The doctoral Programme at SPJIMR is aimed at producing academic researchers and thought leaders of highest global standards. The Programme structure has been designed keeping in mind the requirements to fulfill these objectives. The overall length of the Programme would ideally be between four to five years.
The programme comprises three phases:
Upon joining the Programme, candidates would go through rigorous coursework in the first year of the Programme followed by a qualifying examination. Towards the end of the coursework phase, scholars are expected to work on a Master’s level thesis on a topic of their choice following which, they submit their proposal for their doctoral thesis on successful defence of their thesis proposal, candidates would move to the dissertation phase. The FPM architecture across 4-5 years and key milestones is as illustrated in the figure below.