Admission

Admission Process

The admissions process consists of shortlisting of candidates based on their educational qualifications, test scores, and Ph.D. application submitted to the Institute. Candidates are invited for interview to gauge their research aptitude. Admission to the program is based on a comprehensive review of a student’s capacity to succeed in the Ph.D. Program.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

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;

OR

A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average;

OR

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.

Selection Process

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.

Important Dates

The important dates for the admission process of Ph.D. Program are as under-

S. No. Activity Date
1. Submission of Application starts 9th January 2020
2. Last date for Submission of Application form 15th March 2020 (17:00 Hours)
3. Notification of shortlisted candidates 1st April 2020
4. Interview date 30th April 2020
5. Declaration of the final result 15th May 2020
6. Offer letter acceptance and DD submission 30th May 2020
7. Commencement of the Program 1st July 2020

 
How to Apply

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.

For any query or clarification, please write a mail to phdadmission@iimamritsar.ac.in or phdoffice@iimamritsar.ac.in.