Doctoral Programme Ph.D

phd

The School of Doctoral Research and Innovation is responsible for leadership, oversight and policy advice in relation to the PhD degree as well as for support and guidance to research candidates and their supervisors.

The School promotes innovation and excellence in research education and researcher development across the University. It provides a range of services to support and develop its research students, supervisors and early career researchers including research education programs, policy development, advice and 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. It also promotes high-quality research training through clear policies, procedures, information and support processes. The school also fosters good practice in supervision through the provision of training and compliance procedures for supervisors.

Our Programmes

The School offers the PhD program in most major disciplines including:

  • Business and Management
  • Commerce
  • Information Technology and Computer Sciences
  • Design
  • Law
  • Computer Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary

At SDRI, you will undertake research in your chosen field while working alongside international leaders. We value our graduate researchers and assist in every way to ensure that your research is well supported. We provide:

  • Dedicated research centre staffed by world-class researchers and educators
  • Access to some of the world’s most advanced research resources and facilities
  • Generous scholarship programs
  • Unique professional development programs
  • Comprehensive student support network and services

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 programs, 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 programs, the opportunities include:

  • Online support in the form of Research databases, e-journals and web subscriptions
  • Practical advice on academic career planning, seeking grants, research communication and publishing in international journals

Ph. D. Programme

Entry into the GLS University research program is competitive and successful applicants usually exceed the minimum entry requirements. Applicants are assessed for their knowledge of their chosen discipline and their ability to complete a rigorous research project. The criteria for assessment of applications are:

  • Academic achievements
  • Domain knowledge in chosen discipline.
  • Relevance of previous qualification to intended research
  • Evidence of research ability

Requirements for Application:

  • A Master's degree (bachelor's degree obtained in 10+2+3, followed by a master's degree) or a post-graduate diploma (2 Years) in any discipline, with atleast 55%*
  • OR

  • A professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS with atleast 55%*

* A relaxation of five percentage is given to candidates from SC, ST, SEBC and EWS

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate is calculated based on the practice followed by the respective university/institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage will have to be certified by the respective university/institution.

  • Candidates in final year of qualifying programs are eligible for application. If selected, such candidates will be offered provisional admission which will be confirmed after submission of mark-sheets and relevant documents providing evidence of having passed the master’s degree/equivalent qualification as stated in the application
  • Candidates who apply based on their master’s degree will have to submit final marksheet with above stated eligibility criteria

Non-fulfilment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission

Admission Process

  • Complete application form available online at www.glsuniversity.ac.in.
  • Upload the desired documents along with application fees of Rs. 500
  • Verify the complete online application before submitting
  • Receive an acknowledgement email on registered e-mail id
  • Receive an email regarding the schedule of the GReAT examination as well as interaction with the Research & Development Committee
  • Appear for the test online (if applicable). Receive intimation of result within seven days
  • Appear for interaction with RDC and discuss area of interest
  • If accepted into the program, receive an offer of admission by e-mail.
  • Pay fees and complete formalities within the stipulated time

Tuition Fees Structure

Sr. No. Programme Institute Name Batch 2022 Batch 2023 Batch 2024 Batch 2025
1. PHD School of Doctoral Research & Innovations 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000

FAQs

HOW LONG DOES A PHD TAKE TO COMPLETE?

As per the University regulations, one can complete the PhD in minimum 3.5 years including coursework. The maximum duration is 5 years.

CAN I DO PHD PART TIME? IS THIS A REGULAR PHD PROGRAMM?

The University provides PhD in part time mode only. The program is regular by nature, but not full-time. The scholar does not need to visit the University every day. However, it is mandatory for the scholar to visit the supervisor and department on-demand.

WILL THE UNVERSITY PROVIDE STIPEND FOR PHD?

The University does not provide any stipend at this point of time. However, there are many government scholarships available, and SDRI provides assistance in applying for the same.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR PHD?

The application forms are available on the official website – www.glsuniversity.ac.in.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR THE PHD APPLICATION?

Interested candidates may apply using the Application Form available on the official website. After an acknowledgment email, the candidate will be informed about the schedule for the written test (GReAT) as well as for the research committee presentation. Candidates who successfully clear both these stages will be offered admission into the program.

CAN I WORK FULL TIME ALONG WITH PHD?

Yes, a scholar can be associated with any other organization/ institute in part-time or full-time capacity while pursuing his/her doctoral degree at GLSU SDRI.

HOW FREQUENTLY DO I NEED TO BE ON CAMPUS?

The coursework duration is six - eight months in the first year of the program. These are evening sessions held 2-3 times a week, from 06:00 PM onwards. Once the coursework is completed, the scholar needs to come to the campus to meet the supervisor as well as provide updates about their progress once in every six months.

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR THE PHD PROGRAM?

The fees for the program are Rs. 30,000 per semester.

 

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, +91 8320123770
email: research@glsuniversity.ac.in