Doctor of philosophy (PH.D.)

Our Ph.D. Program, in affiliation with Mumbai University, aims to empower individuals, through sound research, expert guidance, and a treasure trove of research tools and techniques in vibrant research culture.

Course Overview

Our Institute is a recognized research centre of University of Mumbai in the area/ subject of Management Studies. Ph.D. program is conducted as per instructions of University of Mumbai for PhD program vide University circular no Exam / Thesis / Univ. / VCD / 1947 to 2018 dated 15 June 2018.

Programme Objective

Registered students are motivated and guided to undertake studies and research in any of the verticals in Management i.e. Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations etc. The research is done as per the guidelines laid down by the University of Mumbai for course work in Research Methodology for a period of six months followed by intensive studies and research in identified knowledge gaps so as to fulfil the larger objectives of society and the market place. The entire research work is then placed before the panel of university for assessment and declaration of result.


The selected candidates will undergo PhD course work of 12 credits.

The course work includes:

  • Research Methodology and Literature Review
  • Statistical Tools and Techniques for Research
  • Case Methodology and Qualitative Research
  • Research Proposal and Ethics
 Duration of the Program

Ph.D. program will be of minimum duration of three years and maximum of six years from date of admission, including course work.


Get Doctorate Degree from one of India’s prominent Management Institutes.


Accordingly, admissions to Research centre will be open to the candidate who has passed a post graduate examination of University of Mumbai with minimum of 55% marks (or a B grade in the UGC 7 point scale) at postgraduate examination.

 Admissions Process
  • All admissions for Ph.D. shall be through an Entrance Test (PET) conducted by Mumbai University and the interviews shall be conducted by SRBS Research Centre.
  • Those wishing to pursue PhD at our Institute must have cleared PET in the subject of Management Studies conducted by Mumbai University.
  • Those candidates who have completed GATE/NET/SET/ M.Phil/JRF Examination in the pertinent subject of the apex bodies as CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT will be exempted from the Entrance Test.
  • The students who have cleared PET will have to appear for a selection interview by the panel of interviewers as per Mumbai University guidelines at SRBS Research Centre for which admission notification/ advertisement will appear on our website after declaration of PET results by University of Mumbai depending on the vacancies for research scholars at SRBS research Centre.
  • The selected students will have to get their Research proposal registered with University of Mumbai and work under guidance of Research guide allocated to him/her by SRBS Research Centre.
  • Under the guidance of research guides at SRBS approved by the University of Mumbai, eligible students are registered for conducting the research work in different areas in Management and on submission and approval of the Ph. D. Thesis as per the university guidelines Doctoral Degree in Management is awarded.