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PhD Admission 2020 at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi, Important Dates, Fees

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IIFT PhD Admission 2020 - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi invites applications for its Full time and Part-time PhD Program in Management and Full-time PhD program in Economics for the academic year 2020-21


IIFT PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Last date for submission of Application and Statement of Purpose

30th May 2020

Notification of eligible candidates for Written Entrance Examination

To be announced

Date of Written Entrance Examination and Descriptive Test

To be announced

Declaration of Result of Written Entrance Examination

To be announced

Personal Interview at IIFT Campus in New Delhi/Kolkata

1st week of July 2020

Declaration of Final Results

4th week of July 2020

Commencement of the Ph.D. Programme

1st week of August 2020


Eligibility Criteria for IIFT PhD Admission 2020

The eligibility criteria for applying in IIFT‟s Ph.D. programme are the following:

A. Indian Scholars

  1. Master’s degree/M.Phil. degree in any discipline (including IIFT MPIB) from a recognized university with at least 55% marks (or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) in aggregate.
  1. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ ST/OBC(NCL)/differently abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission (UGC) from time to time.
  1. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% may also be allowed to those who had obtained their Master’s degree.
  1. In case of Part Time Programme: A minimum of three (3) years experience is required for the candidate from industry and one year experience is required for the candidate from teaching.
  1. Candidates who are in the final year of the Master’s degree are also eligible to apply.

B. Overseas Scholars

  1. Overseas candidates those who are having Master's/M.Phil. Degree in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus in aggregate can apply only for IIFT’s full time Ph.D. Programme.
  1. Minimum knowledge of spoken and written English is essential.
  1. There is no scholarship, residential / hostel facility available for overseas scholars in the Institute.


IIFT PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  1. Application Form and Brochure for the Ph.D. Programme (Economics & Management) 2020 can be downloaded from the website www.iift.edu.
  1. Candidates applying for both Full Time and Part Time Ph.D. Programme need to fill in the Application Form online and submit the same along with application fee latest by 30th May 2020.


Application Fee

For Other candidates


For SC/ST/PwD candidates

Rs. 1,250/-

For Foreign Nationals

US$120/ Rs.8,500 


Selection Process for IIFT PhD Admission 2020

Selection will be based on written test and interview.



  1. For Full-time Ph.D. Scholar
  1. An amount of Rs.8,000/- is being offered by the Institute in the form of fellowship to a few of the selected candidates during the first two years of doctoral work.
  1. The amount is subject to revision by the Institute.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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