Admission for Doctoral Programme opens in IIM Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has released official notification for Admission to Fellow Programme in Management. The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of IIM Ahmedabad. The doctoral programme prepares students for a career in academia or research positions in industry.

Research 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.

Key Dates: Link open for Online Application is from 12 September 2018

Last date for submitting Online Application is 24 January 2019. The application fee is Rs 500 /-.

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, AND with at least 50 percent marks in the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification (minimum three years of bachelors level education after the completion of higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent”.


  1. Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with at least 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.


The Master’s degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956;

or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or

(c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s/Bachelor’s Programmes that would make them eligible, can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2019.

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)

Different Areas of high levels of specialization of IIMA have specified different standard tests that candidates applying to the Fellow Programme in Management in their Areas can take in lieu of CAT.

Fellowship and Expenses: IIM Ahmedabad 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.32,2800/- (Slab A) for first and second years, Rs. 35,400/- (Slab B) after completing comprehensive examination and Rs. 39,300/- (Slab C) after submitting the TAC approved thesis proposal.

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, CLICK HERE


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