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Program Overview

The research in the commerce and related fields are highly demanded in our country and at global level also. There are few Universities in India that are giving quality research education, and even the quality of research professionals is not as per the market demand. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the School of Commerce, MIT-WPU, Pune, provides platform to students for exploring innovative thinking and research skills in a specialized area and to create a research that represents the quality and originality of knowledge and provide proof of excellence.

The School of Commerce provides an opportunity to students for attaining an ethical and critical understanding in various commerce related fields and specialized research skills to gain advanced learning in the subject domain and professional practices.

The School of Commerce is one of the active Schools at MIT-WPU, Pune. It is driven by research, consultancy, innovative, industry orientation and interdisciplinary studies focused on holistic development of a new generation of leaders in commerce and corporate. The Commerce education at the School empowers the student to comprehend and judge the various global trends in trade and business.
The School has academic collaboration with Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), UK, which aims to strengthen a global profession based on the application of consistent standards in the World of commerce education.

The Central library at our campus is well equipped with commerce related reference books, journals, e-journal, online journal database and various research related software. The School is also well equipped with a computer lab which is used to conduct various workshops related to research methodology and application of statistical software for research scholars.

The School has also started a peer reviewed research journal titled ‘Journal of Trade, Commerce and Business Affairs (JTCBA) which will be platform to research scholars for their research publications.

The team of faculty members is actively engaged in research related activities like research papers published in peer review journals, minor research projects, and book publications.

 

School of Commerce is having faculty members with following research specialization:

Banking and Finance:

Banking & Finance, Micro Finance, Rural Financial Institutions, Business Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility

Business and Economics:

Decentralized Governance and Planning, Government Policies, Rural and Agricultural Development

Marketing and Business Management:

Services Marketing, Retail Marketing, Business Management, Consumer Behavior, Social Media Marketing

 

Opportunities for PhD Scholars and practitioners are in

  • Academic Institutions

  • Research and International NGOs

  • Banking Sector

  • Industry and International Trade

  • Business and Marketing consultant

  • Policy Adviser to various levels of government

  • Media and Adverting

 Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Jivan Biradar
Ph.D. coordinator faculty of commerce,
jivan.biradar@mitwpu.edu.in

Eligibility

Eligibility and selection process is as per UGC notification 5th May 2016 (Minimum standards and procedure for the award of M. Phil/Ph.D. degree regulations 2016) and 1st amendment by UGC on 27th Aug 2018 and 2nd amendment on 16th Oct 2018.Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. program :

  • Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated below

    Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

    A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time

  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution

  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.

Selection Process 

  • MIT-WPU is looking for bright and dedicated scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars for Academic Year 2020-21. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. Programme on www.mitwpu.edu.in

  • Candidates satisfying eligibility criteria will be informed to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MIT-WPU as per the UGC guidelines. University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET ( Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF)/SLET/GATE/Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme.

  • The Ph.D. entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the university
    The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

  • The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30 % to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus

Please note that though this is the fee structure for the year 2020 - 2021, it remains unchanged for the years 2021 - 2022. 

Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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Course Overview

The research in the commerce and related fields are highly demanded in our country and at global level also. There are few Universities in India that are giving quality research education, and even the quality of research professionals is not as per the market demand. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the School of Commerce, MIT-WPU, Pune, provides platform to students for exploring innovative thinking and research skills in a specialized area and to create a research that represents the quality and originality of knowledge and provide proof of excellence.

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