Fellow Programme in Management

Relevant knowledge and research skills are important to propagate academic streams. Entrepreneurship, which is gaining pace and acceptance as an educational discipline, can witness mammoth progress with creative scholars and researchers working in the area. In order to, therefore, create outstanding scholars and researchers in entrepreneurship, EDII designed, and has been offering for the last ____ years, the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). FPM is a 4-year residential curriculum designed to create creative scholars and teachers in entrepreneurship. The aim of the programme is to provide momentum to entrepreneurial study and also fill the gaps in the availability of entrepreneurship faculty and researchers in higher learning institutions and colleges.  This cadre of trained researchers can serve in multiple fields such as; academics, industries and as counsellors.


The Year 2019-20:

  • Two students from the first batch (2014-18) graduated at the 20th Convocation held on 2nd June, 2019.
  • Batch (2015-19) comprised four students. One student successfully defended his FPM Thesis Seminar while one submitted his Thesis for evaluation. Two students are involved in Thesis writing.
  • Batch (2016-20) comprises three students. All three students have submitted their Thesis, of which one cleared the process of evaluation, while the other two are in process. Reports from the examiners, both Indian and outside experts have been received and two students are working on the reviews provided by examiners. Students have also presented papers at Conferences and submitted for publication in Journals. The Viva-Voce of one student has been completed.
  • Batch (2017-21) comprises four Out of these three students submitted their FPM Thesis proposals and are now involved in data collection and are engaged in presenting their papers in Journals and Conferences.
  • Batch (2018-22) comprises four students. All four students are involved in Major-Minor courses as well as Method courses and are attending conferences.
  • Batch (2019-23) comprises three students. Three students are involved in first year compulsory courses, and are attending conferences.

Subhendu Kumar Mishra, student of the Fellow Programme in Management (2015-19 batch) cleared the Viva-Voce & Thesis defence on 9th March 2020. His FPM Thesis is on “Career Pursuits of the Younger Generation in Family Businesses- Role of Family Social Capital”. He completed his FPM under the Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General of the Institute, as his guide.

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.


The programme is offered with the following objectives:

  • 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 repute.

At a glance


This course is 4 years of full-time study.

Start date

First Semester (August 2021)


Monthly stipend

Research grants

Contact Us

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  • 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

Duration of the Programme

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.

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Fellow Programme in Management (2021-2025)

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

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Entrepreneur Interactions and Learning, Entrepreneurial Career and Aspirations6.0
2.Management Foundation18.0
3.Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques4.5

In the first year, candidates would be 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

Trimester I

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice3.0
2.Managerial Accounting and Control3.0
3.Management Concepts and Organization Behaviour3.0
4.Business Statistics & Analytics for Decision Making (QT-I)1.5
5.Business Economics3.0
6.Marketing Management1.5

Trimester II

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice1.5
2.Quantitative Techniques for Market Research (QT-II)3.0
3.Indian Economy and Policy1.5
4.Financial Management3.0

Trimester III

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Legal Aspect of Business3.0
2.Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship1.5

Second Year

Courses on Policy & Theories (CPT)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1Business Policy1.0
2Advance in Entrepreneurship Theories1.5

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

Area- specific Core Seminar Courses (AS-CSC)

Sr. No.CategoryCourse NameCredit
1Entrepreneurship Education and ResearchDilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Evolution of Entrepreneurship Education
Entrepreneurship : Cross-Disciplinary
Interfaces Business History
Curriculum Design and Teaching Pedagogy
Entrepreneurship Research
Experiential Learning: Tools and Techniques
Traits, Characteristics and Cognitive Style of Entrepreneurs
2Innovation, Incubation, Clusters and Technology EntrepreneurshipNurturing Innovations4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Product, Service, Process Innovations
Incubating Innovations Technology Business Incubation
Technology Entrepreneurship
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercialization
Cluster Management and Development
3Social EntrepreneurshipTheories of Social Entrepreneurship4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Social Innovations and Ventures
Social Enterprise Networking & Development
Corporate Sector and Social Entrepreneurship
Bottom of the Pyramid and Entrepreneurship
Ethics and Entrepreneurship
4Corporate EntrepreneurshipTheories and Practice: Corporate Entrepreneurship4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Configuring Organizations for Corporate Entrepreneurship
Intrapreneurial Behavior
Entrepreneurial Leaders: Cases on Corporate Entrepreneurs
Business Strategy and Corporate Entrepreneurship
Public Sector Entrepreneurship
5Entrepreneurial Finance & ControlEntrepreneurial Finance and Liquidity Management4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Financial Institutions and Markets
Strategic Financial Management
Management Control Systems
Financial Innovations and Engineering
Venture Funding and Angel Investors
6Entrepreneurial MarketingTheories and Evolution of Marketing4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Consumers, Consumption and Markets
Creating Value and Differentiation
ProCommunicating and Delivering the Valueduct
Marketing Science
Marketing and Internet
Marketing Research and Decisions
7Organisational Behaviour and Human ResourcesPersonnel Competence and Capability Building Systems4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Organizational Diagnosis & Change
Entrepreneurial Teams
Organizational Structure and Culture
Performance Evaluations and Management
Interpersonal Relationships
Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
8Minority, Tribal and Dalit EntrepreneurshipDalit and Minority Empowerment4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Tribal Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility
Policies and Programmes for Minority, Tribal and Dalit
Inclusive Growth and Support Institutions
International perspectives on Entrepreneurship among Deprived Class
Indigenous and Artisanal Clusters
9Enterprise Creation and GrowthDeveloping Successful Business Ideas4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Launching and Managing an Enterprise
Opportunities & Strategies for Expansion, Diversification and Growth
Project Formulation, Preparation and Appraisal
Managing Adversities and Failures Serial Entrepreneurship Emerging Enterprise Consultancy
10Family Business ManagementFamily Business Dynamics4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Managing and Growing Family Firms
Family Managed Businesses in India
Succession Planning for Entrepreneurial Continuity
Transition Management in Family Business
Dealing with Non-family Managers
Growing, Preserving, and Sharing the Wealth
11Law, Policy and GovernanceBusiness Laws4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercialization
Business Governance
Corporate Governance
Regulatory Mechanism and Systems
12International EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship around the World4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Successful Models of globalizing Ventures
Venturing in Emerging Markets
Trade Barriers and Agreements
Internationalization Process
ProCross-Cultural Negotiation and Networking Immigrant Entrepreneurship
13Women EntrepreneurshipWomen Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses
Gender Issues in Entrepreneurship
Group Entrepreneurship and Women
Women in Business
Self Help Groups/ Neighborhood Groups and Microfinance
Policies and Programmes to Develop Women Entrepreneurship
Gender, Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship

The major and minor seminar courses are compulsory for all FPM students. The courses under major/minor areas will be run asa seminar course. Compulsory and Elective Courses in Each (Major & Minor) Area: (4.0 Credit Major + 2.0 Credit Minor Courses)

Compulsory Collaborative Academic Project (CCAP)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1Collaborative Academic Project 1(Review Article)1.5
2Collaborative Academic Project 2 (Empirical Paper)1.5

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 the 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.

Quantitative & Qualitative Techniques & Research Methodology Courses (QQTRMC)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1Quantitative Techniques1.5
2Qualitative Techniques1.5

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

Thesis and Academic Writing Course (TAWC)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1Doctoral Writing: Authoring the Dissertation & Editing & Reviewing in Academic Contexts1.0

Thesis and Academic Writing Course is compulsory for every FPM student. The course will be run as lecture and seminar course.

Third and Fourth Year

Teaching Assistantship Assignment (TAA)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1Teaching Assistantship Assignment (TAA)1.0

The Teaching Assistantship is compulsory for every FPM student. The student has to choose the at least one full course (of minimum 3.0 Credit each) for teaching in Post Graduate during 3rd and 4th year. FPM Students are also encouraged to design and coordinate short term programmes/project.


  • The Institute follows a system of continuous evaluation monthly and annually through multiple assessment methods to monitor candidate’s academic performance. The aim of assessment exercise is to measure enhancement in candidate’s knowledge, skills, and application based ability. Candidate understands of concepts, theories, business practices and applications and their decision making abilities are assessed through varied evaluation tools and methods.
  • 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). The working paper will be evaluated and suitable grades will be awarded.
  • The Compulsory Collaborative Academic Project (CCAP) will be evaluated and suitable grades will be awarded to student based on the quality ofreview paper and empirical paper, submitted by the student.
  • The assessment of the Teaching Assistantship Assignment (TAA) will be based on feedback given by PGP-Students.

(1) FPM Eligibility

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering/ Technology/ Management/ Economics/ Social Science/ Biological Science/ Pure Science/ Commerce/ Humanities with FIRST CLASS will be considered for admission to Fellowship Programme. Those appearing for their final examination in the respective discipline can also apply. Such students if selected will be provisionally admitted provided they complete all requirements obtaining their master’s degree .


The admission of these candidates will remain provisional until they produce the mark sheet proving that they satisfy the eligibility criteria.  

(2) Admission & Selection

The selection of the candidate in the FPM course is based on Entrepreneurship Research Aptitude Test (ERAT) of EDII, and following criteria:

  1. Academic qualification and work experience
  2. Tentative research proposal and its presentation, and
  3. Personal interview and ERAT.

The decision of the Institute’s FPM Selection Committee regarding admission shall be final. Communication will be sent only to the selected candidates. The Institute will not entertain any queries or correspondence in respect of those not selected.

Documents required for Application to FPM

  • Prescribed Application Form with No-Objection Certificate from Employer (if employed).
  • Research Proposal (tentative research proposal)
  • Attested copies of certificates and grade-sheets (10th to Post-graduation).
  • Statement of Purpose.

ERAT and Personal Interviews at EDII

Format for ERAT: The written test is designed to test the analytical writing abilities. The candidate would be provided with a small case and would be expected to analyze it and answer two questions in about 90 minutes. This is just to test the ability of the aspirant to put down his/her thoughts in a structured manner.

(3) How to apply

Applicants can apply online on Institute’s website .

1) Programme Fee

The fee for the FPM (2021-25) is Rs. 8,37,555 (Rupees eight lakh thirty seven thousand five hundred fifty five only) from which Rs. 6,29,055 (Rupees six lakh twenty nine thousand and fifty five only) will be waived off.


After waiving off, the fee for the programme will be Rs. 2,08,500 (Rupees two lakh eight thousand and five hundred only) which has to be paid by student in 12 different instalments. This fee includes costs of tuition, library, basic teaching material, examination and use of computer laboratory, cost of admission form, refundable caution money and one time alumni fee.

2) Fellowship

Fellowship support (tuition-fee waiver and stipend) is available for selected candidates which covers stipend, contingency grants and tuition fee waiver. The costs of library, basic teaching material, examination and use of computer laboratory are deducted from the candidates’ stipend as per the norms of the Institute.


In addition, the fellowship candidates will also need to pay Rs. 1000 towards admission form and Rs. 10000 as refundable caution money.

3) Stipend & Contingency Grant

Selected students will be given a stipend that starts at Rs.25000 per month for the first two years, and goes up to Rs.30000 per month depending on the candidate’s academic progress in the third and fourth year. In addition, deserving candidates can avail contingency grants of up to Rs.30000 in the first year of study, and up to Rs.20000 per year for subsequent three years. These grants can be used for buying books and personal computers, field research, and for attending academic conferences. The stipend and contingency grants are given as per the norms of the Institute for four years of study, and can be extended for up to one more year if the candidate demonstrates satisfactory progress in thesis research.

4) Additional Financial Support for Candidates

Additional financial support is available to students during their thesis phase, in the form of extra funds up to Rs.30,000 for field research (if needed). Candidates will also be eligible for research grants of the Institute, to pursue field visits/ contribute in academic research events, besides Teaching Assistantship.

5) Financial Grant to attend International/National Conferences (Domestic)

The Institute also provides financial support to candidates to attend national/international conferences within India from third year onwards. Every FPM student in his/her 3rd and 4th year will be supported with up to rupees fifty thousand (Rs.50, 000 only) to present research paper(s). This grant includes conference’s registration fees (if any), travel expense, local transport, room and board.

Teaching Assistantship (Compulsory)

The Institute encourages FPM candidates to join as a teaching assistant with any faculty member during 2nd year of the program. Every FPM student in his/her 3rd and 4th year has to teach at least one course to PG students of the institute. Apart from that, for additional course,   the FPM students will be reimbursed as per institute norms.

  • 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.