Ph.D in Management

Saintgits Institute of Management [SIM] is recognized as a Research Centre of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram.  SIM offers Ph.D. programme in Management and inter-disciplinary areas leading to award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram (here after referred to as KTU). SIM has also been a Centre for post-doctoral research fellows (PDF) of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Chief Minister’s Nava Kerala Post-Doctoral Fellowship (CMNPF). The Centre has also been instrumental in promoting research among our faculty. An indicative list for the research outcome of SIM faculty can be found here.

The doctoral programme strictly adheres to the requirements of the KTU with regards to the research outcome and involves acquiring exhaustive conceptual knowledge and applying it to generate actionable research outcome. The rules regarding eligibility, entrance examination, interview, registration, supervision, submission and evaluation of thesis, viva-voce, defense of thesis etc. shall be as per the directions of the KTU. The indicative details based on the 2020 admissions are as below:

There will be three categories of Ph. D. admission namely, full-time scholars, part-time scholars who are faculty members of the University Departments or of an affiliated college and external part-time scholars who work in Research Organisations or Research & Development Centre recognized by KTU for the purpose of external registration.


  • Master’s degree in Management or equivalent PG Diploma in Management from National Institutes or Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in Management related streams with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 is mandatory.
  • Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Other Backward Community (Non-Creamy Layers) / Differently-abled category candidates (with more than 40% disability) are eligible for admission with a minimum CGPA of 5.5.

Selection Procedure

Application for admission to the PhD programs shall be invited by KTU once a year, in the even semester leading to admission in the odd semester or the subsequent even semester. Selection shall be through a common written tests and/or personal interview as decided by the University from time to time. Selection of the candidate will be provisional until the final approval by the University. 

AICTE QIP/NDF scholars and candidates with CSIR/UGC JRF fellowship are exempted from appearing for the test and interview. Such candidates can avail admission in the odd or even semester.

Eligible Guides

Eligible Guides:

  1. Dr. Roji George 
  2. Dr. Jose Joy Thoppan
  3. Dr. Elgin Alexander
  4. Dr. Elizabeth Dominic
ScholarRoy Samuel
AreaFinancial Inclusion and Micro Finance
UniversityAPJAKTU, Thiruvananthapuram
GuideDr. Jose Joy Thoppan
ScholarAdra Mani
AreaCorporate Governance
UniversityAPJAKTU, Thiruvananthapuram
GuideDr. Jose Joy Thoppan
1Roy SamuelFinancial Inclusion and Micro FinanceAPJAKTU, ThiruvananthapuramDr. Jose Joy Thoppan
2Adra ManiCorporate GovernanceAPJAKTU, ThiruvananthapuramDr. Jose Joy Thoppan

PhD.  Produced at SIM Research Centre

S. No.:1
Scholar:Ajith Thomas
Guide:Dr. Col P S James
University:Anna University
S. No.:2
Scholar:Jacob George
Area:Strategic Management
Guide:Dr. Roji George
University:Anna University
S. No.:3
Scholar:Sruthi J Mayur
Area:Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Competencies
Guide:Dr. Col P S James
University:Anna University
S. No.:4
Scholar:Latha K.
Area:Industrial Relations
Guide:Dr. Roji George
University:Karpagam University
S. No.:5
Scholar:Gemini V Joy
Area:Brand Management
Guide:Dr. Col P S James
University:Anna University
S. No.:6
Scholar:Priya P.
Area:Employee Trainee and Attrition
Guide:Dr. Roji George
University:Bharathiar University
S. No.:7
Scholar:Nisa James
Area:Supply Chain
Guide:Dr. Roji George
University:Bharathiar University
S. No.:8
Scholar:Jinomol P
Area:Mergers and Acquisition
Guide:Dr. Roji George
University:Bharathiar University
1.Ajith Thomas2014MarketingDr. Col P S JamesAnna University
2.Jacob George2014Strategic ManagementDr. Roji GeorgeAnna University
3.Sruthi J Mayur2014Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive CompetenciesDr. Col P S JamesAnna University
4.Latha K.2016Industrial RelationsDr. Roji GeorgeKarpagam University
5.Gemini V Joy2017Brand ManagementDr. Col P S JamesAnna University
6.Priya P.2018Employee Trainee and AttritionDr. Roji GeorgeBharathiar University
7.Nisa James2021Supply ChainDr. Roji GeorgeBharathiar University
8.Jinomol P2022Mergers and AcquisitionDr. Roji GeorgeBharathiar University

Post -Doctoral Fellows Produced at SIM Research Centre

Scholar:Dr. Roji George
Area:Evaluation of Reverse Share Splits
Guide:Dr. Mallikarjunappa
Sponsoring Institution:ICSSR
ScholarDr. N. Rajagopal
AreaUtilization of (ICT) by Tribal communities
GuideDr. Roji George
Sponsoring InstitutionICSSR
S.NoScholarPeriodAreaGuideSponsoring Institution
1.Dr. Roji George2012Evaluation of Reverse Share SplitsDr. MallikarjunappaICSSR
2.Dr. N. Rajagopal2016Utilization of (ICT) by Tribal communitiesDr. Roji GeorgeICSSR

For more information of the activities of the Centre 


Dr. Jose Joy Thoppan,


Saintgits Institute of Management

Ph: 9562911186