PhD in Commerce is a full-fledged doctoral program that seeks to improve upon the knowledge of the student in areas concerning finance and commerce through some original research work. The course program prepares you for a career in research, education and in business as well as finance. Commerce and business is one field that is very much flourishing in the country. There is a continued need of professionals in this field to man the industries and the financial sector. There is a growing need in the institutes and the universities too for scholars who can fuel the growth of the financial and the business sector by training today’s youth.
Eligibility and course duration
An M.Phil or a masters degree in commerce, finance, economics, management, ICWA, chartered accountancy or other relevant field with minimum 55% of marks. In exceptional cases, graduate degree holders with very high marks and relevant experience are considered.
Duration of the course is minimum 3 years.
The admission process may vary from institute to institute. However, in general one has to apply to the institute with a research proposal and an application form. On acceptance, the candidate will have to sit for a PhD entrance exam. Certain category of students are exempted from the exam. Those who have passed M.Phil, NET, GATE, UGC, CSIR(JRF), SLET exam can directly sit for the interview. Based on the evaluation of the research proposal the candidates are called for the interview by a research committee. One needs to come in the merit for final selection.
More about the course
The candidate will be doing the research work under a research supervisor. Generally there will be not more than 8 students under the supervisor. One can do part time or full time research work as per one’s convenience. Their tenure is 5 and 4 years respectively. In the beginning of the course the student gets to do the course work to get familiarized with the research methodologies and field of specialization. Exams for course work follow. Progress reports are to be submitted, seminar presentation is to be done, a research paper to be submitted followed by the PhD thesis and via-voce.
Jobs and opportunities
A PhD qualification opens up for you jobs in a variety of sectors including the government, industry and scores of financial institutions and organizations. Colleges and universities also provide for good opportunities to a PhD scholar.
Ph.D Commerce Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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