This document summarizes the approach of IIM Jammu to prepare the admission list for its Ph.D. for Working Professionals Program for the AY 2023 intake. 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:
- Conducting the written test (for candidates not having valid CAT/ GRE/GMAT/ JRF/ NET score card)
- Shortlisting of candidates for Personal Interview (PI) process
- PI Process
Preparing the Merit List based on the Admission Criteria and PI Process
2. Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to apply for IIM Jammu's doctoral program:
- A Master's Degree (Bachelor's degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a master's degree) or a 5-year Integrated Master's Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline, with at least 60*# percent marks in the Bachelor's as well as in the Master's degree.
- A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50*# percent marks
- Five-year/four-year Integrated Master's degree program in any discipline, with at least 60 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
- A four-year/8 semester Bachelor's degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent percentage*#.
In addition, the applicant must have obtained a minimum of 50 percent 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 followed by the respective University/ Institution. In the case of Grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the respective University/ Institution. If a University/ Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent percentage, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.
*Five percent marks relaxation is given to the applicants from EWS, SC, ST, NC-OBC, and PwD categories.
2.2. Age Limit and Work Experience:
There is no upper age limit for the candidate. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience at the supervisory or above level in Government, autonomous bodies, research centres, PSUs, educational institutes, or private organizations.
2.3. Ph.D. for Working Professionals Intake
IIM Jammu would take maximum 30 scholars under this Ph.D. for Working Professionals program in accordance with Government of India's Reservation Policy.
IIM Jammu will strictly follow the Government of India's Reservation Policy:
NC - OBC
To be considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of submission of applications shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for Doctoral Programme for Working Professionals 2023. The candidates claiming admissions in the reserved categories need to further note the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIM Jammu that candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD/NC-OBC/EWS categories join the program, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance that IIM Jammu may specify in order to be considered for admission into the program.
3. Selection Process
Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated above are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have qualified GATE, GRE, GMAT, or NET (UGC/CSIR) examinations can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. Scores of any of these examinations, including CAT taken during the last three years (certificate/award letter should have been obtained within last three years from the last date of application form submission for Ph.D. 2023) will be considered valid. For those candidates who do not possess any of the above test scores (CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC or CSIR-NET), they need to appear in the entrance test (IIMJ-RAT) being conducted by IIM Jammu. Admission to the program is open to overseas candidates, including NRIs and foreign nationals.
The candidates short-listed based on 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 2023.
Candidates who received the admission offer from IIM Jammu and accepted the offer within the stipulated date need to send a commitment fee (Offer Acceptance Fee) of Rs. 36,000/- (the date of submission will be mentioned in the admission offer letter) along with the Offer Acceptance Form, which will be later adjusted against caution money deposit (Rs. 30,000/- refundable after adjusting dues, if any, at the time of leaving the Institute) and Alumni fee of Rs. 6,000/-. If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified in the Offer Letter, the commitment fees of Rs. 30000/- will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1000/- as processing charges. No refund in case of withdrawal from the Programme after registration.
3.1 CAT/GATE/GMAT/GRE/JRF/NET Score
Candidates who have appeared/are appearing for the CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) (certificate/award letter should have been obtained within the last three years from the last date of application form submission for Ph.D. 2023) 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 interview in the Month of May 2023.
- Business Communication: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET (UGC/CSIR)*
- Business Policy, Strategy & Entrepreneurship: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
- Economics & Business Environment: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
- Finance and Accounting: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
- IT Systems & Analytics: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
- Marketing: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
- Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
- Operations & Supply Chain Management: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF/NET(UGC/CSIR) *
*The NET/JRF- (UGC/CSIR) scores should be in a discipline relevant to the area being applied to.
Candidates residing outside India could take any of the above test/s (depending on the area to which they are applying) or appear for GMAT.
3.2 IIM Jammu Research Admission Test (IIMJ-RAT)
All the candidates have to appear in the IIMJ-Research Admission Test (IIMJ-RAT) while candidates possessing a valid score of (CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/NET/JRF-UGC/CSIR) are exempted from appearing in IIMJ-Research Admission Test (IIMJ-RAT). The test will include questions in Quantitative, Reasoning, English Comprehensions, Research, and Teaching Aptitude. Sample questions will be available on the website.
4. Admission Criteria
4.1. Test Score (CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/NET/JRF-UGC/CSIR) or IIMJ-RAT cut-off
The CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/NET/JRF-UGC/CSIR or IIMJ-RAT 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/NET/JRF-UGC/CSIR
* Verbal and Quantitative sections only.
* Verbal and Quantitative sections only.
** Only Relevant Subjects of GATE/NET will be considered.
*** Criteria will be declared later.
4.2. Personal Interview
Upon being shortlisted as per the entrance test score, the candidate has to appear for a personal interview before a 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.
4.3. Preparing the Merit List
Merit List will be prepared based on Personal Interview, Research Aptitude & Publications and Reference Letter, Academic Qualification, and Relevant Work Experience. The applicant is expected to submit the research proposal and two reference letters while applying. The candidate should have relevant work experience, and accordingly, marks will be given by the selection panel.
The composite score calculated based on the weights given below will be used to prepare the final merit list:
- Personal Interview (50%)
- Work Experience (15%):
- Academic Qualification (35%):
- 10th Standard: 10%
- 12th Standard: 10%
- Graduation: 10%
- Post-Graduation: 5%
Work Experience marks distribution
Experience (In Months)
Less than 36
5. Program Fee
PhD (working professional) candidates will be required to register in each term by paying a registration fee of Rs. 55,000 which includes air-conditioned hostel accommodation during campus modules. Food charges are as per actuals.
6. Changing Research Area
Once a candidate takes admission in a given area, s/he will have to pursue the doctoral work in that area only.
7. Important Dates
- Last Date for Application: 31st March 2023 (Tentative)
- IIMJ- RAT: 16th April 2023 (Tentative)
- Dates for Interview: 29th/30th April 2023 (Tentative)
Classes: Doctoral Scholars need to attend the classes in online/offline mode. However, they need to appear for the final examination on Campus.
This admission process is applicable only for the Doctoral Programme for Working Professional for 2023. IIM Jammu reserves the right to change/modify any part of the process, without any notice, at any stage of the admission process.