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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. The course work that will be undertaken by the student in the first year will be from among those courses that are offered to the PGP students, and in the second year will include specially designed doctoral and advanced courses. Each student is placed under the guidance of a Faculty Advisory Committee after considering his or her field of interest.

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 comparable 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.

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, Personnel Management & Industrial Relations/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 till the successful completion of the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination and subsequently the fellow student will get Rs. 30,000 per month till the end of 4 years from the date of admission, and no fees (admission, tuition, course material, computer, or library) will be charged. Fellowship will be paid only to fulltime residential students for a maximum period of four years. From third year, a student can work as 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.