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

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Ph.D

Full Time
Duration5 Years
Course typeDegree
PlaceOn Campus
Type of courseDoctorate/M.Phil
Admission Information
ADMISSION 2021
10 Mar 21 Start Date
30 Apr 21 End Date
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Course Information

Course Description

IIM Amritsar Phd Admission 2021 applications are ongoing. Last date to apply is March 20. Applications are available online on IIM Amritsar website. The applicants will have to upload the previous passing examination scorecard (in PDF) along with a passport sized photograph. An application fee of INR 1500 (general) or INR 1000 (SC/ST/OBC/PwD) has to submitted to complete the Phd application.  

IIM Amritsar Phd Course Highlights

  • Ph.D is a full time residential programme, offering admission to those students who wish to pursue research work in allied fields of study.
  • There are 08 specializations offered in the field of management for IIM Amritsar Phd admission.
  • Students can get an extension of one year for thesis completion or research work completion before final submission.
  • Applicants can choose to appear for either CAT or GMAT or GRE or UGC-NET or JRF or even GATE exams to be eligible for admissions.
  • Those who do not have scores in any of the above exams can appear for the Common Admission Test conducted by IIM Amritsar for Ph.D admissions.
  • There are 08 broadly categorised program structure which must be in any case completed by the applicant for award of degree.

Table of Content
IIM Amritsar Ph.D Course 2021

  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility
  3. Selection Criteria
  4. Course Details
  5. FAQs

IIM Amritsar Ph.D. Admission Dates 2021

Events  Dates 
Applications Begin Dec 15, 2020 (Expected)
Application Closes March 10, 2021 
Final Selection April / May 2021
Admission Offer Release End of May 2021

IIM Amritsar Ph.D. Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for Ph.D. course:

  • Candidates must have passed a Master's degree or PG diploma with first class.

                                                               Or

  • Must have passed B.Tech degree or any four years degree with at least 6.5 CGPA.

                                                               Or

  • Those in the final year of master’s are also eligible to apply for admissions.

IIM Amritsar Ph.D. Selection Criteria

The selection process includes two stages:

  • In the initial stage, candidates are selected as per Common admission test or candidates with NET-JRF, GRE, GATE, GMAT score in the relevant specialization.
  • Then, the final selection is condensed based on candidates’ performance in the personal interview round which also includes the Written Analysis Test and Research Aptitude test.

How to Apply for IIM Amritsar Ph.D.?

For applying to the IIM Amristar Ph.D. course follow the steps below:

  • Visit IIM Amirster official website
  • Click on “Programs” and tap on “Ph.D
  • Click on “Apply Now”
  • Complete registration form personal details and valid email Id and phone number and application form with education details along with valid entrance examination score if appeared in any.
  • Submit with the application form

Check:  IIM Amritsar Admission

Course Details

The details about the course are given in the table below:

Name of the program Ph.D.
Duration 4 Years
Specializations Offered 07
Eligibility Master’s degree / B.Tech / Professional degree
Entrances Required NET / JRF / GMAT / GRE / GATE / CAT or Common Admission Test 
Admission Criteria Entrance scores + Academic Scores + Personal Interview
Extension  Of one year maximum
Financial Assistance  Limited 

Areas of Specializations:

There are around 08 areas of specializations offered in Phd at IIM Amritsar for admissions. They are as follows:

Marketing and Communication Finance and Accounting Business Economics Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
Information Technology and Systems Marketing Management Operations Management Strategic Management

Supervisor Allotment

Applicants enrolled for Ph.D at IIM Amritsar would be allocated a supervisor to take forth his or her research work.

The assigned faculty member would be from the Department working either as a Researcher or as a Teaching Assistant.

Research & Thesis

Applicants will have to closely work with their assigned supervisor for research work and approval of the thesis topic.

  • Each student would have to work with the Department Head first to brainstorm a program plan for their research work.
  • The plan would include areas in course work, research requirements, comprehensive exam, thesis proposal, and thesis.
  • From time to time applicants will have to report to their supervisors for research work approval.

Year wise Break-up

  • Ph.D. Program will be 2 years long with course work, written comprehensive exam, research and case writing requirements. 
  • In the third year the thesis proposal would be submitted.
  • It is expected that by the end of the fourth year the applicants complete the dissertation. 
  • The program might be longer for those students who do not have a background in management.

Credit Requirements

  • Foundation courses: First year of the MBA program
  • Ph.D. Core courses: 4-5 courses (5-6 units)
  • Ph.D. Elective courses: 4-5 courses (5-6 units)
  • Research Methodology courses: 4 courses (5-6 units)
  • Working paper / case writing: equivalent of 4 courses (5-6 units)

Program Structure

  • Foundation Courses: All Ph.D. students will have to complete courses from the first year of the MBA program unless exempted.
  • Primary Specialization: Students are required to complete 4-5 Ph.D. level courses in their primary area of specialization.
  • Secondary Specialization: In order to enable students to carry out cross functional research, students are required to complete 4-5 Ph.D. level courses in areas other than their primary area of specialization.
  • Research Methodology Courses: Compulsory courses which deal with research design, methodology and application of statistical tools used in research.
  • Working paper/case writing requirement: Students will have to complete a mini research project with an aim to present this paper in a conference and publish it in an academic journal.
  • Comprehensive Exams: This will test students’ knowledge and their capacity to apply knowledge to address research questions in their area of concentration.
  • Thesis Proposal: Students will form a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) to guide their thesis. They will defend a thesis proposal on a research problem of their interest in front of RAC.
  • Thesis Defense and Submission: Students will complete their research work, submit a final dissertation, and successfully defend their final thesis in front of their RAC as part of completion of their Ph.D. degree.

FAQs

Ques. Can I still get admission to Ph.D at IIM Amritsar if I don’t have a management degree?

Ans. Yes, an applicant can still get admission provided they fulfil the necessary eligibility criteria and entrances required. Those without a management degree will have to study an extra year to be awarded the Ph.D degree.

Ques. Is Ph.D at IIM Amritsar a full time programme?

Ans. Yes, Ph.d at IIM Amritsar is a full time, residential programme which is 4 years long. There is rigorous research work during the first two years followed by thesis submission by the end of the fourth year of study.

Ques. What is the annual review of performance in Ph.D at IIM Amritsar?

Ans. The student’s performance in the Ph.D. Program is assessed and reviewed on an annual basis. Continuation in the program is strictly based on the satisfactory performance in the Ph.D. Program. In the event of unsatisfactory performance, a student will not be permitted to continue in the program.

Ques. If I clear JRF entrance for Ph.D admission at IIM Amritsar, would I still be eligible for financial aid?

Ans. IIM Amritsar offers limited financial assistance to its students. It usually admits those applicants who are JRF qualified, for they are eligible for a stipend on a monthly basis for supporting their study.

Ques. My final year Master’s results are still awaited, can I still apply for Ph.D admissions at IIM Amritsar?

Ans. Yes, applicants in their final year of study are eligible to apply for admissions, provided they complete all paperwork and results or mark sheets maximum by June 30 of the year of admission.

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