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The School of Management (SOM) at IIT Mandi invites application for admission to Doctoral Programme from eligible candidates for Even semester (February-June) 2023-24 in various areas of research.

  Admissions are now closed and application deadline was 30th October, 2023.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Master's or equivalent degree in Engineering / Technology

  • OR

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent  

  • OR

  • Master's or equivalent degree in Science / Arts / Commerce / Management (or allied subjects) with at least CGPA of 6 on a 10.0 scale or 60%.  

  For qualifying degree listed under (2) & (3) above, candidates must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:
  • Qualified GATE / NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or any other equivalent National level examination.

  • OR

  • Qualified a National level examination conducted by Ministry of Education or its agencies / Institutions such as UGC / IIT/ IISc. / IISER / IIIT etc.

  • OR

  • Minimum of TWO years of professional experience (acquired after obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which admission is sought).

  Exemptions from mandatory requirements of valid GATE or National Level examination: Candidates that fall in one of the following categories are exempted from NET / GATE.
  • B.Tech/B.E./B.S. (or equivalent) degree from CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) / any of the top 100 institutes according to NIRF ranking 2023 (overall category) at the time of application/ any Himachal Pradesh Govt. institution or universities, with CGPA/CPI of at least 7.5 (on a scale of 10) or equivalent.

  • OR

  • BS-MS/M.Sc/MA/MBA/equivalent from IITs, IISERs, IISc, IIMs or any of the top 100 institutes according to NIRF ranking 2023 (overall category) at the time of application.

Research Areas:

S. No. Research Area Qualifying degree in
1 Marketing & Consumer Behaviour Management (preferably in Marketing) or Psychology or any other relevant area.
2 Startup Ecosystems; Startup Policy Research; New Venture Creation Dynamics; Student Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship Education; Entrepreneurship Climate; Incubation Ecosystem, Programs and Policies; and related themes Entrepreneurship, Management, Economics, or Commerce (preferably) or any other relevant area.
3 Monetary Economics; Macroeconomics; Open-Economy Macroeconomics Economics or any other relevant area.
4 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Post-Graduate degree in Management/Social Work/Sociology/Psychology or any other relevant area.
5 Business Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Sciences / Engineering / Technology
6 Cryptography and Information Security, Blockchain, Internet of Things and related areas
7 Computational Finance: Portfolio optimization, algorithmic trading, financial time series forecasting.

Application Procedure:

  • Apply only online through the website: Apply Link

  • For any queries, please contact:  mba_admissions [at] iitmandi [dot] ac [dot] in Send Email

  • For any technical issues please contact:  oassupport [at] iitmandi [dot] ac [dot] in Send Email

Application Fee Details:

  •   The application fee is non-refundable.

S. No. Category Amount in
1 General/EWS/OBC/OBC (NCL)/Transgender/Foreign Nationals 200
2 Women/SC/ST/PD 100

  During the admissions process or during the program, if it is found that the candidate has misrepresented, falsified, or hidden relevant information, his/her candidature/admission would be rejected/cancelled. IIT Mandi will not refund any fee deposited by the candidate in such cases.

  Mode of Payment:

  • SBI Collect Portal: Applicant should submit fee on SBI collect portal of the IIT Mandi, and submit generated transaction number to the OAS admission application portal. One application fee is valid for a single application. The application fee is non-refundable.

Important Dates:

1 The online Application Form begins on October 6, 2023
2 Last Date of Online Application October 30, 2023
3 Declaration of Admission Results Admissions Results

  The details about the selection process (written test and / or interview) will be communicated at the time of the announcement of shortlisted candidates. The selection process may include a written test and / or personal interview. Details will be shared with candidates shortlisted for further process.

Important Information:

  • For General Info and Regulations, visit Ph.D. program at IIT Mandi: Check Here

  • Candidates are required to produce original testimonials / certificates at the time of interview.

  • In case of two applications by the same candidate for the same research area, the latest application will be considered.

  • Applications for areas not invited by the institute or not matching interest areas of potential guide may be rejected.

  • Incomplete applications will not be entertained for further processing.

  • The candidate should choose the research area carefully. A candidate should submit a separate application for each area he/she wants to apply for.