It is widely accepted that the global economy is powered by knowledge and knowledge workers. The creation and
sharing of knowledge are considered to be the cornerstones of successful enterprise and the role of knowledge workers has become paramount.
Businesses are increasingly depending on application of existing paradigms of knowledge as they continuously seek to innovate and grow. In this scenario, the role of academia is becoming more important as creators of new knowledge and to expand the frontiers of existing and classical management theories. The Fellow Programme in Management aims to create outstanding professionals who conduct research in all areas of management and strive to apply this research to real life issues. The objective of the program is to create excellent teachers and researchers in the field of management.
The FPM at IIM Indore involves rigorous coursework in all functional areas of management. These breadth oriented courses enable the participants to gain understanding in the functional areas of management. This phase is followed by advanced level courses in the area of specialization. The doctoral level courses not only equip the participants to imbibe and learn from classical and contemporary literature in their domain but also train them to review this literature and ultimately funnel down to their research interest within the domain. Participants also undergo advanced courses in research methods to prepare them for their dissertation. The participants are expected to demonstrate competencies in their chosen area by clearing a comprehensive examination at the end of the doctoral level coursework.
After successfully clearing the comprehensive examination the participants are ready to embark upon their own journey of knowledge creation. They are assisted in their research by a Thesis Advisory Committee comprising eminent faculty members from the academic area. The institute provides best-in-class research facilities by way of access to a wide range of academic and business databases, high-end technology, and excellent library infrastructure. The institute supports the participants through generous grants for attending conferences in India and abroad thereby enabling them opportunities to seek feedback from peer groups and the academic fraternity around them.
IIM Indore welcomes inquisitive and keen minds who aim to conduct cutting-edge research and contribute to the creation of knowledge as they fulfill their own joy of research.
I welcome you to be a part of the IIMI community.
Chairperson (Fellow Programme in Management)