Applications open at IIM Bodh Gaya for PhD Admission 2021

Are you looking for admission to a PhD programme at any reputed institute? IIM Bodh Gaya is calling applications from highly motivated and eligible candidates for admission to PhD programmes - 2021. Interested candidates can learn about PhD research areas available at IIM Bodh Gaya, eligibility criteria, admission process, etc. in this article.

About IIM Bodh Gaya

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya in Nalanda is prestigious and elite B-schools and well-known for management schooling in India. The institute is famous for the development of practical knowledge, creative thinking, and knowledge dissemination all over the world. The institute offers full-time residential PhD Programmes in Management. The programme encourages the development of high-quality multidisciplinary research and innovating thinking ability among the research scholars. Institutes' well-qualified faculties and the industry experts help the students in developing and mastering new skills, including analytical and research skills and gaining practical knowledge. Students get the opportunity to work with academic and industry experts. Besides, the students will get the chance to publish the high standard research papers in journals of international repute.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bodh Gaya, has released an official notification for PhD Admission-2021.

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PhD Research Areas

IIM Bodh Gaya is offering PhD admission in following six research areas of management and related subjects:

Financial Assistance

IIM Bodh Gaya supports PhD research scholars with scholarships and other academic expenses.

A. Stipend Details: The candidates will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.32,800/- till the comprehensive exam, Rs.35,400/- post comprehensive exam and Rs.39,300/- will be paid post-approval of thesis proposal. Besides, additional financial aid will be provided to the candidates as contingency grant (Rs.25,000 per year for four years), logistic support (Rs.50,000 onetime grant) and travel expenses of Rs.1,75,000 to attend conferences (Maximum within five years).

B. Academic Expenses: The fellowship offered by IIM Bodh Gaya will cover tuition fee, library fees, and hostel fee.


IIM Bodh Gaya motivates the students from Other Backward Caste (Non-creamy layer), Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically disabled and Women Candidates to apply for PhD programmes. There will be a provision of reservation in PhD admission at IIM Bodh Gaya as per the Reservation Policy of Government of India.

Eligibility Requirements

Nationality: Any national including NRIs and foreign nationals can apply for the admission in PhD programmes at IIM Bodh Gaya.

Age Limit: The candidate wishing to join the PhD programme at IIM Bodh Gaya must not cross the age of 40 years as on 1st June 2021.

  1. The candidate must hold a Master's degree in any relevant discipline from any recognised university and must have secured a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade point average.
    He/ she must have any of the professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA, CS with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade point average.
    He/she must have passed a 4-year or 5-year Integrated Master's degree programme in any relevant discipline after 10+2 or equivalent. They must secure a minimum of 60% marks in the integrated master's degree course.
    He/she must have passed a 4-year or eight semesters Bachelor's Degree course in Engineering like BE or B.Tech or B.Arch with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent.
  2. The candidates who are appearing in their final year examination are also eligible to apply. But their admission will be provisional and they must obtain and submit the relevant qualifying degree before 30th June 2021.
  3. Candidates who complete a 2-year full-time Post-Graduate Programme from IIMs in the last 10 years with at least 60% marks or equivalent need not produce the test score and are eligible to apply directly. However, they must attach copies of both sides of the grade sheet, without which the application for exemption from the test will not be entertained.
  4. The candidates must have qualified any of the qualifying exams such as CAT (2019/2020) or GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF (UGC/CSIR) in the relevant area of specialization. The candidate must note that the date of the qualifying test must be 1st January 2019 or after, and its scorecard must be valid on or after 1st January 2021.

How to Apply

The candidates must check the detailed information by visiting the official website of IIM Bodh Gaya. Interested candidates can apply online at the admission portal of IIM Bodh Gaya.

The applicants will have to pay an application fee while applying online. The fee details for different category candidates are as follows:
  • For General Category Candidates: Rs. 500/- per area.
  • For SC, ST, PwD and Women Candidates: Rs. 250/- per area

Please note that the candidates will have to upload a copy of the relevant document of proof of category at the time of applying.

Selection Procedure

Selection of the candidates for the PhD admission will be based on the research aptitude and personal interview. Candidates will be shortlisted for final selection based on the academic and professional track record, performance in qualifying exam, research interest, etc. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the research aptitude and personal interview to complete the final selection process.

Key Dates

Start of the Application Submission: December 16, 2020
End Date of Application Submission: March 31, 2021 till 11:59 PM IST

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya
Uruvela, Prabandh Vihar
Bodh Gaya–824234,
Gaya, Bihar.
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