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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - Ph.D. ADMISSION 2021 (Published on: 06.11.2020)

    + Eligibility

    Candidates should have
    • A Master's Degree (bachelors degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a masters degree) or a 5 year Integrated Masters Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline, with at least 55*# percent marks in the bachelors as well in the masters degrees.
    • A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50*# percent marks
    • A 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor's degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks.
    * The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the respective University/ institution. If a University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidates CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result by 100.
    # Five percent marks relaxation is given to applicants from SC, ST and PwD categories; i.e., these applicants should have scored at least 50%, 45% and 6.0 CGPA respectively depending on the qualification that the candidate has acquired.

    The above qualification should be from any of the Universities, or other educational institutions, incorporated by an act of the Parliament or State legislature in India; or declared to be deemed as a University under Section3 of UGC Act, 1956, or, recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

    Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying Programmes that would make them eligible can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate (latest by the date of registration to the PhD 2021 programme) from the Principal/ Head of the Department / Registrar or Director of the University / Institute stating that they have appeared for the examinations (including practical examinations) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Master's / Bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the marks sheet and the certificate of having passed the Master's / Bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal / Registrar of their college / Institute. The deadline for submission of marks sheet and the Certificate is December 31, 2021. Please note that those candidates who have applied on the basis of their master's degree will have to meet the 55% marks stipulation, and those who have applied on the basis of their bachelor's degree will have to meet the 65% marks stipulation, or as applicable in the case of candidates from various social categories. Non-fulfillment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

    + Selection

    Based on the information provided by the applicants, candidates will be shortlisted (on the recommendation of the respective areas) and called to Bangalore for an area specific written test and / or interview (see PhD2021 Area wise Admission Process for details).

    Interviews are expected to be held during first week of April 2021 (tentatively).
    Candidates will be admitted to the programme based on a combination of multiple parameters, as also specified by the respective areas. Parameters may include applicant's performance in GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET) score, or IIMB Test (as applicable), past academic performance, work experience, area specific test and / or interview performance etc.
    Candidates selected for admission are required to attend a Preparatory Course which is expected to be scheduled from late May through mid-June 2021 (tentative). Registration for the Doctoral Programme will be notified separately on the website.

    We strongly encourage candidates seeking careers in academics to apply.

    + Areas of Specializations

    Ph.D. Students specialize in one of the following areas:
    • Decision Sciences
    • Economics & Social Sciences
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
    • Production & Operations Management
    • Public Policy
    • Strategy

    + Duration of the Programme

    Students are expected to complete the doctoral programme within 5 years of registering for the programme.

    + Application Fee

    The application fee (Non-Refundable) is:
      1-Area 2-Areas
    Application Fee - GMAT / GRE / CAT / GATE / JRF (NET) Rs. 1000 Rs. 1500
    Application Fee plus IIMB Test Fee Rs. 2000 Rs. 2500

    + How to Apply

    The application form for admission to Doctoral Programme 2021, will be available at The deadline for submission of fully completed applications is January 18, 2021 (5:00 p.m. IST). Please note that candidates can apply to a maximum of two areas of specialization.

For any admission related queries:

Contact No: +91 80 2699 3013 / 3017

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