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Application window opens for Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2018 in IIM Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad:  Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has invited applications from eligible candidates for Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2018. The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of IIM Ahmedabad. FPM admits students who have a strong academic background, are highly motivated and who have the intellectual curiosity to undertake original research. The doctoral programme prepares students for a career in academia or research positions in industry.

Research Areas: Candidates can apply to the following areas of specialization: (1) Business Policy, (2) Economics, (3) Finance & Accounting, (4) Food & Agribusiness, (5) Human Resource Management, (6) Information Systems, (7) Innovation and Management in Education, (8) Marketing, (9) Organizational Behaviour, (10) Production and Quantitative Methods, and (11) Public Systems.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must hold, subject to the condition laid down below,

  1. A Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, with the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification with atleast 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent


  1. Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.


  1. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks.


  1. A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.

Selection Process: Candidates applying to the Fellow Programme in Management are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT. For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).

Standard Test Score not required if an applicant is:

– PGP Alumni of any IIM

– PGPX/PGP-PMP Alumni of any IIM where such courses are offered

(Part-time/evening/week-end/Distance Learning programmes of IIM are NOT considered)

Key Dates:  The link will be activated for Online Application from 15 September  2017. The closing date for submitting online application is 22 January 2018.

Fellowship Benefits: IIMA provides a comprehensive fellowship that covers all academic expenses including tuition, computer, library, medical insurance, placement and alumni fees, and in addition includes a monthly subsistence allowance of Rs.31,200/- (Slab A) for first and second years, Rs. 33,700/- (Slab B) after completing comprehensive examination and Rs. 37,400/- (Slab C) after submitting the TAC approved thesis proposal.

A Contingency Allowance of Rs. 25,000 per year (for five years) to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying etc. are also available to all students. Students are entitled to get upto an amount of Rs.1,75,000/- (upper limit) for attending international conference/workshop/summer school during their entire tenure with FPM system (maximum 5 years).

For exact details on eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the admission notification, available on the official website IIM Ahmedabad.


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