Course Structure

Areas of Specialisation

Students are admitted to the PhD programme, and in due course have the option of choosing from the following area(s) of specialisation

  • Data Science & Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance, Accounting & Quantitative Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
  • Strategic Management

Current Research Topics

  • Comparative Analysis of sustainable consumption behaviour across countries
  • Understanding the Literature on Advertising Ethics
  • A Comparison of ML Models for Bankruptcy Prediction based on performance and interpretability
  • Differential impact of Covid -19 on scheduled class population on access to health facilities
  • Perception of Gender Pay Gaps in India

Recent conference papers

  • Chacko, Jains & Padmakumari, Lakshmi. (2022). The effect of investment inefficiency on the implied cost of equity capital: Evidence from Indian firms, World Finance Conference, University of Turin, Italy, 1-3 August 2022.
  • G., Vismaya & Padmakumari, Lakshmi. (2022). Annual Report Readability and Stock Return Synchronicity: Evidence from India, World Finance Conference, University of Turin, Italy, 1-3 August 2022.
  • Kumar, Ashutosh,  Mishra, Narbadeshwar, & Choudhary, Utkarsh. (2022) Impact of WASH facilities on children schooling. Does Household head gender matter? Some empirical evidence from India, 3rd Annual Conference in Economics and Finance, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, 25 March 2022.
  • M. Nidhin & Kumar, Vinod. (2022). ESG Disclosure and Cost of Equity: Does BIG4 Audit Firms Matter?, International Conference on Sustainable Goals 2022, IIM Bodh Gaya, 16-17 September 2022.
  • Mishra, Narbadeshwar (2022). Unintended effects of Alcohol Ban on Educational and Learning Outcomes of School Children, Behavioral Research Economics Workshop, India, BREW-ESA 2022, IIM-Bangalore in 16-18 December 2022.
  • Muricken, Navya J., Subramanian, Vijaya, & Gaukler, Gary. (2022). Global Food Loss within Supply Chains: A Comparative Analysis, 32nd Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference 2022, 15-22 April 2022.
  • T.K., Ajmal, & Kumar, Vinod  (2022). Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Tax Avoidance; Evidence from India, International Conference on Sustainability, Environment and social Transition in Economics and Finance held at SESTEF-2022, Paris, France, 13-15 December 2022.

Course Structure

Year Details
I & II
  • Combination of Core & Area level PhD courses, MBA courses
  • Independent Research Study
  • Comprehensive Examination
III & IV
  • Formation of Doctoral Committee
  • Proposal Presentation
  • Periodic progress report and Public Seminar
  • Thesis Presentation
  • Synopsis & Thesis submission
  • External Review
  • Viva- Voce Examination
  • Final Thesis Submission