Indian Institute of Management Rohtak is a premier institute of management education in India. The Doctoral   Programme in Management (DPM) of the Indian Institute of Management Rohtak is a full-time residential doctoral programme (Ph.D.) offered in various disciplines. The programme aims at:

1. Developing high-quality researchers and teachers for academic institutions in India and abroad.

2. Producing top-quality management experts and thinkers for business organizations, government,  and  society in India and abroad.                                              

Areas of Specialization:                                        

   The DPM will be offered in the following broad Areas:

  • Economics & Public Policy
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing & Strategic Management
    • Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
    • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

The programme duration is four years. The participants are given a monthly stipend, waiver of tuition fees, contingency grant to attend international/national conferences and support for research visits to global partner institutions.

IIM Rohtak aims at excelling in interdisciplinary research globally and is deeply committed to foster fundamental, applied, and policy-oriented research. It is open to work with partners from academia, industry and government in  fulfilling its goal of excellence. The Institute is strategically located in the National Capital Region and located in the   National Capital Region and has proximity to the industrial clusters and the seats of policymakers. Doctoral Programme Management (DPM) at IIM Rohtak strives to incorporate the strengths of similar programmes in other IIMs and other major institutions and has included specific innovative features as per the emerging needs. specific innovative features as per the emerging needs. The DPM programme is in line with the vision of the institute to be a global leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in management and to be India’s future global learning center similar to the ancient Nalanda University.

Admission Process:

The admission to DPM of IIM Rohtak is open to all Indian citizens, non-resident Indians, persons of Indian origin living abroad and other foreign citizens. Admission to the programme will be based on the academic qualifications, performance in the qualifying examination/tests, personal interviews and the work experience. The DPM programme is a full-time completely residential programme for a duration of four years. 

Basic Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates should have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Post-Graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA;
  • Bachelor degree with at least 55% marks and Qualifications of CA, ICWA or CS.
  • Bachelor degree with at least 55% marks and Qualifications of LLB degree.
  • MBBS degree holders with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA + 12 months’ experience.
  • 4-years/ 8 Semesters Bachelor’s degree, with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks + 12 months’ experience as on June 1, 2024.
  • Five years Integrated Master’s Degree program in any discipline, with at least 55% marks

Those who are in the final year of their Masters Programme are also eligible to apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the university/institute that they have cleared first year and will be able to submit final year provisional mark sheet latest by Sep 30, 2024. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheets and a pass certificate of masters degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute. The deadline for submission of mark sheet and the pass certificate is December 31, 2024. Please note that those candidates who have applied on the basis of their master’s degree will have to meet the minimum 55% marks criteria and submit the final degree mark sheet/pass certificate. Non-fulfilment of these conditions will automatically result in cancellation of the provisional admission.

Qualifying Examination:

  • A candidate fulfilling the basic eligibility criteria should have a valid test score (not older than five years from the closing date of application) in any of the following tests mentioned for the respective area:
AreaQualifying Examination
Economic & Public PolicyCAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Finance & AccountingCAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Management Information SystemsCAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Marketing & Strategic ManagementCAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC- NET in relevant discipline*
Operations Management & Quantitative TechniquesCAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management CAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC-NET in relevant discipline*

*For Example, relevant subject areas are: Commerce, Computer Science and applications, Economics, Labour welfare and personnel management, Mass communication and journalism, Management, Political science, Psychology, Public administration, Tourism administration and management

  • Candidates possessing PGDM/MBA of IIMs with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent will be eligible for interview process directly. Further, if they are selected, they will be exempted from first year PGP courses.
  • Non-Resident Indians, persons of Indian origin and other foreign citizens should have a valid GMAT/GRE score of not older than five years from the closing date of application.
  • Candidates with 2 years of academic experience and master degree or candidate with M.Phil. or Candidates with Master Degree with thesis in the relevant disciplines may directly appear for Research Aptitude Test (RAT) to be conducted by IIM Rohtak for shortlisting. 

Research Aptitude Test (RAT)

IIM Rohtak RAT will test candidates on quantitative ability, verbal ability and research aptitude.

 Personal Interview:

The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The candidates will be assessed for their intellectual capabilities, research aptitude and interest in the management discipline.

Important Dates

The important dates of the admission process are shown as follows:

Sr. NoEventDate
1Application Process StartsDecember 20, 2023
2Last date of ApplicationMarch 15, 2024
3Application ShortlistingMarch 22, 2024
4DPM RAT examinationApril 15, 2024
5DPM InterviewsApril 15-16, 2024
6Announcement of ResultsApril 25, 2024
7Offer Acceptance & ConfirmationApril 30, 2024
8Joining and ReportingJune 06, 2024*

* Tentative

How to apply:

The online application form can be filled through following link on a payment of Rs. 2928/- (for Indian Citizens) and $ 100 (for foreign citizens or NRIs) as registration charges. The printed application form along with all the documents to be submitted /sent through post to the institute after the online registration on or before February 29, 2024. The required documents for the DPM application are mentioned in Annexure A-1.


The participants of the DPM will be given a monthly stipend as mentioned below:

  • Rs. 34,000 for the first two years and
  • Rs. 40,000 after passing the second year

In addition to this, a merit Fellowship (subject to satisfactory performance) of Rs. 10,000 per month in the second year and Rs. 15,000 per month in the third and fourth years is given to the deserving participants.

Contingency Grant:

All the participants will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 2,50,000/- distributed across four years of the programme.

Financial Support for Conferences/Academic Exchange:

The participants will be provided potential financial support for attending national and international conferences as well as for academic exchange visits to partner institutions as per the institute norms.

Hostel and Medical Facilities:

The DPM of IIM Rohtak is a full-time residential programme and all the participants are required to stay on the campus. The existing medical facilities that are being used by other members of the Institute will be available to them.


IIM Rohtak will not charge tuition fee from the participants who receive the monthly stipend. They are expected to pay for their food expenses, electricity & water bill, admission offer acceptance fee, alumni association fee, and any other fee specified by the Institute.

The participants who are admitted under the categories of non-resident Indians, persons of Indian origin living abroad and other foreign citizens will be required to pay the fees as specified by the Institute.



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