Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Visakhapatnam has invited applications for admission to the Fellow Programme in Management (Doctoral Programme) commencing in June, 2019.
The doctoral programme, leading to the award of Ph.D. degree aims at training prospective scholars to excel in research and teaching in the specialisation areas of (i) Finance & Accounting (ii) Production & Operations Management.
Those joining are expected to complete the programme within 5 years.
Eligibility: Applicant should have a Master’s Degree after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in 10+2+3 pattern, or a Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks in the Bachelor’s as well in the Master’s degrees. Those with a Professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 50 percent marks and B.Com/Degree with 55 percent marks (OR) a 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor's degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 6.5 CGPA or equivalent can also apply. A relaxation of 5% marks is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.
Those in the final year of their qualifying Programmes can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by July 31, 2019 from the Principal / Head of the Department / Registrar or Director of the University / Institute (issued on or before July 31, 2019) stating that they have appeared for the examinations (including practical examinations) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Master's / Bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheet and the certificate of having passed the Master's / Bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal / Registrar of their college / Institute. The deadline for submission of marks sheet and the Certificate is December 31, 2019.
Applicants should also have a valid test score, from any one of the acceptable tests for the area(s) of specialization they are applying to, as prescribed. For the Specialization in Finance & Accounting, applicants need one of GMAT, GRE, CAT, JRF (NET) and for the specialization, Production & Operations Management, one of GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET). All applicants should mandatorily provide the test score, which should be valid as on March 15, 2019, while submitting the application.
Application Fee is Rs. 500/- for all candidates, which can be paid through the link given in IIM Visakhapatnam website.
Based on the information provided by the applicants, short listing will be done on the recommendation of the respective areas, and short listed applicants will be called to Visakhapatnam for an interview to be held in the first week of May 2019.
FPM students in good standing will receive a stipend of Rs 30,000/- per month, in addition to tuition fee waiver, for a maximum of five years to cover their living expenses. Other financial support made available to students include (i) Start-up grant of Rs 50,000/- to meet expenses on purchasing hardware, software, etc; (in year 1) (ii) Contingency grant (annual, in years 1 to 5) of Rs 25,000/- to meet expenses on purchasing books, out of station visits for data collection, other research related work etc. (iii) Post Comprehensive Qualifying Examination stipend increment, monthly: Rs. 3,000/- (iv) Rs. 7,500/ monthly as HRA for married students who live off-campus, or rent whichever is less (v) National Conference grants of up to Rs. 20,000/- each towards accepted papers for three conferences (prior approval needed) (vi) International Conference grants of up to Rs.1,50,000/- each towards accepted papers for two conferences (prior approval needed).
Applications are to be submitted latest by 5 pm on March 15, 2019. Application can be downloaded from http://www.iimv.ac.in/admissions.
The filled Application has to be send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and by post to ‘Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam, Andhra Bank School of Business Building, Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh -530003’, with the necessary enclosures mentioned in the application form, to reach latest by 5 pm on March 15, 2019. Applicants can apply to a maximum of two areas of specialization.
For information on the admission process, area-wise requirements, reservations, financial support and how to apply, visit www.iimv.ac.in