Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management is a 3 to 5 years doctorate level degree course in Political Science which emphasizes the study of the flow of goods and services. The minimum eligibility for the post is a Master’s degree (Post Graduate qualification) or an M.Phil. in the respective field of study with a minimum of 55% marks at the undergraduate level.
Some of the top colleges/institutes that offer admission to Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management course are as follows:
Some colleges provide direct admission to the candidates on the basis of their performance in the Master's degree exam. Some also give weightage to overall academic performance. While in some colleges, an entrance exam conducted by the college/University itself or a relevant common entrance exam is required to be cleared.
Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management course is designed as such to provide skills and detailed knowledge to the candidates in order to create awareness in them about each and every aspect of the discipline. Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management course requires the students to complete research and an entire combination of coursework, under the guidance of a faculty advisor and doctoral committee. Such graduates will become qualified and well equipped with the knowledge and ability to handle work-related issues of their domain of study.
Funding or fellowship is offered to the students but the students require qualifying CSIR UGC NET to avail the same. Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management students are generally given stipend or scholarships every month. So, the course usually does not cost anything. But still, it can cost around INR 11,000 to 2 lacs, depending upon the college/institute of choice. After successful completion of the course, the candidates can find employment in firms like Supply Chain Management, Inventory oversight, financial management, Process Management and so on. The various job profiles such candidates can look out for are as follows: Operations head, Financial Manager, Auditor, Researcher, Supply Manager, .and Professor. The average salary a freshly pass out doctorate candidate can expect is around INR 2 to 4 lacs per annum, which will increase with experience and expertise.
|Course Level||Doctorate Program|
|Duration of the Course||3-5 years|
|Examination Type||Both Semester and Annual|
|Eligibility||Completing a Master’s degree|
|Admission Process||Entrance exam based|
|Course Fee||INR 11,000 to INR 2 Lac/s|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 Lac/s to INR 4 Lac/s|
|Job Positions||Operations head, Financial Manager, Auditor, Researcher, Supply Manager and Professor.|
Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management course can be pursued in a fulltime basis or through distance education mechanism. The minimum duration of the course is 3 years and the maximum tenure is 5 years. Supply Chain Management is a domain that deals with specialization in the study and monitoring the flow of goods and services. The concepts it deals with are movement and storage of raw materials needed for work, of inventories and management of finished products to the client’s door.
The course is structured as such to deliver an in-depth research into the subject as well as all the horizons that the subject might touch. Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management students are required to execute research on a specific topic related to their subject as a part of the academic curriculum. The students are also assessed in the terms of their academic curriculum. Thesis/Report submission is a way through which they are assessed in terms of their learning and assessment capabilities and at the same time learn about the subject through fieldwork and practical classes.
Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management program incorporates core areas of supply chain management, operations management,
and logistics management. The objective of the same is to provide students to be able to conduct high-quality research and to deliver education in the domain. Also, the course provides students with the qualification to be placed in high positions in top-notch companies.
|Name of Institute||Location||Average Annual Fees (in INR)|
|University of Delhi||Delhi||INR 20,000|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar, Punjab||INR 89,000|
|Maharishi Dayanand University||Rohtak||INR 10,167|
|Indian Institute of Fashion Technology||New Delhi||INR 1,75,000|
|ICFAI Business School||Hyderabad, Telangana||INR 1,30,000|
Different institutes across the country have different eligibility criteria. However, candidates wishing to apply for Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management course need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
Admission procedure is different for different institutes. Some colleges provide direct admission to the candidates on the basis of their performance in the Master's degree exam. Some also give weightage to overall academic performance. While in some colleges, an entrance exam conducted by the college/University itself or a relevant common entrance exam is required to be cleared. Then a round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by the institute is also required to be cleared. Some such entrance examinations are as follows:
The course has a variable duration ranging from 3 years to 5 years. The syllabus of Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management course has been divided into various domains. It has been tabulated below:
|Subjects of Study|
|Managerial Principles||Advanced Marketing Management|
|Advanced Financial Management||Advanced Study on Information System Management|
|Business Management Operations||Management of Opertions|
|Resource Management||ICT in Management|
|Human Resources and its potential||Managerial Economists|
|Business Development||Theories of Rights|
Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management doctorates have ample options to choose their career. They can find employment in firms such as Supply Chain Management, Inventory oversight, financial management, Process Management and so on. The various job profiles such candidates after the completion of the course can look out for are as follows: Operations head, Financial Manager, Auditor, Researcher, Supply Manager, and Professor.
Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management is the highest possible Educational Degree/Qualification a candidate can achieve in this field.
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Annual Salary (in INR)|
|Professor||A professor basically has to teach his subject of interest at an institution and advice students on course-related issues. Also, he has to supervise student projects, monitor and assess the assignments and examinations and guide them throughout the course.||INR 3 to 6 lacs|
|Supply Manager||A Supply Manager takes care of proper dispatch as well as delivery of products to clients in a given time.||INR 2.5 to 2.78 lacs|
|Resource Manager||A Resource Manager takes care of the fact that different resources and materials are available at one’s dispense.||INR 2.34 to 2.96 lacs|
|Operations Head||An Operations Head has to monitor and manage the Operations Department and make it function smoothly.||INR 3.37 to 3.48 lacs|