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IIMU’s PhD program in Decision Sciences prioritizes the development of researchers oriented toward business applications research through a quantitative lens. The program aims to prepare students for careers in academia as well as in practice (government, non-profits, think tanks, or other organizations) that call for research and analytical capabilities. The PhD scholars will get training in various aspects of decision sciences with a primary focus on management applications, built upon three pillars of business school research – Information Systems, Statistics, and Operations Research. Areas of concentration may be chosen by scholars as per their preferences.
The vast experience of the faculty is available for the PhD scholars to draw from. Faculty expertise lies in areas including:
The PhD program’s faculties are active researchers with top-of-the-league journal publications in journals such as
Guided by the faculty, the scholars of the PhD program in Decision Sciences will get the opportunity to blend analytical and empirical models with their applications in various real-world management problems, which include conceptualizing, integrating, and studying:
If you are interested in applying to the PhD program in Decision Sciences at IIMU, we encourage you to go through the profiles of faculty affiliated to the department to understand their respective research areas to gauge an alignment with your own research interests.
“Embarking on my PhD journey at IIM Udaipur has been an incredible first experience. As a first-year newcomer, I am amazed by the opportunities, support, and resources this institution provides. The nurturing academic environment and the guidance from esteemed faculty members have been instrumental in shaping my research interests. The collaborative spirit among fellow scholars and the accessibility of cutting-edge facilities have set the stage for an exciting academic adventure. I'm thrilled to be part of a community that values innovation, diversity, and excellence in research.” - Ambikesh Pandey, PhD Student, Decision Sciences
“The young and enthusiastic faculty of this department with varied interests in statistical methodology and its applications across different domains is one of the primary highlights here. This department is dedicated to the development of its students. I can see good research opportunities here for people interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research.”- Debika Ghosh, PhD Student, Decision Sciences
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
A professional qualification (completed) such as CA (ICAI), ICWA, CS with a Bachelor's degree with at least 60 percent marks.
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 incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or (c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. The Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
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. According to IIM PhD criteria, with their initial application, they must submit a bonafide certificate (on the day of registration) signed by the head of their current department/institution indicating that they have completed all examinations/submissions required for obtaining the degree. No later than December 30th, of the year of application, they must submit the final mark sheets/certificates related to the completion of the degree indicating the minimum cut-off has been met.
Please note that a candidate can apply to only one area. In the case 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.
Along with the completed application form, the following documents are mandatory:
*Candidates in the final year of the program or awaiting their results can upload the Mark Sheet of the previous term(s)/semester/year.
Scanned copies of all academic mark sheets, certificates, qualifying examination score cards, category certificates, and research proposals must be uploaded, along with the online application form.
**There is no application fee for the PhD program.
For application-related queries please contact- email@example.com or Call- 0294-2477251
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
Screening of Applications:
After screening of all applicants, only shortlisted applicants shall be called upon in person for Research Aptitude Test and Personal Interview.
Breakdown of DS-RAT (Research Aptitude Test):
The Institute will further update in the due course of time.
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