Fellow Programme In Management

Fellow Programme In Management (FPM)


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AICTE approved Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) at IMI Bhubaneswar is aimed at giving prospective scholars an academic space to challenge the conventional wisdom and encourage them to extend horizons of current thought into a new realm of knowledge and understanding. The FPM research scholars of IMI Bhubaneswar are expected to undertake a rigorous multidisciplinary approach to offer original works of theoretical and application-oriented research with far reaching implications.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to fulfill the following objectives:
  •  To generate conceptual and empirical knowledge in the field of business management.
  •  To disseminate knowledge regarding rigorous interdisciplinary research practices.
  •  To promote ethical research practices.
  •  To extend the horizon of knowledge in various domains of business management.
  •  To promote research that leads to actionable decisions by the industry.


Who Should Attend

The FPM programme has been designed to cater to the scholarly needs of the individuals who are willing to pursue rigorous research work at doctoral level. These may include:

  •  Faculty Members
  •  Executives from government and private sector
  •  Researchers
  •  Graduates and postgraduates
  •  MPhil students

Programme Duration

The FPM at IMI Bhubaneswar is a four-year programme which can be extendable by 1 year. However, in case of exceptional circumstances, the programme may further be extended twice by1-yearduration, subject to approval by competent authority.

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into two phases. The first phase of two years requires the scholar to undertake course work. Students who have completed their MBA/PGDM will be granted an exemption for the first year of course work. These students will be required to undertake only one year of course work. On completion of the course work, the students will be required to take a Comprehensive Examination (CE). The CE is based on scholar’s chosen area of interest. The purpose of CE is to provide an opportunity to the scholars to identify their area of research interest and build sound background knowledge for dissertation. During the second phase, scholars are expected to work on their doctoral thesis. The award of FPM at the end of second phase requires the scholar to prepare thesis proposal, pursue research based on the approved proposal and finally, defend the thesis before the research committee.

Course Structure & Curriculum

IMI Bhubaneswar follows trimester system. Students admitted to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) must undergo a rigorous two years of course work unless exemption is granted to them for the first year of the courses. In the first year, the students will pursue the core courses spread over 3 trimesters.

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Fee Structure

The fee structure for FPM program is given in the following table.

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The applicant must be a post-graduate or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% in aggregate marks or any other professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS etc. with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks.

Admission Procedure

Application Mode:
Application forms can be downloaded from the Institute’s website: https://imibh.edu.in/fpm and should be forwarded to admissionsfpm@imibh.edu.in. For further details, refer to the website or write to us at admissionsfpm@imibh.edu.in.

Selection Process

1) IMI Bhubaneswar Research Aptitude Test
2) Essay Writing
3) Personal Interview

Candidates having valid CAT/GMAT/GRE/UGC NET/CSIR/NBHM scores will be exempted from taking IMI Bhubaneswar Research Aptitude Test.

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Scholarships and Stipends

1. IMI Bhubaneswar offers limited number of scholarships to the full-time candidates. The student is entitled to Rs. 31,000/- per month during the first 2 years. It will be further increased to 35000 in 3rd and 4th year as equivalent to JRF/SRF. The fellowship amount will be disbursed at the end of each term of 3 months’ duration.

2. Every six months your performance will be reviewed for the continuation of the fellowship.

3. Apart from the fellowship amount you are also eligible for a contingency grant of Rs. 25,000/- per annum during the 2nd and 3rd year (only after approval of the research proposal) of fellowship to cover incidental expenses like stationery, hardware/software, etc.

4. Students are entitled to get up to an amount of Rs.75,000/- (upper limit) for attending conferences/workshops/summer school during their entire tenure as FPM scholars.

5. Research incentives of Rs. 1,00000/- and Rs. 2,00,000 will be given to FPM Scholar as per accepted papers in A+ and A-STAR categories with IMI-B affiliations, respectively.

Contact Details

Dr. Nidhi Gupta
Manager - Admissions

Mr. Bharat Kumar Mishra
Manager - Business Development

Ms. Esha Datta

Ms. Swarnalata Behera

International Management Institute IDCO Plot No.1, Gothapatna, Malipada, Bhubaneswar-751003; Odisha

Cell: 6370954602/601/600
Email ID: admissionsfpm@imibh.edu.in 
Website: www.imibh.edu.in