IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024: Dates, Application Form

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission
IIM Bangalore PhD Admission

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024: IIM Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka invites online application for PhD admission for the academic session 2024.

Check full details on IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024 here.

IIM Bangalore PhD Programs

  • The doctoral programme of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) leading to a PhD is recognized as a rigorous research programme in various areas of business management and public policy.
  • The doctoral programme is committed to training individuals to excel in their chosen areas of research and produce publication-quality work of international standards.

Areas of Specializations

  • Decision Sciences
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Public Policy
  • Strategy

Duration of the Programme

  • Students are expected to complete the doctoral programme within 5 years of registering for the programme.

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates that apply for admission should have either:

  • A Master’s degree (obtained after completing bachelor’s degree)* or,
  • A five-year Integrated Master’s degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline* or,
  • A Post Graduate Diploma (2 years)*
  • A Professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS# or,
  • A four-year or eight-semesters Bachelor’s degree$

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice followed by the respective university or institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the respective university or institute. If a university or institute 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 by 100.

*Candidates need to have at least 55 percent marks in the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree(s), and post graduate diploma. This cutoff is 50 percent marks for applicants from SC, ST and PwD categories.

#Candidates with these professional qualifications should have obtained at least 50 percent marks in their B.com or bachelor’s degree. This cutoff is 45 percent for applicants from SC, ST and PwD categories.

$Candidates in this category should have obtained at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks. This cutoff is 6.0 CGPA for applicants from SC, ST and PwD categories.

Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying Programmes that would make them eligible can also apply. (However, in case of CA/ICWA/CS the applicant should have completed the course at the time of applying to the doctoral programme.)

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024 Important Dates

Application Window26 July 2023 to January 25, 2024 (5:00 p.m. IST)
IIMB TestSlot -1:  November 19, 2023
Slot -2:  January 28, 2024
Short List Notification15th February, 2024
Area Tests [Online] (as decided by Areas)1st and 2nd of March, 2024
Interview Date (IIMB Campus)7th to 9th March 2024 
Interview#IIMB Campus
Offer Notification18th March, 2024
Offer Acceptance – Last date25th March, 2024
PhD Prep Programme and RegistrationLast week of May 2024 onwards

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024 Application Process

  • The application form for admission to Doctoral Programme 2024, will be available at online at IIM Bangalore Website.
  • Candidates may apply to two areas of specialization as part of their application to the doctoral programme at IIMB. Such candidates will need to identify their primary and secondary areas of specialization as part of the application form.

Application Fee

Application Fee1-Area2-Area
GMAT / GRE / CAT / GATE / JRF (NET)Rs.1000Rs.1500
Application fee plus IIMB Test FeeRs.2000Rs.2500

Acceptable Test Scores

Candidates require a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests to the area(s) of specialization they are applying to, as shown in the following:

Decision SciencesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Finance & AccountingYesYesYesYesNoNo
Information SystemsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource ManagementYesYesYesYesYesYes
Production & Operations ManagementYesYesYesYesNoYes
Public PolicyYesYesYesYesYesYes
  • Except for those opting for IIMB Test, all other candidates should mandatorily provide the test score, which should be valid as on January 25, 2024, while submitting the application.
  • Candidates can use only one of the acceptable test scores listed in the table above as part of their applications. If students have taken multiple tests that are acceptable, they will need to pick one of the acceptable tests as part of their application to the doctoral progamme at IIMB.
  • Applicants opting for GMAT or GRE should have ETS send the OFFICIAL SCORE CARD to IIMB prior to the application deadline and also upload a copy of their official test scores along with the application. Applicants who have not received the official score card, should upload the TEST TAKER COPY along with the application, but have ETS send the OFFICIAL SCORE CARD before the interviews. Online GMAT/GRE score (exam taken at home) will not be accepted for PhD 2024.
  • Applicants opting for Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) should provide their CAT 2023 registration number in the online application. The CAT 2023 scores made available to IIMB will be used in the assessment of the application.
  • Applicants opting for GATE or JRF (NET) score should upload their valid SCORE CARD along with the application, and bring OFFICIAL SCORE CARD for interviews.
  • Applicants opting to take the IIMB Test should choose this option in the application. IIMB Test will be conducted by IIMB twice, on November 19, 2023 and January 28, 2024. Those opting to appear for the IIMB Test will have to pay a test fee of Rs. 1000 (non-refundable) in addition to the application fee as specified. For more information on the IIMB Test, please see details in Appendix and also visit the IIMB website.
  • Candidates taking the IIMB Test would need to indicate on the application form that they intend to use the IIMB Test scores for their application.

Selection Process

  • Based on the information provided by the applicants, candidates will be shortlisted (on the recommendation of the respective areas) and invited for an area specific written test and / or interview.
  • The mode of conducting the Area specific written test and Interview i.e either Online / In-person will be notified/intimated well ahead of the process.
  • Interviews are expected to be completed by 7th to 9th of March 2024.
  • Candidates will be admitted to the programme based on a combination of multiple parameters, as also specified by the respective areas. Parameters may include applicant’s performance in GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET) score, or IIMB Test (as applicable), past academic performance, work experience, area specific test and / or interview performance etc.
  • Candidates selected for admission are required to attend a Preparatory Course which is expected to be scheduled from late May through mid-June 2024 (tentative).

Area-wise Admission Process

Financial Support

  • Financial support comprises mainly a tuition fee waiver and stipend (fellowship) of Rs 42,000 per month.
  • As part of the fellowship support, the student is expected to provide service as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant during various stages of their programme.
  • In addition, students are also provided single-seater hostel accommodation for five years of the programme. A housing subsidy of Rs 20,000 per month is paid for those that seek married accommodation outside campus.
  • Doctoral students are also eligible for start-up (Rs 75,000 in year 1) and contingency grants (Rs 25,000 per year in Years 2 to 5) that could be used for books, stationery, computers, and other resources to support their doctoral programme work.
  • The institute supports students with travel grants to encourage good/high-quality research in the Doctoral Programme and enable doctoral students to gain exposure and the opportunity to present their work in reputed national and international research conferences in their respective areas. Currently, students can avail of funding to the extent of Rs 3,60,000 towards such travel subject to approval by the travel committee.
  • Doctoral students also receive incentives for successfully achieving various programme milestones. Several students also receive additional external scholarships specially made available for doctoral students.
  • All financial support is available for a period of five years from the date of registration in the doctoral programme and ceases in the month of June at the end of the fifth year of the programme.

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024 Results

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2024 Results will be available as per schedule. Result will be updated here when available.

Important Links

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Application FormClick Here
IIM Bangalore WebsiteClick Here
Previous Admissions

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2023

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Application Window (with GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF(NET)/CAT2022)August 31, 2022 to December 12, 2022 (5:00 p.m. IST)
Application window(with IIMB Test)August 31, 2022 to October 10, 2022 (for IIMB Test on Oct 16, 2022)

August 31, 2022 to December 12, 2022 (for IIMB Test on Dec 18, 2022)
IIMB Test [Online]Slot -1:  October 16, 2022
Slot -2:  December 18, 2022
Area Tests (as decided by Areas)January 30, 31, 2023
InterviewsFebruary 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2023
Interview CitiesBengaluru
OffersFebruary 3rd week
Offer acceptance – Last dateMarch 1st week
Programme RegistrationJune 2023

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2022

Important Dates

Application Window OpensOctober 21, 2021
Application Window ClosesJanuary 19, 2022 (5:00 p.m. IST)
IIMB TestFebruary 06, 2022 (Sunday)
(Test centres – Bangalore, Kozhikode & Kashipur)
Area Tests (as decided by Areas) April 04 & 05, 2022
InterviewsApril 11 – 16, 2022
Interview citiesBengaluru
OffersApril 3rd week
Offer acceptance – Last dateMay 1st week
Programme RegistrationJune 2ndweek

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2021

Important Dates

Last Date for Reference Submission18th January 2021