Ph.D Programme

Ph.D Programme

Ph.D. Programme

XIME Bangalore is a recognized research center by University of Mysore for conducting Ph.D. programme in Management. It provides guidance assistance, infrastructure and academic support for faculty members and research scholars with a high degree of professional competence and commitment to upholding high research standards. XIME has been recognized as a Research Center in Management by the University of Mysore from the academic year 2015 -16. The objective of the Research Center is to provide a nurturing and challenging environment for doctoral students. XIME has recognized Research Guides specialized in various areas like Marketing, International Business, Finance, Business Excellence, Information systems, Business Strategy, General Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation, Economics and several other allied subjects.

XIME Research Center plays the role of an information provider, facilitator and agent catering to the needs of research aspirants. XIME aims at excelling in research and bringing about revolutionary change keeping in mind the management needs of the future of work. The programme is planned to provide an opportunity to attain the maximum potential in their field through intensive research. XIME envisages a greater emphasis on academic research in management. There are high expectations from scholars to produce research work of excellent quality. The quality of research at XIME is measured by publication in Top-ranked academic journals with a high citation index. XIME subscribes to leading academic databases like SAGE, EBSCO, Reuters, and Harvard business school publishing to support research projects. The programme emphasizes preparing the candidates to understand the complexities of business and its social and international contexts while developing specialized expertise and research skills.

Ph.D. Committee

Admission to Ph.D. programme and conduct of Ph.D. program will be overseen by a committee coordinated by Dean (Research). The Director is the chairman of the committee. A third member will be drawn from the available Ph.D. guides/Senior faculty members.

   Ph.D. Admission

Ph.D. admissions at XIME Research Center are governed by the Mysore University admission rules notified on the website of the University of Mysore. Apart from the academic requirements prescribed by Mysore University, XIME requires the Research scholars to publish innovative research articles with high impact factors and undertake research projects of international/national funding agencies.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission

As per the existing rules of the University of Mysore, a candidate must have a Master’s Degree or any other Degree / Diploma of any recognized university/institution with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent CGPA /Grade. A candidate who has completed M.Phil., with a minimum of 55% or equivalent grade is eligible for admission even if his/her marks in master’s degree is less than 55% provided the candidate has got admission to M.Phil., by an entrance examination.

However, this condition is relaxed to 50% in case of:

a) SC/ST candidates/Cat-I candidates.

b) In-service candidates with a minimum of five years of regular experience associated with the teaching profession as teacher’s/library professionals/physical education instructors/laboratory staff in educational institutions.

c) A candidate who has completed a master's degree prior to 19 Sept 1991.

2. The candidate shall also appear for the Entrance Test conducted by the University of Mysore.

The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper on the broad area of PH.D. of 100 marks with 3 hours’ duration. Syllabus of the paper shall be framed by the respective Boards of Studies based on UGC/CSIR National Eligibility Test (net)pattern. The question paper shall contain 50 objective type questions of one mark each, and essay type/short answer questions for 50 marks. For candidates intending to do inter/multidisciplinary research, the Entrance Test shall be a a common Entrance Test in a general paper and the syllabus of the paper shall be framed by the inter/Multidisciplinary Board of studies. A candidate securing at least 55 marks out of 100 (50marks out of 100 in case of SC/ST/CAT-1 Candidates) in the Entrance Test shall be declared as eligible to probable guide (s)supervisor(s) and appear for an interview to be conducted for him/her. In case an eligible candidate desires to approach more than one probable guide he/she has to undergo interview test before each of the probable guide. The guide will prepare a merit list based on the performance of the candidate in the interview conducted by him/her.

The interview /viva voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz, whether:

  • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the institution/college
  •  The Proposed area of research can contribute to new /additional knowledge.

It should be noted that successful completion of entrance test and appearance for an interview before a probable guide just imply the eligibility of a candidate for admission to Ph.D. degree in the University, but shall not guarantee an admission to Ph.D. degree programme.  The results of the Entrance Test shall be declared by the Registrar (Evaluation) who shall issue the eligibility Certificate to successful candidates in the Entrance Test. The Eligibility shall be valid for one year from the date of the entrance test till the next entrance is notified

Candidates who have qualified for UGC/CSIR, JRF fellowships through UGC/CSIR, NET Examinations /SLET/GATE are exempted from Entrance Test. Candidates who have completed M.Phil. course /who have joined M.Phil. course are also exempted from the entrance test provided the M.Phil. /Equivalent course was through an entrance examination. However, all such candidates have to undergo an interview before the probable guide(s)and obtain the consent /acceptance letter from the guide, if vacancies are available.

 Admission Procedure

Candidates interested in taking admission to Ph. D programme at XIME Research Centre must apply by filling up the prescribed application form placed at below along with the copies of all their qualifications from class Xth to Post Graduation and the result of PhD entrance exam/UGCNET/KSET/M.Phil exam. They should also enclose a DD for Rs. 2000/- as application fee in favour of Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore.


Download Ph.D. Application


Selection of candidates will be based on academic records, work experience, if any, marks secured in the Entrance Examination, and interviews conducted at XIME, Bangalore. Fulltime Research scholars will be eligible for stipend as per the rules of the institute. Ph.D. Candidates will have to pay the prescribed fees of XIME as well as the University. For details of the fees applicable from 1st of August 2023 and rules governing payment of stipend,

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PhD Fee for Part-Time Scholars

PhD Fee for Full-Time Scholars


Ph.D. Research Scholars

Presently 33 research scholars are pursuing their Doctoral research in XIME Research Centre, and they are at various stages of their research. Nine scholars have successfully completed their Ph. D programme and were awarded Ph. D degrees. Following is the list of scholars pursuing Ph.D. Programme at XIME Research Centre.

1.  Mr. Sreevas V.T.K

18.Ms.  R.Priya

2   Mr. Sakalesh S Nagouda

19. Col.George Jacob

3.  Mr. Gurudath MN

20. Ms. Farah Koshy

4. Mr. Swarnadeep Maity

21.Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya

5. Mr. BG Jayaram

22.Ms.Chandini SM

6.  Mr. Krishnan PM

23.Fr.Felix Victor

7. Mr. N Jayaram

24. Ms. Claret Vinaya Pereira

8. Ms. Meghashree D

25. Mr. Sudhakar Babu M

9. Mr. Sujit Kumar Bhuniya

26 .Ms.Johnsy Mary Johnson

10. Ms. Rohini  Puri

27. Mr. Anand John Christopher

11. Mr. John A Gonsalvez

28.Mr.Md.Muzammil Merzada

12. Mr. Chandan kumar

29. Mr. Vincent Paul S

13. Mr. Devaraju SR

30. Mr. Anand Guled

14. Mr. Manjesha C

31. Ms. Afza Kaleem n KH

15. Ms. Nidhi Gupta

32. Ms. Lakshmi G

16. Ms. Mythreyi Raman

33. Ms. Roopa Shanmugham

17. Ms. Azalena Colaco Rastogi



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