PhD Admission


  1. The department of Management Studies has a full-fledged PhD programme in Management. With its liberal multidisciplinary approach, the department provides excellent ambience for research amidst the world class infrastructure at IIT Delhi. The research areas are broadly classified into the following areas: Economics; Finance & Accounting; Information Technology & Systems; Marketing; Operations, and Supply Chain Management; and Strategy, and Technology Management.

    Specific research and teaching interests of the department include:
    Global strategy & strategic alliance; Knowledge management; Flexible systems Management & planning of service systems; Technology Management; Systems approach to waste management & productivity; Business forecasting; Strategic business management; Managerial economics International economics; Economic feasibility & Techno economic analysis; Productivity & efficiency analysis; Business ethics & Innovation; R & D management; Intellectual Property Rights; Financial analysis & control; Corporate Finance; International Financial Management Derivatives; Mergers & Acquisition; Risk management; Financial analytics; Financial management of manufacturing & service sectors; Marketing management; Industrial and Hi-Tech marketing; International marketing; Industrial marketing & service marketing management; Strategic marketing; Market research; Consumer behavior; Customer Relationship Management; E-Marketing; Human resource management; Organization management; Organization behavior & Development; Leadership; Entrepreneurship management; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Logistics & Supply chain management; Operations Research; Manufacturing systems management; Project management; Product management; Enterprise resource planning; Total Quality Management; JIT operations; Business Process Re-engineering; Management of IT; System analysis & computer applications; Management Information system & Decision Support System; Business Analytics; E-Commerce; E-Governance; Information Communication Technology & Development; Social Media; Telecom Management.
  2. You may like to visit the webpages of the faculty members (here) to learn more about the ongoing research.
  3. Foreign Nationals: Foreign nationals are requested to refer here or http://www.iitd.ac.in/content/foreign-nationals for details. Please feel free to contact for further details:

    Dr. Vivek Raman
    Deputy Registrar (PGS & R)
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    HauzKhas, New Delhi-110 016, INDIA
    Tel:+91-11-2659 1737 (O)
    Email: drpgsr@admin.iitd.ac.in

  4. Admission: The call for applications shall appear in second week of October / March every year. Please refer the IIT Delhi website periodically. An advertisement will appear in the Employment News as well. The department offers PhD programme in two streams: full time and part-time.
  5. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants are requested to check the eligibility criteria published in the latest Information Brochure given in the IIT Delhi website. IIT Delhi Home page - Admission - PG Admission.
  6.           As per the IIT Delhi norms, the applicants are expected to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

    Qualifying Degree

    Minimum performance in the Qualifying degree

    Qualification through national level exam requirements

    General/ OBC (Non-creamy)

    SC/ST/PH category

    General/ OBC (Non-creamy)

    SC/ST/PH

    M.Tech./M.E./M.D or equivalent

    60% marks or 6.75 GPA on a 10-point scale

    55% marks or 6.25 GPA on a 10-point scale

    Nil

    Nil

    M.Sc./MBA/M.A./ MBBS or equivalent

    60% marks or 6.75 GPA on a 10-point scale

    55% marks or 6.25 GPA on a 10-point scale

    GATE score >=300 or qualifying or equivalent score whichever is higher.
    CSIR/UGC NET /ICAR/ICMR/DST fellowship.

    (GATE Score >=200 for SC/ST/PH)

    B.E or B.Tech equivalent

    70% marks or 7.5 GPA on a 10-point scale

    70% marks or 7.5 GPA on a 10-point scale

    Qualified CSIR/UGC NET (Lectureship or JRF)/ICAR/ICMR/DST ISPIRE fellowship.

    Note: This information is extracted from the Information Brochure IInd Semester 2014-2015. Please see the respective brochure for each admission cycle.

  7. Part-time candidates- Only employees of Public Sector Undertakings or Government Departments or Research and Development Organizations or Private Industries (approved by Faculty Boards) are eligible for admission to these programmes. Minimum qualification for these candidates is the same as for full-time candidates except that the requirement of qualifying in a national examination is waived off.
  8. Sponsored (full-time) candidates seeking admission to a Ph.D programme on the basis of study leave, must submit a “Sponsorship Certificate” on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly stating the following: For the period of his/her studies in the programme, the candidate would be treated as on duty with usual salary and allowances, and  That he/she will be fully relieved and granted study leave for a minimum period of 3 years ( 2years for M.Tech. and equivalent degree holders). You are required to submit a “No Objection Certificate” on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly stating the following: The candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis; That his/her official duties permit him/her to devote sufficient time for research; Facilities for research in the candidate’s field of research are available at the candidate’s place of work; and he/she will be fully relieved from duty and permitted to reside at the Institute for the period required residency (This is not a requirement for candidates who are working in NCR or in organizations located within a distance of 50 KMs from the Institute).
  9. Short listing Criteria: After receipt of the applications, the department shall apply additional criteria, also called as short listing criteria to select candidates to be called for a written test and personal interview at the department. These criteria are likely to change in every cycle and shall be published in the department website. The short listing criteria shall be published in the department website, at least two weeks before the interview date. Please see the short listing criteria used in the last cycle, July 2015, below.
  10. General & OBC Categories
    For all candidates: 65% marks in postgraduate (PG) (or equivalent grade scores).
    For part-time and full-time sponsored candidates: A mandatory minimum experience of 8 years as on date of application.
    For full Time with assistantship: A GATE score >= 300 or Fellowship from any one of the following national exams: UGC (Lectureship or Research Fellowship), CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST and INSPIRE. This is not required for those having:  i) M.Tech/ ME degrees, or ii) MBA degree where admission was through JMET.

    SC/ST/PH Categories
    For all candidates: 60% marks in postgraduate (PG) or an equivalent grade score.
    For part-time and full-time sponsored candidates: A mandatory minimum experience of 8 years as on date of application.
    For Full Time with assistantship:A GATE score >= 200 or Fellowship from any one of the following national exams: UGC (Lectureship or Research Fellowship), CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST, and INSPIRE. This is not required for those having:  i) M.Tech/ ME degrees, ii) MBA degree where admission was through JMET.

  11. Written test & Personal Interview: The written test and personal interview shall be done on the same day. Both the test and interview will examine the candidates' communication skills - oral & written, academic disposition, aptitude for management research and research co-curricular activities. The test shall be for sixty minutes and of descriptive questions. Please do not ask for previous year exam papers as they could be completely different in every cycle.
  12. Results: The list of provisionally selected candidates shall be displayed in the department notice on the same day of the interview. The same information shall be uploaded in the department website the next day. 
  13. Programme Structure:The doctoral programme broadly consists of the following stages:
    • Completion of Coursework Requirement - You are expected to complete certain number of credits / advanced level courses (Students with MTech / MBA / MPhil / Equivalent - 9 Credits; Students with BTech / Other Master's Degree - 18 credits) related to your area of research.A course of one credit means fourteen hours of classes, with one hour per week. Normally courses are of three credits. Your thesis supervisor shall advise the same.
    • Comprehensive Written & Oral Exam - After completion of course work, you will need to clear comprehensive written & oral exam to undertake independent research.
    • Presentation of Research Proposal - Presentation shall be done in front of a committee and the institute.
    • Research work - Undertaking of research work as proposed.
    • Presentation &Submission of Synopsis -Post research work, you will present the findings / contributions in front of a committee and the institute.
    • Final Submission of the thesis - Submission of hardcopy of the thesis for internal and external evaluation.
    • Thesis Defense - Open defense of thesis in front of the external examiner and the institute. 
    • The presentation of research proposal should be completed within 18 months and 24 months from the date of registration for full-time and part-time doctoral students respectively.
  14. The student is allowed to submit his/her thesis when two articles are published in peer-reviewed journals (or accepted for publication in journal). The student is required to do original work and contribute to the body of knowledge in his/her respective area. The thesis submitted will be evaluated by two examiners (one within India and other outside India). Favorable comments and approvals from the examiners are mandatory for the students to defend his/her thesis publicly. 
  15. Programme Duration: The duration of the programme is 4 years with an option of finishing in 3 years. The maximum duration of the programme is 7 years.
  16. Financial Aid: The full-time doctoral students will receive a financial aid as below. The students are required to do academic duty for 8 hours per week (excluding their research work) as a Teaching Assistant (TA).  TAs will be assisting the faculties in developing the course content, taking tutorial and grading. Fellowship is extended for the fifth year, only on the basis of case to case basis and review of the work. Students will be provided financial support for attending national and international conferences as per the institute norms. 
    Period of Assistantship
    (With B.E./B.Tech/M.Sc / M.Techor equivalent qualification)
    Assistantship Amount
    First 2 years of registration INR 25000 / Month
    Next 2 years of registration INR 28000 / Month
     
  17. Classes: The classes shall be held as per the schedules announced by the department. The classes are held only in weekdays, Mon-Fri. and are conducted during the day and in the evening. There is no concession / exemption of part -time students from attending the classes. You may need to attend the classes during the day. If a course is of one credit, then you will have fourteen weeks of classes, with one hour class / week. The fourteen weeks shall be spread across the semester. The time table in terms of classes and exams are uniform for the MBA, PhD and UG programmes.
  18. Fee: Please refer the Information Brochure for details on the fees. In July 2015 cycle, the semester fee was INR 17835for General/OBC/PH and INR 12835 for SC/ST. The mess fees are extra.  
  19. Other details:
Information Brochure: IIT Delhi Home page - Admission - PG Admission (click here).
Administration / Hostel during interview / Online application related problems:
Dr. Vivek Raman, Deputy Registrar (Post Graduate Studies & Research), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, INDIA, Tel:+91-11-2659 1737 (O), Email:drpgsr@admin.iitd.ac.in (click here)
Other information: shvetasingh@dms.iitd.ac.in

Version: August 2015.
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Prepared by Dr. Smita Kashiramka (PhD Coordinator), assisted by Ms. Dhanya.