The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), approved by AICTE, is a doctoral-level programme of SPJIMR designed to create world-class researchers and faculty in various management disciplines. It encourages rigorous interdisciplinary research in contemporary areas of management and focuses on relevant and contextual research to address current business issues and aims to create knowledge that helps shape the world for a better future. The programme envisages itself developing independent top-quality management thinkers, thought leaders and consultants making contributions to the domain of management.

The programme can be pursued in full-time and part-time mode depending on the flexibility and requirements of the candidate. It offers equal opportunities to individuals with a passion for research and learning who wish to expand their research skills and working professionals from the corporate world who wish to gain indepth understanding of research methods and understand its practical application to address the contemporary challenges of today’s dynamic business environment.


Competency Goals

FPM aims to develop world-class academic researchers and thought leaders to conduct industry-relevant research that addresses real-world issues. The programme is aligned with the following competency goals:

Students will be:

  • Capable of creating original research questions relevant to business and society
  • Capable of crafting research using appropriate research methodology
  • Capable of disseminating knowledge through research and teaching

Key highlights

Innovative Pedagogy

The curriculum, designed as per international standards, offers an optimum mix of research methods and domain-specific courses. Scholars are encouraged to pursue research questions that solve industry and society problems.

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The scholars have the flexibility to choose their guide/advisor as well as get the opportunity to conduct multidisciplinary research.

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Financial Aid

A fully-funded programme FPM offers a monthly stipend, generous research grants and contingency allowances at par with the best management institutes.

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SPJIMR, located in the heart of India’s ‘commercial capital’ Mumbai, helps access the corporate headquarters in the vicinity.

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Industry connect

Industry Connect

SPJIMR with its legacy of more than 40 years in management studies, provides its scholars with the opportunity to interact and build on a well-established and extensive network across diverse sectors including MNCs, Family Managed Businesses and NGOs in addition to its 15000+ alumni base.

Participant experiences

FPM encourages scholars to pursue their research ideas with the freedom to select their guide/advisor from SPJIMR’s experienced faculty. A supportive peer group from diverse backgrounds and the SPJIMR culture for sharing research facilitates a conducive research ecosystem. Scholars also benefit from the research infrastructure at SPJIMR which includes its four centres of practice; a state-of-the-art library with access to a large repository of research journals, books and publishers; experiential learning labs and grants for attending national and international conferences. Hear our scholars talk about their experiences in these videos.

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