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Ph.D. Concept (Research beyond Boundaries)

Research Scholars at GCU acquires global research attitude, skills, and knowledge to solve the local social problems of people and the planet through practically viable solutions. Impactful research is one of the unique concepts where the scholars are encouraged to select a research topic that will be beneficial for the policymakers, society, industry practitioners, and researchers. An opportunity to plan and conduct transdisciplinary research across disciplines such as commerce & management studies, tourism, hospitality management & catering technology, computational sciences and information technology, life sciences, physiotherapy, media studies, psychology, and languages exist naturally as a part of the University educational programs. Research endeavors at GCU do not stop from publications and citations. Original ideas and research outcomes are explored for filing patents and taking the patents for applications into the market. Overall, Ph.D. Programmes at GCU aims to apply scientific concepts to find solutions for the real-time problems through collaborations and contributions.

A research scholar at Garden City University can explore wide research opportunities, an ocean of career opportunities, a platform to connect and contribute to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship for building the Indian nation.

Ph.D. Disciplines



Ph.D. Degree

Professional Studies

Hospitality Management & Catering Technology

Ph.D. in Hospitality Management 

Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Tourism Management

Professional Studies

Fashion & Apparel Design

Ph.D. in Fashion & Apparel Design

Commerce & Management Studies

Commerce & Management

Ph.D. in Management 

Media Studies

Media Studies

Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication
Ph.D. in Electronics Media

Computational Sciences & Information Technology

Computer Science

Ph.D. in Computational Sciences
Ph.D. in Information Technology

Health Sciences


Ph.D. in Physiotherapy


Life Sciences

Ph.D. in Biotechnology
Ph.D. in Microbiology

Indian and Foreign Languages


Ph.D. in Indian Languages
Ph.D. in English

Social Sciences


Ph.D. in Psychology

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Ph.D. Programme Eligibility

  • Full-time Master degree or equivalent in the concerned field from a UGC recognized institution in India
  • (Or)

  • Master 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 instructions.
  • Minimum of 55% of marks or 5.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale in the Master's Degree. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and differently-abled.

Ph.D. Selection Process

  • GCU Research Entrance Examination Announcement
  • Conduct of the GCU Research Entrance Examination- Criteria-I
  • Interaction with the prospective Research Supervisor and the Candidate
  • Ph.D. proposed Research Presentation Announcement- Criteria-II
  • Conduct of proposed Research Presentation
  • Personal Interview Announcement
  • Conduct of Personal Interview- Criteria-III
  • Development of Overall Merit Index Score based on the performance of the candidate in (C1+C2+C3)
  • Announcement of Shortlisted candidates for provisional Ph.D. Admissions
  • GCU Ph.D. Admissions

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