Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

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Prestigious Accreditation

AACSB International
National Board of Accreditation: NBA

Programme Overview

The Fellow Programme in Management at IMT Ghaziabad is a doctoral programme designed for students, working executives &  academicians  with strong academic orientation, to undertake rigorous and original research. The programme aims to develop outstanding scholars for careers in academia, research, and consulting for the industry, government and social sector. The FPM is a four-year programme during which scholars will undergo rigorous coursework in the first two years comprising general management subjects, core courses, and advanced courses. After completing the Comprehensive Research Examination (CRE), scholars will be engaged in their doctoral dissertations in the third and fourth year. The time duration may be extended up to five years, depending upon the progress report of the scholar. Students who pursue the program as resident scholars will receive a monthly stipend that covers all costs in addition to being provided with a modest accommodation. IMT Ghaziabad provides an excellent ecosystem and facilities for pursuing research.

Areas of Specialization for FPM 

Candidates can apply to the following areas of specialization for pursuing research:

  1. Business Communication
  2. Economic Environment and Policy
  3. Finance & Accounting/Banking & Financial Services
  4. Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  5. Information Technology and Analytics
  6. Marketing Management
  7. Operations Management
  8. Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

The candidate’s area of research will be considered final based on the area mentioned in the offer letter. While undergoing the coursework, the candidate may be allowed to change the area of specialization with the approval of the FPM Committee. The candidate may be required to do additional courses to suit the requirement of the changed area.

Admissions & Eligibility

A candidate applying to FPM at IMT Ghaziabad should satisfy one of the following:

Eligibility criteria:

 Master’s degree or it’s equivalent in any discipline (minimum 60%)


  Five-year integrated Master’s Degree Programme in any discipline (minimum 60%)


  A graduate degree with a professional qualification-CA/CMA/CS

Working Executives and Academics are encouraged to apply.

*Candidates applying to the FPM programme should not exceed 45 years of age as on May 31, 2020

Note: Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s programme, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally subject to the submission of a certificate, issued on or before September 30, 2020, from the head of the institution stating that he/she has completed all requirements for obtaining the degree. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheets, and a certificate of having passed the master’s/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by their college/institutes. The deadline for submission of mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020.