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Advertisement No. IIMJ/Advt/Post-Doctoral/2022/01

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu is launching the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) Program from 2022. Postdoctoral training is imparted for scholarly development and career advancement for individuals who have obtained a doctoral degree. It would be instituted in IIM Jammu as part of its research outreach activities. Up to five fellowships would be made available per year. IIM Jammu aims to provide an opportunity to young research scholars to pursue active research in their respective field of specialization (or an interdisciplinary field) within broad contours of business management. It is a fulltime program with a duration of one year, extendable for another year subject to satisfactory progress. Institute will admit young researchers as institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. Under this scheme, PDRFs will carry out advanced research at IIM Jammu with a faculty member of IIM Jammu as a mentor. Due to limitations in the number of PDRFs, a faculty member can mentor a maximum of one PDRF at a time.

Program Objectives:

  • The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is designed keeping in view IIM Jammu's aim to create a high-quality research environment in the institute, with intentions to promote high-quality research by research scholars with a doctoral degree and an outstanding academic record.
  • IIM Jammu also aims to address pertinent issues through adequate research work done by PDRF that would focus on solving societal and business issues faced by businesses-small or large, public or private in developing and developed countries. It will bridge the gap between theory and practise.
  • The program facilitates the development of a professional identity of the research scholar, including the evolution of self-identity from student to professional and the ability to assume professional and personal responsibility for one's independent research work.
  • The Fellows would add significantly to the academic vibrancy of the IIM Jammu through their own research, as well as by working jointly with faculty members on research and by presenting seminars.


  • Candidates with a Ph.D. Degree from institutions of high repute like IIMs, IITs, IISERs, IISc Bangalore, NITIE Mumbai, Central/State Universities, or an equivalent level in such other globally recognized Indian or foreign institutions of comparable standards as may be decided by IIM Jammu can apply within five years of completion of their Ph.D. The thesis must be in appropriate disciplines.
  • Those who have submitted their thesis for Ph.D. degree may also apply. However, such candidates are expected to complete the Ph.D. programme and submit provisional degree at the time of joining or original Ph.D. degree certificate within 6 months from the date of joining as PDRF.
  • From the Ph.D. thesis, at least one research publication should be in ABDC category journals/ conference proceedings.
  • Applicants must have a consistently good academic record and demonstrated research potential.
  • A Ph.D. degree holder from IIM Jammu is eligible to apply only after gaining one year of post-PhD relevant experience and under the mentorship of other than his/her PhD supervisor(s).
  • The age limit for applications for the PDRFs is a maximum of 35 years (this limit may be relaxed by 5 years for women, PWD and SC/ST applicants)
  • Both Indian and Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for PDRF. If selected, before joining the Institute, a foreign national candidate will have to obtain required permission from concerned authority of the Government of India.

Stipend and Other Benefits:

  • Each fellowship will carry a monthly Stipend of ₹ 70,000/ p.m. consolidated, depending on the level of prior experience of the chosen candidate. In addition, a contingency grant of Rs.50,000/- per annum will be provided. The entire duration of the fellowship will be for a fixed period of one year, with continuation of fellowship in the second-year subject to satisfactory performance in the first year.
  • The IIM Jammu would pay ₹ 1,00,000/- (upper limit) for attending one reputed international conference during their entire tenure with the post-doctoral program, on a reimbursement basis, upon production of receipts. This conference grant can be accessed only after completing the first year of the fellowship program and submission of one joint research paper with IIM Jammu faculty member for publication in a reputed journal (at least category B in ABDC journal rankings).
  • Office space will be provided to PDRF along with a computer and printer. They will be issued special research library card, enabling them to borrow up to ten books from the library at a time.

Candidates can apply to the following areas of Specialization:

  • Economics, Business Environment and Strategy
  • Finance and Accounting
  • IT Systems & Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain

Assignments During Tenure:

  • Fellows will conduct academic research jointly with a faculty member in their area of interest. The goal will be to publish in the top, internationally recognized journals. It is expected that at the end of the first year, the candidate will have published at least two papers in the working paper series of the Institute/ one manuscript under-review in a B-category journal as per the institute policy by the end of the first year and one ABDC B-category paper by the end of the second year.
  • At the end of one year, the candidate may be issued a certificate of completion PDRF in management by IIM Jammu, if not extended in the second year after a review to determine the adequacy of the fellow's research contribution while holding the PDRF at IIM Jammu.
  • If the PDRF wishes to leave the program before the end of the tenure, he/she can do so with prior approval of the mentor/s giving one month's notice. The fellowship may be terminated by the Institute if the performance/conduct of the fellow is unsatisfactory after giving one month's notice to the PDRF.
  • The post-doctoral fellows will conform to all the rules and regulations of the institute governing the services of its employees.

Performance Assessment During the Tenure:

  1. After joining the PDRF position, the PDRF will carry out research work under the guidance of the Mentor in the concerned Academic Area/Centre.
  2. The performance of the PDRF will be assessed by the Performance Assessment Committee (PAC) constituted by the Director.
  3. The PDRF is required to submit a progress report on research work carried out and research findings supported by reprints/preprints/manuscripts of the papers published/ accepted/ presented for publication or presentations for this purpose to the PAC trough the Mentor.
  4. The PAC will evaluate the performance of the PDRF. The PDRF is also required give a presentation every six months to the PAC.
  5. The second-year extension of the fellowship will be based on the recommendation of the PAC on a prescribed form.
  6. The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of 1 year, extendable for a further period of one more year based on the progress of the PDRF and the recommendation of PAC.


  • For details and online application, please logon to IIM Jammu website www.iimj.ac.in.
  • Incomplete applications in any respect will not be entertained by the Institute.
  • The Institute reserves the right to consider and to fill or not to fill positions in any of the above/and or any other specialization(s).
  • Total no. of vacancy 5 out of areas/specialization mentioned which is limited to 1 per specialization.
  • All qualifications must be from UGC recognized University/ Deemed University or AICTE approved autonomous institution (wherever applicable). The courses offered by autonomous institutions should be equivalent to the relevant course approved/ recognized by Association of Indian University (AIU).
  • No correspondence/queries will be entertained from candidates regarding e-mail delays, conduct and result of interview, result of interview and reasons for not being called for the research seminar and interview.
  • Reservation Policy will apply as per the Government of India Rules.
  • Last date for receipt of Online Application is 23rd April 2022.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the website of IIM Jammu (www.iimj.ac.in ) regularly for updates. Amendments, corrigendum (if any), will be placed on the Institute website only.
  • Please address all queries regarding the application to facultyrecruitment@iimj.ac.in / Phone No: 0191-2585837.