Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for students who are focused upon taking up academic and research positions across the globe after completing their doctoral studies. To this end, we seek individuals with strong academic credentials coupled with relevant orientation / work experience which they can leverage to carry out cutting edge research in the field of management.

Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent to apply for IIMT’s Fellow Program in Management:

  • A Master’s Degree in any discipline securing at least 60 percent marks or a 2 year post graduate diploma, with a strong orientation to undertake research in management in addition to a Bachelors’ degree/equivalent with at least 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education.
  • Five-year / four-year Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in any discipline, with at least 60% marks.
  • A professional qualification like CA / ICWA / CS with B. Com degree.
  • A 4-year / 8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 CGPA.


Have a score of CAT or GMAT or GATE * or GRE or UGC-JRF as applicable. Validity of score: Two years from the date of the test and valid as on date of submission of the FPM application. Note that the eligibility tests considered by the respective areas are given in the following table:

FPM 2020 Batch - Eligibility Tests accepted by respective areas
Area Eligibility Tests
Strategy CAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)
Marketing CAT / GMAT / GRE
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management CAT / GMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Management, Labor Welfare-PMIR-HRM
Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques CAT/GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (Mathematical Sciences) / GATE (Mechanical/Production and Industrial/Computer Science)
Management Information Systems CAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)


The Master's degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Candidates who are in the final year of their qualifying degree programme that would make them eligible can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2020 from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the university/institute (issued on or before June 15, 2020) 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 a 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 mark sheet and the certificate is September 30, 2020. Non fulfillment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.


As per the Government of India norms.

Note: Candidates appearing for GATE 2020 can also apply. If the FPM admission interviews are held before the GATE results are declared, candidates should bring a copy of their admit card to the interview and the admission offer will be finalized only after receiving the GATE score from the candidate within the stipulated time. If GATE results are declared before the interviews, candidates should bring a copy of their score card to the interview. In the online admission form, such candidates can enter 'NA' in the 'Score' column of Section 4.


Candidates with a PGDM (full time 2 year program) from any of the IIMs or a PGPBM from IIM Tiruchirappalli will be exempt from having to take the eligibility tests (CAT / GRE / GMAT/ GATE/ UGC -JRF) provided the student has a CGPA greater than 2.55/4.33 or equivalent and has obtained the diploma within 5 years from the year of admission to the FPM program. The candidate will need to record the CGPA obtained in their coursework in the 'Score' column of section 4 of the online form to place his/ her candidature. After submission of the application, the selection process for such a candidate will be identical to that being followed for other candidates.