Registration open for FPM 2021.

Instructions for Registering Online for Fellow Program in Management (FPM)


Read the instructions carefully, before starting the registration process

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for FPM may choose ONE of the following options:

Option – 1 (XAT 2021)

Candidates with Post Graduation from Universities (MBA/Master's degree in any discipline India/Abroad) and Centres of Higher Learning with atleast 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) with the Bachelors degree/ equivalent qualification with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary education(10+2) or equivalent


Five years/four years Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates), obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent


BE/B.Tech degree or its equivalent with at least 60% marks (50%for SC/ST candidates) with 2 years of relevant work experience


A professional qualification like CA, ICWA or CS with atleast 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates).

may choose to appear in the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 to be conducted all over India on Sunday January 03, 2021.
Click here for online XAT registration for FPM application through XAT.


Candidates with any of the above qualification (as stated in Option – 1) may submit UGC JRF/NET; GMAT/GRE/GATE results/scores taken during the last two years. Such candidates will be exempted from appearing in XAT.

Option - 3 (MBA/PGDM candidates)

Candidates who have done their PGP from XLRI, any IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, XIM Bhubaneswar, IRMA, SP Jain, School of Management of IITs, TIFR, TISS, ISI and other comparable Institutes with a CQPI of at least 6.00/8.00 or equivalent will be exempted from appearing in the XAT.

Short listed candidates will be required to appear for personal interview at XLRI Jamshedpur for final selection.

Course Structure

The FPM would ordinarily demand four years of residential requirements in two stages. In the first stage, the selected candidate needs to meet the course requirements over two years. During this stage, the student is given appropriate exposure to the basic discipline of management, thus preparing him/her for the thesis work in the next stage. The course work that will be undertaken by the student in the first year will be from among those courses that are offered to the PGP students, and in the second year will include specially designed doctoral and advanced courses.

On successful completion of the course work, the student has to qualify in the comprehensive examination before taking up the thesis work.

The thesis stage is of two years. The student will select a thesis topic from among the specialization areas:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Production, Operations& Decision Sciences
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personnel Management & Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management.

The student is expected to identify a thesis topic in consultation with a thesis adviser, and work under the supervision of a Thesis Advisory Committee. On successful completion of all the requirements of the FPM, a student will be awarded the title "Fellow in Management of XLRI".


Fellow students are awarded a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month during 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 30,000/- per month for the next two years, and no fees (admission, tuition, course material, computer, or library) will be charged. Fellowship will be paid only to the fulltime residential students for a maximum period of four years. From third year, a student can work as a ‘Research and Teaching Assistant’ (RTA), for which Rs.30,000/- per course will be paid extra.
A fellow student is entitled to a contingency grant of Rs. 25, 000/- per annum for four years and a grant of Rs. 20,000/- for Data Collection during third year.

Conferences and International Exposure

The Institute provides support for attending National and International conferences after successful completion of the comprehensive examination. A fellow student will be reimbursed all related expenses up to Rs. 2,00,000/-.

Last Date for Applying to FPM: January 15, 2021.