Department of

Syllabus for
Master of Philosophy (Management)
Academic Year  (2019)

3 Semester - 2018 - Batch
Paper Code
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Total Teaching Hours for Semester:0
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:200

Course Objectives/Course Description



The course is intended to conduct a research dissertation based on the area of interest of the scholars in Management. A faculty member would be allotted as a Supervisor to the scholar from the department. Through regular discussion with the Supervisor, the scholar should be able to identify a relevant and feasible research problem and conduct a research using appropriate methods.


The scholar is expected to submit a first draft of synopsis/proposal to the Research Committee of the department in a specified format in the first semester of the course work. The proposal presentation for the dissertation work would be held within two months’ time. Four bimonthly presentations are compulsory in addition to Proposal and Pre-submission presentation. The dissertation will be submitted only when the supervisor concerned is satisfied that it is worthy of consideration in part fulfillment of the MPhil Degree. The application for submission of the dissertation shall also be countersigned by the Head of the Department.  


Five Copies of Dissertation Report must be submitted in a specified format to the research committee for evaluation purpose at the end of III semester. At least one paper presentation at a seminar/conference is a must by each candidate. Evidence for the same should be submitted during the final submission of the dissertation. Scholars are also encouraged to publish papers in the National/International journals. Appropriate weightage will be given for the published work based on Research Committee’s recommendations.


Learning Outcome


On completion of the MPhil degree students should have:


  1. acquired, a solid grounding in the principles and practices of Management.
  2. begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;
  3. acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced research methods and advanced management research areas to proceed to a higher research degree.


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Text Books And Reference Books:

Gupta, S. L and Gupta, Hitesh (2012), Business Research Methods, McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited, New Delhi

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Bryman, Alan and Bell, Emma (2011), Business Research Methods, 3/e, Oxford University Press
2. Chawla, D., & Sondhi, N. (2011). Research Methodology: Concepts and cases. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House
3. Krishnaswamy, K.N., Sivakumar, A.I., Mathirajan, M (2007), Management Research Methodology, Pearson, New Delhi
4. Kothari, C. R. (2009). Research Methodology Methods & Techniques (2 ed.). New Delhi: VishwaPrakashan.
5. Krishnaswami, O., & Ranganatham, M. (2013). Methodology of Research in Social Sciences. Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing House.
6. Majhi, P. R., & Khatua, P. K. (2013). Research Methodology (Concepts, Methods, Techniques and SPSS). Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing House.
7. Srivastava. T. N and Rego Shailaja (2012), Business Research Methodology,Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited, New Delhi

Evaluation Pattern
The Dissertation marks include presentation of the project Proposal (25 Marks), Presentation of Dissertation (25 Marks), Final Dissertation (100 marks) – double Valuation, and Viva after evaluation of the dissertation (50 Marks). The title page of the dissertation, cover format, University logo, etc. should strictly conform to the format of presentation as prescribed by the University and the dissertation (all copies) should carry a declaration by the candidate and certificate duly signed and issued by the guide. The dissertation should be hardbound in grey/blue colour. The contents of the dissertation may be divided into different chapters including: Introduction, Review of Literature, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Summary and Conclusion, Appendix (if any), Literature cited, Publications (if any) etc. The MPhil dissertation may generally be written in English (for subjects other than Languages).  

The candidates will be granted up to a maximum period of 18 months, after commencement of the course to submit their MPhil dissertation. In exceptional cases, the candidates may be allowed extension of time to submit their dissertation on payment of prescribed fee subject to successful completion of applicable coursework. However, such extension shall be for a maximum period of one year only. The MPhil dissertation will not be accepted for assessment, unless the candidate has paid the prescribed fees. The candidate shall submit five hard-bound copies and a soft copy (CD with word and pdf files) of his/her dissertation work for assessment.