Instructions for Ph.D Part-Time Application Form 2021

Offered by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
BASIC ELIGIBILITY:

Candidates need to satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for admission to the Doctoral Program. Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria need not apply to the school in concern.

  • Pre-qualifications listed in the following table to be satisfied for the select school
  • A full-time job employment currently
  • At least three years of full-time work experience after obtaining the qualifying degree in executive/ managerial/ teaching/ research field(s) from an organization of repute as on March 31, 2021.
  • Initial two years stay in the campus is mandatory, for which candidates need to avail leave for such period from their regular employer. From third year onwards, it is required to be in the campus for at least 20 days in each year (till completion of thesis) to engage with the guide and appear for the mandatory examinations/seminars.
School Necessary Qualification for Doctoral Studies: Candidates should have
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.
School of Human Resource Management a. Full time Post Graduate or Master’s Degree from any AICTE / UGC approved institution in Human Resource Management / Psychology / Personnel Management / Labour Welfare / Industrial or Employment Relations / Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate
OR
b. Masters or equivalent degree and UGC NET qualified in Subjects like- Human Resource Management / Psychology / Personnel Management / Labour Welfare / Industrial or Employment Relations / Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate
OR
c. Master’s Degree in any other discipline, from AICTE / UGC approved institutions, with minimum 60% of marks in aggregate.
School of Rural Management Master's degree in any discipline or equivalent.
School of Human Settlements

For Ph.D- Urban Management and Governance:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration / Planning / Urban Design / Urban Development / Architecture / Sustainability / Public Policy / Political Science / Public Administration / Governance or related specializations / Engineering / Technology / Public Health

For PhD-Planning:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Planning / Architecture / Urban Design / Urban Development / Geography / Economics / Statistics / Sociology or related specializations
School of Sustainability Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master's level.
School of Commerce Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.
School of Communications Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism / Visual Communication / Communication / Electronic Media / New media / Fine Arts / Advertising and Public Relations / Broadcast Communication / Film Studies / English language and literature, OR a professional Degree in the stream of communication declared equivalent by the corresponding statuary regulatory body.
School of Computer Science & Engineering M. Tech. / M.E. / Master Degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Electronics / Telecommunication / Data Science, or MBA / MS with B.Tech in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Information Technology
Xavier Law School L.L.M. Degree (regular mode) from a recognized University securing an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent grade
ELIGIBILITY: DOMAIN CATEGORY

Domain candidates (Category-I) are candidates who on the date of joining the Ph.D program are expected to possess sufficient and relevant knowledge of the domain that characterize the school where the candidate has applied. The domain candidates are identified based on the following qualification basis as given in the table below (and received within the last 5 years) at the time of admission.

School Domain Qualification
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar PGDM / MBA
School of Human Resource Management a. Full time Post Graduate Degree from any AICTE/UGC approved institution on Human Resource Management/Psychology /Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/Industrial or Employment Relations/Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate
OR
b. Masters or equivalent degree and UGC NET qualified in Subjects like- Human Resource Management/ Psychology */Personnel Management/Labour Welfare/ Industrial or Employment Relations/Business Management having at least 55% marks in aggregate
* Students with Master’s degree in Psychology may have to take additional courses in the field of HRM after admission.
School of Rural Management Master's degree in Management/Business Administration/Rural Development/Social Work or equivalent.
OR
Master’s degree in any discipline or equivalent with one year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management/Rural Development.
School of Human Settlements

For PhD-Urban Management and Governance:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration / Planning / Urban Design / Urban Development / Public Policy / Political Science / Public Administration / Governance or related specializations

For PhD-Planning:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Planning / Urban Design / Urban Development or related specializations
School of Sustainability Master’s degree in Sustainability Management / Environmental Science / Social Works
OR
Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology (Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering)
School of Commerce Master’s degree or equivalent in Accounting / Finance / Marketing.
Professional qualifications such as CA, CMA, CFA, and CS shall be an added advantage
School of Communications Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism/Visual Communication/Communication/Electronic Media/New media/Fine Arts/ Advertising and Public Relations/Broadcast Communication /Film Studies/English language and literature, OR a professional Degree in the stream of communication declared equivalent by the corresponding statuary regulatory body.
School of Computer Science & Engineering M. Tech./M.E. / Master Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering
Xavier Law School L.L.M. Degree (regular mode) from a recognized University securing an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent grade

Those candidates who will not satisfy the stated criteria at the time of admission above are classified as Other (Category-II) candidates.

How to Apply?
Step 1: Fill up the "Login Details" (in the Next page) to create and receive by email a unique XU ID/Login ID and Password for applying to Xavier University. If you have already received your Login ID and Password, then login as per Step 2.
Step 2: Login with your Login ID and Password. Fill up the Personal Details, Academic Details, Professional Details, Research Area Details and Statement of Purpose (SoP), upload your photo & signature, and Submit. (You may keep ready the scanned/digital images of your photo/signature in JPEG format, in advance. The dimensions of photo may be of about 200x250 pixels, and the signature may be of about 250x125 pixels, Photo within 85kb and signature within 50kb in size).
Step 3: Pay the application fee through the Payment Gateway. (Application fee is 1,600 INR).

If you have filled the application form and paid the application fee successfully, you will receive the confirmation by email regarding the acceptance of your online application form.

SELECTION PROCESS:

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), Subject Test (if applicable), Presentation, and Personal Interview to be held in Bhubaneswar.

PLEASE NOTE

One candidate can apply to only one school and can select up to three research areas from the select school. Also candidates need to understand the Domain and Other (Non-Domain) category from the Eligibility. Before proceeding to the application form go through the Indicative Research Area section of different schools offered Ph.D in Xavier University, Bhubaneswar in order to specify your choice of areas of research.

The last date to fill up the application form is February 28, 2021.