PhD Admissions 2021 (Management) at IIM Bodh Gaya [Financial Assistance]: Apply by Apr 15

PhD Admissions 2021 (Management) at IIM Bodh Gaya [Financial Assistance]: Apply by Apr 15

phd admission 2021 IIM Bodh Gaya
phd admission 2021 IIM Bodh Gaya

IIM Bodh Gaya invites admission applications for PhD Programme in Management for the year 2021. The last date of application is 15 April 2021.

The Doctoral Programme in Management at IIM Bodh Gaya is a full-time residential programme. The programme aims to foster high-quality researchers, innovative thinkers, and touchstone academics. The programme offers the chance to delve into multidisciplinary research in the domain of management education.

Its purpose is to imbue learners with the necessary analytical and research skills required for a career in academics, management, and industry. In this spirit, the programme is run within an academically poignant environment that aid research scholars hone their intellectual tendencies. The programme also aims at producing excellence in publishing high standard research output.

We are on the lookout for outstanding candidates with the drive to become researchers and academics of international repute. We invite scholars from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to engineering, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and others.

The programme is oriented toward the generation, communication, dissemination and application of research output in spheres of business management, public policy, and others. We offer our scholars the opportunity to work with select distinguished faculty and industry experts.


Education: Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average, OR Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average, OR Five year/four year Integrated Master’s degree programme in any discipline, with at least 60 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent, OR Four Year/Eight Semester Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (B.E./B.Tech./ B. Arch.) with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 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 2021. Candidates who have already passed two-year full-time PGP completed in last 10 years from IIMs with minimum 60 percent marks or equivalent are exempted from the test score and can apply directly. It is necessary that candidates applying for exemption from test must attach copies of both side of the grade sheet to ascertain the equivalence between the grading systems of other IIMs, without which, the application for exemption from test will not be considered.

Age: Candidate must not be more than 40 years as on 1st June 2021.

Reservation: IIM Bodh Gaya will follow strictly the Government of India’s Reservation Policy.

Qualifying Exam: CAT (2019/2020) OR GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF(UGC/CSIR) (for the relevant area of specialization, the date of examination must be 1st January 2019 or after and its score/result must be valid on or after 1st January 2021)

Nationality: Admission to the programme is also open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals. Candidates will be shortlisted and called for final selection process (Personal Interview & Research Aptitude) based on their performance in qualifying exam, academic background, professional accomplishments, research interest, etc.

ICAI – Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2021 [Scholarship Amount Rs. 50k/Month, 5 Scholars]: Apply by June 15


We offer the programme in the following areas of specialisation:

  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology & Systems
  • Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
  • Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour

Interested candidates can apply online via this page.

The applicants are required to pay online an application fee of Rs. 500/- per area. SC, ST, PwD and women candidates are required to pay online an application fee of Rs. 250/- per area and are required to upload a copy of the relevant document at the time of applying.

Financial Assistance

IIM Bodh Gaya will offer scholarship to research scholars. The fellowship will cover all academic expenses (tuition and library fees) and hostel fee.

  • Monthly Stipend:
    Till Comprehensive Exam: Rs. 32,800/-
    Post Comprehensive Exam: Rs. 35,400/-
    Post approval of Thesis Proposal: Rs. 39,300/-
  • Additional Financial Support:
    Contingency Grant: Rs. 25,000 per year for four years
    To purchase Laptop: Rs. 50,000 per one-time grant
    To attend Conferences: Rs. 1,75,000 after completion of Comprehensive Exam (Max. within 5 years).

Email: phdadmission[at]

PhD Admissions 2021 (Management) at IIM Bodh Gaya.

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