Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) announces ‘Fellow Programme in

Management’ (FPM), duly approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi from the academic year 2014-15. Considered as a doctoral programme, FPM would commence at EDI in July 2014 as a full-time programme.

The Programme:

The country needs entrepreneurs to lead the economic development and opportunities for job creation; it is prudent that there are structured academic programs of stature to create scholars and thought leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. EDI, therefore, proposes distinguished ‘Fellow Programme in Management’ with emphasis on Entrepreneurship. The programme intends at contributing to the field of knowledge in management & entrepreneurship and extending the same to a chosen field. Accordingly, FPM proposes of two phases over four years. The first phase of the programe would comprise course-work involving Fellow programme level courses followed by a comprehensive qualifying examination while the second phase would consist of Thesis work involving preparation of a Thesis proposal, conducting research stated in the proposal, Thesis development and its examination. However, The Institute would adhere to the norms set by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi for FPM.

The course will be a premier source of rigorous and inter-disciplinary research in major areas of Entrepreneurship & Management like, Entrepreneurship Education and Research; Innovation, Incubation, Clusters and Technology Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial Finance and Control; Entrepreneurial Marketing; Organisation Behaviour and Human Resources; Minority, Tribal and Dalit Entrepreneurship; Enterprise Creation and Growth; Family Business Management; Law, Policy and Governance; International Entrepreneurship and Women Entrepreneurship, etc.

The FPM at EDI aims at preparing exceptional scholars who will address the policy and practices, challenges associated with management and entrepreneurship. The programme will be offered with following broader objectives:

– To groom researchers and make them competent and innovative inter-disciplinary high calibre scholars and educators in various facets of management and entrepreneurship;

-To investigate synergy between theory and practice of entrepreneurship as relevant to the context; and accordingly strengthen entrepreneurship education and research ecosystem in the country.

-To motivate researchers in conducting theoretical and empirical studies leading to policy papers and publications in scholarly journals/ books.

Eligibility, Qualification and Selection Criteria:

FPM seeks candidates with outstanding academic background, intellectual curiosity and discipline needed to make scholarly contribution. The Institute looks for candidates with brilliance and strong desire to be the part of the academia/ industry/ research/consultancy, etc.

The Applicant must have two years’ Master’s/Post graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 55% or CA/CS/CMA with minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) and a three-year Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (from a university recognized by UGC/AIU/AICTE/ appropriate authority in India) in the aggregate obtained after completing higher secondary education (10+2) or equivalent.

The Selection of candidate in the FPM is based on scores in CAT/GMAT/UGC-NET & JRF (in faculty of science and technology, humanities, social sciences, commerce, liberal studies, management, etc. as decided by appropriate authority), as applicable, and/or Entrepreneurship Research Aptitude Test (ERAT) of EDI. The candidates with relevant work experience will get preference in admission. The applicants will be interviewed at EDI in person.

Fee and Fellowship Support:

The fee and related details would be available on request. The Institute also has a provision of providing financial and infrastructural support to selected and deserving candidates which covers stipend and contingency, tuition fee, library, teaching material, examination fee, etc.

For more details on the course, visit : http://www.ediindia.ac.in/Doc/FPM-announcement.pdf

For further information on FPM, interested candidates should contact:

Sunil Shukla, Ph.D.

Professor and In-Charge (FPM)

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428


Phone: 079-23969163


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