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  • Which colleges are best for PhD in Marketing in India and what is the process to apply for PhD?

    Aspiring to study part time PhD in Marketing? Interested in knowing all the detailed process and its scope? Find the information on this page from our ISC experts.

    Which are too most colleges to apply for Part time PhD in Marketing in India? What is the detailed process to apply for PhD in marketing and when does the application starts? What are scope after finishing PhD as I am working in a marketing agency currently.
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  • PhD is the correct way of writing but not PHD. Please correct the heading correctly.

    IBS, Hyderabad is offering part-time Ph D to the eligible candidates and it is the best institute you can try for your PhD.
    Eligibility for joining this course:
    Graduation with 50% in any discipline. The medium of instruction should be English.
    Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English. Post-graduation in management with specialisation in Marketing/ Finance/ HR Management / operations. The PG should be from a UGC approved university and full-time course with a minimum of 55% marks. OR
    Post Graduation (full time) in Economics/Commerce/Psychology/Sociology/Public Administration/ Statistics/Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a recognized University in India or abroad with minimum 55% marks
    A professional qualification like CFA / CA / CWA / CS with 60% and above marks.

    Admission Procedure:

    The candidate who wants admission to this course should appear of IBSAT.

    It is an online aptitude test conducted by The ICFAI for students seeking admission to the MBA / PhD programs of IBS Hyderabad. It is an aptitude test on Computer Based Test (CBT) format. The test is of 2 hours duration. There centres for this test across the country
    Candidates with GMAT® score of minimum 500 and CAT with a minimum percentile of 60 are exempted from IBSAT.
    IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders and UGC NET qualified candidates are also exempted from IBSAT.

    Shortlisted candiidates based on IBSAT / GMAT / CAT are called for selection process at IBS Hyderabad. The final selection is based on an aptitude test in Research methods, micro-presentation and Technical Interview.

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  • Ph.D in marketing is the prestigious doctorate degree and the same has to be completed within the maximum period of four year. In order to facilitate your persual of reaserch, you will be provided with a competent guide and your research would progress under his supervision.
    Choosing a right institution is all the more necessary to enhance your professional value in the marketing profile.
    A few institutions have been enlisted below for the ready reference and you may have the details of your persual of Ph.D programme from these institutes/ universities.
    1) Amity University - Mumbai/ Maharastra
    2) Delhi School of Management - Delhi
    3) Gitam University - Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    4) HKBK College of Enginnering - Bengaluru, Karnataka
    5) Indian Institute of Management - Bengaluru
    6) Indian Institute of Management - Kolkata
    7) Nirma University. - Ahmedabad
    8) Department of Management Studies, IIT, Chennai
    9) Indian Institute of Management - Bodhgaya.
    10) Loyola Institute of Business Administration - Chennai etc
    Process of applying for Ph.D in Marketing -
    Since you are management graduate with Marketing and would like to persue Ph.D in the same field, you should be familiar with the routes leading to your acceptance for the doctorate programme.
    In order to have your acceptance for the Ph. D in marketing, there are three routs given below -
    1) For all IIM's - CAT examination would be mandatory for applying for Ph.D with Marketing. You must have secured 100 percentile so that you can have the chance for the persual of Ph.D such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata etc.
    2) In relation to opting for IIT, all you need to qualify either GATE or UGC NET examination.
    Ensure that you have secured a respectable score in such an examination to be inducted into such a doctorate programme in Marketing.
    3) For any other University - You should be a qualified NET candidate apart from your clearance of the university entrance test.
    Once your candidature for the Ph. D programme is accepted, you will be asked to meet your guide for which a separate intimation will follow and he would select a topic in which you have to sustain your research.

  • There are many institutions in our country where one can get admission for doing part time PhD in marketing topics. The minimum eligibility is full time Post Graduation degree with at least 55% marks (some institute insist for 60%) in Economics / Commerce / Psychology / Sociology / Public Administration / Statistics/ Mathematics or full time professional qualification like CFA / CA / CWA / CS with at least 60% marks. The selection would be through an entrance exam for a particular institution or a centralised exam for a group of institutions. The entrance exam is generally followed by a group discussion and personal interview. The duration of PhD work is generally 3 years. Some institutions take the candidates just based on the merit as per the marks obtained in the qualifying exam. You are already working in the marketing area so doing PhD in your core area is a good thing for progressing in your career.

    Some of the colleges where one can try to get admission for the part time PhD program in marketing are -

    1. Indus University, Ahmedabad.
    2. Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
    3. Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali, Punjab.
    4. Delhi School of Management, Delhi.
    5. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, West Bengal.
    6. Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat.
    7. Amity University, Mumbai, Maharastra.
    8. JSS Science and Technology University, Mysore, Karnataka.
    9. Alliance University, Bangalore, Karnataka.
    10. Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
    11. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
    12. IILM University, Gurgaon, Haryana.

    After doing PhD there are many scopes in the industry and some of the positions where one can apply are Marketing executive, Marketing manager or Product manager. There are plenty of areas where marketing people are required and some of them are manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, professional marketing services etc. As you are already working so for you switching over would be a bit easier as you are aware of the basic marketing areas.

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  • Ph.D. is the highest degree that can be pursued by any person from a university in a field of study. For taking admission to Ph.D., a person needs to complete a bachelor's or graduation degree which is 3 or 4 years and Masters or post-graduation which is again 2 years. Investing more than 3 years for completing a Ph.D. becomes tough for people and thus many opt-outs of it. Part-Time Ph.D. program helps aspirants to complete their doctorates in the field from known universities & colleges according to their convenience and also wants to work to meet their financial needs. It is also to be noted that UGC & AICTE has given approval for Part-Time Ph.D. as per their circular F.No. 2-1/2017(DEB-III), dated 14 September 2018 (Link: but Ph.D. through distance learning mode is not approved or recognized by the UGC.

    Q: Which are the Universities/institutes/colleges to apply for Part-time Ph.D. in Marketing in India?
    A: Some of the best Universities/institutes/colleges from where you can pursue your Part-time Ph.D. in Marketing in India are:
    1.1 Amrita School of Business(Coimbatore, Chennai)
    1.2 Department of Management Studies(Chennai)
    1.3 Loyola Institute of Business Administration(Chennai)
    2. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(Kolkata, West Bengal)
    3. Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology(Mohali, Punjab)
    4.1 Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management(Mumbai)
    4.2 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies(Mumbai, Maharashtra)
    4.3 Amity University(Mumbai, Maharashtra)
    4.4 SIES College of Management Studies(Mumbai, Maharashtra)
    5. HKBK College of Engineering Bangalore(Karnataka)
    6. Department of Management Pilani(Rajasthan)
    6.1 Sir Padampat Singhania University Udaipur(Rajasthan)
    7. GITAM University(Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh)
    8. Rama University(Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh)
    9.1 Delhi School of Management(Delhi)
    9.2Department of Management Studies- IIT Delhi(Delhi)

    Q: What is the detailed process to apply for a Ph.D. in marketing?
    Eligibility criteria for part-time Ph.D. program in Marketing: Aspirants wishing to join part-time Ph.D. program in Marketing in any recognized Universities/institutes/colleges must have appeared or completed
    Master's or equivalent qualification with 60% marks in their respective stream/subject. 5% relaxation to students belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently-abled candidates may be given. Some institutes even ask for a minimum of one-year work experience in their related field.

    Admission Process for part-time Ph.D. program in Marketing: Admission of the student for a part-time Ph.D. program in Marketing is done on the basis of marks/percentage secured by them in their Master's or equivalent qualification. The admission process may differ from universities to universities or college to college. Some institutes even conduct entrance exam and those passing the exams are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Only those who are able to pass these tests are given admission. After the admission, the students must clear the Ph.D. qualifying examination

    Q: What is the scope after finishing a part-time Ph.D. in Marketing?
    A: There is a wide variety of openings for a person who has completed his Ph.D. in Marketing like in the Advertising and Marketing profession, one can become a Marketing executive, marketing manager or product manager, in the Production or Manufacturing industry, work in Trade(Wholesale and Retail), various companies or MNCs as Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, with strong communication and interpersonal skills one can join banking, telecom or insurance sector, etc.

    Note: Many Universities/institutes/college does not provide a part-time Ph.D. in all departments that they have. Applicants are requested to kindly visit the website of respective Universities/institutes/colleges for detail.

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