IIM Calcutta Ph.D Program 

IIM Calcutta’s fellow program is a full time doctoral program that proffers candidates chances for superior research and studies in diverse specializations associated with Management Science. The Program aspires to prepare candidates for careers in training and study in management sciences and in associated disciplines, and for profession in the government, in business and in other associations that necessitate advanced systematic and research potentials.

The Fellow program in Management was started in the year 1971. The Programme is dedicated to shaping researchers who will become cream of the crop in their fields of research. The Fellow Program of IIM Calcutta has 2 different streams. It comprises of

Economics, Human Resource Management, Behavioral Sciences, Marketing, Strategic Management, Management Information Systems, Finance & Control, Public Policy and Management and Operations Management.

The program comprises of two dissimilar phases: A 2 year course work phase, which is chased by a 2-3 year thesis phase in which a scholar writes his doctoral thesis. The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta offers considerable hold up to Fellowship students in the outline of inclusive fiscal assistance and ample investigation.

On triumphant completion of the Program, a candidate is honored the Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta title in his/her field of research. The designation is documented by the alliance of Indian Institutions and by the Ministry of HRD of Indian Government, as being corresponding to a Ph.D. degree of an ascribed academia.

Eligibility of Fellow Programme in Management

A candidate to the Fellow Program is indispensable to have:

  • A 1st Class Master’s degree and a 3 year Bachelor’s degree with not less that 50 percent cumulative marks


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 1st class and must have acquired not less that 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Secondary level or Higher Secondary board


  • A final year candidate appearing for Bachelor’s degree exam in Engineering


  • Master’s degree exam in any stream can also apply.

Such an applicant, if chosen, will be conditionally acknowledged provided (s)he fulfills all necessities for acquiring the degree before  June every year. Admittance of the applicant will stay interim until (s)he fabricates mark sheets demonstrating that (s)he complies with the eligibility criteria. The last date for submitting the concluding year degree mark sheets is normally December.

Placement Scenario @ FPM, Calcutta

Being in an institute of brilliance, opens up a pool of chances for you. Candidates graduating from Indian Institute of Management’s Fellow Programme have been able to get exceptional placements of their preferences in privileged institutes within academic circles and business. The eminence of research generated and guidance acknowledged in the Fellow Programme makes the students striking to apex worldwide business Schools and white collar organizations.

IIM Calcutta fellow candidates have been successfully placed at:

 •           Jones Graduate School of Business, USA

•           Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

•           University of Toledo, USA

•           University of Groningen, The Netherlands

•           University of Westminster, London

•           IIM Ahmedabad

•           IIM Bangalore

•           Indian School of Business

•           IIM Calcutta

•           IIM Lucknow

•           IIM Indore

•           IIM Kozhikode

•           IIT Kanpur

•           IIT Kharagpur

•           IIT Madras

•           XIM Bhubaneshwar

•           XLRI

•           A T Kearney

•           Akamai Technologies

•           Accenture Labs

•           Deutsche Bank

•           Bank of America – Merill Lynch

•           General Motors Research

•           ICICI

•           McKinsey & Company

•           ING Vysya

•           MCX

•           Rediff

•           Standard Chartered

•           Signature Capital Advisors

•           Mu Sigma

•           TAER Limited

Course Format

The Fellow Program of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is prearranged in 2 phases:

•           Coursework phase
•           Dissertation phase

The coursework phase comprises of 3 academic terms in each of the 2 years, in addition to a summer project. In the initial year of coursework, the Fellow candidates take courses in diverse management associated streams.

 FPM Salary aka Stipend 

 The Institution grants considerable fiscal and infrastructural assistance to Fellowship candidates. The tuition fee is not charged. As a substitute, each candidate is provided a remuneration that initiates at 20,000 INR per month, and goes upto 24,000 INR per month depending on the candidate’s academic growth.

Along with it, each candidate can benefit from unforeseen event grants of up to 50,000 INR for the 1st year of research, and of up to 20,000 INR per year for succeeding years. The remuneration and contingency grants are provided for 4 years of research, and can be completed for up to 1 subsequent year by signifying acceptable advancement in hypothesis research.