PhD at IIM Sambalpur

PhD at IIM Sambalpur | Programme Overview

PhD at IIM Sambalpur | Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur, an Institute of national importance aims at imparting management education through an unconventional and novel approach. The growth of businesses depends on the application of the paradigm of knowledge which always demands innovation and creativity. Its vision is to be an Institute par Excellence in nurturing Responsible Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

About Ph.D. Program (PhD at IIM Sambalpur)

IIM Sambalpur is commencing its second batch of the doctoral program leading to the “Doctorate of Philosophy” (PhD) degree, in the academic year 2020-21. This Ph.D. Program of IIM Sambalpur recognizes the importance of research and embodies commitment towards a world-class management research Institute and preparing individuals for faculty positions at leading universities across the globe. 


  • Four years and extended up to 6 years subject to permission.
  • Candidates having a one/two/three-year full-time classroom-based PGDM/PGP from any of the IIMs or MBA from IITs / FMS Delhi / XLRI / NITIE or MBA /PGDM from reputed institutions or universities carrying International accreditation (EFMD / AACSB / AMBA) would be exempted from the first-year course work.


1. Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
2. Finance & Accounting Management
3. Production and Operation Management
4. Economics
5. Policy & Strategic Management
6. Information System Management
7. Marketing Management



Candidates applying for the PhD program are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT)


a standard test in lieu of CAT such as GRE/GATE/GMAT/JRF (UGC/CSIR)

Selection will be based on Test Score, Personal Interview, Academic Qualifications, Relevant work experience, Research Aptitude, Publications, and Reference letters.



The candidate must hold

1. Master’s Degree (i.e. Bachelor’s Degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a Master’s Degree) or Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in any discipline or Integrated (Dual) Degree from IITs/IIMs/Other reputed Universities, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average in the Bachelor’s as well as 60% in the Master’s Degree.


2. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with B. Com Degree, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average in the professional degree as well as in the B. Com Degree.


3. A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc Engineering/B. Arch) with at least 6.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or equivalent percent marks.



  • All academic expenses including tuition, computer, library, medical insurance, placement, and alumni fees.
  • Stipend:
Year/ Stage Subsistence Allowance
1st year/Slab A 35000
2nd year/Slab B 40000
3rd year 40000
4th year 40000
  • HRA Allowance for bachelor accommodation/ maybe for married accommodation

 For further details please visit the IIM Sambalpur Website

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