Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore has invited applications for ‘The Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship’, a highly selective programme instituted with the aim to increase social diversity of management academia in India.
This is a flexible one-year apprenticeship programme designed to help the selected pre-doctoral fellows successfully apply to doctoral programmes in management and allied disciplines.
The 2018-19 Pre-doctoral Fellowships are available in Decision Sciences, Economics & Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management, Production & Operations Management, Public Policy and Strategy.
Duration: This is a one academic year program (June 2018 through March 2019) and may be extended by another year, only under exceptional circumstances subject to adequate academic progress. All decisions made by the Pre-doctoral faculty committee on extensions are final and binding.
Eligibility: The PreDoc programme is targeted at those sections of the society that are currently underrepresented in management academia. Applicants should be belonging to one of the following (i) SC, ST, or NC-OBC groups (ii) PWD category (iii) Religious minorities (iv) completed their secondary education (10th standard or equivalent) from a school where the medium of instruction was not English (v) completed their secondary education (10th standard or equivalent) from a rural school (vi) completed their secondary education (10th standard or equivalent) from a Navodya School, or schools wholly owned by state governments, gram panchayats, or urban local bodies (vii) Women and trans-gender categories.
Academic eligibility: Applicant should hold a Master's Degree or a 5 year Integrated Master’s Degree in any discipline, with a minimum of 50 percent marks in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees or a Professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50 percent marks or a 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor's degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 50 percent marks. Those who are in the final year of their qualifying Programmes, may apply provisionally.
Application Fee: The application fee is Rs. 500/-
Selection Process: Short-listing will be based on the applicant’s resume. This will be followed by an interview for final selection. Interviews are expected to be held in the third week of April 2018 (tentatively).
Programme Details are given at https://www.iimb.ac.in/programmes/nsrpredoc
Financial support: Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000/- besides full tuition waiver for any coursework during their tenure. The fellows will also receive a house rent allowance as per prevailing institute norms (currently Rs. 8500 per month). The fellows will be provided with a one-time contingency grant (that can be used for academic purposes approved by the faculty mentor and the PreDoc faculty committee) as per prevailing institute norms (currently, Rs. 25,000 per academic year); Cubicle space with institute provided computer; Support to attend one national academic conference as an observer (with prior approval of the faculty mentor); Support to attend national conferences that are approved by the PreDoc faculty committee and where the fellow is the presenting author.
Application: Applications can be submitted online by 5 p.m on March 11, 2019 at http://iimberpsrv.iimb.ernet.in/prod/sfonlapp.home#.