Now graduate students will get admission in PhD course of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) directly. Ministry of Human Resource Development will soon allow Graduate students in IIM PhD course directly. Students will be able to enroll directly in IIM PhD courses after doing a four-year Bachelor Degree or Professional course.

Many IIMs in the country raised this issue in front of the ministry. IIM-Bangalore requested for the direct entrance of the graduate students in PhD courses of Business School by handing over the proposal to the ministry. It is worth noting that students who do Bachelor from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) get direct admission to IIM’s PhD courses. IIM-Bangalore director J Raghuram said that he has sent a proposal to the ministry. Four years of graduation or CA / ICAI / CS students should get direct admission in the institute. IIMs are already admitting such students into their fellowship program but IIMs can not provide them a PhD degree. He said, after the IIM Act has been passed, the government should allow us to give the degree to such students.

The Human Resource Development Ministry has given its proposal on this matter. According to the Ministry, where there is minimum entrance qualification Master’s degree or Professional Degree (CA / ICAI / CS) or Post Graduate Diploma, the course period will be two years or four semester. At the same time, the minimum entry qualification is a four-year Bachelor’s degree, while the minimum time period of the course is three years or six semester.

There are 20 IIMs in the country and this exercise will benefit all institutions. To admit the PhD degree for the first IIM, it was mandatory to follow UGC standards. According to the commission’s notification only Masters Degree is eligible for PhD. According to official sources of the ministry, IIM proposal is being seriously considered. Some IITs are also running PhD programs and they are allowed to give degrees. In such a case, under the IIM Act 2017, these institutions should also be allowed to give degrees. According to the ministry, for the four-year graduation, the PhD for three years. At the same time, the duration of the PhD for students with Master Degree is two years. IIM will also have to follow the same rules in case of PhD degree.


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