The Ph. D programme broadly aims at building and strengthening research capacity in three broad thrust areas of IIHMR that include i) Hospital and Health Management, ii) Pharmaceutical Management and iii) Development Studies. The overarching purpose of the programme is to create a cadre of researchers who are well equipped with necessary skills to undertake evidence-based policy research on issues of contemporary significance related to these areas, with the larger goal of promoting sustainable human development. More specific objectives of the Ph. D programme are:
To enhance the research competency and skills amongst competent researchers, academicians, teachers and mid-career professionals in private and Government health sectors in policy and programme management in the health and other allied sectors.