PhD Program of the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) is a research-intensive doctoral program aimed at imparting high-quality training in research.

IIMV’s PhD program aims primarily at training prospective scholars to excel in their chosen areas of research through high-quality publications. This program would also prepare scholars to be highly skilled teachers.

The normal duration of the program is five years, comprising one year of course work, a comprehensive examination and thesis work consisting of a thesis proposal defence; and a final thesis evaluation and defence.

Collaboration between faculty members and students is the hallmark of this Program. The faculty members at IIMV are adept in research and publishing, providing a conducive environment for prospective scholars to find areas of interest from a rich and diverse bouquet of management themes.

IIMV reflects a true national character. On the strength of its infrastructural resources and institutional processes (academic and administrative), the Institute attracts faculty and students from across the country. 

IIMV, encourages prospective scholars with a passion for research, to apply to this program. The Institute is confident that its doctoral degree holders will make a positive and profound impact in their chosen field of career, be it in government, business, or academia.