IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form

IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission

IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022 – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad invites application for PhD admission 2022.

Check more details on IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022 below here.

Latest – Application form is available now.

Research Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation and Management in Education
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Production and Quantitative Methods
  • Public Systems
  • Strategy

IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Link open for online application from13 Sep 2021
Last date for submitting online application17 Jan 2022

IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022 Application Form

Application Form and Brochure will be available online.

Candidates can fill-up the application form online and is eligible to apply for a maximum of two Areas of high levels of specialization.

Application Fee – An application fee of Rs.500/- can be paid through IIMA gate way.

IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022 Selection Process

Candidates applying to the Ph. D. Programme are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT.

For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).  

Different Areas of high levels of specialization of IIMA have specified different standard tests that candidates applying to the PhD Programme in their Areas can take in lieu of CAT. These standard tests are given in the following table:

Area of high levels of specializationStandard Test in lieu of CAT *
AgricultureGRE/GMAT/ UGC-JRF (Economics/ Development Studies/Development Economics/ Business Economics/ Management) ICAR-SRF (PGS – merit list for award of SRF)
EconomicsGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
Finance & AccountingGRE/GMAT
Human Resource ManagementGRE/GMAT/GATE
Information SystemsGRE/GMAT/GATE
Innovation and Management in EducationGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
Organizational BehaviourGRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
Production and Quantitative MethodsGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC- NET JRF in Mathematical Sciences
Public Systems GroupGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF (in relevant discipline)

*Valid for two years from the date of the standard test and should be valid on the deadline of submission of the application form

Scores of CAT 2019, 2020 and 2021 are considered valid for application to the Ph.D. Programme in 2022.

Standard Test Score not required if an applicant is:

– PGP Alumni of any IIM

– PGPX/PGP-PMP Alumni of any IIM where such courses are offered

(Part-time/evening/week-end/Distance Learning programmes of IIM are NOT considered)

Candidates will be short listed on the basis of their performance in CAT or the standard test in lieu of CAT, academic background, and experience.

The Ph.D. admission interviews will be held during March-April 2022.

IIMA may conduct online or face-to-face interviews depending upon the health advisory issued by the authorities at that time.

Fellowship and Expenses

IIM Ahmedabad provides a comprehensive fellowship that covers all academic expenses including tuition, computer, library, medical insurance, placement and alumni fees, and in addition includes a monthly subsistence allowance.

The details of monthly subsistence allowance are as follows:

Slab IFor first and second yearsRs.37,700/-
Slab IIAfter successful completion of Area Comprehensive ExaminationRs.40,700/-
Slab IIIAfter submitting the TAC approved thesis proposalRs.45,200/-

A Contingency Allowance of Rs. 25,000 per year (for five years) to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying etc. are also available to all students.

Students are entitled to get up to an amount of Rs.1,75,000/- (upper limit) for attending international conference/workshop/summer school during their entire tenure with Ph.D. Programme system (maximum 5 years).

(Further details are described in the Ph.D. Programme Brochure). Since the Ph.D. Programme is a full-time residential programme, accommodation is provided to all the students in dormitories.

A fixed number of houses for married students are available on campus.

For more details ant to apply online – Visit

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