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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme

The Doctoral Studies Programme aims at training professionals and teachers in the skills and competences related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in the area of their study.  At this level, the study is expected to provide new and original insights into the problem or the area under investigation. The PhD programme can be pursued by those who possess an MPhil Degree or five years of teaching/ industry/ administrative/professional experience at senior level. 

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: As per Saurashtra University Nome

Minimum Age: No bar 
Maximum Age: No bar 


An MPhil Degree or a Post-Graduate Degree in a relevant discipline, with minimum 55 percent marks (50 percent marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a university or a recognised institution of higher learning; or Masters degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55 percent marks (50 percent marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a university or a recognised institution of higher learning and five years of teaching/ industry/ administration/ professional experience at senior level.


How To Apply

First Applicate must to clear written exam handled by Saurashtra Universty.

Applications for admission to the PhD programme may be submitted on the prescribed form along with a research proposal on a selected theme for thesis work at any time of the year to:The Registrar,Student Registration Division, Saurashtra University, Rajkot


Duration of Registration

In all cases, the minimum and maximum time for completing the programme shall be 2 years and 5 years, respectively, from the date of registration in the programme. However, under exceptional circumstances, the Vice-Chancellor may allow curtailment or extension of the period.


Date of Next Enterence Exam for Ph.D.

Till Not Declared


Faculty and their Subject for Ph.D.

  • Dr. V.K. Patel (Commerce and Accountancy)
  • Dr. B.L. Sardhara (Commerce and Accountancy)
  • Dr. R.B. Bharasana (Commerce and Accountancy)
  • Dr. A.C. Patel (Statistics)
  • Dr. M.M. Thaker (Commerce and Accountancy )
  • Dr. (Mrs) K.C. Vachchhani(Economics)
  • Dr. H.B. Vaishnani (Management)




Business Degrees

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Bachelor of Commerce


Why do a BCom Degree?

Within the public or private sector, managerial expertise is highly valued and career advancement within the management sphere is supported by a recognised degree qualification. In fact, many professionals in sectors such as engineering, health services and education choose to complement their existing degrees with a BCom as this ensures career advancement and provides an integral understanding of the business aspects key to their sector of interest.

The Regent BCom focuses on decision-making, management and technology within the business arena and is designed to give the student a strong foundation in the essential skills required for a successful career in business management. The BCom fully equips students with both theoretical and practical exposures preparing them for a professional, commercial environment.

What will I gain from this programme?

Our accredited and recognised BCom provides graduates with:

  • A career path in commerce.
  • An understanding of management functions within the business environment.
  • A greater ability to communicate effectively, manage human resources and handle labour relations functions.
  • A proficiency at interpreting and using numerical and statistical knowledge.
  • Expertise in the use of conventional accounting processes.
  • An appreciation of ethical behaviour within business practices.
  • Insight into the computerised business information systems environment and its essential management functions.
  • Knowledge that is relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • An ability to perform research in the field of business management.
  • Skills that will boost their career and improve performance.


How is the programme delivered?

Regent Business School is a dedicated distance and supported learning provider, offering a focused, student-orientated approach. Each student receives a comprehensive study pack for all their courses which is supplemented by ongoing tutor access and support via telephone or email. The programme delivery is sensitive to the diverse needs of the learners, especially those who intend to work whilst studying via supported distance learning.

There are 2 options available to BCom students:

Option 1

This option is for students who prefer to work independently. The modules are a mix of self-directed reading, case-study analysis and discussion at workshops. Workshops are held over two weekends for every semester and are voluntary. These workshops give the student the opportunity to interact with tutors and fellow students in a practical setting. Workshops are held in regions where there is adequate demand.

Option 2

This option is for students who prefer to have considerable contact with tutors and fellow students, whilst benefiting from the freedom of self-study. Students opting for this mode of delivery will have the benefit of a formal classroom situation with interaction between tutors and students. This option offers small classes, individual access to tutors with daily lectures. Because of the increased interaction and additional benefits, this format of distance learning is called rich-distance. Rich-distance is an excellent choice for students who want the support of conventional lectures at a cost usually comparable with distance education.

*Lectures are held in Durban and Johannesburg on confirmation of student demands.

What is the duration of the programme, how is it structured?

The minimum duration of this programme is three years.

  • 5 modules per year.


Call one of our student admission advisors today on +27 (0)31 304 4626 to discuss our courses.


Year 1

Compulsory Modules


  • Business Management 1
  • Economics 1
  • Accounting 1
  • Business Communication *
  • Statistics * 






Year 2

Compulsory Modules


  • Business Management 2
  • Commercial Law *
  • Information Systems *



Elective (two of the following)


  • Accounting 2
  • Economics 2
  • Health Management 2
  • Marketing 2
  • Human Resource Management 2


Year 3

Compulsory Modules


  • Business Management 3
  • Entrepreneurship  *
  • International Business * / Taxation *



Elective (two of the following)


  • Health Management 3
  • Accounting 3
  • Marketing 3
  • Human Resource Management 3
  • Economics 3
* denotes one semester modules

Who should apply?

  • School-leavers seeking a recognised qualification in commerce as a means to further their careers. Studies can be furthered while a student earns and gains work experience.
  • People with part-time or full-time employment who seek career advancement through a recognised commerce qualification.
  • Individuals who seek to advance their management skills to gain a greater understanding of the commercial world and business environment.


What are the admission requirements?
  • A matriculation certificate with passes in Mathematics and English.
  • A or O level certificates.
  • Other qualifications will be considered in special circumstances.
  • Candidates who do not possess the necessary formal qualifications for admission may be considered for admission through a process which recognises prior learning. Such candidates will be considered on the basis of age and experience and will have to submit a motivation indicating why they should be included in the programme. This motivation will be carefully considered by the Programme Selection Committee to assess whether the applicant qualifies for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

All admissions to the BCom are subject to the approval of the Regent Business School Selection Committee.