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Ph.D. Economics Programme

Programme Overview

Offered by: Directorate of Research and Innovation (DORI)

The PhD programme at CMR University, one of the best institutes for PhD in economics seeks to inculcate in each research scholar the skills essential to become not only a qualified researcher but also to excel in their chosen areas of research. At CMRU, the emphasis has always been to elevate the quality of the research in order to contribute to the growing pool of knowledge in each discipline. We have endeavoured to groom scholars into committed academicians and scientists capable of conducting good, independent research in a responsible and ethical manner.

We work hard to balance ‘academic rigour’ and ‘practical relevance in our research. Our focus has always been on a cross-disciplinary knowledge flow. Our scholars are encouraged to attain globally accepted standards in their research. The rigorous coursework, facilitated by eminent academicians, prepares our scholars for research from the beginning itself. The PhD economics programme is uniquely oriented towards the application of both theory and knowledge as derived from Research. All our Schools of Studies are equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities to handle high-end result-oriented research.

CMR University offers the best ph.d economics program in India under a unique environment for all research Scholars. Distinguished faculty members with strong industry and academic backgrounds and years of research experience are available to guide students. Scholars in the programme will find themselves learning alongside a talented, vibrant, and diverse peer group. The University offers both full-time and part-time Doctoral programmes (PhD).

Program Type

Full-time / Part-time

Eligibility Criteria

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.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates. Candidates should also have taken up the CMRET entrance examination.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Master’s degree determined as equivalent and recognized by the CMRU Equivalence Committee. The candidate must have a valid educational visa. In some cases, the candidate will need to produce an equivalence certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi.

The following category of students are exempt from the CMR Entrance examination:

● Candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR NET (JRF), SET/SLET, GATE or any other examination considered equivalent by AIU.

● Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. Course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed).

 

FAQ's

 What are the eligibility criteria for enrolling in PhD Economics at CMR University?

Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programmes shall 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, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission 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.

The University considers professional qualifications of Chartered Accountancy (CA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Cost and Management Accountants (CMAs) of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India as equivalent to PG Programmes as envisaged in Association of Indian Universities for the purpose of admission to Ph.D. Programmes in Commerce and Allied disciplines.

The University considers professional qualifications of PGDM of premier Institutions of India approved by AICTE as equivalent to PG Programme as envisaged in Association of Indian Universities for the purpose of admission to Ph.D. Programme in Management discipline.

 What should my research statement contain?

A research statement must ideally contain why a particular research path was chosen, how the student’s strengths will help them complete the research, and how doing the research will help the student align his career goals going forward.

 Why CMR University for PhD Economics?

    For any PhD, faculty support and infrastructure support are the key requirements. CMRU has an experienced faculty team, a research team, and other lab facilities for the students to conduct the research experiments. They also encourage cross-culture learning by allowing international students to take up their research here. This will help in the exchange of ideas and will result in innovations.