Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Nagpur - Ph.D.

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Ph.D.

Full Time
Duration3 Years
Course typeDegree
PlaceOn Campus
Type of courseDoctorate/M.Phil
Course Information

Course Details

IIM Nagpur has started the Doctoral Programme from the academic year 2021-22. The program duration is 4-years. Candidates are shortlisted based on their submitted applications and CAT/ GMAT exam score. The shortlisted candidates are further called for an interview with an area-led and program-led panel. After the Interview round, candidates are finally selected for admissions based on their performance in PI.

IIM Nagpur PhD Key Highlights

  • Candidates shortlisted for the Interview round will have to appear for 2 PI rounds, i.e., one with the area panel and one with the program panel. 
  • In case a candidate has applied for two areas of specialization, he/she will have to attend an interview for each area and then a program-led panel interview.
  • Candidates will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) on successful completion of the programme by IIM Nagpur
  • PhD offers 6 specializations such as Decision Science and Information Systems, Finance and accounting, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and HR management, Production and operation management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission Dates 2021

Event  Date 
Start of online application  05 Feb, 2021 
Last date for the online application  31 Mar, 2021
Shortlist for Personal Interview  Third week of Apr 2021 
Personal Interviews  Second week of May 2021 
Result  Third/ Fourth Week of May 2021 

IIM Nagpur PhD Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must qualify for any one of the following educational qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks.
  • Or, Post-graduate Diploma in Management of at least one year in duration passed with at least 60% or equivalent marks from a recognised institution.
  • Or, Professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CS with at least 50% aggregate marks along with a Bachelor’s degree exam passed with minimum 60% or equivalent marks.
  • Or, a five-year integrated Master’s degree program in any discipline, with at least 60 percent aggregate or equivalent marks.
  • Or, a 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 85% or equivalent marks.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s/Bachelor’s Programmes that would make them eligible can also apply.
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD categories will get a relaxation of 5% or equivalent for the minimum qualifying marks mentioned above.
  • Candidates must possess a CAT/ GMAT score.

Note: PGP (Full-time) alumni of any IIM who have graduated in or after 2018 will get a waiver from appearing for CAT/ GMAT provided they need to be graduated with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks.

Read more: IIM Nagpur Courses & Fees

The admission process at IIM Nagpur for the batch of 2021-25 is going to be administered over various stages. The details are mentioned in the following sections: 

Stage 1: Candidates need to fill an in-depth application form within a stipulated date. Candidates who apply for the PhD admissions process at IIM Nagpur are going to be first screened for eligibility. 

Stage 2: Only those candidates who complete the application form and meet the eligibility criteria are going to be considered to shortlist for PIs. This shortlist is going to be released and sent to all the applicants by email. 

Stage 3: Candidates who are shortlisted at Stage 2 can proceed to Stage 3. All the shortlisted candidates in Stage 2 need to attend two personal interviews (PI), the primary with an area-led panel and another with the program-led panel. In case a candidate has applied for 2 areas of specialization, he/ she has to attend an interview for every area and then a program-led panel interview. The candidates will be evaluated based on the following factors: 

  • Academic consistency and excellence 
  • Research related exposure 
  • Work experience and job profile 
  • Basic insights and knowledge in the chosen area 
  • Overall program suitability 

Stage 4: Candidates who appear for the PI are going to be considered for this stage. Admission offers will be sent to the successful candidates by email. 

The selected candidates will receive an admission offer by email from IIM Nagpur. The candidate has got to deposit a commitment fee of INR 50,000 to confirm the acceptance of the offer. An amount of INR 20,000 is going to be refunded after two years of completion of the program by the candidate. The remaining INR 30,000 will be refunded after the completion of the doctoral program. Candidates selected for admission are required to attend an introductory course, which is expected to be scheduled from June 2021. 

How to Apply?

  • Candidates need to go to the official IIM Nagpur website and register themselves first. 
  • After that fill in the required details according to eligibility criteria. 
  • Then pay the application fee of INR 1000 for applying in one area and INR 1500 for applying in two areas. 50% concession for SC, ST, and PWD candidates. 
  • After successfully filling the form candidates will get an email from IIM Nagpur if they get shortlisted for PI. 

Documents Required

  • Copy of the latest exam score certificate
  • Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates and Degree of Graduation/ Post Graduation
  • Caste certificate

Read more: IIM Nagpur Admission

IIM Nagpur PhD Entrance Exam Pattern 

The entrance exams accepted by IIM Nagpur for the PhD program are CAT and GMAT. The link for exam pattern of the same are listed below in the tabular: 

IIM Nagpur PhD Course Details

IIM Nagpur PhD program is of 4-years duration. The first two years include coursework after which candidates have to undertake Thesis work for the remaining duration of the program under supervision of an advisory committee. 

PhD at IIM Nagpur is offered under six specializations:

  • Decision Science and Information Systems
  • Finance and Accounting 
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management 
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship

IIM Nagpur PhD Syllabus

First year curriculum

The participants will undertake:

  • Post-graduate courses common to all and any participants.
  • Additional post-graduate courses recommended by the area (including related area courses, if any).
  • Doctoral level courses common to all and any participants. 

Second-year curriculum

The participants will undertake:

  • Doctoral level courses common to all and any participants.
  • Doctoral level courses specified by the areas.

During the thesis period, areas will strive to develop contemporary research aptitude among candidates by way of active interactions with reputed global scholars. 

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IIM Nagpur PhD Financial Support

Various types of financial support is provided by IIM Nagpur for PhD students welfare.

Stipend: Participants will get the following monthly stipend during the duration of the program:

  • Year 1 and 2: INR 30,000
  • Year 3 and 4: INR 33,000 (to be initiated upon successful completion of comprehensive examination)

Start-up Grant: A one-time startup grant ( year 1) of INR 1,00,000 will be provided to meet expenses on purchasing hardware, software, etc.

Contingency Allowance: A contingency allowance of INR 25,000 per year (for second to fourth years) to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying, etc., will also be available to all the Ph.D. students.

Conference Funding: The institute will fund the conference expenses on a reimbursement basis for attending one international and three domestic conferences prescribed by their area.

A sum of up to INR 1,50,000 and INR 20,000 per conference paper will be granted for meeting expenses related to attending international and national conferences, respectively.

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IIM Nagpur PhD Reservation Policy

IIM Nagpur strictly follows the rules of Government and reserves the given percentage of seats for Reserved categories:

Category Percentage
NC-OBC 27
SC 15
ST 7.5
PWD 5
EWS 10

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FAQs

Ques. Can a candidate with a distance PG degree apply for the IIM Nagpur Ph.D. program? 

Ans. Yes, a candidate with a distance PG Degree can apply for IIM Nagpur PhD program if he satisfies the eligibility criteria required for admissions.i.e a master’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks.

Ques. Can IIM alumni apply directly to the IIM Nagpur Ph.D. program?

Ans. Yes, PGP (Full-time) alumni of any IIM who have graduated in or after 2018 will get a waiver from appearing for CAT/ GMAT provided they need to be graduated with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks. 

Ques. Who can get admission into IIM Nagpur PhD program?

Ans. Students/ professionals who want to pursue a career in advanced research and academics (including teaching) are the ideal candidates for the IIM Nagpur Ph.D. program. The applicant should have high academic ability, aptitude for research, and excellent analytical skills and should have enough motivation to withstand the rigor of the program.

Ques. What are the career opportunities after pursuing IIM Nagpur PhD?

Ans. IIM Nagpur Ph.D. graduates may seek career opportunities in Faculty Positions at reputed national and international Management Institutes, Management Research Consulting, Policy & Research Centres and 2Corporate R&D Centres.

Ques. Are final-year students allowed to apply for the IIM Nagpur Ph.D. program?

Ans. Yes, but they will be admitted provisionally and have to submit final year documents before the given timeline. Non-fulfillment of the conditions and minimum eligibility will directly result in cancellation of provisional admission.

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