Ph.D. Admissions

The doctoral programme offered at the Faculty of Management Studies provides the opportunity to undertake pioneering and original research in different areas and aspects of management with an emphasis on practical implications of research. The programme is designed to augment academic and practical knowledge.

Total number of annual intake of Ph.D. students shall not exceed 15. However, FMS reserves the right to admit less than the stipulated number of scholars primarily due to non-availability of suitable candidates or faculty supervisors in a given year.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • To be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. programme, a candidate must have obtained a Master's/ M. Phil. degree of the University of Delhi, or any other recognized University, or a Post-graduate Degree in an allied subject equivalent thereof. She/he must have obtained either a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in the M.Phil. degree or a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in the Master's degree.
  • Candidates having an MBA/Master's Degree in an allied subject from University of Delhi or equivalent would be required to write the CAT-2013 test for admission to the Ph.D. programme. Such applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience post their MBA/Master's Degree on the date of writing the admission test.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree of four years or more, viz. B.Tech. or M.B.B.S., who have obtained a minimum of 70% and 60% marks or equivalent grades respectively, and also have obtained any national level fellowships, are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D.. Programme.
  • Permanent teachers of any recognized University/College other than the University of Delhi, employees of a Research Institute in India and candidates sponsored by their employers will be considered for admission to the Ph.D. programme only if they obtain study leave for a period of two years to fulfil the residency requirements of the Ph.D. programme of the University of Delhi.
  • For detailed information regarding the eligibility criteria for enrolment to the Doctoral programme of the University of Delhi refer to Ordinance VI B of the University of Delhi (

Candidates (Through CAT) should apply online on FMS website online admission portal. Candidates who are exempted from the CAT are expected to fill the Doctoral Admission Form available here and submit it to The Administrative Officer, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi - 110 007.