The Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Management Program Regulations (hereinafter called the PhD in Management Regulations) has been prepared by the School of Management (hereinafter School) with approval from the Research Committee in accordance with the provision of Clause 23 (2) of Kathmandu University Research Related Rules 2062 (amendment in 2068 and 2074) (hereinafter called the Rules). The PhD in Management Program of the School (hereinafter called the PhD Program) shall be regulated according to the following rules. Detailed information on rules will be provided during orientation.
Objectives of the Program
PhD in Management is an advanced research degree program that offers substantial foundation to the PhD candidates (hereinafter called the candidates) in advanced theory, research and analytical skills to help them pursue advanced study in management and conduct high quality research independently in their fields. Candidates pursuing this program will acquire advanced knowledge in conceptual and analytical skills and therefore will have enriched research capability for advancing management knowledge, practice and profession.
Entrance Requirements and Procedures
a. The PhD Program is open to Nepali and non-Nepali nationals with:
b. One individual research proposal.
c. The School shall conduct appropriate admission test, research presentation (oral examination) and personal interview to select candidates for admission.
d. Selection of the candidates shall be based on:
Special consideration will be given to the following factors at the time of personal interview, proposal evaluation and presentation:
Publication of research articles
Conditions for Study Completion
a. Candidates must complete all course requirements for PhD before embarking on proposal, and secure minimum B grade in each course to be a PhD scholar and start Research Proposal. A candidate failing to secure the minimum grade in a coursework shall re-do it and failure to secure the grade in second attempt will subject the candidate to dismissal from the program.
b. The minimum period of candidature for full time PhD candidates shall be three years and the maximum shall be five years.
c. A candidate who fails to complete the PhD program requirements within the prescribed maximum period of five years, but makes sufficient progress in his/ her thesis work may apply for an extension by one year. The Chair of Thesis Advisory Committee must recommend the candidate to the Research Committee for extension with a detail progress report of the candidate.
d. The Research Committee shall terminate candidature when the candidate fails to:
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