Indian Institute Of Management Sambalpur

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Executive PhD is a part time programme. The student will be expected to complete the programme in four years, including a maximum of two years of course work. Under special circumstances, extension may be granted to the student. In any case, the entire program should be finished within six years.

The Executive PhD Programme is composed of two phases:

A. Course Work

The coursework consists of the following components: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme – level courses; General Core Courses; Domain-Specific Courses; Course of Independent Study (CIS)

B. Thesis Work

The thesis is the document that forms a major component for fulfilling the criteria for the award of PhD. The thesis work broadly consists of the following stages:

  • Thesis Work Registration Process
  • Constitution and Approval of the Thesis Committee
  • Defense of Thesis Proposal
  • Thesis Submission and Examination
  • Pre-thesis Submission Defense