Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)

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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 caters 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.

Eligibility: 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 8.0 CGPA or equivalent % of marks;

*Executive PGDM of IIM’s & IIT’s may also be considered.

Selection Process:
A candidate applying for EFPM of IIM Rohtak should have a valid test score not older than five years from the closing 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 lieu of the above qualifying test score, the participant may appear for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) conducted by IIM Rohtak.

Research Aptitude Test (RAT):

RAT will be an objective type test and comprises of quantitative ability, reading comprehension and verbal ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning. A candidate will have to score at least 40% marks in this test in order to be eligible for the further selection process. However, the score obtained in RAT will not be considered for the final merit.The candidates who have valid scores above prescribed cut-off decided for this purpose by the Institute in a standard test like CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC-JRF are exempted from RAT.
Candidates qualifying RAT (or exempted from RAT) will also appear in an interview.

Tentative Admission Timelines:

Sr. No Event Date
1 Application Process Starts December 10, 2018
2 Application Cut Off March 17, 2019
3 Written Test (RAT) April 10, 2019
4 Personal Interviews April 10, 2019
5 Announcement of Test & PI Results April 23, 2019
6 Release of Selection List & Offers April 25, 2019
7 Offer Acceptance & Confirmation May 11, 2019
8 Offer Withdrawal May 21, 2019
9 Offer to Waitlist Candidates (If any) May 23, 2019
10 Payment of First Year Fee June 02, 2019
11 Induction & First In-Campus Module June 14-16, 2019

Fee Structure:

1. Application Fee: Rs. 5000/-per registration

2. 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 GST, for second year Rs 1.5 Lakhs plus GST and Rs. 1.0 Lakh plus 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.

Apart from this, a participant also needs to pay the In-Campus visit charges at the rate of Rs. 3500/day plus GST for residential and Rs. 2000/day plus GST for the non-residential programme.

Pay Fees Online

How to Apply: Online Application form can be filled on the Institute’s website. Printed form along with an application fee of Rs. 5000/- in the form of a crossed DD (in favour of Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak) or Payment Receipt should be received at the Institute by March 20, 2019.

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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 by payment of registration fee separately. The selection process for the two areas will be independent of each other and will be conducted separately.

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

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 campus visits of 3 days duration in a term 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.

First year Course work:

  • 15 courses (14.5 Credits)
  • 2 In-Campus Visits in a term on Weekends (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) + Online Sessions
  • 3 Terms
  • 360 hours
  • 288 sessions

Term I Term II Term III
  • Marketing Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Management Information System
  • HR & OB
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Area Elective I
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II
  • Area Elective II
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Area Elective III (Case Study)

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 verbal and written examination.  After completion of the written examination, the candidate has to finalize the Thesis proposal in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. The candidates thesis work would start with the identification of a thesis topic (usually based on guidance/advice of faculty members), and getting a TAC constituted for the supervision of the research to be done. 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 convener 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, the 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.


Contact Us:
Administrative Officer
Fellow Programme in Management
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Management City NH-10 Southern Bypass, Sunaria,
Email: fpmoffice@iimrohtak.ac.in;
Phone: 01262-228550, Fax: 01262-274051