Ph.D. admission 2020 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Are you willing to pursue PhD in Management programs? Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. programs in 11 different areas of specialization for the session 2020 from highly enthused applicants. You can refer to the below article for more details about the programs offered, eligibility, selection procedure, application fee, etc. The closing date of the application is 23rd January 2020.

About IIMA

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is one of the top management institutes in India established in 1961 with the support of Central Govt, State Govt, Harvard Business School and well known Indian industrialists. IIMA campus is spread over appx 102 acres of land with academic blocks, faculty offices, accommodation for all its students and faculty, library(Vikram Sarabhai Library), auditorium(R.J. Matthai Auditorium), the centre for innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship, sports facilities, several food outlets, and merchandise stores, etc.

Ph.D admissions 2020

To get admission into a prominent institute like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad(IIMA) is a dream of every bright and enthusiastic aspirant. IIMA's Ph.D. program is a great opportunity for those who want to achieve a bright career. After getting admission, one can complete this Ph.D. program between a period of four and five years to fulfil their dream.

IIM Ahmedabad offers Ph.D. in Management under the following 11 different areas of specialization

  1. Business Policy
  2. Economics
  3. Finance & Accounting
  4. Food & Agri-business
  5. Human Resource Management
  6. Information Systems
  7. Innovation & Management in Education
  8. Marketing
  9. Organizational Behaviour
  10. Production & Quantitative Methods,
  11. Public Systems

Eligibility criteria

The minimum requirement to apply for the Ph.D. programme in Management at IIMA, Ahmedabad is mentioned below
  1. Applicants of Master's degree or Post Graduate Diploma of 2 years, or a professional qualification like CA/ICWA/CS with B.Com./Degree from a recognized university can apply. Applicants who have these basic eligibilities can complete their Ph.D. with a minimum period of 3 years

  2. Applicants who hold B.Tech/4 years degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent from a recognized university are also eligible to apply for Ph.D. in Management. These applicants can complete their Ph.D. with a minimum period of 4 years

  3. Applicants who are doing their final year Master's/Bachelor's programs are also eligible to apply for Ph.D. with a condition that such applicants, if selected, can join the program provisionally on submission of a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the University/Institute latest by 31st May 2020. Admission will be confirmed only after the receipt of applicants' mark sheet along with the eligibility certificate from the concerned institution latest by 31 st December 2020

  4. Applicants willing to apply to the Ph.D. in Management program must take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT as per their area of specialization. In case of NRIs and Foreign students, they have to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Tes(GMAT)

Selection procedure

The selection procedure for admission to the Ph.D. in Management programs at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) for the year 2020 is based on the score of CAT or a standard test in lieu of CAT. For the reference of applicants, below is the list of standard tests required as per the area of specialization applied for.

Area wise specialization versus Standard test in lieu of CAT
  • Business Policy - GRE/GMAT
  • Economics - GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF applicable as per the relevant discipline applied for
  • Finance & Accounting - GRE/GMAT
  • Food & Agri-business - GRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF ( in Economics/ Development Studies/Development Economics/Business Economics/ Management) ICAR-SRF (PGS – merit list for award of SRF)
  • Human Resource Management - GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
  • Information Systems - GRE/GMAT/GATE
  • Innovation and Management in Education - GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
  • Marketing - GRE/GMAT
  • Organizational Behavior - GRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
  • Production and Quantitative Methods - GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC- NET JRF in Mathematical Sciences
  • Public Systems Group - GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF (in relevant discipline)
Applicants are requested to take a note that all the above standard tests are valid for 2 years and it must be valid on the last date of submission of your application. Therefore, for the applicants who apply to the Ph. D. Program in 2020, the scores of CAT 2017, 2018 and 2019 are considered to be valid.

There is no requirement of standardized test scores in case an applicant is a PGP Alumni of any IIM and or PGPX/PGP-PMP Alumni of any IIM where such courses are offered. (For your information Part-time/evening/weekend/Distance learning programs of IIM will not be considered)

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at Ahmedabad for final selection which is based on the marks score obtained in CAT or the standard test in lieu of CAT, academic background, and experience.

How to apply?

Eligible and interested candidates can fill the application form online available at the official website of IIMA. Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 areas of specialization. To get more details about the eligibility criteria and brochure for Ph.D. programs in Management, applicants can refer the

Application fee

The applicable fee Rs. 500/- which can be paid online through the payment gateway of IIMA while applying/submitting the online application.

Important dates

  • Last date of Ph.D. program online application through IIMA website: 23rd Jan.2020
  • Interview for shortlisted candidates: March/ April 2020.
  • For the selected final year Master's/Bachelor's candidates,
  • Submission of a certificate to the respective institutional head: 31st May 2020
  • Submission of mark sheet and the certificate: 31st December 2020
  • Date of joining to P.hD. program: May 2020

  • Contact details

    For any information related to IIMA Ph.D in Management program 2020, applicants can contact

    In-charge-Ph.D. Programme
    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad(IIMA)
    Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380 015
    Phone: 079-66324638/39

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