PhD Admission 2020 at IIM Ahmedabad [Fully Funded]: Apply by Jan 23: Expired

The Ph. D. Programme of IIMA admits students who have a strong academic background, are highly motivated and who have the intellectual curiosity to undertake original research. The programme prepares students for a career in academia or research positions in industry.

Candidates can apply to the following Areas of high levels of specialization: (1) Business Policy, (2) Economics, (3) Finance & Accounting, (4) Food & Agri-business, (5) Human Resource Management, (6) Information Systems, (7) Innovation and Management in Education, (8) Marketing, (9) Organizational Behaviour, (10) Production and Quantitative Methods, and (11) Public Systems.

Students admitted to the programme receive a comprehensive fellowship that covers all costs and in addition provided a modest living allowance. IIMA has excellent facilities in computing, library, and faculty resources.


Master’s Or Post graduate diploma


Professional qualification – CA/ ICWA/CS with B.Com/Degree


B.Tech./ 4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent

The Master’s degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or (c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.

Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s/Bachelor’s 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 May 31, 2020.

Selection Process

Candidates applying to the Ph. D. Programme are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or  test in lieu of CAT. For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).

Scores of CAT 2017, 2018 and 2019 are considered valid for application to the Ph. D. Programme in 2020.

Fellowship and Expenses

IIMA 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 of Rs.32,800/- (Slab A) for first and second years, Rs. 35,400/- (Slab B) after completing comprehensive examination and Rs. 39,300/- (Slab C) after submitting the TAC approved thesis proposal.

A Contingency Allowance of Rs. 25,000 per year (for five years) to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying etc. are also available to all students. Students are entitled to get up to an amount of Rs.1,75,000/- (upper limit) for attending international conference/workshop/summer school during their entire tenure with Ph.D.

Programme system (maximum 5 years). (Further details are described in the Ph. D. Programme Brochure). Since the Ph. D. Programme is a full time residential programme, accommodation is provided to all the students in dormitories. A fixed number of houses for married students are available on campus

How to Apply

Application Form and Brochure will be available online at this page.

Candidates can fill-up the application form online and is eligible to apply for a maximum of three Areas of high levels of specialization. An application fee of Rs.500/- can be paid through IIMA gate way.

The last date for submitting the application will be January 23, 2020.


For further information/clarifications, please contact:

In-charge,  Ph. D. Programme, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015
Phone :079-66324638/39

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