Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore announces Prof. N.S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (NSR Pre-doc) 2023, Apply now


IIMB Prof. N.S Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2023  – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore invites application for Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship with various disciplinary areas for the session 2023.


IIMB Prof. N.S Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2023


Area of Specialization

The 2023-24 N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is available in the following disciplinary areas within management scholarship and research:

  • Decision Sciences
  • Economics & Social Sciences
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
  • Public Policy
  • Strategy


Duration of the Program

  • The Program duration is 12 months (April 2023 through March 2024).


Important Dates

  • Application Window : November 07, 2022, to January 31, 2023 (5:00 p.m.IST)
  • Interviews : March 09,10 & 11 2023*
  • Interview Centre : Bengaluru
  • Offers : March 3rd Week 2023*
  • Offer acceptance – Last date : March 4th Week 2023*
  • Registration : 17th April 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • A Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a master’s degree) or a 5-year Integrated Master’s Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline, with a minimum of 60 percent* marks in the Bachelor’s as well as the Master’s degrees. (OR)
  • A professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50 percent* marks. (OR)
  • A 4-year/8-semesters bachelor’s degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 60 percent* marks.
  • The applicants holding Doctoral degree or pursuing Doctoral programme are not eligible to apply.


Application Process

  • The online application form for admission to NSR-Predoc 2023, is available at
  • The deadline for submission of fully completed applications is January 31st, 2023 (5:00 p.m.). Please note that candidates can apply to a maximum of two disciplinary areas of specialization.


Application Fee

  • Application fee (non-refundable) : Rs. 500/-
  • Mode of Payment : Through Online mode


Selection Process

  • Selection to the programme will be done in two stages:
  • Applications will be evaluated, and a shortlist will be prepared of candidates to be called for personal interview.
  • The final offer of fellowship will be made based on the evaluation of the application and the candidate’s performance in the personal interview.


Monthly Stipend and other financial support

  • Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 30,000 besides full tuition waiver for any coursework during the program.
  • The fellows will also receive a house rent allowance as per prevailing institute norms (currently Rs.15,000 per month).
  • The fellows will be provided with a one-time contingency grant (that can be used for academic purposes approved by the faculty mentor and the N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral faculty committee) as per prevailing institute norms (currently, Rs. 25,000 per academic year).
  • Fellows can avail Rs. 25,000 Laptop Grant toward purchase of a laptop.
  • Cubicle space with computer provided by the Institute. 


For more details and apply please visit the official website


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