IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Ph.D. Admission 2018

Last Updated - February 19 2018

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Ph.D. Admission 2018

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school and a deemed University founded in 1963 by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and recognised by UGC.

The university comes up with the notion of providing extensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and branches relevant to international business activities.

For the academic year 2017, the university invites applications from applicable aspirants for Ph.D. Programme in the following departments at New Delhi and Kolkata Campuses:

  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Economics and Trade Policy
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • General Management and Strategy
  • IT Innovation and Tech Management

Aspirants with the Post Graduate degree of at least 2 years period in any branch/other relevant Post Graduate Diploma considered valid by the competent authority can register for the Ph.D. programme.

Seats are reserved as per rules of Government of India. The reservations are subject to aspirants meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under various categories. 49.5% seats are reserved for the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/NRI etc.

The applicable aspirants can register themselves by filling up the application form obtainable from the university website and submit the same along with need documents and procedures fee, on or before May 2nd, 2017.

Aspirants are selected for Doctoral/research programme on the basis of the objective test, descriptive test and individual interview. The aspirants qualifying written test shall be called for a subsequent phase of selection procedure comprising of descriptive test an individual interview to be held only at New Delhi campus. Objective Test will be held on the scheduled date both at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses of the Institute.

  • Method of Application

    Offline

  • START DATE - END DATE

    01st Apr 2018 - 02nd May 2018


Important Dates for IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Ph.D. Admission 2018

Ph.D.
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration01st Apr - 02nd May, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) - At Least 5 years (15 seats)

  • General Management and Strategy
  • Marketing
  • IT Innovation and Tech Management
  • Economics and Trade Policy
  • Finance
  • Operations and Supply Chain

Eligibility

  • Aspirants who have hold of Diploma courses like PGDIM from IIMs /other diplomas considered equivalent to Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B+, from a recognised Institute.
  • Aspirants with prior teaching and research experience or Aspirants from industry having made an exceptional contribution in their area of work would be given an important consideration.
  • Aspirants from India need to qualify in the Entrance test organizeed by the University itself whereas for foreign aspirants GMAT score is considered.
  • Aspirants from India and foreign countries are applicable for admission
  • The aspirant must have Master’s degree (including IIFT MPIB)/M.Phil. degree in any branch from a recognised university with minimum 55% marks or equivalent to B+
  • Credits would be given to aspirants with good publication records such as books, papers in National/International Journals and paper presentation experiences in National/ International conferences
  • There are no age limit criteria imposed on the candidate aspiring for admission
  • The degree/diploma of the institutes recognised by AICTE/UGC only would be considered. In such cases, aspirants would need to produce the necessary certificate(s) from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).


How to Apply for IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Ph.D. Admission 2018

The aspirants can download/ obtain the application form from the website. All fields in the application form should be correctly and clearly filled-in with the relevant information. (4-5 pages)
  • Attested copies of certificates & mark-sheets of qualifying degrees obtained (from SSC level).
  • Two passport size colour photographs.
  • Two letters of recommendation (in the pattern offered in the Application Form).
  • At least one example of scholarly research or professional writing. Lalita Gupta Section Officer (Research Division) INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016 Tel: 91-11- 26859582 (Direct) 26966563, 26965124, 26965051 (Ext. 426) Fax: 91-11-26867851 E-mail: research@iift.edu ,latest by 2nd May 2017 .
  • Aspirant must keep the Xerox copy of the finished applications for subsequent use
  • The aspirant must submit the photo affixed and duly signed application along with the following documents:

    • Copy of “Statement of Purpose” for the proposed Ph.D. Programme. The duly filled application along with need procedures fee in the form of DD and important enclosures to the stated address.

      Important steps for filling in the application form:

      1. Login to the university website www.iift.edu.  And download the application form
      2.  Fill the application form with the necessary information
      3. Enclose the application form with the Demand Draft (of Rs. 2,500/- (`1250/- in respect of SC/ST aspirants and US$120/ Rs.8, 500/- for Foreign Nationals) in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at New Delhi) and other important documents.
      4.  The Duly filled in application forms must be sent to Ms. (Preferable)
      5. Bank draft of ` 2,500/- (`1,250/- in respect of SC/ST/PH category aspirants and US$120/ `8,500/- for foreign nationals) in favour of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at NEW DELHI.
      6. SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PH category aspirants required to attach the requisite certificate.

    Note:

    • Aspirant should carry  one of the following documents: (a) Passport, (b) Election I-Card, (c) College I-Card, (d) Driving License, or (e) PAN Card for appearing in the Entrance Exam
    • The Hall Tickets will be sent BY POST to all the participants.
    • The application fee will not be refunded.


    Selection Procedure of IIFT Ph.D. Admission 2018

    The University shall select the aspirants on the basis of the objective test, descriptive test and individual interview. However, they will need to appear for viva-voce and attend the coursework on the campus if selected.

    The aspirants qualifying written test shall be called for a subsequent phase of selection procedure comprising of descriptive test an individual interview to be held only at New Delhi campus.

    The final selection of the aspirant will be on the overall performance of the aspirant in all the selection phases.The IIFT Admission Test shall be based on basic statistics, logical reasoning, data interpretation, the mathematics of 12th standard, awareness of contemporary issues.

    UGC JRF scholars in Economics and Management are not needed to appear in the Entrance Test. Aspirants only with GMAT scores of 500 and above may apply. Objective Test will be held on the scheduled date both at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses of the Institute. After submitting the proof of their UGC (JRF) scholarship letter along with the filled-in application form, they will have to appear in the interview only.

    Overseas students with valid GMAT score (the GMAT result should not have been declared before 1st January 2014 and should be received by the Institute latest by 2nd May 2017) are also exempted from appearing in Entrance Tests.


    Reservation of Seats for IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Ph.D. Admission 2018

    Seats are reserved according to the policy of Government of India.

    Reservation of seats for the various categories is given below in the tabular form:

    CategoryPercentage
    Scheduled caste15%
    Scheduled tribes7.5%
    Other backward classes23%
    NRI aspirants4%
    General category aspirants50.5%


    Important Notes for IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Ph.D. Admission 2018

    Scholarships

    The university facilitates the meritorious and the deserving

    Aspirants with financial aid. The University has a number

    Provisions for providing the aspirants with the facility of

    Scholarships and fellowships. Some of them are enlisted:

    • The full-time Ph.D. students will receive a fellowship of Rs.22, 000/- per month during the first two years of doctoral work. There is an attached bathroom for every room as well.
      IIFT offers separate hostel facility for boys and girls in both the campuses.

    • “Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC/ST Students”
    • Required Based Scholarship Scheme 
    • 1st five toppers each year are also given a scholarship of Rs. 50,000.
    24/7 availability of electricity, chilled and purified water and Wi-Fi service are the other facilities available in the hostels... The fellowship will be renewed academic performance of the aspirant.
  • An annual contingency fund of `15,000/- throughout the duration of the scholarship.
  • Different Banks tied up with IIFT that provide educational loans to the Students at a moderate rate of interest and no guarantee.
  • No  scholarship will be offered to the foreign students from the Institute
  • Hostel

    Desiring aspirants can avail the hostel facility offered by the University. Separate hostel facility for boys and girls in both the campuses. The university hostels offer A-class mess facility. The hostel rooms are spacious with a desk and chair for each aspirant.


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