FAQs for FPM at IIM Rohtak

Home » FAQs for FPM at IIM Rohtak



FAQs for FPM at IIM Rohtak

What is FPM?

FPM is the doctoral programme at IIM Rohtak. The overall vision of IIM Rohtak is to be global leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in Management. The FPM at IIM Rohtak aims at developing high quality management researchers and teachers for academic institutions, research organizations, government and society in India and abroad.

Which areas of specialization are offered in the Fellow Programme in Management?

Business Environment; Financial Management; General Management; Human Resources Management; Information Technology Systems; Marketing; Operations Strategic Management.

Interdisciplinary areas like Retail Management, Manufacturing including Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Do I have an option of doing inter-disciplinary research?

There is an option of interdisciplinary research for the fellow participants. Specifically, in areas like Retail Management, Manufacturing including Logistics and Supply Chain Management

For How many areas I can apply?

A candidate can apply to only one area at a time..

Can I change my area of research during my stay at IIM Rohtak?

A candidate is selected for the FPM by and to an area. Hence She/He will   not be permitted to shift to any other area under any circumstances.

Qualifying Examination

A candidate should have a valid test score not older than two years from the date of application in any of the following tests:
1. CAT conducted by IIMs
2. GMAT/GRE (General/Advanced)
3. UGC/CSIR JRF (other JRFs will not be considered)
5. PGDM of IIMs not older than 5 years

Those appearing for the final eligibility exams can also apply; but, their final selection will be subject to successful completion of the requirement. Such applicants should submit   the required proof of their eligibility qualifications latest by 30th of September 2017 following the date of admission.

Candidates possessing PGDM of IIMs with a minimum CGPA of 5.5 out of 10 or equivalent will be eligible for applying directly (i.e., without again taking   qualifying examination).

Wherever the total and/or the sectional scores of the qualifying examination mentioned above, the candidates should have scored at least 60 percentile in total and 50 percentile in each of the sections to be eligible to apply for the FPM of IIM Rohtak. In case of GMAT score, it should be 600 and be in the top 15 percentile.

Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian origin and other foreign citizens   should have a valid GMAT/GRE score of not older than two years from the date of application.

What are the area Specific Criteria for admission to respective areas for 2017?

The respective Areas will decide its own choice of tests (one or multiple) from among the tests listed above. The actual cut-off scores used by different Areas for shortlisting may, however, be higher than the scores mentioned as minimum eligibility.

Is there any relaxation for admissions to FPM at IIM Rohtak?

The following categories of candidates will be eligible for relaxation in admission
criterion as indicated below:
(a) Candidates possessing PGDM of IIMs with a minimum CGPA of 5.5 out of 10 or equivalent will be eligible for applying directly (i.e., without again taking   qualifying examination).

(b) IIM Rohtak encourages applications from Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian origin and foreign citizens. Such candidates should have a valid GMAT/GRE score of not older than 2 years from the date of application.

How can I apply?

Application form can be downloaded from the institute’s website. A filled-in form along with an application fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of a crossed DD should be received at the institute by February 11, 2017. Application form and other details are available at:    http://www.iimrohtak.ac.in/programs/doctoral.html

What is the admission process of FPM?

The number of candidates to be called for interview in each Area will be decided by the Area. The shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview at IIM Rohtak or any other venue fixed by the Institute during April 2017 which will be mentioned in the call letter for interview. In the interviews, the candidates will be assessed for their intellectual capabilities, research aptitude and interest in the management discipline.

The shortlisted candidates called for interview will be paid not more than III AC train fare by the shortest route, from their reported point of residence to the interview venue and back. There will not be any reimbursement for candidates based abroad to attend interviews. On special request, interviews through video conferencing may be considered in the case of candidates based abroad.

What are the important deadlines?

Last date for application submission: February 11, 2017

Date of Personal Interview: April 2017

Registration: to be provided.


What kind of financial support is available for the FPM students?

(a) Fellowship of Rs. 30,000/- per month in the first and second years

(b) Fellowship of Rs 35,000/- per month for the third and fourth years.

(c) In addition to this, a merit fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month in the second year and Rs. 15,000/- per month in the third and fourth years is given to the deserving participants.

(d) All the participants will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 1,85,000/-   distributed across four years of the programme.

IIM Rohtak will not charge tuition and certain other related fees from  the participants who receive the fellowship. They are expected to pay  for their food expenses, admission offer acceptance fee, alumni association fee, placement fee and any other fee specified. Family accommodation charges with electricity and water charges will be applicable, if availed.

Does IIM Rohtak provide any support to attend or participate in conferences to its fellow scholars?

The participants will be provided potential financial support for attending national and international conferences as well as for academic exchange visits to partner institutions as per the institute norms.

Is hostel facility available for the fellows?

All fellow participants are expected to be available in the campus throughout the programme except during approved field visits, leave or vacation of participants.

Hostel accommodation will be provided to all fellow participants. For family accommodation, a monthly rent of Rs.2000 will be charged from the participants. Electricity and water charges will be levied as per actual.

What is the average time to complete FPM?

The duration of FPM of IIM Rohtak is of four years. In special cases where there are valid reasons for delay, the term of a fellow participant can be extended for six more months with provision for payment of fellowship and financial support at a reduced rate.

Does IIM Rohtak provide placement assistance to the FPM students?

High performing fellow participants are likely to get opportunities to visit partner institutions in India or abroad as per Institute norms.

IIM Rohtak may also arrange placement opportunities for those who are about to complete the programme by submitting the draft thesis for evaluation. If the draft thesis is submitted before the PGP final placement week in any year, the Fellow participant can also participate in the same placement process, on the basis of FPM.

Is there any provision for Part time FPM?
No. FPM at IIM Rohtak is a fully residential programme. However,
possibilities for part time FPM at IIM Rohtak are being explored.

Where should I send my queries for FPM at IIM Rohtak?

Further details can be obtained from:
Administrative Officer
(FPM Programme)

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
MDU Campus, Rohtak, Haryana, India. 124001
Email: fpmoffice@iimrohtak.ac.in
Phone: 01262-228527, Fax: 01262-274051