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IIM Kozhikode Announces PhD Admission 2021: Zero Tuition Fee, Fellowships @ Rs 35-40K Per Month

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Kozhikode, 21 November 2020: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has released PhD Admission Notification for 2021. The PhD Scholars are exempted from paying tuition and other related fees. Fellowship stipend  available for PhD Scholars.

Research Areas:

  • Economics
  • Finance, Accounting & Control
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources
  • Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Financial Support:  Would be given a stipend of Rs. 35,000/- per month for the first and second years, Rs. 37,500/ per month on successful completion of Comprehensive examination and Rs.40,000/- per month after successful presentation and defense of Thesis proposal.

Additional awards are given based on performance.

They are exempted from paying tuition and other related fees.


One of the following qualifications is required as basic eligibility:

Master’s Degree or Post Graduate Diploma (2 yrs) with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.

Professional qualifications of CA, ICWA and CS with B Com/Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent.

B Tech/4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent*

(* for c above additional minimum 3 years relevant experience is required for applying to Marketing Management Area)

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Persons-with-Disabilities will be given a 5% relaxation in the minimum marks requirement.

Those appearing for the final exams can also apply; but, their final selection will be subject to successful completion of the requirement by June 30, 2021. Their admission will be provisional till they produce the required certificates of qualification before December 2021.

Qualifying Examination

Except for those opting for IIM Bangalore Test, a candidate applying for Doctoral Programme of IIM Kozhikode should have a valid test score not older than three years as on January 25, 2021, from the date of application in any of the following tests.

Sl.No.    Area of Specialisation   Qualifying Tests*

  1. Economics CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC NET, IIMB Test
  2. Finance, Accounting and Control              CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF#, GATE, IIMB Test
  3. Information Systems CAT,GATE,GMAT,GRE, IIMB Test
  4. Marketing Management CAT, UGC JRF, GMAT and GRE
  5. Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, IIMB Test
  6. Quantitative Methods & Operations Management CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC/CSIR JRF, GATE, IIMB Test
  7. Strategic Management CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, GATE, IIMB Test

(# For the Finance, Accounting and Control area, UGC-JRF in Management, Economics and Commerce only are considered)

*Relaxation: Candidates holding PGDM (full-time 2 year program) of any of the IIMs or holding Executive PGDM from IIM Kozhikode are exempted from taking qualifying tests.

Key Dates & Application Fees:

Online application will open on – 25 November  2020

Last date for submission of Online Application is – 25 January  2021 ( 05:00 PM )

Candidates are required to apply online. They can apply to a maximum of two areas of specialization. An application fee of Rs.1000/- is required (Rs. 2000/- in case you are opting for IIMB Test), which has to be remitted online through the link provided with the application form.

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


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