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Ph.D. Program In Management

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Ph.D. at a Glance

IIM Bodh Gaya is situated in the land of Nalanda, where scholars from all over the world came and worked relentlessly for attainment and dissemination of knowledge. In this land of enlightenment, where knowledge and wisdom rest in the soil, we are striving hard to regain the past glory and seek to become the next “Seat of Learning” in this part of the world. We aim to develop cutting-edge research that expands our understanding of business, management, and leadership.

The Doctoral Programme in Management at IIM Bodh Gaya is a full-time residential programme. The programme aims to foster high-quality researchers, innovative thinkers, and touchstone academics. The programme offers the chance to delve into multidisciplinary research in the domain of management education. Its purpose is to imbue learners with the necessary analytical and research skills required for a career in academics, management, and industry. In this spirit, the programme is run within an academically poignant environment that aid research scholars hone their intellectual tendencies. The programme also aims at producing excellence in publishing high standard research output.

We are on the lookout for outstanding candidates with the drive to become researchers and academics of international repute. We invite scholars from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to engineering, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and others. The programme is oriented toward the generation, communication, dissemination and application of research output in spheres of business management, public policy, and others. We offer our scholars the opportunity to work with select distinguished faculty and industry experts. With a milieu of constant communication and rapport between the faculty and the scholar, research at IIM Bodh Gaya takes on a very different dimension than mere learning. It becomes a life experience that crafts a scholar’s mind and character. We build linkages with leaders in industry and academia in India and abroad with the foresight of creating theoretical and empirical research that matters. The Ph.D. at IIM Bodh Gaya combines professional attributes with ethical characteristics.

We offer the programme in the following areas of specialization
Finance and Accounting
Information Technology Systems and Analytics
Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Humanities and Liberal Arts (Business Communication)
Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Financial Assistance

IIM Bodh Gaya will provide scholarship to full time Research Students (Ph.D.). It will cover all academic expenses (consisting of tuition, computer, library fees) and hostel fee.

  • Stipend till Comprehensive Exam: Rs. 32,800/- per month
  • Stipend post Comprehensive Exam: Rs. 35,400/- per month
  • Stipend post approval of Thesis Proposal: Rs. 39,300/- per month
Additional Financial Support
  • Contingency Grant: Rs.25,000 per year for four years
  • To purchase Laptop: Rs.50,000 per one time grant
  • To attend Conferences: Rs.1,75,000 for conferences after completion of Comprehensive Exam (Max within 5 years)
  • Selected candidates need to pay caution deposit of Rs.30,000/- at the time of registration. Caution money is refundable after adjusting dues, if any, at the time of leaving the Institute.
  • Insurance premium will be deducted from the Contingency Grant every year.
  • Contingency Grant will be available for purchase of books, stationary, journal subscription, professional annual membership fee (student rates) of one national and one international society, and travel related to thesis work.
  • The institute reserves the right to charge any other fees from the students or increase the fees if considered necessary. Due notice would be given, while making such changes.
  • Teaching Assistance ship for two courses per year is mandatory and unpaid.


Current Students

  Arvind Darshna
  • Specialisation : Marketing
  • Education : B.Tech. (Civil), Himachal Pradesh Technical University Hamirpur (2015).
    MBA., Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala (2017)
  • Work Experience : Guest Faculty, Central University of Haryana (21 Months)
  • Research Interests : Consumption Emotions, Customer Engagement, Consumer Decision Making, Ethnocentrism
Shimona Shriya
  • Specialisation : Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques
  • Education : B.E in Electrical and Electronics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (2016)
  • Work Experience : Honda Cars India Ltd. (24 months), Havells India Ltd. (15 months)
  • Research Interests : Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Operations Management, New Product Learning,   Healthcare operations, Lean Manufacturing.
  • Specialisation : Economics
  • Education : B.Com., Kurukshetra University (2016),
    M.Com., Kurukshetra University (2018)
  • Work Experience : Assistant Professor, Karnal University of Technology and Management(05 Months)
  • Research Interests : Macroeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics and Sustainability.
Sourav Prasad
  • Specialisation : Accounting and Finance 
  • Education : B. Com. (Hons) in Accounting , The University of Burdwan (2018);
    M. Com. in Accounting and Finance, The University of Burdwan (2020)
  • Work Experience : Vijay Shankar Baheti & Co. (4 months)
  • Research Interests : Corporate Finance, Behavioural Finance and Asset pricing.
Rajanish Chandra
  • Specialisation : Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques 
  • Education : B.E, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (2018);
    M.Tech,Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (2021)
  • Work Experience : AN Global Services. (10 months)
  • Research Interests : Process Optimization, Sustainable Operations, Low carbon Supply Chain, Flexible supply chain.
Keisham Babeecha
  • Specialisation : Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources 
  • Education : MBA (HR) Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka (2011)
  • Work Experience : Human Resources professional in healthcare, microfinance and production firm for more than 8 years.
  • Research Interests : Performance appraisal, Compensation management, Organisational culture, Competency Management, Sustainable Leadership and HR.
Sheo Rama
  • Specialisation : Economics 
  • Education : Masters in Economics at Central University of South Bihar (2020)
  • Work Experience : Research Assistant at Sambalpur University, Odisha (6 months) [2020-21] Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (3 months) [2021]
  • Research Interests : International Economics, Microdevelopment Economics, Banking, Econometrics
Akhil Jain
  • Specialisation : Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management
  • Education : M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Off-campus (2021).
    B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh (2019).
  • Work Experience : Project Fellow, Anthropological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Udaipur (8 months, 2021-2022).
  • Research Interests : His research interest lies in exploring the relationship between Business, Culture and Politics from the perspective of Business Anthropology. He is particularly interested in the Indological aspect of studying Business Anthropological areas in the Indian Subcontinent and finding the scope of this sub-discipline in Anthropology in non-western economies.
Vivekanand Jaiswal
  • Specialisation : Economics
  • Education : MA in Economics (University of Allahabad)
  • Work Experience : NA
  • Research Interests : Development Economics, International Trade and Econometrics
Abhishek Srivastava
  • Specialisation : Information Systems
  • Education : B. Tech Civil Engineering NIT Bhopal
    M.Tech Bhopal University (project Nano composites NIT Bhopal)
  • Work Experience : Faculty MP State Engineering College, Radharaman Engineering College (Bhopal), Coaching Institutes with an overall experience of 6 years.
  • Research Interests : Internet of things, Quantum computing, Cloud computing, Blockchain technology.
Kiran Kumari
  • Specialisation : Marketing
  • Education : M. Com. in Accounting and Finance, Binod Bihari Mahto Koyalanchal University (2019)
    B. Com. (Hons) in Accounting, Vinoba Bhave University (2017)
  • Work Experience : Financial Data Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services, Kolkata, Project Bloomberg (7 months)
  • Research Interests : E-Commerce, Marketing Strategies, Green Marketing, Green Purchase Behaviour.
Jyoti Sharma
  • Specialisation : Economics
  • Education : B.A. Economics Hons. From Delhi University (2016)
    M.A. Economics from Indira Gandhi National Open University (2019)
    Bachelor of Education from CRSU, Haryana (2021)
  • Work Experience : Assistant Professor at IIMT University, Meerut (10 Months)
  • Research Interests : Macroeconomics, Behavioural Economics, Financial Economics, Econometrics, Game Theory.
Rishav Raj
  • Specialisation : Strategy Management
  • Education : B. Tech (Civil Engineering), Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha (2014).
  • Work Experience : Corporate, Teaching and Engineering Experiences of more than 6 years (2014-2022).
  • Research Interests : Alliances and Application of AI & ML in Strategic Management.
Shivangi Tiwari
  • Specialisation : Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management
  • Education : M.A. in Psychology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad (2021).
    B.A. (Psychology, Economics, English Literature), University of Allahabad, Allahabad (2019).
  • Work Experience : Field Investigator, IIM Indore (2021). Field Investigator, University of Allahabad (2020).
  • Research Interests : Managerial and Organisational Cognition- Shared Cognition, Perception, Judgement and Decision Making. Knowledge Management.
  • Specialisation : Accounting and Finance
  • Education : M. Com in Finance, University of Allahabad (2020) (2018), University of Allahabad (2020)
  • Research Interests : Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Green Finance, Risk Management
  • Specialisation : Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Education : M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM), NIT, Raipur (2023).
    B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), S.B.S.C.E.T., Ferozepur, Punjab (2015)
  • Research Interests : Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Investigate how entrepreneurship is related to education and the region's Entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Abha Kumari
  • Specialisation : Finance and Accounting
  • Education : M. Com. in Finance, Banaras Hindu University University (2022)
    B. Com. (Hons) in Accounting, Patna University (2017)
  • Work Experience : Guest Faculty, Shre Hari UGC Net Commerce Classes (7 months)
  • Research Interests : Corporate Governance, Climate Finance.
  • Specialisation : Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Education : B.Tech Marine Engineering , Indian Maritime University Kolkata Campus (2020)
    Masters in Hindi Literature , IGNOU (2023)
  • Work Experience : Undertaken Research Work at Ministry of External Affairs (Central & West Africa Divison) , Indian Institute of Management Indore, Bharat Ventures & Research For Resurgence Foundation (23 months)
  • Research Interests : Public Policy & Governance , Organizational Politics, motivational paradigms & PsyCap, Conflict & Negotiation, Dynamics of Leadership.
Kajal Singh
  • Specialisation : Economics
  • Education : B.A, University of Delhi, (2021).
    M.A in Economics, Banaras Hindu University, (2023)
  • Research Interests : Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Microeconomics, Behavioural Economics
Ruchika Agarwal
  • Specialisation : Marketing Management
  • Education : B.Com., University of Rajasthan (2018)
    M.Com., University of Rajasthan (2020)
  • Work Experience : Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (12 months)
  • Research Interests : Consumer Behaviour, Sustainable consumption behaviour, Minimalism

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