To invoke the research strengths of aspiring teachers and industry researchers, the SRM School of Management has been conducting the PhD program since 2004. The PhD is an important initiative of the school to nurture and train qualified and best talents to become eminent researchers of the future. The objectives of the program are:

  • To support quality research initiatives that emerge from the academia and industry
  • To encourage internal faculty members to pursue doctoral programs in management and inter-disciplinary subjects - to enable them to keep pace with the industry demands

One of the highlights of the program is that, it is aimed at working professionals. To suit the needs of working professionals, it is proposed to incorporate the course modules on e-learning mode in the near future. The following specializations are currently offered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management

There are currently 66 approved Ph.D Guides and  188 Ph.D students in various stages of completion at the School of Management. The program is currently offered Full time, Part time(Internal) and Part time (External)  modes and the minimum duration for the completion of the program is 4 years.

The program is divided into five stages

  • Course work
  • Comprehensive Viva
  • Synopsis Presentation
  • Thesis Submission
  • Viva-voce Examination

The minimum qualification requirement to apply for PhD program is any post graduate degree with at least 55% marks. Interested candidates can download the application form from the website. It is recommended that the candidates interact with the PhD guides relating to their specialization, before applying for the program.