Ph.D. Admissions

Ph.D. Admissions
The doctoral programme offered at the Faculty of Management Studies provides 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 intake of Ph.D. students shall be decided depending upon the vacancies available with the faculty members at the time of admission and suitability and research aptitude of the candidates.

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 a MBA/Master’s Degree in an allied subject from University of Delhi or equivalent would be required to write the CAT-2015 for admission to the Ph.D. programme. Such applicants should have a minimum experience of two years post their MBA/Master’s Degree on the date of writing the admission test.
Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree of duration of four years or more, viz. B.Tech. or MBBS 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 fulfill 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 refer to Ordinance VI B of the University of Delhi ( and FMS website (

Admission Procedure of Doctoral Programme
Applications for admission to the programme are invited through advertisements in major national newspapers every year. Applicants can register themselves for admission to Ph.D. Programme through FMS website by filling up online registration form and by paying the requisite registration fee, between October 1, 2015 and November 15, 2015.
Candidates (except those exempted from admission test) seeking admission to the doctoral programme, are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT)-2015 to be conducted by Indian Institutes of Management.  Applicants may visit for appearing in the Common Admission Test (CAT-2015). Short listed candidates will thereafter be required to submit the registration form to the Board of Research Studies (Management) at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.
Candidates exempted from the Admission Test (CAT-2015) will be required to apply by submitting the completed registration form to the Board of Research Studies(Management) at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. 
All eligible candidates, including those declared successful in the CAT-2015, will be required to appear for a Personal Interview to be considered for admission to the doctoral programme at FMS.

Foreign Nationals
Foreign Nationals with Indian or foreign degrees, but who are not currently staying in India, need to apply via the respective Consulate/Embassy with a mandatory minimum GMAT Score of 650. Such candidates should have fellowship from their country of origin and/or recognized international agencies. Foreign Nationals with foreign degrees are required to submit both GMAT as well as TOEFL scores.
All Foreign Nationals will be required to fill the form of Board of Research Studies (Management), Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi if selected for the Ph.D. Programme. The form should be submitted along with a Demand Draft of Rs.250/-drawn in favour of the Registrar, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007. Foreign Nationals are also required to submit a research proposal, clearly indicating research objective, methodology and a tentative bibliography alongwith the form. All Foreign Nationals seeking admission to Ph.D. programme should apply through the office of the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students), Conference Centre, opposite Botany Department, University of Delhi, Delhi–110007, India.
Note: If selected, admission will be granted only after the candidate arrives with a valid Student/Research Visa, and gets registered with the Foreign Students’ Registry Office, 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.