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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

Explore Research Supervisors- School Wise

Explore Potential Research Areas - School Wise

Explore Research Centers- School Wise

  • School of Commerce and Management Studies
  • School of Media Studies
  • School of Computational Science and Information Technology
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Indian and Foreign Languages
  • School of Professional Studies
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences

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. Notification & Application

  • Ph.D. notification shall be published in a leading newspaper and Garden City University website
  • Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria, as indicated in the advertisement, shall apply for the Ph.D. program through online and submit the relevant documents requested. Candidates also shall send the printed online application form and related documents through post.
  • The applications scrutiny committee shall scrutinize all the applications, and a list of candidates selected for further selection process shall be announced.

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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Ph.D Notification

PH.D Programme for The Year 2019-20

Application in the prescribed form are invited from eligible candidates for enrolment to Ph.D. Programmes for the year 2019-20 as per the Garden City Univetrsity Regulations for award of Ph.D. Degrees in the following disciplines;

  • Commerce and Management
  • Computational Sciences and IT
  • Life Sciences (Biotechnology & Microbiology)
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism
  • Physiotherapy
  • Media Studies (Mass Communication & Electronic Media)
  • Psychology


Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme shall have a Master's degree from a University recognized by the UGC 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 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.

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/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University.

Application form and the Garden City University Regulations for award of Ph.D. Degrees are available in the University website: Downloaded application form duly filled in shall be submitted along with the required documents on or before 16th November 2019 to;

The Registrar, Garden City University, GCC House, # 340, 5th Main, Indiranagar Double Road, 1st Stage Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560 038.


  • The cadidate has to appear for an entrance test in which the candidate should secure minimum qualifying marks of 50% to be eligible for Ph.D. admission. Candidates who secure less than 50% in the entrance test shall not be eligible for inclusion in the consolidated merit list under any circumstances.
  • The entrance examination shall be for 100 marks. Section A consists of 50% questions evaluating Research Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Writing Skills, Comprehension and Reasoning and Section B consists of 50% of questions on discipline specific expertise
  • Maximum marks for Entrance Test: 100.
  • Nature of questions: Multiple choice questions.
  • Discipline specific and Research Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Writing Skills, Comprehension and Reasoning.
  • Duration of Entrance Examination: 120 minutes.
  • All those candidates who take up interdisciplinary topics for research have to compulsorily appear for the entrance test in the concerned Department where the candidate has applied.


  • Attested copies of degree certificates, marks sheets, caste certificate and other relevant documents should be enclosed.
  • Those who are in service should submit their application form along with the No Objection Certificate from the employer.
  • Incomplete or application not in the prescribed form will be rejected.
  • No further correspondence will be entertained in this matter.
  • University reserves all rights on final decision.

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