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Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management FPM Admission 2014

Fellow Programme Management 2014

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, public policy and sustainability

Areas of Specialisation

Total of five fellowships will be awarded in the following areas: Economics, Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, Operations Management and HR

Eligibility: 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 estd by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. 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, 2014

Selection Process: Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria stated above and who cleared the Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs in either 2012 or 2013

Alternatively, those who have valid GATE/ GRE/ GMAT and JRF (UGC/CSIR) examinations till 28th Feb 2014 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 2014 and the successful candidates will receive offers by June 2014

Admission to the programme is open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals. Their admission will be based on GMAT/GRE scores which are valid till 28th Feb 2014

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

Duration: 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

Accommodation: 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

Students are provided with a fellowship of Rs.20,000/- per month during 1 year, Rs.25,000/- per month for II year and III year and Rs.30,000/- per month in 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

Expenses: 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

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

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

No photograph needs to be attached on the online submitted form

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 [email protected]

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

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 copies 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

The online copy as well as the printed copy of the application form along with the necessary documents must reach before the last date, 15th Feb 2014

The institute will not be responsible for any problem with the email not reaching the aforesaid email id, and postal delays

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 is 24th Dec 2013

Last date for receiving filled-in FPM applications: 24th February, 2014


Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong

Mayurbhanj Campus, Nongthymmai Shillong-793014, Tel-0364-230 8039

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