The applicant should possess:

(a) Masters degree in Arts, Science or Management or a Post Graduate diploma in Management (recognized by either the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) or the All-India Council on Technical Education (AICTE) as equivalent to a MBA), or any degree equivalent, with 60% marks.

(b) Bachelors degree in, Engineering, Medicine, Law or any other professional qualification requiring four or more years of education after plus two, with 60% marks.

(c) Recognized professional degrees such as CA, AICWA, or ACS or its equivalent, with 55% marks.

And work experience of at least two years either in industry or academics.

Candidates without a Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Management from a recognized institution or University, if selected, have to undergo additional one year of coursework in the line of First Year MBA Program of ASB. Some of the courses may be waived for some scholars based on their Masters Degree. This, however, is under the discretion of Committee on Post Graduate Program (CPGP), chaired by PGP Chairperson.

Applicants should show evidence of strong academic record. Excellent test scores on standardized graduate aptitude tests such as GMAT/GRE and publications in recognized conferences and journals are examples of such evidence.



The Call for Applications will generally be posted twice a year on the University website, accessible via http://www.amrita.edu/asb. Each Applicant should submit, in addition to his or her degree certificates and grade/ mark sheets, a Statement of Purpose (describing his or her research interests), tentative research proposal, and up to three areas of interest in the order of preference for selecting the major area courses for PhD programme.


Entrance Test and Interview

The Committee on Post Graduate Programmes (CPGP), chaired by the PGP-Chairperson will screen the applications and call the selected applicants for an entrance test followed by an interview. The Interview Committee constituted by the CPGP will examine the applicants’ background and aptitude for research. Based upon the entrance test and interview performance and prior academic record, the Committee shall give its recommendation to the CPGP. The CPGP will finalize the admission and notify the selected applicants the date of joining. All prospective thesis advisors may be involved in the selection process and their consent obtained before being appointed as the thesis advisor for any applicant.

Whenever required, the Committee may request additional evidence, such as letters of recommendation, copies of claimed publications, etc. The Committee may also conduct its own entrance examination.


How to Apply

Download the Application Form along with all the relevant documents and a Demand Draft of Rs. 1000/- drawn in favor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Business payable at Coimbatore, should be sent to:

Chairperson PhD Programme: Business Management,
Amrita School of Business,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Ettimadai Campus,
Coimbatore 641 105, Tamil Nadu.