IIM JAMMU

PhD (Part-Time) Admission Policy

This document details the admission process for the Ph.D. program in Part-Time Mode at IIM Jammu for the Academic Year 2022-23. 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 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

2.1. Qualifications

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.

Or

  • A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50*# percent marks

Or

  • 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.

Or

  • A four-year/8 semester Bachelor's degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks.

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 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. 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%
EWS 10%
PwD 5%

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 (Part-Time) 2022. 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 endeavor 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 fulfill 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 JRF (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. 2022) will be considered valid. For those candidates who do not possess any of the above test scores (CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC or CSIR-JRF), they need to appear in the entrance test 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 2022.

Candidates who received the admission offer from IIM Jammu and accepted the offer within the stipulated date need to send a commitment 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. If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified in the Offer Letter, the 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 other charges, where applicable.

Registration and Inauguration of the Programme will be held during third week of June 2022 (tentative).

3.1 CAT/GATE/JRF/GMAT/GRE Score

Candidates who have appeared/are appearing for the CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF(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. 2022) 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 2022.

  • Business Communication: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF (UGC/CSIR)*
  • Business Policy, Strategy & Entrepreneurship: CAT/GRE/GMAT/ /JRF(UGC/CSIR) *
  • Economics & Business Environment: CAT/GRE/GMAT /JRF(UGC/CSIR) *
  • Finance and Accounting: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF(UGC/CSIR) *
  • IT Systems & Analytics: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF(UGC/CSIR) *
  • Marketing: CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF(UGC/CSIR) *
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management : CAT/GRE/GMAT/JRF(UGC/CSIR) *
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management: CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF (UGC/CSIR) *

*The 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 tests (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 who do not possess any of the test scores (CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR), are required to appear in the IIMJ-Research Admission Test (IIMJ-RAT). The test will include questions in Quantitative, Reasoning, English Comprehensions, Research, and Teaching Aptitude. Sample questions will be put on the website.

4. Admission Criteria

4.1. Test Score (CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR) or IIMJ-RAT cut-off to shortlist for PI

The CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/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/JRF-UGC/CSIR

Test

CAT

GRE

GMAT

GATE**

JRF-UGC/CSIR**

IIMJ-RAT

 

Sectional

Overall

Sectional*

Sectional*

Overall

All GATE

Qualified

All JRF-
UGC/CSIR

Qualified

 

Qualified as per IIM Jammu criteria
**

 

General

70

80

70

70

80

SC

55

65

55

55

65

ST

55

65

55

55

65

NC-OBC

65

75

65

65

75

PwD

55

65

55

55

65

EWS

65

75

65

65

75

* Verbal and Quantitative sections only.

** Only Relevant Subjects of GATE/JRF 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 Mark Distribution

Experience (In Months) =0 =<12 12.01-24 24.01-36 36.01-48 48.01-60 60.01-72 72.01-84 84.01-96 96.01-108 108.01-120 120.01-132 132.01-144 144.01-156 156.01-168 =>168.01
Marks(15) Not Eligible 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

5. Program Fee

The Doctoral Scholars will be required to register on the registration day before the start of each Term by paying a registration fee of INR 20,000.

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: 30th April 2022
  • IIMJ- RAT: Second week of May 2022
  • Dates for Interview: 27-29 May 2022

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 in Part-time mode for 2022-23 academic year. IIM Jammu reserves the right to change/modify any part of the process, with due notice, at any stage of the admission process.