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A. PhD Programme is the doctoral program of the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam leading to the award of ‘PhD degree’. The duration of the programme is 5 years, comprising 1 year of course work, a comprehensive examination, and thesis work consisting of a thesis proposal defense and a final thesis evaluation and defense.

A. No, it is a full-time programme.

A. Students/Professionals who want to pursue a career in advanced research and academics (including teaching) are the ideal candidates for this programme. The applicant should have high scholastic ability, aptitude for research, and excellent analytical skills. (S)he should have enough motivation to withstand the rigor of the programme.

A. PhD Programme students are expected to complete course work, pass a comprehensive exam, and excel in their chosen areas of research through high-quality publications.

A. Not necessary. The course work provides an understanding of relevant fields of management. Different areas prefer students from diverse backgrounds to match the area requirement.

A. The course is rigorous. It needs a very high quality of academic commitment and integrity. It has stringent requirements at every stage of the programme. Candidates who fail to match the requirements may be asked to leave the programme.

A. PhD Programme is oriented towards training students for careers in research. Such training is highly valued by academic institutions. But leading Indian companies, MNCs, investment banks, and consulting firms also value their training for certain positions requiring specialized research skills.

A. Students are allowed to seek employment after submitting the draft thesis to the PhD Programme office for sending it to the External Examiners for evaluation. Students seeking employment prior to their final thesis defence are required to take a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their TAC (Thesis Advisory Committee) / PhD Programme Chairperson.

A. You do not want to spend four to seven years doing doctoral work while you can accomplish your career goals by doing a one to two years MBA program.

A. Based on the information provided by the applicants, candidates will be shortlisted (on the recommendation of the respective areas) and called to Visakhapatnam for an area-specific interview. Candidates will be admitted to the programme based on a combination of multiple parameters, as specified by the respective areas. Parameters may include applicant's performance in either of CAT, GMAT, GRE, GATE, JRF (NET) score, past academic performance, and interview performance.

Candidates require a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests for the area(s) of Specialization they are applying to, as shown in the following table:

Area

Acceptable Test Scores

Decision Sciences

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/CSIR (NET)#JRF(NET)1

Economics & Social Sciences

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ JRF(NET)2

Entrepreneurship

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ JRF(NET)3

Finance & Accounting

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ JRF(NET)4

Information Systems

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ JRF(NET)5 CSIR (NET)5

Management Communication

JRF(NET)6

Marketing

CAT/GMAT/GRE/ JRF(NET)7

Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC-NET8/ JRF(NET)8

Production and Operations Management

CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC-JRF9 CSIR (NET)9













                 

  1. UGC Subjects: Economics/ Political Science/ Psychology/ Defence and Strategic Studies/Population Studies/ Forensic Science/ Computer Science and Applications/ Electronic Science/ Environmental Sciences. 

   Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco/Business Economics

   Management (including Business Administration Management /Marketing/ Marketing Management/Industrial Relations and Personnel Management/ Personnel Management/Financial Management/Co-operative Management)

Tourism Administration and Management.

# CSIR (NET) Subjects: Mathematical Sciences/ Life Science, Earth Science/ Physical Science/ Chemical Science.

  1. UGC Subjects: Economics / Rural Economics / Cooperation/ Demography / Development Studies/Development Planning/Econometrics / Development Economics / Business Economics/ Population Studies
  1. UGC Subjects: Economics/ Sociology/ Management
  1. UGC Subjects: Commerce / Management
  1. UGC Subjects: All subjects, CSIR (NET) All subjects.
  1. UGC Subjects: English/ Linguistics/ Mass Communication and Journalism/ Women Studies/ Comparative Literature/ Education/ Management/ Indian Culture/ Tribal and Regional Language & Literature/ Folk Literature/Personnel Management/ Psychology/ Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Non-Formal Education.
  1. UGC Subjects: Management/ Commerce/ Mass Communication / Psychology 
  1. UGC Subjects: Management (including Business Administration. Management/Marketing/ Marketing Management/Industrial Relations and Personnel Management/ Personnel Management/Financial Management/Co-operative Management)

   Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

   Psychology/ Sociology/ Women Studies/ Social Work/ Education

  1. UGC Subjects: Economics/Computer Science and Applications/ Electronic Science/ Environmental Sciences.

   CSIR (NET) in Mathematical Sciences, Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science and Chemical Science.

All candidates should mandatorily provide the test score, which should be valid as on January 23, 2023, while applying.

  • Applicants opting for GMAT or GRE should upload a copy of their official GMAT scores along with the application. Applicants who have not received the official scorecard, should upload the TEST TAKER COPY along with the application, but submit the OFFICIAL SCORECARD before the interviews.
  • Candidates should get their GMAT scores officially reported to the Institute using the code: NF 1-2C-79.
  • Candidates should get their GRE scores officially reported to the Institute using the code: 4424.
  • Applicants opting for Common Admission Test (CAT 2022 should provide their CAT 2022 registration number in the online application. The CAT 2022 scores made available to IIMV will be used in the assessment of the application.
  • Applicants opting for GATE or JRF (NET) score should upload their valid SCORECARD along with the application.

A. We give high importance to an applicant's motivation and research capability. Interviews of selected applicants allow us to ascertain their motivation for research, and whether their aspirations are compatible with the objectives of the PhD Programme. It also gauges the academic preparation of the candidate for the specific area he/she has applied.

A. The selection is area-specific and entirely depends on the candidate's performance.

A. You can apply to a maximum of two areas.

A. Students are expected to complete the programme within 5 years.

A. Students are awarded with a PhD degree in their respective areas of Specialization.

A. Stipend and Contingency Grant are paid at par with UGC norms.

HRA will be paid at par with UGC norms.

International Conference grants of up to Rs.3,00,000/- and National Conference grants of up to Rs. 60,000/- towards accepted papers are provided. However, prior approval of the PhD Program Chair (upon recommendation of the Area Chair and TAC Chair) is needed. In case of any conflict of interest, approval of the Director would be required. Students shall become eligible for these grants, only upon successfully clearing the comprehensive examination, at the end of the second academic year.

Applicants who are admitted through JRF will get a Fellowship and HRA from UGC as per the UGC rules, IIMV do not provide additional stipend and HRA. Any other financial support will be provided as 
per institution policy.

Other financial support to JRF applicants include:
       
International Conference

International Conference grants of up to Rs.3,00,000/- and National Conference grants of up to Rs. 60,000/- towards accepted papers are provided. However, prior approval of the PhD Program Chair (upon recommendation of the Area Chair and TAC Chair) is needed. In case of any conflict of interest, approval of the Director would be required. Students shall become eligible for these grants, only upon successfully clearing the comprehensive examination, at the end of the second academic year.

A. We will provide accommodation facility to female candidate, subject to the availability. We will also facilitate to get accommodation to male candidate.

A. Yes, much of the research work done by our faculty members are interdisciplinary in nature.

A. No, but they are required to work closely with professors as Teaching Assistants (TA) and Research Assistants (RA).

Yes, Course-waiver in the first year of the PhD Program of the Institute will be applicable from the Academic Year 2023-24, for candidates who are PGDM/MBA graduates of IIMs.

For more information go through the given link https://www.iimv.ac.in/program/phd-course-waiver-policy

No. The stipend remains the same

No. It is the same. However, Dr. Ambedkar Chair Doctoral positions are considered in Finance and Accounting and Economics and Social Sciences area.

No. Both certificates are the same.