Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras – [DoMS IIT Madras], Chennai Admission Process

  Chennai   AICTE   ESTD 2004
  Chennai   AICTE   ESTD 2004


DoMS IIT Madras Admission 2024

DoMS IIT Madras, being the pioneer of Management programs among IITs, offers a popular MBA program that admits around 70 students every year. CAT score and Virtual Interview are the primary factors for MBA admission, while work experience, academic performance, diversity, and achievements are also considered. Additionally, DoMS IIT Madras offers registrations for EMBA and PGPEX-VLM programs.

PGPEX-VLM is a collaboration between IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Madras, and selection is based on Aptitude Test and PI. For EMBA, an online Video Case Study Test is conducted on Moodle, followed by a PI. The institute also provides Research Programs such as PhD & MS by Research. For PhD admission, CAT/ GATE/ UGC-JRF/ NET/ CSIR-JRF/ GRE/ GMAT scores are considered, whereas for MS by Research, GATE/ GMAT/ GRE scores are assessed. A Research Aptitude Test and Personal Interview are conducted for final selection into Research programs.

In 2023, DoMS IIT Madras achieved a 100% placement record for MBA and MS programs. The placement drive saw the participation of over 26 recruiters, including first-time recruiters such as PFC, P&G, Mphasis, and India Mart. The highest package offered at DoMS IIT Madras was INR 30.6 LPA, with an average package of INR 20.19 LPA.

IIT Madras MBA Admission Dates 2024

Event Dates
Online Submission of Application Form begins December 2023
Online Submission of Application Form closes January 31, 2024
Interview in Chennai March 1 – 3, 2024
Interview in Mumbai March 8 – 10, 2024
Interview in Delhi March 15 – 17, 2024
Interview in Hyderabad March 23 – 24, 2024
Interview in Kolkata March 23 – 24, 2024
Declaration of Admission Results May 2024 
Event Dates
Online Application Starts September 04, 2023
Last Date to Apply  October 19, 2023
WAT & PI November 03, 04 & 05, 2023
Result Declaration December 2023
Commencement of Program January 2024
Event Dates
Online Application Starts October 04, 2023
Last Date to Apply  November 13, 2023
PGPEX-VLM Admission Test at 4 locations (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai) December 10, 2023
Personal Interview at IIT Madras January 07, 2024
Selected Candidates for Admission  January 10, 2024
Event Dates
Application Starts October 09, 2023
Last date of Receipt of on-line Application October 27, 2023
Written Test & Interview To be announced

DoMS IIT Madras Course Admissions for MBA 2024

DoMS IIT Madras offers a popular MBA program with a duration of 2 years. In order to apply for the course, candidates need to possess a valid score in CAT or GMAT.

The MBA program at DoMS IIT Madras offers six specialisations, which are listed below:

Finance HR & OB Information Systems
Operations Marketing Integrative Management

DoMS IIT Madras Admission Criteria for MBA

To be eligible for the MBA program at DoMS IIT Madras, candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognised university. Additionally, they should have a valid CAT score. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories(SC/ST/PwD/ Defense Personnel) are given a 5% relaxation of marks. Final-year students can also apply. There are a few exceptions to DoMS IIT Madras Admission Criteria: IIT graduates with a CGPA of at least 8 are exempted from CAT scores, defense personnel must apply through government agencies and are also exempted from the CAT score, and company-sponsored candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the sponsoring organisation. For international applicants, a GMAT score is required.

DoMS IIT Madras Admission Criteria for MBA Selection

The process of selecting students for the MBA course at DoMS Madras involves two steps:

Step 1: Shortlisting Process

The shortlisting process takes into account the following parameters:

  • CAT score
  • Past academic performance
  • Work experience
  • Academic Diversity
  • Gender

Applicants are shortlisted based on the total score calculated by the institute. The CAT cutoff for the MBA course is 96 percentile.

Step 2: Final Selection

The shortlisted candidates from all categories are finally selected based on composite scores of the Virtual Interview. The final selection is based on the following components:

  • Virtual Interview
  • Composite score
  • Other Achievements

DoMS IIT Madras Course Admissions for EMBA 2024

The Post Graduate level program of DoMS Madras includes a 2-year Executive MBA course, which provides specialisations in the following areas:

Finance HR & OB Information Systems
Operations Marketing Integrative Management

DoMS IIT Madras Admission Criteria for EMBA

To be eligible for DoMS IIT Madras course admissions to the Executive MBA program, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute with 60% marks and have a minimum of three years of work experience.

The selection process for the EMBA program involves evaluating candidates on the basis of their application data, video case study test, and personal interview. The video case study test is conducted on Moodle and consists of objective-type questions. Candidates are shown a video related to business/product/brand and must select the correct answer from the multiple options provided based on their basic thinking, logical, and basic quantitative skills/abilities. The test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

It is important to note that a few seats are reserved for company-sponsored candidates, who must submit sponsorship letters in the prescribed format from their employers. Both the video case study test and personal interview will be conducted online.

DoMS IIT Madras Course Admissions for PGPEX-VLM 2024

The PGPEX-VLM course is a one-year full-time residential program offered by DoMS IIT Madras in collaboration with IIM Calcutta and IIT Kanpur.

DoMS IIT Madras PGPEX-VLM Eligibility 

To apply for the PGPEX-VLM program at DoMS IIT Madras, candidates are required to have a first-class division in their Engineering degree. In addition, they should possess work experience ranging from 54 months to 10 years in fields such as manufacturing, research, design and development, quality control, plant engineering, maintenance, production planning and control, and supply chain, etc. Sponsored candidates do not have an upper limit on work experience.

The selection for DoMS IIT Madras Admission Criteria of PGPEX-VLM admission, involves shortlisting candidates based on their academic background, work experience, and employer’s recommendations. The shortlisted candidates are then required to appear for an Aptitude Test and Personal Interview, which is jointly conducted by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Madras. The final selection is based on the candidate’s performance in the test and interview.

DoMS IIT Madras Course Admissions for PhD 2024

DoMS IIT Madras provides a PhD program in six distinct specialisations, as shown in the table below. The program’s duration is between four to five years.

Finance HR & OB
Information Systems Integrative Management
Operations Management Marketing

DoMS IIT Madras PhD Eligibility

To be eligible for the PhD program at DoMS IIT Madras, candidates must have a Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks from a recognised university. In addition, they must possess a valid score in CAT, GATE, UGC-JRF, NET, CSIR-JRF, GRE, or GMAT.

The selection of candidates for the PhD program is based on their academic performance, score in CAT/GATE/UGC-JRF/NET/CSIR-JRF/GRE/GMAT, statement of purpose, research proposal, as well as RAT and PI. On the day of PI, the institute may also conduct RAT, which is an objective-type test that evaluates candidates on their analytical, language, and research skills.

Note that candidates with 5 years of work experience or a ME/M.Tech degree or MS by research in Engineering/Technology are exempted from the national level exams.

DoMS IIT Madras Course Admissions for MS by Research 2024

The Department of Management Studies (DoMS) at IIT Madras offers an MS by Research program for those interested in pursuing a research career. To be eligible for this program in 2024, candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field with a good academic record, and a valid score in GATE, GRE, or GMAT. Candidates with 3 years of work experience are exempt from the above exams.

The selection process for the MS program is based on academic performance, GATE/GRE/GMAT score, statement of purpose (SOP), research proposal, and a research aptitude test (RAT) and personal interview (PI). The RAT evaluates candidates on their analytical, language, and research skills through objective-type and essay-type questions.

To apply for DoMS IIT Madras, students need to complete an online application form by following these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of DoMS IIT Madras.
  2. Register as a new user by providing a valid email address and phone number.
  3. Enter all personal and academic details accurately.
  4. Make the application fee payment online using Internet Banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card.
  5. Double-check all the information and submit the application form.
  6. Save a printout of the application for future reference.

Application Fees

Course Application Fee
General/ OBC/ Foreign and NRI SC/ST/PWD
PhD/ MS by Research INR 100  INR 50

Documents Required

  • Class 10th and 12th Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet & Certificate
  • Post Graduation Marksheet & Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Reserved category certificates, if any
  • Transfer and Migration certificate
  • Scorecard of Entrance Taken
  • College Leaving certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • SOP (Research Programs)
  • Copy of Citizenship from Indian Embassy(if PIOs and NRIs)