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The Information Systems was set up to respond to the importance of, and need for, research in computer applications in management of government, private and public enterprises, and other forms of organizations. Starting in the 1970s in an environment that was largely unaware of the potential benefits of computerization, IS area has worked at identifying potential applications, implementing these applications in public and private sectors, and designing and offering courses related to its area of

The thrust of the area is to stay at the cutting edge of management computing and facilitate development of decision-making capabilities for socio-economic development. Research in decision support systems, expert systems, computer aided instruction, management information systems, algorithm design, developmental informatics, soft- ware export, etc. has been an important tool in achieving this objective. Recent research is in e-Governance, mobile ad-hoc networks, ICT for development, decision supportsystems, public administration, education and training,informaticsfor development,softwaremanagement, design of network configurations and information integration.

As the interests of the faculty are very broad, research topics chosen by doctoral students also tend to have wide variety. Topics may range from qualitative to quantitative and be concerned with strategic or operational issues. Based on the topic of dissertation, tools used in the research may vary and may include user surveys, decision support systems, and optimization techniques such as integer or non-linear programming. Some topics could need extensive software development.
A thesis in information systems could be conceptual and a researcher could build on existing literature or develop case studies. While the dissertation need not necessarily use sophisticated technical tools, the topic should be necessarily concerned with information systems. It is essential that a doctoral student should have a good insight into and appreciation forthe role ofinformation technology in management, and skills for model building and analysis to understand the impact of decisions involved in this area. Some of the current works by doctoral students cover areas like multi-mode multiple resource constraints in project scheduling and machine scheduling problems, study of Indian Telecom startup firms in the context of new firm formations, and developing e-Government impact assessment framework. In the past doctoral students have worked in areas like collaboration in Internet enabled supply chains, developing and optimizing the distribution model for electronic supply chain management systems in the Indian context, alliances and partnershipsin electronic businesses, developing a framework for evaluation of e-government projects, studying the behaviour of buyers and sellers in an e-commerce context, and developing a framework for evaluating open innovation projects.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria

Information Systems: Common Admission Test (CAT) of the Indian Institutes of Management / GRE / GMAT / GATE

Area-Specific Courses*:

Database Management and Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)

Data Mining Algorithms and Applications

Networks and Distributed Systems

Distributed Computing Systems

Information Systems Frameworks

System and Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Telecom Policy and Internet Governance


*The list is indicative. Courses offered may vary from year to year 

Ms. J.S. Vijayapiriya
In-charge, FPM Office
Fellow Programme in Management
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad 380 015
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