About Program

About the program

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program at IIM Amritsar aims to provide an opportunity to young research scholars to pursue active research in their respective field of specialization (or an interdisciplinary field) within broad contours of business management. It is a fulltime program with a duration of two years, extendable for another year subject to the satisfactory progress. During the program, the post-doctoral fellows will be undertaking their research work in collaboration with the existing faculty member(s) of IIM Amritsar. They are expected to carry out high-quality research work leading to the publications in reputed international journals. Apart from their research activities, post-doctoral fellows are expected to assist faculty member(s) in their teaching activities.

Admission process

Candidates can apply to the following areas of specialization:



IIM Amritsar offers post-doctoral fellowships to candidates who have strong academic credentials, demonstrated research potential, and curiosity to pursue original research. The following are the minimum eligibility criteria (1 and 2).

Candidates who have obtained a PhD degree (or equivalent) from institutions of high repute like Central Universities, IIMs, IITs, IISERs, IISc Bangalore, NITIE Mumbai or an equivalent level in such other globally recognized Indian or foreign institutions of comparable standards as may be decided by IIM Amritsar, within previous three academic years from the date of application, may apply.

The maximum age limit for candidates is 35 years (this limit may be relaxed by 5 years for women and the reserved category).

Selection Process


Structure of the Program


Financial assistance

IIM Amritsar provides limited financial aid to its post-doctoral fellows (from the date of joining). The details of the same are as follows:

Rolling (online) admission applications: