• AAFT University is inspired by talent and driven by innovations and is firmly committed to provide industry-relevant, socially responsible manpower to meet the challenges of 21st Century. Academic research is a vital component of any university. Keeping this in mind, AAFT pursues its Doctor of Philosophy programme with vigor and seriousness that it deserves. The vibrant and developing culture of research and innovations in AAFT campus inspires students from UG level onwards to engage in cutting edge technology development and discover the value and worth of the knowledge acquired by them during their studies. With specialized laboratories, this research programme is established very well in AAFT with the latest research topics. The academic programme leading to the Ph.D. degree is broad-based and involves a course credit requirement and a research publication leading to thesis submission. Facilities for research work leading to the Ph.D. degree are available in School of Management, School of SOAPRE, School of SOJMC.
  • Ph.D in AAFT is offered in both full time and part time mode.


PhD helps you attain your passion of following the details through research. The one who are interested in holding the expertise in any area of their interest should pursue PhD program. It helps you to achieve you career goals by adding something innovative to your discipline and thus attaining the bigger goals in life. PhD program helps you to apply theory to practical by gaining insight knowledge and helps you grab a job in the field of academics at any reputed University. Here are four reasons how a PhD Program will help you with your career



  • Develop an understanding of research process

  • Conducting literature review

  • Write a research paper

  • Develop presentation and networking skills

  • Define research problem and develop research approach

  • Understand the research methodology

  • Learn different statistical tools

  • Report the research findings with its implications

  • Develop insight to a particular topic


  • The entire program will be three years to six years duration. The candidate shall be permitted to submit his/ her thesis after three years (including course work). The duration should not exceed six years from the date of registration.
  • The scholar will have to undergo course work in the first semester of the program. The course work is a preparation for PhD program and should consist of course on research methodology, as compulsory subject, including qualitative and quantitative methods, computer applications, research ethics and review of literature relevant to the discipline concerned.
  • After successful completion of the course work, the candidate is required to submit a synopsis of his/her proposed research work along with the title of the thesis duly forwarded by the supervisor/ Co-supervisor
  • The Candidate must submit the six-monthly progress of his research work duly signed by his / her Supervisor/ Co-Supervisor along with the conferences, seminar attended along with the publications of the research work. The candidates must attend a conference / seminar or publish a paper to be included in progress report every six months.
  • Final submission of thesis and viva voce will be conducted in the last semester.


  • The fee for the Programme is to be paid in two equal semesters wise installments and fees for Semester to be paid at the beginning of the commencement of the semester.
  • Duration of Programme: 3 Years
Academic Fees applicable for the students Admitted in AY 2023
Description / Year 2023 2024 2025
Description / Year 50,000 50,000 50,000
Description / Year 1,000,00 1,000,00 1,000,00
On Extension of Duration fees will be applicable
Dissertation Fee for PhD (at the time of thesis submission) Rs. 20,000


  • The admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme is done twice in a year, i.e., in January and in July by holding an admission test followed by personal interview.
  • Candidates who do not have valid score in national tests like UGC-NET etc will have to appear in Entrance Test named ‘AAFT Ph. D. Entrance Test’ (AAFTPET) and will have the following weightage of various components for admission: AAFTPET marks 50% , Qualifying degree marks – 30%, and Interview –20%. 
  • Candidates who have valid score in the above National tests or M.Phil degree shall be exempted from AAFTPET. 
  • After the AAFTPET written test, interview will be conducted (by respective Departments/Schools) on the scheduled date and Time.
  • The modalities of the entrance test will be decided by the University.
  • Satisfying the requirements of minimum qualifications as laid down in clause of Eligibility criteria, Performance in Entrance Test & Interview Availability of the number of seat.



Candidates can fill the application form through the University’s website (www.aaft.edu.in) by filling the application form online. All mandatory details are essential to be filled up. The candidates will upload at the appropriate place a scanned copy of their photograph on the form. Once the mandatory details are completed, the payment option will be activated for making online payment of Rs. 1100/ - as application fees (non-refundable) & subsequent submission of the form.


If a candidate wants to, they can collect the hard copy of the form from the Admission office of the AAFT University and submit the filled in form along with all the documents and fees via offline mode. All mandatory details are essential to be filled up.


  • Subject to the conditions stipulated in UGC regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme
  • The candidate must possess a Master’s or M.Phil Degree with minimum 55% marks or equivalent Grade from any accredited University.
  • A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme under any school of AAFT must have obtained post-graduation in the same subject or other relevant disciplines subject to approval of School with min. 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent.
  • The minimum eligibility criteria indicated above for each Programme is only an enabling clause. The concerned Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) may fix higher criteria at the time of short- listing keeping in view the number of candidates, number of seats and minimum academic / professional background expected to cope with the Programme etc.


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How can I apply for the scholarship?

The students can apply to the scholarship available at the time of admission based on eligibility.

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