Fellow Programme in Management @ Indian Institute of Management Shillong

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This is the doctoral level programme of RGIIM, Shillong, meant for scholars with curiosity in knowledge related to management studies. The FPM at IIMS is planned to be globally recognized, and would be a premier source of rigorous, and inter-disciplinary research in all areas of business management and public policy including, corporate strategy and policy, economics and social sciences, finance and control, marketing management, organization behaviour and human resources management, production and operations management, quantitative methods and information systems, public systems, and public policy. The programme is committed to train individuals who will excel in their respective area as educators and produce high quality research through publication of quality work of international standard.

The Mission Of The FPM at IIMS is:

To help meet the teaching and research manpower needs of academia and industry by producing highly skilled individuals with exceptional analytical ability and training in conducting specialized research.
To provide rigorous, world-class, inter-disciplinary training in all areas of business management and public policy that will equip the students with the ability to conduct cutting edge, publication quality research of international standard.
To contribute to the creation and transmission of knowledge in all areas of business management and public policy with emphasis on issues faced by firms and organizations in India.
To contribute to the efforts of RGIIMS faculty in the creation, transmission, communication, and application of knowledge in all areas

The FPM at IIMS would adhere to the following values:

Emphasis on creation of theoretical and empirical knowledge in all areas of management and public policy design, formulation and implementation.
Professional ethics and intellectual honesty
Rigour in interdisciplinary research and training.
Promotion of professional activity and teamwork by students.
Building linkages and relationships with other leading universities and research organizations worldwide.

Areas of Specialisation

Total of Five fellowships will be awarded in the following areas: Economics, Marketing, Finance, Information Systems and Operations 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 Masters’ degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks
A Bachelors Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average
Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.
In addition, all the candidates must have secured a minimum of 55 % marks in all their public examinations starting with the secondary level. Work experience in industry or academics, though not mandatory, will be given due credit in the selection process.

Age Limit

Candidates must not be more than 40 years of age as on 1st March, 2013.

Selection Process

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria stated above and who cleared the Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs in either 2011 or 2012.

Alternatively, those who have valid GATE, GRE, GMAT and JRF (UGC/CSIR) examinations till 28th February 2013 can also apply in the relevant area of specialization.

Candidates who have already obtained a two-year PGDM from any of the IIMs with a minimum CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale are exempted from this requirement, and can apply directly through the prescribed Application Form. Such applicants are also eligible to get a waiver of the first year course work and can directly join the second year of the programme.

Short-listed candidates on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to Shillong for a special test and personal interview for final selection in April 2013 and the successful candidates will receive offers by June 2013.

Admission to the programme is open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals. Their admission will be based onGMAT/GRE scores which are valid till 28th February 2013.


Reservation for eligible categories will be as per Government of India rules applicable for doctoral programme at the time of admission.

Duration of the Programme and Accommodation

Students are expected to complete the programme in four years. However, under special circumstances extension of one more year may be granted only after permission from the competent authority. No fellowship will however be provided for the fifth year. Fellowship students spend their first two years for course work and the last two years for research and thesis preparation. FPM is a full-time residential programme.

Campus Hostel facility may be available on request for stay of married students with their immediate family(spouse and Children)

Financial Support

Candidates selected for the Fellowship Programme are given a financial support which covers their research requirements and modest living.

All students admitted to the programme are given fellowship and contingency allowance up to four years. Students are provided with a fellowship of Rupees 25,000 per month during I and II year and Rs. 30,000 per month in III year and IV year, subject to the clearance of Comprehensive Examination and submission of thesis proposal.
An additional stipend of Rs. 5000 per month will be paid during a term (3 months) in which the student is assigned academic duty (teaching and/or grading) of up to 10 hours per week. Similarly, an additional stipend at the rate of Rs. 7000 per month will be paid during a term in which the student independently teaches a full credit (30 hours) course.
Those who are exempted from first year course work and are admitted directly in the second year of the programme would be eligible to get stipend only for three years.

A comprehensive package of contingency grants is provided to all FPM students. The package has the following components.

A contingency grant of Rs. 20,000 per annum in I and II year, and Rs. 25,000 per annum during III and IV year of the programme. This grant will be available for purchase of books, stationery, computer hardware/software and travel related to thesis work after successful completion of the first year.
A onetime computer purchase grant of Rs. 50,000, will be paid after the successful completion of the first two terms of the first year.
A domestic conference travel grant of Rs. 15,000 will be given in III and IV year.
A onetime international conference travel grant of up to Rs. 1,00,000/- which can be availed after submitting the thesis proposal.
A Doctoral Consortium travel grant of Rs. 10,000 in III and IV year to attend the proposed annual inter-IIM Doctoral Consortium.
Reimbursement of annual membership fee (student rates) of one national and one international professional society during III and IV year.
An additional national conference grant of Rs. 12,000 each during III and IV year for those scoring a CGPA of 7.00 and above .


Software License: Rs.2000/-*
Students Welfare: Rs.3000/-*
Caution Deposit: Rs.5000/-*
Mess Charges: As per actual.

* These are onetime fees payable during the time of Registration.

How to Apply:

Candidates, who use their scores of other examinations such as GATE, GRE, GMAT, and JRF of UGC/CSIR are required to download the IIMS FPM Application Form by clicking on the link provided below.

A candidate is eligible to submit applications to a maximum of two areas. The process of filing application is to be done in two parts:

1. The application form (available for download from the link below) should be filled up and submitted online. The form should be opened using Acrobat Reader only and submitted by clicking on "Submit Form" Button available on top right of the screen. (Click Here to download Adobe Reader). No photograph needs to be attached on the online submitted form.
If the candidate’s computer is configured with a mail client, the form will get submitted on clicking the "Submit Form" button. In case the candidate is using web mail accounts like Gmail, Hotmail, etc., the "Submit Form" button will allow the candidate to save the form and attach it to a mail later. In such case, the attachment should be sent to fpm
The candidates are requested to be careful while filling in the form and to check the same before Submitting it. IN CASE ANY CANDIDATE SUBMITS THE FORM MORE THAN ONCE, THE FIRST SUCH SUBMISSION WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED.

2. The candidates should take a print of the online form before submitting the same. If the candidate is applying for two areas, two copies must be printed. The printed copy (ies) of the online application form, one for each area, with a recent photograph pasted and with all supporting documents (including copies of mark sheet and certificates of all public examinations starting from 10th, experience certificate, relevant score card, age proof, etc.) attached separately with each form may be sent together in one envelop. Completed application forms along with a draft of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 250/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favor of RGIIM, Shillong payable at Shillong should be sent to the following address.

Chairperson: Fellowship Programme
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Mayurbhanj Campus,Nongthymmai,Shillong-793014
Phone: 0364-230 8039/8000 (Direct), Fax:0364-2230041
E mail: fpm

The online copy as well as the printed copy of the application form along with the necessary documents must reach before the last date, 28th February, 2013. The institute will not be responsible for any problem with the email not reaching the aforesaid email id, and postal delays.

Click Here to download the APPLICATION FORM. Please read the instructions in this page as well as in the form carefully before filling in the form.

Important Dates

Starting date for downloading of FPM Application Form from IIMS Website is19th December, 2012.
28th February, 2013 Last Date for Receiving filled-in FPM applications