XUB Odisha launches PhD programme in Management studies

Reported by Santosh Jagdev

Bhubaneswar, July 14:

The Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), the newly opened academic campus in Odisha, announced the launch of Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) programme in Management at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) campus here this evening.

xavier university bhubaneswarPradeep Panigrahy, Odisha’s Minister of Higher Education, Science & Technology officially inaugurated the PhD programme under which 27 students have been admitted for the current academic session.

In his inaugural address Panigrahy congratulated the XUB for the newly launched PhD programme which has a total of 60 seats in different subjects such as Accounting and Finance, Development Studies, Economics, General and Strategic Management, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management and Decision Sciences and Rural Management & Development.

The Minister said  the XUB has not only opened up great opportunities for the students in Odisha but also opened the doors for better education, research and consultancy for the entire nation. He also said the state government’s vision is to improve the quality of education and provide ample employment opportunities to the youth of the state.

Among other Dr Chandra Sekhar Kumar, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Employment and Technical Education & Training, Father Paul Fernandes, S.J., Vice-Chancellor, XUB and Father Tony Uvary, S.J., Registrar, XUB also spoke on the occasion.

Xavier UniversityStudents with Masters Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised university/deemed university, with at least 55 per cent marks can apply for the PhD programme, XUB sources said.

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic records and SOPs. The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), and Personal Interview.

UGC-NET qualified candidates will be exempted from appearing for the X-RAT.

The approximate duration of the programme is between 4 and 7 years. The first year of the programme will be spent for course work, and the remaining years for completing subsequent steps leading to the doctoral thesis. The maximum duration allowed to complete the PhD is 7 years.

After the successful completion of the course-work and related pre-decided steps such as a number of review seminars, the student is supposed to give a thesis topic registration seminar. After the successful completion of this seminar, the student’s PhD topic will be registered with the XUB.

In case of deserving full-time students, the academic fee will be waived and a stipend of Rs. 15,000/- per month will be given for a maximum period of 4 years.

The university also provides hostel accommodation to the students. For more details one can log on to http://www.xub.edu.in/admission/phd.

The XUB was formally inaugurated on July 7 at Nijigarh Kurki on the outskirts of the state capital.

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