Launched in 2000-01, the Fellow Program in Management (FPM) is a doctoral level program of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. The program offers a unique opportunity to those who wish to hone their research talents and develop teaching skills.
The program is designed to produce high-quality academicians, researchers, and management thinkers by providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary education and research in management. The high academically charged environment of the institute helps scholar to develop and sharpen their intellect. The unique pedagogy and program structure of the FPM curriculum provide an enriching environment for personal and professional growth.
The doctoral program aims to admit individuals with an exceptional academic background, high motivation, discipline, and potential to become excellent researchers at international level. Research scholars are expected to join from diverse disciplines ranging from social sciences and humanities to physical sciences and engineering.
Through the rigorous academic program, the scholar becomes part of one of the nine research areas through the acquisition of basic theoretical knowledge and practical aspects of the area. Such activity allows close interaction with faculty members, who provide the intellectual stimulation and help develop the scholar's research interests and professional goals.
The candidates for the programme 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.
A Masters degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks OR A Bachelors Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average, OR Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.
In addition, all the candidates must have secured a minimum of 55 % marks in all their public examinations starting with the secondary level. Work experience in industry or academics, though not mandatory, will be given due credit in the selection process.
The ideal applicants for the Fellow Programme are those who possess strong academic background, preferably with professional experience, and intellectual curiosity and discipline needed for scholarship in management.
The applicants for the programme 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.
A Masters' Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks
A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average
Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.
In addition, all the applicants must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in all their public examinations starting with the secondary level. Work experience in industry or academics, though not mandatory, will be given due credit in the selection process. The work experience as full-time executives or as management teachers in an organization/institution (AICTE approved) of repute is only considered as the valid experience.
Those who are appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year may also apply. However, their admission to the programme will be provisional subject to their successful completion of all requirements for obtaining the relevant degree before 30 June 2018.
However, for specialization in Agri-Business Management following is the eligibility criteria
A Masters' degree or its equivalent in Agribusiness Management or any discipline of Agricultural and Allied Sciences with minimum 55% aggregate marks.
A Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural / Food / Biotechnology and Allied Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average Age Limit
Applicants must not be more than 55 years as on 30th June, 2018
Applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria stated above are required to take Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have a valid GATE/GRE/GMAT or JRF/SRF(UGC/CSIR/ICAR) score/certificate can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. Scores of any of these examinations including CAT taken during the last two years (i.e on or after 01 January, 2016) will be considered valid.
Applicants already holding a one/two/three year-full-time classroom based PGDM from any of the IIM/WMP of IIM Lucknow with a minimum CGPA of 6 on a 10 point scale or an equivalent 3.0 in 4.0 point scale and a corresponding letter grade `B' are exempted from taking one of the exams listed above, and can apply directly through the prescribed Application Form. Such applicants are also eligible to get a waiver of the first year course work and can directly join the second year of the programme.
The applicants short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to Lucknow for a personal interview for final selection in April 2018 and the successful applicants will receive offers by mid-May 2018.
Admission to the programme is open to overseas applicants including NRIs and foreign nationals. Their admission will be based on GMAT/GRE scores obtained within previous one year.
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FPM is a full-time residential programme. Students are expected to complete the programme in four years and six months. However, under special circumstances extension of two more years may be granted. The students spend their first two years for course work and the last two years and six months for research and thesis preparation.
Campus hostel facility is available for stay of married students with their immediate family (spouse and children).
During first year of the programme the scholars acquire knowledge of the discipline and functional areas of management and general management. The FPM scholars, irrespective of their area of specialization, take a compulsory set of courses in the first year. At the end of the first year, the scholars undergo a summer placement/summer research assignment under the advice/guidance of their Academic Advisor.
The FPM scholars who already hold a one/two/three year full-time classroom based PGDM from any of the IIMs/WMP of IIM Lucknow with a minimum CGPA of 6 on a 10 point scale or an equivalent 3.0 in 4.0 point scale and corresponding letter grade `B' would be exempted from the first year course work including the summer work and would be admitted directly to II year (herby called 'exempt scholars').
However, sentient area may recommend additional first year courses for FPM candidates in the exempted category if area members feel that the candidate(s) requires additional inputs in a core discipline.
During second year of the programme the scholars acquire in-depth knowledge of the area of specialization and related fields. In addition, scholars take the FPM compulsory courses, which are specially designed to provide teaching and research skills, and to develop integrated learning. During the second year of the programme, the scholars have to choose a dissertation topic to work on which may subsequently lead them to formulate their thesis proposal.
After the completion of first year of coursework, scholars have to undergo a two month summer internship which consists of either a guided summer research at the campus under an academic advisor or an external internship relevant to the research domain if deemed necessary in consultation with the academic advisor.
Scholars will have to do a compulsory Dissertation (2 Credits). Dissertation Advisor of the scholar in consultation with the FPM Office will schedule the dissertation presentation. The course work will end with the common comprehensive exam as suggested earlier. The scholar will follow the thesis work model as suggested for regular scholars after the completion of the course work.
On completion of the second year course work which includes dissertation work, the scholars take the comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination at the end of the 2nd year, tests whether the scholar has obtained a satisfactory level of knowledge in her/his field of specialization and whether s/he has satisfactorily integrated the various courses taken by her/him in the area.
After passing the comprehensive examination, the candidate enters the thesis writing stage. The candidate first develops a thesis proposal, for which she/he identifies a research topic, identifies the members of the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC), gives a seminar on the thesis proposal to the IIML academic community, and gets the thesis proposal approved by the TAC.
On approval of the thesis proposal, the candidate works closely with the TAC on her/his thesis work. On completion of the thesis work, the candidate submits the thesis and defends the same. A defense presents evidence for a thesis.
- All resident Indian scholars admitted to the programme are given fellowship allowance up to four and a half years.
- Scholars are provided with a fellowship stipend of Rs. 25,000 per month during I and II year. The stipend will continue until the scholar's successful clearance of Comprehensive Exam at the end of the second year.
- For the rest of the period of the programme (i.e. III year onwards) the stipend of Rs. 30,000 per month will be provided after the successful completion of comprehensive examination in III year.
- All resident Indian scholars admitted to the programme are given contingency allowance up to four and a half years.
- A contingency grant of Rs. 10,000 per annum in I and II year, and Rs. 15,000 per annum during III and IV year of the programme. This grant will be available for purchase of books, stationery, computer hardware/softwares etc.
- A one-time computer purchase grant of Rs. 50,000, which may be availed before the end of course work.
A total combined travel grant/conference registration grant amount of Rs. 1,40,000/- (i) to attend one international conference after submitting the thesis proposal, (ii) to attend a maximum of one domestic conference each in III and IV year, and an additional travel grant of Rs. 10,000/- in III or IV year to attend a domestic Doctoral Consortium or the proposed annual inter-IIM Doctoral Consortium/Doctoral consortia organized by IIMs/IISc/IGIDR.
- Reimbursement of annual membership fee (scholar/ student rates) of only one national and only one international professional society during III and IV year.
- Reimbursement of travel/boarding/lodging and local conveyance expenses for case-writing and field based research during III and IV year, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000.
- The Institute also provides certain additional facilities for married FPM scholars whose families are residing on campus. This includes reimbursement of family health insurance premium. The combined health insurance cover of Rs. 100,000 for the candidate, her/his spouse and two children is being offered from the Institute. The premium payable for Rs. 100,000 cover is reimbursed.
In addition to these, they are exempted from fees, provided with free hostel accommodation. Campus hostel facility is available for stay of married scholars with their immediate family (spouse and children).
|Sl. No.||FPM Scholar's Name||Area|
|10||RAVI PRAKASH AGRAHARI||SM|
|13||SK ABU KHALEK||MARKETING|
|18||VIVEK N SHARMA||DS|
|6||GUNINDER PAL SINGH||MARKETING|
|8||LOKESH KUMAR DHAKER||F&A|
|9||MAHAVADI DHANSHYAM V.S.||OM|
|13||SWAPAN DEEP ARORA||MARKETING|
|10||DEWANG VIJAY PAGARE||OM|
|19||NISHIT KUMAR SINHA||HRM|
|23||SUJIT SEKHAR MAHARANA||HRM|
|9||JAYA SHANKAR SINGH||IT&S|
|14||SOURAV PRASAD RAUNIYAR||ABM|
|1||AMIT PRAKASH JHA||BE|
|6||MANJOT SINGH BHATIA||OM|
|11||VEDPRAKASH VASANTRAO MESHRAM||F&A|
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