Students generally take four to five years, including two years of rigorous course work, to complete their doctorate. While the first year of course work is common with IIMA’s Post-graduate Programme, the second year involves advanced doctoral level courses in their chosen area of specialization. After completing the course work, students have to pass an area comprehensive examination to demonstrate that they have reached a level of proficiency in the area of specialization. Subsequently, students work on their doctoral dissertations. These dissertations are expected to make original contributions to an area of management or to one of management’s source disciplines. Students admitted to the programme receive a comprehensive fellowship that covers all costs and in addition provides a modest living allowance. IIMA has excellent facilities in computing, library, and faculty resources. IIMA faculty members publish actively in scholarly journals and consult with industry and government within the country and outside. Case writing and related research are actively pursued by faculty and students.
The candidate must hold, subject to the condition laid down below, 1. A Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, with the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification with atleast 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent (OR) 2. Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. (OR) 3. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks. (OR) 4. A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.