IIM Rohtak | Ph.D. Programme Overview

IIM Rohtak

Doctoral Program in Management (DPM/ Ph.D. in Management)

IIM Rohtak’s DPM aims at excelling in the interdisciplinary research globally and is deeply committed to foster fundamental, applied, and policy oriented research. It is open to work with partners from academia, industry and government in fulfilling its goal of excellence. The DPM programme is in line with the vision of the institute to be a global leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in management and to be India’s future global learning center like the ancient Nalanda was.

Specialization/ Areas (6 Areas)

  • Economics& Public Policy
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing & Strategic Management
  • Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques


The candidates should have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Post-Graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA;
  • Qualifications of CA, ICWA or CS with at least 55% marks + 18 months experience.
  • Professional qualifications such as MBBS, LLB and similar qualifications with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA + 18 months experience.
  • 4-years/ 8 Semesters Bachelor’s degree, with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks + 18 months experience.
  • Five years Integrated Master’s Degree program in any discipline, with at least 55% marks

Test Scores

Economics& Public PolicyCAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Finance & AccountingCAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Human Resources Management and Organizational BehaviourCAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Management Information SystemsCAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Marketing & Strategic ManagementCAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Operations Management & Quantitative TechniquesCAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*

*For Example relevant subject for respective areas are: Commerce, Computer and applications, Economics, Labour welfare and personal relation, Mass communication and journalism, Mathematical sciences, Management, Political science, Psychology, Public administration, Tourism and travel management.

**Candidates possessing PGDM of IIMs with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent will be eligible for applying directly.

*** Non-Resident Indians, persons of Indian origin and other foreign citizens should have a valid GMAT/GRE score of not older than five years from the closing date of application.

Candidates with 2 years of academic experience and master degree or candidate with M.Phil. or Candidates with Master Degree with thesis in the relevant disciplines may directly appear for Research Aptitude Test (RAT) to be conducted by IIM Rohtak for shortlisting. 

Admission Process

Stage 1. Apply online

Stage 2: Shortlisting of the candidates based on their profiles and scores

Stage 3. Candidates will be invited for Evaluation/ Personal Interview at IIM Rohtak.

Financial Support:

Candidates selected for the full time Doctoral Programme are given a financial support which covers their research requirements and modest living.

  • Stipend
Year/ StageStipend Amount (in Rupees) per month
Course work (1st and 2nd year)30000
Thesis Word (3rd and 4th year)35000
Thesis Proposal Approval by the Thesis Advisory Committee35000  

In addition to this, a merit Fellowship (subject to satisfactory performance) of Rs. 10,000 per month in the second year and Rs. 15,000 per month in the third and fourth years is given to the deserving participants.

  • Contingency Grant

All the participants will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 1, 85,000/-distributed across four years of the programme.

  • Conferences/Academic Exchange:

The participants will be provided potential financial support for attending national and international conferences as well as for academic exchange visits to partner institutions as per the institute norms.

Accommodation and Medical Facilities

IIM Rohtak’s DPM is a full time programme, hence, the participants are required to stay on the campus. Medical facilities are also available within the campus.

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