Fellow Program in Management (FPM) (AICTE approved)
The development of knowledge is not a discipline or function, but a mindset— a way of approaching all endeavors. In FPM, the candidate discovers how to challenge conventional wisdom, pushing the boundaries of current thought to open new avenues of knowledge and understanding.
The program includes intensive formal courses as well as individually pursued self study courses on special topics and research programs. The Research Scholars are expected to work closely with the Institute’s best-well- known faculty, both inside and outside the classroom.
The FPM is designed to prepare men and women for careers in research, teaching and consultancy in technical and theoretical disciplines underlying business administration. These skills have become mandatory for careers in academia and are increasingly important in business and government, as well as in consulting, research, and technical advisory firms.
The primary focus of the program is to prepare qualified candidates for academic careers in research, teaching and consultancy.
The ideal candidates for FPM are those who possess outstanding academic background, followed by professional experience, and intellectual curiosity as well as diligence required to pursue the work of scholarship.
The candidates for the program must have one of the following qualifications obtained 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 possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. The candidates with foreign degrees must be from foreign universities or institutions which are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
A Masters’ degree or its equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks
A Bachelors Degree in Engineering (4 years) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade point average
Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
In addition, all the candidates must have secured a minimum of 55 % marks in all public examinations starting with the secondary level. Work experience in industry or academics may be given due credit in the selection process. The maximum age for the FPM candidate is 35 years.
Experienced Corporate Executives
The eligibility criteria described above will apply equally to the experienced corporate executives. The work experience as full-time executives or as management lecturers (at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor with minimum 10 years teaching experience) in an organization/institution (AICTE approved) of repute is only considered as the valid experience. For experienced corporate executives, a minimum of 10 years of managerial/executive work experience is required. The minimum and maximum age of a candidate in this category should be 35 and 45 years respectively.
· IMI Admission Bulletin and Application Form can be downloaded from our website www.imi.edu.
· Fill up application form, downloaded from IMI website, and submit the same along with other documents (including one page synopsis of the proposed topic and DD/Cheque of Rs.2000 in favor of International Management Institute, payable at New Delhi) to the following address:
Mrs Supriya Menon
International Management Institute
B10, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016
Telephone: 011 47194100 (30 lines), 011 47194196 (Dir)
Fax: 011 26867539
Applications, complete in all respects, should reach the FPM Office of IMI on or before April 30, 2013. Incomplete forms are liable to be rejected summarily.
For Fellow Program, candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria stated above are required to submit Common Admission Test (CAT) Score held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have earned recent GATE, GRE, GMAT with satisfactory scores may also be considered. Likewise, the recent qualified JRF/SRF candidates can also apply in the relevant areas of specialization. Scores of any of these examinations including CAT taken during the period 2011 - 2012, will be considered valid.
· Candidates who have applied this year need not apply. However candidates (i.e experienced Senior Corporate Executives/Senior Business School Teachers) are welcome to apply without CAT/GATE/GRE/GMAT Score.
· Candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the examinations mentioned above may be advised to appear before the Selection Panel for a personal interview for final selection sometime some time in mid May, 2013 and the successful candidates will receive offers by the first week of June 2013.
· IMI encourages applications from Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin and foreign citizens. Such candidates should have a valid GMAT/GRE score of not older than one year from the date of application.
· Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IMI.
Areas of Specialization
Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Quantitative Methods, Information Technology, Strategic Management, Operations Management, International Business, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management.
The FPM program consists of two phases. The first phase of the program involves course work followed by a comprehensive examination. The second phase requires research scholars to work on their thesis. This involves the preparation of thesis proposal, pursuing research on this proposal and finally an examination based on the thesis leading to FPM.
The Fellow Research scholars are required to study the courses (duration six months) such as (a) Strategic Management and Fundamentals of Economics (b) Advanced Qualitative Techniques (c) Advanced Quantitative Techniques (d) Two courses on the areas of specialization.
A comprehensive examination will be taken after completion of the core courses. During the study period, FPM Research Scholars (those who are selected under IMI Fellowship Scheme) will be given scholarship. The amount of scholarship is Rs. 20,000 per month. Experienced corporate executives and lecturers working at the level of Associate Professor and Professor are encouraged to apply.
Duration of the Program and Accommodation
The Fellow Research Scholars are expected to complete the program in four years. However, under special circumstances extension of one more year may be granted.
* Refundable subject to obtaining clearance to all dues and damages to institute properties/assets
Mode of Payment
All the payments have to be made on or before the date mentioned. The fee can be paid through demand draft/pay order drawn in favour of “International Management Institute” payable at New Delhi.