Ph.D. in Commerce

Business Policy and Administration | Ph.D.Com. (BP)

Ph.D. Centre of K J Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce was commenced in 2011 under the guideship of Dr. Deelip Palsapure, HOD (Department of Commerce). The centre was granted the permission to admit the research scholars under the criteria of Business Policy & Administration. The Centre is well equipped with information technology equipments as well as the research softwares. The library attached to theresearch centre is updated with the recent reference books in suitable criteria. Five research scholars have already completed their doctorate programme successfully.

The training programme required to be completed by research scholars is arranged in association with Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research. Five research scholars are currently pursuing their research under the guidance of Dr. Deelip Palsapure.

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Ph.D Awarded / Ongoing



Name of Student Topic
Mrs. Aparna Jain A Study of conflicts resolution strategies & its impact on selected industries in Maharashtra
Mrs. Rashmi Agnihotri Tourism industries in Maharahstra : Emerging opportunities and challenges.
Mrs. Madhu Shukre Enhanced relavance and role of epical value in business organization.
Mrs. Versha Ganatra Role of Social Entrepreneurship in social change
Mustafa Shiyaji E- Invoicing challenges & Opportunities


Name of Student Topic
Ms. Smita Dayal The impact of social media on consumer buying decision
Mr. Rahul Jagtap Comparative study of productivity through employee engagement in organisations.
Mr. Sachin Bhandarkar Analytical study of religious tourism in Maharashtra state
Mrs. Kinjal Gosai The impact of online food delivery apps on customer relationships in restaurants.
Mr. Anand Dharmadhikari A critical study on industrial policies ,crises and its effect on social cost

Guide's Profile

Dr. Deelip Prabhakar Palsapure
M.Com, MMS, Ph.D, DCM, DBM
  • Dr. Deelip Prabhakar Palsapure, HOD, Department of Commerce initiated his tenure in the college from December 1998. He completed his post-graduation from University of Pune in the area of Commerce and Accountancy. He achieved his doctorate degree in the area of Human Resource, Commerce from University of Pune under the guidance of Dr. P. C. Shejawalkar (Emeritus Professor). He achieved the expertise in Management Studies i.e. MMS from Pune University.
  • Being the initiator of Research Centre in college, five research scholars have successfully completed their doctorate degree under his able guideship. Another five research scholars are currently pursuing the programme in the versatile areas of commerce. He is also shouldering the responsibility of placement of students. Remarkable number of students has been placed successfully. Forty two research papers in various recognized national and international journals are to his credit.