Doctoral Program - Ph.D


ABV-IIITM offers doctoral programs in areas of IT and management. Though there are no time restrictions for Doctoral programs, they are completed within 2-5 years. Candidates pursuing Ph.D programs are entitled to stipends depending on norms set by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India and subject to fulfilment of academic prerequisites as set by the institute from time to time.   


A candidate to this program is selected on the basis of an entrance test and subsequent interview. One session begins from July and the other from January.

For Engineering and Technology

  • Candidates must be holders of M.Tech/ M. S./ M.E. or equivalent in CSE (Computer Science and Engineering)/ IT (Information Technology)/ E & C (Electronics and Communication) degrees. They must also be holders of B. Tech/ B.E./ M.Sc/ MCA also in CSE/ IT/ E&C or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be 1st class or its equivalent CGPA holder in both Undergraduate and Post Graduate examinations.
  • Candidates to be considered for Doctoral programs at ABV-IIITM must have qualified for their Post Graduate degree through GATE; OR is a holder of GATE score.

For Management

  • Candidates must be 1st class Masters Degree holders or its equivalent CGPA in any branch of Engineering/ Technology or Management. OR 1st class Master’s Degree holder or its equivalent CGPA in Science, Computer Science, Operations Research, Commerce or Economics with Statistics or Mathematics in Undergraduate level.
  • Candidates must have qualified for MBA through CAT/MAT/C-MAT/JMET to be considered. For Ph. D programs at IIITM they must have qualified for MBA/ M. Sc/ M.Com and GATE/ NET.
  • Candidates with M. Sc/ M. Com/ M. Phil degrees and having publications in leading international journals are also eligible for pursuing Doctoral degrees.

For Applied Sciences

  • Candidates need to be 1st class Masters Degree holders or CGPA equivalent in Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics/ Nano Technology; OR 1st class M. Tech in Computational Physics/ Computational Mathematics/ Nanotechnology/ Material Science. 
  • Candidates must have qualified for their Post Graduate program through GATE/ NET.
  • Candidates holding M. Phil degree and having publications in international journals are also eligible to qualify for Ph. D programs.

For all three categories, candidates with Master’s Degree and having fellowship/ assistantship are preferred for Doctoral programs.

Relaxation to be provided to scheduled caste/ scheduled tribe/ other backward communities/ physically handicapped applicants as per norms set by Government of India.   


Candidates may pursue their Doctoral courses in areas of Management or Information Technology.

Typical areas in Engineering and Technology

  • VLSI (very large scale integration)/ Microelectronics
  • Web/ Database/ Multimedia technologies
  • Computer architecture
  • Algorithms
  • Data-mining
  • Soft computing
  • Distributed computing
  • Grid computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Robotics
  • Image Processing
  • Networks and Communication
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Analytics
  • Information Security

Typical areas in Management

  • Business economics
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Business operations
  • Finance
  • Organization behaviour
  • Project management
  • Technology management
  • Environment management
  • Management of informal sector
  • E-Governance
  • System dynamics
  • International business
  • Entrepreneurship

Typical areas in Applied Sciences

  • Applied physics in areas of Computational Nano sciences and technologies; Material and Device modelling
  • Applied mathematics in areas of Applied Statistics, Optimization, Modelling and Simulation, Reliability, Soft computing Applications, and Cryptography

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