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A professional doctoral certificate program is a doctoral-level program for experienced professionals who want to translate their industry expertise into a higher position of credibility, leadership, and influence in their profession.

professional doctoral certificate programs are equivalent to a PhD but have a focus on a specific professional context. On completion of professional doctoral certificate programs, students will have the title of doctor.

Professional degrees for professionals around the world

These programmes are best suited for professionals in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. As with any other research degree, you will need to produce a piece of original research (Thesis/ Dissertation) under the supervision of your Research Guide. You will select a particular topic in your profession for your Research and start working on the topic to develop a new understanding or solution to the real world problems connected to the topic. Your learning and understanding acquired through your Research will address the complex issues prevailing in your Industry. You will, therefore, need to have an interest in your professional context and be able to explore this through a structured research programme leading to you making an original contribution to understanding of that professional context. We, at GAIMS, will provide all kind of supports for you to successfully complete the Research and complete your Thesis/ Dissertation in time.

Eligibility Criteria for the applicants:

  • should be over 40 years old
  • minimum 20 years of experience (from any legally recognized profession in India & Abroad)
  • UG and PG Degree qualifications are preferable
  • Should NOT have any CRIMINAL CASES pending against them in the court of law and NEVER have been CONVICTED.
  • Should have valid Passports.
  • Should be law- abiding Indian Citizens and be free from political, religious and racial controversies
  • Should clear the background verification check that GAIMS will undertake before short-listing final candidates.

Course Completion requirements:

  • Submission of final research dissertation which identifies the research problem, provides a literature review, defines research methods, reveals findings, and ends with a summary, conclusions, and implications.
  • An oral defense ( Viva-Voce) of research dissertation to the doctoral committee.

Click the link below to know as to what The University of Leicester, United Kingdom says about Professional Doctorate