Doctoral Program - Application Process

The Doctoral Program of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta invites applications from candidates with proven academic backgrounds, who have the intellect, interest, and ingenuity to pursue doctoral studies in management sciences and related disciplines. Applicants must possess the ability, motivation, and discipline to sustain themselves in a rigorous doctoral program for four-to-five years.

Eligibility

An applicant of the Doctoral Programme is required to have:

EITHER

First Class Master's or Post graduate diploma (2 years) in any discipline and a three-year Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks in the aggregate;

OR

CA with minimum 50% marks or CS/CMA with minimum 55% marks, with B.com degree;

OR

B.Tech/4 year’s degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent.

Non-engineering candidates who have undergone 10+2+5 years will be considered eligible to apply for the Doctoral Programme. CMA (USA) candidates are also eligible to apply for the Doctoral Programme.

In addition, applicant must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in either the Secondary or the Higher Secondary Examination of a Board (or equivalent).

A final-year student appearing for the Bachelor's degree examination in Engineering or Master's degree examination in any discipline can also apply. Such a candidate, if selected, will be provisionally admitted provided (s) he completes all requirements for obtaining the degree before 30th June 2022. Admission of the candidate will remain provisional until (s) he produces mark sheets proving that (s) he satisfies the eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the final year degree mark sheets is 31st December 2022.

Reservation

60% of the seats in the programme are reserved for applicants belonging to the reserved categories (including EWS).

Admission Tests

An applicant can apply to at most two areas of specialization. (S)he needs to have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2021 OR, depending on chosen specialization(s), alternative test(s) in lieu of the CAT as specified in the following table. The test score(s) should be valid on 28th January 2022.

Candidates should get their GMAT scores officially reported to the Institute using the code: 9CP-HT-94.

Candidates should get their GRE scores officially reported to the Institute using the code: 7496.

"Validity of Score (other than CAT), Two years from the date of test and should be valid on the deadline of submission of the application form".

Area of SpecializationTest(s) in lieu of CAT
Economics GMAT / GRE / UGC-NET in Economics
Finance & Control GMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Commerce / Economics / Management
Human Resource Management GMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Economics / Management / Law / Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management / Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / Psychology / Sociology
Management Information Systems GMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in any discipline
Marketing GMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Economics / Psychology / Sociology / Anthropology / Management
Operations Management GMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Management / Mathematical Sciences
Organizational Behavior GMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Psychology / Sociology / Anthropology / Public Administration / Social Work / Management / Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management
Public Policy and Management GRE / GATE in Architecture and Planning / UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Education / Environmental Science / Geography / History / International and Area Studies / Law / Management / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Social Work / Sociology
Regional Development GRE / UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Geography / Population Studies / Public Administration / Sociology
Sociology UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Political Science / Sociology
Strategic Management GMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Anthropology / Commerce / Defence and Strategic Studies / Economics / Environmental Science / Geography / History / Law / Management / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Sociology

 

Exemptions

A MBA/PGDM (two years full time) holder of any of the IIMs with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.00/9.00 and above (or equivalent) does not need to take any Admission Test. (S)he can apply directly using the DP Online Application Process. (S)he has to pay the application fee, and meet the application deadline. After submission of the application forms, the selection procedure followed for such a candidate will be identical to that of all other candidates.