The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of IIMA. 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.
Eligibility : 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 (OR) 2. 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. (OR) 3. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks. (OR) 4. 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).
Fellowship and Expenses
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). (Further details are described in the FPM Brochure).
Application Fee : An application fee of Rs. 500/- can be paid through IIMA gate way.