IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2017

The Indian Institute of Foriegn Trade invites applications for admission to PhD Program in full time & part time mode for the academic year 2017- 2018.

IIFT PhD Field of Study

  • General Management & Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Economics & Trade Policy
  • IT Innovation & Tech. Management
  • Finance
  • Operation & Suply Chain

IIFT PhD 2017 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for applying in IIFT’s Ph.D. Program are the following :

  • Master’s degree ( including IIFT MPIB / M.Phil degree in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or equivalent to B Plus in aggregate. OR
  • Diploma courses which are considered equivalent to Masters Degree ( e.g. PGDIM from IIMs ) with 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B plus, recognized by AICTE / UGC only would be considered. In such cases candidates would be required to produce the necessary certificate (s) from Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 

Overseas students can also apply as long as they satisfy the above-mentioned criteria. They need to produce GMAT score ( The GMAT result should not have been declared before 1st January 2015 and should be received by the Institute latest by 26th May 2017 ) to get exemption from appearing in Entrance Tests. Candidates only with GMAT scores of 500 and above may apply. However, they will be required to appear for viva – voce and attend the course work in the campus if selected.

Number of Seats for IIFT PhD 2017

  • Total Number of Seats : TWENTY ( 20 )
  • The admitted students will be distributed between Part Time and Full Time research scholars.
  • The selection of the students will be determined by discipline-wise availability of seats.
  • Reservations will be as per Government of India’s Rules.

Desirable of IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2017

  • Credits would be given to candidates with good publication records such as books, papers in National / International Journals and paper presentation experiences in National / International conferences.
  • Candidates with prior teaching and research experience or Candidates from industry having made exceptional contribution in their area of work would be given an important consideration.

IIFT PhD Exam Centres 2017

  • The IIFT Phd entrance examination will take place both at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses of the Institute.
  • However, Stage III evaluation process for a candidate, qualifying the entrance examination, will only be conducted at the New Delhi campus of the Institute.
  • Candidate should select Centre opted for IIFT PhD Entrance Examination in the IIFT PhD Application form.

IIFT PhD 2017 Admission Process

A three – stage process is followed for admission to the IIFT Ph.D. Program

Stage – I : An Expert Committee under the supervision of Chairperson ( Research ) will scrutinize the applications together with necessary enclosures and prepare the list of the candidates to be allowed for appearing in the entrance examination subject to fulfilment of the academic eligibility. The list of eligible candidates will be uploaded on the web-page of the Institute, well in advance of the entrance test.

Stage – II : Only eligible candidates will be called for the Written Entrance Test, comprising a Research Aptitude Test ( based on Basic Statistics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Mathematics ( 12th Standard ) and One hour Descriptive Test to judge writing skill of candidates on a subject specific contemporary issue. It is important to note that the Written Entrance Test is a screening test.

Stage – III : Candidates who would qualify in the Entrance Test will subsequently appear at the Institute in New Delhi for the following :

  • A Personal Interview conducted by Expert Panel Members. During the interview, the candidates are required to discuss their research interest / area through a presentation before the Expert Panel. Separate Panels will conduct interviews for Part-Time and Full-Time students. 

Final Merit list will be prepared considering marks received by a candidate in all three components, namely, Research Aptitude test, descriptive test and personal interview.

* UGC JRF scholars in Economics and Management need not appear in the Entrance Test. After submitting the proof of their UGC (JRF) scholarship letter along with the filled-in application form, they will be accordingly invited for the Stage III evaluation process. They will also be asked to appear in the one hour Descriptive Test on that day.

* IIFT will not bear any cost borne by the candidates for appearing in the written test and Interview.

IIFT PhD Application Form 2017

IIFT PhD application form and Brochure for the Ph.D. Program can be downloaded from the website www.iift.edu. Candidates applying for both Full Time and Part Time Ph.D. Program need to fill in the Application Form and submit the same to the Institute along with a Demand Draft of Rupee 2,500/- ( Rupee 1250/- in respect of SC / ST candidates and US $120 / Rupee 8500/- for Foreign Nationals ) in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at New Delhi so as to reach latest by 26th May, 2017 at the following address :

Ms. Lalita Gupta
Section Officer
( Research Division )
Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade,
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016.

IIFT PhD 2017 Important Dates

Last date for submission of applications and Statement of Purpose26th May, 2017
Notification of eligible candidates for Written Entrance Examination9th June, 2017
Date of Written Entrance Examination ( Examination will be held at both IIFT Delhi and Kolkata Campus )25th June, 2017
Declaration of Result of Written Entrance Examination7th July, 2017
Personal Interview and Write up at IIFT Campus in New DelhiLast week of July, 2017
Declaration of Final ResultsFirst week of August, 2017
Commencement of the ProgrammeThird week of August, 2017

IIFT Contact Address

Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade,
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016.
Telephone : 91-11-26859582,
Fax : 91-11-26867851,
Email : research@iift.edu,
Website : www.iift.edu.

Useful Links

IIFT PhD Application : http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/docs/LatestUpdates/phd2017_A.pdf

One thought on “Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2017

  1. Hey I cannot access official website of IIFT, could you please tellme the latest notifications of part time phd programmes for 2016

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