Karnavati University offers doctoral programme (Ph.D.) which is designed as per global standards. The University promotes innovation and excellence in educational research and development. The university provides ample opportunities to support and develop research inclination among students, subject supervisors and research scholars. Doctoral students at Karnavati University are encouraged to pursue problem-oriented studies, and utilize advanced research methods to address real world problems. The research scholars are encouraged to work with international subject experts so as to understand the global scenarios of their research area.
At present, the university offers selected doctoral programmes. It anticipates significant growth in the number and scope of its doctoral programmes in the coming years. We invite you to visit this page regularly for updates.
Ph.D. in Management is the highest academic degree awarded in the study of management science. Ph.D. in Management degree is designed for candidates seeking academic research and management teaching careers as faculty or professors business schools worldwide. Ph.D. programme at Karnavati University attracts prospective scholars from various walks of life including academia as well as corporate. The institute has demonstrated capability in guiding scholars across multiple areas of specialization. Ph.D. Programme is structured along globally acknowledged processes. Providing robust and systematic research training is core strength of our Ph.D. programme at Karnavati University.
The UWSL and the Karnavati University are committed to promote quality research and innovation in the field of law and related disciplines by way of encouraging inter-disciplinary research. With an aim to enrich the discourse on law and socio-legal research, the UWSL of Karnavati University is offering two Ph.D. Degree programs, namely: Ph.D. Degree in Law and Ph.D. Degree (Inter-Disciplinary).
Duration of the Programme:
The stretch of the Doctoral programme will be for three years followed by submission of the thesis. The programme is available on fulltime/part time basis.
Research scholars registered with Karnavati University 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, who monitors the scholars’ progress.
Major advantages of completing a Doctoral Programme are:
Fulfilling the basic requirement of UGC and other regulatory agencies
Reputation in academic world
Learn to effectively communicate the research finding in systematic manner
Make an original, distinct contribution to existing knowledge in the subject
Collaborative work with world-class, leading experts in the field
Personal and professional growth
Positive impact on classroom teaching and learning process
Research scholar interested in getting admission to the Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.) at Karnavati University needs to follow the below mentioned process:
The candidates seeking admission shall have to fill up the prescribed admission form designed by the Karnavati University from time to time and submit the same within the prescribed date specified in the admission announcement. For the academic year 2021-22 the last date to submit the application form is Monday, 5th July 2021.
There shall be a common Entrance Test for all the eligible candidates interested for Ph.D. admission in Karnavati University as full time, part time or independent research. For the academic year 2021-22 the entrance test shall be conducted from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, 10th July 2021.
Candidates have to appear for Personal Interviews (PI)/Viva Voce at the concerned subject Department/School at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar on Sunday, 10th July 2021
The list of qualified candidates shall be displayed on the University website www.karnavatiuniversity.edu.in on 15th July 2021
Result of Ph.D Entrance Test for Odd Semester, Academic Year 2021-22
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Result of Ph.D Entrance Test held on 10th July 2021
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Exemption from Entrance Test
The candidates having one of the following qualifications shall be exempted from the entrance test:
Qualified in SET/UGC-NET, JRF/TRF, Entrance Test of CSIR/ ICAR/ICMR/DBT/DST/ etc.
M.Phil. from other UGC recognized University and whose admission has been done through the Entrance Test.
Candidates who are granted fellowship/scholarship from state/central government agencies.
Candidates with GATE/CAT and more than 75 percentile or 75 percent score (Management & Technology).
Candidates eligible for direct admission to the Ph.D. programme without entrance test, group discussion and personal interview:
The candidates who are awarded Junior Research Fellowships (JRF/TRF) or any other prestigious fellowship from UGC, CSIR, DBT, ICMR, ICAR, etc., shall be eligible for direct admission to the Ph.D. programme any time of the year. Such candidates should, however, discuss their topic, research content etc., with the RDC for final approval
Following candidates shall also be admitted direct to the Ph.D. programme on the recommendation of the Admission Committee with the approval of the RDC, provided they fulfill other requirements regarding eligibility, qualification, etc. However, such candidates shall have to present a seminar and discuss the broad area of research before the RDC. Such admissions shall be done on a case to case basis by RDC and RRC.
Candidates sponsored under MoU/agreement between the Karnavati University and University/Institution/research station/laboratory etc. in India or abroad where specific clause(s) exist for registration of candidates for Ph.D. degree by the university and/or those selected under international cultural/educational/research/investigation exchange schemes of Government of Gujarat/India/UN bodies etc.
Non-resident Indians and foreigners residing/working abroad, who have the required qualifications and working in academics/ research/industry/professional bodies for at least 05 years.
Teachers working in government/aided/unaided institutions having at least 03 years of continuous teaching experience at degree and/or postgraduate level in the subject concerned and granted leave for pursuing Ph.D. programme and are awarded fellowship under Quality Improvement Programme or equivalent programme to pursue full-time Ph.D.
Project fellows/Teachers working for minor/major research project approved/accepted by Karnavati University, as per the guidelines of the funding agency will also be exempted from Entrance Test. However, such candidates are required to fulfill other applicable rules and regulations for admission and discuss their research content before the RDC.
Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991].
Possesses a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution or 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.
Regular employees of Karnavati University are eligible for “In service” Ph.D. programs in their respective faculty provided they meet the eligibility criteria mentioned in UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M. Phil / Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations 2016.
Procedure for conduct of Entrance Test
An Entrance Test shall be conducted with minimum qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. Total marks for the Entrance Test will be 100 for 100 MCQs each of one mark and the duration will be 120 minutes.
An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University when
the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Department Research Committee. The interview/viva voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether: (a) the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research; (b) the research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College; (c) the proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
If requisite number of candidates do not qualify in the Entrance Test, Hon. VC/ University may, if deemed fit, relax these conditions in a subject/discipline/faculty on a year-to-year basis
Part Time (Amount (₹))
Full Time (Amount (₹))
Application Form Fee
Registration Fee (one time)
Tuition Fee (per semester)
Library Fee (per semester)
Course Work Fee (one time)
Viva Voice Exam (at the time of submission of thesis)
*For Those Working In Karnavati University, In-Service Candidates Are Exempted From Application Fees
Yes, an aspirant can go for PhD after MBA. For anyone who has done an MBA, the field of PhD is open for them. If you are interested in exploring the field of research or academics, it is a good idea to pursue the degree.
Yes, PhD in management can be done. It is the highest degree in academics awarded in the study of management science. It is designed for the aspirants seeking management teaching careers as professors or faculty and academic research.
The eligibility criteria include 55% (50% in case of SC, ST, OBC) or above in post-graduation and the students are required to appear for an entrance test. The test will be followed by an interview or viva voice round conducted by the university.
Both PhD in management and MBA are good. You can pursue MBA after completion of your graduation whereas for Phd you need to have completed your Masters degree. Our Ph.D. in Management degree is designed for candidates who are seeking to explore job opportunities in research and academics.
The salary of a PhD student depends on their institution, location, and the field of study. The stipend can either be tax-free or taxable depending on the position of the candidate. Many institutions offer lucrative stipends depending on the candidate’s performance.
The age limit of PhD candidates is 55 years. Candidates must not be more than the age limit on the date of the entrance examination. For many students, completing a PhD is a lifelong goal. It’s never too late to leap into this major commitment.