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IIM Lucknow | Ph.D. Programme Overview

IIM Lucknow

Established in 1996, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (abbreviated IIM Lucknow or IIM-L) is the fourth IIM established by the Government of India. With its foundation in the city of “Tehzeeb”, IIM Lucknow as well inculcates human values and professional ethics in the students to help them make a positive impact not just on the nation but on a global platform. IIM Lucknow is an ideal setup conducive to learning, accessibility and excellence.

Ph.D./ FPM Overview

Launched in 2000-01, the Fellow Program in Management (FPM) is a doctoral level program of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. The program offers a unique opportunity to those who wish to hone their research talents and develop teaching skills. The program is designed to produce high-quality academicians, researchers, and management thinkers by providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary education and research in management.

The high academically charged environment of the institute helps scholar to develop and sharpen their intellect. The unique pedagogy and program structure of the FPM curriculum provide an enriching environment for personal and professional growth.

Specialization/ Areas (9 Areas)

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Business Environment (Economics)
  • Decision Sciences
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operation Management
  • Strategic Management


The ideal applicants for the Fellow Programme are those who possess strong academic background, preferably with professional experience, and intellectual curiosity and discipline needed for scholarship in management.

A Masters’ Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks


A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average


Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks.

For specialization in Agri-Business Management following is the eligibility criteria

A Masters’ degree or its equivalent in Agribusiness Management or any discipline of    Agricultural and Allied Sciences with minimum 55% aggregate marks.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural / Food / Biotechnology and Allied Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average Age Limit

Tests/ Scores

Applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria stated above are required to take Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs.

Alternatively, those who have a valid GATE/GRE/GMAT or JRF/SRF(UGC/CSIR/ICAR) score/certificate can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. 

Selection Process

The applicants short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to Lucknow for a personal interview for final selection 

Financial Support

  • Stipend
Year/ StageStipend Amount (in Rupees) per month
Course work25000
After clearing the comprehensive exam30000
  • additional financial support is available through the following
1st  and 2nd  Rs. 10000purchase of books, stationery, computer hardware/ software etc .
3rd and 4th  Rs. 15000
One time grantRs. 50000Purchase of computer
  • Support to attend International Conference/Workshop
  • A total combined travel grant/conference registration grant amount of Rs. 1,40,000/- (i) to attend one international conference after submitting the thesis proposal, (ii) to attend a maximum of one domestic conference each in III and IV year,
  • An additional travel grant of Rs. 10,000/- in III or IV year to attend a domestic Doctoral Consortium or the proposed annual inter-IIM Doctoral Consortium/Doctoral consortia organized by IIMs/IISc/IGIDR.
  • Support for Fieldwork (Reimbursement)
3rd and 4th  Rs. 50000 (Max)travel/boarding/lodging and local conveyance expenses for case-writing and field based research
3rd and 4th  Annual membership feesonly one national and only one international professional society  

Accommodation and Insurance Support

  • Campus hostel facility is available for stay of married students with their immediate family (spouse and children).
  • The Institute also provides certain additional facilities for married FPM scholars whose families are residing on campus. This includes reimbursement of family health insurance premium. The combined health insurance cover of Rs. 100,000 for the candidate, her/his spouse and two children is being offered from the Institute. The premium payable for Rs. 100,000 cover is reimbursed.

For further details please visit IIM L website: