IIM-A commences FPM Admission Process for 2016-17 Academic Session

IIM-A-Admission-Process-for-FPMIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM- Ahmedabad) has started the admission process for Fellow Program in Management 2016-17. The candidates who are willing to take admission in IIM Ahmedabad’s FPM course may apply from 11th Sep 2015 to 15th Jan 2016.

About FPM

The Fellow Program in Management is the doctoral program in Management.

The programs admits those dynamic students who have intellectual curiosity in research programs. The main motive of this program is to prepare students for a bright career in academics or research fields. It also provides a general management overview and develop basic skills for analyzing managerial problems.

The students pursuing FPM from any management colleges are required to qualify an exam to demonstrate that they have reached a level of proficiency in the area of specialization.

Course Details

1. Course Name – Fellow Program in Management

2. Course Areas

Food & Agribusiness

Business Policy

Innovation and Management in Education

Finance & Accounting

Organizational Behavior

Personnel and Industrial Relations



Production and Quantitative Methods

Information System

Public Systems Group

Who can apply?

The candidates who are having-

A Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks.

A Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification with at least 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent (OR)

Five year/four year Integrated Master’s Degree program in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks.

A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks.

A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.

Fellowship and Expenses

IIM-A provides students a comprehensive fellowship of INR 29,400/- (Slab A) for first and second year, which covers all academic expenses including tuition, computer, library, medical insurance, placement and alumni fees, and in addition includes a monthly subsistence allowances.

After when students have qualified the comprehensive exam, IIM-A offers fellowship of INR 31,800/- (Slab B) and INR 35,300/- (Slab C).

In addition to above expenses, a Contingency Allowance of INR 25,000/- per year (for five years) is also offered to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying etc.

Students are entitled to get upto an amount of INR 1,75,000/- for attending international conference/workshop/summer school during their entire tenure with FPM system (maximum 5 years).

IIM-A also provides accommodation to all the students in dormitories.

A fixed number of houses for married students are available on campus.

In case on campus accommodation is not available, married students may be permitted to stay off campus.

How to Apply?

Candidates are required to apply Online.

1. Application Fee – INR 500/-

2. Mode of Payment – Application Fee can be paid through IIMA gate way.

Selection Process

Candidates are required to take CAT or a standard test to take admission in Fellow Program of Management Colleges.

Area Standard Test
Food & Agribusiness UGC-JRF/GRE/GMAT
Business Policy GRE/GMAT
Innovation and Management in Education GRE/GMAT/GATE
Finance & Accounting GRE/GMAT
Organizational Behavior UGC-JRF/GRE/GMAT
Personnel and Industrial Relations GMAT/GATE/GRE/UGC-JRF
Economics GRE/GMAT
Marketing GRE/GMAT
Production and Quantitative Methods UGC-JRF in Mathematical Sciences / GMAT / GATE / GRE
Information Systems GMAT / GATE / GRE
Public Systems Group GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF


The candidates should have scored 50% in their bachelor’s degree.

Scores of CAT 2013, 2014 and 2015 are considered valid for application to the Fellow Program in Management in 2016.

Candidates will be short listed and called for an interview at Ahmedabad during March-April 2016 for final selection on the basis of their performance in CAT or the standard test in lieu of CAT, academic background, and experience.

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