Fellow Programme in Management

What is FPM?

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Last date to submit online application extended till 23 January, 2018.




Ashish Nanda

Director , IIMA

IIM Ahmedabad is India’s premier management school, world renowned for its excellence in research and education. FPM is IIMA’s doctoral programme. It contributes to the Institute’s mission by supporting the pursuit of cutting edge research.

FPM prepares qualified and capable scholars who will shape thought in academic institutions and management organizations. We recruit highly motivated individuals with outstanding academic backgrounds. The doctoral programme provides participants exposure to a broad variety of research interests and faculty deeply engaged with practice and policy. Students develop strong theoretical foundations through coursework in particular areas and receive training in research methods. At the dissertation stage, they have an opportunity to engage actively and deeply with academics, practitioners, and policymakers as they conduct interdisciplinary research. The programme affords doctoral students the flexibility to use appropriate research method for their research questions.

The mix of breadth of coverage, proximity to practice and policy, and flexibility in methodology enables doctoral students to undertake meaningful research on complex and relevant topics. Supporting the academic research is cutting edge infrastructure, including the best management library in India, and access to state-of-art online resources.

The doctoral programme enrolled its first student in 1971 and graduated its first student in 1974. Since then, 349 doctoral students have been conferred with the title Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and have gone on to contribute significantly to management academies and other institutions.

We invite you to consider our doctoral programme and would be happy to discuss your academic interests if you have the inclination and commitment to undertake rigorous training, conduct research relevant to management practice and policy, and pursue an academic career with focus on research

Important Dates

January 23, 2018 (Extended):

Last date for submission of completed application material.

March 27-28, 2018:

Interviews for short listed candidates. 

Last week of April 2018:

Offer of Admission mailed to selected candidates.

Important Messages

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Ms. J.S. Vijayapiriya
In-charge, FPM Office
Fellow Programme in Management
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad 380 015
Website - www.iima.ac.in



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