School of Research and Doctoral Studies

School of Research and Doctoral Studies

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.
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Pathology & Microbiology
  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Periodontology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Industrial Design
  • Fashion & Textile Design
  • Interior Design
  • Communication Design
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.

Course work:

Research scholars registered with Karnavati University need to complete one semester of coursework (included in the duration of three years), and then periodically appear before the Research and Advisory Committee (RAC), who monitors the scholars’ progress.

Full Time Ph.D. :

Full Time Ph.D. Scholars would be required to put in dedicated efforts towards research goals. They would – :

  • Full Time Ph.D. Scholars will be Eligible for Monthly Stipend of Rs.15000 per month
  • Attend University regularly for first two years and third year may be spent in another laboratory/ field work wherever applicable
  • Take up some teaching assignment in the final year
  • Complete course work for 16 credits which include courses in respective schools as well as take up bridge courses
  • May get the opportunity to work on funded research projects also


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

Admission 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 2022 the last date to submit the application form is Sunday,12th December, 2021. ( Last Date of Application extended till 15th December 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. For the academic year 2022-23 the entrance test shall be conducted from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, 18th December 2021.
  • Candidates have to appear for Personal Interviews (PI)/Viva Voice online on Saturday, 18th December 2021.
  • Exemption as per as per University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016 norms.
  • The list of qualified candidates shall be displayed on the University website

Exempt from Admission

  • As per University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016.

Result of Ph.D Entrance Test held on 18th December 2021

Click here to view the Result of Ph.D Entrance Test held on 18th December 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

Entrance Exam

  • 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.
  • Interview/Viva Voce
    • An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University where 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.

Fees Structure

ParticularsPart Time
(Amount (₹))
Full Time
(Amount (₹))
Application Form Fee2000*2000*
Registration Fee (one time)50005000
Tuition Fee (per semester)50,00025000
Library Fee (per semester)25002500
Course Work Fee (one time)1000010000
Viva Voice Exam (at the time of submission of thesis)1500015000

*For Those Working In Karnavati University, In-Service Candidates Are Exempted From Application Fees

Sr. No Name Branch
1 Dr. Nilesh Raval Oral Medicine & Radiology
2 Dr. Dipti Shah Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge
3 Dr. Nimisha Desai Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
4 Dr. Neelampari Parikh Oral Pathology & Microbiology
5 Dr. Kalyani Trivedi Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
6 Dr. Vaishali Parekh Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
7 Dr. Rupal Mehta Periodontia
8 Dr. Kalpesh Vaishnav Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge
9 Dr. Vibha Kalaiya Fashion & Textile Design
10 Dr. Jaspal Kalra Fashion & Textile Design
11 Dr. Sudhanya Dasgupta Mukherjee Communication Design
12 Dr. Bhavesh Shah Interior Design
13 Dr. Raju Shanmugam Industrial Design
14 Dr. Manivel Kandasamy Industrial Design
15 Dr. Thirunavukkarasu K Industrial Design
16 Dr. Avadhesh Gupta Industrial Design
17 Dr. Sanjay Pandey Law
18 Dr. Ayaz Ahmad Law
19 Dr. Amit Bhaskar Law
20 Dr. Debarati Haldar Law
21 Dr. Ramdhass Perumal Law
22 Dr. Kishor Bhanushali Management
23 Dr. Sunil Patel Management
24 Dr. Tushar Panigraphi Management
25 Dr. Bansari Dave Management
26 Dr. Kavitha Joshi Management
27 Dr. Malay Patel Management
28 Dr. Deependra Sharma Management
29 Dr. Vikrant Jain Management
30 Dr. Saurabh Kumar Management



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Ph.D. Batches

Sr. No Name of Student Subject
1 Akanksha Shrivastava Dentistry
2 Bhatt Rohan Kaushik Dentistry
3 Matariya Ridhi Gaurang Dentistry
4 Patel Chhaya Bharatbhai Dentistry
5 Patel Nikhil Ganpatbhai Dentistry
6 Santosh Kumar Dentistry
7 Singh Arya Rahul Dentistry
8 Bhatt Naishadh Shivshanker Management
9 Gaurav Arora Management
10 Patel Bhaveshkumar Govindbhai Management
11 Singh Krishna Kumar Ram Management
12 Vaghela Yash Pradipbhai Management
Sr. No Name of Student Subject
1 Himanshu Srivastava Dentistry
2 Jha Nityanand Chhotelal Management
3 Saini Sheetal Vishal Management
4 Arindam Lahiri Management
5 Sharad Sarangadharan Management
6 Vyas Sagar Dilipkumar Management
7 Tariq Ali Saiyed Management
8 Gaurav Sharma Law
9 Parekh Nisha Kiritbhai Law
10 Sharma Suman Kaladhar Law
11 Sushmitha Sharad Law
12 Hariesh K. Sankaran Design
13 Mehta Timcy Chandrakant Design
14 Prajapati Kishori Yashwant Design
15 Gandhi Samhita Gaurangbhai Design
Sr. No Name of Student Subject
1 Dr. Supriya Singh Dentistry
2 Dr.Purushottam Singh Dentistry
3 Dr. Sachin Sinha Dentistry
4 Shakti Chauhan Management
5 Himanshu Sharma Management
6 Fazeela Banu J. Management
7 Tanu Singh Management
8 Desai Nitaben Babubhai Law
9 Varsha Shambhubhai Desai Law
10 Parghee Kiran Vinodbhai Law
11 Divyam Jhaveri Law
12 Rishika Chakraborty Law
13 Priyanka Taktawala Law
14 Vishwa Bhatt Law
15 Kakoli Biswas Design
Sr. No Name of Student Subject
1 Rashi Chauhan Dentistry
2 Amit Kumar Singh Dentistry
3 Richashree Dentistry
4 Joshi Ravi Maheshchandra Dentistry
5 Dr. Pramod J Dentistry
6 Suryavanshi Sheetal Shankarrao Management
7 Neelanjana Ghosh Management
8 Sudhir Maruti Mane Management
9 Patil Avesh Sandesh Management
10 Kishor Bhaskar Deshmukh Management
11 Leena Chudasama Management
12 Pareshkumar Amrutlal Patel Law
13 Deepak Dutta Law
14 Jani Bhoomika Pravinchandra Law
15 Vyas Dwiti Hemantkumar Law
16 Akshatha Prabhu Law
17 Soni Yashashvi Yatin Law
18 Chandni Vyas Law
19 Misra Janaki Law
20 Raj Nishit Rajendrasinh Law
21 Ashabahen Rajubhai Panchal Law
22 Patel Ronakben Bharatbhai Law
23 Tarunkumar Law
24 Deshpande Rucha Subhash Design
25 Shivani Mukund Atre Design
26 Pritam Saha Design
27 Kriti Malkani Design
28 Shweta Tiwari Design
29 Apoorva Kesaria Design
30 Rinky Malviya Design
31 Manjari Kanungo Design
32 Patel Mira Design
33 Meenakshi Design
34 Zankruti Raval Design
35 Ankur Tiwari Design
36 Hirock Jyoti Roy Design
37 Bauri Raula Design


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.
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