Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management, Kolhapur lays emphasis on research as it wants the faculty as well as the students to remain abreast of the latest developments. The focus is on developing a robust combination of teaching as well as research.

Steps have bene taken to collaborate for the research projects with government agencies as well industries to meet the present requirements of the society as well as the industry. In order to build a strong foundation for the future, the institute is committed to long-term research. The faculty members are actively involved in teaching as well as research. Teaching is a prime function that needs to be performed at the highest level of competence and this is possible only when the faculty is involved in research activities. Research essentially nourishes the academic programme and updates the faculty about the advances in their field of expertise.


  • To increase the research awareness among faculty, discussions with eminent researchers and seminars are organized. Also, Faculty Development Programmes and workshops on Research Methodology, IPR and patenting are held on a regular basis. 
  • The faculty is motivated to undertake research and publish papers in journals at both national and international levels
  • The faculty members are also motivated to present papers at national and international conferences. 
  • To motivate faculty members to attend Faculty Development Programmes in their concerned subjects conducted by ATAL and other Institutions.
  • To motivate faculty members to attend MOOC courses organized by NPTEL, edX, Coursera, etc. so that they remain updated with the latest developments  
  • To encourage faculty members to attend Workshops and Seminars on various subjects. 
  • To explore new horizons of knowledge and ensure its practical implementation through collective efforts and quality research work. 
  • To encourage faculty to increase their citations, h-index and i-10 index.

Admission Process to Ph.D

The admissions to the Ph.D Programme are through the centralized admission procedure of the University. Advertisements are issued regarding the Ph.D Entrance Test through leading national newspapers and on website of the University. Entrance test and interviews are held to draw a final merit-list of the candidates selected for the Programme. The entire procedure is centralized and candidates are allotted to research guides through a committee appointed by the University, as per the vacancies indicated and the area of specialization of the candidates.

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Details about presentations

As per the guidelines of UGC, every Ph.D candidate has to complete the Pre-Ph.D Coursework at the end of which the research topic is approved. The schedule of the Ph.D Progress Presentations is as follows and detailed expected contents can be found in the downloads section.

  • First / Seminar II - Approval of topic (synopsis with extensive review of literature and research gaps
  • Second– Review of Literature, Research Gaps, Final Objectives, Hypotheses, Research Meth. (outline)
  • Third – Research Design, Questionnaire (tools) Approval, Matrix, Chapter scheme 
  • Fourth – Analysis & Findings, Rough Draft (Spiral Bound)

Joint Research Projects (JRP)

IMED is very proactive towards promotion of research among faculty and students of the institute. A novel idea of Joint Research Projects (JRP) has been introduced which encompasses joint research study by the faculty and student, based upon the summer internship projects carried out by the students. Most of the Summer industry projects focus on the industry study with less of research component. The Faculty Guides identify the summer internship projects having good research value and then together the faculty and the student convert the project into Joint Research Projects. This endeavour helps develop the research skills of the faculty and students alike. Some JRP are further converted into research papers are then considered for publication in research journals.


The University as well as Institute is sensitive towards maintaining quality in all its research endeavours. For this, the Anti-Plagiarism software, namely, URKUND is being used since 2017. All Ph.D theses are screened for plagiarism through this software and similarity report generated, Similarity in content is permissible upto 10%. The research scholar revisits the report and clears wherever there seems to be higher side on Plagiarism.