Research Programmes

Master of Science is a post graduate program best suited for candidates who are starting their research careers, changing careers or even for those who are seeking specific academic competence. M.S. prepares the student in undertaking logical, rigorous, and managerially relevant research in various areas of management. This program is characterized by significant research component in the curriculum.

Master of Science (By Research) :

The MS (by Research) program is best suited for students who want to kick-start their research career.  The program emphasizes the use of logical, analytical, experimental and intuitive thinking skills in the pursuit of research. It is a program for those starting research careers; helps students seeking a research oriented industry job (e.g. R &D profile or for a role that involves macro level design and conceptualization).

Provision is available to meritorious candidates to upgrade their registration to the PhD program if they satisfy the following criteria:

  • The candidate should have been registered for a minimum of two semesters in the MS programme
  • The minimum CGPA of 8.0 in the prescribed courses
  • All other regulations will apply as per the senate norms


Guide Allocation Policy:

Research Scholars are given a months' time to interact with all the faculty members of the Department.At the end of one month, scholars are asked to give their preference of 3 guides. Based on the preference of the scholar, the department will allocate the Research Guide. The first choice of the scholar is honored in most of the cases. The willingness of the faculty member concerned and the area of research are also kept in mind in deciding allocation.

Along with Ph.D. and MS (by research), DoMS IIT Madras invites applications throughout the year for its Post-Doctoral research program. DoMS offers recent PhD graduates the chance to further their professional development, build on their research, and enrich their research and academic expertise. At DoMS, postdoctoral researchers have the opportunity to collaborate with the other professors and researchers, and work in an environment that supports and celebrates excellence.

Post-doctoral fellowships (PDF) in DoMS are available across distinguished management areas - Finance, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Information Systems and Integrative Management, Operations, Marketing.

IIT Madras offers two type of PDFs (Institute PDF and PDF for Women with Break in Career). For more information on guidelines and application procedure click here

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