Ph.D. Admissions 2021 at IIM Calcutta: Apply by Jan 28: Expired


The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta invites applications for admissions into its Ph.D. Program for the academic session beginning in 2021.

IIM Calcutta was established in 1961 as the first national-level institution in the field of management education by the Government of India in collaboration with the Sloan School of Management at MIT and with the support of the Government of West Bengal and the Ford Foundation.


An applicant of the Doctoral Programme is required to have:

  • First Class Master’s or Postgraduate diploma (2 years) in any discipline and a three-year Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks in the aggregate OR;
  • CA with minimum 50% marks or CS/ CMA with minimum 55% marks, with degree;
  • B.Tech/ 4 year’s degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent. Non-engineering candidates who have undergone 10+2+5 years will be considered eligible to apply for the Doctoral Programme.

In addition, the applicant must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in either the Secondary or the Higher Secondary Examination of a Board (or equivalent).

A final-year student appearing for the Bachelor’s degree examination in Engineering or Master’s degree examination in any discipline can also apply. Such a candidate, if selected, will be provisionally admitted provided (s) he completes all requirements for obtaining the degree before 30th June 2021. Admission of the candidate will remain provisional until (s) he produces mark sheets proving that (s) he satisfies the eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the final year degree mark sheets is 31st December 2021.

60% of the seats in the program are reserved for applicants belonging to the reserved categories (including EWS).


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Admission Criteria

An applicant can apply to at most two areas of specialization. (S)he needs to have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2020 OR, depending on chosen specialization(s), alternative test(s) in lieu of the CAT as specified in the following table. The test score(s) should be valid on 28th January 2021.

Area of SpecializationTests in lieu of CAT
EconomicsGMAT / GRE / UGC-NET in Economics
Finance & ControlGMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Commerce / Economics / Management
Human Resource ManagementGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Economics / Management / Law / Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management / Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / Psychology / Sociology
Management Information SystemsGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in any discipline
MarketingGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Economics / Psychology / Sociology / Anthropology / Management
Operations ManagementGMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Management / Mathematical Sciences
Organizational BehaviorGMAT / GRE / GATE / CSIR-UGC NET / UGC-NET in Psychology / Sociology / Anthropology / Public Administration / Social Work / Management / Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management
Public Policy and ManagementGRE / GATE in Architecture and Planning / UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Education / Environmental Science / Geography / History / International and Area Studies / Law / Management / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Social Work / Sociology
Regional DevelopmentGRE / UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Geography / Population Studies / Public Administration / Sociology
SociologyUGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Political Science / Sociology
Strategic ManagementGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Anthropology / Commerce / Defence and Strategic Studies / Economics / Environmental Science / Geography / History / Law / Management / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Sociology
How to Apply?

The Application cannot be submitted without the payment of the application fee. The SC/ ST/ PWD applicants (submitting a copy of SC/ ST/ PWD certificate) are required to pay an application fee of INR 500/- and all the other applicants are required to pay an application fee of INR 1000/-.

Payment can only be made by Credit/ Debit Card and Net Banking (electronic fund transfer). A small processing fee (up to approx. INR 30/-) as applicable will be charged by the Bank/ Debit Card/ Credit Card Company.

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is January 28, 2021.


For full notification, click the link below.

IIM Calcutta Ph.D. Admissions 2021 Notification



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