PhD Admission

Admission Cycle:

Enrolment for the PhD Program shall be usually, but not compulsorily, on annual basis in the Fall Term (September) or Spring Term (February).

Admission Requirements:

 a) The PhD Program is open to Nepali and non-Nepali nationals with:

  • A research-oriented master’s degree such as MPhil or MS by Research in Management releated disciplines OR a Master degree* in Management or Functional Management Disciplines; or Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Psychology, Public Administration, Education Sciences, Sociology, Statistics from the universities recognized by Kathmandu University;
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.25 on a scale of 4.0 or 60 percent in aggregate;
  • One individual research proposal containing the prescribed components (Research Proposal Format)

*In case of Master degree, conditions of pre-requisite courses apply

b)    Selection of the candidates shall be based on:

  • Evaluation of the research proposal submitted along with the application form
  • Presentation on research proposal
  • Scores on the Admission Test
  • Personal interview
  • Merit of academic attainments

Special consideration would be given to the following factors at the time of personal interview, proposal evaluation and presentation:

  • Articulation and depth of interest in research and specialization in management;
  • Demonstrated potential in pursuing research work and specialization in management; and
  • Publication of research article

Academic Calendar:

  • The annual cycle of PhD program will be as follows:

Summer Term (June – September);
Fall Term (September – January); and
Spring Term (February – May). 

  • The duration of each term will be of 14 weeks.


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