Ph.D. in Commerce


    PhD programme in Commerce at School of Management and Commerce (SOMC), K R Mangalam University is designed under the guidance of highly qualified and widely recognized faculty in their respective fields. This PhD programme is for curious individuals who want to work at cutting edge research and expand the frontier of human knowledge. The PhD programme in Commerce is based on the research carried out by the scholars under the guidance of Supervisor/Co-Supervisor(s). The programme duration depends upon the completion of the chosen research work by the scholars. The research work is characterized either by the discovery of new facts or the proposition of new theory/theories or by a fresh interpretation of known facts. It should bear evidence of the scholars’ capacity for analysis and judgment as well as his/her ability to carry out an independent investigation, design, or development. All admitted scholars are provisionally registered into the programme and are required to undertake a mandatory minimum course work of 12 credits. Upon successful completion of the course work, the scholar shall identify supervisor/co-supervisor(s) and prepare a detailed Research Proposal/Synopsis of the research s/he wants to carry out.

    Full-Time Scholars

    Scholars are required to devote full time on campus for the Ph.D.programme. Some scholars may be offered a teaching/research/project assistantship. The selected scholars will be required to assist in teaching/laboratories and other developmental work under the guidance of a mentor.

    Sponsored Scholars

    Employees of organizations/industries having collaborations with the university can enroll under this category.

    Part-Time Scholars

    Scholars working in organizations situated in close vicinity of the university can enroll under this category.

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    Programme Structure

    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    • Introduction To Psychology(Life skill)
    • Perspective in Social Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Introduction to Psychology Practicum/Lab
    • Communication Skills(Life skill)
    • Open Elective-1
    • Statistical Method For Psychological Research-I
    • Biopsychology
    • Biopsychology Practicum/Lab
    • Environmental Studies
    • Open Elective-2
    Semester 3
    Semester 4
    • Abnormal Psychology(Employability)
    • Introduction To Personality(Life skill)
    • Life Span development(Life Skill)
    • Introduction To Personality_Practicum/LAB
    • Psychology of Relationships (Entrepreneurship)
    • Inter Group Relations(Open Elective)
    • Disaster Management
    • Fundamental of Cognitive Psychology
    • Counseling skill(Life Skill &Employability)
    • Statistical Method for Psychological research-II
    • Counseling skill_ Practicum/Lab
    • Research Publication and Presentation (Employability)
    • Psychology and Media(Open Elective)
    Semester 5
    Semester 6
    • Organizational Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Psychological Research
    • Clinical Psychology (Employability)
    • Health Psychology(Life Skill)
    • Psychological Research Practicum/Lab
    • Advance Social Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention(Employability)
    • Forensic Psychology(Employability)
    • Project/dissertation(DES-4)
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention Practicum/Lab
    • Value Added Course
    Semester 7
    Semester 8

    Connecting Talent to Dream Careers

    We are proud to collaborate with leading organisations including Infosys, IBM, Genpact, Aviva, Airtel, Bank of America, HDFC Bank, Cipla, and Google. These strong partnerships are pivotal in our campus recruitment initiatives and provide excellent internship opportunities for our Ph.D. in Commerce students.

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    Career Options

    After completing this programme, you have a wide range of career options to choose from. Here is a list of top career sectors that could be excellent choices for your professional journey:

    • Business Development Manager : Business Development Manager is a professional role where you can play a prominent role in building connections with clients, developing market strategies, and negotiating business deals.
    • Business Analysts : Business Analysts are those experts who use data analysis and gather stakeholder input to recommend solutions that help businesses optimize their performance.
    • Lecturer/Professor/Academician : Lecturer/Professor/Academician are professional academicians who mentor students and involve them in extensive research-based learning.
    • Big Data Analyst : Big Data Analyst is responsible for collecting datasets and analysing them to make informed decisions. Also, they use their advanced analytics techniques to manage data effectively and efficiently.
    • Risk Analyst : A Risk Analyst is someone who is professionally equipped with strong analytical skills and knowledge, responsible for identifying potential risks that could affect business operations.

      Hear straight from our Students

      Rohit Verma

      PhD in Commerce program at K.R. Mangalam University surpassed my expectations in terms of academic rigour and practical relevance. We had a comprehensive learning experience under the guidance of industry professionals. Additionally, the program's emphasis on emerging trends in commerce, connected with hands-on research opportunities, allowed me to delve into contemporary issues facing businesses.


      KRMU has dynamic curriculum blend of theoretical frameworks and practical applications allowed me to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Choosing PhD in Commerce at KRMU was the best decision to start my career.


      My journey in the PhD in Commerce program has been intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding. The program's emphasis on interdisciplinary research, associated with opportunities for industry collaboration, provided me with a holistic understanding of commerce.

      Ajit Sharma

      KRMU’s comprehensive curriculum of Ph.D in Commerce, guided by esteemed faculty members, provided me with the theoretical foundation and advanced research skills necessary to explore complex issues in commerce.

      Programme Outcomes

      Becoming more employable

      One of the reasons why you should opt for a Ph.D. in Commerce is that it will enhance your employability. After studying Commerce, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from. Having knowledge in multiple avenues will also help you in getting a good starting salary package.

      Gaining confidence in communication

      Another reason why you should consider getting a Commerce degree is that you will get the confidence to communicate with all sorts of people.

      Global Communication

      By opting for this course, you will be able to communicate different messages with people and enterprises all over the world. This will eliminate any barriers when it comes to global communication.


      The Ph.D. in Commerce programme is based on research conducted by the student under the supervision of the Supervisor/Co-supervisor(s), and the duration of the programme is determined by the student’s completion of the chosen research.

      The research work is distinguished by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of new theories/theories, or a new interpretation of known facts.

      It should demonstrate the candidate’s analytical and judgment abilities, as well as his or her ability to conduct independent research, design, or development.

      Ph.D. Admission

      Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. admission form from the university website (click here) and submit it completely filled in all respects with copies of all the documents. Shortlisted candidates will be called for written examination and interview. They will be required to pay a Registration-cum-Processing fee of INR 5000 (Refundable).

      Admission to Ph.D. in CSE programme will be based on the overall performance in Post Graduate degree, Entrance Examination, Personal Interview and positions available. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC NET qualified candidates and those having sponsored projects.


      It will broadly test the research aptitude and ability to comprehend. Candidates with NET, GATE, M Phil. or equivalent qualifications may be exempted from the entrance examination.

      Candidates who clear the written entrance examination will be selected for the personal interview. The interview will be conducted by the Interview Board of the University to comprehensively judge in-depth knowledge in the concerned subject/area and ability to do research.

      Admitted candidates will be required to pay the first installment of the Ph.D.programme fee and security deposit within the specified time to confirm admission.

      Who Should Pursue

      The students who are interested in understanding multinational enterprises (MNEs), their governance, and management should opt for a Ph.D. in Commerce. If you have a keen interest in exploring the complex issues pertaining to business enterprises and the commerce related to them, then you should study this subject. This subject would also be a great choice for you if you care about making globalization good by working for the government or the NGOs who run their own businesses. Opting for this field will allow you to see how globalization has brought an enhanced ‘connectedness’ of markets, people and information across countries. Another reason why you should go for a Commerce degree is that it will aid you in learning the processes that are involved in Business Analytics. Having in-depth knowledge about the same can assist you in solving real-world problems and optimizing an enterprise’s resources for improved operations. An intelligent business person knows that numbers and trade are the foundation for any successful company.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The minimum qualification for admission to a PhD course is a postgraduate degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a recognized Indian University, or a postgraduate degree approved by the Association of Indian Universities/UGC/AICTE with not less than 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.
      Yes, it is mandatory to have all required mark sheets to enrol in phd course at KRMU. A candidate’s form will be registered and he /she will be offered an entrance exam date only on submission of all required documents including last semester marksheet in case of final year appearing candidates.
      No, PhD Application forms can only be filled and submitted online through the website
      The Phd Application 2024 are accepted twice a year. For January Session – Between November to January and for July Session – Between June to August
      If you are in a job, then you must produce an NOC from your employer at the time of joining.

      Commence Your Journey
      in 6 Simple Steps

      Commence Your Journey in 6 Simple Steps

      Start your Application

      Complete payment and submit

      Pay the required Application Fee

      Take an entrance test

      K.R. Mangalam University Entrance Examination (KREE)

      Appear for interaction

      Attend our Faculty-Led Interview.

      Get the admission offer

      You will receive the offer letter after the successful interaction

      Get Enrolled

      Be prepared to embark on your journey

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