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IIM Ranchi Announces Executive PhD Admission 2021 for Working Professionals

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Ranchi, 15 January 2021: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi, an Institute of National Importance, has invited applications for Executive PhD programmes – 2021.  The Executive PhD programme of IIM Ranchi is for the individuals with work experience and it is designed to meet the requirements of the employer organization, and at the same time engaging the participants in learning and research at IIM Ranchi.

Coursework in Executive PhD

The coursework in Executive PhD will have 6 terms of 9 days duration (generally, SATURDAY to next SUNDAY) each.

5 terms will be compulsory research focused term, whereas the 6th term may be an optional teaching-focused term.

Term 1-4 will have 2 full-credit doctoral courses each. Thee will be two compulsory courses in each of the first two terms.

Philosophy of Social Science Research.

Research Design.

Quantitative Research Methods.

Qualitative Research Methods.

Term 3 will have two area depth courses while term 4 will have one area depth course and one breadth course (a full-credit doctoral course from a relevant other area).

In Term 5 & 6 there will be workshops.

List of Subjects where PhD Admission

Accounting & Finance


General Management (includes Business Communication, Business Ethics)

Information Systems & Business Analytics

Marketing Management

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Operations Management

Strategic Management

Key Dates:  The closing date for submission of application is 24 March 2021.

Eligibility for Admission:

Candidate for the Executive PhD of the Institute should have minimum 5 years of work experience by 31st March of the target year of education.

Candidate for the programme must have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE, or any equivalent qualification from recognized foreign universities or institutions.

Master’s degree or Post Graduate Diploma or its equivalent in any discipline with first class.


B.Tech/ 4 Years Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent.


Any professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CS with a B.Com/ Degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.

Selection Process:

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of scores of standard tests, like, i) CAT OR ii) GATE OR iii) NET-JRF OR iv) GMAT OR v) GRE. Validity of the test scores for CAT, GATE, and NET-JRF will be 2 years (i.e. on 1st July 2019 or after), whereas that for GMAT and GRE will be 5 years (i.e. on 1st July 2016 or after).

The following categories of candidates are to be exempted from standard tests:

alumni of PGP programs of IIMs or accredited institutions (AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS) with CGPA 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent


Government employees with at least 10 years of administrative experience (central/state civil services/public sector banks/PSUs etc.)


corporate executives/consultants/NGO professionals with at least 10 years of managerial experience


management teachers with last qualification from a reputed institution and minimum 3 years of post-graduate level teaching experience

Based on the appropriate criteria, the list of candidates will be shortlisted for further processing and the shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview for final selection in April/May 2021.

Shortlisted candidates would be required to submit reference letters from two referees assessing the suitability of the candidate for the program. Referees may be superiors/clients/academicians having a chance to observe the candidate’s intellectual abilities, interest, and motivation.

For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of IIM Ranchi.


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