An Overview of the Fellow Program in Management (FPM)

FPM or Fellow Programme in Management is a doctoral-level program offered by top b-schools and institutions of the country. The program aims to prepare candidates for carrying out high-quality research. 

Students who want to gain expertise in a particular specialisation of management or be a competent researcher or educationist can choose to pursue a full time FPM course. The program is specially designed for highly motivated candidates who have an excellent academic background and have a strong interest in pursuing research work.

The course is best suited to candidates who want to:

  • Improve their knowledge and gain in-depth information about the core areas of management
  • Pursue good quality research
  • Learn the advanced concepts in the chosen specialisation 

Let us delve deeper to explore more about the Fellow Programme in Management.


Skillset needed for FPM

As FPM is a doctoral-level program, it demands candidates be diligent in their studies and research work to be able to complete the course on time. Mentioned below are skillset that candidates need to have to ensure successful completion of the program.

  • Behavioural skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Time management skills
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Managerial skills and Interpersonal skills
  • Logical and analytical skills
  • Mathematical skills


Specialisations offered in an FPM course

Candidates will get to choose from the below-mentioned specialisations for FPM. However, these specialisations might vary from college to college.

  • Communication
  • Economic and business policy
  • Finance and accounting
  • Information technology
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Organisational behaviour and human resource
  • Quantitative techniques and operations management
  • Strategy


Eligibility Criteria to Enrol in FPM

The eligibility criteria to enrol in FPM may from college to college. However, take a glance at the below-mentioned eligibility criteria that candidates must have to get admission in one of the top institutes. 

The candidates must have a master’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 60 per cent marks


A 3-year bachelor’s degree with a professional credential of CA/CS/ICWS with minimum 60 per cent marks or its equivalent CGPA 


A 5-year integrated master’s degree with minimum 60 per cent marks or its equivalent CGPA


A 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree in engineering with minimum 60 per cent marks or its equivalent CGPA with at least two years of work experience

Besides these conditions, candidates who are in their final year can also apply for admission. In case they make it to the merit list, they will have to fulfil all the requirements by the deadline, fixed by the college. 


Procedure to Apply

To apply for the admission, candidates will be required to fill the online form and submit it with all the details along with the application fee and supporting documents. Candidates must follow the guidelines issued by the college to fill and submit the form.


Admission Procedure

It again might vary from college to college and it usually includes two steps:

  • Selection process
  • Personal interview 


Selection Process

To get considered for the interview, candidates need to have a valid score of one of these entrance examinations: GRE, GATE, CAT, JRF-UGC/CSIR, or the entrance examination of the college, if any.

Personal Interview

Once students make it to the list, they will be called for the final interview. The final decision will be taken by the selection committee of the college.

So, these are all about the Fellow Programme in Management. If you want to pursue this program, make sure you choose a reputed college so that you can rest assured of getting great guidance from the mentors and conduct your research well.