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IIM Indore | Ph.D. Programme Overview

IIM Indore

Established in 1996, Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) has been a leader in the field of management education, interfacing with the industry, government and PSUs. IIM I’s logo carries a proclamation in Sanskrit Siddhi Moolam Prabandhanam ‘सिद्धि   मूलं  प्रबंधनम’ encapsulate the belief that ‘the root of all achievement is management’. 

Ph.D./ FPM Overview

The Fellow Programme at IIMI is a unique doctoral programme in management. It is designed to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge to doctoral participants in management.

The programme has two-fold objective of enabling the participants:

  • to master the relevant methodological tools of management research
  • to advance the current body of management knowledge on the other.

Specialization/ Areas (8 Areas)

  • Communication
  • Economics
  • 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)

Test Scores

Area of SpecializationAcceptable Standard Test Score(s)
Financial and AccountingCAT/ GMAT/JRF
Information and SystemsCAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE
Marketing ManagementCAT/ GRE/GMAT
Operations Management and Quantitative TechniquesCAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE / JRF
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource ManagementCAT/ GMAT/GRE/ JRF
Strategic ManagementCAT/ GRE/GMAT

Selection Process 

  • Stage 1:  Eligible candidates should submit their application online.
  • Stage 2: The shortlisting will be done by the respective Areas and candidates will be called for Personal Interview (PI)
  • Stage 3: Admission Committee Round: The Admission Committee judge the candidate on different parameters. Candidates meeting the minimum performance in the PI will be considered for the Stage-4.
  • Stage 4: Area Wise Selection: Final selection will be based on the requirements of the academic area to which the candidate has applied and an area-wise offer list will be prepared by the Areas only.

Financial Support

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Stipend
Year/ StageStipend Amount (in Rupees) per month
Course work (Term I, II, III and IV) Each term is of three months27000
After clearing the comprehensive exam33000
Thesis Proposal Approval by the Thesis Advisory Committee40000  
  • additional financial support is available through the following
Contingency grant (annual, 1-4 years)   Rs. 25000purchasing hardware, software, books and for meeting photocopying expenses.
  • Support to attend International Conference/Workshop
    • National Conference grants of up to Rs. 30,000 per year with a provision that from second year onwards for attending one / more than one conference per year.
    • International Conferences, the Institute subsidizes expenses subject to a ceiling of Rs. 200000 with a provision of attending a maximum of two International Conferences plus International Doctoral Colloquium or International Professional Development Workshop during the entire period of the programme but not beyond five years.


  • Free boarding and lodging on campus (FPM Hostel).
  • Limited accommodation for married participants may be available on the campus on payment basis (subject to availability and other applicable rules of HS&A).

For further details please visit IIM I website: