Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Just as entrepreneurs are important for the growth of an economy, scholars and thought leaders are also indispensable. While it is important to institute programmes in entrepreneurship education to ensure propagation of entrepreneurship in society as a career, it is also vital to introduce research programmes to ensure a sustained supply of educators, researchers, consultants and resource persons so that the domain strengthens in terms of its foundation of theoretical, empirical and applied aspects.


  • Groom potential scholars and make them competent and innovative researchers and educators in various facets of entrepreneurship;
  • Encourage inter-disciplinary high calibre research studies in entrepreneurship with policy implications;
  • Investigate synergy between theory and practice of entrepreneurship as relevant to the Indian context; and accordingly strengthen entrepreneurship education and research ecosystem in the country;
  • Create a cadre of indigenously trained educators, researchers and resource persons in entrepreneurship; and
  • Motivate scholars to take up theoretical and empirical research work leading to policy papers and publications in journals of

Areas of Specialisation

The course promotes rigorous and inter-disciplinary research in major areas of Entrepreneurship including

    • Entrepreneurship Education and Research
    • Innovation, Incubation, Clusters and Technology Entrepreneurship
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship,
    • Entrepreneurial Finance and Control
    • Entrepreneurial Marketing
    • Organisation Behaviour and Human Resources
    • Minority, Tribal and Dalit Entrepreneurship
    • Enterprise Creation and Growth
    • Family Business Management
    • Law, Policy and Governance
    • International Entrepreneurship

At a glance


This course is 4 years of full-time study.

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The programme comprises four phases of course and thesis work. During the first two phases, the candidates will be expected to complete course work over a period not exceeding first two academic years. During the third and fourth phase the candidates will be involved in proposal development, data collection and thesis writing.


Candidates will go through coursework in 6 terms spread over two academic years, and complete 45 credits. The academic group that a candidate joins will be treated as the Major Area, while the candidate may additionally choose another academic group as a Minor Area of specialization. Each credit consists of 10 hours of classroom interaction.


First Year Compulsory Core Course                                     

  • Entrepreneurship Foundation (6.0 Credits Course)
  • Management Foundation (18.0 Credits Course)
  • Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques (4.5 Credits Course)
  • In the first year, candidates are required to earn 28.5 credits through the courses mentioned above.

For details on exemption from courses in the first year, visit www.ediindia.ac.in


Second Year Courses

A. Courses on Policy & Theories (CPT):

  • Business Policy (1.0 Credit Course)
  • Advances in Entrepreneurship Theories (1.5 Credits Course)

Courses on Business Policy and Advances in Entrepreneurship Theories are compulsory for all FPM students. The courses under Policy and Theories will be run as a lecture and seminar course.


B. Area-Specific Core Seminar Courses (ASCSC):

  • Major area (4.0 Credits course)
  • Minor area (2.0 Credits course)

The major and minor seminar courses are compulsory for all FPM students. The courses under major/minor areas will be run as a seminar course.


C. Compulsory Collaborative Academic Project (CCAP):

  • Collaborative Academic Project 1(Review Article)  (1.5 Credits Course)
  • Collaborative Academic Project 2 (Empirical Paper) (1.5 Credits Course)

Collaborative Academic projects are mandatory for every FPM student. The candidate has to review academic literature and develop article/empirical paper which can be submitted for publication. FPM candidates also have to contribute as a teaching assistant (in minimum two courses) with any faculty member during 2nd year of the program, on their preferred courses.


D. Quantitative & Qualitative Techniques & Research Methodology Courses (QQTRMC):

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Techniques (3.0 Credits Course)

Quantitative & Qualitative Techniques & Research Methodology Courses are compulsory for every FPM student. This will be run as lecture and seminar course.


E.  Thesis and Academic Writing Course (TAWC):

Compulsory Thesis and Academic writing course will be run as lecture and seminar course. (1.0 Credit Course)


The Third and Fourth year courses will be broadly on the following category


Teaching Assistantship Assignment (TAA): 


  • Teaching Assistantship Assignment is compulsory for all FPM students. (1.0 Credit Course)

The student has to choose at least one full course (of minimum 3.0 Credit each) for teaching in Post-Graduation during 3rd and 4th year. FPM Students are also encouraged to design and coordinate short term programmes/projects.

  • Participants selected for the FPM programme shall be provided single room accommodation on Campus.
  • Limited married students accommodation is available and shall be allotted on first-come- first-served basis.
  • Student will be charged a nominal rent in accordance with institute’s norms.

The meal charges will be separate and payable by the candidates as per the rates decided by the institute’s administration.

  1. The Institute follows a system of continuous monthly and annually evaluation through multiple assessment methods to monitor candidate's academic performance.
  2. The student will present two seminars (one major and one minor) and based on feedback given by faculty group(s) will produce two working papers (one for major and minor). Evaluation will be done on this basis.
  3. The Compulsory Collaborative Academic Project (CCAP) will be evaluated and suitable grades will be awarded to students based on the quality of review paper and empirical paper, submitted by the student.
  4. The assessment of the Teaching Assistantship Assignment (TAA) will be based on feedback given by PGP-Students.

Students are expected to complete the programme within four years. However, under special circumstances extension of one more year may be granted without any financial aid.