Prof.M Chandrasekhar, Director

As a first mover among its generation of IIMs, we launched the doctoral program in 2019, leading to the award of PhD Degree, in two areas of management. Given the overwhelming response the Program received from potential researchers, the program is currently being offered in all management areas, viz., Decision Sciences, Economics & Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Management Communications. Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, 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. The PhD program 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.

The PhD Program 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 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 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.

Prof. Amit Shankar, PhD-Chair

Dear Students,

Welcome to the sixth batch of the Doctoral Program in Management, leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV). At the outset, let me congratulate you for deciding on joining the PhD Program at IIMV.

IIMV started the PhD Program in the year 2019. IIMV offers PhD program in ten areas viz, Decision Sciences (DS), Economics & Social Sciences (ESS), Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting (F&A), Information Systems (IS), Management Communications (MC). Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OB&HRM), Production & Operations Management (POM) and Strategy.

Our doctoral program has been carefully designed with a mix of core courses which will provide the basic concepts in various functional areas of Management, and doctoral level courses which will provide the necessary skills and expertise in specialised areas.

IIMV started operations in the Permanent Campus from the Academic Year 2022-23. The campus has excellent infrastructure including state-of-the-art classrooms, Wi-Fi, and other facilities.

This PhD Program Manual will help you to familiarise with our processes and systems. You are required to go through the Handbook thoroughly.

I am sure this program will be exciting and enriching and will immensely help you excel in your career. I wish you the very best as you embark on a journey of exploring and contributing to Management Research.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please do not hesitate to contact me or the PhD Program Office.

Best Wishes.