IIM BodhGaya | Ph.D. Programme Overview

IIM Bodh Gaya

About IIM Bodh Gaya

IIM Bodh Gayais situated in the land of Nalanda, where scholars from all over the world came and worked relentlessly for attainment and dissemination of knowledge. We aim to develop cutting-edge research that expands our understanding of business, management, and leadership. IIM Bodh Gaya acknowledges the significance of exposure to global standards and contemporary trends for enrichment of its students’ learning experience.

About PhD Programme

  • The Doctoral Programme in Management at IIM Bodh Gaya is a full-time residential programme. The programme aims to foster high-quality researchers, innovative thinkers, and touchstone academics.
  • The programme offers the chance to delve into multidisciplinary research in the domain of management education.
  • Its purpose is to imbue learners with the necessary analytical and research skills required for a career in academics, management, and industry. In this spirit, the programme is run within an academically poignant environment that aid research scholars hone their intellectual tendencies.
  • The programme also aims at producing excellence in publishing high standard research output.

Specialization/ Areas (5 Areas)

  • Economics and Business Environment
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques


Candidates should have

  • Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 60 per cent marks or equivalent grade point average,


  • Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 60 per cent marks or equivalent grade point average,


  • Five year/four year Integrated Master’s degree programme in any discipline, with at least 60 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent,


  • Four Year/ Eight Semester Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (B.E./B.Tech./ B. Arch.) with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent.

Test Scores

Step 1: Appear for CAT/ or any test (GMAT / GRE / GATE/ UGC-JRF/CSIR in lieu of CAT Candidates require a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests to the area(s) of specialization they are applying to, as shown in the following table. The tentative scores required are:

Please note:

Candidates who already have two-year full-time PGP completed in last 10 years from IIMs with minimum grade point equivalent to 6.0 out of 10 point scale or equivalent (with no ‘F’s and not more than two ‘D’s in the first year of PGP) are exempted from the test score, and can apply directly. 

Step 2:  Fill application

Step 3: Application review

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

Step 5: Declare of results by the end of April. Merit List will be prepared based on Test Score, Personal Interview, Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience, Research Aptitude & Publications and Reference Letter.

Step 6: Course work begins in July

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

Financial Support

  • All academic expenses (consisting of tuition, computer, library fees) and hostel fee is sponsored by the Institute.
  • Stipend
StageIn Rupees per month
Stipend till Comprehensive Exam32800
Stipend post Comprehensive Exam35400
Stipend post approval of Thesis Proposal39300
Additional Financial Support
Contingency GrantRs. 25000 per year for four years. (purchase of books, stationary, journal subscription, professional annual membership fee (student rates) of one national and one international society, and travel-related to thesis work)
To purchase LaptopRs.50000 per one time grant
To attend ConferencesRs.175000 for conferences after completion of Comprehensive Exam (Max within 5 years)
  • Selected candidates need to pay caution deposit of Rs.30, 000/- at the time of registration. Caution money is refundable after adjusting dues, if any, at the time of leaving the Institute.
  • Teaching Assistance ship for one course per year is mandatory and unpaid.
  • If any self-sponsored candidates want to join full time Ph.D., the applicant has to pay full fee as IIM Bodh Gaya Rules.

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