Management Institute

Ph.D (External) Admission Details

A Master's degree or equivalent with a minimum of  55% marks or equivalent grade recognized by the Nirma University. In addition, the candidate should have at least three years full-time teaching experience in management or related discipline or five years of relevant industrial work experience at managerial level after completion of Masters Degree.

Procedure for Registration:
The University will invite applications from the candidates through advertisement in the press or in the website. Candidates, who intend to register for Ph.D. have to apply in a prescribed proforma. On the receipt of applications, an entrance test will be conducted for the eligible candidates irrespective of number of applications received, which will be followed by an interview by a committee consisting of the Dean, Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research, Dean of the faculty concerned, Head of the Department(s) and a domain expert. The component weightage of the selection will be as under, while making the selection.
(i) Weightage for Entrance Test:  35%
(ii) Weightage for Personal Interview: 65%
(iii) Sub component weightage in Personal Interview shall be as under:
  1. Literature Survey – 35%
  2. Innovation in Research – 20%
  3. Discussion – 10%
(iv) The candidate who does not meet with minimum 40% marks in written test, 40% marks in   personal interview and 50% marks in aggregate will not be considered for admission.

The merit list will be prepared from amongst the candidates who meet with the above requirement on the basis of merit on aggregate marks taken of both the components i.e. written test and personal interview.

Provided however that the candidates who have passed the National Level Test like UGC/CSIR(JRF) examination / NET / SLET / GATE/teacher fellowship holder, M.Phil etc or its equivalent shall be exempted from appearing in the test and they will be considered  deemed to have earned 35% score in the written test. On the recommendation of the committee, admission will be made on payment of prescribed fees and with the approval of the Director General. The Committee will also assign guide to each candidate selected.

Candidates who are employed should apply through their employer along with No Objection Certificate and the certificate of having the infrastructure for conducting the research in the concerned field which will be made available to the candidate.  

The regulations for DPM (External) programme under which the admitted students will be governed are available on the website
Application form duly filled in along with a draft of Rs.1000/- (Non-Refundable) drawn in favour of Nirma University, payable at Ahmedabad, attested marksheets, degree certificate, along with Research Proposal should reach on or before 30/6/2016 to the below mentioned address:

Deputy Registrar (Ph. D. Section)
1st Floor, Institute of Management
Nirma University, Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway
Ahmedabad – 382 481.

Phone: + 91-02717-241900-04, 079-30642000 & 079-30642682
Fax: + 91-02717-241917-241916