Fellow Programme in  Management

Fellow Programme in Management

Last date to Apply for Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2021 is over.

The full-time residential Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is designed to enhance research capabilities of the participants and prepare them for research, academics, and consulting roles.

The Programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

FPM is a full-time residential programme. The candidate is expected to complete the course work and thesis in 4 years.

The First year of the FPM Programme will commence with Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), like in IIMs. FPM participants have to complete all the courses taught to PGP participants in the first year. During this period the participants learn basic concepts in the areas of Business Communication, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Systems, and Operations & Quantitative Techniques. These core courses help the students in building a strong foundation in various functional areas.

Students selected for FPM, having PGDM from CIMP, do not have to undergo the first year classes.

In the second year, participants will be taught courses related to Research Methodology, Managerial Statistics, Systems Approach to Management and General Management along with core area courses. The second year courses prepare FPM participants to conduct research work independently in their area of specialisation. From the third year onwards, the FPM participants start independent research work under the supervision of a Guide and Research Advisory Committee.

Candidates require a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NET).

The candidates must submit a synopsis of about 5000 words on the area of their research interest (tentative research proposal) along with his / her application. Every candidate has to make a presentation before the selection committee. Shortlisting of the candidates will be done on the basis of Test scores (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NET), previous academic record, relevant work experience and the quality of presentation.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for a Research Proposal Presentation and Personal Interview (PI) during April-May, 2021 (tentatively). Applicants will be informed about the Research Proposal Presentation and Personal Interview (PI) schedule by emails.

The candidate must hold a master’s degree [or equivalent in Engineering / Technology / Management / Economics / Social Science / Biological Science / Pure Science / Commerce / Humanities] with above 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from a University 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 the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Foreign applicants having Masters Degree with above 50% marks or equivalent will also be considered.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Master’s Degree / equivalent examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Successful candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he / she submits a certificate latest by June 30th, 2021 from the Principal / Registrar of his / her College / Institute (issued on or before June 30th, 2021) stating that the candidate has completed all the formalities / requirements for obtaining the master’s degree / equivalent qualification on or before the date of the issue of certificate.

Prospective candidates must maintain a valid email account and valid phone number throughout the selection process. CIMP will not be responsible for non-delivery of messages if the email address and phone number supplied in the application form are invalid / changed later.

Though CIMP uses CAT scores for short-listing the candidates for Fellow Programme in Management, the IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the Programme.


All selected candidates are eligible for CIMP Fellowship. A fellowship of Rs. 20,000/- per month will be provided for a period of 4 years to the admitted candidates. All the candidates getting admission will be provided accommodation within the campus. Each candidate has to pay the mess bill and study material charges.

They will have access to the library and other academic resources available at CIMP.

As a part of the programme fellow students will be allowed to attend one international and two national academic conferences.

Application Forms and Admission Brochures can be obtained from the Institute by paying Rs. 500/- . The forms will be available at CIMP reception counter on all working days from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Applicants can also apply online on our website (www.cimp.ac.in) along with online payment of the application fee. The applicants may apply for the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) till  15th April 2021.

Applicants can submit the Application Form at the CIMP counter by hand or by post.

CIMP will not be responsible for any postal delays or non-receipt of application forms. The applicant must check his / her application status on the CIMP website regularly.



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