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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.
IIM Udaipur offers Ph.D. in the following five areas:
IIM Udaipur’s PhD Program transforms Indian students into global scholars through three unique offerings:
Being uniquely known for its research focus, IIMU takes pride in having one of the most diverse and research-productive faculty members in the country. IIMU is ranked 4th in the country for high-quality research (UTD Ranking—which is the most relevant ranking to evaluate a PhD Program). By working closely with research-active faculty members, PhD students receive high-quality guidance—thereby enabling them to become well-grounded scholars.
fourth Rank in India for Research
The academic job market varies significantly from the MBA job market. MBA job placements are often determined by institute rankings, whereas PhD graduates are primarily evaluated based on the quality of their research publications and R&Rs. Distinguishing yourself as a PhD graduate hinges on your ability to publish in prestigious academic journals. Some IIMs excel in MBA rankings but fall behind IIMU in research output for top-tier management journals (UTD-24 and FT-50). We encourage prospective PhD candidates to assess IIMU's Research Ranking (4th in India) and the faculty's track record in publishing high-quality research in top-tier journals to make an informed decision about their PhD institution.
You will be guided in your PhD journey by outstanding faculty members who hold doctoral degrees from top research institutes in India and abroad. Faculty members at IIM Udaipur publish in leading management research journals (UTD-24 and FT-50 Journals which are the hallmarks of global scholarship in management), including Information Systems Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Organization Science, and Production and Operations Management. You will receive research guidance from some of the best minds in the country, who will help you to develop the capabilities necessary for publishing in such top-tier international journals. You will also be able to draw on the expertise of reputed faculty members from across the world, who engage in research collaborations with faculty members at IIM Udaipur.
Every month, PhD students and faculty are encouraged to present their ongoing research work to the entire research community of their respective areas (which includes faculty, PhD students, research assistants and teaching assistants) to receive constructive feedback. These seminars are a hallmark of an active research ecosystem that encourages faculty-student dialogue and peer-to-peer learning and continuous self-improvement of one’s research portfolio.
To learn more about area-specific faculty and research capabilities of IIMU, please visit our area-specific pages:
IIM Udaipur's doctoral program is designed for students who aspire to become globally acclaimed scholars in their field. At IIMU, we believe that giving students ample opportunities to network with global peers through international exposure would play a key role in transforming Indian students into global scholars.
IIMU encourages PhD students to attend international conferences/seminars to present their research papers. For this purpose, students will be eligible for a grant of INR 2,00,000 over a period of four years to attend international conferences/seminars (outside India) subject to the acceptance of their research papers. Students are also encouraged to seek visits in research-oriented schools abroad to conduct research while in the program. The student can use the international conference budget for such visit instead of presenting at conference. Students are typically guided in such a manner that they present at least one paper in an international conference before their dissertation. Attending leading international conferences from their field allows PhD students to gain a global perspective on cutting edge research theories and methods and also provides them networking opportunities with academic peers and experts.
Students are also eligible to receive an additional funding of INR 2,00,000 to attend another international conference if they co-author a paper with an IIMU faculty member which gets accepted at a FT50/ IIMU A* journal list during the tenure of their PhD program.
IIMU provides funding for up to two students each year, based on merit, to spend four months at a prestigious foreign university. Students work alongside an esteemed faculty member as their guide, engaging in research projects, seminars, and research center activities. The program covers travel expenses, living costs, actual medical insurance, and contingencies for the duration. This unique opportunity sets IIMU apart from other IIMs.
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