THE FELLOW PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT (FPM) brings together individuals from myriad cultural, educational and professional backgrounds, who are interested in a fulfilling career in academia.


ISB aims to bring together individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and educational experiences.

The common denominators are superior academic credentials and a consistent display of intellectual prowess. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. To be eligible, candidates must hold a university degree from an accredited academic institution. Applicants typically should have an 4 year undergraduate degree or a 3 year undergraduate and postgraduate degree or equivalent in areas such as business, economics, engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, physics or the arts.

Irrespective of the field of study, applicants must possess a strong academic record and display creativity, self-motivation and ingenuity in their prior academic and work experience. Moreover, applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a research and teaching career in academia.

Above all, candidates need to possess both the ability to engage in high quality research and the commitment to be an academician at an international level.

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of outstanding intellectual ability, motivation, faculty recommendations and personal characteristics required for an international academic career. There is no particular requirement concerning fields of study at the undergraduate level, but standard postgraduate entry tests (GMAT / GRE / CAT / JRF) will be used to assess general ability and, if necessary, proficiency in English.

Test Requirements

All applicants are required to take one of the following tests before submitting their application. Applications will not be considered without a valid test score.

Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, USA


Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) administered by Pearson VUE, Bloomington, USA


Common Admission Test (CAT)  / JRF

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted online at Click Here

A complete application must include:

  1. Photograph
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Certified copies of all university degrees/diplomas
  4. Official transcripts of grades
  5. A valid GMAT / GRE / CAT  / JRF score report
  6. TOEFL score report (for applicants whose language of instruction at the undergraduate level is not English)
  7. Three letters of recommendation from faculty or scholars on the applicant’s academic ability and potential for research and teaching
  8. Application fee: INR 3,000 (to be paid as per the guidelines in the online form)

Application Timelines

Please note the following details for admission to the Programme commencing in August 2023.





Application Opens

December 15, 2022


Application Closes

April 30, 2023


Admission Announcement

June 30, 2023


Orientation & Registration to FPM

Mid-August 2023

Following the submission of the complete application, the FPM office will shortlist the candidates and contact them for the next steps in the admissions process. The FPM Admissions Committee will review your application and may subsequently invite you for an interview.

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Fellow Programme in Management

Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00