Fellow Program in Management (FPM) at ISBR Business School

ISBR Business School proudly launches the Fellow Program in Management (FPM), a doctoral program approved by AICTE, New Delhi. It offers an unique opportunity to those who wish to hone their research competencies with excellence.

By developing strong analytical and methodological skills, with the support of research supervisors and other academics, you will be in position to produce quality research in management. ISBR helps scholars to develop and sharpen their intellect. It is structured with unique pedagogy to enrich personal and professional growth of scholars.


a. Master’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering and Technology/ Management/ Economics/ Social Science/ Biological Science/ Pure Science/ Commerce/ Humanities with FIRST CLASS shall be considered for admission to Fellow Program.

b. Those appearing for their final examination in the respective discipline can also apply. Such students if selected shall be provisionally admitted provided they complete all requirements in obtaining their Master’s Degree before 30th September of the year of admission. The admission of these candidates shall remain provisional until they produce the mark sheet proving that they satisfy the eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the final year mark sheet is 31st December.

Why FPM:

to gain a doctoral program

to improve your prospects of highly paid employment

to pursue a personal challenge

to explore international working opportunities

to enhance the quality of research knowledge

FPM Program Overview

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a doctoral programme offering studies in different management disciplines and functional areas. The programme aims to nurture scholars to become highly prospective in terms of building innovative research skills and also inculcates various aspects of management. Its primary objective is to develop scholars for careers as faculty members at reputed academic institutions and also to train them in advanced research and analytical capabilities.


The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development

Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of technical and management education system in India.

The AICTE accredits postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter.

Benefits of FPM

An advanced career in teaching and research

Opens new opportunities in business

Commands higher rewards & respect

Network with high circles

Become a sought after speaker.

Access to international assignments

Program cycle

Time Limit: A Candidate shall submit his/ her Thesis only after a minimum period of two years after registration. However, the maximum period allowed for the submission of the Thesis is five years from the date of admission to the Programme.

Course Work

Course study/ credit requirements in partial fulfilment of the Fellow Program are as prescribed below

Credit Requirement

Code No. Course Title Credits
Module 1 FP01 Research Methodology 3
FP02 Managerial Statistics 3
FP03 General Management 3
FP04 System Approach to Management 3
Module 2 FP05 3 Stream specific Course of 3 credits each 3
FP06 Credit Seminar (General) 3
Module 3 FP07 Credit Seminar (Specific) 3
FP08 Review Paper Based on the literature on the Thesis related topic 3
Total Credits 30

Areas of research

Students can specialize in one of the following areas:




International business

Human resources

Business law

Banking & accounting

Business Analytics

Production & operations management

Finance & control

Corporate strategy & business excellence


Information systems & quantitative methods

Cross cultural management

Or any other allied areas of interest in Management, Commerce economics, psychology etc.

How to Apply:

Our FPM programme offers world-class teaching and research facility. If your ambition is to excel in academia & industry, a FPM at ISBR Business School is your first step. These are our application criteria:

Application & Admission Process:

For any clarification contact 09740956240 / 09502601959 or email research@isbr.in , phd@isbr.in , dr.jhansirani@isbr.in

Candidates will be shared application form through mail to apply for the admission.

Form should be attached of a DD of Rs. 2000/- in favour of "ISBR" payable at Bangalore.

Candidate will be then invited for the Interview process.