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Maximum Bang For The Buck

FMS, DU An erudite faculty and interactive pedagogy, as well as the DU tag, make the B-school one of the hottest in the country

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Affiliated to the prestigious University of Delhi (DU), the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) is the oldest B-school in the country. It is geared to delivering management education in the broadest sense of the term and ensure that learning and concepts are supported with fieldwork, case studies and instrumented feedback. The DU connect allows FMS with a chance to expand both academic and aesthetic horizons.  

Among the very best B-schools in the country, FMS offers the highest return on investment (RoI) among all owing to its very low fees and excellent placements. The institute also boasts of a well-appointed faculty that is involved in the projects of national and international organisations. The pedagogy used is a mixture of case studies, intense interactive learning, lectures and role-plays. Every year, FMS admits 90 students from a pool of 35,000 applicants.

Known for its academic and training programmes, research and consultancy, the institute currently conducts a number of programmes including MBA full-time; MBA Executive; MBA Executive Healthcare Administration (HCA), Bachelor of Management Studies, Doctoral Programmes and Management Development Programmes.

Established in 1954 in DU as a cell for business management, FMS was literally the first college in the country to offer a formal MBA degree. It also promotes research on issues related to management, education, training of management aspirants, executives and academics associated with discipline of management.

With an experience of about 60 years in the continuously evolving field of management education, the institution has closely seen all that has taken place in the area of business, entrepreneurship, economic policies and industrial relations -- thus becoming an integral part of the country’s business history.

The FMS is the founding member of the Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia (AMDISA) and has collaborations with the likes of ESADE (Spain), INSEAD (France), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Manchester Business School (England), Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), Bielefeld University (Germany), University of California, Berkeley (USA), California State University, Fullerton (USA) and University of Wisconsin–Whitewater (USA).

The institute conducts exchange programmes with the foreign institutes such as IAE de Lyon Business School (France), Indo-Korean Youth Exchange Programme, Ajou University (South Korea), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan) and Indian Youth Delegation to China, MOU with Government of China.

Since its inception, FMS has developed distinct brand equity as a premier institution for management education in the country. The students of FMS challenge assumptions, think beyond visible limits and excel in whatever they do. And this is indicated by the success of the FMS alumni who are in positions of leadership in academia, industry and government. The network of more than 10,000 alumni gives the students unmatched access to information, mentors and careers.

Its notable alumni include Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky; Ira Singhal, who topped the Indian Civil Services Examination in 2014; Mahesh Verma, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University; Nishikant Dubey, Member, 16th Lok Sabha of India; Raghav Bahl, Founder, The Quint, Sandip Das, MD, Reliance Jio Infocomm.

The corporate recruiters value FMS graduates for their intellectual abilities, collaborative mindset, individuality and the ability to hit the ground running. Multiple factors set the institution apart from other management institutes.


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