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PhD Programme Chairperson's Message

Welcome to IFMR GSB, Krea University’s PhD program.

Our PhD program builds on the rich history of research of IFMR, with its 50+ years of experience in research, and the dynamism of the new Krea University. It includes coursework, comprehensive oral and written examination, and research work under the guidance of faculty members. PhD students learn about the different areas of management by taking core graduate classes. They also take core PhD courses such as Philosophy of Science, Research Methods, and Introduction to Research in Management. Beyond these foundational courses, PhD students take elective graduate courses to learn about different areas of Management.

After passing the written and oral comprehensive examinations, PhD students work closely with their faculty advisor and their doctoral committee on their dissertation. Doctoral students can choose to work with faculty on topics from one or more of the seven Areas – Data Science & Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Accounting, & Quantitative Finance, Marketing, Operations, Organization Behaviour, and Strategy.

Upon completing their degree, our PhD graduates join reputed academic institutions and research organizations, contributing to knowledge development and dissemination.

If you are considering pursuing a PhD in Management, please go through the details provided and reach out to our PhD Office, if you have any questions.

Prof Shobha S Das
Chairperson – PhD Progamme

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Why Join IFMR GSB Doctoral Programme?

Opportunities For Excellence In Research And Teaching

PhD scholars publish extensively in reputed journals and present their research in various national and international conferences. The in-house “Journal of Emerging Market Finance” reinforces IFMR GSB’s research credentials. The annual research symposium provides an excellent platform for scholars to showcase their work and interact with researchers from reputed national and international institutions. The course of study is designed to provide intensive training in research and teaching.

Excellent Placements Possibilities

The alumni of the PhD programme have assumed positions as faculty in prestigious academic institutions such as Ashoka University, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, IIM Kashipur, IIM Shillong, IIM Amritsar and the Madras School of Economics. Other alumni are in significant roles in research institutes, think-tanks and corporates such as CRISIL, SCOPE International, ICICI, Institute
for Human Development and Centre for Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation.

Academic Departments

Data Science & Information Systems

Data Science

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Operations Management

Operations Management

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Finance & Accounting

Finance & Accounting

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Strategy Management

Strategic Management

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Marketing

Current PhD Scholars

Aditya Kumar

Aditya Kumar

Ajmal TK

Ajmal TK

Jains P Chacko

Jains P Chacko

Jyothis Maria Franklin

Jyothis Maria Franklin

Kalyani Pal

Kalyani Pal

Kumar Ashutosh

Kumar Ashutosh

Manasi

Manasi

Mohammed Hashim

Mohammed Hashim

Mugdha Kinhikar

Mugdha Kinhikar

Narbadeshwar Mishra

Narbadeshwar Mishra

Navya Murickken

Navya Murickken

Nidhin

Nidhin

Soumyabrata Basu

Soumyabrata Basu

Sristhi Singh

Sristhi Singh

Surabhi Somya

Surabhi Somya

Utkarsh Choudhary

Utkarsh Choudhary

Vismaya

Vismaya

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