Course Level


Student Intake



4 Years



FPM is for individuals
who are...

seeking academic research and teaching careers as faculty or professors in the study of management at business schools worldwide

Looking for...

a challenging, international workshop with an experiential learning approach that creates future leaders and market disruptors.

To become...

  • a researcher
  • a professor

Why FPM?

  • FPM is a full time doctoral programme with three distinct phases - Course Work, Comprehensive Examination & Research Seminar and Thesis work.
  • Research scholars will be equipped with in-depth analytical and functional skills to succeed in both academia and industry.
  • Participants will get an opportunity to work as a teaching and research assistants.
  • All admitted scholars are entitled for scholarship, and will get an opportunity to attend national and international conferences, workshops etc.


FPM programme is aimed at training research scholars for a career in academia and practice with the following learning goals

  • domain knowledge

    To develop domain knowledge

  • research skills

    To develop research skills

  • teaching competency

    To develop teaching competency

Areas for research pursuit


  • Accounting

  • Big Data Analytics 

    Big Data Analytics
  • Economics

  • Human Resource Management

    Human Resource Management
  • Finance

  • Healthcare Management 

    Healthcare Management
  • Information Technology

    Information Technology
  • Marketing

  • Operations 

  • Organizational Behaviour

    Organizational Behaviour
  • Public Policy

    Public Policy
  • Strategic Management

    Strategic Management

Important Dates

  • Filling of Application Forms: Opens on 25th October 2021
  • Announcement of Results: 15th April 2022
  • Beginning of Academic year: 1st July 2022


For enquiries contact: Ms. Farha Shaikh on 0832-2366803 Call: 9421156590 Email: fpm@gim.ac.in

Download program structure here

Student Testimonials


"My learnings at GIM helped me perform to the best of abilities."

Varsha Bhargava | PGDM 2019-21 | Asian Paints

During my MBA at GIM, I got an opportunity to intern with Asian Paints. It provided a platform to apply my classroom knowledge to an actual business scenario. My learnings at GIM helped me perform to the best of abilities at Asian Paints thereby resulting in an enriching experience. It nurtured me both intellectually and socially to provide creative and desirable solutions for the organization.


"Finance at GIM certainly prepared me for the same."

Mahesh Ogania | PGDM 2018-20 | Arcesium India Pvt Ltd

During my MBA at GIM, I got an opportunity to intern with Arcesium (D E Shaw Group), where I could apply things thought in classroom and give that refresh outlook to every business problem I faced. This eventually led to Pre-Placement Offer with them. The actual journey started with second year, particularly term 4 of finance which definitely prepared me for the current role at Arcesium. I work with investment banking and Hedge funds and help in smooth onboarding of its trading database, reconciling positions, cash and final NAV of the client. It’s a fintech company demanding knowledge upgradation every minute and finance at GIM certainly prepared me for the same.

Bhargav L Narasimhan

"GIM has given me enough opportunities to introspect, learn and grow."

Bhargav L Narasimhan | PGDM-HCM 2017-19 | J&J

I am Dr. Bhargav L Narasimhan, currently working with Johnson and Johnson market access team as a program manager. I work on projects involving value proposition, economic modelling, reimbursement, pricing and patient assistance/support programs. GIM has given me enough opportunities to introspect, learn and grow. The discipline, mindset and time management skills that the management and the Student bodies expected me to inculcate during my stay in the institution has really facilitated me in showing better value in my organization.

Arun Prakash

"I will be forever cherishing the experiences that GIM BDA offered."

Arun Prakash | PGDM-BDA 2018-20 | PayPal

I am Arun Prakash from the inception batch (2020) of. I am currently working as a Business Analyst for the Marketing Analytics team at PayPal. I am part of an international cross functional team which is responsible for setting up analytics experiments, marketing opportunity, Insights management for the marketing team of Paypal. Being a student at GIM, the experience nurtured me with both functional and technical caveats. The group projects and challenging timelines to our team projects played pivotal in working with globally oriented teams along with aligning them to success. I will be forever cherishing the experiences that GIM BDA offered.


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What is the duration of the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) programme?

Fellow Programme in Management is a full-time doctoral programme with three distinct phases - Course Work, Comprehensive Examination & Research Seminar and Thesis work. The programme typically would run for four years.

What are the SOP guidelines?

Guidelines for SOP: Please upload a 6-8 page (about 3000 words) Statement of Purpose (SOP) for applying to FPM programme at GIM. The broad headings for SOP may include your background, your reasons for pursuing FPM at GIM, and your career goals. This SOP should also include a section on your Research Proposal. The research proposal should state a research problem worth investigating in the given time frame. The research proposal should describe the snapshot of the broad research problem that you would be addressing during the FPM programme. Mention clearly the motivation for taking up this study, the methodology you would use to address it, and the potential contribution it would make to the larger body of research.

What is the financial support available for FPM?

  1. Monthly Stipend
    • Rs. 35,000 per month during first and second year of the programme
    • Rs. 37,500 per month during third year of the programme
    • Rs. 40,000 per month during the fourth year of the programme
  2. Contingency fund
    • Rs. 25,000 per annum for four years and a grant of Rs. 20,000 for Data Collection during third year.
  3. Conference support

    After successful completion of course work and comprehensive exam, candidates will get conference participation support as mentioned below -

    • 2 National conferences (maximum financial support - Rs. 30,000 per conference; fund cannot be adjusted against any other conference/purpose). One conference during FPM third and fourth year.
    • 1 Foreign conference with maximum financial support of Rs.1,50,000 per student during third/fourth year.

Can I assist in on-going research now?

FPM students are expected to conduct research to develop their skills and can assist faculty to gain from their experience. 

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