I had about 20 years of work experience when I enrolled for my FPM (I) program at IIM, Indore in 2012. The motivation to do the FPM program came from a wish to pay forward my learnings in industry (and life) to the new generations entering the workforce and to hopefully touch a few lives, the way that some of my faculty at my B-School had transformed mine. Today, as I continue my journey within industry, the academic focus remains strong and feeds my growth at work. My passion towards research continues to keep me curious and an eternal student for life. For this, I have this wonderful institution to thank and I will remain eternally grateful for the learning and experience I have received during my FPM (I) course work.
— Debolina Datta | FPM(I) 2012 Batch
I am really thankful to IIM Indore for instituting such an Industry oriented program. The program offered me exposure to the intricacies of academic research. The professors who taught us were supportive and offered their full dedication in training us becoming a scholar. The academia of management realized the need for practitioners oriented teaching. Many globally reputed institutes including many IIMs, are turning to Professor of Practice track. I am sure this Executive Fellow Programme in Management will fill that vacuum. The program can be a sharpener of research skills for the industry professional who are in consulting and research organizations in the mid-career progression. A valuable experience, the program honed my research skills, which turned me into a full-time academic career. An offered a new dimension to my consulting assignment. A contextually relevant program, thanks to IIM Indore, for providing me an opportunity.
— Moovendhan | FPM(I) 2012 Batch
The programme opened the windows to explore a career in academics and further enhanced my understanding of research and sharpened my skills that helped me in conducting research and publishing articles in reputed peer reviewed journals. Since 2012, after joining this course, I have published 25 research articles in several national and international journals of high repute. Successful completion of this course gave me an opportunity to work with several reputed organisations. The flexibility of the course gave me opportunity to continue my coursework alongside my service. As the programme was designed for working professionals, it gave me opportunity for interactions with other students from different streams and broaden my knowledge horizon.
— Rajesh Kumar Sinha | FPM(I) 2012 Batch
Fellow Program in Management (Industry) at IIM Indore is a unique platform for experienced professionals for developing academic & industrial research. Besides having top notch faculties and a world class Infrastructure, what sets them apart is the desire of entire IIMI fraternity to help a research student. Maintaining the scientific rigour and established processes of a doctoral program, faculty gives freedom to a doctoral student to conceptualize and develop research in their own area of Interest. This fosters the requisite skills to build their own future path.
— Ramesh K. Jha | FPM(I) 2014 Batch
My FPM(Industry) journey at IIM-Indore has been enriching and enlightening in every sense of the world. It has taught me to think about management issues from different lenses and prospective. The initial course work and research orientation has made me appreciate the fundamental underpinnings of past theoretical work and link them to future interesting questions. Overall experience at IIM Indore has been life changing and challenging at the same time as I continue to balance work and the demands of the program. The program made me a better learner and a management researcher.
— Harsimran Sandhu | EFPM 2014 Batch
The Executive Fellow Program in Management (EFPM) at IIM Indore has given a new perspective to my profession. It has opened a new world of academic research which is very enriching and exciting for me. EFPM is the right course for working professionals who would like to delve in research to study and explore workplace phenomenon. The faculty members are immensely supportive and encouraging to promote new research ideas. The coursework is rigorous and prepares one thoroughly to excel in the academic as well as the corporate world.
— Surabhi Singh | EFPM 2019 Batch
Just like organizations need to change due to permanent white waters, I believe that individuals also need to constantly evolve in order to remain professionally and individually viable. The Executive Fellowship Programme in Management is equipping me with the right academic prowess by providing opportunities to amalgamate my industry experience with the theoretical knowledge via constant support and guidance of the esteemed faculty and the rigor of the well-structured curriculum. The mentoring from professors of EFPM is helping me develop and update my academic know-how, which I believe is an important aspect of my career as an Organization & Academic Consultant, thereby enabling me to become aware of not just the best practices, but also the next practices in an intensely dynamic industry environment.
— Ila Sinha | EFPM 2019 Batch