FPM seeks individuals who aspire to align the relevance of research with essential rigour. Key factors considered are the applicant’s academic qualifications, work experience, profile, motivation, recommendations and fit with the institute’s research profile and its mission.

Disclaimer: Admission to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) at S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) is strictly based on merit. SPJIMR does not have any quota, management or otherwise. The assessment of an applicant is on the basis of his/her profile, the qualifying entrance scores, and the interview process. SPJIMR communicates directly with all the shortlisted candidates. SPJIMR never appoints an intermediary (whether an individual or organisation) under any circumstance to approach any candidate with claims of confirmed admission, for a fee or otherwise. SPJIMR strongly recommends that you do not get involved in such transactions.

Important timelines

FPM Admissions Timeline – Batch 2023
Last Date to Apply 30th April 2023
Research Aptitude Test (RAT online exam) 20th May 2023
Interviews Dates Between 1st -15th June 2023
Result Announcement Last week of June
Batch Inauguration & Commencement Batch Inauguration & Commencement 01st August 2023


  • Master’s degree with a first-class or an integrated Master’s degree in any discipline, or professional qualifications, such as CA, ICWA, or CS, with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 55% marks.
  • Higher secondary schooling with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with work experience relevant to their specialisation or in a related discipline. We believe that a first-hand experience with organisations is essential to create a scholar who can balance rigour and practice.
  • Candidates with significant work experience (over ten years) are also welcome as long as they have the motivation and background to pursue a rigorous research programme.
  • Applicants will have to give a Research Aptitude Test (RAT) during their personal interview session at SPJIMR.

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Application process

Details to be submitted with the application form:

  • Academic grades for class X, XII, Graduate and Postgraduate Degree.
  • A Statement of Purpose (SOP) stating the motivation to pursue the programme.
  • An indication and elaboration of Research interests (Research Proposal).
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one academic recommendation.
  • The application processing fee of INR 1000 is to be paid through credit card/debit card or net banking. This application fee is non-refundable.

Selection process

The FPM selection process at SPJIMR encourages bright aspirants with the right fit and motivation to join the programme.

  • The process begins with reviewing the application forms and Research Proposal.
  • The shortlisting panel considers academic qualifications, work experience, profile, motivation, recommendations and fit with the institute’s research profile and its mission.
  • The shortlisted applicants go through a two-stage interview process – Research Aptitude Test (RAT) and Personal Interviews.
  • The Research Aptitude Test consists of two parts – General Aptitude and Research Aptitude.
  • Our distinguished panel conducts the Personal Interviews.
  • Provisional admission letters are issued to the selected candidates.
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