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IIM Calcutta | Ph.D. Programme Overview

IIM Calcutta

Established in 1961 with the motto Jñānam Sarvahitāya Knowledge for the benefit of all, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry.

It’s popularly known as JOKA and it is a dream educational institute in India.  

About the Ph.D. Programme

The Doctoral Programme of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was started in 1971.

It is a full-time programme offered in various specializations in management and related disciplines. The programme seeks exceptionally motivated and committed students who will engage in rigorous interdisciplinary research. The programme is committed to educating scholars who will become leaders in their fields of research. IIMC doctoral programme seeks out individuals who

  • Are Intensely Inquisitive
  • Enjoy Intellectual Challenges
  • Are Creators of Original Thoughts

Programme Overview


To prepare students for careers in teaching and research in management studies and in related disciplines, and for careers in the government, in industry, and in other organizations that require advanced analytical and research capabilities.

The Doctoral Programme has two streams

The Doctoral Programme in Management
The Doctoral Programme in Disciplines Related to Management
Finance & Control
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Organizational Behaviour
Public Policy and Management
Strategic Management.  
Operations Research & Systems Analysis
Regional Development



Step 1: Appear for CAT/ or any test (GMAT / GRE / GATE/ UGC-NET/JRF in lieu of CAT

Area of SpecializationTest(s) in lieu of CAT
EconomicsGMAT / GRE / UGC-NET in Business Economics / Development Economics / Economics
Finance & ControlGMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Commerce / Economics / Management
Human Resource ManagementGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Economics / Management / Law / Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management / Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / Psychology / Sociology
Management Information SystemsGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in any discipline
MarketingGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Economics / Psychology / Sociology / Anthropology / Management
Operations ManagementGMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Management / Mathematical Sciences
Organizational BehaviourGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in any discipline
Public Policy and ManagementGRE / UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Environmental Science / Geography / History / International and Area Studies / Law / Management / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Social Work / Sociology
Regional DevelopmentGRE / UGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Geography / Population Studies / Public Administration / Sociology
SociologyUGC-NET in Anthropology / Economics / Political Science / Sociology
Strategic ManagementGMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-JRF in Anthropology / Commerce / Defence and Strategic Studies / Economics / Environmental Science / Geography / History / Law / Management / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Sociology

Step 2:  Fill application (application opens for 2-3 months : November- January

Step 3: Application review

Step 4: Interviews happen in the month of March/ April

Step 5: Declare of results by the end of April

Step 6: Course work begins in July

That’s the start of a roller coaster ride. Have fun during the process.

Financial Support

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Stipend: Rs. 30000-35000 per month
  • Student development support
  • Computer Grant
  • Support for Fieldwork
  • Support to attend International Conference/Workshop
  • Doctoral students are usually provided accommodation in the campus on payment.
  • Some residential facilities are also available for married students.

For further details please visit IIMC website: