PhD at IIM Trichy

PhD at IIM Trichy | DPM Programme Overview

PhD at IIM Trichy | Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) is the eleventh IIM. “Knowledge is endless” is a motto that has strongly governed IIM Tiruchirappalli. IIMT holds strong values which it imparts to its students, primary amongst which is an unceasing desire to learn. It also firmly believes that the foundation of value creation lies in the path of continuous learning.


Research must be focused upon one particular research area

Imitate No One; Learn from Everyone | ft. Prof. PK Singh | Director IIM Trichy

Doctoral Program in Management for Ph.D. at IIM Trichy

The Doctoral Programme in Management is a full-time doctoral programme that offers students opportunities for research in different areas of Management. 

Areas/ Specialization (7 Areas) for Ph.D. at IIM Trichy



Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques

Information Systems and Analytics

Finance & Accounting

Tests for Ph.D. at IIM Trichy

Area Acceptable Test Scores
Strategy CAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)
Marketing CAT / GMAT / GRE
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management CAT / GMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Management, Labor Welfare-PMIR-HRM
Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques CAT/GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (Mathematical Sciences) / GATE (Mechanical/Production and Industrial/Computer Science)
Information Systems and Analytics CAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)
Finance and Accounting CAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent to apply for IIMT’s Doctoral Program in Management:

  1.     A Master’s Degree in any discipline securing at least 60 percent marks (or equivalent) or a 2-year post-graduate diploma securing at least 60 percent marks (or equivalent), in addition to a Bachelors’ degree/equivalent with at least 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education.
  2.    Five-year / four-year Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in any discipline, with at least 60% marks or equivalent.
  3.     A professional qualification like CA / ICWA / CS (with at least 50 percent aggregate marks) along with  Bachelor’s degree (with at least 60 percent marks).
  4.     A 4-year / 8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 CGPA.


Stage 1

-Submission of application

-The candidate can apply to a maximum of two areas.

Stage 2

  1. Research Aptitude Examination (necessary for some areas)
  2. Area Interview (necessary for all areas)

Stage 3

All shortlisted candidates after stage 2 will appear for a personal interview with the Doctoral Program Committee.

Financial Assistance for Ph.D. at IIM Trichy

  • A full tuition fee and hostel expenses waiver.
  • Stipend
Year/ Stage Stipend Amount (in Rupees)
1st year 30000
2nd year 30000
3rd year 36000
4th year 36000
5th year (maximum) 36000 (after permission)

Financial Support Grants for Ph.D. at IIM Trichy

Year Amount Purpose
Startup Grant Rs. 50000 purchasing research work related to hardware and software
Conference Grant Rs. 2,00,000 For the national and international conference
Contingency Grant (annual, for the first 4 years)    Rs. 30000 purchase of hardware, software, books, databases, data collection expenses, conference expenses and any other items
Fieldwork Grant Rs. 50000 (Maximum) Field Research  


PhD Admission Interview Experience 2021

Research Story | ft. Prof. Sujeet K Sharma | Associate Prof. IIM Trichy


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