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Doctor of Philosophy

from LIUTEBM, Lusaka

Duration: 3 years

Lateral Entry available!

Program Fee: USD 4700

Flexible payment plans!

Executive Friendly

Can be completed alongside a job!


program structure.

Ph.D. by Research is a Guided Research (off-campus) Program in which the scholars work on a doctoral dissertation and publish articles in reputed international journals. They are assessed via their writings and through the defense of their dissertation. Additionally, they are assessed on the quality & research orientation of their research topic along with the quality of their research thesis.

The total credits are divided among research proposal, literature review, articles writing & publications, dissertation review and dissertation defense.

Following are the generic top-level program requirements. The detailed curriculum shall be provided after enrollment:

  • Acceptable and relevant Topic of Research
  • Research Proposal conforming to University Format
  • Research Publications in Acceptable Journals
  • Dissertation PPT
  • Dissertation

Research Supervisor

Since Ph.D. by Research involves Guided Research, it requires a Research Supervisor who shall guide the student through different stages of his/her research.

In order to make the program more affordable, GradXs provides an option of Student-Nominated Mentor who shall be chosen by the student but requires to be approved by the university. The supervisor should have a Doctorate Degree and sufficient teaching/industry experience in order to be eligible for the same. In this case, the management of financials (honorarium cost, etc.) is done entirely between the supervisor and the student.

In case a student opts for a supervisor assigned by GradXs, GradXs shall assign a University approved GradXs-Assigned Mentor from its network of highly qualified and distinguished Research Mentors for guiding the student in the best possible way. However, this shall incur an additional fee of USD 500 or INR 35000.

research areas.

Following are the top-level subjects / areas of research available:

  • Accounts
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Child Psychology and Counselling
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Development Economics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Energy Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment and Pollution
  • Finance
  • Global Warming
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Resources Development
  • Hydrology
  • Indian Mythology
  • Indo-African Cultural Studies
  • Indo-African International Business
  • Industrial Safety
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
  • Legal Administration
  • Library Science
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Rural Development
  • Ship Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism
  • Value Education
  • Vedic Sciences
  • Water Resources
  • Any other relevant area (subject to review)


Want to do research in an area not listed above?

Reach out to us and we'll be happy to help you out!


Normal Route:

Master's Degree or Equivalent PG Diploma in relevant subject from a recognised University / Institution


Lateral Entry Route:

Deserving candidates can complete the course in Fast Track mode through Lateral Entry. It is a convenient and time-saving mode of enrollment for students who wish to migrate to LIUTEBM for completing their Ph.D.



Post-graduate degree holders with minimum 5 years of teaching/industry experience (subject to assessment of work-experience vis-a-vis proposed research) in the relevant field OR M.Phil. degree holders shall be eligible for enrollment in a 1-year old batch enabling them to complete their Ph.D. program in 2 years.


  • The Lateral Entry candidates will also have to complete all the program requirements as per the university curriculum.
  • To ascertain eligibility for Lateral Entry, applicants are required to submit the relevant verifiable documents along with their updated CV.
  • The decision of the University in regards to eligibility shall be final and binding.


Migration from other Universities:

Students enrolled in a Ph.D. program from some other globally recognized university shall be eligible for enrollment in the same stage of the program (provided they spend at-least 1 year enrolled at LIUTEBM). Eligible students can also avail an exemption of credits, subject to evaluation of progress in their existing program.

GradXs offers extra support to such students by designing a customised timeline which helps the student in completing the program on time. As a result, many students from different universities have migrated to LIUTEBM and have been able to complete their Ph.D. without any academic delay.



To make it affordable for students enrolled in another University, GradXs offers a fee waiver of up to USD 500 or INR 25000 based on the stage of their existing program.


  • To ascertain eligibility for Migration, applicants are required to submit the relevant verifiable documents.
  • The decision of the University in regards to eligibility shall be final and binding.

fee details.

Application Fee
USD 150
For application processing.

Total Program Fee
USD 4700
Payable in installments. Installment plan can be chosen from multiple flexible payment plans while applying.

Assessment Fee
USD 1100
Payable in installments together with the Program Fee installments.

Total Fee
USD 5950

Note: Payments shall be accepted only via Bank Transfer. The necessary bank charges should be borne by the student.


For Lateral Entry Students:

In case of Lateral Entry, the installment amount will be adjusted to match the reduced program duration. Note that no exemption of fees shall be granted.


For Students migrating from other Universities:

In case of Migration from other Universities, the number of installments and installment amount will depend on the remaining program duration. Additionally, such students shall be eligible for a fee waiver of up to USD 500 or INR 25000 based on the stage of their existing program.


GradXs boasts its network of highly qualified and distinguished mentors from around the world. These mentors are assigned to the research students as their supervisors (for students opting for a GradXs-Assigned Mentor) who guide the students throughout their research. The student and supervisor then work together to bring out the maximal outcome of the research.

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya

Chief Research Mentor & South Africa Representative

Mentor ID: RM0005

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya is the GradXs India-South Africa representative and partner. He is also the GradXs India approved PhD mentor. Bongani Ngwenya has… read more

Dr. Anubha Shrivastava

Mentor ID: RM0051

Dr. Anubha has over 15 years of experience in Finance and General Management and along with mentoring scholars, she is actively involved with GradXs … read more

Dr. Pemmaraju R. K. Rao

Mentor ID: RM0028

Dr. Rao has an industry experience of more than 35 years, with a lot of involvement in coordination of academic training programs. He eventually took… read more

Dr. Stephen T. Odonkor

Research Mentor & Ghana Representative

Mentor ID: RM0012

Dr. Stephen T. Odonkor is a Fulbright scholar. He is senior lecturer, management consultant and a seasoned curriculum developer. Dr. Odonkor has a st… read more

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty

Mentor ID: RM0019

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty has over 30 years of rich experience in Technology MNC Companies in Leadership Positions and 4 years in Academics Teaching and… read more

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal

Mentor ID: RM0026

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal holds a Doctorate Degree in Management and Master’s Degree in economics from University of Mumbai. She is a Post graduate in Mana… read more

Dr. Deephand Dhankher

Mentor ID: RM0044

Dr. Deepchand is a Naval veteran presently serving as an Assistant Professor of Seamanship at Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune, India. Previously, he … read more

Dr. Rajashri

Mentor ID: RM0010

Dr. Rajashri is a Professor and Associate Dean in Research Analytics & Operations with over 25 years of experience in Teaching, Research, Consulting … read more

Dr. Jagdish K

Mentor ID: RM0011

Dr. Jagdish K is a former scientist of the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO), where he worked as the Geomatics Solutions Scientist for Na… read more

Dr. Bibhu Santosh Behera

Mentor ID: RM0006

Dr. Bibhu Santosh Behera holds a Doctorate in Extension Education and Rural Development from LIUTEBM, Lusaka, Zambia and also another Doctorate in Ag… read more

Dr. Emer Tucay Quezon

Mentor ID: RM0018

Dr. Emer Tucay Quezon is a Filipino postgraduate professor at the College of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa Science & Technology Unive… read more

Dr. Jyoti Madhav Munde

Mentor ID: RM0047

Dr. Jyoti Munde is an Assistant Professor with 11 yrs of teaching experience in Management Institutes of Aurangabad (M.S), India. She is currently as… read more

Dr. Dimithri Jayagoda

Mentor ID: RM0031

Dr. Dimithri Devinda Jayagoda has completed his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumikan Asia Pacific University (APU) – … read more

Dr. Chetana Asbe

Mentor ID: RM0007

Dr. Chetana Asbe holds a post graduate degree in Financial Management and Commerce from the University of Mumbai. She has also pursued CFA from ICFAI… read more

Dr. Emmanuel Numapau Gyamfi

Mentor ID: RM0022

Dr. Emmanuel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at GIMPA. He obtained a PhD in Statistics from the University of Venda … read more

Dr. Manoj Kumar

Mentor ID: RM0046

Dr. Manoj Kumar is a global leader with a successful history in supply chain management involving procurement, vendor management, material requiremen… read more

Dr. Himendra Balalle

Mentor ID: RM0041

Dr. Himendra Balalle is an eminent Lecturer in Research Methodology .He is a Diplomat of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and holds Certified Profess… read more

Dr. Emmanuel G. K. Duncan

Mentor ID: RM0025

Dr. Emmanuel G. K. Duncan is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. He holds a first d… read more

Prof. Augustine Deke

Mentor ID: RM0045

Prof. Augustine Deke is the Principal of Africa for Christ Bible College and an Adjunct Professor and Development Consultant. He is also a member of … read more

Dr. Angelina Theresa Mary J.

Mentor ID: RM0037

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research support.

GradXs conducts interactive online sessions on a regular basis on key research topics so that the research students can get benefited from the immense expertise of our Mentors. The students also get a chance to clarify their doubts with the mentors.

GradXs also enables the students with a discussion forum on its portal, where students can engage with the mentors as well as with other students for academic discussions.

Following are glimpses of some of the sessions conducted by GradXs:

Statistical Tests in Research

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty (RM0019)

Article Writing (Doctoral Level) and Publication in Journals

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)

Data Analysis and Presentation in a Doctoral Dissertation (Theory and Practice)

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)

Ethical Issues in Research

Dr. Sasmita Singh (RM0029)

Literature Review in Research

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal (RM0026)

Relevance of Statistics in Research

Dr. Rajashri (RM0010)

Quantitative Research Methods

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty (RM0019)

Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of Research

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)