Fellow Programmes in Management and Related Disciplines
The Fellow Programme of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is a full-time doctoral programme in different fields and related disciplines of Management. The objective of the programme is to prepare students for careers in teaching and research in Management or in the related disciplines, and also for positions outside academics, which require advanced research and analytical capabilities. The fellow program at IIMC focuses on training outstanding scholars whose teaching and research will advance management education and practice, and is capable of meeting the continued need for qualified faculty in leading business schools in India and abroad.
Many of its graduates, are now serving in research environments in industrial firms around the world, and are in top academic positions in the leading business schools in India and are leaders in their fields.
Two kinds of needs are addressed through the Fellow Programme. There is, as is widely recognized, a pressing shortage of quality faculty resources in some critical Management Disciplines. A major reason for this shortage is the inadequacy of healthy Indian doctoral level programmes in these essential areas of study. The Fellow Programme at IIMC directly addresses this need of Management Schools. The other need is of a dynamic nature. There is hardly another field of education that has to cope with a comparable level and quality of change as does the field of management studies. We are dealing here neither with classical learning nor with the settled and purely academic disciplines. We are dealing with the need to respond to the new knowledge created through innovations and new experience. This unending grappling with frontiers of knowledge creation cannot be accomplished without the development and nurturing of a research programme at the very core of our academic activities.
The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage in high-quality intradisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary research. A distinctive feature of the Institute is that its faculty resources are not broken up into water-tight departments, but are treated as belonging to one unit. This makes for a degree of cross-fertilization of ideas as also a quality of multidisciplinary research that is practically impossible to attain under the conventional university set-up. At the same time, a long-standing strength of IIM Calcutta has been its recognition of specialized research in the basic disciplines at par with and even exceeding the standards of the best universities.
The Institute started the Fellow Programme in 1971 to contribute increasingly to the body of systematic knowledge in the management sciences, especially in the Indian context, through the interactive process of teaching and research. Apart from doing that, the Fellow Programme also serves the needs of government, industry, financial institutions and development agencies by making available to them individuals with a high level of research experience.
The student, on completion, is awarded the title "Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta". The Fellow Programme in Management and the Fellow Programme in the areas related to Management are recognised as being equivalent to a Ph.D. by the Association of Indian Universities. The Government of India has also recognized the Fellowship in Management of this Institute as being equivalent to a Ph.D. degree in management education of a recognised Indian University.
Finance & Control
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Operations Research and Systems Analysis
Public Policy and Management
Eligibility for Admission to Fellow Programmes :
An applicant should have:
A Master's degree in any subject/discipline or equivalent professional qualification with at least 55 per cent marks; and minimum 50 per cent aggregate marks at the three year Bachelor's degree level
A First Class Bachelor's degree in Engineering. If "Class" is not given by the institute then 60 per cent marks (or equivalent grade point) will be considered equivalent to first class.
In addition, all applicants must have obtained a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks in either the Secondary or the Higher Secondary Examination (or equivalent) of a Board or University. Final year students appearing for the Bachelor's degree examination in Engineering or Master's degree examination in any relevant discipline can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be provisionally admitted provided they complete all requirements for obtaining the degree before30 June of the year of admission. The admission of these candidates will remain provisional until they produce mark sheets proving that they satisfy the eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the final year degree mark sheets is 31 December of the year of admission. For SC/ST candidates the eligibility conditions may be relaxed.
Financial Aid and Hostel:
No tuition fee is charged. Each doctoral student is given a stipend of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 24,000 per month, and upto Rs. 11,000 per month for Teaching Assistantship as per rules in addition to the monthly stipend. The Institute provides annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000, computer grant, support for fieldwork, and full support for international conference attendance anywhere in the world.
Doctoral students are usually provided accommodation in the campus on payment. Some residential facilities are also available for married students.
How To Apply :
Candidates must submit a completed Fellow Programme Application Form to the Fellow Programme Office of the Institute. Download and print the FP application form. Or, for a printed copy of the form, write to the Administrative Officer (Fellow Programmes and Research), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Joka, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700 104, along with (a) a crossed demand draft for Rs. 300/- payable to "Indian Institute of Management Calcutta" on a bank in Kolkata (b) a self-addressed unstamped envelope of 9"x12"size (c) desired area(s) of specialization, and (d) a printed self-addressed sticker.
No fee is charged from SC/ST applicants but they must send a photocopy of their SC/ST certificates.
The last date of receipt of requests for the application form by post is January 08, 2010.
The completed application forms should reach the Administrative Officer (Fellow Programmes and Research) at the address mentioned above on or before January 25, 2010.
Those who use downloaded application form are required to send the demand draft for Rs 300/- as explained at the time of submitting the application form.
The Administrative Officer
Fellow Program Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
D.H. Road, Joka, Kolkata 700104 - India
Telephone: 91-33-4678300/01/02/03/04/06/13 (Extn. 175/199)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; WEB: www.iimcal.ac.in