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Ph.D Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Academic Careers

An academic career is usually the obvious choice for most doctoral students after they complete their thesis. Such a career usually involves a rich life of continuous learning and growth in an intellectually stimulating environment. Most of the fellows from IIM-A who have taken up this route, were absorbed as faculty in some of the top management institutes in India as well as in other countries. The usual track of a professor advances from an assistant professor up to the level of professor of the institute. If an academic chooses they could become a director of an institute. An academic career involves doing research, writing, and publishing; teaching and instruction; coaching and mentoring students; and consulting with industry, business, government, etc. Research is a significant portion of the life of an academician and allows them to gain recognition in their field of study globally. This career choice also enables networks across the world by travelling for conferences where they can present and discuss their current research work. The grooming for publishing top-quality research, presenting at conferences, and training for teaching all starts while the scholar is pursuing the PhD degree at IIM-A.

The institute not only provides the educational mechanisms to encourage such activities but also provides sufficient financial aid and incentives to boost this career option. Another excellent option for an early stage academician is to opt for a post-doctoral position. A postdoc, as it is colloquially known, is a position that can be taken up immediately after the completion of the thesis to strengthen expertise in the techniques of research as well their preferred topic of research. This period allows them to be associated with a professor, an academic or research institute, the industry or even think-tanks that require research on upcoming studies. This is a good option for scholars who want to create networks within top research and academic institutes, contribute to the world through their research and get a few publications. Some PhDs have also looked at opportunities pertaining to managing educational institutes which are beyond the undertaking of teaching & research assignments. And some others have become part of research centres at educational institutes as well as research organisations.

Corporate & Other Careers

Global management consulting firms value the skills of doctoral candidates since they develop exceptional analytical skills as well as have an in-depth knowledge of certain industries. Also, due to the statistical prowess and proficiency of quantitative skills, a number of companies hire doctorates as analysts especially in equity research and financial modelling firms. In addition, several PhDs have joined industry in their management verticals depending on their topic of specialisation such as Marketing, Finance, Strategy, HR etc

Careers in the Public Sector

The areas of research for several Ph.D. graduates traverse the boundaries of the traditional industry set-up. Public policy institutes, Indian and global think-tanks, large research firms, and organisations such as the UN and the World Bank hire doctorates.

The Government of India also absorbs PhDs. Whether it is via the policy route or on account of their in-depth knowledge and expertise in a field, many PhDs find a place in government.

Recent Placement Details

Sr.No. Name of the Student Area of High Level of Specialization Year of Graduation Designation/Details Institution/Organization
1 Advaita Rajendra PSG 2022 Faculty O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat
2 Amogh Kumbargeri MKTG 2022 Assistant Professor IIM Udaipur
3 Anukriti Dixit PSG 2022 Postdoctoral Researcher Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies, University of Bern
4 Atul Kumar MKTG 2022 Faculty Ahmedabad University
5 Gurpreet Singh AGRI 2022 Field Operation Manager The Nature Conservancy
6 Harshit Kumar Singh IS 2022 Assistant Professor IIM Kashipur
7 Mayank Aggarwal STR 2022 Faculty Ahmedabad University
8 Omkar Sharadrao Patange PSG 2022 Research Scholar, Economic Frontiers Program International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
9 Punyashlok Dwibedy STR 2022 Assistant Professor IIM Indore
10 Rashmi Kumari MKTG 2022 Assistant Professor IIM Amritsar
11 Sharad Sharma IS 2022 General Manager (Railtel Corporation of India Ltd) Indian Railways
12 Shikha Verma P&QM 2022 Data Scientist PayPal
13 Suyog Nigudkar P&QM 2022 Research Associate IIM Ahmedabad
14 Vishal Bansal P&QM 2022 Assistant Professor IIT Kanpur
15 Arpita Pandey MKTG 2021 Assistant Professor IIM Bangalore
16 Avijit Bansal F&A 2021 Assistant Professor IIM Calcutta
17 Joel Maria Xavier IME 2021 Faculty GITAM University
18 Ketan Satish Deshmukh IME 2021 Project Lead Husys Consulting Ltd.
19 Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday OB 2021 Faculty Goa Institute of Management
20 Prantika Ray HRM 2021 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
21 Rajeshwari Chennangodu OB 2021 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
22 Richa Tiwari P&QM 2021 Research Scientist II Amazon
23 Saikat Banerjee STR 2021 Faculty Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad
24 Saneesh Edacherian STR 2021 Assistant Professor IIM Amritsar
25 Tanvi Mankodi HRM 2021 Faculty S P Jain Institute of Management and Research
26 Vanita Singh PSG 2021 Consultant, Digital Health Policy The George Institute for Global Health India Office, New Delhi
27 Vedant Dev OB 2021 Faculty Ahmedabad University
28 Arpit Shah PSG 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Bangalore
29 Arulanantha Prabu P M P&QM 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Ranchi
30 Balagopal Gopalakrishnan F&A 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
31 Dipti Gupta PSG 2020 Visiting Assistant Professor IIM Lucknow
32 Gaurav Kumar Singh P&QM 2020 Research Associate IIM Ahmedabad
33 Govind Lal Kumawat P&QM 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Udaipur
34 Harit Joshi P&QM 2020 Assistant Professor Jindal Global Business School
35 Harsh Mittal PSG 2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate IIM Ahmedabad
36 Mitul Surana ECO 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Indore
37 Nycil George STR 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
38 Pavneet Singh ECO 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Amritsar
39 Prateek Shah IME 2020 Assistant Professor FLAME University
40 Priya Narayanan MKTG 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
41 Sudarshan Kumar F&A 2020 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
42 Sumit Kumar Yadav P&QM 2020 Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies IIT Roorkee
43 Anita Kerai STR 2019 Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode
44 Ankur Kapoor MKTG 2019 Faculty IIM Udaipur
45 Deepak Maun IME 2019 Faculty O. P. Jindal Global University
46 Nidhi Mishra OB 2019 Assistant Professor IIM Bodh Gaya
47 Qambar Abidi F&A 2019 Faculty IIM Kozhikode
48 Sai Chittaranjan Kalubandi STR 2019 Assistant Professor IIM Bangalore
49 Samudra Sen PSG 2019 Faculty Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management
50 Samvet Kuril IME 2019 Assistant Professor Ahmedabad University
51 Shiva Kakkar OB 2019 Assistant Professor Goa Institute of Management
52 Sonali Jain F&A 2019 Faculty NTPC School of Business
53 Sudipta Mandal MKTG 2019 Faculty IIM Indore
54 Vidhee Avashia PSG 2019 Visiting Faculty IRMA, Anand
55 Aashish Argade AGRI 2018 Assistant Professor IRMA, Anand
56 Akshay Milap PSG 2018 External Advisor, Education Policy UNICEF
57 Avina Jenifa Mendonca OB 2018 Assistant Professor IIM Nagpur
58 Biswajita Parida MKTG 2018 Faculty IIT Delhi
59 Debdatta Mukherjee PSG 2018 Assistant Manager KPMG India
60 Deepak Bisht ECO 2018 Associate JP Morgan
61 Deepika Saluja PSG 2018 Associate Professor Jindal Global Business School
62 G VRadhakrishnan PSG 2018 Associate Professor Jindal Global Business School
63 Kavitha C Didugu P&QM 2018 Data Scientist HCL Technologies
64 P K V Kishan ECO 2018 Assistant Professor IRMA, Anand
65 Poonam Rathi P&QM 2018 Assistant Vice President Credit Suisse
66 Prasanna R. P&QM 2018 Assistant Professor IIT Delhi
67 Saritha S Vishwanathan PSG 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow IIM Ahmedabad
68 Shuchi Srinivasan PSG 2018 MLE Research Coordinator Oxford Policy Management
69 Suman Saurabh F&A 2018 Assistant Professor IIT Kanpur

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