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Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) : FAQs
 

1. What is FPM?
FPM stands for Fellow Programme in Management.

2. What is the eligibility condition for admission?
A candidate looking for admission into FPM should have:

Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 60 % marks or equivalent grade point average.

Or

Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA or CS with at least 60 % marks or equivalent grade point average.

Or

Five year/four year Integrated Master’s degree programme in any discipline, with at least 60 % marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

Or

4 years/8 semester bachelor’s degree (B.E./B.Tech.) with at least 60 % marks or equivalent grade point average

Those who are appearing for their final year examination in the current academic year may also apply. However, their admission to the programme will be provisional subject to their successful completion of all requirements for obtaining the relevant degree before 30th June, 2018..

 

3. Who should apply?
The IIM Raipur invites applications from high quality candidates with strong academic background, preferably with professional experience, and intellectual curiosity requires for scholarship in management.

4. Do I have to take CAT for getting admission into FPM?
If you do not have a CAT score, then you must have a valid score of GMAT/GATE/GRE/UGC-JRF with appropriate discipline.

5. How do I apply?
Download the application form from our website. Fill in the application form and send it by speed post to FPM office along with all your relevant certificates and a demand draft of Rs500 in favour of Indian Institute of Management Raipur.

6. What is the process of admission to the programme?
If you are short listed based on your standard test score, you will be called for the interview to be held at Raipur. Admission is subject to the recommendation of the interview panel..

7. Can I apply in more than one Area?
Yes, a candidate can apply in two areas.

8. Is the FPM at IIM Raipur very difficult?
The Institute expects high academic rigor and integrity. It has stringent requirements at every stage of the programme. The candidates who are unable to meet the requirements are asked to resign from the programme.
 

9. What are the important stages in the FPM program?
The fellow programme at IIM Raipur has been divided into the following three phases:

  • Phase I (Fundamentals of Management)
  • Phase II (Specialization)
  • Phase III (Doctoral Dissertation)

The 1st Phase is usually completed in the first year. The first year of the course work is common with IIM Raipur ’s post graduate programme (PGP).

Phase II usually starts in the second year of the programme and is intended for acquiring in depth knowledge in the area of specialization and related fields so as to develop analytical and comprehensive research skills. . Additionally, participants take the FPM compulsory courses, which are specially designed to provide expertise in teaching and research, and to acquire integrated learning.

Once Phase II courses are successfully completed, the research scholar undertakes an area comprehensive examination. This examination is administered at the beginning of the third year and tests whether the research scholar has obtained a satisfactory level of knowledge in her/his area of specialization. Comprehensive examination requirements are specified by the respective areas.

After passing the comprehensive examination, the participant enters Phase III or Doctoral Dissertation stage.

Please refer to the website for details

10. Is waiver from first year courses is available to those who have an MBA/PGP/PGPX degree?
Alumni of IIMs (PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-PMP, and PGPX) are eligible to apply for exemption of first year PGP courses, provided the candidate has obtained a minimum average grade point of 6.5 (out of 10) with no Fs and not more than two Ds or equivalent in the first year of the above degree/diploma .

The candidates should have obtained the qualifying degree or diploma, not more than ten years ago, with respect to the beginning of the first term of the FPM programme into which she/he is seeking admission.

The granting of the waiver is not automatic. The final decision related to the waiver is made by the DRC by taking into account all relevant factors, including the performance of the candidate in the process. The DRC, on applying its criteria, can grant full, partial, or no waiver to the candidate.

11. How do I choose my research topic?
FPM students can choose research topic of their interest and motivation under the supervision of a suitable guide interested in the area and a Thesis Advisory Committee with whom they have to work towards their thesis.

12. What support is available for presenting research papers in Indian and international conferences?
FPM participants are encouraged to present papers, which have been submitted to and accepted at professional conferences. IIM Raipur provides 1,50,000 financial support during the programme.

13. How do I find a job, after completing my doctoral studies?
Placement office may facilitate the process of placement of FPM participants.

14. What is expected from FPM students?
FPM students are required to do research work and publish quality research paper of international standard.

15. Do I apply for a specific area or can I choose my area after getting admission?
Students here are admitted by specific areas. If you want to apply for more than one area, you have to submit separate applications for that. Change in area may be allowed in select cases on the completion of the first year.
 
16. How much time it takes to complete FPM?
It usually takes 4-4.5 years to finish the course. The maximum duration within which a candidate is supposed to complete the degree is seven years.

17. What's the degree/title that I get at the completion of the course?
On successful completion of all requirements of the programme, the participant is conferred the title "Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Raipur" at the annual convocation of the Institute.

18. How do I sustain with my family for these four/five years?
IIM Raipur provides one of the best financial packages for doctoral students. Students will be provided Rs 30,000/ pm as stipend for first and second year and Rs.35,000 for third and fourth year.

19. Do FPM students get any other financial support to meet academic expenses?
Yes, We provide contingency grant of Rs.40, 000 per annum & one-time grant of Rs.50, 000 to purchase a PC/Laptop.

20. Do FPM students get accommodation in hostel?
FPM is a fully residential programme and the participants are required to stay in the hostel.

21. What is the last date for submitting the application?
The last date for submitting the application is 28 February, 2018.

 
 

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