IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University invites applicants for its PhD Programme

IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University invites applicants for its PhD Programme

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IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB), Krea University opened admissions for its full-time residential research programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Candidates applying to the PhD programme, can choose from several areas of specialization including Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Data Science, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Strategic Management.

Application forms are available for download at the PhD Admission Section in IFMR GSB’s website ( Duly filled forms along with the supporting self-attested documents can be mailed to the postal address of IFMR GSB on or before 5th March 2020.

Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, Krea University said “IFMR GSB has already established itself as a leader with a rich array of distinguished professors and collaborative learning opportunities. The PhD programme builds on the Krea University ethos of interwoven learning and critical thinking to offer an exciting and intellectually stimulating research environment. The Krea ecosystem presents an excellent opportunity for students to collaborate with researchers and experts on interdisciplinary research and capacity building initiatives in a wide variety of areas in Management, Economics and Finance.”

"From its inception IFMR-GSB has been a center for intellectual thought and research excellence.  The updated PhD programme under KREA university builds on this foundation to provide a rigorous and varied curriculum combined with research opportunities  in various areas of Management.  The faculty are distinguished academicians and the university regularly hosts leading researchers and thought leaders from around the world. Alumni from IFMR have gone on to assume significant teaching and research positions in reputable institutions." says Dr. Shoba Das, Officiating Dean, IFMR Graduate School of Business.

The IFMR GSB Research Program offers significant advantages and benefits including,

  • Tuition Fee Waiver
  • Stipend ranging from INR 35,000 to 45,000 per month
  • Funding support up to INR 3 lakhs for international conferences and INR 30,000 for national conferences
  • Academic Vacation for 30 days apart from earned leave in a year
  • Attractive Financial Incentives for Referred Journal Publications.

Vijaya C. Subramanian, Chairperson of PhD Progamme shares, “at IFMR GSB, accomplished faculty work closely with PhD scholars as partners on a challenging and highly fulfilling academic journey. The PhD programme is uniquely designed to provide students the flexibility and freedom to explore a wide array of interdisciplinary areas in a stimulating, collaborative environment. Through in-depth coursework combined with impactful research, the PhD programme at IFMR GSB is committed to training highly accomplished researchers”.

Course Structure




  • Core Courses


  • Area Specific Electives
  • Doctoral Courses
  • Comprehensive Examination


  • Formation of Doctoral Committee
  • Proposal Presentation
  • Research Progress Report

IV & V

  • Research Progress Report
  • Viva Voce Examination
  • Thesis Submission

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