IIM Ranchi PhD Admission 2024


Indian Institute of Management Ranchi announces Admission to PhD Program 2024, Apply now


IIM Ranchi PhD Admission – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi invites applications for eligible candidates for admission to PhD Program for the Academic year 2024. The Doctoral Program in Management at IIM Ranchi is crafted for individuals with a keen interest in academia, research, or consultancy. Tailored for a research-oriented path, the program follows a comprehensive and structured approach to doctoral education. It aims to equip students with the essential knowledge, skills, and guidance, fostering their development into adept researchers and scholars in the field of management.


Areas of Specialization

  • Economics
  • Information Systems & Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Organisation Behaviour & Human Resource
  • Strategy & Entrepreneurship


Important Dates

  • Application Process : Ongoing
  • Last date for receiving the Online application form is : March 20, 2024
  • Interview for final selection in : April/May 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate for the programme must have one of the following qualifications
    • i) Master’s degree or Post Graduate Diploma or its equivalent in any discipline with first class OR
    • ii) B.Tech/ 4 Years Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent OR
    • Any professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/CS with a B.Com/ Degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.
    • In addition, the candidate must have secured a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent) in all their public examinations starting with the secondary level. Work experience in industry or academics, though not mandatory, will be given due credit in the selection process.
  • Those who are appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year may also apply. However, their admission to the programme will be provisional subject to their successful completion of all requirements for obtaining the relevant degree before 30th June 2024.
  • Age Limit : A candidate must not be more than 55 years of age as on 30th June, 2024.


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online only through the official website https://iimranchi.ac.in/
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill the online application as no changes will be permitted after clicking on the 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. 2000/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD(DAP) Candidates : Rs. 1000/-
  • Mode of Payment : Online through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking


Selection Process

  • Candidates who fulfil the above eligibility criteria stated above are required to take
  • Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have qualified in GATE, GRE, GMAT and NET-JRF (UGC/CSIR) examinations can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. Scores of any of these examinations including CAT taken during the last two years (i.e., on 1st July, 2021 or after) will be considered valid for the admission in Ph.D. Candidates who have already obtained a one/two year full-time classroom-based Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or in any specialized area of management (e.g., PGD in HRM, Agri-Business Management etc.) from any of the IIMs with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale or equivalent in last four years preceding 30th June, 2024 are exempted from this requirement, and can apply directly through the prescribed Application Form.
  • The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called for a seminar and personal interview for final selection in April/May 2024 and the successful candidates will receive an admission offer by the end of May 2024.


Financial and Other Supports


  • IIM Ranchi has excellent facilities in library, computing and faculty resources.
  • IIM Ranchi provides comprehensive financial and other support to the Ph.D. students as indicated below:
    • Financial Support for 4 years.
    • Tuition Waiver for the entire program.
    • Rent free accommodation for bachelor and married single students on campus.
    • Stipend of Rs 35000 per month for the first two years. After qualifying the Comprehensive examinations at the end of the second year, the monthly stipend will be raised to Rs. 40000 per month for the remaining period.
    • Contingency allowance of Rs. 100000/- spread over 4 years for the purchase of books, stationary, printer, pen drives, computer tablet, internal/external hard disks, security software, operating software, field visits.
    • Rs. 50000/- in the first year/ second year for the purchase of computer and software and other peripherals.
    • Financial Support in presenting papers in 4 Domestic and 1 International Conference, conference grant in first four years.
  • The Ph.D. participants have to pay for all consumables which includes stationery, utility charges in hostels, boarding charges etc.


For more details and apply, please visit the official website