EFPM Admission 2021
This document summarizes the approach of IIM Raipur in preparing the admission List for its 9th EFPM Batch 2021. IIM Raipur reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned at any time till the actual admission process for the batch is completed.
IIM Raipur’s Executive Fellow Programme aims to admit individuals with exceptional academic background, strong motivation and discipline, and potential to become excellent researchers at the international level. Since this program is exclusively for the professionals with industrial experience, it is expected that research scholars will work towards developing a methodology, understanding and providing solutions for real life management problems, apart from developing a theoretical framework. Applicants are evaluated on their past academic achievements, motivation and preparation for the programme, letters of recommendation, scores on standard tests, statement of research, and a personal interview with the faculty.
The candidates for the programme must have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India, or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.
*The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.
Minimum 07 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience as on June 1st, 2021 after graduation. The programme is open to all nationalities.
Reservation for eligible categories will be as per Government of India rules applicable for doctoral programme at the time of admission.
Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated above are required to submit any one of the CAT, GRE, GMAT scores along with their application form. Scores of any of these examinations including CAT taken during the last two years (i.e., on or after 1st July 2019) will be considered valid. Admission to the programme is open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals.
Candidates who have already have a one/two/three-year full-time classroom-based PGP/EPGP/PGPWE from IIMs with minimum grade point equivalent to 6.0 out of 10-point scale or equivalent (with no ‘F’s and not more than two ‘D’s in the first year of PGP) are exempted from the test score and can apply directly. It is necessary that candidates applying for exemption from test must attach copies of both side of the grade sheet to ascertain the equivalence between the grading systems of other IIMs, without which, the application for exemption from test will not be considered.
Candidates will also have to submit a ‘Research Statement’ that would help in understanding their clarity of thought for future research. The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record, competitive examinations, recommendations and research statement will be called to IIM Raipur for a personal interview for final selection during April-May of the year of admission and the successful candidates will receive offers by mid-May of that year.
A candidate receiving admission offer from IIM Raipur and accepting the offer within the stipulated date needs to send along with Offer Acceptance, a non-refundable commitment fee of 50,000 (the date of submission will be mentioned in admission offer letter) which will be adjusted against the amount of first instalment.
If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified in the Offer Letter, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1000/- as processing charges. In the event of withdrawal from the Programme after registration, and if seat consequently falling vacant gets filled by another candidate by the last date of admission, IIM Raipur will return the fees collected with proportionate deductions of fee and hostel rent, where applicable.
HOW TO APPLY?
The completed application for admission to the Executive Fellow Programme shall include the following:
EFPM Application Form
Relevant Test Scores
The supporting documents will consist of:
The online application form will be available on our website www.iimraipur.ac.in . Application fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500 in case of NC-OBC, SC, ST, DAP) for each area applied is to be paid online.
No Objection Certificate
The completed application received by the Admissions Office will be compiled and submitted to the respective area for the screening of application. Respective area members will then evaluate the applications that have been submitted, and invite a select group of candidates for personal interviews.
Test Score (CAT/GRE/GMAT) cut-off to shortlist for PI
The CAT/GRE/GMAT percentile will be used for shortlisting candidates for PI. The tentative category-wise minimum percentile is as follows:
Minimum Percentile of CAT/GRE/GMAT
The respective area will decide the number of candidates to be called for PI on the basis of shortlisted merit list prepared for each category and specialization. However, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates were found to be more than the required number of candidates to be called for PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section wise minimum score would be increased to get the desired number of candidates.
Upon being shortlisted as per the score of entrance test, the candidate must appear for a personal interview at IIM Raipur in front of the Selection Panel. The selection panel will assess the suitability of the candidates for research work based on the portfolio of the candidate. The committee will look into a consistently good academic record, professional accomplishments, research interest etc.
Merit List will be prepared based on Test Score Personal Interview, Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience, Research Aptitude & Publications, Reference Letter and the Statement of Research. The following criteria will be applied for preparing the merit list.