Applications Invited For IIM Sambalpur’s Pioneering Dual-Degree Doctoral Programme; Know Eligibility Criteria & Other Details

Sambalpur: IIM Sambalpur is inviting applications for a pioneering dual-degree doctoral programme.

The three-year Executive PhD & DBA Programme (2024-27), in collaboration with IAE Bordeaux University School of Management, France, has been designed for working professionals to foster advanced academic qualifications and innovation with a unique pathway to pursue a doctoral degree without disrupting their careers.

The last date for submission of applications along with CV, self-attested Academic Credentials and Statement of Purpose is June 15.

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their Eligibility Criteria for Personal Interview (PI) Round.

Merit list will be prepared based on resume and personal interview.

Eligibility Criteria

Work Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience with a postgraduate degree.

Educational Background: For advanced doctoral-level research, a relevant Master’s degree (like MBA) or a four-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution.

Academic Record: Strong academic history demonstrated by transcripts, GPA scores and any relevant achievement or honour.

Language Proficiency: Proficiency in language of instruction (typically English) is necessary for intensive academic study, research and communication.

Research Interest: Clear research interests or topics within management or related fields, with the ability to articulate research goals and potential academic contributions.

Statement of Purpose (SOP): A statement detailing academic and professional background, research interests, career goals, and reasons for pursuing the doctoral degree.

“Executive PhD & DBA Programme for Working Professionals aims to equip students with sophisticated research methodologies following global standards. The programme is for working professionals who aspire to become global subject experts,” IIM Sambalpur Director Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal informed.

“The dual-degree programme emphasizes practical applicability and interdisciplinary approaches and delivers rigorous, world-class training across various areas of business management, enabling students to conduct a research at par with international standards. Moreover, it enables industry executives in transitioning to research-oriented careers, whether in academic institutions or research positions within the public and private sectors,” Prof. Jaiswal added.

The programme uses a hybrid delivery model, requiring students to attend at least three days face-to-face classes at IIM Sambalpur or Delhi Campus and two weeks of face-to-face classes at the Bordeaux Campus in France. Students can additionally participate in a three-day Academic Writing Workshop at Cambridge University, UK.

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