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RESEARCH AT XIM UNIVERSITY

XIM University views research as an activity where our core institutional values are expressed clearly. At XIM University we recognize the need to participate in the global academic environment through high quality publications. At the same time, research at XIM University 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, XIM University provides various institutional mechanisms to promote information sharing, shared understanding, extended research-oriented engagements with potential clients/users, and meaningful collaborations. overall, research at XIM University seek the exciting frontiers of capacity building, social innovation, collective intelligence, human development, and such other ends as relevant to the mission of the various schools under the university.

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DOCTORAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (Ph.D) program, intended to prepare the participants for teaching and research positions both within and outside academia. The participants who complete the program successfully are conferred the designation of “Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management, XIM University”. Our Scholars are expected to be specialists in their respective fields and capable of generating new knowledge that contributes to the development of management thinking and practice.

The program draws upon Indian and global experience in doctoral education in management and various related fields. The program is also designed to serve as a venue for nurturing various academic debates concerning research. The program structure includes a significant component of research training, facilitated by both in-house and visiting researchers. Ph.D Scholars are expected to develop deep understanding in the areas of research selected by them. They also get a structured exposure to a range of management topics, develop various professional skills, and participate in the Institute’s academic activities. The Institute supports participation in academic conferences and publication of one’s work in scholarly media.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D) PROGRAM

The Doctoral Program (Ph.D) is intended to prepare the participants for research and teaching positions both within and outside academia. Our doctoral scholars are expected to be specialists in their respective fields and capable of generating new knowledge and be the great new thinkers for our world. The program draws upon Indian and global experience in doctoral education. The program is also designed to serve as a venue for nurturing various academic debates concerning research across the relevant domains. The program structure includes a significant component of research training, facilitated by both in-house and visiting researchers. Ph.D scholars are expected to develop deep understanding in the areas of research selected by them. They also get a structured exposure to a range of topics, develop various professional skills, and participate in XUB’s academic life and activities.

GOALS OF THE PROGRAM

Advisory Committee: Doctoral Programs

Scholarships and other supports

 

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

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D) PROGRAM (PART-TIME)

OVERVIEW

The program is intended to prepare participants for research and teaching positions both within and outside academia. Our doctoral scholars are expected to be specialists in their respective fields and capable of generating new knowledge and be the great new thinkers for our world. The scholars are expected to develop a deep understanding in the areas of research selected by them. They also get a structured exposure to a range of topics, develop various professional skills, and participate in academic and other activities.

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BASIC ELIGIBILITY :

The doctoral program at XIM University is open to Indian as well as international students. Candidates need to satisfy the following criteria to be considered eligible for doctoral studies in select schools at XIM University, Bhubaneswar as indicated below. For information about schools please visit the XIM University, Bhubaneswar homepage www.xim.edu.in. Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria need not apply to the school in concern.

 

PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES HAVING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE AS THE HIGHEST DEGREE:

Candidates seeking admission to a school under XIM University after a 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree with Research or equivalent (BE/BTech, BSc-Agriculture and Allied Sciences etc.) should have a minimum of 75 percentage of marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in a 10 point scale.

 

PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES HAVING A MASTER’S OR EQUIVALENT DEGREE:

Candidates seeking admission with having a master’s or an equivalent degree need to meet the school-specific requirements as in the table below.

School Necessary Qualification for Doctoral Studies: Candidates should have
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.

In case the score is available on a letter-grade system or grade-point system, the University expects a minimum equivalent of prescribed percentage of marks in aggregate as per the awarding University’s norms for conversion to a percentage.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

PART-A

The university shall obtain a “No Objection Certificate” through the candidates for PhD Part Time program from the appropriate authority in the organization, where the candidates are employed, clearly stating that

  1. The candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a Part Time basis.
  2. His/her official duties permit him/her to devote sufficient time for research.
  3. If required, he/she will be relieved from the duty to complete the course work.

PART-B

The candidates selected for the PhD Part Time program who are not employed anywhere should submit a self-declaration at the time of personal interview clearly stating that he/she will not join any organization for employment during the course of study without prior intimation and approval from the concerned authority. In case he/she joins any employment while pursuing the doctoral program at XIM University, he/she needs to submit the NOC from the appropriate authority of the new organization (clearly stating points 1-3 as given under PART-A) within 30 days of joining the organization, failing which the studentship will be cancelled.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants have to fill up the online application form for the doctoral programs at: www.xim.edu.in .Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the application processing 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 XIM Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), Subject Test (if applicable), Presentation, and Personal Interview as per the modes decided and communicated. Details about X-RAT is available separately on our website. Candidates who have qualified UGC NET-JRF within three years (calculated from the date of issuance of the respective scores and the last date of application to the program) will be exempted from X-RAT. However, they will take part in the other selection processes as listed above. The coursework for the selected candidates is expected to commence from June 2023.

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. Applicants may refer it on our website www.xim.edu.in/admission

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. Candidates seeking admission based on 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree with Research or equivalent (BE/BTech, BSc-Agriculture and Allied Sciences etc.) will be considered in this category (Category-II).

DOMAIN ELIGIBILITY:

School Domain Qualification
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

PGDM / MBA

Program Fee:

Rupees Three Lakhs in the First Year; and Rupees one lakh in each year from second year onwards. This does not include board and lodge charges while residing on campus. Services taxes as applicable will be extra.

Duration of the Program

The Ph.D students are expected to complete the program in 5 years after doctoral registration (please refer to the table below). 

 
  • 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

July (End)

Admission into the Doctoral Program

June (Mid) - March (End)

Doctoral Registration followed by Doctoral Coursework (Phases I, II, III)

(By) July End
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
2
August (Onwards)

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

3
End of 5th Year

(Expected) Thesis Submission

For Category-II Candidates:
Calendar Year Event Point Details
1
June (Mid)

Admission into the Doctoral Program

2
June (Mid) - April (End)
Domain-related master-level courses
July (End)- May (End)

*Doctoral Registration followed by Doctoral Coursework (Phases I, II, III)

(By) July End
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
3
August (Onwards)

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

4
End of 6th 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-1

Phase-2

Phase-3

Comprehensive Qualifying Examination: 

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

 

Thesis Phase

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

SchoolTitle of Conferment
Xavier Institute of Management, BhubaneswarDoctor of Philosophy in Business 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 the prescribed standards and no exemption will be granted for any reason whatsoever.

X-RAT Guidelines:

X-RAT is the Research Aptitude Test conducted by XIM University, Bhubaneswar as a part of the Ph.D admission process. The test is used to assess some basic skills considered essential for researchers, namely writing ability, verbal ability and comprehension, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude. The test consists of the four sections as indicated above. The total marks for the test are 100 and the total time allocated is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The questions are a mix of subjective and objective types.

 

The test is conducted by XIM University, Bhubaneswar. There is no need to apply separately for X-RAT. Guidelines containing details on the examination is available separately on the Ph.D admission page, and can be accessed by visiting our website www.xim.edu.in/admission.

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.

 

Xavier Institute of Management

1. ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

2. ECONOMICS

3. STRATEGY AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT

4. INFORMATION SYSTEMS

5. MARKETING

6. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND DECISION SCIENCE

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)