Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya Ph.D. admissions 2023

Are you looking for admission to Ph.D. programs in Bihar? Indian Institute of Management, Bodh Gaya has invited online applications for admission to the Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs for the academic year 2023-2024. Read this article to know the eligibility, application procedure, and other details.

About Institute

The Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (IIM-BG) is an autonomous public business school located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar in India. Established in 2015, it is ranked 16th among the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). With guidance by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, it offers MBA, Integrated MBA, and Ph.D. programs in various areas of management. Reservation will be given as per GOI norms.

Areas of specialization

  • Marketing

  • Economics

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Information Technology Systems and Analytics

  • Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques

  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

  • Humanities and Liberal Arts (Business Communication)

  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Eligibility criteria

    Programme is open for Indian citizens only. The candidates should have one of the following qualifications-
  • Any master's degree or a 2-year postgraduate diploma. Should have a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.

  • Professional qualifications like CA, CS, or ICWA along with a bachelor's degree. Should have 60% or equivalent marks in bachelor's degree.

  • B.Tech or a 4-year degree course with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks. For applying for the Marketing Management stream, the candidates should have at least 3 years of work experience in the relevant field.

  • Candidates appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year are also eligible to apply.

    Age Limit: The candidate should not be more than 40 years as on 1st June 2023.

    Application Procedure

    Desirous candidates. who wish to apply for the Ph.D. program should visit the official website of IIM Body Gaya. Eligible candidates must register themselves by submitting their details like name, date of birth, email id, and mobile id. After successful registration, the candidates will receive a user id and password. Using those credentials the candidates can log in and fill out the application form, upload the necessary documents, and pay the application form fee through the online payment gateway. After the successful submission of the online application form, the candidates can download the filled-in application form.

    Documents to be Uploaded

    The following documents will have to be uploaded:
  • Recent Photograph

  • Scanned copy of Signature

  • Any proof of Date of Birth

  • Marksheet of Qualifying degree

  • Certificate of Qualifying degree

  • Selection procedure

    Candidates will be shortlisted for personal interviews based on several criteria. This includes Class 10 marks, Class 12 marks, graduation/postgraduation marks, and common admission test scores. The candidates have the flexibility to appear either for the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIMs or other national-level eligibility tests like GATE, GRE, GMAT, JRF (UGC/CSIR,) and UGC-NET. The date of examination for GATE/GRE/GMAT/JRF must be 1st July 2020 or after and its score/result must be valid on or after 1st January 2023. A score of CAT 2020, CAT 2021, and CAT 2022 will be considered. Based on the test score and their past academic records, candidates will be shortlisted and called for an interview. It is to be noted that the test scores should not be more than 2 years old from the start of the program, i.e. for admissions to the 2023Ph.D program. A Merit List will be prepared based on Personal Interviews and Aptitude (second stage of PI), academic qualification, and relevant work experience. The final selection of the candidates for the program will be based on their performance in the personal interview and their academic qualifications.

    The weightage of each component is as follows:-
    Personal Interview & Research Aptitude: 60%
    Work Experience: 15%
    Academic Profile: 25%
    10th Standard: 5%
    12th Standard: 5%
    Graduation: 10%

    Important dates

    Starting date of online application: March 18, 2023
    Last date to submit online applications: April 15, 2023

    Contact information

    Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya
    Uruvela, Pr aban dh Vihar
    Bodh Gaya – 824234,
    Bihar, India


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