Core Courses are for the 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 year one, the students of IIM PhD program 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 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.