Ph.D. in Management
Doctoral Research Centre
Affiliated to Savitribai Phule University (SPPU)

A Research Centre has been established in the year 2019 at SIMMC with an objective of promoting the research culture among. The centre is recognized by the Savitribai Phule Pune University. The research centre conducts various research workshops and seminars for the research scholars.

Eligibility for admission to Ph. D. programme:

  • Candidates have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to reserved categories/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per policies of the Government of Maharashtra prescribed from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to reserved categories/Differentlyabled and other categories of candidates as per policies of the Government of Maharashtra prescribed from time to time.
  • M. Phil. student of SPPU whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme.
  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian institution, from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

Duration of the PhD Programme

Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.

Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute / Ordinance of the SPPU

The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration.

PhD Admissions Procedure:

Stage 1: Ph.D. Entrance Test conducted by SPPU (Qualifying marks - 50%)

Nature of the PhD Entrance Test:

  1. 100 MCQs
  2. 1 Mark Each
  3. No Negative Marking
  4. Duration 2 hours

The syllabus of the PhD Entrance Test:

  • Research Methodology - 50% weightage
  • Subject - 50% weightage

Syllabus for Ph.D.(PET) Entrance exam: click here

Processing fees for M.Phil/Ph.D. Entrance Examination 2019 click here

Stage 2: An interview/viva-voce organized by the Research Centre.

Interview details:

The candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Department Research Committee.

The interview/viva voce shall consider the following aspects:

  1. Whether the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research
  2. Whether the research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution
  3. Whether the proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.

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Ph D Guides:

Dr. Shailesh Kasande

Subject: Marketing Management

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Dr. Dhananjay Awasarikar

Subject: Marketing Management

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Dr. Amod Markale

Subject: Marketing Management

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Dr. Anand Gaikwad

Subject: Human Resource Management

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Dr. Shriprakash Soni

Subject:Financial Management

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Guide : Dr. Shailesh Kasande

  • ‘Development of International Strategy for Chennai and JNPT Port,’ Avinash Purandare (March 2018)
  • ‘An Analytical Study of Impact of Consumer characteristics, website characteristics & product category on consumer information Search Behavior & intention to Transact on Line,’ Koshti Machhindranath (December 2016)
  • ‘An Investigation into the Influence of Service Industry Characteristics and Employee Performance on Service Quality,’ Giribala Dewasthale (October 2016)
  • ‘A Profiling and Segmentation Study of Screenagers based on their Attitude towards Various Media, Media Consumption Motives and Media Preferences,’ Jayashree Vispute (October 2016)
  • ‘Role of Product Knowledge, Technology Orientation and Internet Specific Innovativeness in Shaping Consumer’s Attitude towards Job Portals and Its Impact on Usage of Job Portals,’ Umesh Patwardhan. (January 2015)
  • ‘An Analytical Study of the Impact of Perceived Retail Store Image on Consumer based Retailer Equity Across Selected Retail Formats,’ Gholizadeh Meidani Iman Reza. (November 2014)
  • ‘Understanding Retail Service Convenience,’ Ms. Shaphali Gupta, Research centre: Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Powai. (as co-guide)
  • ‘Evaluating the Effectiveness of Web Advertisements in the Context of Adventure Tourism Websites,’ Ajit Sane. (March 2013)

Guide : Dr. Shailesh Kasande

  • Manisha Lande - An Investigation in to the factors that influences customer receptivity to cross-selling.

 

Guide : Dr. Dhananjay Awasarikar

  • “A Study of Parents’ Attitude towards Sales Promotion of Confectionary Products for Children”- Ms. Iyer Kavitha
  • “A Study of effectiveness of Marketing Assistance and Technological Up -gradation Scheme of Select Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises” - Ms. Annavatti Pallvi
  • “Current Status of e-marketing of Pharmaceutical Products - An Analytical Study” - Ms. Sumant Ursula
  • “A Study of Mascots in Branding” - Mr.Gaikwad Sumeet
  • “Study of Growth and Challenges for Online Retail with special reference to Apparel Industry in India” - Ms. Dakhole Deepti
  • “A Study of Marketing Strategies of Flowers adopted by Producers” - Ms. Phaltankar shilpa
  • “A Study of Application of Business Analytics in Marketing” - Ms. Bijwe Shweta

AT A GLANCE

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Minimum duration 3 years, including course work

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Maximum duration 6 years, including course work

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Course work – Minimum 8 Credits

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6 monthly progress reports

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3 Mandatory Research Publications

Phd News/Notices

Personal Interview for M.Phil./Ph.D. 2019

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Schedule of Ph.D. Interview

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PhD Entrance Notification 2019

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Processing fees for Ph.D. Entrance Examination 2019

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Guidelines for PhD Guides

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Guidelines for Senior Eminent Academicians as Research Guides

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Undertaking from the Coursework participants

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Application for Course Work

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Minimum Standards and Procedure for award of M.Phil./ Ph.D. degree regulations

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Eligibility for admission to Ph.D. programme

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Extension of last date for online application for M.Phil./Ph.D. PET Examination 2019

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Public notice on Academic Integrity

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For Admission & Counseling

  • Start date of application:
    25-05-2019
  • End date application :
    15-06-2019
  • Date of entrance examination :
    07-07-2019

PhD Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates fulfilling atleast one of the following conditions shall be exempt from the PhD Entrance Exam:

  • Candidates qualified in CSIR UGC NET, JRF, GATE, or teacher fellowship holders
  • Candidates who have passed M Phil Programme of SPPU

The PhD Entrance Exam is conducted at the centres announced by Savitribai Phule Pune University.

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