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Message from Director









Prof. M Chandrasekhar

As a first mover among its generation of IIMs, we launched the doctoral programme in 2019, leading to the award of PhD Degree, in two areas of management. Given the overwhelming response the Programme received from potential researchers, we have now expanded our offering in scale, spread and specialization, covering nearly all management areas, viz., Decision Sciences; Economics & Social Sciences; Finance & Accounting; Information Systems; Marketing; Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources; Production & Operations Management; and Strategy.

As an Institution of National Importance under the IIM Act 2017, we are focusing on contemporary management-research of high quality and large impact. Our PhD programme is an enabling avenue for advancing new knowledge and innovation in management theory and practice, as enshrined in the objects of the Act. Accordingly, our topical learning-resources; state-of-the-art facilities, and modern research tools foster an intensive, immersive and fulfilling doctoral-career.

Our PhD Programme continues to benefit from the guidance and mentorship of IIM Bangalore, the globally acknowledged leader in management education and research. The rigour and relevance of our Programme are, therefore, a given.

Our full-time faculty, the largest among the new-generation IIMs are from top-notch academic institutions. They have impressive academic and research credentials and publish frequently in top-quality journals. With their impacting and influencing pedagogy, they ensure that students get the very best learning environment to pursue serious research.

IIM Visakhapatnam in essence, is a powerful platform for knowledge-pursuit, idea-exchange and experience-sharing.

Let me take this opportunity to welcome the third-batch of PhD aspirants with potential and passion, to leverage the strengths of the Institute and carry out research work that not only adds to and enhances the body of knowledge in their domain but also feeds into the realization of inclusive, equitable and sustainable national development goals.

Good wishes. 

Message from Chairperson


 Prof. Vivek Madupu
Associate Professor, IIM Visakhapatnam
Chair, PhD Programme, IIM Visakhapatnam

Dear prospective Doctoral student, Greetings and welcome to the IIMV’s PhD programme website!!

For the year 2021, IIMV is offering PhD programme in eight areas viz, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OB&HRM), Marketing, Production & Operations Management (POM), and Strategy. We started our PhD Programme in the year 2019 with just two areas, but we have expanded our programme to eight areas now. The testimonials from our current students are an indication of the high quality and rigour of our Doctoral Programme. Lease explore our website for additional information.

A critical component of fostering a vibrant research ecosystem is a high-quality doctoral programme. Towards this objective, our doctoral programme has been carefully designed to provide the necessary foundation for a research-intensive career in management. All admitted students would receive a monthly stipend and support for presenting papers at national and international conferences. We are committed to excellence in management research and teaching.

I warmly welcome you to consider joining our programme. We are certain that you will find our PhD programme exciting and fulfilling, as you embark on an exciting journey of exploring and contributing to management research, and a successful career in academics. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Best of luck!!