IIM PhD Program

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IIM PhD Program

  • IIM Udaipur offers Ph.D. in the following areas:
    • Decision Sciences
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • The IIM PhD Program is IIM Udaipur's doctoral level program designed for students with strong academic credentials who aspire to undertake demanding original research. Students earning a PhD in management from IIM Udaipur will be well-equipped for a calling in the academia, especially with the increasing focus on continued research throughout the career.
  • IIM PhD Program generally has a duration of 5 years. Students first complete rigorous coursework covering foundational subjects, methods and advanced courses in the area of specialization. The courses for PhD students are exclusively designed and are completely separate from the MBA curriculum. During this time, students gain experience and mastery in a range of research skills, approaches, subject area and methods.
  • After completing a comprehensive examination in their chosen area, students work on their doctoral dissertations, undertaking original research designed to make a significant scholarly contribution in their field.
  • PhD students at IIMU receive a full fellowship that covers the cost of tuition, accommodations, other program expenses and a stipend for a living allowance.

IIMU's PhD Program Course Structure
TimeTerm ITerm IITerm IIISummer
  • Year 1 coursework
  • First Year Research Project (FYRP)
Evaluation of FYRP
  • Year 2 coursework
  • Second Year Research Project (SYRP)
Comprehensive Exam (CE):
  • Part A (written)
  • Part B (Evaluation of SYRP)
  • Candidate nominates TAC Chair and forms TAC
  • Candidate starts TA work after passing CE
  • Proposal Defense
  • Annual Review by TAC
  • Ongoing Thesis Work
  • Annual Review by TAC
  • Thesis submission and Thesis Defense
  • AnnualSignoff on Thesis by TAC
  • Final Thesis Submission

At the end of year one, the students of IIM PhD program are required to do a research practicum/independent study. This research practicum has to be done with a faculty member in the student's area.

If a student fails in the independent study he/she will be asked to discontinue at the end of the first year.

The comprehensive exam would be focused on area-specific courses/topics delivered in both year one and year two.

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