SPJIMR’s Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), is full-time doctoral-level programme designed to develop high caliber researchers and faculty in various management disciplines. This fully-funded programme is approved by AICTE. It focuses on relevant and contextual research to address current business issues. It is designed for people who want to solve real-world problems through research and have a desire to teach. The rigorous methodology and practice-oriented research are the programme’s key differentiators. FPM fellows also benefit from SPJIMR’s supportive research environment and extensive industry network.

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:

  • 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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Flexibility

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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Location

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

Participants profile

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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.

Student 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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