Ph.D. Admissions 2021 at IIM Kozhikode: Apply by Jan 25

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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode invites applications from bright and eligible candidates for admission into its Ph.D. Program for the upcoming academic session.

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is an autonomous public business school located in Calicut, Kerala. The institute, set up in 1996 by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, is one of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management. It was the fifth IIM to be established.

Research Areas

The applications are invited for the following areas of specialization:

  1. Economics
  2. Finance, Accounting & Control
  3. Information Systems
  4. Marketing Management
  5. Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources
  6. Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
  7. Strategic Management

One of the following qualifications is required as basic eligibility:

  • Master’s Degree or Post Graduate Diploma (2 yrs) with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Professional qualifications of CA, ICWA, and CS with B Com/Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent.
  • B Tech/4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent.*

(* for the above additional minimum 3 years relevant experience is required for applying to Marketing Management Area)

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), and Persons-with-Disabilities will be given a 5% relaxation in the minimum marks requirement.

hose appearing for the final exams can also apply; but, their final selection will be subject to the successful completion of the requirement by June 30, 2021. Their admission will be provisional till they produce the required certificates of qualification before December 2021.

All relevant qualifications mentioned above must be granted by appropriate bodies in India or abroad and recognized as equivalent.


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Qualifying Examinations

Except for those opting for IIMB Test, a candidate applying for the Doctoral Programme of IIMK should have a valid test score not older than three years as of January 25, 2021, from the date of application in any of the following tests.

Sl.No.Area of SpecialisationQualifying Tests*
1.EconomicsCAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC NET, IIMB Test
2.Finance, Accounting, and ControlCAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF#, GATE, IIMB Test
3.Information SystemsCAT, GATE, GMAT, GRE, IIMB Test
4.Marketing ManagementCAT, UGC JRF, GMAT, and GRE
5.Organizational Behaviour & Human ResourcesCAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, IIMB Test
6.Quantitative Methods & Operations ManagementCAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC/CSIR JRF, GATE, IIMB Test
7.Strategic ManagementCAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, GATE, IIMB Test
(# For the Finance, Accounting, and Control area, UGC-JRF in Management, Economics, and Commerce only are considered)
Selection Criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted on the recommendation of respective areas based on their Profile and Qualifying Scores. Such candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview on an online platform.

How to Apply?

Candidates are required to apply online. They can apply to a maximum of two areas of specialization. An application fee of Rs.1000/- is required (Rs. 2000/- in case you are opting for IIMB Test), which has to be remitted online through the link provided with the application form.

Scanned copies of all academic mark-sheets, qualifying examination scorecard, and category certificate are to be uploaded along with the online application form. Two referee recommendations about the candidate are required to complete the formal submission of the application. The recommendation letter can be submitted online by the referee directly to IIMK and the link for online submission will be provided to the referee to his/ her email id.

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.


For full notification, click the link below.

IIM Kozhikode Ph.D. Admissions 2021 Notification






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