Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent to apply for IIMT’s Doctoral Program in Management (PhD):

  1.     A Master’s Degree in any discipline securing at least 60 percent marks (or equivalent) or a two-year post-graduate diploma securing atleast 60 percent marks (or   equivalent), in addition to a Bachelors’ degree/equivalent with at least 60 percent marks (or equivalent) obtained after a minimum of three years of education.
  2.    Five-year / four-year Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in any discipline, with at least 60% marks (or equivalent).
  3.     A professional qualification like CA / ICWA / CS (with atleast 50 percent aggregate marks) alongwith  Bachelor's degree (with atleast 60 percent marks).
  4.     A 4-year / 8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 percent (or equivalent).

Note:

  1. In addition to the above academic eligibility, minimum 60 percent marks in Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) is required.
  2. Five percent Marks relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates
  3. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice followed by the respective University/Institution. In 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 marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result by 100.
  4. The Master's degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or (c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. 

AND

Have a score of CAT or GMAT or GATE * or GRE or UGC-JRF or IIMB as applicable. Validity of score: Two years from the date of the test and valid as on date of submission of the DPM application. Note that the eligibility tests considered by the respective areas are given in the following table:

  Acceptable Test Scores for DPM 2023 Batch Admission process
Area Acceptable Test Scores
 Business Law CAT / GMAT / GRE/IIMB Test/ UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)/**CLAT
Economics & Public Policy CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)
Finance and Accounting CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)
Information Systems and Analytics CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test / GATE (computer science, information technology & statistics / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)
Marketing CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)
Operations Management and Decision Sciences CAT / GMAT / GRE/ IIMB Test / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas) / GATE* (Mechanical/Production and Industrial/Computer Science)
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)
Strategy CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test / UGC-JRF (Management & Allied Areas)

 

 Note: Candidates appearing for GATE 2023 can also apply. If the DPM admission interviews are held before the GATE results are declared, candidates should bring a copy of their admit card to the interview and the admission offer will be finalized only after receiving the GATE score from the candidate within the stipulated time. If GATE results are declared before the interviews, candidates should bring a copy of their score card to the interview. In the online admission form, such candidates can enter 'NA' in the 'Score' column of Section 4.

 Note: Candidates who have taken CLAT PG exam in the years 2020 and 2021 are eligible to apply to this programme with their marks sheet and the LLM course completion certificate. However, if the candidate is still pursuing the LLM degree, then they should be in a position to submit the course completion certificate before the registration date (tentatively around June / July 2023)"

IIM Bangalore(IIMB) Test:
IIMB Test is one of the valid tests being considered for admission to a PhD programme at IIMT. IIMB Test 2022 shall be conducted (ONLINE) twice this year (2022). The first round of test was already conducted on Sunday, November 20, 2022 and the second round of test will be conducted on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Those candidates interested in taking the IIMB Test are required to inform the DPR Office, IIM Tiruchirappalli (dproffice@iimtrichy.ac.in) through email by 15th December 2022 to enable IIM Bangalore to create login credentials to take the IIMB Test.   Test scores for the IIMB Test conducted on either of the dates (20/11/2022 or 18/12/2022) will be accepted for shortlisting purposes.

Information on appearing for the IIMB test:
A.  Applicants can indicate the test round in the PhD online application before submission. Please refer to the notified admission process on our website.
B.  Applicants can choose to appear on any one of these two dates. If any applicant appears for the IIMB Test twice [refer point (D) below], the latest test score will be considered for further processing.
C. If the applicant opts for the First round test scheduled on November 20, 2022 and if for any reason is unable to attend the test, they shall seek approval from IIMB to appear for the next round with a valid reason for consideration by IIMB. The decision of IIMB shall be final. If permitted by IIMB, the applicant can appear for the Second Round test scheduled on December 18, 2022 by paying the test fee of Rs.1000/- as per the procedure given in the Instructions.
D.  If any applicant has already appeared for the First round test on November 20, 2022 but would like to reappear for the next round of test again, they can appear for the Second Round test scheduled on December 18, 2022 by paying the test fee of Rs.1000/- as per the procedure given in the Instructions on our website. [refer to point (b) above].  
E. The test score evaluated will be used for the internal processing of the application, and as a practice, no scorecard shall be issued for the IIMB Test.
Applicants opting to take IIMB Test should choose this option in the application. IIMB Test (ONLINE) will be conducted by IIM Bangalore on December 18, 2022.
Please follow the link below for more information. Also, find the important dates for your reference.

https://www.iimb.ac.in/node/10699

 

Important Dates:

Last date for Applying to IIMB Test

November 14, 2022 (for IIMB Test on November 20, 2022).
December 12, 2022 (for IIMB Test on Dec 18, 2022)

IIMB Test [Online]

 

Slot -1:  November 20, 2022
Slot -2:  December 18, 2022

How to apply:

Candidates are required to apply online. They can apply to a maximum of two areas of specialization. An application fee of Rs.1000/- is required, which has to be remitted online(NEFT/UPI) through the procedure provided in the instructions. No application fee is applicable in the case of SC/ST/PwD candidates.  A separate fee of Rs. 1000/- is applicable for all candidates if they choose to report IIMB Test scores for the admission process. Scanned copies of all academic mark sheets, certificates, qualifying examination scorecards, category certificates and research proposals are to be uploaded along with the online application form.

•    Online application will open on – December 1st, 2022
•    The Last date for submission of Online Application is - January 31st, 2023 (23:59 Hours)
Note: -
•    IIMB Test fee of Rs. 1000/- shall be paid along with IIMT PhD application (Total Rs. 2,000/-) to IIM Tiruchirappalli.
•    IIMB Test (online) will be conducted by IIMB.

Condition

The Master's degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Candidates who are in the final year of their qualifying degree programme that would make them eligible can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2023 from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the university/institute (issued on or before June 15, 2023) stating that they have appeared for the examinations (including practical examinations) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Master's/Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification.

Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheet and a certificate of having passed the Master's / Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal/Registrar of their college/institute. The deadline for submission of mark sheet and the certificate is September 30, 2023. Non fulfillment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Note: Candidates appearing for GATE 2023 can also apply. If the DPM admission interviews are held before the GATE results are declared, candidates should bring a copy of their admit card to the interview and the admission offer will be finalized only after receiving the GATE score from the candidate within the stipulated time. If GATE results are declared before the interviews, candidates should bring a copy of their score card to the interview. In the online admission form, such candidates can enter 'NA' in the 'Score' column of Section 4.

Reservation

IIM Tiruchirappalli will follow Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).

Relaxation

Candidates with a PGDM (full-time 2-year MBA program) from any of the IIMs or a PGPBM from IIM Tiruchirappalli will be exempted from having to take the eligibility tests (CAT / GRE / GMAT/ GATE/ UGC -JRF/CLAT) provided the student has a CGPA greater than 2.6/4.33 or equivalent and has obtained the diploma within five years from the year of admission to the DPM program. The candidate will need to record the CGPA obtained in their coursework in the 'Score' column of section 4 of the online form to place their candidature. After submission of the application, the selection process for such a candidate will be identical to that being followed for other candidates.