). The coursework will broadly involve the following courses as given in the table below. Additionally, workshops will be organized as per requirements.

Phase-I

  • Philosophies and Methodologies of Research 
  • Introduction to Research Methods (Qual) 
  • Research Communication & Writing (I) 
  • Research Ethics and Plagiarism

Phase-II

  • Introduction to Research Methods (Quant) 
  • Research Communication & Writing (II) 
  • Magis of Teaching and Learning

Phase-III : School/Area Specific Doctoral Coursework

Comprehensive Qualifying Examination: 

The Comprehensive qualifying examination will be conducted after the successful completion of doctoral course work. After successful completion of the comprehensive qualifying examination, the student will be allowed to proceed to the Thesis Phase. 

Thesis Phase: 

This phase will involve working on the thesis proposal till final submission of thesis. The scholar is conferred the title as given below on successful completion of all the requirements of the thesis. 

School 

Title of Conferment 

XIMB – Xavier School of Human Resource Management 

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management 

Any extension of time beyond the expected completion duration as noted above will be based on review of progress status of the scholars in concern. Students failing to comply with the program requirements will be de-registered. A student has to meet all the requirements of the Doctoral Program according to prescribed standards and no exemption will be granted for any reason whatsoever. 

Indicative Areas of Research

At the time of applying for admission, a candidate is required to choose his/her School. They should also indicate their preferred area of research from the list provided below; this will however be formalized by the end of the doctoral coursework. 

XIMB – Xavier School of Human Resource Management

  • Change Management 
  • Compensation and Reward Management 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Employment Relations 
  • HR Analytics 
  • Human Resource Development/Management 
  • Industrial Relations 
  • Labour Laws 
  • Leadership 
  • Learning and Development 
  • Organization Development 
  • Organization Structure and Design 
  • Organization Theory 
  • Organizational Behaviour 
  • Performance Management 
  • Positive Psychology 
  • Women in Organizations 

Contact US:

All Doctoral Program admission-related queries may be addressed to: admission@xub.edu.in

Phone: 0674 – 6647 806 / 6647 900 / 2377 806 / 2377 878 (During office hours:- 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:00 on Weekdays)