Fellow Programme In Management

Fellow Programme In Management (FPM)

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 [email protected] For further details, refer to the website or write to us at [email protected]

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

A. IMI Bhubaneswar offers limited number of scholarships to the full-time candidates. Successful candidates are exempted from paying the tuition fee and are only required to pay a one-time amount of Rs. 62,000/- (non-refundable Registration Fee of Rs. 25,000, lifetime Alumni fee of Rs. 12,000 and a refundable Security Deposit of Rs. 25,000) at the time of admission. The Security Deposit of Rs. 25,000 will be refunded only after completion of the programme and will be forfeited if a candidate fails to complete the programme.

B. NET Qualified FPM scholar will get a stipend of Rs. 30,000 per month for a period of two years and Rs. 35000 for another two years. All those who are not NET qualified will get stipend after successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination. Stipend will be disbursed at the end of each term of 3 months’ duration. The progress of the student will be reviewed every three months henceforth and the decision regarding the disbursement of incentives for the next three months will be based on the scholar’s performance in the last three months period. The satisfactory/unsatisfactory performance of the candidate in the last three months will be certified by the candidate’s guide.

C. Above stipend will only be disursed when FPM Scholar is not working anywhere.

D. FPM Scholar will also be working as Teaching/Research Assistant at IMI Bhubaneswar.

E. Over and above the monthly stipend, a Contingency Allowance of Rs. 25,000 per year (for maximum period of 4 years) to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying, etc. are also available to the eligible candidates. Students are entitled to get upto an amount of Rs.50,000/- (upper limit) for attending conference/workshop/summer school during their entire tenure as FPM scholar.

F. Research incentive of Rs. 30000 will be given to FPM Scholar on publication in SCOPUS or Web of Science Journal with IMI Bhubaneswar affiliation. Grant will be given only after obtaining DOI.

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: [email protected] 
Website: www.imibh.edu.in