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Executive PhD Admission 2021 at IIM Ranchi, Application form, Eligibility, Application and Selection procedure

 IIM Ranchi Executive PhD Admission 2021 – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi invites applications for eligible candidates for admission to Executive PhD Program for the Academic year 2021

Executive PhD Admission 2021

  • The Executive Ph.D. program of IIM Ranchi is for the individuals with work experience and it is designed to meet the requirements of the employer organization, and at the same time engaging the participants in learning and research at IIM Ranchi.
  • The core objective of the program is to develop an autonomous scholar by cultivating expert-level knowledge in the substantive area with area-relevant research and publication skills.

Executive PhD Admission Students can apply to the following areas of specialization

Accounting & Finance


General Mgt

Information Systems

Marketing Management

Organizational Behaviour and HRM

Operations Management

Strategic Management

Important Dates



Last date of submission of the online application form

24th March 2021

Personal interview for final selection

April/May 2021

Candidates will receive admission offers

May 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates for the Executive Ph.D. of the Institute should have minimum 5 years of work experience by 31st March of the target year of education.
  • Candidate for the programme must have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE, or any equivalent qualification from recognized foreign universities or institutions.
  1. Master’s degree or Post Graduate Diploma or its equivalent in any discipline with first class.
  2. OR B.Tech/ 4 Years Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent.
  3. OR Any professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CS with a B.Com/ Degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.

Age Criteria

A candidate must not be more than 55 years of age as on 30th June, 2021

Application Procedure

  • Eligible candidates can apply online only through the official website
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill the online application as no changes will be permitted after clicking on SUBMIT button. Uploading Photo and Signature is mandatory (Max. size for photo: 500KB & Max. size for signature: 200KB) in .jpg, .jpeg & .png format only.
  • Please read the following instructions carefully before applying, and relevant information are available on the University website

Application Fee

For General/NC-OBC/EWS Candidates

Rs. 1000/-

For SC/ST/PWD(DAP) Candidates

Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment

Online through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking

Selection Procedure

  • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of scores of standard tests, like, i) CAT OR ii) GATE OR iii) NET-JRF OR iv) GMAT OR v) GRE. Validity of the test scores for CAT, GATE, and NET-JRF will be 2 years (i.e. on 1st July 2019 or after), whereas that for GMAT and GRE will be 5 years (i.e. on 1st July 2016 or after).
  • The following categories of candidates are to be exempted from standard tests alumni of PGP programs of IIMs or accredited institutions (AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS) with CGPA 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent OR
  • Govt. employees with at least 10 years of administrative experience (central/state civil services/public sector banks/PSUs etc.) OR
  • Management teachers with last qualification from a reputed institution and minimum 3 years of post-graduate level teaching experience
  • Based on the appropriate criteria, the list of candidates will be shortlisted for further processing and the shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview for final selection in April/May 2021.
  • Shortlisted candidates would be required to submit reference letters from two referees assessing the suitability of the candidate for the program

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

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