Indian Institute of Management Shillong Ph.D. for Working Professionals admissions 2019

Are you looking for admissions in IIM Shillong? Indian Institute of Management Shillong has announced admissions 2019 to PhD program for working professionals. Check out for more details like eligibility criteria, selection procedure, the application process, important dates, etc.

About IIM Shillong

Indian Institute of Management Shillong is a fully autonomous management institute located in the city of Shillong, Meghalaya. This institute is formerly known as Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong (RGIIM). It is a seventh IIM established in 2007. IIMM Shillong offers various postgraduate, executive and doctoral programs in management education and different streams of management like Post-Graduate Programme in Management, Post Graduate Program for Executives – Managing Business in India and China, Fellow Programme in Management, Management Development Programme, Faculty Development Programme, etc.

Admissions 2019

Indian Institute of Management Shillong has announced admissions 2019 into Ph.D. (Working Professionals) program in the following areas of specialization:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Information Systems
  • Operations and Quantitative Techniques
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, and Communication
  • Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics
This program is a unique doctoral level program in management for working professionals. The minimum duration of the program is 3 years, but candidates can complete in 4 years. The total fee for the course is Rs. 5,50,000/- plus GST.
In case if a candidate is not able to complete in 4 years, a 1-year extension will be given on payment of Rs. 25000/- as a continuation fee for every 6 months.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates have to fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria to apply for admissions in IIM Shillong:

  • A Master's degree and with minimum of 5 years of professional experience as on 22nd July 2019.
  • Secondary and higher secondary exam with minimum 60% aggregate marks (for general) and 50% (for SC/ ST).
  • A Master's degree or it's equivalent in any discipline with 60% aggregate marks (for general), 50% (for SC/ ST/Non-Engineering students), 55% (for engineering students).
  • Graduates along with professional qualifications of CS, CA, ICWA with minimum 50% marks or equivalent.

Test Scores and its Validity

Scores of GRE, GMAT, GATE, CAT or JRF (NET) are considered for admissions to PhD (Working Professionals) program in IIM Shillong. The validity of the scores is as follows:

  • CAT, JRF (NET), GATE: Scores from 1st July 2017 or after are considered
  • GRE, GMAT: Scores from 1st July 2014 or after are considered
Candidates from the following categories are exempted from above mentioned standard tests. But those candidates are required to produce 2 reference letters from senior leadership:

  • Government employees of State or Central Civil services/ Banks/ PSUs with more than 12 years of administrative experience.
  • Graduates from 2-year full-time PGP programs from IIMs or AACSB/ EQUIS/ AMBA with CGPA 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent and minimum 5 years of post PGP experience.
  • Teachers form higher education institutions with minimum of 5 years of teaching experience with proven research acumen.

Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the recommendations of the appropriate committee. And these shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview for final selection decided by the institute.

Application process

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to download the application form from the college official website. Application form should be opened using acrobat reader only. Candidates have to fill the details in the application form and have to save the file with their name. And the file should be sent to the email id: with the subject: Application/PhD (Working Professionals).

And candidates have to take a print of the online form before submitting the same. If the candidate is applying for multiple areas, multiple copies should be printed. A recent photograph of should be pasted on the printed application form and should be sent to the following address in an envelope along with the supporting documents and receipt of online application fee of Rs. 2000/- (Should be paid through NEFT). Supporting documents includes self-attested copies of mark sheets and certificates from 10th, age proof, relevant scorecard, experience certificate, etc. Supporting documents should be attached separately for each form. The last date to send application forms to the IIM Shillong office is 28t July 2019.

NEFT details for application fee
Name: RGIIM, Shillong
Address: Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong – 793 014, Meghalaya
Bank Name and Branch: State Bank of India, Laitumkhrah Branch
Bank Address: State Bank of India, Laitumkhrah Branch, Lummawrie, Shillong - 793003
Bank Account No.: 31136230995
IFSC Code: SBIN0002081
MICR Code: 793002013

The payment of application fee of Rs. 2000/- should be paid through NEFT and candidates should send the below details to the email id:,
  1. Name of the Participant
  2. UTR Number/ Payment reference number
  3. Date of payment
  4. Amount deposited


Doctoral Programme Office,
Indian Institute of Management Shillong,
Mayurbhanj Complex,
Shillong - 793014

Ph. No.: 0364 2308039
Email Id:

Important dates to remember

  • Last date for online form submission along with application fee: 22nd July 2019
  • Last date for submitting the hard copy of application: 28th July 2019
  • Commencement of classes: Last week of October 2019

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