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 policymakers 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;

    4-year/ 8 Semesters Bachelor’s degree, with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent 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.