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IIMB N.S.Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2020-21 : Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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Organisation : Indian Institute of Management IIM Bangalore
Fellowship Name : The Prof. N.S.Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (NSR-Predoc) 2020-21
Application Last Date : 13.03.2020
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IIMB N.S.Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is a highly selective programme instituted with the aim to increase social diversity of management academia in India.

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The 2020-21 Pre-doctoral Fellowships are available in the following disciplinary areas within management scholarship and research.

** Decision Sciences
** Economics & Social Sciences
** Entrepreneurship
** Finance & Accounting
** Information Systems
** Marketing
** Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
** Production & Operations Management
** Public Policy
** Strategy


The PreDoc programme is targeted at those sections of the society that are currently underrepresented in management academia. You may apply to the programme only if you belong to at least one of the target groups below and meet the stated academic eligibility norms.

Target Groups

** Applicants belonging to SC, ST, or NC-OBC groups.
** Applicants belonging to PWD category (persons with disability).

** Applicants who have completed their secondary education (10th standard or equivalent) from a school where the medium of instruction was not English.
** Applicants who have completed their secondary education (10th standard or equivalent) from a rural school.

** Applicants who have completed their secondary education (10th standard or equivalent) from a Navodaya School, or schools wholly owned by state governments, gram panchayats, or urban local bodies.
** Women and trans-gender applicants.

Academic Eligibility

** A Master’s Degree (bachelor’s degree obtained in 10+2+3 pattern, followed by a master’s degree) or a 5 year Integrated Master’s Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary schooling in 10+2 pattern) in any discipline, with a minimum of 50 percent marks in the bachelor’s as well as the master’s degrees. (OR)

** A professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50 percent marks. (OR)
** A 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor’s degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 50 percent marks.
** Candidates who are in the final year of their qualifying Programmes, that would make them eligible, can also apply

Programme Details

Each fellow is assigned to a mentor who is a full time faculty member at IIMB. While the programme offers great flexibility, there are certain common elements that are required

** Fellows will be required to attend the FPM preparatory program.
** Each fellow will complete at least two doctoral or MBA level three credit courses in her/his areas of interest and approved by the faculty mentor.
** Fellows will work for a minimum of 40 hours per week under the supervision of the faculty mentor.

** A math clinic (1.5 hours per week) and a writing workshop (1.5 hours per week) are required, except when waived by the faculty mentor and approved by the Pre-Doctoral faculty committee.

Stipend & Financial Support

** Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000 besides full tuition waiver for any coursework during their tenure.
** The fellows will also receive a house rent allowance as per prevailing institute norms (currently Rs. 8000 per month).

** The fellows will be provided with a one-time contingency grant (that can be used for academic purposes approved by the faculty mentor and the PreDoc faculty committee) as per prevailing institute norms (currently, Rs. 25,000 per academic year).

** Cubicle space with institute provided computer.
** Support to attend one national academic conference as an observer (with prior approval of the faculty mentor).

** Support to attend national conferences that are approved by the PreDoc faculty committee and where the fellow is the presenting author.

Last Date

Application due by March 13, 2020 (5.00 p.m IST)

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