Ph.D Programmes

SAIARD Ph.D. Program

A constant endeavour towards innovation coupled with a powerful spirit of research has been the hallmark of SAIARD since its formation. With this all set efforts South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIARD) is offering Ph.D. program in specialised fields which have wide opportunities for research. Candidates who will enroll for SAIARD Ph.D Program will be registered under MANSAROVAR GLOBAL UNIVERSITY, Bhopal, India.

Broad Areas of Research

  • Geography
  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Disaster Management
  • Economics, Commerce, Management & Industry
  • History, Culture, Literature & Philosophy
  • Tourism
  • Urban Studies
  • Rural Development & Planning
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Health

Ph.D Program Overview


Eligibility:  Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point in relevant subject as per UGC norms.


Who can Apply: PG Pass out Students/ Faculties/ Working Professionals


Selection Procedure: Online Entrance Test & Personal Interview as per UGC Norms

** Candidates who have valid score in any of the relevant eligibility tests like JRF/NET/SET/SLET/GATE etc. are exempted from the entrance test but they have to appear for the interview


Course Duration: Min. 3 years to Max. 4 years

Total Number of Seats: 20  (** No of seats can be extended as per the availability & further notification)

Course Works

  • Coursework is mandatory for all the selected candidates. Coursework will be conducted through online mode. Candidates have to complete the Ph.D. Coursework for complying with the minimum attendance norms as per the UGC norms.
  • SAIARD will provide the date and time of course works to selected candidates through mail.
  • Exemptions of course work will be considered for the candidates who have completed 2 years M.Phil. degree from any recognized Indian university and for those who have already completed the coursework from any recognized Indian university but in both case they have to qualify the Ph.D. entrance test which will conduct by the university and they have to upload their valid M.Phil. and Coursework Certificate during application.
  • After the completion of course work they have to give examination which will be organized and held at Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal. Candidates have to give this examination at the university campus. SAIARD will convey the date and time provided by the university to the candidates on time.
  • Completion of Coursework doesn’t guarantee the allocation of supervisor (s).Supervisor(s) is/ are allotted by the Departmental PhD Committee if there exist/s any vacancy of scholar(s).

Documents Required during Admission

Provisionally selected candidates will be required to submit the following documents at the time of admission, along with the requisite fees.

1) Marksheets and certificates of Class 10, Class 12 / Intermediate or equivalent, Graduation and Post-Graduation

2) Migration Certificate

3) JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR), GATE, GPAT, SLET / other test admit card and Score card (if applicable)

4) No Objection Certificate from Employer (for sponsored/employed candidates only)

5) One recent colour passport size photograph, identical to that upload in the application form

6) Photo identification: Aadhar Card

7) Write up (1-2 pages) on proposed area of research mentioning the concept, research questions, objectives, methodology and expected outcomes.

** Sponsored/Employed Candidates: Candidates who are employed in recognized Educational Institutes / Universities / Colleges or in Government / Defence / Research Laboratories OR in Industry must submit their applications in prescribed form, along with a) Letter of Sponsorship and b) No Objection Certificate from their Organization c) Experience certificate. They must also appear for the Interviews and have to do the Ph.D. course works and course work examination.

Our Supervisors

1. Prof. (Dr.) Ashis Sarkar, WBES, Former Professor & Head, Dept of Geography, Presidency University (Formerly College), Kolkata

2. Dr Manisha Deb Sarkar, Former Associate Professor, Women’s Christian College, Kolkata

3. Dr Tapati Banerjee, Director, National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Govt. of India

4. Dr Sumanta Datta, Assistant Professor in Commerce, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

5. Dr. Soumya SahaAssistant Professor in Commerce, Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya, Midnapore, West Bengal

6. Dr. Rajib Bhattacharya, Associate Professor in Finance and Management, International School of Business and Media, Kolkata

7. Prof. Sonia Jasrotia, Faculty, Centre for Socio-Cultural Studies and Research, SAIARD and Former Visiting Professor at PSRB University, Cambodia

8. Prof. Sutapa Chaudhari, Ph.D.,D.Sc.,FRMS,  Faculty, CCRS, SAIARD & Retd. Prof in Atmospheric Sciences, Calcutta University, Kolkata

9. Dr Debanjana Das, Ph.D, Visiting Faculty. George Mason University, USA and Former Guest Faculty, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Calcutta University, Kolkata

10. Dr Amit Krishna De, Advisor and Former Executive Secretary, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, a Govt.of India organisation

11. Dr. Jayati Das, Associate Professor in Geography, Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata

12. Dr S. Bhattacharya, Adjunct  Professor, SAIARD

Course Fees

** Category-1 Science/Humanities/Literature/Commerce/Finance/Economics : 3,00,000/- (Excluding Admission Processing Fees & Caution Money Deposit)

** Category-2:  Media Science/Management/Industry : 3,20,000/- (Excluding Admission Processing Fees & Caution Money Deposit)




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** These semester fees includes Enrolment fees, Course work fees, Development fees, Caution money deposit, First Semester fees, RDC fees, Thesis submission and Viva-voce.

** Caution money 10000/- will be refunded to the candidates only after being awarded. This rule will not be applicable if anybody will leave without completing their PhD.

** All these fees are non-refundable except the Caution Money (which will be returned after the candidate will get ) and will cater only one registration period i.e. 3 years from the date of enrolment. Candidates will get some discounts in their semester fees if they continue their work upto 4th year but from the 5th year candidates have to re- registrar themselves with total registration fees.

** The schedule of event may be subjected to change due to any unforeseen circumstances for which the University will not be held However, the changes will be notified.


Exceptional research scholars may get opportunities to avail scholarships during their research periods on the basis of their outstanding performances.

** Terms & Conditions Apply


Enrolled Students

1. Antara Kundu, Ph.D. (Pursuing) Under Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal, India [Enrollment No- 2021MGU0005, Academic Session – January 2021]

2. Arnab Chatterjee, Ph.D. (Pursuing) Under Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal, India [Enrollment No- 2021MGU0008, Academic Session – January 2021]

3. Sanchita Gupta, Ph.D. (Pursuing) Under Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal, India [Enrollment No-  XXXXXX , Academic Session – July 2021]

4. Suvashree Basu, Ph.D. (Pursuing) Under Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal, India [Enrollment No-  XXXXXX , Academic Session – July 2021]

5. Tapas Debnath, Ph.D. (Pursuing) Under Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal, India [Enrollment No-  XXXXXX , Academic Session – July 2021]

6. Nitin Mohan Lal, Ph.D. (Pursuing) Under Mansarovar Global University, Bhopal, India [Enrollment No-  XXXXXX , Academic Session – July 2021]