IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University announces Admission to PhD Program 2024, Apply now


IFMR GSB PhD Admission 2024 – IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University, Andhra Pradesh offers full-time residential research program and Part time PhD programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for the Academic Session 2024. Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)  ​GSB offers a multi-dimensional approach to learning which aids high potential individuals in navigating the fast changing world and creating positive impact. While managing the evolving complexity of business and society, they are enabled to flourish as successful professionals and effective business leaders. 


IFMR GSB PhD Admission 2022


Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of application : Friday, 15 Mar 2024
  • Krea Research Eligibility Assessment : Will be conducted from 01 Apr -15 Apr 2024.  
  • Announcement of first shortlist # : Before 30 April 2024
  • Online/Face-to-Face Interview ## : In the first half of May 2024.  
  • Announcement of results : Third week of May 2024
  • Registration, Orientation and Classes begin : First/Second week of July 2024


Eligibility Criteria

Full time PhD Program

  • A candidate seeking admission into the Krea University’s PhD program in addition to having 60% marks in undergraduate degree, s/he must satisfy the eligibility requirements prescribed by the University as under. The eligibility criteria are:
    • Master Degree or equivalent PG Diploma in any discipline, with 55 percent marks in the qualifying examinations OR
    • Five-Year integrated Master’s degree/Dual degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with 55 percent marks in the qualifying examinations OR
  • Professional Qualification like ACA/FAC/AICWAI/ACSI Qualifications of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India OR
  • Valid Scores of Standardised Tests (CAT, CMAT, GATE, GMAT, GRE, NET JRF, NMAT, XAT) – Optional Written test may be conducted in lieu of standardised test scores for shortlisted candidates.
  • Graduates of full-time post-graduate degree courses and candidates in the final year of the post-graduate degree are eligible to apply.

Part time PhD Program

  • MBA degree with 55 percent marks in the qualifying examinations AND
  • Five years of Work Experience after MBA
  • Students with Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate degrees from ODL (Open and Distance Learning) institutions are also eligible to apply as per the UGC policy and notification


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online the University website
  • Brochures and Application Form can also be downloaded from IFMR GSB website.
  • By Email – Mail the completed application form along with the supporting documents (self-attested) to [email protected] The application form will be emailed to you if you fulfill our eligibility criteria.


Selection Process

  • There are three stages in the selection process:
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to write the entrance test if valid scores of standardised test are not available and will be called for Personal Interviews.
  • Admission to the programme will be based on combined scores of qualifying parameters, Entrance test and interview parameters.

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