Doctoral Programme Ph.D

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The School of Doctoral Research and Innovation has the responsibility for leadership, oversight and policy advice in relation to the Ph.D. degree. The School is committed to provide appropriate support and guidance to the research students and their supervisors.

The School intends to promote innovation and excellence in research education and researcher development across the University. It provides a range of services to support and develop the research students, supervisors and early career researchers including research education programmes, policy development, advice and guidance for research work as well as scholarships.

The School aims to enhance the quality of the research experience and culture at GLS University by providing face-to-face and online training, seminars, academic events and social activities. The School also fosters good practices in supervision through the provision of training and compliance procedures for the supervisory staff.

Our Programmes

Our school provides programmes in most major disciplines including

  • Management
  • Computer Application & Information Technology
  • Commerce
  • Design
  • Interdisciplinary

Here researcher understands research in his/her chosen field while working alongside international leaders. The School values its graduate researchers and assists in every way to ensure that his/her research is well supported. The School provides:

  • Dedicated research centre staffed by competent researchers and teachers
  • Access to advanced research resources and facilities
  • Unique professional development programmes
  • Comprehensive student support networks

Research Degrees

GLS University offers outstanding opportunities for post-graduates to pursue their research careers by offering the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

The duration of the Ph.D. programme will be generally three years followed by submission of a thesis with 80,000 to 100,000 words. The programme is available on full-time basis (for JRF and fellowship holders) and part time basis for all other applicants.

The scholars need to complete one semester of course work (included in the duration of three years), and then periodically appear before the Research and Development Committee, which monitors the scholars’ progress.

Benefits

Benefits of completing a Ph. D. Degree

  • Make an original, distinct contribution to knowledge
  • Learn to communicate the research findings effectively within the academia, to the industry and internationally
  • Collaborate with world-class, leading experts in one’s field
  • Develop key transferable skills highly sought after by employers
  • Grow personally and professionally
  • Join the community of scholars in one’s discipline

Research Support

The University is taking several initiatives to support the research student in doing ground breaking research by offering comprehensive, diverse and innovative support to assist in becoming an effective researcher.

There are a broad range of professional development programmes, which seek to successfully support the student through all stages of research and in planning for his/her future career. Beginning with a comprehensive orientation programme, the opportunities include:

  • Free workshops and seminars on research communication, research skills, thesis writing, IT, conferences and career development
  • Sponsored research assistance to Senior Executives from different sectors pursuing their research programmes at GLS University
  • Programme to develop the student’s Research e-Portfolio
  • Online support in the form of Research databases, e-journals and web subscriptions
  • Present your research idea in thirty minutes for a chance to win research travel scholarships and prizes to attend international conferences
  • Leadership programme for Corporates: An advanced inter-disciplinary leadership programme exclusively for doctoral students
  • Thesis Enhancement Programme: Helps the student overcome any hurdle or to kick-starthis/her writing if it has stalled. Also helps in identifying the gaps in the research and take action real time
  • Practical advice on academic career planning, seeking grants, research communication and publishing in international Journals

Centres

Centres within the School of Doctoral Research and Innovation:

WRITING AND DRAFTING CENTRE FOR RESEARCHERS

This Centre works with publishers, editors and literary agents to help the student communicate his/her research findings to a wider audience. It also gives him/her assistance in writing the thesis, proof reading and binding services.


CENTRE FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

The Centre works closely with the student to help him/her in gathering primary data, designing the questionnaires, developing a plan for analysis, and giving the student access to Statistical software like SPSS, SAS, AMOS, etc. The Centre also provides assistance in data cleansing and authentication.

CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Centre works on commercialising the innovations, registering patents, trademarks and copyrights of students. The Centre will also assist in getting government assistance in filing intellectual property.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Entry into the GLS University research programmes is competitive and the applicants are assessed for their knowledge of their chosen discipline and their ability to complete a rigorous research project. Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Relevance of previous qualification to the intended research
  • Evidence of research ability
  • Current knowledge of the discipline

Ph. D. Programme

Typically, to be successful, the applicant should 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% (50% for SC, ST, OBC – non-creamy layer, Differently Abled and others as well as for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991) 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
  • 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.
  • 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. programme.
  • Appear for the University’s GReAT (GLS Research and Aptitude Test) and reached the cutoff score.
  • Alternatively, the applicant may be exempted from appearing for the test if the applicant –
    • has cleared UGC NET/UGC-CSIR NET/SLET/UGC JRF/GATE/M.Phil. OR
    • is holding any Teacher Fellowship for research from any national body
  • must discuss his/her research area and topic with the RDC (Research & Development Committee) to finalise the research topic
  • must then have a short interaction with the allocated guide/supervisor and agree on common research agenda

Admission Process

  • Download the Admission form from www.glsuniversity.ac.in. Alternatively, collect the form from the School of Doctoral Research and Innovation, GLS University
  • Fill up the form, attach necessary documents and submit the form along with fees of Rs.500 to the office. The form may be submitted in person, or by post/courier
  • The applicant will get an acknowledgement in his/her e-mail and get further details regarding the schedule of the GReAT and the schedule for interaction with the Research & Development Committee
  • Appear for the test, if applicable. The applicant Will be intimated the outcome of the exam within seven days
  • Appear for the interaction with the Research &Development Committee and discuss the research area and topic with the committee members
  • The applicant will receive an offer of admission by e-mail, giving details about payment of fees and other formalities
  • On acceptance of the offer, the applicant is supposed to pay the fees within the stipulated time
  • Once the applicant is admitted as a doctoral student, at the University, he/she can begin the studies

Fee Structure

Details of fees to be collected at the time of admission/Commencement of each semester

Sr. No. Type of Fee Amount per semester Rs.
1. Tuition Fees 25,000

 

Contact Us,

School of Doctoral Research and Innovation
GLS University,
1st Floor, Above Auditorium,
Gujarat Law Society Campus,
Opp. Law Garden, Ellis bridge,
Ahmedabad – 380059
Phone: +91.9687661794
email: research@glsuniversity.ac.in