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Admission

Who can apply?

The FDP is designed for management teachers and researchers working in management schools, universities, colleges and professional institutes. Individuals teaching in staff training colleges, training centers of industrial organizations, and staff training institutes of central and state governments which teach management and allied subjects are also welcome to apply. It is especially suited for management educators seeking to strengthen their understanding of core general management as well as gain exposure to advanced topics, learn and experiment with effective pedagogical techniques, and gain familiarity with essential aspects of carrying out research studies.    

 

Selection Considerations

Participants should have post-graduate level teaching experience in management or research experience of at least two years. Preference will be given to participants less than 45 years of age. Past experience indicates that participants in the early stages of their teaching or research careers benefit the most. Since the medium of communication is English, participants are expected to be fluent in written and spoken English language. Considerations for selecting participants include teaching and/or research experience, level of preparedness for the programme as indicated by educational qualifications and statements of purpose and anticipated benefits to sponsors. There are limited number of seats in the programme. The FDP Committee at IIMA will review applications and may conduct telephonic interviews where required to decide suitability for admission of candidates applying for the programme. 

Admission Process

Applicants need to fill up ‘Part A’ of the application form online and submit the completed form before the application deadline mentioned in the brochure. If the applicant is sponsored by their institution, then ‘Part B’ must be completed and submitted along with online application form. The sponsorship form must be endorsed (with signature and seal) by the sponsoring authority responsible for granting the applicant fund, leave etc. for his/her career development.

 

Decisions regarding admission to the programme will be communicated to the applicants and sponsoring institutions within 15 days of the application submission deadline. Selected candidates or the sponsoring institutions will then need to pay the required fees before the mentioned last date for payment of fees.

 

Foreign participants are advised to complete all visa formalities on their own, well in time. Requests for extension of time to join the programme will not be entertained.

Programme Fee & Expenses

The programme fee includes tuition fees, cost of course materials, lodging and boarding. The fee is non-refundable. Electricity charges for accommodation are to be borne by the participants on the basis of actual consumption. The fee does not include cost of travel to and from Ahmedabad, and expenses incurred by participants on items like photocopying, computer printouts, typing, stationery or items of personal nature.

 

Accommodation & Boarding:

The programme is fully residential and participants are required to stay in the furnished AC accommodation on campus. Almost all accommodations are single. Few may be on sharing basis. Permission to stay outside the campus is not usually granted; only under very exceptional circumstances will participants be allowed to stay outside. Participants will dine at the students’ mess which offers a mix of north Indian and south Indian cuisine. While the cuisine is predominantly vegetarian, non-vegetarian food is also available three to four times a week.

FAQs

What are the likely dates for the next on-campus progrmme?

The next on-campus programme dates will be announced soon.

Is IIMA conducting on-campus FDP in the year 2022?

We had already finished the on-campus FDP for the year 2022. We conduct on-campus FDP once a year.

If I am not sponsored by my organization, can I apply for the course?

Financial sponsorship by the institution you are working in, is encouraged, though it is not a necessary condition to apply. In other words, applicants who intend to pay the fee on their own, will also be considered.

What are the criteria for selection?

Participants should have post-graduate level teaching experience in management or research experience of at least two years. Preference will be given to participants less than 45 years of age. Past experience indicates that participants in the early stages of their teaching or research careers benefit the most. Since the medium of communication is English, participants are expected to be fluent in written and spoken English language. Considerations for selecting participants include teaching and/or research experience, level of preparedness for the programme as indicated by educational qualifications and statements of purpose and anticipated benefits to sponsors. There are limited number of seats in the programme. The FDP Committee at IIMA will review applications and may conduct telephonic interviews where required to decide suitability for admission of candidates applying for the programme.

Is the course approved by UGC?

IIMA is an autonomous institute and will issue a certificate of participation at the end of the programme. As of now, IIMA has not sought approval or recognition for the FDP from UGC or any other body.

What about my leave and salary from my organization during the programme?

Participants are expected to work out the arrangements regarding their salary and leave with their employer/sponsor.

What are the arrangements for boarding and lodging?

The programme is fully residential and participants are required to stay in the furnished AC accommodation on campus. Almost all accommodations are single. Few may be on sharing basis. Permission to stay outside the campus is not usually granted; only under very exceptional circumstances will participants be allowed to stay outside. Participants will dine at the students’ mess which offers a mix of north Indian and south Indian cuisine. While the cuisine is predominantly vegetarian, non-vegetarian food is also available three to four times a week.

Are there any fellowships available?

Currently, there is no fellowship available for this programme.

Is there a provision for leave during the programme?

Participants are expected to be present on campus throughout the programme. Short periods of leave may be granted under special circumstances (e.g. sickness in the family). Award of the certificate is subject to the participant meeting the necessary attendance requirements and satisfactory performance in the course work.

Are there computer facilities available for FDPs?

It is mandatory to bring the laptop for the programme. Wifi and internet facilities are available on the campus.

Is it compulsory to bring my own laptop?

The participants will have to bring their own laptops as some of the course modules requires the participants to use their own laptops.

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