IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2024: Dates, Application Form

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission
IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya invites applications for PhD admission for the academic year 2024.

Check full details on IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2024 here.

IIM Bodh Gaya Specialization

IIM Bodh Gaya offer the PhD programme in the following areas of specialization –

Finance and Accounting
Information Technology Systems and Analytics
Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Humanities and Liberal Arts (Business Communication)
Strategy and Entrepreneurship

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade point average, or
  • Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade point average, or
  • Five year Integrated Master’s degree programme in any discipline, with at least 60% 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 at least 65% 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 2024.
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the rule as followed by the respective University/Institution. In absence of such rule, all the subjects on the mark sheets should be considered while calculating the passing percentage marks. 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. 
  • Age Limit: Candidates must not be more than 40 years as on 1st June 2024. 

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2024 Important Dates

Start of Application ProcessDec 2023
Last Date to ApplyFebruary 29th, 2024, 5 PM (IST)

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2024 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply online  through the official website http://iimbg.ac.in/ 
  • The applicants are required to pay online an application fee, are required to pay online and required to upload a copy of the relevant document at the time of applying.
  • Read the all instructions regarding filling up online forms, and relevant information are available in the University website 

Application Fee

For General CandidatesRs. 500/- per area
For SC, ST, PwD and women candidatesRs. 250/- per area
Mode of PaymentOnline through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking

Financial Assistance

IIM Bodh Gaya will provide scholarship to full time Research Students (Ph.D.). It will cover all academic expenses (consisting of tuition, computer, library fees) and hostel fee.


Stipend till Comprehensive Exam Rs. 32,800/- per month
Stipend post Comprehensive Exam Rs. 35,400/- per month
Stipend post approval of Thesis Proposal Rs. 39,300/- per month

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 for conferences after completion of Comprehensive Exam (Max within 5 years)


  • Selected candidates need to pay caution deposit of Rs.30,000/- at the time of registration. Caution money is refundable after adjusting dues, if any, at the time of leaving the Institute.
  • Insurance premium will be deducted from the Contingency Grant every year.
  • Contingency Grant will be available for purchase of books, stationary, journal subscription, professional annual membership fee (student rates) of one national and one international society, and travel related to thesis work.
  • The institute reserves the right to charge any other fees from the students or increase the fees if considered necessary. Due notice would be given, while making such changes.
  • Teaching Assistance ship for two courses per year is mandatory and unpaid.

Selection Procedure

  • Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria are required to take Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have qualified GATE, GRE, GMAT or JRF (UGC/CSIR/or equivalent) examinations can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. The date of examination for GATE/GRE/GMAT/JRF must be 1st July 2021 or after and its score/result must be valid on or after 1st January 2024. Score of CAT 2021, CAT 2022 and CAT 2023 will be considered.
  • Admission to the programme is open to Indian citizens only.
  • Candidates who have already passed two-year full-time PGP completed in last 5 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.
  • The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to IIM Bodh Gaya for a personal interview for final selection and the successful candidates will receive offers by end May of that year.

Selection Criteria

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

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

Test General NC-OBC/EWS SC/ST/PwD
CAT Overall 80 75 65
CAT Sectional 70 6555
GRE Sectional* 70 65 55
GMAT Overall 80 75 65
GMAT Sectional*706555
GATEOnly Relevant SubjectsAll GATE QualifiedAll GATE QualifiedAll GATE Qualified
JRF(UGC/CSIR)Only Relevant SubjectsAll JRF QualifiedAll JRF QualifiedAll JRF Qualified

* Verbal and Quantitative sections only. 

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. Candidate’s academic profile from class X onwards will also be considered at the time of shortlisting.

Personal Interview

  • Upon being shortlisted as per the score of entrance test the candidate has to appear for a personal interview at IIM Bodh Gaya in front of the selection panel.
  • The PI process will be of two stages. The first stage will be of qualifying nature. Those who will qualify in the first stage, will be asked to appear in the second stage of the process.
  • In the second stage, 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, research aptitude, etc.

Preparing the Merit List

  • Merit List will be prepared based on Personal Interview & Research Aptitude (second stage of PI), Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience.
  • The following criteria will be applied for preparing the merit list.
    • Personal Interview & Research Aptitude: 60%
    • Work Experience: 15% (Candidate should have relevant work experience and accordingly marks will be given by selection panel)
    • Academic Profile: 25%
      • 10th Standard : 5%
      • 12th Standard : 5%  
      • Graduation : 10% (15% for the BE/B.Tech applicant without PG)
      • Post-Graduation: 5%

Important Links

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Previous Admissions

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2023

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Start of Application ProcessDec 2022
Last Date to Apply31 March 2023 (05 PM IST)

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2022

Important Dates

Start of Application ProcessDec 2021
Last Date to Apply31 March 2022 (05 PM IST)

IIM Bodh Gaya PhD Admission 2022 Results