Application Invited for Fellow Programme in Management at ISBR Business School

ISBR Business School invites passionate individuals to join as Research and Teaching Staff (RTS) with an added opportunity to pursue their Doctoral Level Degree approved by AICTE (Fellow Program in Management).

  • Research Opportunities: Engage in research publications, conferences, patents, and copyrights.
  • Doctoral Program: Enroll in the AICTE-approved Fellow Program in Management (FPM) with a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000.
  • Teaching Experience: Collaborate with experienced faculty to enhance your teaching skills.

Overview of the FPM Program

Explore the dynamic Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), a comprehensive doctoral level program spanning diverse management disciplines and functional areas. This program is meticulously crafted to cultivate scholars with advanced research skills and a well-rounded understanding of management principles. Our primary goal is to groom scholars for esteemed roles as faculty members in renowned academic institutions and emphasizing the development of advanced research and analytical capabilities among corporate professionals. Join us on a transformative journey that equips you with the expertise to thrive in academia and contribute significantly to the world of advanced research.

Why FPM:

  • Cutting-edge Research: ISBR at FPM program fosters cutting-edge research, advancing management knowledge through rigorous exploration.
  • Renowned Faculty: Learn from experts, ISBR’s distinguished faculty guides FPM scholars toward impactful research contributions.
  • Global Outlook: With an international focus, ISBR’s FPM equips scholars to analyse and address global management challenges.
  • Publication Support: ISBR encourages and supports FPM scholars in publishing research, enhancing academic and professional credibility.
  • Networking Hub: ISBR’s FPM offers a vibrant network, fostering collaborations among scholars, faculty, and industry leaders.
  • Career Accelerator: ISBR’s FPM opens doors to academic and industry leadership, propelling scholars toward successful, impactful careers.

Objectives of FPM

  • Foster a deep understanding of management foundations, updated methods, and research techniques.
  • Advocate the importance of effective communication and various pedagogical tools in management education.
  • Empower FPM scholars to shape a distinct perspective on management thought and contribute significantly to develop thoughtful leadership competencies.
  • Ethical Research Standards: Cultivate researchers committed to ethical practices, upholding high standards in research and related activities.
  • Access international opportunities, broadening your horizons with diverse research assignments.

Areas of Research

Students can specialize in one of the following areas:

  • General Management
  • Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Human resources
  • Business law
  • Banking & accounting
  • Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Production & operations management
  • Hospital and Healthcare Management
  • Mental Health / Behavioural Sciences
  • Finance & control
  • Corporate strategy & business excellence
  • Marketing Management
  • Information systems & quantitative methods
  • Cross cultural management etc.

Candidates who are applying for the FPM program must indicate a primary area and a secondary area of interest.

Basic Eligibility for Admission to the FPM

Admission Eligibility of Students

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 Programme.

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.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Fellow Programme shall normally be made once a year, coinciding with that of AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management or equivalent Degree/ Diploma. Accordingly, the advertisement shall be made along with such Post Graduate Degree/Diploma.

2.1 Application Procedure

The application shall be made in the prescribed form available with the Institution. Attested copies of all the necessary Certificates and testimonials are to be attached with the applications. The candidate must submit an abstract of about 5000 words on the area of research interest (tentative research proposal) along with his/ her application.

2.2 Selection Criteria

Selection for the Fellow Programme in the Institutions approved by AICTE for the Fellow Programme shall be on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Academic qualifications and work experience.
  • Tentative research proposal and its presentation before the Selection Committee.
  • Personal interview.
  • The decision of the Institution Selection Committee regarding admission shall be final. Communication shall be sent only to the selected candidates. The Institution shall not entertain any queries or correspondence in respect of those not selected.
  • Approved Institution to conduct Fellow Programme in Management can admit only maximum of 20 candidates in each Academic Year after ensuring availability of the Guide as per AICTE Norms/Standards.

Research Guidance

3.1 Selection of Guide(s)

Each candidate shall have one/ two Guide(s) under whose supervision the research work in relation to the Programme shall be carried out. The Guide(s) shall be nominated by the Director of the Institution. All Guides shall be internal. In exceptional cases, where external guidance shall be required, recognized Guides from reputed Institutions shall be allowed as co-guides with the permission of AICTE. Research Guides shall be allotted to the selected candidates after completion of the necessary course work and related formalities. The research Programme and areas of research shall be finalized by respective Guides after discussion with the candidates and should be forwarded to the Director for concurrence.

Faculty with Ph.D and with at least 2 publications in recent times (within 3 years) in high quality journals of repute are eligible to Guide the Fellow Programme candidates. Each such Faculty shall be assigned a maximum of 2 candidates in each admission year.

3.2 Absence of Guide during the Programme

  • In Case of temporary absence of a Guide for a period of more than one year a new Guide shall be nominated for the Fellow Candidates. In case of a Guide who has guided for more than a year, he/ she shall be allowed to resume the guidance after his/ her return from temporary absence.
  • If the period of absence is less than 2 years, the pervious Guide shall act as Co-Guide on his/ her return. If the period of absence is more than 2 years he/she shall cease to be a Guide for the Fellow candidate.

3.3 Change of Guide

  • Change of a Guide shall be permitted in exceptional circumstances on the recommendation of the Director.

3.4 Number of Research Fellows per Guide

  • At any given time, the number of Research Fellows working with a Guide shall not exceed five.

3.5 Research Advisory Committee

  • The Director shall nominate a Research Advisory Committee for each Fellow based on the recommendation of the Guide(s).

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