We encourage young bright students with an academic bent of mind to apply for the programme. We look for students who have brilliance and have technical competence instantiated through good past academic performance.

We prefer that applicants broadly have a research interest. Though it is not mandatory to enter the programme with a ‘pre-formed’ research idea, an ability to articulate a research question is encouraged. Applicants would also find it useful to familiarize themselves with the research and academic work of faculty in the area that he/she is applying to. All research work of the faculty is reflected in their personal homepages.

Unlike research programmes in Indian Universities, at IIM Calcutta we encourage students from several disciplines to join in the research programme in ‘management’. We are in that sense inter-disciplinary.

Please go through the website that has details of the application process.

Ph.D. (Doctoral Programme) – Online Application for Admission-2023 is now open - click here to apply – the last date of the application is January 31st, 2023

Application Process

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