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IIM Indore Announces Executive PhD Admission 2021 for Working Professionals

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Indore, 23 December 2020: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, an Institute of National Importance, has announced Admission for Executive Fellow in Management (EFPM) 2021, leading to a PhD.   Executive FPM is suitable for working Professionals who have strong academic background, preferably with professional experience, and intellectual curiosity for scholarship in management.

Research Areas:

The institute presently offers EFPM in the following areas of specialization:



Finance & Accounting

Information Systems (Information Systems Management, Emerging technologies, and Data Science / Analytics)

Marketing Management

Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques (Operations Management, Operations Research, Statistics and Mathematics)

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Strategic Management (Strategic Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship)

Key Dates: The last date for submission of online application is 17 February 2021.

Eligibility (Work Experience and Academic):

Candidates must have a Minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation as on the application deadline date (i.e. February 17, 2021) and also fulfil the requirement of the academic eligibility as mentioned below:

Master’s degree in any discipline with at least 60 percent aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.


Postgraduate Diploma (2 years) with at least 60 percent aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.


Professional qualifications CA, ICWA, CS (with at least 50 percent aggregate marks) along with a B.Com/ Degree (with at least 60 percent aggregate marks).


A five year integrated Master’s degree program in any discipline, with at least 60 percent aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.


First Class/ equivalent Bachelor’s degree (4 year/8 semesters) with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent.


In addition to the above academic eligibility, minimum 60 percent marks in Secondary (Class X) and minimum 55 percent marks in Senior Secondary (Class XII) is required.

Acceptable Standard Test Scores:

Candidates require a standard test score, from any one of the acceptable tests (test taken in the calendar year 2016 onwards only will be considered) for the area(s) of specialization they are applying to, as shown in the following table.

Area of Specialization     Acceptable Standard Test Score(s)

Communication                CAT/GRE/JRF/RAT*

Economics           CAT/ GRE/GMAT/JRF/RAT*

Financial and Accounting              CAT/ GMAT/JRF/RAT*

Information and Systems             CAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE/RAT*

Marketing Management              CAT/ GATE/GRE/GMAT/RAT*

Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques CAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE / JRF/RAT*

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management    CAT/ GMAT/GRE/ JRF/RAT*

Strategic Management  CAT/ GRE/GMAT/RAT*

Research Aptitude Test (RAT)*– In the event of not having a standard test score, candidate may apply based on the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) of IIM Indore which will be conducted on Saturday March 14, 2021.

Research Aptitude Test (RAT) will test candidates on quantitative ability, verbal ability and research aptitude.

Total Fee for the Programme: The total fee for the course is Rs. 9,80,000/-(Rs. Nine Lakh Eighty Thousand only), as applicable at the time of admission payable in the following manner:

Acceptance fee Rs.80,000/-(Rs. Eighty Thousand only) non-refundable payable before commencement of the programme in the academic year into which he/she is selected for admission.

The balance Rs. 9,00,000/- (Nine Lakhs only) must be deposited in four instalments.

For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the official website of IIM Indore.

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