Research Centre in Management studies leading to PhD degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Management, Behavioural sciences and Allied disciplines at the Department of Personnel Management, Rajagiri college of Social Sciences, Kalamassery was recognized by the University through University Order No. Ac.A.II-3/1175/92 dated 30/11/1993.
The research centre over the years had seven (External) guides, who were not full time faculty members of the college. The status reports of their PhD guideship and the details of candidates registered/completed under them are enclosed below (as on October 2018).
Name of the External Guide
Guideship order number
Candidates awarded PhD
Scholars at Present
Dr. James Thomas Kunnanatt
AC.AII-1/702/93 dt. 19.1.1994
Dr. Mukunda Das
AC AVI/4/RG/98 - B dt. 16.12.98
Dr. Mathew J. Manimala
AC.AUD/10/RG/ NJNR/99 dt. 7/9/2000
Dr. K.S. Chandrasekhar
Prof. M.H. Salim
Ac. A. AVI/RG/273/2006 dt PD Hills 14.7.2006
Dr. Robinet Jacob
2934/AcAVI/I/RG/2008 dated 10-07-2008
Fr. Paul Achandy
Ac.AVI- 2/386/RG/2007 dt. 23.7.2007
However post 2013, due to the unavailability of qualified full time (regular) research guides from management departments in the college; the Research Centre has been inactivated by the MG University.
The Research Centre, Department of Personnel Management, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery was revived to the status of an active Research Centre from 14-2-2019 with three internal guides from the Department of Business Administration.
The supervising research guides in Management are:
Dr. Joji Alex N, Associate Professor
Dr. Veeva Mathew, Associate Professor
Dr. Rakesh Krishnan, Assistant Professor
Eligibility for the PhD Programme:
The eligibility conditions for the PhD programme in Management are laid down by the MG University from time to time stipulating to the norms of the UGC. The intake is usually in the month of June-July or as notified by the MG University.
Candidates with the following can apply.
Candidates who have qualified the MG university entrance exam for PhD Programme conducted by the university within the relevant time frame
Candidates with NET/ JRF (JRF which is valid at the time of application)
The selection of the candidates is based on the following:
Eligibility in qualifying exam
Merit in the synopsis the candidate intends to study
Availability of vacancies with the research guides.
Final approval from MG University
If selected, the candidate is to be in a position to complete a full time course work for a duration as stipulated by the university/UGC. The stages of progress of the study are to be reviewed by the doctoral committee every six months.
The research scholar on fulfilling the time frame as specified by the UGC (Based on full time or part time scholar), on completion of at least two publications as per the UGC norms pertaining to his/her study, and after necessary review at the doctoral committees, may be allowed to submit the thesis.