Executive PhD Admission Process



Exe PhD Admission 2022 Flyer

The candidate must hold, subject to the condition laid down below, As per MHRD guidelines:

1. Master’s Degree (i.e., Bachelor’s Degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a Master’s Degree) or Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in any discipline or Integrated (Dual) Degree from IITs/IIMs/Other reputed Institutions/ Universities from NIRF top 50 Ranking 2021, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average in the Bachelor’s as well as 60% in the Master’s Degree.


2. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with B. Com Degree, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average in the professional degree as well as in the B. Com Degree.


3. A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor's degree in Engineering (B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc. Engineering/B. Arch) with at least 6.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or equivalent percent marks.

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer), and Persons-with-Disabilities will be given a 5% relaxation in the minimum marks requirement.


Minimum 5 years of full time managerial/executive/professional work experience as on 31st March 2022 after graduation 


IIM Sambalpur follows the Government of India’s Reservation Policy.



Candidates applying for Executive PhD programme are required to take any of the following standard tests

1.  Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT. CAT 2019, 2020 & 2021 is valid for 2022 Executive PhD Admission at IIM Sambalpur. 
2.    Alternatively, those who have GRE/GATE/GMAT/JRF (UGC/CSIR) taken during the last two years will be considered valid for 2021 Admission. 
3.    IIM Sambalpur Research Aptitude Test (IIMSAT). For more details of IIMSAT Pattern Click Here

Note: Standard Test Score is not required if an applicant is PGP Alumni of any IIMs or Institutions/ Universities in NIRF 2021 top 50 Ranking of any two-year full-time PGP programme /Integrated Programme in Management where such courses are offered with a minimum CGPA 6.0 and above in a 10-point scale or equivalent. 

Part-time/evening/weekend/Distance Learning programmes of IIM or Institutions as specified above are NOT considered. 
Selection will be based on Test Score, Personal Interview, Academic Qualifications, Relevant work experience, Research Aptitude, Publications and Reference Letter/ Letter of Recommendation.

Areas of Specialization

The areas of specialization that will be available are:
1. Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
2. Finance & Accounting Management
3. Production and Operations Management
4. Economics
5. Policy & Strategic Management
6. Information System Management
7. Marketing Management

Program Fee

The fee structure of the students will be Rs. 5.5 lakh.

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year


Rs. 2,50,000/-

Rs. 1,00,000/-

Rs. 1,00,000/-

Rs. 1,00,000/-

Rs. 5,50,000/-

The fees will include tuition, course material, and library resources only. Hostel and mess charges shall be borne by the participants. After four years of programme, the candidate will pay Rs. 50,000/- per year as course fee in the subsequent years.


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