Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur announces Admission to PhD Program 2024, Apply Now


IIM Udaipur PhD Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur, an Institute of National Importance has invited applications for admission to Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Management for the academic session 2024. IIM Udaipur’s PhD Program is designed for students with strong academic credentials who aspire to become globally acclaimed scholars in their field. Students earning a PhD in management from IIM Udaipur will be well-equipped for a rewarding career in academia, enabled with the ability to undertake independent and impactful management research. Interested candidates can check the post below for more details on IIM Udaipur PhD Admission 2024


IIM Udaipur PhD Admission 2024


PhD Program Offered

  • IIM Udaipur offers Ph.D. in five areas. A candidate can apply to only one area out of the five areas mentioned below:
  • Decision Sciences
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Important Dates

  • Application begins on : November 10, 2023
  • Application closes on : February 9, 2024
  • Announcement of Shortlist : March 8, 2024
  • RAT/Interview Date (Tentative) : April 1 to 5, 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 60% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or
  • A professional qualification (completed) such as CA (ICAI), ICWA, CS with a Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 percent marks. or
  • A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree with equivalent of 75 percent marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed.
  • These criteria are higher than the minimum threshold suggested by UGC guidelines on “Minimum Standards for Ph.D. admissions” as of November 7th, 2022, to ensure consistency with the minimum eligibility criteria of pre-PhD qualifications for the role of Assistant Professor at IIMs.
  • The Master’s degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification required for IIM PhD eligibility should be: (a) from any of the Universities.
  • Final year candidates who have not yet completed their respective degrees (Bachelor’s or Master’s) by the date application is due are eligible to apply for IIM PhD program at IIM Udaipur and can receive provisional acceptance.
  • *Valid CAT/GMAT/GRE/NET-(JRF to be mentioned in application, if applicable/qualified) Economics/Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology/Management Scores are mandatory for the candidates applying for Marketing Area.
  • * Valid CAT/GMAT/GATE/GRE/NET-JRF in relevant discipline Scores are mandatory for the candidates applying for OBHRM Area.


Application Process

  • Candidates aspiring for admission to the programs may apply online or download application form from our website
  • The PhD application must be submitted online
  • Please note that a candidate can apply for only one area out of the four areas mentioned below Operations Management, Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management.
  • In cases where candidates submit multiple applications in more than one area, the application received on the latest date will be considered and the previous application/applications will be summarily rejected.


Selection Procedure

Operations Management

  • There shall be 2 stages in the selection process
  • Stage 1: Shortlisting
  • Stage 2: Exam and Interviews

Decision Sciences

  • There shall be 2 stages in the selection process for Decision Sciences Area:
  • Stage 1: Screening of Applications
  • Stage 2: Research Aptitude Test + Personal Interview


  • There shall be 4 stages in the selection process for the marketing area:
  • Round 1: Screening of Applications
  • Round 2: Written Analysis
  • Round 3: Virtual Personal Interviews
  • Round 4: Physical Personal Interviews

Finance and Accounting

  • The selection process will be a two-stage process.
  • In Stage 1, faculty members from the area (or a panel thereof) will make a shortlist of applicants found suitable for Stage 2 based on an assessment of the applicant’s academic performance, research/ work experience, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. Only the shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear in stage 2 of the process.
  • In Stage 2, faculty members (or a panel thereof) from the Area will judge the suitability of applicants through in-person interviews at IIMU Campus. In the interviews, the candidates will be evaluated on their research aptitude and domain knowledge, motivation and preparedness for the Ph.D. program, long-term career plans, and communication skills. The research aptitude might be evaluated based on research papers assigned by the panel to the candidates at least 7 days prior to the date of the interview.

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

  • There shall be 2 stages in the selection process:
  • Stage 1: Screening of Applications
  • Stage 2: Personal Interview + Statement of Purpose


Financial Support

  • There are no course fees for PhD students.
  • A generous five-year stipend: INR 30,000 per month in  the first year, with a 10% annual increment (up to a  maximum of five years).
  • Contingency grants, starting with INR 50,000 in the  first year and INR 25,000 annually from the second to  fifth years.
  • A one-time allowance of up to INR 50,000 is provided for a laptop/PC, with the option to use up to INR 25,000  from the first year’s stationery grant for this purpose.
  • Research grants of INR 150,000 are available for conducting thesis-related research.


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


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