About Us

Sri Balaji University, Pune provides Ph.D. program in the faculty of management sciences in the domain areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Systems and IT, & Supply Chain & Operations.

Important Dates

22nd February, 2024

Registration Closing

25th February, 2024

SBUP-PET Exam Date

Envision your Ph.D. dream with 
Sri Balaji University, Pune

Move from Office Desk to Research Quest  with our Part-time Ph.D.

Tailored for Professionals:

Our Part-Time Ph.D. is crafted for industry leaders and working professionals, blending academic excellence with practical expertise.

Industry-Academia Synergy:

Dive into research that resonates with real-world business challenges, fostering industry-wide impact.

Flexible Learning:

Designed to fit your busy schedule without compromising academic rigour and quality.

Continuous Support:

Access to Sri Balaji University’s expert mentors and a network of professionals to guide your research journey.

Turn Insights into Impact with our Research Fellowship ( JRF/SRF ) 

Eligibility: Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

  • Open to full-time Ph.D. candidates qualifying through Sri Balaji University’s Ph.D. Admission process or equivalent.
  • Includes those who passed UGC NET (Regular) and UGC NET – JRF exams and are selected for SBUP's Personal Interaction
  • Candidates holding UGC/CSIR/RGNF/MANF/DST Inspire Fellowships, qualifying for Sri Balaji University’s Ph.D., can join as full-time Ph.D. students with their respective fellowships

Financial Support: 

  • SBUP RF-JRF Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of ₹40,000 to ₹60,000 for qualified candidates.
  • Recognized Senior Research Fellows (SRF) receive ₹50,000 to ₹70,000 monthly during their SRF tenure.
  • There is a provision of annual contingency grant of ₹30,000 for research work.

Full-Time Research Engagement: 

Research Fellows at Sri Balaji University, Pune engage full-time in their research and assist in conducting lectures.

Career Prospects: Postdoctoral Opportunities for positions within the University. 

Industry and Academic Experience:  

Welcoming candidates with both industrial and academic backgrounds, including those who completed post-graduation by August 2023.

Specializations Offered
Human Resource Management

38 Vacancies

Marketing Management

42 Vacancies

Information Technology

25 Vacancies

General Management

18 Vacancies

Financial Management

15 Vacancies

Operations & Supply Chain

12 Vacancies


  • Get an excellent opportunity to interact and work closely with the faculty supervisors in all interdisciplinary research subjects in Management sciences.

  • Top-notch research infrastructure, library, and laboratories with all the required software and databases are of high quality.

  • Encourages the scholars to look for new areas to shed light on and bring to the attention of the academic community.

  • Unique designed coursework.

  • Our Ph.D. program follows well defined SOPs and follows a rigorous review mechanism of the center.

  • We also promote full-time Ph.D. scholars in alignment with New Education Policy.


Application fee for SBUP-PET
Rs. 1,500/-
Examination fee for SBUP-PET
Rs. 3,500/-
Pre Ph.D. course work fee
Rs. 5,000/-
Pre Ph.D. course work exam fee
Rs. 5,000/-
Sr No Years Fees
1 Up to 3 Years Rs. 60,000/- per year
2 Year 4 Rs. 65,000/-
3 Year 5 Rs. 70,000/-
4 Extended Year 6 Rs. 75,000/-
5 Extended Year 7 Rs. 80,000/-

A Scholarship of 50% in fees will be offered to the serving or retired Personnel from Indian Army/ Navy/ Air force. However, they will have to pay the other fees namely Application fee, SBUP-PET fee, Course Work fee and Course Work Exam fee.

What is SBUP-PET?

Sri Balaji University Pune Ph.D. Entrance Test (SBUP-PET) is an entrance exam conducted by Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP).

This exam will be conducted on 25th February, 2024.

The entrance exam is NOT optional in nature unless candidates have cleared NET/SET/SLET/GATE/JRF/M.Phil. shall be exempted from the entrance examination during the period of the validity of the concerned test. However, they will have to appear for a personal interview.

An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks of 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific. The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified in advance (changes of Centres, if any, also will be notified well in advance) at the level of the University.

frequently asked questions

  • Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body.
  • At least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B'; in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)
  • An equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved.
  • The candidates who are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), having five years of professional experience are also eligible. However, they must have scored 55% marks at the graduation.
We have specializations in management, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Operation and Supply Chain Management, General Management, and Information Technology/ Business Analytics.
The Ph.D. program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work, and a maximum of five years.
Yes, you can work along with pursuing PhD, as we offer a part-time Ph.D. program.
Coursework is of 3-month duration. It will be on every Saturday in online and offline mode with 75% compulsory attendance.
  • Fellowship would be offered only to those who are applying for a Full-time Ph.D. programme.
  • This fellowship would be Rs. 40,000/- (Rs. Twenty-Five Thousand) per month, besides an annual contingency grant of Rs. 30,000/- (Rs. Thirty Thousand) will be granted for attending conferences, etc.
  • These scholars will be working full-time for their research program. During this period, they will assist the Senior faculty in conducting their regular lectures at SBUP, besides continuing their research. These scholars may be offered suitable positions in the University after completing their Doctoral degree (PhD).
  • Sri Balaji University, Pune shall admit Ph.D. students through an Entrance Test (SBUP - PET) conducted at the level of the University.
  • UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SET / GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have passed the M.Phil. program are exempted from the SBUP-PET, however, they have to appear in an interview/ viva-voce.
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We have potential teaching or research assistant opportunities that could enhance the academic experience.
  • Go through the website and apply for the PhD Program.
  • Please ensure to upload the necessary self-attested copies of certificates as required.
  • Online payment of Rs. 1,500/- (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred only) toward the application fee is non-refundable.
  • Based on the online application form with uploaded documents, the SBUP office will inform you regarding your eligibility for appearing for the SBUP- PET examination.
  • Upon confirmation of eligibility for appearing SBUP-PET examination, online payment of Rs. 3,500/- (Rupees Three Thousand Five Hundred only) be made.
  • After receipt of the exam fee for appearing in the SBUP-PET examination, the admit card will be made available online.
  • Result Announcement and qualified candidate will be communicated.
We will provide academic advising, counseling, research resources and other support services offered by the university.
  • Application fee for SBUP – PET 2024 (For Checking Eligibility) Rs. 1,500/-
  • Upon confirmation of eligibility for appearing of SBUP - PET - 2024 Examination fee of Rs. 3,500/-
  • Pre-Ph.D. course-work & course-work exam fee Rs. 10,000/-
Sr No Years Fees
1 Security Deposit (Refundable after awarding of PhD). Rs. 10,000/-
2 Up to 3 years Rs. 60,000/- Per year
3 Year 4 Rs. 65,000/-
4 Year 5 Rs. 70,000/-
5 Extended Year 6 Rs. 75,000/-
5 Extended Year 7 Rs. 80,000/-

The research scholars of the Ph.D. program have to pay the fees annually. However, Ph.D. candidates will have to pay Rs. 50,000/- as the examination fee at the time of submitting the thesis.

  • We will provide academic advising, counseling, research resources and other support services offered by the university.
  • Last Date for applying for the SBUP PET 2024 Test with Payment of Rs. 3,500/- Saturday, 20th January 2024.
  • SBUP PET 2024: Sunday 21st January 2024 (The Test timings will be notified later).