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IIM Ahmedabad offers Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). 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.
Students spend generally a little over four years that includes two years of rigorous course work. Students admitted to the programme receive a comprehensive fellowship that covers all costs and in addition provides a modest living allowance. IIMA has excellent facilities in computing, library, and faculty resources. IIMA faculty members publish actively in scholarly journals and consult with industry and government within the country and outside. Case writing and related research are actively pursued by faculty and students.
Graduates of the FPM are placed in world class organizations in teaching, research and consulting positions. A total of 319 doctoral students have graduated from IIMA so far.
Candidates can apply to the following areas of specialization: (1) Food & Agribusiness, (2) Business Policy, (3) Economics, (4) Finance & Accounting, (5) Information Systems, (6) Innovation and Management in Education (7) Marketing, (8) Organisational Behaviour, (9) Personnel and Industrial Relations, (10) Production and Quantitative Methods, and (11) Public Systems.
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
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.
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.29,400/- (Slab A) for first and second years, Rs. 31,800/- (Slab B) after completing comprehensive examination and Rs. 35,300/- (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 limt) 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).
Since the FPM is a full time residential programme, bachelor accommodation is provided to all the students in dormitories. A fixed number of houses for married students are available on campus (in the past whoever wanted such an accommodation, could obtain it). In case on campus accommodation is not available, married students may be permitted to stay off campus
Application Form and Brochure will be available online. Candidates can fill-up the application form online and is eligible to apply for a maximum of three Areas. An application fee of Rs. 500/- can be paid through IIMA gate way.
Fellow Programme in Management Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur,
Ahmedabad 380 015
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