Fellow Programme in ManagementIndian Institute of Management Lucknow
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Fellow Programme in Management
The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a doctoral level programme of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. The programme offers a unique opportunity to those who wish to brighten their research and teaching talents. It is designed to develop high quality teachers, researchers and management thinkers by providing an opportunity for inter-disciplinary education and research in management. The highly academically interactive environment at the Institute helps students to develop and sharpen their intellect. The Instititute's unique pedagogy and programme structure provide enriching environment for personal and professional growth. Over a period of eight years since the launch of the FPM during 2000-01 the Institute has successfully created a stimulating and intellectually motivating academic environment for the benefits of students.
During the first year of the programme the students are expected to acquire proficiency in general management. The second year of the programme is meant for acquiring in-depth knowledge of the area of specialization and related fields.
Course work, Exemptions and Registration for the First Year
All FPM students excluding those who are admitted directly to the second year of the program take a compulsory set of courses in the first year.
The first year course work carries a total of about 20 credits. These will be decided by the candidate in consultation with the Area and FPM Chairperson, and the same may not be less than 5 courses per term, balance courses will be arranged/ suggested by the area. The courses usually carry a credit ranging from 0.5 to 1.0. One credit course calls for 30 contact hours and a total homework of at least 100 hours by the student.
All the students must register for courses in each term separately on the day of registration announced by PGP office.
Transfer from One Area to Another
After joining the FPM program, a student may apply by December 31 of the first year for change of the area of specialization if they so desire. For this, the student requires to obtain the consent from both the Area chairpersons of his/her original area of specialization and the area to which he/she wants to move into
The first Year FPM students who have work experience are required to take up a research oriented project work under guidance of a faculty member from their own area of specialization. Those students who do not have work experience are required to take up summer assignments in any industry. The students are expected to plan for their summer placement from the end of the second term.
A summer work report is to be submitted by each student before the start of the second year courses.
Course Selection and Registration for the Second Year
Students are required to opt for their second year courses from the list of PGP and FPM level courses by registering for them before they leave for summer placement.
All the students must register for courses on the registration day of each term.
At the beginning of every term, the instructors for FPM level courses provide a course outline that includes the schedule of session and reading prescribed for each session. For PGP level courses, course outlines along with course material are available from the PGP/Programme office after registration.
Course work for the Second Year
The proficiency in the second year course work is achieved through intensive reading, seminars, discussion and interactions with the faculty and among the FPM students. In addition, students take the FPM compulsory courses, which are specially designed to provide teaching and research skills, and to develop integrated learning.
In the second year, FPM students are required to take minimum eleven credit elective courses, two Courses of Independent Studies (CIS), two and a half credit compulsory courses. FPM Students may opt for Dissertation in lieu of two major area level courses.
Second Year FPM Courses
(Strategic Management 1.5, Pedagogy 0.5. Philosophy of Management 0.5) 2.5
(from Specialisation Area) 8.0
(from Any Area) 3.0
Course of Independent Study
All the eleven elective courses may be taken from the major area. These elective courses may be regular PGP electives, FPM level courses including seminar based or from other International Universities/Institutions. Among the eleven electives courses students must take at least four FPM level courses (minimum three FPM level courses from the major area). CIS courses (each CIS is of one credit) may be converted to elective courses. A student cannot take more than one CIS in a term. The student selects his/her guide for doing the CIS.
The details of the courses will be provided during the third term of first year.
Completion of Course
Students must finish all requirements of the courses within the term in which the courses are offered. Second year students must complete their dissertation work, if necessary, before they could appear for the comprehensive examination. The dissertation work is evaluated and graded by a three member committee, one of them being the Student's advisor himself/herself and the other two faculty members to be nominated by the FPM Chairperson in consultation with the student's Advisor. In case of unsatisfactory performance in the dissertation work, the student would be given one more chance to submit his/her dissertation work within one month for re-evaluation from the date of first evaluation.
Academic Performance and Evaluation System
The evaluation of academic performance is based on varying combinations of the following components:
Assignments, Quizzes, Class participation etc.
Project Work and or term paper(s)
bullet Mid-term Examination
bullet Term-end Examination
While components (c) and (d) are mandatory for a full PGP level course, relative weightage of the components for a specific course will be at the discretion of the instructor. For PGP level courses of under 3/4-credit weightage, mid-term examination is not mandatory. For FPM level courses, the evaluation scheme varies from course to course. For example, some FPM level course may not have any examination and evaluation may be based on presentations and term paper(s) etc. The evaluation schemes for every course are conveyed to the students at the beginning of the course along with the course outline.