Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode IIMK admissions 2020 to Ph.D Program

Are you looking for admissions at IIMK? Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode IIMK has announced admissions 2020 to the Ph.D. program. Check the details like application process, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, important dates, etc.

Abount IIMK

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is an autonomous business school set up by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala in the year 1996. It is located in Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode in Kerala. This institute has excellent infrastructure and provides facilities like library and information centre, air-conditioned classrooms, LAN/WAN connectivity, guest care areas, etc. It offers academic programs like Fellow Programme in Management (PhD), Post Graduate Program (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL) and Executive programs like Executive Post Graduate Programme, Ph.D. program in Management, Management Development Programme (MDP), Faculty Development Programme(FDP).

Admissions 2020

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode IIMK has announced admissions to the full-time, residential Ph.D. program in Management 2020. This program is designed to equip the candidates for careers in research and management education. Ph.D. candidates can specialize in any one of the following areas of specialization:

  1. Economics
  2. Information Systems
  3. Finance, Accounting & Control
  4. Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
  5. Strategic Management
  6. Marketing Management
  7. Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources

Program structure

Ph.D. at IIML has 2 phases: course work and thesis research. The first two years of the course includes course work - core courses and elective/ doctoral level courses. Candidates have to pass the Area Comprehensive Qualifying examination (CQE) to proceed to the second phase of the program. In the second phase, candidates undertake thesis research work with the committee called the Research Advisory Committee. This committee comprises of 2 faculty members from the area of specialization and one from a different area.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates have to fulfil any one of the following basic qualifications to apply for Ph.D. in Management program at IIMK:

  • Candidates who have secured a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent CGPA in Master's or 2 years Post Graduate Diploma can apply.

  • Professional qualifications of CA, ICWA, and CS with B.Com/ degree with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent are eligible to apply

  • Candidates who have completed B.Tech or any four-year degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent can apply for Ph.D in Management

  • Candidates who apply for the Marketing Management area should have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience.
Note: 5% relaxation in the minimum marks requirement is given to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer) and Persons-with-Disabilities (PWD). Candidates appearing for final exams can also apply, subject to the successful completion of the basic qualification by 30th June 2020.

Test Scores

Except for the candidates who are opting for IIMB Test, all other Candidates have to submit a valid test score from any one of the acceptable tests mentioned for the area of specialization they are applying to. Test scores should not be older than 3 years as of 15th January 2020. Candidates opting to take the IIMB test have to choose this option in the application. IIMB Test will be conducted by IIM Bangalore at Bangalore, New Delhi and Kozhikode on 2nd February 2020. Candidates holding a full-time two year PGDM program of any IIMs or candidates holding Executive PGDM from IIM Kozhikode are exempted from taking qualifying tests.

  • Economics: GMAT/ CAT/ GRE/ UGC NET/ IIMB Test
  • Information Systems:GATE/ CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ IIMB Test
  • Finance, Accounting and Control: GMAT/ CAT/ GRE/ UGC JRF in Management, Economics and Commerce/ GATE/ IIMB Test
  • Quantitative Methods & Operations Management: GMAT/ CAT/ GRE/ UGC or CSIR JRF/ GATE/ IIMB Test
  • Strategic Management: GMAT/ CAT/ GRE/ UGC JRF/ GATE/ IIMB Test
  • Marketing Management: UGC JRF/ GMAT/ CAT/ GRE
  • Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources: GMAT/ CAT/ GRE/ UGC JRF/ IIMB Test

Selection procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted on the recommendation of respective areas based on their qualifying scores and profile. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for Personal Interview at IIM Kozhikode.

Application process

Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply online at the official website. Candidates can apply to a maximum of 2 areas of specialization. Candidates need to pay the application fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 2000/- if candidate opting for IIMB Test) online itself through the link provided with the application form. Candidates have to upload the scanned copies of all academic mark sheets, category certificates and qualifying exam scorecard along with the online application form. To complete the submission of the application form, two referred recommendations are required. The referee has to submit the recommendation letter online through the link provided to the referee in his/ her email id.

Important dates to remember

  • Start date for online application: 13th November 2019
  • Last date for submission of online application: 15th January 2020 till 5 PM
  • Last date for submissions of referee recommendation online: 22nd January 2020
  • Dates of Interview: 8th, 9th, 10th April 2020
  • Date of joining: June 2020

Contact details

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode,
IIMK Campus P.O.,
Kozhikode - 673 570,

Ph. No.: (0495) 2809380/381
Email id:

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