Yes. The applications for the PhD Program, IFMR-GSB, Krea University for 2020-21 is officially closed.
Yes. The candidates shortlisted for the next round have been informed via email and will be updated on the further process.
Bearing in mind the mandated regulations and interest of the health and safety of citizens – the Research Ability Test and Personal Interview for PhD will now be an online process.
Please be assured that all the shortlisted candidates will be duly informed of the revised timeline and changes in the format of the selection process, shortly. Please check your mail id (as mentioned in your application) for further communication.
There is no age limit for admission to the PhD Programme.
No, work experience is not mandatory for admission.
Application form can be downloaded from the PhD admission section in IFMR GSB’s website. There is no application fee. The filled-in application form has to be sent along with the self-attested supporting documents to the following address:
IFMR Graduate School of Business
5655, Central Expressway,
Sri City, 517 646
You can also email the application form with supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission of application is Monday, March 16, 2020.
Yes, a written Research Ability Test and Personal Interview will be held at Sri City campus
|Name of the Process||Dates|
|Application opens||Thursday, January 9, 2020|
|Deadline for submission of application||Monday, March 16, 2020|
|Announcement of the shortlist for Research Ability Test and Personal Interview||Friday, March 20, 2020|
*Above dates are tentative and are subject to change
There is no fee to be paid for the PhD programme. However, one-time payment of INR 50,000/- towards refundable caution deposit is applicable..
The total duration of the programme is minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 5 years inclusive of the two-year course work.
Students are admitted to the PhD programme and in due course have the option of choosing from the following area(s) of specialisation:
|II||Area Specific Electives|
|III||Formation of Doctoral Committee|
Research Progress Report
|IV & V||Research Progress Report|
In the first two years of the programme, first year core courses and second year area specific elective courses are offered with MBA students. Additionally, Doctoral courses are also offered in the second year.
No, currently only a full-time residential programme is offered.
Yes, Krea University has UGC approval.
IFMR GSB has a 100% placement record since inception. Our alumni are well-placed in leadings firms across various sectors such as Investment Banking, IT, Insurance, Manufacturing, SCM, FMCG & Microfinance. The organizations include Accenture, Bank of America, Cap Gemini, Credit Suisse, Crisil, CTS, Deloitte, EY, Genpact, HDFC Bank, Honeywell, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Infosys, JP Morgan, RECL, SBI Caps, Standard Chartered, Vedanta, etc. For more details, please refer to https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/corporate-relations.html
Applicants who may have taken a break in their studies/work can apply citing the reasons for the same in the online application. The Admissions Committee will review the gap based on the reasons given.