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Research Center

About PostDoc Fellowship Program: Dr D Y Patil Institute of Management Studies have established the Post-Doctoral Research Centre in association with the Council for Sustainable Peace and Development which is incorporated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India in pursuant to sub-section (2) of section 7 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rule 18 of Companies Incorporation Rules, 2014 (CIN: U72N00RJ2021PTC07837). This is a unique program of 2 years with several opportunities to upskill and enhance the research across the disciplines of Management and Social Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity to upgrade the academic credentials and research forte in academics.

Objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Centre (PDF Centre)

  • The objective of PDF centre is to provide opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in Management, Social Sciences, Humanities, Technology and related subjects.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Centre aims to identify and motivate researchers and provide them necessary support for research in frontier areas of Management, Technology and related areas.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Centre also endeavours to publish the research in highly acclaimed National/ International Journals of repute.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Centre will develop a meaningful network with the Industry both locally and at the national level and work in tandem with them to establish purposeful Industry-Academia engagements.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Centre will be open to admit the researchers from both National and International arena.

Eligibility for Applying Post-doctoral Program

  • The candidate – India or Foreign National, must have a doctorate degree in last 5 years in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit. (Provisional degree certificate may be accepted if degree is not yet awarded subject to final award of the PhD degree.)
  • Candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis are also eligible to apply. However, they will be receiving admission letter only after receiving all required documents regarding their Ph.D. degree.
  • General category candidates having minimum 55% of marks or equivalent percentage converted from CGPA score at Post graduate level are eligible to apply. A relaxation of 5% of marks is allowed for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/ PWD (Persons with Disabilities) and Transgender).

Age Limit

The upper age limit for Post-Doctoral Program is 55 years at the time of the submission of application. (As on the date/ last date of application). There shall be age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/Women/PWD (Persons with Disabilities) and Transgender for 5 years.

Selection Procedure

The postdoctoral programme will have the admission process batches commencing from the month of July or January of each year. A selection Committee shall be constituted for selecting the Post-Doctoral fellows, in the light of appropriate standards.

Constitution of Selection Committee

  • Principal/ Director/ Head of the Institute which has been authorized by the Council (CSPD) to establish the Post-Doctoral fellowship Centre.
  • Two Experts who are working as post-doctoral guide/ mentor (of relevant subjects).

The screening cum selection committee will interact with the applicant to ascertain his/ her interest in pursuing the post doctorate and recommend the candidate for admission if found suitable. The evaluation includes the candidate's accomplishment at the Ph.D. level. If the candidate has already applied for Post-doctoral Program and has been declared as unsuccessful, he/ she is permitted to apply again with new research proposal only after one year from date of declaration of result for that Post-Doctoral Program. Incomplete applications such as un-formatted documents, false/ misleading information etc. shall be summarily rejected.

Post-doctoral Fellows Tenure

The appointment of Institute Post-doctoral Fellows is for period of 2 years that can be extended to a maximum period of another 1 year based on the approval of the Chairman of the PDF centre that is Director/ HOD/ Principal of the Institute. In deserving cases PDF thesis/ final report even can be submitted after the completion of 1.5 years subject to approval by the Select PDF committee so appointed by the Center to consider the same. The institute will finally allocate the guide to Postdoctoral fellows based on the outcome of the Expert Committee recommendations on the topic and area of their interest. PDF fellow should have had detailed discussion on the title of Research with his guide before finalization of the topic. PDF scholars will also have Industry Mentors who can be referred/ chosen by the scholars or will be allotted by the PDF centre from its pool of Industry Mentors.

Who can Guide/ Mentor a Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • The Guide / Mentor should have good research credentials
  • The eligibility for the postdoctoral Guide will be with completion of minimum 5 years after award of their PhD degrees and to have minimum total academic or industry experience of not less than 10 years.
  • Subject Matter Expert Mentors from the Industry should have at least 10 years industry experience with the flair for research.

Merit based Scholarship

Selected candidates will be eligible for the merit-based scholarship. Decision of Merit based scholarship shall be taken by the committee constituted by the Principal/ Director/ Head of the Institute authorized by the council. The following scholarship is offered by D. Y. Patil Institute of Management Studies to all the students as per their research potential and performance at the interview.

Sr No
1 Slab 1 10%
2 Slab 2 15%
3 Slab 3 20%
4 Slab 4 25%

Work Assignments

  • Post-Doctoral fellow need to conduct the research in the subject in which he/ she has been awarded with the PhD degree. Post-doctoral research shall be extension of research done while pursuing PhD degree but with different title/ topic.
  • Post-Doctoral fellow shall be required to present and submit six monthly progress reports every six months.
  • The Fellow shall undertake academic responsibilities such as occasional lectures – minimum 10 hours teaching assignment per year.
  • It is obligatory that the Post-doctoral fellow publishes at least one research paper per year in a reputed peer reviewed/ Indexed journal.
  • Post-doctoral fellow may submit the Postdoctoral research work after completion of 1.5 year (in certain cases subject to approval by the select committee appointed by the PDF Centre) to 2 years.
  • Post-doctoral fellow will be eligible to use library and all online databases required for research work available at the PDC.
  • After the completion of the research work, a fellow must submit three copies of the report of the research work done which will be evaluated by a duly constituted committee having an external member from a reputed institution/ organization.
  • Based upon the recommendation of the evaluation committee and open defence viva, a Certificate to this effect on successful completion of the Program mentioning the period and relevant research area will be issued to the candidate by the PDF Center and the Council.

PDF Program Structure





Month 1

Identification of the topic (rough) Meeting and Discussions with Guide

Month 2

Literature Review

Month 3

Research Gaps

Month 4

Finalization of Topic and Objectives of Study

Month 5

Research Proposal Submission

Month 6

Research Workshop – 1 (Advance Research & Publications)



Month 7

Designing the Methodology & formulating Hypothesis

Month 8

Collection of Data

Month 9

Pilot Study

Month 10

Research Workshop – 2 (Model/ Framework Building)

Month 11

Development of Publication of Paper

Month 12

Development of Publication of Paper



Month 13

Development of Model

Month 14

Development of Model

Month 15

Final Data Collection

Month 16

Research Workshop – 3 (Intellectual Property Rights)

Month 17

Data Analysis

Month 18

Data Analysis



Month 19

Data Analysis and Interpretations

Month 20

Findings and Suggestions

Month 21

Development of Thesis

Month 22

Discussion with Guide

Month 23

Finalization of Thesis

Month 24

Submission of Thesis and all the Documents


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Completion of the Coursework at the Institute.
  • 2 Paper Publication in reputable journals indexed in Scopus/ABDC/WoS/ABS
  • 10 Hours of knowledge sharing sessions per year as per mutual convenience
  • Completion of Research Internship
  • Submission of Postdoctoral Thesis Report

Fee Structure:

The following fee structure is to be followed for the Post Doctoral Fellowship Program at Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management Studies

Sr No
For Indian Citizen (INR)
Outside India (USD)
1 Registration 1,000 50 USD
2 Interview 2,000
3 PDF (Year 1) 51,200* 1,000 USD
4 PDF (Year 2) 51,200* 1,000 USD

Outcome of Programme

  • It will be mandatory for research scholars to publish at least 2 research papers in Scopus/ ABDC/ ABS indexed journals
  • The research outcome of the PDF program should produce a Model or Framework in the respective areas of Specialization. This model may be patented or copyrighted as an intellectual property.
  • Submission of Postdoctoral Thesis to the Institute

Cancellation of Award

The award is liable to be cancelled in the following cases

  • Any false information furnished by the applicant
  • Misconduct of fellow
  • Unsatisfactory progress of research work of the awardee
  • Any fraudulent activity by the fellow
  • Violation of terms and conditions of these guidelines
  • Plagiarism or unethical practices, in any form

For more details contact us at:
Dr Avinash Pawar | Dr Kunal Patil
Mob: 9860152927 | 9890655369
Email: postdoc.dypims@gmail.com
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36 research scholar are pursuing Post Doctoral Fellowship at DYPIMS Research Center.

List of Research Scholar

PostDoc Scholars (January 2024)
Sr no Name of the Scholar Topic of Research
1 Dr. Banita R.
2 Dr. Shriprakash Soni
3 Dr. Atul Kumar
4 Dr. Vaibhav Ashar
5 Dr. Nilesh Sangade
6 Dr. Somali Mukharjee
7 Dr. Amitkumar Khade
8 Dr. Amulya Mala
9 Dr. Manish Jaybhay
10 Dr. Sadhna Bagchi
11 Dr. Abdul Khalid
12 Dr. Mrinali Tikare
13 Dr. Sandhya S.
14 Dr. Prashant Bhosale
15 Dr. Baldeo Kakde
16 Dr. Vani Kamat
17 Dr. Shikha Verma
18 Dr. Venkatesan R.
19 Dr. Madhuri Kamble
20 Dr. Prajakta Khule

PostDoc Scholars (July 2023)
Sr no Name of the Scholar Topic of Research
1 Dr. Arifa Sultana Sustainability of Farmers Producer Companies: Issues Challenges and Way Forward
2 Dr. Pooja Nagpal A Study on Technological Competencies and Entrepreneurial Motivation on Entrepreneurial Success: A Mediating Role of Psychological Capital
3 Dr. Pradeep Ambavane Sustainable Medicinal Plant Cultivation Management using Machine Learning Approach on a Spatial Platform
4 Dr. Prajakta Barve The analysis of business strategies of banking institutions in India
5 Dr. Vijaykumar Radadiya Exploring the Market Feasibility and Potential Applications of Additively Manufactured Multifiber Reinforced ABS Composite on Advanced Engineering, Tooling, and Electric Vehicle Market in India
6 Dr. Bhavna Sharma Industry 4.0 and Sustainability: Current Scenario in Indian Manufacturing Industries
7 Dr. Uma M Raman Disruptive Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Job Security of the IT, Education, Healthcare, and Customer Service Industries in India
8 Dr. Dipanjay Bhalerao Study of Marketing Strategies towards Retail Businesses
9 Dr. Vedvyas Dwivedi Enhancing the Productivity of Rural Institutions in India in 21st Century: A Study
10 Dr. Manisha Jagtap Behavior towards online gaming as skill development tool and its potential as a career pathway in the Game Design and Development Industry
11 Dr. Shilpa Shinde Investigate the impact of value-based healthcare on patient-centered outcomes, such as patient satisfaction, Quality of life and functional status
12 Dr. Maheshkumar Kedar Analysis of Consumer Adoption Process for Solar Photovoltaic Cell and utilization of Photovoltaic Cell as Renewable energy source in Maharashtra
13 Dr. Prathamesh Nadkarni A Study on the Impact of Drama Based Training Method On Junior Level Sales Executives With Specific Reference To Electronic Industry In Pune District
14 Dr. Kavita Joshi Analysis of Identification of Training needs and Training Need Analysis
15 Dr. Remmiya Rajan Pulparambath Unemployment And Working Condition: An Analytical Study Based On Decent Labour
16 Dr. Rajendra Jarad Marketing Challenges for the Indian hospitality industry

13 students are pursuing PhD at DYPIMS Research Center and 18 scholars have been awarded PhD degree so far.

List of Students and Topic Approved by Research and Recognition Committee of SPPU

Sr no Name of the PhD Scholar Subject Name of the Research Guide Topic of Research Result
1 Shivganesh V Mahadik Production Management Dr Dilipkumar Patil The study of effectiveness of lean manufacturing tools in supply chain management in auto and auto ancillary units Pursuing
2 Pankaj P Patil Production Management Dr Dilipkumar Patil For sustaining Information Technology Asset Life Cycle to optimal utilization : A study on minimizing the impact of obsolescence of Information Systems Infrastructure for Indian IT Organisations Awarded
3 Mrs.Archana Ramesh Gugle Organizational Management Dr. S.M Vadgule Study of Performance Appraisal System in it - BPM industries og Pune City Pursuing
4 Mrs. Honey Tyagi Hotel Management Dr. Seema M. Zagade An analytical Study of Outsourcing Housekeeping Services in hotels and its impact on Guests satisfaction (with reference to Pune city) Awarded
5 Mrs. Aparna Ashish Deshpande Hotel Management Dr. Seema M. Zagade Comparative Study Of Solid Waste Management Practices Adopted And Implemented By 5 Star Hotels And Specialty Restaurants Of Pune City Awarded
6 Shrikrishna Premnarayan Tiwari Production Management Dr. Dilipkumar Patil Dynamics of demand driven Manufacturing Philosophy (Lean) and ERP application in discrete Manufacturing units in Pune Region. Awarded
7 Mr. Satish Naykinde Production Management Dr. Dilipkumar Patil A study of Production Cost and Profitability Dynamics of Co-operative Sugar factories of Maharashtra Awarded
8 Mrs. Mahananda Bhagwantrao Bansode Production Management Dr. Dilipkumar Patil Management of Production workers of sugar industry with special reference to Co-operative Sugar Factories(CSFs) in Maharashtra. Awarded
9 Mr. Vinay Bhatu Nandre Production Management Dr. Dilipkumar Patil A Study of Plant Level Production Management (PLPM) at Small Scale Industrial Units (SIUS) With special reference to Pimpri - Chinchwad areas from Pune Awarded
10 Mrs. Ramandeep Kaur Pabla Organizational Management Dr. Rachana Dubey A study of significant leadership style for project management of software development projects executed in Information Technology Industry of Pune. Awarded
11 Mr. Vaibhav Ubale Organizational Management Dr. S.M Vadgule An Analytical study of Cooperative Dairy firms and Private Dairy Firms with special reference to Ahmednagar District. Awarded
12 Mr. Amitabh Patnaik Organizational Management Dr. Rachana Dubey A study of Motivational Practices and their impact on Operational Executive and Sales Executives with reference to leading Indian Private Bank in Pune City. Awarded
13 Mr. Kunal Patil Organizational Management Dr. Rachana Dubey To study the impact of leadership behavior of sales managers on motivation and performance of salesmen with reference to Agri input organizations in Nasik. Awarded
14 Mr. Pushpraj Rajaram Wagh Organizational Management Dr. S.M Vadgule A Study of Problems and Prospects for Entrepreneurship Development in Manufacturing of Ayurvedic Medicines with reference to Western Maharashtra. Awarded
15 Mrs. Fernandes Mayola Denzil Hotel Management Dr. Seema M. Zagade A Study Of Modern Practices Adopted And Implemented By The Hotel Housekeeping Department And Their Impact On Guest Satisfaction - With Reference To 5 Star Hotels In Pune And Mumbai. Awarded
16 Mrs. Anuradha Vivek Karmarkar Hotel Management Dr. Seema M. Zagade A study of Challenges Faced By Women Employees In Hotels With Special Reference To Five& Four Star Hotels In Pune. Awarded
17 Mr. Lalit Prasad Human Resource Management Dr.Rachana Dubey Relevance of Emotional Intelligence on performance of Frontline Salesforce with special reference to selected Private Life Insurance Companies : An empirical study in Pune . Awarded
18 Ms. Pooja Kohli Human Resource Management Dr.Rachana Dubey Influence of Marriage on Work Performance of Women Employees with special reference to Hinjewadi IT Park, Pune. Awarded
19 Mrs. Sangita Prabharrao Jangle Human Resource Management Dr.Rachana Dubey An empirical study on the contribution of Labor Welfare Practices towards Organizational Growth in small scale industries located in Talegaon Dabhade, District Pune, Maharashtra. Awarded
20 Mrs. Kalpana Lodha Human Resource Management Dr.Rachana Dubey A study of Human Resource Management (HRM) practices in Management Institutions affiliated to University of Pune. Awarded
21 Mr. Rushiraj Rohidas Kamble Human Resource Management Dr. Ashutosh Misal Yet to be approved by SPPU Pursuing
22 Mr.Nikhil Devrao Wankhede Hotel Management Dr Seema M Zagade To Study Agro-Tourism and Its Impact on Farmers of Eastern Maharashtra. Pursuing
23 Mr Anandsingh Vithalsing Marwad Hotel Management Dr Seema M Zagade An Analytical Study of Technological Advancement and its Impact on Hospitality Industry of Pune City Pursuing
24 Mr Girish Pandurang Deore Hotel Management Dr Seema M Zagade To Analyse the Training Demand in Restaurant Employees For Performance Efficacy with Reference to Pune City. Pursuing
25 Mr. Rishikesh Kumar Marketing Management Dr Sunil Dhanawade An Empirical Study of Marketing Mix of Organic Food Producers with Special Reference to Pune District. Pursuing
26 Mr Upendra Balkrishna More Marketing Management Dr Sunil Dhanawade A Study on Impact of Demographic Profile on Consumer Characteristics Using Diffusion of Innovation with Selected Product in Banking Sector. Pursuing
27 Mrs Shilpa Maruti Dhanawade Marketing Management Dr Sunil Dhanawade A Critical Study of Factors Influencing the Brand Recall while Prescribing by the Physicians in Pune. Pursuing
28 Mr Ajit Goraksha Dalvi Marketing Management Dr Sunil Dhanawade An Analytical Study of Organic Food and Producer Conpanies by using BCG Matrix and its Relevance on Marketing Strategies Adopted in Pune Region. Pursuing
29 Mr Vaibhav Madhavrao Chavan Marketing Management Dr Seema M Zagade An Analysis of Consumer Buying Decision with Special Reference to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV’S) in Pune Region. Pursuing
30 Ms.Ruchika Kulbhushan Garhwal Marketing Management Dr Seema M Zagade To Study the Impact of Social Listening on Brand and Customer Retention. Pursuing

The research center in DYPIMS follows the rules laid down by Savitribai Phule Pune University for admission into the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

A candidate desirous of taking admission needs to appear for the test conducted by University Departments or Research Centres authorized for the purpose. No separate test will be conducted for other affiliated colleges/recognized institutions.

The list of candidates declared successful in Paper-l will be published by the P.G. Admission Section of the University. Results of Paper-2 will be declared by the respective University Department/Research Centre and a copy of the same will be sent to the P.G. Admission Section of the University. Candidates will have to mention the University Department/Research Centre of their choice for the admission. The interview and the guide allotment will be done as per the rules for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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