The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) launched
SPJIMR on Monday (Nov.28) took an exciting new step in its journey towards nurturing and promoting a culture of research at the Institute with the launch of the much awaited Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).
The inaugural batch of FPM comprises five participants, making the FPM the newest and also the smallest programme at SPJIMR in terms of number of participants. The size marks out the niche nature of the programme, which is designed to build research capacities as it launches participants on a journey that will take them to qualify as a Fellow of SPJIMR. The FPM further expands the canvas of education and research under the banner of SPJIMR.
The FPM were welcomed by faculty members at a formal orientation ceremony that began with the traditional lighting of the lamp and a prayer.
Said Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee: “The ‘R’ in our name, SPJIMR, has always stood for research. By this programme, we are strengthening that ‘R’….We believe the best way to change people and practice is by the changing the way people think…by disseminating current theory and by creating new theories. This programme is a beginning in that direction.”
Dr. Snehal Shah, Chairperson of the FPM programme, said: “This is a momentous day in the history of SPJIMR. We have been talking about how we can create a culture of innovation, research and creativity…FPM participants will be important stakeholders in creating that culture.” She said by doing research and possibly going on to teach, FPM participants will have the opportunity to build and grow with a contributor mind-set and help the nation to build great researchers and teachers.
The five FPM participants who form the maiden batch of the FPM are: Gaurav Karkhanis, Abhinav Tripathi, Suresh Chandnani, Surabhi Jain and Ambika Nanda.
The FPM programme said the participants would be encouraged to undertake interdisciplinary research that is required in today’s time to address complex and often unstructured problems that face organisations and society at large.