The Doctoral Programme prepares the students for careers in teaching and research. The academic programme leading to the PhD degree is broad-based and involves a minimum course credit requirement and research thesis. The institute also encourages research in interdisciplinary areas through a system of joint supervision and interdisciplinary group activities. The presence of a strong research oriented faculty provides excellent opportunities for such programme. The Institute undertakes sponsored research and development projects from the industrial and other organizations in the public as well as private sector.
As a result of the sound research base and extensive infrastructural facilities available, the institute offers PhD programmes in strategic management, technology management, financial management and operations management. The broad objectives of the PhD programme is not only to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge but also to provide research training relevant to the present social and economic objectives of the country.