Read these FAQs
before proceeding further:
Q. Where can I get the details about the Ph.D. Program in Management?
Ans: You can visit the web page http://iimbg.ac.in/programs/phd/
and can get the relevant information on "Ph.D. at a Glance, Admission
Policy, Financial Assistance and Apply Now".
Q. I need some help, how can I contact helpdesk for Ph.D. admission?
Ans: You can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Depending on the
nature of query, Admission Office will reply asap during working hours.
Q. What are the information required for the online application?
Ans: Apart from your personal details, educational details, and experience
details, you have to enter answer to some questions such as,
i. List below honours, awards, or distinctions that you have received.
ii. Briefly (but clearly) state your research interests that led you
to apply to the Doctoral Programme.
iii. Why do you think you should be selected given your career goal,
personal attributes and achievement?
Q. For how many areas of specialization I can apply?
Ans: You can apply for one or two areas of specialization. You have
to select the area at the time of signup. You can't edit the area after
Q. Can I fill the form in more than one online session?
Ans: Yes, you can fill the form in more than one online session. You
can save the filled information in one session. Whenever you login the
next time, you can fill the remaining information. You can login as
many times as you require till the final submission of the form.
Q. What is the preferable size of photo?
Ans: 200 KB to 500 KB.
Q. What is the preferable size of signature?
Ans: 50 KB to 200 KB.
Q. Do I need to upload scanned copies of certificates?
And: Yes, you have to upload the scanned copies of the following documents.
Proof of Date of Birth,
Category certificate, if applicable,
PWD certificate, if applicable,
Proof of educational qualification (to confirm the eligibility).
Q. My result is in the format of CGPA, how do I enter it in the percent
Ans: Most of the boards/universities provide CGPA to percent conversion
It there is no such formula is provided, then divide the obtained CGPA
by total GP and multiply by 100. For example: You obtained 7.24 CGPA
on 9 point scale, equivalent percentage will be (7.24/9)*100 = 80.44%.
Q. Round off of percentage score. What should I enter as percentage,
if my actual score is 69.329%?
Ans: You must enter as 69.32% only.
Q. Whether on-campus accommodation available for Ph.D. scholars?
Ans: Yes, hostel accommodation would be provided.
Q. I have more than one qualifying exam score, which one should I enter?
Ans: You can enter the score of all qualifying exams.
Q. I have more than one master's degree/diploma.
Ans: You may enter the details in 'others' under the educational qualification
Q. How many referees do I need for the application?
Ans: Two for application in one area. You have to enter the contact
details of both referees in the application.
Q. Can I add the same referees for both areas of application?
Ans: Yes, but there should be at least two different referees for each
Q. How do I submit a letter of recommendation from the referee?
Ans: Online Application System will send the online form directly to
the referee through email. He/she can submit it directly using the credentials
in the email/mobile.
Q. I am not able to fill details about work experience publications
etc due to space constraints.
Ans: You may briefly furnish the relevant and appropriate information
in the 'any other information' section.
Q. I am in my final year and the final results are not available. What
should I do?
Ans: You may enter the consolidated percentage of the available results.
You may mention the percentage upto what semester/year details in 'any
other information' section.
Q. I am in my final year of my qualifying degree and expected month
of examination is in May, 2020. Am I eligible?
Ans. Yes, you are eligible as long as you are completing all the requirements
for obtaining the relevant degree before 30th June 2020. You must submit
your proof of completing the qualifying degree by 31st December 2020.
Q. How much is the application fee?
Ans: Rs. 500 for one area and Rs. 1000 for two areas. However, SC, ST,
PWD, and Women candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
Q. How do I pay the Application fee?
Ans: You can pay the application fee using SBI icollect portal https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm
. You can use any of the payment methods mentioned on the portal.
Q. What should I do after paying the application fee on the portal?
Ans: You should enter the SBI icollect reference number in the IIMBG
PhD admission portal using your application user id and upload the pdf
of e-receipt of the payment.
Fee payment instruction:
here for details.