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IIM Kashipur’s Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) is a non-residential doctoral programme designed for senior executives working in business, government and social sectors and interested in pursuing research in the field of management.
The objectives of the programme are:
The programme is split into two phases.
Phase I: Course Work & Comprehensive Examination
Phase II: Thesis
Phase I: Course Work & Comprehensive Examination
The first phase of the programme consists of course work spread across three terms and is conducted at IIM Kashipur campus. In the first phase, scholars have to take nine courses, including one CIS (Course of Independent study)/ project. These involve four general core courses, two area core courses and two specialization courses, with each course involving thirty contact hours:
|Type*||Term I||Term II||Term III|
|General Core (4)||Crafting Research||Quantitative Research Methods||Qualitative Research Methods Case Writing|
|CIS||-||CIS (to be start by middle of Term II)|
The CIS project provides an opportunity to the scholar to dwell in reasonable detail on an issue that concerns or interests them deeply. Although the CIS and a scholar’s subsequent doctoral research are independent of each other, a good CIS project can become useful in subsequent development of research proposal.
*Course structure is subject to change
|Term I||July 2018 to October, 2018|
|Term II||November 2018 to February 2019|
|Term III||March 2019 to June 2019|
In each term, candidates will have to make two visits of 8 days’ duration. Combining preceding and succeeding weekends, candidates would need to take one work-week off for each campus visit.
While each course will have its own evaluation, at the end of all course work, a scholar will have to take a comprehensive examination (CE). Successful completion of CE marks the end of Phase I of the programme.
The second phase of the programme consists of Thesis work. It involves the following three stages: (i) development of thesis proposal culminating in proposal defense; (ii) thesis development – this will involve a half-yearly progress report presentation and a pre-thesis presentation before submission of the thesis; and (iii) thesis submission culminating in examination of thesis by external examiners. In addition, the EFPM programme also requires publication of at least two research papers in reputed journals to demonstrate scholarly competencies of the candidate.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The thesis should be submitted within 4 years from the date of registration, which may be extended by another one year subject to merits of the case and favorable review of work progress by the Research Committee.
The total fee of the programme will be Rs. 5.5 Lakhs over the 4 year period from the date of registration. The fee for the first year is Rs. 2.0 Lakhs, for second year Rs 1.5 Lakh and Rs. 1 Lakh for each of the following two years. The first year fee is to be payable at the time of the confirmation of the admission. In subsequent years fee is payable in the first week of July.
In case a scholar fails to submit the thesis work within stipulated four years from the date of the registration for the course and is given an extension by the EFPM Committee, there will be additional fee payable at the start of the fifth year.
Areas of Specialization Offered
A prospective candidate will have an option to apply to maximum two areas of specialization in the same application form. The selection process for the two areas will be independent of each other and will be conducted separately.
RAT will consist of two sections and will involve a total of 100 marks.
Section 1 (the quantitative part) of RAT involving 50 marks, will be applicable for all applicants appearing for this test and will be conducted on Aprail 15, 2018 morning. It will involve a multiple choice question test of 60 minute duration and will have three parts with scope of coverage in:
a. Quantitative Aptitude (covering interpretation of data and mapping and analysis of data)
b. Logical Reasoning (covering analogies, alphabet series, number series, arguments, deductive & inductive research, Venn diagram)
c. Research Aptitude (covering basic statistics including meaning and characteristics of research, type of research, methods of research, analysis & tools for data analysis and quantitative & qualitative research)
Candidates scoring at least 20 marks in Section A will appear in Section 2 of the test. This will be conducted in the afternoon on the same day.
Section 2 will involve the analysis of a management case. It will be specific to the chosen area of research of the candidate. The objective of the test is to evaluate candidate’s ability to assimilate and communicate relevant knowledge and insights by correlating the same with real life practices in the areas of management.
Candidates seeking admission to the programme are required to submit an online application at doctoraladmission.iimkashipur.ac.in.The printed copy of filled application form along with necessary documents should reach the Admission Office, IIM Kashipur, Bazpur Road, Kashipur, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand -244713 on or before 15th March, 2018 through Speed/Registered Post only.
A fee of Rs. 2000/- (if applying for 1 area) or Rs. 3000/- (if applying for 2 areas) payable for application process. You may transfer the money in Institute’s account through NEFT. The required details are as follows:
Beneficiary Name : Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Beneficiary A/c No : 005394600000021
A/c Type : Saving bank account
IFSC Code : YESB0000053
Beneficiary Bank : Yes Bank Ltd
Bank Address : 257, Ramnagar road, Kashipur, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand-244713.
Alternatively, you may send a bank draft of Rs 2000/- (if applying for 1 area) or Rs. 3000/- (if applying for 2 areas) issued in favour of “Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur” payable at Kashipur (Uttarakhand) along with your printed application form. For any query related to application process you may please contact –
Dr. Vinay Sharma (M): +91 96755 33302; Office: 059472621176 ext. (305)
During the selection process on April 15, 2018 at IIM Kashipur, the prospective candidates can plan and arrange board and lodging at Kashipur on their own if they wish so. However, IIM Kashipur will help in the booking process for accommodation at Kashipur at concessional rates if the Institute FPM admission department (contact: Dr. Vinay Sharma) is individually contacted, though actual boarding and lodging cost will be borne by the prospective candidate.
|Last Date for submitting online Application on website||15- March-2018|
|Last date of submitting printed copy of filled application form along with necessary documents to Admission Office||20- March-2018|
|e-mail Communication to be sent to applicants shortlisted for interview||28- March-2018|
|Personal interviews at IIM Kashipur Campus||15 -April-2018|
|Announcement of first offer list||20-April-2018|
|Last date for confirmation and payment of fee by the candidate from first offer list||15-May-2018|
|Offers to wait listed candidates||18 - May-2018|
|Last date for confirmation and payment of fee by the wait listed candidates||30-May-2018|
|Registration and Commencement of the Programme||06-July, 2018|
Dr. Vinay Sharma
Administrative Officer (Admissions)
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Kundeshwari, Kashipur- 244713
District- Udham Singh Nagar
M: +91 96755 33302