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    If a person has an MBA in Human Resources, can he/she pursue a Ph.D.?
    As per my knowledge for pursuing a Ph.D., it is necessary to have post-graduation and after that, you can do a Ph.D. in a related subject only. During the 4 semesters of MBA, various subjects are taught, can one be selected for Ph.D. on any of them. Give your advice as well as share other information related to pursue Ph.D. after MBA-HR.
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  • MBA is itself is itself a masters course and any aspirant having this qualification can aspire for a doctorate degree. There are two ways of going ahead for Ph.D. Either you qualify for NET and then take up the lectureship in a college offering MBA course and while you are a lecturer there, you look out for a Guide and under his guidance persuade the course for Ph.D. You will be given a thesis and you have to work in the given project and submit the thesis with the publication of quality research papers so that you will be conferred the degree of Ph.D.
    The other way could to qualify the entrance test of some reputed Institutions followed by the interview of the expert's assessing your aptitude and inclination towards your research appetite. If they find you fit they can allot you sit for Ph.D in Human Resource's.
    The following are the best Institutions-
    1) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    2) Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani,
    3) Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
    4) St, Xavier College, Mumbai
    5) St, Xavier College, Kolkata
    6) Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra, Jharkhand and many more.
    Human Resource's would deal with the the different attributes of manpower which could help them in their growth with the application of their talents if they are nurtured well in that direction under the guidance of an expert and hence this stream has wider aspects.
    Always seek for admission in a well reputed institution so as to get good coverage in this area with eminent professors.

  • PhD after MBA is possible. MBA is also a PG course and there are many universities world over offering PhD for MBA people. But very few people only prefer doing a PhD. PhD is useful after MBA only to the candidates who wanted to pursue their career in academic line. Going to PhD is not recommended for people who wanted to continue their work in the industry and commercial field. Many candidates will try to increase their work experience rather than going for a PhD, However it is your interest and accordingly you can take the decision.
    In India, you have to clear your NET examinations to go for PhD with a scholarship. You have to clear the same examination to become a lecturer in a recognised college with UGC pay scales. So initially you have to apply for the NET lecturership examination. Once you clear that examination you can join as a lecturer and while working as a lecturer you can register for your PhD and pursue the same. Alternatively, if you are qualified only for fellowship you can search for a guide in a university and apply through him for a PhD seat and pursue your PhD.
    Alternatively, you can join as a lecturer in any private college and while working there you can register for your PhD on a part-time basis.
    You can do PhD in many institutes in India. Their admission process will be different from institute to institute. You have to refer to their website and know the process for getting admission.
    The following are some best institutes offering PhDs after MBA.
    1. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
    2. IIM, Kolkatta
    3.IIM, Ahmedabad
    4.Chadughra University
    5.IIM Lucknow
    6.IIM, Indore,
    7.XLRI, Jamshedpur
    8. IIM, Kozhikode
    9.IIT, Roorkee
    10. ISB, Hyderabad.

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  • Q: If a person has an MBA in Human Resources, can he/she pursue a Ph.D.?
    A: The answer is very simple, yes! You can pursue a Ph.D. after MBA. It is seen that such a combination is not a popular choice but many who would like to make it big in the teaching profession do take such not so taken road. The only problem is that one needs to fulfill the eligibility criteria and clear the entrance exam to be able to get a seat in a good college or university in India or abroad.

    Q: Is it necessary to have post-graduation to do a Ph.D. and should a student select the subject taught during the 4 semesters of MBA for Ph.D.?
    A: The eligibility criteria for doing a Ph.D. in India after MBA are as follows:
    1. The student must have completed their Master's degree in any stream from a recognized institute/ college/ university with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
    2. The student must clear the entrance exams and score well. The exams are CAT/ GATE or even UGC NET.
    3. Though it is not compulsory, it is good to choose a subject for research in which the student has specialized during their MBA.
    4. The normal duration of a Ph.D. may vary from 3 to 5 years in which the 1st year is mostly dedicated to the coursework (research methodologies and subjects, etc.), the 2nd year, choose their area of specialization in which they will be conduction research, the 3rd year presenting their thesis statement after research and collection of data. The whole process can be time-consuming and one needs to start their data collection from the second year and start writing their research papers by the end of six months of the 3rd year.
    Now, if you wish to pursue a Ph.D. abroad, you may have to clear the exams such as language proficiency exams like IELTS or TOEFL and the GMAT or GRE. Other things are somewhat similar.

    Q: Which are some of the streams for Ph.D. after MBA in HR?
    A: Some of the subjects that one can choose for their Ph.D. after MBA in HR are: Ph.D. in Management, Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour/Management, Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, Ph.D. in Information Technology/Data Analytics, Ph.D. in Market Analysis and Research & Ph.D. in Behavioural Finance

    Q: What is how one can complete their Ph.D. after MBA?
    A: There are two methods to do a Ph.D. after an MBA. The first is the regular format and for this, you need to clear the eligibility criteria as mentioned above. The second is to complete your Ph.D. as an external student but even here, you need to clear the eligibility criteria. In some business schools or universities abroad, do provide Ph.D. in distance mode.

    Q: Which are some of the colleges or universities that offer Ph.D. after MBA in India?
    A: Some of the universities that offer Ph.D. after MBA in India are:
    1. HR college of Commerce and Economics, Mithibai College of Arts, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research – Mumbai
    2. Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce(BMCC), Shivaji University – Maharashtra
    3. St. Xavier's College(SXC), Indian Statistical Institute, Jadavpur University, Bengal Engineering, and Science University, West Bengal University of Technology – Kolkata
    4. Madras Christian College(MCC), Presidency College, Indian Maritime University, Anna University, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University & Loyola College – Chennai
    5. Mount Carmel College, National Law School of India University, National Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore, National Institute of Technology, International Institute of Information Technology – Karnataka
    6. Lovely Professional University, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab Technical University, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University – Punjab
    7. Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) - Mumbai, Kanpur, New Delhi, Kharagpur
    8. Jawaharlal Nehru University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Technological University – New Delhi
    9. Cochin University of Science and Technology, National Institute of Technology Calicut – Kerala
    10. Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology – UP
    11. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Rajasthan Technical University – Rajasthan
    12. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research – Chandigarh
    13. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, National Institute of Design – Gujarat
    14. Andhra University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University – AP/ Telangana

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  • You have done MBA in Human Resource Management and after doing this Masters course you are very well eligible to go for PhD in a related field. There are many institutions in our country which offer the PhD course in HR areas and generally it takes 3 to 5 years to complete it. One can choose a topic related to organisational skills or training and developmental skills or decision-making skills or communication skills and perform the thesis work in it. The fee for the course varies much from college to college and the annual fee varies from merely Rs 12000 to a whopping Rs 2 lakh.

    After doing PhD degree one can apply in teaching sector, business enterprises, big organisations, manufacturing companies, marketing companies, IT companies etc where the Human Resource Management is a crucial area to manage. Admission to PhD program is generally done based on the candidate's performance in the entrance exam. Based on the performance in the entrance exam the candidate is called for a detailed interview to assess his attitude and interest for research work.

    Some of the colleges / institutions where one try to apply for PhD program in this area are
    1. IIM, Kolkata.
    2. IIM, Ahmedabad.
    3. IIM Lucknow.
    4. IIM, Indore.
    5. IIM, Kozhikode.
    6. IIT, Roorkee.
    7. IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
    8. IIT Madras, Chennai.
    9. KIIT, Bhubaneshwar.
    10. ISB, Hyderabad.
    11. M S University, Baroda.
    12. St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
    13. Sharda University, School of Business Studies, Greater Noida.
    14. Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
    15. IIM, Bangalore.
    16. XLRI, Jamshedpur.

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  • Having a master's degree with a minimum of 55% marks is a compulsory requirement for doing a PhD. As mentioned above you have already done MBA and it is a master's programme in itself so you are eligible for doing a PhD. For taking admission to this programme, there are two ways. The first way, by clearing entrance exam like UGC-NET, you can get admission. Another way, by clearing the entrance test which is conducted by University for PhD admission. Admission rule varies from University to University. Admission to the PhD program is done based on the candidate's performance in the entrance exam. After the qualifying entrance exam, the candidate is called for an interview to assess his interest in research work. Generally, a PhD degree is preferred for those who want to make a career in the academic field.
    Some of the best institutes that offer PhD after MBA in India are as follows:-
    1. Madras Christian College(MCC), Chennai
    2.Presidency College, Chennai
    3.National Institute of Technology, Banglore
    4.Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
    5. Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
    6. Guru Nanak Dev University – Punjab
    7. Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) - Mumbai
    8. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

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