Doctoral Programme Ph.D


The School of Doctoral Research and Innovation has responsibility for leadership, oversight and policy advice in relation to the Ph.D. degree as well as responsibility for providing appropriate support and guidance to the 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 our research students, supervisors and early career researchers including research education programs, policy development, advice and guidance 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 supervisory staff.

Our Programmes

Ourschool provides programmes in most major disciplines including:

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

Here 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 your research is well supported. We provide:

  • Dedicated research centres staffed by world-class researchers and teachers
  • Access to some of the world’s most advanced research resources and facilities
  • Generous scholarship programs
  • Unique professional development programs
  • Comprehensivestudent support networks

Research Degrees

A research degree enables you to quench that thirst for knowledge in the research area that most interests you. Research degrees are intensive allowing you to delve deeply into your subject area and contribute distinct knowledge to your field.

GLS University offers outstanding opportunities for postgraduates to pursue their research careers by offering the Doctoral Programme in various disciplines.

The Ph.D. typically takes 3.5 years duration culminating into a thesis as output with 80 000 - 100 000 words of documented research.

The scholar needs to complete one semester of coursework (included in the duration of 3.5 years), and then periodically appear before the Research and Development Committee, which monitors the progress.


Undertaking a doctoral research degree has many benefits. It gives the research scholar anopportunity to:

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

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:

  • 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

Typically, to be successful, the candidate should have:

  • 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) from any discipline, with at least 55%* in Master’s degrees
  • OR

  • A professional qualification like CA,ICWA, CS with atleast 55%*
    * Five Percent marks relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD Candidates; The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective university/institution.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying programs that would make them eligible, can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheets and a certificate of having passed the master’s degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the application form.
  • Please note that those candidates who have applied based on their master’s degree will have to submit final degree mark sheet with above stated eligibility criteria. Non-fulfilment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Admission Process

  • Online applications need to be filled up from the GLS University website.
  • The applicant must make sure that all the desired attachments are uploaded along with application fees Rs. 500.
  • The applicant should verify the complete online application before submitting the same.
  • The applicant will get an acknowledgement in his/her e-mail regarding the schedule of the GReAT and the schedule for interaction with the Research & Development Committee
  • Appear for the test online 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

Tuition Fees Structure

Sr. No. Programme Institute Name Batch 2018 Batch 2019 Batch 2020 Batch 2021
1. PHD School of Doctoral Research & Innovations 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000


Admission to PhD batch 2021 now open.Click here to apply online

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