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Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar Admission to Ph.D. Full Time 2024

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
Admission to Ph.D. Full Time 2024
This program is intended to prepare full-time participants for research and teaching positions both within and outside academia. Our doctoral scholars are expected to be innovative knowledge builders 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.

    + Eligibility

    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 Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria need not apply to the school in concern.

    Candidates seeking admission to a school under XIM University after a minimum of 4-year/8-semester Bachelorís degree with Research or equivalent (e.g. B.E / B.Tech / B.Sc-Agriculture & Allied Sciences / B.Arch / B.Plan) should have a minimum CGPA of 7.5/10 or equivalent.

    Candidates seeking admission after a Masterís or an equivalent degree need to meet the school-specific requirements as in the table below
    School Necessary Qualification for Doctoral Studies
    Xavier Institute of Management Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Human Resource Management Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Rural Management Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Human Settlements For Ph.D-Urban Management and Governance and Ph.D-Planning:
    Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Sustainability Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Commerce Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Communications Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism / Visual Communication / Communication / Electronic Media / New media / Fine Arts / Advertising and Public Relations / Broadcast Communication / Film Studies / English language and literature, OR a professional Degree in the stream of communication declared equivalent by the corresponding statuary regulatory body with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Computer Science and engineering M.Tech / M.E in relevant discipline / MCA / M.Sc / MS in Computer Science or Mathematics or Statistics or equivalent / MBA with B.Tech in the relevant discipline. Minimum requirement is 55% of marks in aggregate in the Master’s level from a recognized University.
    Xavier Law School L.L.M. Degree (regular mode) with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized
    School of Governance and Public Affairs Master’s degree in Public Administration / Public Policy and Governance studies / Sociology / Psychology / Political Science / Economics / Management Studies with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    School of Economics Master’s degree in Economics / Statistics with at least 55% of marks in aggregate from a recognized University.
    For SC / ST categories a relaxation of 5% will be applicable on all schools tabled above. 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 Universityís norms for conversion to a percentage.

    + How to Apply?

    Applicants have to fill up the online application form separately for the Doctoral program(s) at: Upon successfully filling out 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 Statement of Purpose (SoP). The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for XIM Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), 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/July 2024.

    + Duration of the program

    Calendar Year Event Point Details
    1 June/July Admission into the Doctoral Program
    June/July - May (End) Doctoral Registration followed by Coursework.
    Expected: End of 1st Year Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
    2 Expected 2nd Year & Onwards Thesis Phase (Includes):
    Domain Review Seminar
    - Research Review Seminars (Optional)
    - Draft Proposal Seminar (Optional)
    - Thesis Proposal Seminar
    - Thesis Submission Seminar
    Final Year (Expected) Thesis Submission

    + Doctoral Program Structure

    The coursework comprises of the doctoral coursework and additional courses that may be offered by the school where the candidate enrolls. The school research committee will specify the exact number of credits the candidate will be required to do after the candidate registers in the program.

    The Comprehensive qualifying examination will be conducted after the successful completion of the coursework. After successful completion of the comprehensive qualifying examination, the student will be allowed to proceed to the 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.
    School Title of Conferment
    Xavier Institute of Management Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management
    School of Human Resource Management Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management.
    School of Rural Management Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Management
    School of Human Settlements Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Management and Governance
    Doctor of Philosophy in Planning
    School of Sustainability Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability Studies
    School of Commerce Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce
    School of Communications Doctor of Philosophy in Communications
    School of Computer Science & Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science & Engineering
    Xavier Law School Doctor of Philosophy in Law
    School of Governance and Public Affairs Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
    School of Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
    Any extension of time beyond the expected completion duration as noted above will be based on the review of the 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.

    + Program Fee

    Name of the Program Fee Details (Figure in INR)
    Ph.D Full-Time Program Fee (To be paid each year) --
    Refundable Deposits (One-Time) 20,000

    + Financial Support

    Based on the results of the admission process, the deserving ones will be granted the University scholarship (30,000 INR per month) upon joining the program, subject to the information that they are not the recipient of any other financial support from any other sources. The scholarship will be given for a duration of 4 years from doctoral registration.

    + Accommodation

    The students staying on campus will be provided with accommodation. Except students who are granted University scholarship, all other students will need to pay for the residential expenses as per the prevalent rate. The mess expenses as per actuals will have to be borne by all students themselves.

    + Ph.D. Activity Dates 2024

    Sl. No. Activity Dates
    1 Last date for On-line Application February 29, 2024
    2 Conducting X-RAT
    (Research Aptitude Test of XIM University, Bhubaneswar)
    April 2024
    3 Presentation, and Admission Interviews April 2024
    4 Declaration of Admission Results May 2024
    5 Issuance of admission letter to selected candidates May 2024
    6 Student Admission & Mentorship Program
    (Academic Program calendar starts immediately following this)
    June/July 2024

    + About X-RAT

    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 3 hours. 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

    Ph.D. X-RAT Guidelines 2024 | Ph.D. X-RAT Sample Questions 2024

    + Indicative Areas of Research

    At the time of applying for admission, candidates are required to choose their 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.
    Accounting and Finance Information Systems
    Economics Marketing
    Strategy and General Management Operations Management and Decision Science
    Organizational Behaviour Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
    Human Resource Management Organizational Structure
    Inclusive Finance Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG
    Micro-Finance Development Management
    Agribusiness HR Issues in Development
    Rural Marketing  
    Human Development Policies, Laws, and Governance
    Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Sustainability Entrepreneurship and innovation
    Sustainable Energy  
    Urban Management and Governance Planning
    Infrastructure and Urban Finance Urban Resilience and Sustainability
    Urban Systems Management (Mobility, WASH, Housing, others) Transportation and Mobility
    Urban Policy and Governance Housing and Real estate
    Sustainability Transitions and Disaster Management Infrastructure planning
    Urban Renewal and Heritage Management Environmental planning
    Digital and Smart Applications Equity and Inclusion
    HRM/OB: Sustainable HRM/Green HRM A&F: Sustainable Finance/Green Finance and firm performance
    HRM/OB: AI and HRM Practices A&F: Challenges and scope of carbon trading in India
    Marketing: Marketing Communication in Virtual Platforms A&F: Digital Inclusion and Accounting
    Marketing: Omni-channel marketing strategy in the digital platform era A&F: Fintech and Financial Inclusion
    Journalism and Communication Studies Advertising, Public Relation and Corporate Communication
    Audio-Visual Communication Social Media and Mediated Communication
    Development Communication Information and Communication Technology for Media
    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning High Performance Computing
    Applied Mathematics and Computing Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks and Embedded system
    Blockchain and Network Security  
    Constitution and Administrative Law Labour and Employment Laws
    Criminal Law and Criminology Legal Theory and Jurisprudence
    Intellectual Property Law Trade and Business Laws including competition law and arbitration
    Public Policy and Business Public Leadership
    International Institutions and Global Development Public System Management
    Monetary policy and Banking International Economics
    Financial Economics Economics of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
All Doctoral Program admission-related queries may be addressed to:
0674 Ė 6647 806 / 6647 807 / 6647 900 / 2377 806 / 2377 878
(During office hours:- 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:00 on Weekdays)

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