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IIFT New Delhi PhD Admission 2018

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade IIFT New Delhi Admission to PhD Program 2018

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi Invites applications for its Full time and Part-time PhD Program (Economics& Management) from both domestic and overseas candidates for the year 2018

Selected Candidates for the PhD Program can attend the classes during the course work from Delhi As well as Kolkata campus (through real time interactions)

PhD Broad Areas

  • The broad areas in which the Institute offers admission to PhD Programs Economics & Trade Policy, Finance, General Management & Strategy, IT Innovation & Technology Management, Marketing & Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Program Attended by both Part Time and Full-Time research scholars. Most of the IIFT PhD Scholars are placed highly in reputed academic Institutions and Universities, Govt.  Departments and Leading Corporate Groups.


Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Application & Statement of Purpose:                 27th April 2018
Notification of eligible candidates for Written Entrance Exam:                       11th May 2018
Date of Written Entrance Exam & Descriptive Test:                                          27th May 2018
Declaration of Result of Written Entrance Exam:                                               08th June 2018
Personal Interview at IIFT Campus in New Delhi:                                            01st week of July 2018
Declaration of Final Results:                                                                                  04th week of July 2018
Commencement of the PhD Program:                                                      2nd week of August 2018

Duration PhD Program

  • PhD at IIFT is a 5-year Program, and the Institute offers admission


Course Objective

  • The PhD Program of the Institute covers Doctoral research in a variety of business related areas leading to the award of PhD degree. The main objectives of the PhD Program:
  • To provide facilities for higher studies and advanced research in areas relating to International Business;
  • To encourage and facilitate research on contemporary issues in the field of International Business; and
  • To encourage publication of research papers in academic journals, occasional papers and monographs, books and other refereed forums.


Number of Seats

  • Total Number of Seats 15 Seats [Reservations will be as per Government of India’s Rules]


Eligibility Criteria

  • The eligibility criteria for applying in IIFT’s PhD Program are the following:
  • Indian Scholars
  • Master’s degree/MPhil degree in any discipline(including IIFT MPIB) from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus in aggregate or; Diploma courses which are considered equivalent to master's degree (e.g., PGDIM from IIMs)with 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus,recognized by AICTE/UGC would be considered
  • In such cases candidates would be required to produce the necessary certificate(s) from Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time
  • Overseas Scholars
  • Overseas candidates those who are having Master's/MPhil Degree in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus in aggregate canapply
  • Minimum knowledge of spoken and written English is essential; or there is no scholarship, residential / hostel facility available for overseas scholars in the Institute


Admission Process

  • A two-stage process is followed for admission to IIFT PhD Program
  • Stage I: All the eligible candidates will be called for the Written Entrance Test, comprising of Basic Statistics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, basic Mathematics (upto 12th Std.) and the Descriptive Test to judge the writing skill of candidates on a subject-specific contemporary issue. It is important to note that the Written Entrance Test is a screening test.
  • Stage II: Candidates who would qualify in the Written Entrance Test will be called for the Interview.
  • Centres for Written Entrance Test:
  • Written Entrance Exam will take place both at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses of the Institute
  • However, the Interview for the qualifying candidates will only be conducted at the New Delhi campus


Application Procedure

  • Application Form and Brochure for the Ph.D. Programme can be downloaded from the websitewww.iift.edu
  • Candidates applying for both Full Time/Part Time PhD Program need to fill in the Application Form & submit the same to the Institute along with a DD of Rs.2500/- (Rs.1250/- in respect of SC/ST Candidates & US$120&Rs.8500 for Foreign Nationals) in favour of Indian IIFT payable at New Delhi so as to reach latest by 27th April 2018 at the following address:
  • Ms. Lalita Gupta
  • Section Officer, (Research Division), IIFT B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,New Delhi-110016, Email: research@iift.edu, Tel: 91-11-39147200-205 (Extn. 426),39147226 (Direct) Fax: 91-11-3914730
  • Dr.Basanta K. Sahu
  • Faculty Economics Area, PhD Program Director, IIFT B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,New Delhi-110016, Email: pdphd@iift.edu, Tel.: 91-11- 39147200-205 (Extn. 607)


IIFT New Delhi

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi - Deemed University, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016,Tel 01126966563, Fax 01126867851, E-mail deshraj@iift.ac.in,Website www.iift.edu



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