• The Part-time PhD Program in Management is designed for practising corporate executives, faculty members and research scholars who aspire to become thought leaders in the domain of academic research.
  • The Part-time PhD Program works in an almost similar manner as the Full-time PhD Program.
  • The course work is completed over a period of two years and the candidate is expected to make eight visits to campus for 9 days each.
  • The processes related to PhD Qualifying Examination, Thesis Proposal submission & approval and Thesis submission and Viva voce are the same as the Full-time PhD Program.
  • The PhD. Program is rigorous and interdisciplinary. It is regularly updated, benchmarking the academic delivery against the best standards.
  • The intensity of the program demands energy and zeal in pursuit of greater insight into the chosen topic and a willingness to master all essential components of academic research.
  • The program has four phases, namely, Coursework, Qualifying Examination, Preparation of Thesis Proposal and Thesis Work & Submission of Thesis.

Admission Modalities (Full time & Part time)

  • Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with medium of instruction as English and
  • Post graduation in Management (full time with specialization in Marketing / Finance / Human Resource Management / Operations from an UGC approved University) with 55% and above marks Or
  • Post Graduation (full time) in Economics/Commerce/Psychology/Sociology/Public Administration/ Statistics/Mathematics or in an allied discipline from a recognized University in India or abroad with 55% and above marks Or
  • • A professional qualification like CFA / CA / CWA / CS with 60% and above marks.
  • All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis).

Admission Procedure

The candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. program (Full time / Part time) offered by IBS Hyderabad have to appear for IBSAT.


  • IBSAT is an online aptitude test conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (a deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC act 1956), for students seeking admission to the MBA / Ph.D. programs of IBS Hyderabad. IBSAT is an aptitude test based on Computer Based Test (CBT) format. The test is of 2 hours duration and is conducted in 4-5 sessions per day at test centers across India.
  • GMAT® scores, CAT and NMAT scores are also considered. Candidates with GMAT® score of 500 and above and CAT percentile of 60 and above are exempted from IBSAT.
  • IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders and UGC NET qualified candidates are also exempted from IBSAT.

Selection Process

The candidates who are short listed based on IBSAT / GMAT / CAT are called for selection process at IBS Hyderabad. The final selection is based on an aptitude test in Research methods, micro-presentation and Technical Interview.

Fee Structure

Part time Ph.D students have to pay Rs. 40000 towards admission fee (non-refundable). The Program fee of Rs. 60,000 per semester is to be paid for 8 semesters. There is neither fee waiver nor fellowship/stipend for Part-time Ph.D Program candidates.