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

Which areas of specialization are offered in the Fellow Programme in Management?
Economics and Public Policy; Finance and Accounting; Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour; Management Information Systems; Marketing Management; Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques; Strategic Management.

For How many areas I can apply?
A candidate can apply to two areas at a time with payment of registration charges separately.

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 closing date of application in any of the following tests:

1. CAT conducted by IIMs (For all areas)
3. GRE
5. UGC/JRF (other JRFs will not be considered)
6. PGDM of IIMs not older than 5 years

* 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 closing date of application.

In addition, candidates with minimum 3 years of academic experience and not having any of the above test score may appear for Research Aptitude Test (RAT) to be conducted by IIM Rohtak for shortlisting.

What are the Area Specific Criteria for admission to respective areas for 2019?


Standard Test in lieu of CAT

Economics & Public Policy

JRF in Economics, GRE, GMAT

Finance & Accounting

JRF in Commerce, GRE, GMAT

Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour

JRF in Industrial Relations/Psychology/Management, GMAT

Management Information Systems


Marketing Management

JRF in Management, GMAT

Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques


Strategic Management

JRF in Management, GMAT

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 6.5 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 opening date of application.

How can I apply?
Application form can be filled online on the institute’s website. The printed form along with an application fee of Rs. 1000 (for Indian Citizens) or $ 100 (for foreign citizens or NRIs) in the form of a crossed DD/Fee Receipt should be received at the institute by January 30, 2019. 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 respective area. The shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview at IIM Rohtak or any other venue fixed by the Institute 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.

What are the important deadlines?
Last date for application submission: January 27, 2019

Date of Personal Interview: March 26-27, 2019

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 (subject to satisfactory performance) of Rs. 10,000 per month in the second year and Rs. 15,000 per month in the third and fourth years is offered 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, and any other fee specified.

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.

What is the average time to complete FPM?
The programme duration is of four years. In special cases where there are valid reasons for delay, the term of a fellow participant can be extended for one more year 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. But there is no direct placement assistance provided to FPM Students.

Is there any provision for Part time FPM?
FPM at IIM Rohtak is a fully residential programme. However, the students may enroll in our Executive Fellow Progrmme in Management.

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
Management City, Southern Bye Pass, NH 10, Sunaria (Near PTC Sunaria & Rohtak Central Jail), Rohtak, Haryana, India-124010
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Phone: 01262-228550, Fax: 01262-274051