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Is NSR-Pre-Doc a full time Programme?

Yes. It is a full-time programme.

Will accommodation be provided during, the course of study?

No. The fellows will get HRA of Rs.15,000/- per month.

Am I eligible for placements after completing the programme?

No. Placements are not provided by this programme.

After completing, will admission be offered directly to the IIMB's PhD programme?

No. You must apply through IIMB's regular application process.

What certificate is provided at the end of the programme?

A certificate of participation in the Prof. NSR Pre Doc programme will be provided.

Is there support for attending conferences?

Support will be provided to attend national conferences only.

Is there an age limit to apply?

There is no age limit for applying to this programme.

Is work experience mandatory for applying?

Work Experience is not mandatory for applying.

Can I provide more than two references?

Only two references are required for the application process.

Can references be provided through hard copy or by email?

No. References should be obtained on-line as a part of the on-line application.

What is the intake for the programme?

The intake for programme is area specific and entirely depends on the candidate’s performance during the interview.

Where are the interviews conducted? Can the interviews be conducted through Video mode?

For 2022 admission, interviews will conducted online.

My application is incomplete, but I have paid the application fee. If I do not wish to submit the application, can I get refund of the application fee.

Please note that application fee is non-refundable if you fail to submit the application for any reason.

Should a candidate complete this programme and then apply for the PhD programme.

A candidate can apply for any PhD programme during the course of the programme.

Do I apply for specific area or can I choose my area after getting admission?

You can apply to two areas but must mention your first preference in your application. Once a student is admitted to an area, only rarely do we allow the student to change the area.

What is the selection process of Pre-Doctoral Programme?

Application will be evaluated, and a shortlist prepared of candidates who will be called for a personal interview. Final offer of fellowship will be made based on the evaluation of the application and the performance of the candidate in the personal interview.

Do I need to be an MBA for doing this programme?

Not necessary. The course work provides understanding of relevant fields of management. Different areas prefer students from diverse backgrounds to match the area requirement.