The Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) is a part-time programme designed keeping in mind the aspirations of working professionals and those academics who wish to add a doctorate degree to their qualifications by a research programme which will help them achieve excellence in their professional pursuits.
Candidates aiming for EFPM at FIIB must have one of the following academic qualification(s):A Masters' degree in Business Administration or equivalent in allied discipline (Business Economics, Economics, Tourism Management, and Commerce) with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point from an institution/university recognized by AICTE.
The candidates who possess any of the above qualifications should have cleared one of the following tests:
JRF/NET by UGC or CSIR: The candidates should have NET/JRF (qualified and valid) in the business management or allied disciplines (business economics, economics, tourism management, hotel management and Commerce) related to the academic degrees discussed in academic qualification.
CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT/ATMA: qualified should not be taken earlier than two years from the date of admission).
Research Aptitude Test (RAT) FIIB will be conducting the online Research Aptitude Test (RAT) to assess the research aptitude of the candidate before going into the programme. It will consist of four sections namely: Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Data & Numerical Sufficiency, English Language Comprehension, and Research & Teaching Aptitude. The exam will be of 1.5 hours. Download sample RAT paper
Candidates are required to submit a research proposal in the area they are interested to specialize in their EFPM. A discussion on the submitted proposal will take place in front of the Doctoral Committee of FIIB. A pre-doctoral workshop on 'Writing a research proposal: Final frontier to becoming a Doctoral Candidate' will be organized for candidates to familiarize them with research writing and proposal drafting.
To complete the EFPM Programme successfully, candidates need to earn 53 credits in minimum three years and a maximum of four years. The programme can be extended to one more year with the approval of the Doctoral Committee. It is compulsory for the candidates to earn 2 credits by completing a consultancy project or research publications and 1 credit by research presentation in international conferences from the additional credits as their research contribution.
EFPM candidates bring with them corporate and academic experience which facilitated by the FIIB faculty will help them to explore their potential and enrich themselves in their career paths. The institute offers the EFPM Scholars a chance to strengthen their networks with our corporate partners with the help of the EDP Cell.
Candidates will have to submit the thesis followed by an open seminar, which will be conducted in front of all the faculty members and scholars. Submitted thesis will be evaluated by two external experts (one national and one international expert). After getting the evaluation reports satisfactory, the final Viva will be conducted in the presence of the Doctoral Committee, Doctoral Research Committee, faculty members and scholars. After completion of the final Viva, notification will be issued of completion leading to the award of the EFPM degree.
|Year in EFPM||Milestone||Credits|
|Year 1||Complete Coursework||30|
|Year 2||Research Proposal and Viva Voce (Research Proposal- 5 credits) (Presentation- 5 credits)||10|
|Year 3||Thesis Submission||10|
|Additional Credits from Consultancy Project and/or Research Contribution||Consultancy Project of Minimum 3 months and INR 50,000||1 Credit each (Scholar should earn a minimum of 2 credits from publication)|
|Additional Credits from Consultancy Project and/or Research Contribution||Publication in Scopus/ABDC/Web of Science Listed Journal||1 Credit each (Scholar should earn a minimum of 2 credits from publication)|
|Additional Credits from Consultancy Project and/or Research Contribution||Publication of a Case Study in International Case Clearing House (Ivey Cases, Emerald Emerging, Asian Case Research Centre, etc)||1 Credit each (Scholar should earn a minimum of 2 credits from publication)|
|Additional Credit (Research Contribution)||International Conference*||1 Credit each|
Rs 1,50,000 / annum. It can be paid in two instalments.