Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has announced PhD Programmes for 2022. PhD Scholars are provided a comprehensive fellowship that covers all costs and in addition provided a modest living allowance. Monthly Fellowships are offered @ Rs. 37,700 to Rs. 45,200.
Graduates of the PhD Programme in Management are placed in world class organizations in teaching, research and consulting positions. A total of 408 doctoral students have graduated from IIMA so far.
Research Areas: (1) Agriculture, (2) Economics, (3) Finance & Accounting, (4) Human Resource Management, (5) Information Systems, (6) Innovation and Management in Education, (7) Marketing, (8) Organizational Behaviour, (9) Production and Quantitative Methods, (10) Public Systems and (11) Strategy.
Link open for Online Application : 26 September 2022
Last date for submitting Online Application : 17 January 2023
Candidates applying to the Ph.D. Programme are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT. For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
Different areas of high levels of specialization of IIMA have specified different standard tests that candidates applying to the Ph.D. Programme in their areas of high levels of specialization can take in lieu of CAT. These standard tests are given in the following table:
|Area of high levels of specialization||Standard Test in lieu of CAT|
|Agriculture||GRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF (Economics/ Development Studies/Development Economics/ Business Economics/ Management)ICAR-SRF (PGS – merit list for award of SRF)|
|Economics||GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline|
|Finance & Accounting||GRE/GMAT|
|Human Resource Management||GRE/GMAT/GATE|
|Innovation andManagement in Education||GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline|
|Organizational Behaviour||GRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline|
|Production and Quantitative Methods||GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC- NET JRF in Mathematical Sciences|
|Public Systems||GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF (in relevant discipline)|
The validity of the CAT and the other standard test scores are given in the following table. Note that the scores should be valid on the deadline for submission of the application form.
Candidates will be short listed 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 2023. IIMA may conduct online or face-to-face interviews depending upon the health advisory issued by the authorities at that time.
Fellowship and Expenses: IIM Ahmedabad provides a comprehensive fellowship that covers all academic expenses including tuition, computer, library, medical insurance, placement and alumni fees, and in addition includes a monthly subsistence allowance.
The details of monthly subsistence allowance are as follows:
Slab I: For first and second years
Slab II: After successful completion of Area Comprehensive Examination
Slab III: After submitting the TAC approved thesis proposal
The Ph.D. is a full-time programme that requires significant on-campus/local living. On-campus accommodations for single students for the initial part of their tenure, and limited housing on campus for married students are available.
For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the official website of IIM Ahmedabad.