RESEARCH
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“INNOVATION IS THE DRIVING FORCE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION”

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.

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Ph.D. Degree

  • Ph.D. in Hospitality Management
  • Ph.D. in Tourism Management
  • Ph.D. in Fashion & Apparel Design
  • Ph.D. in Management
  • Ph.D. in Commerce
  • Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Ph.D. in Electronic Media
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Ph.D. in Physiotherapy
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology
  • Ph.D. in English
  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Forensic Science
Schools
Department
Ph.D. Degree
Professional Studies Hospitality Management & Catering Technology Ph.D. in Hospitality Management
Professional Studies Tourism Ph.D. in Tourism Management
Professional Studies Fashion & Apparel Design Ph.D. in Fashion & Apparel Design
Commerce & Management Commerce Ph.D. in Management
Commerce & Management Management Ph.D. in Commerce
Media Studies Media Studies Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication, Ph.D. in Electronic Media
Computational Sciences & Information Technology Computer Science Ph.D. in Computer Science
Health Sciences Physiotherapy Ph.D. in Physiotherapy
Sciences Life Science Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Ph.D. in Microbiology
Sciences Forensic Science Ph.D. in Forensic Science
Indian and Foreign Languages Languages Ph.D. in English
Social Sciences Psychology Ph.D. in Psychology

  • 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 - Hospitality Management
  • School of Professional Studies - Tourism
  • School of Professional Studies - Fashion & Apparel Design
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences

  • 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

  • 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. 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

To know more and for Ph.D. Program support,

Email : gcuresearch@gardencity.university

Ph.D Formats

FAQ

Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to Phd. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the Unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, emphasis is on Practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work with the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes.

The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.

The GCU campus is located within city limits in K.R.Puram which is 12 minutes’ drive from Baiyappannahalli metro station, 3 mins walk from T.C.Palya bus stand, 10 minutes from the K.R.Puram Railway station.
Students who travel from outside of Bangalore can opt for a 45 minutes’ drive from the airport to the campus or an equivalent time from the Bangalore City central station or the adjoining bus stand to the campus.

The University was established through ACT No 47 of 2013 in Karnataka State and is approved by UGC, Govt of India.