PhD at IIM Kozhikode

PhD at IIM Kozhikode | Programme Overview

PhD at IIM Kozhikode | Established in 1997,  the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is situated on two hillocks in the Kunnamangalam Area of the ancient city of Calicut in Kerala. It is truly living up to its motto of ‘Globalizing Indian Thought‘.

Ph.D. Program Overview

The Institute started its Fellow (Doctoral) Programme in Management in 2007 to complete a full range of educational services expected from an Institution of higher learning. This programme provides rigorous, world-class, inter-disciplinary training in all areas of business management to equip students with the ability to conduct cutting-edge research of international standard.

Our DPM graduates are crucial sources for management researchers and faculty resources of top quality for academic institutions, industry, business, government, and society.

Specialization/ Areas (7 Areas)

  • Economics
  • Finance, Accounting & Control
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources
  • Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Eligibility for PhD at IIM Kozhikode

One of the following qualifications is required as basic eligibility:

  1. Master’s or Post Graduate Diploma (2 yrs) with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  2. Professional qualifications of CA, ICWA, and CS with B Com/Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent.
  3. B Tech/ 4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent (for Marketing Management Area minimum 3 years relevant experience is required for applying)

Test Scores for PhD at IIM Kozhikode

Areas Scores
Economics CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC NET, IIMB Test
Finance, Accounting & Control CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF#, GATE, IIMB Test (UGC-JRF in Management, Economics, and Commerce only are considered)
Information Systems CAT,GATE, GMAT,GRE, IIMB Test
Marketing Management CAT, UGC JRF, GMAT, and GRE
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, IIMB Test
Quantitative Methods & Operations Management CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC/CSIR JRF, GATE, IIMB Test
Strategic Management CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, GATE, IIMB Test

Admission Process for PhD at IIM Kozhikode

Stage 1. Apply online

Stage 2: Respective areas will shortlisting the candidates based on their profiles and scores

Stage 3. Candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview (and written tests for certain areas) at IIM Kozhikode.

Financial Support for PhD at IIM Kozhikode

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Stipend
Year/ Stage Stipend Amount (in Rupees) per month
Course work (1st and 2nd year) 35000
After clearing the comprehensive exam 37500
Thesis Proposal Approval by the Thesis Advisory Committee 40000  
  • additional financial support is available through the following

Year Amount Purpose
Contingency grant (1-4 years)    Rs. 120000 purchasing hardware, software, books, and for meeting photocopying expenses.
  • Support to attend International Conference/Workshop

    • National Conference grants of up to Rs. 20,000
    • International Conferences, the Institute subsidizes expenses subject to a ceiling of Rs. 175000

*a lot is dependent on the performance of the candidate.


  • Free boarding and lodging on campus (FPM Hostel).
  • Limited accommodation for married participants may be available on the campus on a payment basis

For details visit IIMK

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