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Research Clinic &
Doctoral Consortium

05 March 2024

Last Date for Registration: 15th January 2024

We aim to extend support to scholars by providing them with an opportunity to discuss their ongoing research and receive constructive feedback, interact with experienced researchers with similar research interests, and discuss career plans with senior academic members and researchers.

  • Early Paper/ Proposal Presentation
  • Workshops
  • Research Poster Presentation
  • Three Minutes Thesis Competition

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: 15th  December, 2023 
Early Bird Registrations: 5th  January 2024 
Last Date for Registration: 15th  January 2024


Early Paper Presentation Research Poster Presentation 3 Minute Thesis Competition
1st Prize 5000 4000 4000
2nd Prize 3000 2000 2000
3rd Prize 2000

RCDC aims to improve your doctoral journey by:

  • Encouraging interesting and relevant research topics/themes contribution across the management discipline.
  • Engaging you with leading reviewers, academicians, and practitioners from institutions in India and abroad in a focused manner to gain developmental inputs and discuss pain points.
  • Facilitating a platform to showcase your research work and receive critical feedback and clarity on your research.
  • Facilitating collaborative work amongst researchers from different institutions.

Interesting Prizes
to be won!!

The top two paper presentations will be awarded cash prizes of Rs.6,000 and Rs.4,000 respectively.

The best poster and three minutes thesis competition presentation will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs.5,000 each

Paper Presentations

We welcome research papers from interdisciplinary research areas in management.


The Research Clinic & Doctoral Consortium (RCDC) is open to scholars in the management discipline. Including those close to finishing, those who have recently completed their doctorate degree, and even future PhD aspirants to come together on a common stage, present their unpublished work and receive constructive feedback.

Submission Guidelines

  1. All submissions are to be made using the conference management tool link that will be sent to the authors upon registration.
  2. Please name your submission document (only in pdf format) as Theme-Submission Type-Name of the Participant (e.g., Marketing Management-Full Paper/Abstract-Peter Joan).
  3. Abstracts must follow Emerald’s structured abstract style:
    a. Purpose | b. Study design/methodology/approach | c. Findings  | d. Originality/Value

Abstract Evaluation Criteria

The abstracts will be evaluated on:
Theoretical Underpinning | Originality | Rigour | Clarity | Significance | Overall Impression | Reviewer’s Confidence

Poster Competition

Showcase your expertise and passion for research through creative display

Students from all years and disciplines are invited to submit posters describing aspects of their doctoral research. Each poster will be evaluated on technical merit, innovation, and its potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchanges at the conference. Posters will be selected based on a short abstract (up to 250 words, with 5 relevant keywords). Upon acceptance of the abstract, authors will receive guidelines for submitting posters.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Poster Specification 48”w x 36”h – landscape – pdf file no greater than 25mb in size . You are NOT required to print your poster for this online competition. Use this file naming convention for your PDF file: 2024-FIIB-FIRSTNAME-LASTNAME.pdf (upper or lowercase)
  2. All submissions are to be made using the conference management tool link that will be sent to the authors upon registration.
  3. Only one poster is allowed per entrant.
  4. Posters must relate to an aspect of the entrant’s doctoral research.
  5. Entries will be shortlisted by a panel drawn from the Consortium organising committee.
  6. Posters can be landscape or portrait oriented.
  7. We reserve the right to disqualify entries that don’t comply with the competition requirements.

Three Minutes Thesis Competition

The competition is a platform to showcase the ability to describe research clearly and succinctly to a
non-specialist audience in three minutes through an engaging talk.

Communicate the significance of your thesis in a compelling and accessible way. The three minutes thesis competition is an exciting event which supports the capacity of the scholars to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Participating in the three minutes thesis competition will facilitate the development of presentation and research communication skills among scholars. The overall objective of this competition is to provide a supportive environment for scholars to prosper towards professional development, boost their motivation towards their final dissertation presentation and provide an excellent networking environment.

Who can


Candidates who have passed their confirmation milestone (including those whose thesis is in submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate.

Please Note: Doctoral researchers who have already had their viva are not eligible to participate. First-year doctoral researchers are not eligible to enter the three minutes competition.

Submission Guidelines

  1. A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations, or ‘movement’ of any description are permitted).
  2. No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
  3. No additional props (e.g., costumes, instruments (musical, laboratory, etc.) are permitted.
  4. Entries will be shortlisted by a panel drawn from the Consortium organising committee.
  5. Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum.
  6. All submissions are to be made using the conference management tool link that will be sent to the authors upon registration.

Judging Criteria

The following criteria will guide the judges’ decisions. Each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on the audience.

Comprehension and content

  1. The presentation provided clear background and significance to the research question
  2. The presentation clearly described the research strategy/design and the results/findings of the research
  3. The presentation clearly described the conclusions, outcomes, and impact of the research

Engagement and communication

  1. The oration was delivered clearly, and the language was appropriate for a non-specialist audience
  2. The PowerPoint slide was well-defined and enhanced the presentation
  3. The presenter conveyed enthusiasm for their research and captured and maintained the audience’s attention

Meet the Reviewers

A platform where scholars, young researchers, and academics can meet reviewers of reputed journals
and seek their advice on publishing in quality research journals.

Publishing in a reputed journal is an important requirement towards fulfilling one’s PhD. The challenge before young scholars however is how to convert their research work into publication-worthy material. However, converting your research work is only part of the process. Another task is the selection of the right journal and approaching the journal. As early career researchers navigate their way in academia and publishing, they constantly seek expert guidance. ‘Meet the reviewers’ is a place where scholars, young researchers and academics can meet reviewers of reputed journals and seek their advice on publishing in quality research journals.

“Participating in and presenting at the
RCDC is worth the effort! We cordially
welcome you all”.

Particular Registration Fee
Academicians and industry practitioners (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations) INR 2000 | US $30
Research scholars (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations) INR 1,000 | US $15
PG/UG students (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations) INR 500 | US $10
Non-presenting  co-author & Attendees (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations) INR 500 | US $10

Organizing Committee:

RCDC Mentor

Prof(Dr).Sakshi Khanna

RCDC Coordinators

Ms Priya Jain
FPM Scholar (Finance)