IIM JAMMU

Ph.D. Admission Policy 2020

This document summarizes the approach of IIM Jammu to prepare the admission list for its Ph.D. Programme for the 2020 intake. The total number of candidates will be decided by IIM Jammu based on the Institute’s requirements. IIM Jammu reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned at any time till the actual admission process for the batch is completed.

1. Admission Process

The admission process of IIM Jammu consists of:

  • Short listing of candidates for Personal Interview (PI) process.
  • Conducting the PI Process
  • Preparing the Merit List based on the Admission Criteria and PI Process

2. Eligibility Criteria

2.1. Qualifications

Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to apply for IIM Jammu’s doctoral programme:

Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 60 per cent marks or equivalent grade point average
Or
Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent grade point average
Or
Five year/four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme in any discipline, with at least 60 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
Or
4 years/8 semester bachelor’s degree (B.E./B.Tech.) with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent.

Those who are appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year may also apply. However, their admission to the programme will be provisional subject to their successful completion of all requirements for obtaining the relevant degree before 30th June 2020. In addition, the applicant must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in both secondary and higher secondary examination of a board or equivalent.

*The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

2.2. Age Limit:

Candidate must not be more than 40 years as on 1st June 2020

2.3. Reservation Policy:

IIM Jammu will strictly follow the Government of India's Reservation Policy:

Category % Reservation
Schedule Caste 15%
Schedule Tribe 7.5%
NC - OBC 27%
DAP 5%
EWS 10%

3. CAT/GATE/JRF/GMA/GRE Score

Candidates who have appeared/are appearing for the CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF/UGC-NET (three years from the date of the standard test and should be valid on the deadline of submission of the application form) will be shortlisted on the basis of the details in the application form and the scores of tests as detailed below. Only the shortlisted candidates will then be called for interviews during 16th-30th May 2020 at IIM Jammu Campus.

  • IT Systems & Analytics : CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ UGC-JRF*/UGC-NET*        
  • Business Policy & Strategy : CAT/GRE/GMAT /UGC-JRF*/UGC-NET*        
  • Organisational Behaviour and HRM : CAT/GMAT/GRE/ UGC-JRF*/UGC-NET*
  • Finance and Accounting: CAT/GMAT/GRE/ UGC-JRF*/UGC-NET*
  • Marketing :CAT/GMAT/GRE/ UGC-JRF*/UGC-NET*
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management : CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ UGC-JRF*/UGC-NET*

Candidates residing outside India could choose to take any of the above tests (depending on the area to which they are applying) or appear for GMAT. The doctoral programme accepts test scores that have been taken in the last three years.

*The UGC-JRF /UGC-NET scores should be in a discipline relevant to the Area being applied to.

Candidates residing outside India could choose to take any of the above tests (depending on the area to which they are applying) or appear for GMAT. The doctoral programme accepts test scores that have been taken in the last three years.

Once a candidate takes admission in a given area, s/he will have to pursue the doctoral work in that area.

4. Selection Process

Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated above are required to take Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have qualified GATE, GRE, GMAT JRF (UGC/CSIR) or UGC-NET examinations can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. Scores of any of these examinations including CAT taken during the last three years (three years from the date of the standard test and should be valid on the deadline of submission of the application form) will be considered valid. Admission to the programme is open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals.

Candidates who have already have two-year full-time PGP completed in last 10 years from IIMs with minimum grade point equivalent to 6.0 out of 10 point scale or equivalent (with no ‘F’s and not more than two ‘D’s in the first year of PGP) are exempted from the test score, and can apply directly. It is necessary that candidates applying for exemption from test must attach copies of both side of the grade sheet to ascertain the equivalence between the grading systems of other IIMs, without which, the application for exemption from test will not be considered. 

The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to IIM Jammu for a personal interview for final selection in May 2020 and the successful candidates will receive offers by mid-May of that year. 

Candidates who received the admission offer from IIM Jammu and accepts the offer within the stipulated date, needs to send a commitment fee of Rs. 36,000 (the date of submission will be mentioned in admission offer letter) along with Offer Acceptance Form which will be adjusted against the amount of first instalment. 

If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified in the Offer Letter, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs.1000/- as processing charges. In the event of withdrawal from the Programme after registration, and if the seat consequently falling vacant gets filled by another candidate by the last date of admission, IIM Jammu will return the fees collected with proportionate deductions of fee and hostel rent, where applicable. 

Registration and Inauguration of the Programme will be held on 28th June, 2020 (tentative).

5. Admission Criteria

5.1. Test Score (CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR/UGC-NET) cut-off to shortlist for PI

The CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR percentile will be used for shortlisting candidates for PI. The tentative category-wise minimum percentile is as follows: 

Minimum Percentile of CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR/UGC-NET

Test

CAT

GRE

GMAT

GATE

UGC-JRF/CSIR/ UGC-NET

 

Sectional

Overall

Sectional

Overall

Sectional

Overall

Sectional

Overall

All UGC-JRF/CSIR/ UGC-NET
Qualified

General

70

80

70

80

70

80

70

80

SC

55

65

55

65

55

65

55

65

 

ST

55

65

55

65

55

65

55

65

 

NC-OBC

65

75

65

75

65

75

65

75

 

DAP

55

65

55

65

55

65

55

65

 

EWS

65

75

65

75

65

75

65

75

 

The respective area will decide the number of candidates to be called for PI on the basis of short-listed merit list prepared for each category and specialization. However, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates were found to be more than the required number of candidates to be called for PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section wise minimum score would be increased to get the desired number of candidates.

5.2. Personal Interview 

Upon being shortlisted as per the score of entrance test the candidate has to appear for a personal interview at IIM Jammu in front of the selection panel. The selection panel will assess the suitability of the candidates for research work based on the portfolio of the candidate. The committee will look into a consistently good academic record, professional accomplishments, research interest etc. 

5.3. Preparing the Merit List

Merit List will be prepared based on Test Score Personal Interview, Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience, Research Aptitude & Publications and Reference Letter. The following criteria will be applied for preparing the merit list.

(IIM Jammu will accept CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC JRF/CSIR/UGC-NET scores of last three years).

Candidate should have relevant work experience and accordingly marks will be given by selection panel

For Academic profile, following will be the weights:

  • Test Score (10%)
  • Personal Interview (50%)
  • Work Experience (15%):
  • Academic Qualification (25%):
    • 10th Standard: 5%
    • 12th Standard: 5%
    • Graduation: 10%
    • Post-Graduation: 5%

6. Financial Assistance (Scholarships)

IIM Jammu full time Research Scholars are provided fellowships. The fellowship covers all academic expenses (consisting of tuition, computer, library, placement, and alumni fees) and living expenses (comprising boarding and lodging). In addition, a research scholar in the first and second year will be entitled to a monthly stipend of 35,000 per month, after the second year or after clearing the Comprehensive exam, whichever is later, he/she will be eligible for 40,000 per month. Additional allowances will also be available to the candidate as follows:

  • Contingency Allowance : 40,000 per year.
  • Purchase of Laptop : 50,000 one-time allowance
  • Attend International and National Conferences : Up to 200000 during Ph.D. program after completion of comprehensive exam.

Selected candidates need to pay caution deposit of 30,000/- at the time of registration. Caution money is refundable after adjusting dues, if any, at the time of leaving the Institute.

The institute reserves the right to charge any other fees from the students or increase the fees if considered necessary. Due notice would be given, while making such changes.

7. Deadlines

  • Issue of application form begins:  7th December 2019
  • Late date of submission online application form:  31st March 2020
  • Interview Date:  25th April 2020 - 5th May 2020
  • Commencement of Programme :  First Week of July 2020