Course work and Evaluations:

Course work and Evaluations:

First year of course work: The FPM scholar is required to successfully complete two types of courses, namely:

  1. PGDM core management domain courses: The FPM scholar will pursue in his/her first year of the program, certain number of PGDM management domain courses over three trimesters.
  2. FPM specific courses: The FPM scholar will pursue in his/her first year of the program, certain FPM specific courses

Evaluations & promotions: For promotion to second year student, an average of 60% is required for passing both the PGDM core management domain courses and the FPM specific courses. Additionally, minimum 60% is required in all the area specific course package defined for the area of specialization in which the scholar to pursue his/her thesis work.

 

Exemption & conditions: Exemption from PGDM core management domain courses may be given to candidates under the following conditions:

o   The waiver may be granted to scholars who have completed their 2-year Full-time PGDM/MBA program from B-schools that appear in the NIRF Ranking of Top 50 Schools in the Management Category and have a CGPA of 6/10 or equivalent. The PGDM/MBA should have been completed within the last five years from the date the candidate is seeking admission to the FPM. Please note: The domain knowledge and understanding for granting the waiver will be examined by a well-represented internal (IMI New Delhi) FPM & Research Committee.

o   The waiver may be granted to candidates with minimum 5 years of management Domain Relevant work experience. Please note: The relevance of the work experience will be examined by a well-represented internal (IMI New Delhi) FPM & Research Committee.

Second year of course work: The coursework is spread over one year and completed in three trimesters. In the second year, the scholar only pursues FPM specific courses. This includes a mix of CORE compulsory; AREA compulsory and AREA/ALLIED elective courses.

Evaluations & promotions: For completion of the second-year course work, an  average of 60% is required for passing the FPM specific courses. Additionally, minimum 60% is required in all the area specific course package defined for the area of specialization in which the scholar to pursue his/her thesis work.

 

Comprehensive examination: On successful completion of the mandatory courses all FPM scholars would need to successfully clear a Comprehensive Examination- both Written and Oral.

Thesis Preparation and Submission:

Research proposal formulation and defense: On the successful completion of comprehensive examination, the candidate is required to form a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) for guidance towards the final thesis. Under the guidance of TAC, the student would be required to develop a research proposal and defend it in an open forum comprising the IMI, New Delhi faculty and other doctoral students. Post this the scholar is to be working under the guidance of the TAC towards completion of his/her thesis work.

Thesis submission and defense: Thereafter, on completion of the proposed research as well as the mandatory publication requirements of the thesis submission, the candidate would inform the Dean Research, Accreditation & Regular Affairs of the same. Dean Research Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs, in consultation with TAC would recommend a Thesis Evaluation Committee (TEC) for the evaluation of the research work. The candidate would then be required to present a public seminar on the research findings. The candidate would be then evaluated by the TEC in an oral defense. After successfully defending the final thesis candidate is awarded the title of “Fellow of the International Management Institute, New Delhi”. (For details, please refer to Handbook of Information for FPM students.).