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Full-Time Fellow Program in Management (FPM)

1.0 Admission Criteria

FORE School of Management, New Delhi offers a full-time Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) approved by AICTE. The objective of this programme is to enhance the body of knowledge in the research domain and its dissemination. It is aimed at admitting scholars with exceptional academic background, strong motivation, discipline and having a strong inclination towards good quality research.  

FPM at FORE offers specializations in the following Areas:

  • Economics and Business Policy
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource
  • Quantitative Techniques and Operations Management
  • International Business
  • Communication
  • Strategy


The candidates for the programme must have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India, or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. The degrees of candidates from foreign universities must be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Similarly, the PGDM from indian Institutions must be recognized as equivalent to MBA by AIU and approved by AICTE.

Master’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks


Professional qualifications such as CA/ICWA/CS along with a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average.


Five year Integrated Master’s degree in any discipline, with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade point average, obtained after completing the higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.


Four Year/Eight Semester Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch.) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade point and additionally a minimum of two years of work experience.

Those appearing for their final examination in the respective discipline can also apply. Such students if selected shall be provisionally admitted provided they complete all requirements in obtaining their Master’s Degree before September 30, 2021. The admission of these candidates shall remain provisional until they produce the mark sheet proving that they satisfy the eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the final year mark sheet is December 31, 2021.

1.2 Age Limit

There is no age restriction.

2.0 Admission Process

2.1 Selection Process

To be shortlisted for the selection interview, applicants must have a valid score of one of the following competitive examinations: Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs, GATE, GRE, GMAT, JRF-UGC/CSIR or the FORE Entrance Test (FET). FET will be conducted by FORE on July 12, 2021 (Monday).

CAT, GATE, GRE, GMAT or JRF-UGC/CSIR scores of up to last two years (i.e., test taken on or after December 01, 2018) only will be considered valid.

After the written test is over, the Academic Qualification documents and Experience Documents will be verified

Subsequently, all the candidates have to give a presentation (around 10-15 minutes) on their Tentative Research Proposal on the area of research interest on July 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above (CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR percentile/FORE Entrance Test) and in the Research proposal presentation will be called for a personal interview for final selection on July 14, 2021 (Wednesday) and the selected candidates for this programme will be intimated by July 15, 2021 (Thursday).

2.2 Personal Interview

Upon being shortlisted the candidate is required to appear for a personal interview at FORE Campus.

The decision of the Selection Committee regarding admission shall be final. Communication shall be sent only to the selected candidates. The Institution shall not entertain any queries or correspondence in respect of those not selected.

3.0 Credit Requirements

In partial fulfillment of the requirement of the Fellow Programme, a minimum number of Course credits are required to be earned as prescribed below:

3.1 Credit Requirement

Module Code No. Course Title Credits
Module-1 FP01 Research Methodology 66
FP02 Managerial Statistics
FP03-22 Management Courses (20 Courses)
FP23 General Management 3
FP24 System Approach to Management 3
Total Credit 72
Module-2 FP25 Three Specific Courses of 3 credits each (Research Area Related) 9
FP26 Seminars on General Management topic 3
  Total Credit 12
Module-3 FP27 Seminars on Specific to Research 3
FP28 Submission of a review paper based on the literature (on the Thesis related topic) 3
  Total Credit 6

Applicants who have completed PGDM/MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) or FORE School of Management, New Delhi or from an institute accreditated by AMBA or AACSB or EQUIS/SAQS are exempted 51 credits of Module-1.


Applicants who have at least twenty years of corporate experience are exempted 21 credits of Module-1.

3.2 Details of Courses and Seminar

The stream specific Courses and Seminars shall be as per the recommendation of the candidate’s Supervisor(s) and the Research Advisory Committee and approved by the Competent Authority.

3.3 Duration for earning Credits

All credits specified above shall be earned within a maximum of three years from the date of admission to the Programme. Extension after two years shall be approved by the competent authority for a period of one year with a review of progress to be submitted every six months. Final approval shall be given by the competent authority of the Institution.

4.0 Duration of the Programme

4.1 Time Limit

A Candidate shall submit his/her Thesis only after a minimum period of two years after registration. However, the maximum period allowed for the submission of the Thesis is four years from the date of admission to the Programme.

4.2 Break or Unauthorized absence from the Programme

Any break, without approval from competent authority or unauthorized absence from the Programme shall lead to the cancellation of admission.

5.0 Financial Assistance for Fellow Program Scholar

Full time students, less than or equal to 45 years of age, admitted into Fellow Programme in Management are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship of Rs. 36,500/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 41,500/- per month during the third and the fourth year of the program, respectively. The maximum duration of the program for availing fellowship is four years. All selected students, holding an Indian nationality, are eligible for the award of the fellowship. The FPM scholars who are getting a JRF/SRF fellowship or are drawing a salary are not eligible for the fellowship.

All Scholars are also eligible to get a grant for buying book/hardware/software/ to support their fieldwork, etc. This contingency grant is of Rs. 15,000/- per year and is available in the third and fourth year of the program. Any unspent amount (contingency) from the third year can be utilised during the fourth year. The grant is reimbursed on production of valid and original receipts. Also, all payments (contingency grant) requests are to be recommended by the concerned supervisor and approved by Dean (Academic Services). In case of JRF/SRF scholars, if the scholarship that they are getting does not provide for a contingency grant, then they may avail the same subject to authentic proof.

After successful completion of one year, a FPM scholar is also eligible for a conference support of Rs. 1.5 lakh during the entire programme for presenting her/his research paper(s). Within this budget, the scholar can participate through paper presentation in one International Conference and/or two National Conferences and/or one Workshop.

Every full time FPM Scholar is expected to work on institutional activities as required.

The grant of financial assistance will be subject to satisfactory progress in the programme.


6.0 Fee and Other Expenses for FPM

Fee and Scholarship FPM Scholar Age
<= 45 Years > 45 Years
One Time Charges Rs. 54,000/- Rs. 54,000/-
Registration Charges - Rs. 5,000/-
Reading Material Fee - Rs. 20,000/-
Students Activities - Rs. 5,000/-
Library Fee - Rs. 20,000/-
Alumni Fee - Rs. 4,000/-
Security Deposit (Refundable)- Rs. 10,000/-
Tuition Fees (Per Annum) Rs. 1,55,000/- Rs. 1,55,000/-
Financial Assistance to Fellow Scholar (Per Annum) Rs. 4,68,000/- 0
Scholarship @ Rs. 36,500/- per month for first 2 years and @ Rs. 41,500/- per month for last 2 year
Contingency grant @ Rs. 15, 000/- per year for 3rd and 4th year and one conference support up to Rs. 1,50,000/- (Maximum Rs. 1,80,000 during the programme) Rs. 45,000/- per annum Rs. 45,000/- per annum

The fellowship amount will be released after adjusting fee or any other amount due from the FPM scholar. The Institute reserves the right to charge any other fees from the FPM Scholar or increase the above fees if considered necessary. Due notice would be given while making such changes.

7.0 How to Apply

7.1 FPM Application Form

Applicants can fill the online form and make an online payment of Rs. 2500/- (including applicable taxes) at the admission portal Complete application form together with all relevant documents to be uploaded online on or before July 11, 2021 (Sunday).

7.2 Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents to be submitted along with the online application form:

  • Scanned copy of score of the competitive examination to be considered for admission as applicable.
  • Scanned copies of mark sheets or transcripts of grades obtained in their qualifying examination.
  • Scanned copies of School certificate and University degrees.
  • Percentage conversion certificate from College/University (In case of CGPA/CPA).
  • Two references from academics who have taught the candidate or with whom the candidate has worked closely. Please provide their Name, Current Designation, Organisation Address, Phone no. and email id.
  • Scanned Copies of Work Experience Certificate (if any).

8.0 Important Dates

Last date of receiving application
July 11, 2021 (Sunday)
FORE Entrance Test (FET) July 12, 2021 (Monday)
Tentative Research Proposal Presentation July 13, 2021 (Tuesday)
Personal Interview July 14, 2021 (Wednesday)
Result declaration July 15, 2021 (Thursday)
Last Date of Acceptance of Admission Offer with Admission Fee July 21, 2021 (Wednesday)
Registration & Inauguration of the Programme July 23, 2021(Friday)

For any queries, please call us on 011 - 46485520 (Between Monday to Friday, Between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) or send an email to mentioning your name and contact details.

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