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  • Introduction

    The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of IIM Ranchi. This programme has the objective of developing outstanding scholars for teaching or research careers at business schools/universities or management research institutions or careers in Government, industry, NGOs or for that matter any organization that requires advanced analytical and research capabilities. To accomplish this, the FPM will seek to admit students who have a strong academic background, are highly motivated and who have the intellectual curiosity to undertake original research and provide them with knowledge and research skills that can make them specialized researchers with sufficient depth of knowledge in the various existing and emerging management knowledge domains.

    FPM in IIM Ranchi is a academic programme, which may require a minimum of four years to complete . Students have to undertake first two years of rigorous course work, followed by atleast two additional years for completing the research work with dissertation. The first year of the course work is common with IIM Ranchiís Post Graduate Programme and is aimed at providing a participant with a broad understanding of the field of management. The Second Year of the coursework is to ensure that candidates develop deep understanding in their knowledge domain and ability to do rigorous research in their chosen area of specialization. The Area Comprehensive Examination at the end of the second year is designed to assess whether the candidate has acquired requisite level of proficiency in his/her area of specialization. In the subsequent years, the candidate works on the doctoral dissertation which is expected to be an original contribution in the area of management.

    Students admitted to the programme receive comprehensive financial support that covers all academic and living costs. The Institute has excellent library, computing and faculty resources.

    Students can apply to the following areas of specialization :

        Finance & Accounting
        General Management including Neuro management
        Human Resource Management
        Information Systems
        Operations Management
        Organizational Behavior
        Strategic Management


    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.

    A candidate for the FPM at IIM Ranchi should have:

        A Masterís degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 60% aggregate marks. Candidates who have MA/M.Sc./M. Phil  in Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Neuro-Psychology, Sociology, Linguistics, engineering etc. can also apply.OR
        A Bachelorís Degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average. OR
        Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.

        Note: Candidates in their final year of the respective educational programme as mentioned above can 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 30 June 2016.


    All candidates applying to the FPM except Alumni of the Post Graduate Programs from all IIMs, graduated in the period of 4 years preceding 30 June 2016, are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT such as GMAT/GATE/UGC or CSIR-JRF.

    Candidates will be shortlisted and called for an interview for final selection on the basis of their performance in CAT or the standard test in lieu of CAT, academic background, and experience.

    PGPs from IIMs graduated in the period of 4 years at the time of applying may be considered for direct admission into the second year of the FPM-based on their academic performance during their PGP.

    For detailed Selection Criteria click here.

    Financial and Other Supports

    IIM Ranchi has excellent facilities in library, computing and faculty resources.

    IIM Ranchi provides comprehensive financial and other support to the Fellow Programme students as indicated below:

        Financial Support for 4 years, extensible by an additional year if approved by the committee.
        Tuition Waiver for the entire program.
        Rent free accommodation for both bachelor and married single students on campus. Married accommodation can be provided subject to availability. In case any married student is desirous of availing the facility of 02 bed room accommodation, then 50% of the rent will be borne by the concerned student. All other additional charges like electricity, water, maintenance etc. will be borne by the concerned student. If single room studio apartment is available it will be given at no cost.
        Stipend of Rs 30000 per month for the first two years.
        After qualifying the Comprehensive examinations at the end of the second year, the monthly stipend will be raised to Rs. 35000 per month for the remaining period.
        Contingency allowance of Rs. 25000/- per annum for 4 years for the purchase of books, stationary etc. printer, pen drives, computer tablet, internal/external hard disks, security software, operating software etc.
        Rs. 50000/- in the first year/ second year for the purchase of computer and software and other peripherals.
        Financial Support for presenting papers in 4 Domestic and 1 International Conference during the entire tenure of the Fellow Programme