Chairperson's Message

Ph.D. Programme in Management at IIMA remains the first choice for students aspiring to pursue a career in Management India. The Programme is almost 50 years old and is one of the earliest Doctoral Programmes of Management Science in India. Close to 400 students have graduated from this Programme

In the next twenty years, IIMA aspires to be the leading school for management research in the Asia pacific and the world. We are looking for students who are likely to become knowledge creators and international research leaders and contribute by creating impact on methodology and/or practice.

The advantage of choosing IIMA for a Doctoral Programme in Management lies on the breadth and depth of its study provisions. The faculty are trained in top schools of management in the world. The students can choose topic from eleven disciplinary areas of expertise such as Agriculture, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Innovation and Management in Education, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Production and Quantitative Methods and Public Systems Group. Strategy. This breadth and depth of the Programme provides students an opportunity to choose from a wide range of dissertation topics and one that is close to their heart. Students can also take topics that are multi-disciplinary in nature. The focus is on pushing the frontiers of knowledge and creating new knowledge.

Research collaboration with faculty abroad is also supported and encouraged. We encourage students to join academic, research and professional networks early in their career. We provide excellent research facilities including a state-of-the-art library on management literature, journals and databases, data labs with high computing facility, subject specific research centers, housing on campus, a decent fellowship, and additional financial support for research and conference attendance.

The first two years of rigorous coursework provides the requisite theoretical foundation and in-depth understanding of the respective areas of specialization. Successful completion of the course work makes students eligible to pursue their dissertation. The Ph.D. students have to demonstrate their independent research thinking through publications in top class academic journals and make scholarly presentations of their work. Their contributions extend not only to business practices, but also to public policy and governance.

We welcome you to join the PhD Programme and be a part of the IIMA community.


Goutam Dutta
Chairperson, Ph.D. Programme in Management


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