Executive Fellow Programme in Management

Executive Fellow Programme in Management

For Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) 2024 Admission Enquiry, please contact +91-9693223405, email: admission@cimp.ac.in.

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) aims to enhance research capabilities of working executives, managers, faculty members and researchers to make them better prepared for teaching, research and consulting roles.

The Programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Work Experience

Applicants are required to have a professional experience of at least 5 (five) years [as on the application deadline] in industry, corporate or academics after graduation.

Academic Eligibility

  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering and Technology/ Management/ Economics/Social Science/ Biological Science/ Pure Science/ Commerce/ Humanities with FIRST CLASS shall be considered for admission.
  2. 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 30th September of the year of admission. 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 31st December.


The candidate should possess above degree awarded by any university or institution established by Indian Central or State Legislature Act/ act of Parliament/Deemed to be University (Section 3, UGC Act, 1956)/ graduation qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

In case a candidate possesses a foreign degree, the degree needs to be certified as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification should be of minimum of three years duration after completion of(10+2) years schooling or equivalent.

The percentage of marks, or CGPA equivalence of marks, as certified by the institution/university awarding the degree will be considered. In case the institution/university does not provide a method for calculating CGPA equivalence, the equivalent CGPA will be calculated as [ (CGPA obtained / maximum possible CGPA) x 100]

Candidates seeking admission to the Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) of CIMP should submit their application online immediately and pay the online non‐refundable/non-transferable application fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) [Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Differently Abled (DA)* candidates]..

A candidate will be selected for the EFPM by and to only one area. Hence she/he will not be permitted later to shift to any other area under any circumstances.

Selection Process for EFPM 2024

The candidates fulfilling the above-mentioned academic eligibility criteria will be considered for the selection process. The selection process will be as follows:

  1. The candidate must submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP) not exceeding 1000 words on the area of their research interest along with his / her application.
  2. An EFPM Admissions Committee, comprising of members from Fellow Programme Committee and respective areas of specialization, will initially screen the applications and shortlist and recommend the candidates who may be called for interviews.
  3. The shortlisted candidates will receive their Call Letters for interviews and will be required to appear for a Personal Interview during April-May 2024 (tentatively) at the CIMP campus for the final selection. The programme will commence in June 2024.
  4. Final selection will be done by the academic area of specialization for which the candidate has applied based on overall performance of the candidate and the requirements of the areas and provisional admission offers will be made.

All decisions related to admission to EFPM at CIMP will be taken by the FPM Admissions Committee.

The areas of specialization offered for EFPM are:

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance and Accounting
  3. Organizational Behaviourand Human Resource Management
  4. Economics
  5. Operations Management
  6. Information Systems Management
  7. General Management
  8. Strategic Management

Out of the aforementioned areas of specialization, an applicant can choose any one area of specialization only in a given application and submit his/her application along with all attachments as required and mentioned in the online Application Form. In case a candidate is interested in applying for more than one area, he/ she will have to apply separately.

The total fee for the course is Rs.5,15,000/-(Rs. Five Lakh Fifteen Thousand only). The fees should be paid as detailed below:

An initial non-refundable Acceptance Fee of Rs.15,000/-(Rs. Fifteen Thousand only), needs to be paid before commencement of the programme.

The remaining Rs.5,00,000/- (Five Lakh only) should be deposited in four instalments (during four terms) in the following manner:

  1. 1st instalment – Rs. 1,25,000/-
  2. 2nd instalment – Rs. 1,25,000/-
  3. 3rd instalment – Rs. 1,25,000/-
  4. 4th instalment – Rs. 1,25,000/-

The payment of each instalment has to be made through Registration Link shared by FPM office before the begining of each term. There will be four terms, of six months each, in first two years of the programme. Total fee must be paid in first two years of the programme.

Campus Visits

Executive FPM students will complete mandatory course work in the CIMP campus, over four campus visits, spread over a period of about 2 years. Each campus visit will be of about 16 days duration (includes weekends). Besides these campus visits, additional campus visits will be required for the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination (CQE), research seminar presentation, thesis proposal presentation and defenceand for the final thesis defense.

Course curriculum

EFPM students need to undergo courses on quantitative techniques and research methodology. They will also have to undergo advanced doctoral courses aimed to provide integrated teaching, research and consulting skills.In addition to the above, EFPM students will undergo four doctoral level courses of their area of specialization which will acclimatize students with the process ofacademic research and enable them to conduct systematic review of literature related to their area of interest and choose their specific research topic. Other details about relevant courses will be shared subsequently.

Programme Duration

The programme will be of four years’ duration. Participants are required to ensure that they complete all requirements of the programme within the stipulated four years. Participants who are unable to complete within the stipulated time period may be allowed extension for maximum additional two years based on their progress and recommendation from his/ her Thesis Advisory Committee and with payment of extension/ continuation fees. However, extension will not be allowed beyond total six years (four years stipulated time plus two years extension) from the date of joining the programme.

Applicants can download application form from our website and will send scanned copy of filled application form along with academic certificates, marksheets, and application form fee payment slip to us through email on efpm@cimp.ac.in. Applicants can submit the hard copy of application form and other documents at the CIMP counter by hand or by post.

The applicants need to apply immediately for the Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM).

Application Form fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) [Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Differently Abled (DA)* candidates] can be deposited through NEFT/RTGS/IMPS in favour of “Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna” Payable at Patna. Details for NEFT/RTGS/IMPS transactions are given below:

Bank A/c name : Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

Bank A/c No. : 2920000108100915

Bank Name & Address : Punjab National Bank, Mithapur Branch, Patna

IFS Code : PUNB0880500

CIMP will not be responsible for any postal delays or non-receipt of application forms. The applicant must check his/ her application status from EFPM Office, CIMP.

For any enquiries related to Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) Admissions, you may please feel free to contact as per details given below:

The EFPM Office, CIMP or e-mail to efpm@cimp.ac.in

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