18 Oct 2019 14:36 IST

IIM Kozhikode starts doctoral programme for executives

PhD in Management (Practice Track) is for professionals with at least eight years of experience

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) starts its first batch of doctoral programme for working executives, PhD in Management (Practice Track).

The institute received more than 400 applications with an acceptance rate of less than 4 per cent. The participants hold senior positions in leading companies such as ICICI Securities, KPMG and Havells. The average experience of the doctoral students is 15 years.

The programme is for professionals with at least eight years of experience and executives can pursue the degree while working.

Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said, “We welcome our first batch of doctoral students who will bring real industry problems to research and discover solutions for industry best and next practices. This industry-academia fit will further advance our country’s research efforts across sectors.”

The programme can be completed in 3-5 years. The programme also allows research specialisation in not just conventional management areas such as economics, finance or strategy, but also interdisciplinary or sectoral specialisations such as in banking, manufacturing, sports or tourism, as per the participant’s choice of research area.