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Program Framework

Deliverable – 1 | Submission of Application form

Please fill out the attached application form

Deliverable – 2 | Acceptance by Chitkara Business School

After acceptance of the form, the admission process will be as follows

  • Written test
  • Personal Interview

The syllabus of written test will be communicated to you via e-mail.

Deliverable – 3 | Selection for Doctoral program

Once you are short-listed, after qualifying in written test and personal interview round, as per the merit for the PhD program at Chitkara University, you would need to proceed towards registration and commencement of your course work.

Deliverable – 4 | Course work requirement (One Semester)

Every candidate should complete four courses before working on Doctoral Dissertation. Every course will be held twice in a year and will be scheduled on the weekends. Course work dates for the year will be announced ahead of schedule so that you can plan your break from your workplace.

Deliverable 4(A) | Research Methodology

Upon completion of this course work, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand nature and functions of research
  • Understand basics of research methods including problem formation, hypothesis/ questions formation, research design, sampling techniques, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Understand basic APA formatting style to be used for the thesis
  • Understand the structure of a scholarly journal manuscript
  • Knowledge about ethical practices in research
Deliverable 4(B) | Advanced Research Methodology

Upon completion of the course work, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand theory formulation.
  • Learn concepts of research design.
  • Understand fundamentals of data analysis.
  • Carry out factor analysis, analysis of variance, multiple regression, modeling, cluster discriminant analysis and structural equation modelling
  • Use of MS-Excel, SPSS, AMOS etc. for data analysis
Deliverable 4(C) | Doctoral Foundation Seminar in General Management

The course contains various modules that cover the fundamentals of various functional areas of management. This course may preferably be taught in the online mode (MOOC).

  • Marketing concepts and fundamentals.
  • Organisational Behaviour and HRM
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Corporate governance and business ethics
  • Corporate strategy and policy
  • Business environment
Deliverable 4(D) | Seminar on Doctoral concentration.

The course will cover the following:

  • Recent trends and contemporary issues in the candidate’s specialisation
  • Identification of the research problem and research topic
  • Critical review of the previous research in the 4 area
  • Study of the major theories
Deliverable 4(E) | Research and Publication Ethics (RPE).

The course will cover the following:

  • Types of research ethics and misconducts
  • Strategies to avoid research misconducts
  • Rights and obligations of the researchers
Deliverable – 5 | Finalization of Research Proposal and approval

This will commence immediately after a candidate successfully completes the course work (i.e. Deliverable 4). A suitable supervisor/guide is allotted to the candidate as a mentor for the PhD research process. The following process will be followed:

  • Extensive review of literature under guidance of the thesis guide
  • Selection of a topic and alternative topic.
  • Preparation of Research Proposal
  • Presentation of Research Proposal to Doctoral Review committee (DRC)
  • Approval of Research Proposal and commencement of research
Deliverable – 6 | Progress Review Seminars. (Every Six Months)

A minimum of three such seminars presentations will be held at the University campus. The candidate will approach the supervisor for a suitable schedule. The objective of these seminars is to track the progress of the research. One such seminar may be held every six months after the approval of Research Proposal.

Deliverable -7 | Pre-Thesis Seminar

A seminar delivered by the research scholar based on the research work conducted before the final thesis is submitted for evaluation.

Deliverable -8 | Publishing Tutorials

Each doctoral candidate is expected to publish a minimum of one research article in a domain specific referred journal during the entire research period. Progress seminars can be useful to prepare such articles. The candidate also needs to present her/his work in at least two approved academic conferences in India / abroad.

Deliverable 9(A) | Final Thesis Submission

Each candidate will submit three copies of thesis for examiners evaluation. These will be accompanied by abstract and summary of the thesis as per detailed guidelines.

Deliverable 9(B) | Defense of Thesis

In case the thesis is found to meet the University criteria and has been accepted by the examiners, candidates will be informed about the schedule for thesis defense (viva voce).

Deliverable 9(C) | Award of degree and convocation at the campus.

After successful thesis completion and defense, the degree shall be awarded.

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