About the Program

The Doctoral Program at DBS Global University is a rigorous and innovative academic journey that empowers scholars to become thought leaders in their respective fields. Focused on fostering cutting-edge research, the program combines theoretical depth with practical applications.

Renowned faculty members guide students through a personalized and collaborative learning experience, promoting interdisciplinary approaches. DBS Global University's commitment to global perspectives ensures an inclusive and diverse academic environment. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dynamic research community, the doctoral program at DBS Global University prepares students for impactful contributions to academia, industry, and society, positioning them as influential leaders in their chosen fields.


Admissions to Ph.D. programs at DBS Global University campus are held twice a year, for the January and July sessions. The Ph.D. program is available in two formats: Full-time and Part-time, with no distance learning option. Regular participation in coursework, various interactions, and submission of progress reports through presentations is mandatory.

A Full-time Ph.D. scholar dedicates his/her full time to the program requirements, while a Part-time Ph.D. scholar balances their research with employment responsibilities. The minimum duration for a Full-time Ph.D. is three years, and for a Part-time Ph.D., it is Four years. The maximum duration for both formats is six years.

Part-time candidates must ensure their workplace provides the necessary facilities and infrastructure conducive to research. Additionally, they are required to have a Co-guide from their organization, subject to approval by the university authorities.

DBS Global University promotes interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas across various fields. Scholars may appoint a Co-guide from outside DBS Global University in accordance with university rules and due approvals. The primary Guide for the scholar will be a DBS Global University faculty member, selected based on the research topic and availability. Full-time Ph.D. candidates also have the opportunity to work as research fellows on prestigious ongoing research projects at the university.

Programme Offered

Computer Engineering (For M Tech/ BTech with 8 CGPA)

(a) PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering

(b) PhD in Computer Science and Engineering (For MTech)

(c) PhD in Robotics and Automation

(d) PhD in Information Technology

(e) PhD in Software Engineering

(f) PhD in Cyber Security

(g) PhD in Data Science

(h) PhD in Artificial Intelligence

(i) PhD in Machine Learning

(j) PhD in Cloud Computing

(k) PhD in Network Security

(l) PhD in Information Systems

Computer Applications (For MCA Students / BCA 4 Years with 8 CGPA)

(a) PhD in Computer Applications


a) PhD in Management Studies

b) PhD in Marketing

c) PhD in Finance

d) PhD in Human Resource Management

e) PhD in Operations Management

f) PhD in Strategic Management

g) PhD in International Business

h) PhD in Entrepreneurship

i) PhD in Supply Chain Management


(a) PhD in Commerce

(b) PhD in Accounting

(c) PhD in Finance and Control

(d) PhD in Banking and Insurance

(e) PhD in Business Economics

(f) PhD in Corporate Governance

(g) PhD in Taxation

Liberal Arts

(a) PhD in English Literature

(b) PhD in History

(c) PhD in Sociology

(d) PhD in Psychology

(e) PhD in Political Science

(f) PhD in Philosophy

(g) PhD in Economics

(h) PhD in Anthropology

(i) PhD in Geography

(j) PhD in Linguistics

(k) PhD in Cultural Studies

(l) PhD (Governance, Public Policy & Law)

(m) PhD (International Relations)

(n) PhD (Public Policy & Governance)

Basic Sciences

(a) PhD (Mathematics)

(b) PhD (Physics)

(c) PhD (Statistics)

Journalism & New Media Studies

(a) PhD in Media and Communication Studies

(b) PhD in Print Journalism

(c) PhD in Digital Media & Marketing

(d) PhD in Public Relations

(e) PhD in Advertisement

(f) PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication

(g) PhD in Radio Production

Film & Drama

(a) PhD in Film Studies

(b) PhD in Theatre and Performing Art

(c) PhD in Cinematography

(d) PhD in Screenwriting & Story Boarding

(e) PhD in Film Direction

(f) PhD in Film Production

(g) PhD in Film Visual Communication


(a) PhD in Television Studies

(b) PhD in Broadcast Media

(c) PhD in Television Production

(d) PhD in Media Management

(e) PhD in Media Marketing

Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences


(a) PhD in Agronomy

(b) PhD in Horticulture

(c) PhD in Agricultural Economics

(d) PhD in Plant Pathology

(e) PhD in Soil Science

(f) PhD in Agricultural Extension

(g) PhD in Crop Science

(h) PhD in Animal Science

Forestry & Environmental Sciences

(a) PhD in Forestry

(b) PhD in Forest Ecology and Management

(c) PhD in Wildlife Conservation

(d) PhD in Environmental Science

(e) PhD in Silviculture


(a) PhD in LAW

USPs of the Program

Research-Centric Focus

The distinctive feature of DBS Global University's Doctoral Program lies in its unwavering commitment to research excellence. Scholars are immersed in a culture that prioritizes and nurtures high-impact research, fostering an environment where intellectual curiosity and exploration thrive.

Cutting-Edge Methodologies

Distinguished by its adoption of excellent research methodologies, the program equips candidates with the latest tools and techniques. This empowers doctoral researchers to delve into novel avenues of inquiry, ensuring that their contributions are at the forefront of advancements within their fields.

Research Integration Across Disciplines

The program uniquely emphasizes the seamless integration of research across disciplines. By encouraging scholars to draw from diverse knowledge domains, it fosters a collaborative atmosphere that sparks innovation and enables a comprehensive understanding of multifaceted issues.

Applied Research Impact

DBS Global University's Doctoral Program distinguishes itself by its dedication to applied research with real-world impact. The curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between theoretical exploration and practical application, ensuring that doctoral candidates emerge not only as adept researchers but as contributors to tangible solutions for contemporary challenges.

Admission Procedure

Application and Sessions

  • Applications for Ph.D. programs at DBS Global University are accepted twice a year: January and July sessions.
  • Admission is available for both Full-time and Part-time Ph.D. programs.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted online only, along with required documents and an online payment of Rs 750/- via Credit/Debit card.
  • A single form applies to one program only and is valid for one session.
  • Transfers from other campuses are permitted once the application is submitted to DBS Global University and after the confirmation of seat availability, NoC is obtained from the parent university (from where the transfer is sought).
Step Action
1 Submit online application form with required documents and payment
2 Check application status on the Admission Microsite at NPF/ERP.
3 Download Schedule and Admit Card for the selection process
4 Appear for the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) and Interview
5 Check selection status on the Admission Microsite
6 Print the admission letter and confirm fee payment

Selection Process

The selection process consists of the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) and an Interview, following UGC Ph.D. guidelines.

  • PET-exempt candidates (based on criteria in the eligibility section) will only attend the Interview.
Particular Component Questions Marks
Section 1 – General General Knowledge & Research Awareness, English Language, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Analysis, Data Analysis and Interpretation 50 Questions 50 Marks
Section 2 – Subject Specific Questions from the specific Ph.D. program subject and related fields 50 Questions 50 Marks
Interview by FRC Only for PET Qualified and PET Exempted candidates - 30 Marks

  • The PET is a 90-minute test with 100 multiple-choice questions, divided into two sections:
    • Section 1: General aptitude in research
    • Section 2: Subject-specific knowledge

Additional Information

  • Candidates will be informed about requirements related to their application, selection process dates, times, and venues via the Admission Microsite at www.dgu.ac or through the whatsapp.
  • It is the candidate’s responsibility to regularly check the admission microsite for updates and to select a date for the PET. A separate communication via email will be sent in this regard.
  • Candidates applying for multiple Ph.D. programs must ensure they appear for the selection process of each program on different dates.

Admission Confirmation

  • Selected candidates will be notified via the Admission Microsite.
  • An online admission letter will be available for printing within stipulated time of selection, detailing fee payment instructions, and commencement details.
  • The admission offer is provisional, valid only for the specific program and academic session applied for, and will be cancelled if conditions are not fulfilled within the specified time.


  • Working applicants must submit an NOC at the time of registration and orientation, within a month of selection.

Application Form

Ph.D. Online Application Form

Instructions for Submission of Online Application Form

  1. Choose Your Program and Campus: At the start, carefully select your Ph.D. program.
  2. Eligibility: Only fill out the application form if you are confident about your eligibility for the program and can submit all required documents on time.

Master’s Degree in relevant field from any accredited Indian or Foreign University with a minimum of 55% marks or grade point average.


Four years Bachelor's degree with minimum 75% / 8 CGPA is eligible to directly apply for Ph.D programs.

Documents Required During Ph.D. Form Filling

  • Photograph: Scanned passport size photograph (jpg, gif, png, jpeg, bmp), dimensions 3.5 x 4.5 cm.
  • Class X Mark Sheet: Scanned copy (jpg, gif, png, jpeg, bmp).
  • Post-Graduation Mark Sheet: Scanned copy of the marks sheet till the final semester/year (jpg, gif, png, jpeg, bmp).

Preliminary Research Idea: A document not exceeding 1000 words, to be uploaded during application.

Guidelines for writing a Preliminary Research Idea

      • Purpose of study and factors prompting to undertake the research work.
      • Broad outline about the research work that you have planned in the area of specialization selected by you.
      • While writing the outline please make sure to include some indication about the methodology that you wish to employ.

Employment Verification Certificate: Applicable for those applying for a Part-time Ph.D. program

  • Valid Email ID: Ensure you have a valid personal email ID.

Important Information

  • Online Application Only: Applications must be submitted online. Hard copies will not be accepted.
  • Registration Requirement: Your application form will not be registered until all required documents are submitted. Final semester/year post-graduate students may apply, and a PET will be conducted, for such candidates with the undertaking of fulfilment of all requisite qualification.
  • No Guarantee of Admission: Submission of the application form does not guarantee a selection procedure date or admission. Forms may be rejected for document deficiencies, not following procedures, or other valid reasons.
  • Application Form Number and Password: Upon submission, an Application Form Number and Password will be generated, which you will need for future reference. An email will be sent to the registered email ID.
  • Keep a Copy: It is advisable to keep a printed copy of the online application form.

Using Your Application Form Number and Password

Log on to your Admission Microsite by using your form number and password to:

  • Check if your form has been received
  • Check the status of your form
  • Select the date for the selection procedure and download the Admit Card
  • Check your selection status
  • Print the admission letter if selected
  • Confirm fee payment after making the payment

Important points

Date of Registration

  • The registration date for Ph.D. candidates will correspond to the actual registration date for the respective July and January batches.

Residency Period

  • Full-Time Candidates: The minimum residency period in the Department/Constituent unit is typically three years.
  • Part-Time Candidates: There is no residency period, but attendance in Ph.D. coursework and other academic activities is mandatory as scheduled.

Attendance Requirement

  • Full Attendance: Ph.D. scholars (both Full-Time and Part-Time) are expected to maintain full attendance (100%) in each course.
  • Minimum Attendance: A minimum of 75% attendance in each course is required to be eligible for end-semester examinations.
  • Promotion Requirement: Full-Time Ph.D. scholars must achieve at least 75% attendance out of the total working days each semester to avoid an "Unsatisfactory" Semester Progress Report.

Course Work

  • Compulsory Coursework: All Ph.D. candidates must complete the assigned coursework and pass a written examination.
  • Duration: The coursework period is typically a minimum of six months.
  • Grading: To earn credits for a course unit, a candidate must achieve at least a Grade B+ (7 points on a 10-point scale). Failure to achieve this grade will result in a second opportunity to improve, failing which the candidate's registration may be cancelled.
  • Time Frame: Coursework must be completed within one semester, not exceeding one academic year from provisional registration.

Tentative Class Timings During Coursework Period

  • Ph.D. Full-Time: All working days, 9:15 am - 6:10 pm.
  • Ph.D. Part-Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:15 am - 6:10 pm.

Comprehensive Examination

  • Requirement: Upon completion of coursework, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination testing their knowledge in their research field and their academic preparation.
  • Format: The examination includes both written and oral components and is conducted by the concerned institution. A minimum Grade B+ (7 points on a 10-point scale) is required to pass.

Minimum and Maximum Degree Duration

Category Minimum Time Period Maximum Time Period
Full-Time Scholars 3 years 6 years
Part-Time Scholars 4 years* 6 years

*Note: The minimum period for Part-Time scholars is Four years.

Fee Structure for Ph.D programs

The Prescribed Fees* for an Indian National candidate is as under :

One time Payment

1. Registration Fee Rs 10,000/-
2. Course Work examination fee Rs 10,000/-
3. Thesis Evaluation fee Rs 10,000/-
Academic Fee (Semester wise)

Rs. 50,000/- per semester for full time
Rs. 50,000/- per semester for part time

Rs 75,000/- per semester for Sponsored category


  • Fees are payable on a semester basis, with two semesters per year. Scholars must pay the fee for the minimum period (3 years for Full-Time Ph.D. and 4 years for Part-Time Ph.D.) and for any additional period until thesis submission, with a maximum duration of 6 years.
  • Scholarship/Financial Aid/Fee concession is available for selected scholars, including DBSGU academic/non-academic staff, JRF/SRF/RA employed at the University, national-level fellowship holders, if applicable, as per current policies.
  • Fees are subject to revision as decided by the University from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission

Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. Program, whether full-time or part-time, must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree: A Master’s degree from a recognized Indian or foreign university/institute in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent CGPA.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree: A four-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian or foreign university/institute in the relevant field with a minimum of 75% marks or an equivalent CGPA.
  3. Pre-1986 Bachelor’s Degree: Applicants who completed their first-year degree course (undergraduate course) by June 4, 1986, regardless of the duration, will be considered equivalent to those who completed a three-year first-degree course. Applicants with a two-year first degree who enrolled after June 4, 1986, must undergo a one-year bridge course, as per UGC notification dated August 17, 2015.
  4. Professional Qualifications: Applicants with Chartered Accountancy (CA) qualifications from 'The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' (ICAI), Cost and Works Accountancy from ICWAI, or Company Secretary qualifications from ICSI with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade are eligible for admission to Ph.D. Programs in the relevant field.
  5. Foreign/NRI Applicants: Foreign/NRI applicants or those with a Master’s degree from a foreign university must provide an equivalence certificate from AIU along with their online application form.

Note: {A relaxation of 5% in marks, from 55% to 50%, or a corresponding relaxation in grade, may be granted to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently abled and other eligible categories, as per prevailing UGC Regulations; or to those who obtained their Master's degree prior to September 19, 1991}

Exemption from PhD Entrance Test/Written Test

Candidates who have cleared an All India National Level Competitive Examination in the relevant field, such as NET of UGC/CSIR/ICAR (ASRB), ICAR-AICE-JRF/SRF (PhD), GPAT, ICMR, GATE, or DST-INSPIRE within the last 2 years* of the PhD session (January or July) they are applying for at DBS Global University, will be exempted from the written test of the Ph.D. Selection Process. These candidates must appear for the interview round only.

To be considered for exemption, candidates must submit a scanned copy of the issued certificate (not the scorecard) along with the application form or via email no later than two days before the PET date. Exempted candidates will receive a message of exemption on their admission microsite/admit card before the PET. Candidates who do not receive such a message must appear for the PET (Ph.D. Entrance Test).

Research Assistant

Financial Support will be provided to selected Fulltime Ph.D. students on a vacancy basis in the form of Ph.D. Assistantship, subject to terms and conditions as per the University rules.

1: INR 40000 per month plus hostel accommodation. The candidate needs an average of eight hours of Teaching Assistantship per week.

In-case Research Assistant requires accommodation on campus the same shall be arranged (subject to availability) at the monthly rates mentioned as under;

Accommodation type Rent Rate Rent subvention
Single room (attached washroom) Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 6,000/-
Shared Accommodation (Twin sharing basis) Rs. 8,000/- Rs. 4,000/-

Note 1: Rent subvention by the Institution is applicable only if specific duties (additional off-time administrative responsibilities) are assigned to a Research Assistant for which submission of a monthly report for the specific assigned duty is submitted to the reporting officer.

Note 2: Meals shall be payable as per actuals, if taken from mess

2: INR 40000 per month (with no hostel accommodation and dining facility from the University Mess). The candidate needs an average of eight hours of Teaching Assistantship per week.

Notes: a) Conditions for continuation and total duration of applicability of the Ph.D. Assistantship shall be as per the Ph.D. regulations of the University.

b) The teaching load for Assistantship shall be verified and authenticated at the Department/ School level and approved by Dean (R&C)

c) The Management reserves the right to revise the rates/terms of TA ship from time to time.

Career opportunities

University Professor/Researcher

Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Researcher

Industry Research and Development

Government Research Positions

Policy Analyst/Adviser

Data Scientist/Analyst

Non-profit Sector (Research, Program Management)

Curator or Archivist

Editorial Positions (Editor for Journals, Books)


To pursue this program student must have

  • Candidates must meet the required percentage of marks, GPA, subjects, and specializations as specified for each Ph.D. program.
  • Part-time candidates must submit employment verification details during application and provide a No Objection Certificate (NOC) upon selection.

How to Apply

In order to pursue this program, the students can talk to our counceller or use links below for further details:

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⁠I am very thankful to the department faculty and the placement cell that helped me achieve this while guiding me at every stage. My experience with the placement procedure was really great as I got to learn a lot. The placement cell is very well versed about each step.

Satyam Shekhar

⁠It is a great experience being at DBSGU. Our CDC department has helped a lot during the process of placement. They make sure that each student is well prepared for the interview.

Jyoti Nainwal

I am really thankful towards our college and placement cell, for supporting and providing us opportunities to learn interview skills, communication skills and guiding us in placements. The staff was supportive and informed us with enough notice regarding every placement drive.

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At DBSGU each student gets the opportunity to appear for more than 250+ companies each year and each student is able to get the optimum placement deserved. The maximum take home salary has been Rs. 20.5 Lakhs & CTC 23.5 Lakhs. Based on the intensity of training and exposure involved in the management program chosen by students at DBSGU, they are offered positions ranging from Mid-level Manager, Functional Expert, Consultant (Entry Level), Entry Level Managerial and Domain Trained positions.

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