Overview

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), approved by AICTE, is a doctoral-level programme of SPJIMR designed to create world-class researchers and high-calibre faculty in various management disciplines. It encourages rigorous interdisciplinary research in contemporary areas of management. It 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.

Programme Objective

FPM aims to develop world-class academic researchers and thought leaders to conduct industryrelevant research that addresses real-world issues. The programme trains prospective scholars and helps them to become innovative and skilled researchers and prepares them to teach in various fields of management. The programme is aligned with the following competency goals (CGs)

Key Highlights

Creating original research

Capable of creating original research questions relevant to business and society

Disseminating knowledge

Capable of disseminating knowledge through research and teaching

Crafting research

Capable of crafting research using appropriate research methodology

Areas of Research

FPM curriculum is designed in collaboration with experts from leading international business schools with a high focus on contemporary methods and enhancing domain knowledge. The programme’s rigorous curriculum provides ample training for an academic career and enables participants to make exemplary intellectual contributions in their respective field of research. Finance, Accounting & Economics Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

FPM Online Admission Timelines

Application deadline : Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Research Aptitude Test (online) :
Saturday, 23 March 2024

Interviews (online) :
Monday, 1 April - Thursday, 25 April 2024

Result announcement :
1st week of May 2024

Batch inauguration & commencement Thursday, 6 June 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • First-class Master’s degree, or an integrated first-class Master’s degree in any discipline, or professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA, or CS, with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Candidates without work experience can apply if they have the motivation and background to pursue a rigorous research programme.
  • 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.

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.

Application Process

  • Submit the application form online through SPJIMR's website only.
  • The non-refundable application processing fee of Rs. 1000 to be paid online through credit card/debit card or net banking.
Details to be submitted with the application form:
  • Academic grades for class X, XII, Graduate and Postgraduate Degrees
  • A Statement of Purpose (SOP) stating the motivation to pursue the programme
  • Research Proposal (RP) - An indication and elaboration of Research interests
  • Recommendation letters (academic and professional)

Important Dates

Process Date
Application opens Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Application deadline Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Research Aptitude Test (online) Saturday, 23 March 2024
Interviews (online) Monday, 1 April - Thursday, 25 April 2024
Result announcement 1st week of May 2024
Batch inauguration & commencement Thursday, 6 June 2024

FPM 2023 Scholars