School of Hospitality Management

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) (Hotel Management)

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The Ph.D. programme in Hotel Management is comprehensive, rigorous, multi-disciplinary, and broad in scope. The programme teaches students to apply conceptual research methods to hotel management and other areas of hospitality. It enables scholars to inculcate in themselves essential skill sets, with expertise in various domains of hotel management such as hospitality, restaurant and hotel management, and tourism.

The first semester is dedicated to coursework that is aimed at imparting knowledge on functional stream, research methodology, publication and research ethics, and practical training on statistical packages in research.

Why pursue a Ph.D. in Hotel Management from IMS Unison University?

  • Excellent Opportunities: Research scholars get opportunities to obtain fresh knowledge, discuss new things and develop new skills.
  • One-of-its-kind Programme: It offers a coherent course of study that integrates the rigorous terrains of Hospitality studies.
  • Rigorous Programme: The rigour of the Ph.D. programme provides a medium to unlock a wide range of career opportunities the knowledge acquired through the research degree provides an opportunity to put studies into practice and give a boost to their career.
  • Pathway to an Academic Career: The programme provides a great pathway for a scholar to embark upon an academic career.
  • Handpicked Research Guide(s): The research guides at the University are highly experienced and are from the best Hotel management schools in the country. They regularly and widely publish their research and case studies in National and International journals of repute.

Career Opportunities

  • Most Ph.D. candidates seek research or teaching positions after receiving a doctorate in hospitality. These positions are research-intensive and require a solid understanding of hospitality trends and concepts.
  • Common career options include...
    • Post-secondary hospitality educator
    • Hospitality administration researcher
    • Chief executive officer for a hospitality organisation.

Apply Online

    • Online at the University website:
      After filling out the "Registration Form”, the candidate has to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000/- either online through Debit Card / Credit Card /Net Banking or cash at the Cash Counter of the University. On successful payment of the registration fee, a receipt will be generated by the system. You will have to save this registration number for all your future reference. You are required to scan and email this receipt along with documents to along with the scanned copies of all the documents required.
    • Alternatively, the student can also download the registration form from the website or procure it from the University Admission office, fill it up completely, attach the necessary documents and send it with a Bank Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- drawn in favour of IMS Unison University payable at Dehradun and send it at the postal address of the University.
    • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstance whatsoever. Registering to a Program does not guarantee admission.
    • After the successful registration to the Program chosen, our admission team will check the seat availability and your eligibility for admission. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be contacted to proceed further as per the admission procedure of the program.
    • You shall remain in constant touch with our Admission Office to know about the status of your registration.
    • Admission Process:
      Personal Interview and A valid (eligible) UGC-NET/JRF Score.

    Online application process


    Fill and confirm the registration form


    Pay registration fee using any online method


    Get registration No. on successful payment

Download fee document Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) (Hotel Management) FEE (FULL TIME DOCTORAL PROGRAM)

Fee (2024-25)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) (Hotel Management)

Program Curriculum

S. No. Course Code Course Name
1 PHDHM 101 Research Methodology
2 PHDHM 102 Statistics
3 PHDHM 103P Statistical Packages for Research
4 PHDHM 104 Research & Publication Ethics
5 PHDHM 105 Seminar
Core Electives
6 PHDHM 106A Human Resource Management in Hotels and Hospitality
PHDHM 106B Hotels and Hospitality Marketing Management
Comprehensive (Written and Oral)
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