Fellow Programme in Management

Fellow Programme in Management

The full-time residential Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is designed to enhance research capabilities of the participants and prepare them for research, academics, and consulting roles.

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

FPM is a full-time residential programme. The candidate is expected to complete the course work and thesis in 4 years.

The first year of the FPM commences with Post Graduate programme in Management (PGP). FPM participants are required to complete all the courses taught to PGP participants in the first year. During this period the participants learn basic concepts in the areas of Business Communication, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Organizational behaviour, Human Resource Management, Systems, Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques. These core courses help the students in building a strong foundation in various functional areas of management and research.

In the second year, participants will be taught courses related to Research Methodology, Managerial Statistics, Systems Approach to Management and General Management along with core area courses. The second year courses prepare FPM participants to conduct research work independently in their area of specialisation. From the third year onwards, the FPM participants start independent work under the supervision of a Guide and Research Advisory Committee.

Candidates require a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NET).

The candidates must submit a synopsis of about 5000 words on the area of their research interest (tentative research proposal) along with his/her application. Every candidate has to make a presentation before the selection committee. Short listing of the candidates will be done on the basis of Test scores (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NET), previous academic record, relevant work experience and the quality of presentation. Shortlisted applicants will be called for Research Proposal Presentation and Personal Interview (PI) during April - May, 2024 (tentatively). Applicant will be informed about the Research Proposal Presentation and Personal Interview (PI) schedule by email.

The final selection of the candidate for FPM admission will be based on the cumulative score consisting of the following parameters:

  • Academic qualifications [20 percent]
  • CAT / GMAT / GRE / NET [20 percent]
  • Research Proposal Presentation before the Selection Committee [40 percent]
  • Personal Interview [20 percent]

The candidate must hold a master’s degree [or equivalent in Engineering/ Technology/Management/ Economics/Social Science/Biological Science/Pure Science/Commerce/Humanities] 60% marks or equivalent institutions by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Foreign applicants having Masters Degree with above 60% marks or equivalent will also be considered.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Master’s Degree/equivalent examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Successful candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by September 30, 2024 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before September 30, 2024) stating that the candidate has completed all the formalities/requirements for obtaining the master’s degree/equivalent qualification on or before the date of the issue of certificate.

Prospective candidates must maintain a valid email account and valid phone number throughout the selection process, CIMP will not be responsible for non-delivery of messages if the email address and phone number given in the application form are invalid/changed later.

Though CIMP uses CAT scores for short-listing the candidates for Fellow Programme in Management, the IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the Programme.


All selected candidates are eligible for CIMP Fellowship. A fellowship of Rs. 20,000/- per month will be provided for a period of 4 years to the admitted candidates. All the candidates getting admission will be provided accommodation within the campus. Each candidate has to pay the mess bill and study material charges.

They will have access to the library and other academic resources available at CIMP.

As a part of the programme fellow students will be allowed to attend one international and two national academic conferences.

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 fpm@cimp.ac.in. Applicants can submit the hard copy of application form and other documents at the CIMP counter by hand or by post.

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

Application Form fee of Rs.1000/- (Rs. 500/- 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 FPM Office, CIMP.

CIMP offers PGDM equivalent to MBA, PGDM (IEV), EFPM, FPM
Established by Govt. of Bihar, Approved by AICTE, PGDM Accredited by NBA
PGDM Equivalent to MBA by AIU

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

Mithapur Institutional Area, Patna -800001, INDIA
Tel: 0612-2366015/034/004/062/021, 7677227923 , Fax : 0612-2366029
Admissions Office : +91-9693223405
Director's Secretariat : 0612-2366026/9693227926
E-mail : director@cimp.ac.in, directoroffice@cimp.ac.in
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