Core Courses are for specialization area. Research Methods and Foundation courses are compulsory for all students.
|Time||Core Courses||Research Methods||Foundation Courses|
|Year 1||Core I, II, III||Probability and Statistics, Econometric Methods||Behavioral Psychology, Microeconomics|
|Year 2||Core IV, V, VI||Game Theory-I/ Qualitative Research Methods||Management Theory, Research Philosophy|
|Year 3||Management Research Project, Development Workshop (DW) 1, DW 2, DW 3, DW 4 Management Teaching Practice, Proposal Work Begins|
|End of Year 3||Expected Proposal Defense (Earliest)|
|End of Year 4||Expected Dissertation Defense (Earliest)|
|End of Year 5||Expected Dissertation Defense (Latest)|
No electives are offered for Marketing and OM specializations.
At the end of the year-1, the students of IIM PhD program at the Institute are required to do a research practicum/independent study, Such research practicum has to be done with a faculty member in the student's area.
If a student fail in the independent study can result in the student being asked to discontinue at the end of first year.
Comprehensive exam would be focused and would include in depth area specific courses/topics delivered both in Year 1 and Year 2.