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Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) - Overview

FPM is a full-time, residential Doctoral level (Ph.D.) programme. This programme trains prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers and teachers in various aspects of management. It primarily aims at preparing students for careers as faculty members at premier academic institutions.

Course Structure

The FPM would ordinarily demand four years of residential requirements in two stages. In the first stage, the selected candidate needs to meet the course requirements over two years. During this stage, the student is given appropriate exposure to the basic discipline of management, thus preparing him/her for the thesis work in the next stage. Each student is placed under the guidance of a Faculty Advisory Committee after considering his or her field of interest.

The course work to be undertaken by the student in the first year will be same /comparable to those offered to the PGP students. The second year coursework would include specially designed doctoral courses, advanced courses and PGP elective courses in accordance to the scholars' area of interest. The student is required to ensure completion of required credits for each academic year as prescribed.

  • Number of course credits to be completed in the first year (PGP credits)
  • Number of PGP elective credits to be completed in the second year (PGP elective credits)
  • Number of doctoral and advanced course credits to be completed (2nd year onwards)

The FPM student who has done his/her PGP from XLRI, any IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, XIM Bhubaneswar, IRMA, SP Jain, PG students from IITS, NITs, TIFR, TISS and other premier Institutes, in the last seven years, with a CQPI of at least 6.00/8.00 or equivalent may be exempted from some courses as recommended by the Fellow Programme Committee. Any other course waiver for eligible students may be considered by the respective areas subject to the academic performance of the candidate and/or by administering a challenge examination at least two weeks before the commencement of the respective term.

On successful completion of the course work, the student has to qualify in the comprehensive examination before taking up the thesis work. The thesis stage is of two years. The student will select a thesis topic from among the areas Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Production, Operations & Decision Sciences, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management. The student is expected to identify a thesis topic in consultation with a thesis adviser, and work under the supervision of a Thesis Advisory Committee. On successful completion of all the requirements of the FPM, a student will be awarded the title 'Fellow in Management'.


Fellow students are awarded a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month during 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 30,000/- per month for the next two years in addition to tuition waiver, to cover living cost and other expenses. Fellowship will be paid only to fulltime residential students for a maximum period of four years and no extensions will be provided. From third year, a student can work as a Research and Teaching Assistant (RTA), for which Rs. 30,000 per course will be paid extra.

A fellow student is entitled to a contingency grant of Rs.25,000 per annum for four years and a grant of Rs. 20,000 for Data Collection during third year.

Conferences and International Exposure

The Institute provides support for attending National and International conferences after successful completion of first 2 years. A fellow student will be reimbursed all related expenses up to Rs. 2,00,000.