Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Amritsar is the 15th IIM set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development with the support of the Government of Punjab. After the registration of IIM Amritsar Society on July 27, 2015, the first batch for the class of 2015-17 was enrolled in August 2015. Later, on October 14, 2015, IIM Amritsar Board of Governance & Society was constituted. Being located in Amritsar, the land of the Golden Temple and Wagah Border, the institute benefits from the enriching experience offered by this holy city. The Institute is currently run in the Punjab Institute of Technology Building, 5 km away from the railway station and 10 km from the airport. Its permanent campus will be constructed about 7 km from the ISBT and 8.5 km from the railway station, making it easily accessible.
IIM Amritsar, at present, offers a Post Graduate Program in Management. This program has been designed to provide world-class management education so as to meet the requirements of enterprises across sectors by producing highly insightful management professionals. The institute is committed to imparting strong educational foundations and values in the hearts, thoughts and actions of the future managers. Owing to its indefatigable allegiance to providing exemplary education, IIM Amritsar has established itself as the vanguard of quality education and learning in a short span of time.
All applicants must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in all their examinations starting with the secondary level. The applicants for the program must have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a deemed University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.
A Master’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks;
A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average;
Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.
In addition, managerial work experience in industry or in academics (in AICTE approved organizations/institutions), though not mandatory, will be given consideration in the selection process.
Applicants must have a valid score in any one of the following exams: Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs, GATE, GRE, GMAT, or Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) taken during the current year or last two years (i.e., on or after June, 2017). JRF/SRF (UGC/CSIR/ICAR) should be valid before the commencement of the Ph.D. Program.
Those who are appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year may also apply. However, their admission to the program will be provisional subject to their successful completion of all requirements for obtaining the relevant degree before June 30, 2020.
Interested candidates should submit an application form along with supporting documents as mentioned in the application form by 15 March, 2020 and pay a non-refundable application fee of INR 1000 for general (INR 500 for SC, ST, EWS and PH category). Request for change in category will not be entertained after submission of the application.
Shortlisted candidates will be called to IIM Amritsar campus for personal interview, written test, area specific tests and a presentation on their research interests to assess their suitability for the Ph.D. Program.
Applicants must not be more than 35 years of age as on 15 March, 2020.
The selection process consists of shortlisting of candidates based on their educational qualifications, test scores, Ph.D. application form, and other supporting documents submitted to the Institute. Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the interview process. Selection is based on a combination of personal interview, written test, area specific tests and a presentation on their research interests to assess their suitability for the Ph.D. Program. Admission in the program is based on a comprehensive review of a student’s capacity to succeed in the Ph.D. program.
Interviews will be conducted in the beginning of April 2020. Final results will be announced at the end of April 2020.
Acceptance of Admission Offer
Selected candidates and those interested in accepting the offer need to deposit a non-refundable commitment fee of Rs. 15,000 along with Offer Acceptance Form.
Disputes Regarding Admission
All disputes related to the admission process come under the jurisdiction of the Amritsar District Courts.
Deadline for submitting application is 15 March, 2020. Students should fill online application form, scan and upload relevant documents (PDF only) and should make the payment of admission fees as per their category.
Application fees of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PH candidates) should be paid through Payment Gateway of Bank of Baroda.
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PH candidates will be as per the norms of Government of India.
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Submission of Application starts: 9th January, 2020
Last date for Submission of Application form: 15th March, 2020 (17:00 Hours)
Interview date: 30th April, 2020