IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024: Dates, Application Form

IIM Indore PhD Admission
IIM Indore PhD Admission

IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore invites applications for Doctoral Program in Management (DPM) admission for the academic session 2024.

Check full details on IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024 here.

IIM Indore PhD Areas of Specialization

The institute presently offers doctoral program in the following areas of specialisation

  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Systems (Information Systems Management, Emerging technologies, and Data Science / Analytics)
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques (Operations Management, Operations Research, Statistics and Mathematics)
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management (Strategic Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship)

IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in any discipline with at least 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average. (OR)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (2 years) with at least 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average. (OR)
  • Professional qualifications CA, ICWA, CS (with at least 50% aggregate marks) (OR)
  • A five year integrated Master’s degree program in any discipline, with at least 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.  (OR)
  • First Class/ equivalent Bachelor’s degree (4 year/8 semesters)


  • In addition to the above academic eligibility, minimum 60 percent marks in Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) is required.
  • Five percent Marks relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their qualifying programmes that would make them eligible can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June, issued by the Principal/ Head of the Department / Registrar or Director of the University / Institute stating that they have appeared for the examinations (including practical examinations) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Master’s / Bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the marks sheet and the certificate of having passed the Master’s / Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal / Registrar of their college / Institute. The deadline for submission of marks sheet and the Certificate by December. The candidates who have applied on the basis of their bachelor’s or master’s degree will have to meet the eligibility criteria as specified earlier. Non-fulfilment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Acceptable Standard Test Scores

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

Area of SpecializationAcceptable Standard Test Score(s)
EconomicsCAT/ GRE/GMAT/JRF in Economics
Finance and AccountingCAT/ GMAT/GRE/JRF
Humanities and Social SciencesCAT/ GMAT/ GATE/ GRE/ JRF
Information and SystemsCAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE
Marketing ManagementCAT/GATE/GRE/GMAT
Operations Management and Quantitative TechniquesCAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE / JRF
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource ManagementCAT/ GMAT/GRE/ JRF
Strategic ManagementCAT/ GRE/GMAT/ JRF

The validity of the CAT and the other standard test scores are given in the following table. Note that the scores should be valid on the deadline for submission of the application form.

  • CAT – 5 years
  • GRE – 5 years
  • GMAT – 5 years
  • GATE – 3 years
  • JRF – 3 years

Online GMAT/GRE (Take home) exam scores are not valid. Only test centre-based GMAT/GRE scores are valid.

Exemptions from the above tests would be given to candidates who have an MBA or equivalent from any of the IIMs.

IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024 Important Dates

Start of Application ProcessEnd November 2023
Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form (Extended)29 February 2024

IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024 Application Process

  • Candidates seeking admissions to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) of IIM Indore should submit their application online and pay the online non‐refundable/non-transferable application fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) + GST extra for General, NC-OBC and EWS category and Rs. 500/-(Rupees five hundred only) + GST extra for SC, ST, and PWD category.
  • Candidates belonging to NC‐OBC, SC, ST, EWS and PWD categories need to produce a valid certificate(s) in support of their reservation category. No change in the category will be entertained after submitting the application.

IIM Indore PhD Admission 2024 Selection Process

The candidates will be shortlisted (on the recommendation of the respective areas) on the based information provided in the application form. The selection process is as follows:

  • Stage 1: The candidates satisfying the academic eligibility criteria as mentioned above should submit their application online.
  • Stage 2: Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying Academic eligibility criteria and acceptable standard test the shortlisting will be done by the respective Areas and candidates will be called for Personal Interview (PI), to be conducted at IIM Indore during March / April.
  • Stage 3: IIM Indore also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of the selection process i.e. Stage-4.
  • Stage 4: Final selection will be based on the requirements of the academic area to which the candidate has applied and an area-wise offer list will be prepared.

Financial Support

  • The DPM candidates are provided a fellowship grant/ stipend of Rs. 40,000/- (Rupees Forty Thousand only) per month during their course work (Term-I, II, III, IV and V) and Rs 45,000/- (Rupees Forty Five Thousand only) per month after clearing the area comprehensive examination as per norms. The maximum duration for which they can get stipend would be 57 months (4 years and 9 months).
  • A Research Development Grant of Rs. 37,500/- (Rupees Thirty Five Thousand Five Hundred only) per annum, for 4 years is also provided to DPM students to support their research efforts and is subject to the norms of the programme.
  • The institute subsidizes expenses for presenting papers in national conferences, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 30,000/- per year with a provision that from second year onwards for attending n number of conferences per year subject to a cap of Rs. 30,000/- per year.
  • For international conferences, the institute subsidizes expenses subject to a ceiling of Rs. Two lakhs with a provision to attend a maximum of two international conferences plus an international doctoral colloquium or an international professional development workshop during the entire period of the programme but not beyond five years.

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IIM Indore PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Start of Application ProcessEnd November 2022
Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form13 February 2023