Q1. What is Executive Doctoral Program in Management (EDPM)?

Executive Doctoral Program is a non-residential PhD Program for working executives at IIMT who would like to carry out serious academic research in the field of management without compromising on their ongoing professional pursuits. For further details, visit: https://www.iimtrichy.ac.in/edpm 

Q2. Who can apply for the program?

Professionals who want to pursue a career in advanced research and academics (including teaching) are the ideal candidates for this Program. The applicant should have high scholastic ability, aptitude for research and excellent analytical skills. He/She should have enough motivation to withstand the rigour of the Program.

Q3. What is expected from the Executive Doctoral Program students?

They are expected to complete coursework, pass a comprehensive exam, and then do publishable quality research of an international standard.

Q4. Is there an application fee for the program?

Yes, an application fee of Rs.500/- (No fee for SC / ST / DAP candidates) to be remitted through NEFT in favour of IIMT

Q5. Do I need to be an MBA/PGPM for doing this Program?

Not necessary. The course work provides understanding of relevant fields of management. Different areas prefer students from diverse backgrounds to match the area requirement

Q6. What is the programme fees?

Fees: 10 Lakhs (excluding Accommodation and food) to be paid in four installments.

Q7. How long is the EDPM program?

Students are expected to complete the programme within four years. However, the maximum duration by which a student is expected to complete the graduating requirements of the programme is five years.

Q8. What is the programme structure?

Students begin with doctoral level courses from the first term itself, and are required to opt for area  specific specialization for the requisite exposure to general management inputs. For further details, visit: https://www.iimtrichy.ac.in/edpm

Q9. When does the programme start?

The tentative application process starts in November/December and the programme is expected to start in July.

Q10. How many students get selected per year?

The selection is area specific and entirely depends on the candidate's performance.  There is no limit on number of candidates.

Q11. For how many areas can I apply in a year?

You can apply for a maximum of two areas in a year.

Q12. What's the degree/title that I get at the completion of the course?

Students are awarded the degree of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (PhD) in the student's area of specialization

Q13. Do I have the scope to do interdisciplinary research?

Yes, No restrictions on interdisciplinary work.  Idea can be discussed with faculty before execution. Much of the research work done by our students is interdisciplinary in nature.

Q14. Is there an option to convert EDPM to DPM programme after admission?


Q15. Is there an tentative boarding costs including food and accommodation?

No, Institute does not hold responsibility.