Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ph.D. admissions 2023

Are you looking for admission to Ph.D. programs in Ahmedabad? Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 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 Ahmedabad (IIM-BG) is a business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The B-school was granted the status of an Institute of National Importance by the Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India in 2017. It is widely regarded as the leading business school in India and one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. Established in 1961, it holds a 2nd rank in the Business Today B-School Ranking 2023 and 51st rank in FT Global MBA Ranking 2023. It offers Ph.D. programs in various areas of management. Reservation will be given as per GOI norms.

Areas of specialization

  • Agriculture

  • Economics

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Human Resource management

  • Information Systems

  • Innovative and Management in education

  • Marketing

  • Organizational Behaviour

  • Operation & decision science

  • Public system

  • Strategy

  • Eligibility Criteria

    1. Candidates should have a Master's Degree or a Two-year Post Graduate Diploma (obtained after completing a bachelor's degree with 55% marks or equivalent) or a 5-year Integrated Master's Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary school in the 10+2 pattern) in any field with 55% marks or equivalent.
    Professional qualification - CA, CS, CMA (with a minimum of 50% marks) in addition to a bachelor's degree (with at least 55% marks).
    A four-year/eight-semester Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 6.5/10 or comparable grades.
    2. The program is open to Indian citizens only.
    3. 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 old as of 1st June 2023.

    Application Procedure

    Desirous candidates. who wish to apply for the Ph.D. program should visit the official website of IIM Ahmedabad . 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 on the basis of their performance in CAT or the standard test in lieu of CAT, academic background, and experience. The Ph.D. admission interviews will be held during March-April 2024. IIMA may conduct online or face-to-face interviews depending upon the health advisory issued by the authorities at that time.

    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: August 5, 2023
    Last date to submit online applications: Jan 17, 2024

    Contact information

    Indian Institute of Management
    Ahmedabad University
    Ahmedabad -380009
    Gujarat, India


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