Kalinga University Raipur, Best University in Chhattisgarh UGC-approved

Faculty of Research


Kalinga University has a large and comprehensive research portfolio, spanning across various streams and field of studies. With research being conducted in multiple academic departments and research centers, our faculty facilitates effective coordination for world class research facilities.

Faculty of Research, Kalinga University was created to provide catalytic & strategic support for the University's research by:

  • Supporting researchers in growing and diversifying research funding.
  • Increasing competitiveness for extramural research support.
  • Developing and implementing research policy to protect and enhance resources Optimizing administrative support for research.
  • Catalyzing emerging and inter-departmental research

Faculty of Research, Kalinga University pursues these strategic aims by coordinating research development resources across the Departments.


For many students, research is an intimidating and overwhelming process. But another way to look at the prospect of conducting research is that it is your turn to delve into a new and interesting subject and present your own ideas about what it means. There is creativity in the research process, because you can often choose your own topic and sources, and use your ability to synthesize and analyze information to create something entirely new, whether it is a paper, lab report, or presentation. The advent of the Internet simplified research in many ways, making it more convenient and comprehensive.

Academic research can be intense, stimulating and rewarding. But it is important to know that a research career involves many activities besides research. Scientists spend their time writing applications for funding to do research, as well as writing scientific papers to report the findings of their research. In addition, they spend time presenting their research in oral or poster form to other scientists at group meetings, institutional meetings and scientific conferences; they also spend time teaching students about their field of study.

Choose a Topic: A professor will often assign a topic, or provide you with a list of approved topics from which you can choose the one that interests you most. That makes choosing a topic easy.

Gather Your Resources: Research involves sophisticated scholarly sources. Libraries, archives, databases, and other online materials are all considered appropriate and even necessary sources of information for research work.

Evaluate Your Sources: After gathering a number of potential sources to peruse, take the time to determine whether they are beneficial or not. It is important to evaluate the research and articles you have uncovered before launching your project. Use Your Sources: Once you have determined that your research materials are worth digging into and working with, you can approach the data in different ways to get the most out of your research.


S. NO. Program Duration Eligibility
01. Ph.D. Minimum 3 Years and Maximum 6 Years Master's Degree (with minimum 55% marks or equivalent for General and 50% marks for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) / Physically Handicapped candidates) and successful clearance of Entrance Test. Candidates with M. Phil. / NET / GATE / SLET / SET or equivalent and a Regular Teacher in a College / University will be exempted from Entrance Test.

* Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the university.

* The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of one year for M.Phil and two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil/Ph.D. for up to 240 days.


Admission to Ph.D. & M.Phil. is through a notification in Newspapers & website followed by a mandatory entrance examination. Please check our Website for latest notification.

# Introduced from Session 2023-24


Ph.D. and M.Phil Entrance Examination for the session of 2019 will be held at Kalinga University Campus.

Please Note that selection to Ph.D./M.Phil is a two step process.


  • Interested candidates have to appear in a written test which has got two papers of one hour each.
  • The first paper is common for candidates of all subjects and is of research methodology.
  • It has 50 questions of two marks each.
  • The second paper is also having 50 questions of two marks each and is of the respective subject in which the candidate wishes to pursue Ph.D.
  • Both the question papers are of multiple choice type and there is no negative marking.
  • Minimum passing marks in each paper are 50%.


  • The second part of the selection process is personal interview in which generally the questions are asked about:
  1. The reasons why the candidate wishes to pursue Ph.D.
  2. His/her prior research experience, if any.
  3. Details of Publications, conferences, workshops and seminars attended by the candidate.
  4. The broad area in which the candidate wishes to pursue research.
  5. Minimum passing marks to qualify interview is 50%.
  6. Interview will be conducted immediately after examination.

Merit list is prepared based upon your performance in Entrance Examination & Interview and successful candidates are informed accordingly.

Sectors Employing Ph. D & M.Phil

Financial Institutions (Quantitative Analyst)

DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd ICICI Group Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd L&T Finance Ltd
Bajaj Finance Ltd HDB Finance Services Tata Capital Financial Power Finance Corpn

Market Research

IMRB International The Nielsen Millward Brown IPSOS Indica Research
Hansa Research TNS India Pvt. Ltd Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt. Ltd RNB Research

Universities - Lecturer/Academics

Indian Institute of Technology University of Calcutta University of Delhi University of Mumbai
Indian Institute of Sciences Jadavpur University Birla Institute of Technology and Science University of Calicut

Management/Business Consulting

McKinsey & Company Bain Consulting India Pvt. Ltd Boston Consulting Group Deloitte
A F. Ferguson & co Arshiya International Ltd KVP Business Solutions A. T. Kearney