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PhD Admissions at IIM Raipur: Apply by Feb 28

IIM Raipur invites applications for its 9th PhD Batch 2020. IIM Raipur’s doctoral program aims to admit individuals with exceptional academic background, strong motivation and discipline, and potential to become excellent researchers at international level. It is expected that research scholars will come from a variety of disciplines ranging from social sciences and humanities to physical sciences and engineering.

The candidates for the program must have one of the following qualifications obtained 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 possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.


  • A Master’s degree/PGP from IIMs or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average


  • Professional qualifications such as CA/ICWA with degree and CS with B. Com degree along with minimum 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average


  • 4 Year/8 Semester Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch) with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent.


  • Five year Integrated Master’s degree programme in any discipline, with at least 60% aggregate marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

Those who are appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year may also apply. However, their admission to the programme will be provisional subject to their successful completion of all requirements for obtaining the relevant degree before 30th June 2020.

*The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

Admission Criteria

Test Score (CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR) cut-off to shortlist for PI

The CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/ JRF-UGC/CSIR percentile will be used for shortlisting candidates for PI. The tentative category-wise minimum percentile is as follows:

Minimum Percentile of CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/ JRF-UGC/CSIR

CAT Sectional706555
GRE (Sectional)706555
GMAT Sectional706555

The respective area will decide the number of candidates to be called for PI on the basis of short-listed merit list prepared for each category and specialization. However, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates were found to be more than the required number of candidates to be called for PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section wise minimum score would be increased to get the desired number of candidates.

Personal Interview 

Upon being shortlisted as per the score of entrance test the candidate has to appear for a personal interview at IIM Raipur in front of the selection panel. The selection panel will assess the suitability of the candidates for research work based on the portfolio of the candidate. The committee will look into a consistently good academic record, professional accomplishments, research interest etc.

Preparing the Merit List

Merit List will be prepared based on Test Score Personal Interview, Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience, Research Aptitude & Publications and Reference Letter. The following criteria will be applied for preparing the merit list.

  • Test Score (10%) (IIM Raipur will accept CAT/GMAT/GRE scores of last two years)
  • Personal Interview (50%)
  • Work Experience (15%): Candidate should have relevant work experience and accordingly marks will be given by selection panel
  • Academic Qualification (25%): For Academic profile, following will be the weights:
    • 10th Standard: 5%
    • 12th Standard: 5%
    • Graduation: 10%
    • Post-Graduation: 5%

The marks will be distributed as follows:

Range of Marks (%)10th class12th classGraduationPG
60.01 to 702222
70.01 to 803343
80.01 to 904474

How to apply

Apply online at this page.

Important Dates

Application Deadline 28th  February 2020 (Friday)
 Personal Interview (PI) 6th & 7th April 2020 (Monday & Tuesday)
 Result Declaration 22nd  April 2020 (Wednesday)
 Last date of Offere Acceptance of Commitment Fee 30th  May 2020 (Thursday)
 Registration 25th  June 2020 (Thursday)
 Orientation of the Programme 26th & 27th June 2020 (Friday   & Saturday)
 First Day Of Classes 29th  June 2020 (Monday)


For any query, please contact: Email: fpm.admission@iimraipur.ac.in.

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