The Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2021-22

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EligibilityGraduate, Postgraduate, and Professional degree holders
AwardStipend of INR 30,000 per month

About the Program


The Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2021-22  is a research opportunity offered to graduate, postgraduate, and professional degree holders. The programme is specially designed around the needs of doctoral-level students. It is a one-year apprenticeship programme designed to help the selected Pre-Doctoral fellows successfully apply to Doctoral programmes in management and allied disciplines. The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of INR 30,000 besides a full tuition waiver for any coursework during the program.

  • The Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2021-22

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Hold 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 60 percent* marks in the Bachelor’s as well as the Master’s degrees, OR
    • Have a professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50 percent* marks, OR
    • Have a 4-year/8-semesters Bachelor’s degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 60 percent* mark


    Note* - The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice followed by the respective University/Institution. In the case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the respective University/institution. If a 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 by 100. 


    The selected candidate will receive benefits in the following ways -

    • Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend of INR 30,000 besides a full tuition waiver for any coursework during the program.
    • The fellows will also receive a house rent allowance as per prevailing institute norms (currently INR 15,000 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 N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral faculty committee) as per prevailing institute norms (currently, Rs. 25,000 per academic year).
    • Fellows can avail of an INR 25,000 Laptop Grant toward the purchase of a laptop.
    • Cubicle space with computer provided by the Institute.
    • Support to attend one national academic conference as an observer and one national academic conference as a presenter (with prior approval of the faculty mentor).
    • Degree and certificates
    How can you apply?

    The eligible candidate can apply by following the below-mentioned steps-

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button and read the details carefully.
    Step 2: Fill the online application form and submit it.

Important Dates

Application Opening Date: 21st October 2021 at 05:00 PM
Online Application Submission Deadline - 31st December 2021, at 05:00 PM

Selection Criteria

Selection to the programme will be done in two stages:

  • Applications will be evaluated, and a shortlist will be prepared of candidates to be called for a personal interview.
  • The final offer of fellowship will be made based on the evaluation of the application and the candidate’s performance in the personal interview.
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Terms and Conditions
  • Each fellow is assigned to a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at IIMB.
  • Each fellow will have to take a Research Methodology Course in their first term.
  • Each fellow will have to complete at least two Doctoral or MBA level three credits courses in her/his areas of interest approved by the faculty mentor.
  • Each fellow will work for a minimum of 40 hours per week under the supervision of the faculty mentor.
  • Each fellow will complete a research study under the supervision of their 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.

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