AIMS- JGBS Doctoral Fellowship

Admission into AIMS – JGBS Doctoral Fellowship Programme

AIMS Life Members will be delighted to know that, with a view to bridge the whopping gap, at least to some extent, between the enormous demand for, and supply  of,  bright management faculty in India, the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) (www:, a professional non-profit making networking body of B-Schools in India and the Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) (https:, which offers a multi-disciplinary business education to foster excellence through industry partnerships and foreign collaborations – have come together to offer a Doctoral Fellowship up to five (5) deserving management faculty of Member Institutions of AIMS.

The salient features of the AIMS – JGBS Doctoral Fellowship Programme are as follows

Scholarship of JGBS covers:

  • The whole tuition fees for the entire program (three years which can be extended by one more year). 
  • Free boarding and lodging for the first three years (which can be extended for one more year) on O P Jindal Global University campus. 
  • The Scholar has to bear incidental expenses like laundry, electricity bills and photocopy charges. 
  • Scholars will have to stay on campus accommodation throughout the period of Fellowship.

AIMS will cover:

A monthly scholarship/stipend of Rs. 25,000 payables directly to the Ph D Scholar.  An yearly contingency grant of Rs. 10,000/- will also be paid to each Scholar.  AIMS Secretariat will release the stipend on receipt of a monthly progress report signed by the Dean- JGBS and forwarded by the institution, in respect of each Scholar. 


Sponsoring Institution will cover:

The institution should grant ‘study leave’ for a period of three years to the scholar, to facilitate full time pursuit of the doctoral program, giving the option to the scholar to return to the institution after completion of his Ph.D.


Candidates with MBA/PGDM/M.Tech./Masters in Arts & Sciences (with 60% of marks in relevant discipline) are eligible to apply; preference will be given to scholars with teaching experience in management.


Up to 5 Scholars are likely to be selected based on a Research Aptitude Test (RAT) to be conducted by AIMS and interview by a panel of members from both AIMS and JGBS.

Program Structure

  • Completion of course work
  • Comprehensive written and oral exam
  • Presentation of research proposal
  • Research work
  • Presentation and submission of synopsis
  • Final Submission of Thesis
  • Defense of Thesis

Publication of Papers

At least two papers – one in the second year and the other in the third year — should be published by a Scholar in the AIMS Journal of Management.  Otherwise, the fellowship will be discontinued.

Duration of Scholarship

The scholarship is available initially for a period of three years, extendable by one more year depending on the necessity and starts from the academic year 2017-18 itself. The last date for application is 10th August 2017


For dates of RAT examinations and other details, Contact – Dr. Meenakshi Tomar ( Mobile: (8396-907465)\


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