IIM Shillong Phd Programme (Working Professionals) 2020-22 Admission

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have

A Master’s Degree (bachelor’s degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a master’s degree) or a 5-year Integrated Master’s Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline, with at least 55% marks in the bachelor’s and 60% in the master’s degrees
A Master’s Degree (A 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor’s degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks, followed by a master’s degree
A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 55% marks in B.Com degree.

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.

The above qualification should be 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, recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Test Scores and its Validity

IIM Shillong will consider valid scores of GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE or JRF (NET) for admission to PhD (WP) program. Valid score need to be entered while filling the application form.

The following categories of candidates are to be exempted from standard tests stated above but will be required to produce two reference letters from senior leadership.

A.Graduates of PGP programs (2 year fulltime) of IIMs or An Indian institute/university that has featured in the top 50 institutes/universities as per the NIRF list released by the Government of India (List of Management Schools, any year) with CGPA 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent OR
B. Individuals with at least 10 years of rich managerial/work experience from government and non-government sector. OR
C. Individuals with minimum 5 years of post PGP experience with PGP from IIMs

Admission Process for PhD Programme (Working Professionals) 2022

Candidates eligible as above, will be shortlisted based on recommendations of the appropriate committee. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for personal interview (and /or written test ) online for final selection.

Application Procedure

The application form should be filled up and submitted online.

The candidates are requested to be careful while filling in the form and to check the same before submitting it. In case any candidate submits the form more than once, the first such submission will only be considered.

The candidates should take a print of the online form before submitting the same. If the candidate is applying for two areas, two copies must be submitted. The soft copy (ies) of the online application form, one for each area, with a recent photograph pasted and with all supporting documents (including self-attested copies of mark sheet and certificates of all public examinations starting from 10th, experience certificate, relevant score card, age proof, etc.) attached separately with each form may be sent online

Programme Fees

Amount Details Date of Payment
INR 50,000 Acceptance Fees (non-refundable) Fourth Week of May 2022
INR 3,00,000 Program Fee Instalment First Week of June 2022
INR 2,50,000 Program Fee Instalment First Week of June 2023
INR 2,00,000 Program Fee Instalment First Week of June 2024
INR 2,00,000 Program Fee Instalment First Week of June 2025

Application Fee

The application fee is Rs.2000/-


Reservation for eligible categories will be as per Government of India rules applicable for doctoral program at the time of admission.

Program Duration

The minimum commitment to the program is 3 years, but Scholars are expected to complete the program in four years and ensure that they complete the requirements of the program within this stipulated time. In case Scholar is not able to complete the program in four years, they can be given two extensions of 6 months each depending upon their progress.

Program Continuation

The candidates who go beyond the above stipulated time may be allowed to continue in the program depending upon their progress and with payment of continuation fee but not beyond 7 years as under:

  • After completion of 4 years into the program an extension of one year will be given subject to a payment of continuation fee of Rs.25, 000/- every 6 months.
  • After completion of 5 years into the program an appeal to the Director has to be made and such participant may be allowed to continue in the program on a six monthly extension basis for a period of maximum of two years subject to payment of a continuation fee of Rs. 50,000/- every 6 months.
  • Beyond 7 years there will be no further extension.

Important Dates

Application Stages Dates
Date of filling the application form and submitting the form online January 1, 2022-March 7, 2022
Announcements of short-listed candidates Second Half of March, 2022
Interview of shortlisted candidates April, 2022
Announcement of Selected Candidates May, 2022
Registration and Commencement of the Program June, 2022