Executive Fellow Programme in Management (2018-2022)

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Executive Fellow Programme in Management (2018-2022)

About the Programme:

The Executive Doctoral Programme in Management (hereafter, Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) is a non-residential fellow programme in management. Executive Fellow Programme in Management is specially designed for working professional working with industry, government and social sector and interested in pursuing research in the field of Management. With the rapid expansion of management education in India, it has become inevitable that business school cater to the demand of faculty by producing excellent researchers and academicians who have a strong practical experience of the corporate world. Management education will only be powerful and effective if the people with their real life experiences are brought to the academic forefront. EFPM at IIM Rohtak is an attempt in this direction to draw the best talent from industry to academia.

Objective of the Programme:

  • The programme aims at developing high quality researchers, and policy makers for profit and non-profit organizations, academic and government Institutions in India and abroad.
  • The programme envisages itself in developing independent top quality management thinkers, thought leaders and consultants making contributions to the domain of management.


The admission to EFPM of IIM Rohtak is open to all Indian citizens, non-resident Indians, persons of Indian origin living abroad and other foreign citizens. Admission is based on academic qualifications, performance in the qualifying examination/tests, personal interviews and the work experience.


Essential requirement (any one of the following)

  • Post-Graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA;
  • Qualifications of CA, ICWA or CS with at least 50% marks with an appropriate preceding degree;
  • Engineering degrees, viz., B.Tech and B.E, with at least 60% marks or equivalent CGPA;

Selection Process:

A candidate applying for EFPM of IIM Rohtak should have a valid test score not older than five years from the date of application in any of the following tests.

  • CAT conducted by IIMs
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • GATE (only for operations & IT Area)
  • PGDM of IIMs (CGPA 6 & Above)
  • UPSC (Group A officers)

In case no score is available, Institute will conduct the Research Aptitude Test (RAT).

The Final selection shall be made on the basis of above score and interview.

Duration of the Programme:

The research scholars are expected to complete the programme normally in four years and a maximum of six years.

Area of Specialization:

  • Economics & Public Policy
  • Marketing Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Information Systems

A prospective candidate will have an option to apply to maximum two areas of specialization in the same application form. The selection process for the two areas will be independent of each other and will be conducted separately.

Programme Structure:

EFPM is a 4 years non-residential fellow programme in management. In the first years of the programme the candidates are required to complete the prescribed course work. The course work is designed to be completed by a mix of online and offline mode. Two In-Campus visits per Term of 3 days duration on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is needed to finish the course work during one year. The online module would also comprise of candidate attending classes on alternate weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in a month.

First year Course work:

  • 15 courses
  • In-Campus: Twice in a Term for 3 days
  • Online Sessions: On every alternate weekends for one year
  • 3 Terms
  • 360 hours
  • 288 sessions

Second Year:
On completion of course work requirements, candidates need to go through a comprehensive assessment based on the EFPM courses taken by them, through a written examination.  After completion of the written examination, candidate has to finalize the research proposal in consultation with Faculty Advisor. The candidates research work would start with the identification of a thesis topic (usually based on guidance/advice of faculty members), and getting a TAC constituted for supervision of the research to be done. The TAC is a three members committee consisting of a chair, one area member and one member from the allied areas within IIM Rohtak. The candidate is required to work with the TAC to develop a research design, leading to the development of a thesis proposal. He/she will then be required to deliver an open seminar on the thesis proposal to the IIM Rohtak faculty members. In case modifications to the proposal are suggested, the candidate had to carry out the modifications and a revised proposal has to be presented within a given time frame. Once the proposal is approved, the candidate may proceed with the research work towards his/her thesis.

Third Year & Fourth Year:
For the smooth progress of the research work candidates are expected to report the progress of the research work to the TAC convenor once in a month (preferably on weekends). After every six month candidate has to present the progress of his research work before the TAC.

Upon the completion of research work, candidate shall submit his/her thesis; however, at least one B category publication as per ABDC classified journals is required for thesis submission eligibility.

Programme Outcomes:
The expected outcomes of the programme are to produce:

  • Researches
  • Policy makers
  • Academicians
  • Thinkers
  • Top management Strategists etc.

Programme Fee:

The total fee of the programme will be Rs. 5.5 Lakhs plus applicable GST over the 4 year period from the date of registration. The fee for the first year is Rs. 2.0 Lakhs plus applicable GST, for second year Rs 1.5 Lakh plus applicable GST and Rs. 1 Lakh plus applicable GST for each of the following two years. The first year fee is to be payable at the time of the confirmation of the admission.

How to Apply: Admission notification will be released in month of October/November

Online Application form can be filled on Institute’s website. Printed form along with an application fee of Rs. 5000/- in the form of a crossed DD/Payment Receipt should be received at the Institute before the closing date of admission.

Programme Brochure-EFPM


Contact Us:

Administrative Officer
Fellow Programme in Management
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
MDU Campus, Rohtak, Haryana, India. 124001
Email: fpmoffice@iimrohtak.ac.in;
Phone: 01262-228550, Fax: 01262-274051