IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024: Dates, Application Form

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission
IIM Nagpur PhD Admission

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024: IIM Nagpur, Nagpur, Maharashtra invites online application for PhD admission for the academic session 2024-25.

Check full details on IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024 here.

IIM Nagpur PhD Programs

The following academic areas will be offering Ph.D. for the batch of 2024:

  • Decision Science and Information Systems (DSIS)
  • Economics and Social Science (ECO)
  • Finance and Accounting (F&A)
  • Marketing (MAR)
  • Organizational Behaviour And Human Resources Management (OB &HR)
  • Production and Operations Management (POM)
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship (S&E)
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS)

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should qualify for any one of the following educational qualifications*:

  • Master’s degree (two years following the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 system of education) with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks
  • Post-graduate diploma in management (two years following the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 system of education) of two years in duration passed with at least 60% or equivalent marks
  • Professional qualification – CA/ICWA/CS with (with at least 50 % aggregate marks) along with a Bachelor’s degree exam passed with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks
  • A five-year integrated Master’s degree (five years following the 10+2 system of education) program in any discipline, with at least 60 % aggregate or equivalent marks
  • A 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor’s degree (10+2+4 system of education) with a minimum of 85% or equivalent marks
Qualifying and Uploaded Degree in PortalQualifying Degree EligibilityMinimum Qualifying Percentage
Bachelor’s Degree (4 year / 8 semesters)Bachelor’s Degree85%
Master’s DegreeMaster’s Degree60%
Bachelors and Master’s degreeMaster’s Degree60%
Professional Degree with MastersMaster’s Degree60%
Professional DegreeProfessional Degree50%
Bachelors with Professional DegreeProfessional Degree60%
Integrated Degree (5 Year)Master’s Degree60%
Two Master’s DegreeFirst Master’s Degree60%

Non-fulfilment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the admission. Further calculations will be done based on qualifying degree marks/percentage filled by the candidate in the application form.

The Master’s degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification should be:

(a) 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,

(b) recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India or,

(c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.

*Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s/Bachelor’s 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 31st May 2024 from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the university/institute (issued on or before 31st May 2024) 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. Further, such candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria otherwise in terms of aggregate marks scored in the qualifying programme except for the receipt of the final marks in the qualifying exam. Their admission will be confirmed after they submit the mark sheets and a certificate of having passed the Master/Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is 31st December 2024. Non-fulfilment of these conditions and the minimum qualifications for eligibility will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD categories will get a relaxation of 5% or equivalent for the minimum qualifying marks mentioned above.

Reservations will be applicable as per the Government of India norms.

Screening examination

Applicants will need at least one of the following test scores to apply for Ph.D. (2024-28) at IIM Nagpur based on the area they are applying to. Screening examination scores would be accepted for application to Ph.D. Programme if the exam has been taken any time in the last two years (1st January 2022 onwards).

4MARCAT, GMAT, UGC-JRF (Management)

Applicants will be screened based on overall scores/percentiles/percentage as decided by the Areas. Candidates belonging to NC-OBC and EWS categories will get a relaxation of 5 percentile/percentage on minimum qualifying overall cut-offs decided by the area. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD categories will get a relaxation of 10 percentile/percentage.

PGP (Full-time) alumni of any IIM who have graduated within the past three years will get a waiver from appearing for the screening examinations provided they have graduated with a minimum CGPA equivalent to 60%. For example, for 2024 Ph.D. admissions, candidates who have graduated from any IIM during 2022,2023, or 2024 would be considered for the waiver. Candidates who are in the final year of their post-graduate programme at IIMs would be eligible, provided that their CGPA at the time of application is equivalent to at least 60%. Non-fulfilment of these conditions and the minimum qualifications for eligibility will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

IIM Nagpur does not allow deferment of an admission offer to the subsequent years.

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024 Important Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
Link open for Online Application15th February 2024
Last date for submitting Online Application20th March 2024
Shortlist of Personal InterviewsLast week of March 2024
Personal Interviews1st week of April 2024
Results2nd week of April 2024

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024 Application Process

Interested candidates will have to apply online by clicking on the following link: https://admissions.iimnagpur.ac.in/.

Candidates can fill-up the application form online. A candidate can apply for a maximum of two areas of specialization. The application fee is INR 1,000 for applying to a single area and INR 1,500 for applying to two areas.

Documents to be uploaded

All related documents, as mentioned below, will have to be uploaded as per the instructions while filling in the online application form.

  • Copy of the latest exam score certificate
  • Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates and Degree of Graduation/ Post Graduation
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • DAP certificate (if applicable)
  • Documents related to the work experience (if applicable)
  • Documents related to research/academic output (if applicable)

Selection Process

Stages in the process

  • Stage 1 – Candidates are invited to fill a detailed application form within a stipulated date (see IIM Nagpur website for the important dates and latest updates). Candidates who apply for the Ph.D. admission process at IIM Nagpur will be first screened for the requirements and eligibility.
  • Stage 2 – Only those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for preparing the shortlist for PIs. The shortlisted candidates will be informed by email.
  • Stage 3 – Candidates who accept the email invitation for PI will be called for interviews. All the candidates called for PI will have to attend area-led PI followed by programme-led PI. In case a candidate has applied for two areas of specialization, he/she has to attend the interview for each Area.
  • Stage 4 – Candidates who appear for the PI will be considered for this stage. Admission offers will be sent to the successful candidates.

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission 2024 Results

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

Important Links

Application FormClick Here
IIM Nagpur WebsiteClick Here