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IIM Bangalore releases PhD Admission notification 2020

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Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has released PhD Admission notification for 2020. IIM Bangalore’s PhD a rigorous research programme in various areas of business management and public policy.

Key Dates:  The Application Window has opened from 12 September 2019 to 13 January 2020 ( 05:00 PM  ). The IIM Bangalore Test will be held on Sunday   (02 February 2020)  – (Test centres – Bangalore, Delhi).

Duration of the Programme: Students are expected to complete the doctoral programme within 5 years of registering for the programme.

PhD Programs in Specializations:

Decision Sciences

Economics & Social Sciences


Finance & Accounting

Information Systems


Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management

Production & Operations Management

Public Policy



Candidates should have

A Master’s Degree (bachelor’s degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a master’s degree ) or a 5 year Integrated Master’s Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline, with at least 55*# percent marks in the bachelor’s as well in the master’s degrees.


A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50*# percent marks


A 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor’s degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks.

Test Scores

Candidates require a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests to the area(s)

of specialization they are applying to, as shown in the following table.

Area of Specialization Acceptable Test Scores

Decision Sciences – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET), IIMB Test

Economics & Social Sciences – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, IIMB Test

Entrepreneurship – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, IIMB Test

Finance & Accounting – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET)

Information Systems – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, IIMB Test, JRF (NET)

Marketing – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, IIMB Test

Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET)

Production & Operations Management – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET), IIMB Test

Public Policy – GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET), IIMB Test

Strategy – GMAT, GRE, CAT, IIMB Test

Except for those opting for IIM Bangalore Test, all other candidates should mandatorily provide the test score, which should be valid as on January 13, 2020, while submitting the application.

Financial Support:  There is no tuition fee for PhD students. Additionally, they will receive a stipend of Rs 35,000 per month for up to five years to cover their living expenses. The stipend is conditional on satisfactory progress during the programme.

How to Apply: The application form for admission to Doctoral Programme 2020, will be available at http://iimberpsrv.iimb.ernet.in/prod/sfonlapp.home#.

The deadline for submission of fully completed applications is January 13, 2020 (5:00 p.m.).

For exact details on eligibility conditions, how to apply and other detail, the candidates should refer the official website of IIM Bangalore.


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