23 Jan 2020 16:43 IST

IFMR invites applications for its PhD programme

The programme aims to offer an intellectually stimulating research environment for students

IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB), Krea University, is inviting applications for its full-time residential research programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Candidates applying for the PhD programme, can choose from several areas of specialisation such as economics, finance, information systems and data science, marketing, operations management, organisational behaviour and human resource management, and strategic management.

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, Krea University, said: “IFMR GSB has already established itself as a leader with a rich array of distinguished professors and collaborative learning opportunities. The PhD programme builds on the Krea University ethos of interwoven learning and critical thinking to offer an exciting and intellectually stimulating research environment. The Krea ecosystem presents an excellent opportunity for students to collaborate with researchers and experts on interdisciplinary research and capacity building initiatives in a wide variety of areas in management, economics and finance.”

The benefits

Dr Shoba Das, officiating Dean, IFMR Graduate School of Business, said: “From its inception, IFMR GSB has been a centre for intellectual thought and research excellence. The updated PhD programme under KREA university builds on this foundation to provide a rigorous and varied curriculum combined with research opportunities in various areas of Management. The faculty are distinguished academicians and the university regularly hosts leading researchers and thought leaders from around the world. The alumni from IFMR have gone on to assume significant teaching and research positions in reputable institutions.”

The programme offers benefits such as tuition fee waiver, stipend ranging from ₹35,000 to ₹45,000, and support of up to ₹3 lakh for international conferences and ₹30,000 for national conferences.

Vijaya C Subramanian, Chairperson of PhD Programme, said: “At IFMR GSB, accomplished faculty work closely with PhD scholars as partners on a challenging and highly fulfilling academic journey. The PhD programme is uniquely designed to provide students the flexibility and freedom to explore a wide array of interdisciplinary areas in a stimulating, collaborative environment. Through in-depth coursework combined with impactful research, the PhD programme at IFMR GSB is committed to training highly accomplished researchers”.