Application Process

Interested and eligible candidates shall apply through ONLINE mode only and register themselves at Admissions Portal on "IIM Mumbai website" during the window of time provided in the advertisement for admission.

Application Fee is Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- in case of SC/ST/PwD candidates) plus bank charges as applicable. This fee can be paid through online. Application fess is non-refundable.

Instructions to fill the application form is available at “Instructions to Apply Online” at Admissions Portal on "IIM Mumbai website". At the time of application all candidates should submit their Research Proposal (Maximum 1500 words). Guidelines for preparation of research proposal are given on website. In addition, all sponsored candidates should submit the Sponsorship Certificate.

Selection Process:

Stage1: Initial Screening and Shortlisting:

In this first step, candidates are screened from among the candidates:

  • Those who have submitted the filled in application form to the Fellow Programme and paid the prescribed registration fee within the window of time specified and
  • Those who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the Fellow Programme.
  • Those who have submitted the research proposal.

Candidates satisfying above requirements shall only be considered for further processing. Further, shortlisting of candidates will be done based on the evaluation of shortlisted Research Proposal invited during the application stage. Candidates for admission process to the Fellow Programme at IIM Mumbai will be intimated by email and/ or online notification only. Individual regret communication will not be sent to applicants.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for IIM Mumbai Admission Test, Writing Skills Test, Research Presentation and PI (Personal Interview) at IIM Mumbai. Candidates must attend IIM Mumbai Admission Test, Writing Skills Test, Shortlisted Research Presentation and PI, otherwise they shall not be considered for the admission process further.

In addition to this FPIP candidates should look out for prospective faculty member(s) from IIM Mumbai in the area where he/she is interested to apply for his/her Fellow Program. A research proposal approved by the prospective Supervisor(s) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of the application.

Stage 2: Selection Process for Shortlisted candidates:

IIM Mumbai Admission Test and Writing Skills Test

All shortlisted candidates will appear for the IIM Mumbai Admission Test and Writing Skills Test at the Institute. The IIM Mumbai admission test shall have three sections namely Analytical Skills, Logical Reasoning, and Research Aptitude. For Writing Skills, Fellow applicants will be asked to write summary (150 / 200 words) of Research /General article.

Research Presentation and Personal Interview (PI)

All candidates have to appear for a Research Presentation and Personal Interview. Research Presentation will be based on the research proposal submitted by the fellow candidates. This would be followed by a personal interview which will be based on subject knowledge, motivation for doing research, communication skills, and overall assessment. Project/Work Experience/Research Publications would be preferred.

Stage3: Merit List:

Final merit list shall be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the different evaluation components such as IIM Mumbai Admission Test, writing skills test, past academic achievements, research presentation and personal interview.