The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the Doctoral Programme of XLRI, Jamshedpur. The FPM is a full-time, residential programme that trains prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers, management thinkers and teachers in various aspects of management. It primarily aims at preparing students for careers as faculty members at premier academic institutions and for position outside academics requiring advanced research and analytical capabilities.

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (Exec.FPM) is a non-residential Doctoral Programme that has been designed to cater to the scholarly needs of working executives / managers / faculty members / researchers.

Latest: Registration open for Exec-FPM till January 16, 2018.


The objective of the programme is to develop prospective scholars for careers not only in management research and teaching but also in management practice, consulting, training and development.

Schedule for the XLRI FPM is given below.

Event Dates
Online registration start from 16 Aug 2017
Last date for Applying online 31 Dec 2017
Last date for Applying online for Exec-FPM 16 Jan 2018
Downloading of Admit Card start from to be announced
Date of Exam to be announced
Display of Shortlisted candidates list Mar-Apr 2018

Application Form 2018

Application form for FPM & Exec-FPM has been released now. Candidates who are eligible can fill their Application form online through the official website. The direct link to fill the application form is also given below.

Instruction for Filling the Application Form

STEP – 1: To register online, candidates are requested to click on “Apply for FPM & Exec-FPM Registration”. On registration, a login id and password will be generated and the details will be sent to the applicant’s email id.

STEP – 2: After successful registration, login with your login id and password. An online payment of Rs. 3000/- has to be made as application fees, which is non-refundable.

STEP – 3: After successful completion of the above steps, kindly login again to complete the online registration process. On login, kindly upload your recent colour passport size photograph and update your Personal details, Address details, Academic & Professional details, online payment details and ‘Statement of Purpose (SOP)’.

Eligibility Criteria


Applicants for FPM may choose ONE of the following options:

Option – 1 (XAT)

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) 2018 to be conducted in selected cities on Sunday January 07, 2018.
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 & NITs, 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.


Applicants for the Executive-FPM should:

  • have an MBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or equivalent or GMP/PGPX or One Year fulltime residential programme in Management (with 60% marks), Candidates from Premier B-Schools will be given preference.
  • be currently employed in a full-time job.
  • have at least 5 years of full-time executive/managerial/ teaching / research experience as on March 31, 2018.

Admit Card

XL-RAPT 2018 Admit Card will be now available for download. Candidates can download the same by entering the Login ID & Password through the direct link will be provided here.

Selection Procedure


Call Letters for interviews will be sent by the office of Associate Dean, FPM & Research. Short listed candidates will be required to appear for a personal interview during March-April 2018 at XLRI Jamshedpur for the final selection. The programme will commence in June 2018.


Call Letters for interviews (in March / April) will be sent as per their recommendations by FPM & Research Committee. Short listed candidates will be required to appear for a personal interview during March-April 2018 at XLRI Jamshedpur for the final selection. The programme will commence in June 2018.

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