FMS, established in 1954 under the aegis of the Delhi University, is one of the oldest B-schools in India. FMS started on the premises of the Delhi School of Economics. Later, the department of commerce of the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), now the Delhi Technological University (DTU), was abolished and the Faculty of Management Studies was established. Currently, FMS offers the following programs:

  1. Master of Business Administration - MBA (Full Time)
    • Two year, Full time, Postgraduate management program
  2. MBA - Executive (Evening Programme) (Full Time)
  3. MBA - Executive Health Care Administration (Evening Programme)
    • Two-year executive programs
  4. MDP - Management Development Programme
  5. Doctoral Programme
    • A full-time doctoral programme encouraging original research in various aspects of management.

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Getting into FMS Delhi

FMS Results Accepted

For MBA - Full Time

  • Domestic Candidates (in India) - CAT
  • International Candidate (outside India) - should apply through the office of the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students), University of Delhi

For MBA Executive (Evening) and MBA Executive HCA

  • Application Based

For Doctoral Program

  • CAT

FMS Eligibility

Eligibility for MBA - Full Time

  • Candidates must have pursued a Bachelor's Degree programme after twelve years of formal schooling with at least 50% marks at the graduation level (SC/ST: Passing marks; OBC/PWD/CW: 45% as per university rules) or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination or are awaiting results can also apply.

Eligibility for MBA - Executive (Evening)

  • Candidates should have pursued at least a three-year Bachelor's Degree programme after twelve years of formal schooling, having secured a minimum of 45% aggregate marks or equivalent.
  • The candidates should have at least five years of experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial/government establishment/registered organization after passing the Bachelor's degree examination. Experience shall be determined as of 1st April of the year of admission. Candidates should be either sponsored or must produce a "No Objection Certificate" programme from his/her present employer.

Eligibility for MBA - Executive Health Care Administration

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor degree having secured minimum 45% aggregate marks or equivalent grades in any discipline such as Medicine (MBBS)/ Dentistry (BDS)/ Biotechnology/ Genomics/ Genetics/ Nursing/ Bioengineering/ Alternative Systems/ of Medicine/ Paramedical Discipline/ Pharmacology/ Anthropology/ Zoology or an examination recognised as equivalent.
  • The candidate should have at least five years of experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial/Industrial/government establishment/registered organization after acquiring the Bachelor's degree (excluding internship). Experience shall be determined as of the 1st April of the year of admission. Candidates should be either sponsored or must produce a "No Objection Certificate" from his/her present employer.

Eligibility for Doctoral Programme

  • A candidate must have obtained a Master's/M.Phil. degree from the University of Delhi, or any other recognized University, or a Post-graduate Degree in an allied subject equivalent thereof securing a minimum of 55% marks
  • Candidates having an MBA/Master's Degree in an allied subject from the University of Delhi or equivalent would be required to write the CAT exam for admission to the PhD programme. Such applicants should have a minimum experience of two years post their MBA/Master's Degree on the date of writing the admission test.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree of a duration of four years or more, viz. B.Tech. or MBBS who have obtained a minimum of 70% and 60% marks or equivalent grades respectively, and also have obtained any national level fellowships, are also eligible to apply for the PhD programme.
  • Permanent teachers of any recognized University/College other than the University of Delhi, employees of a Research Institute in India, and candidates sponsored by their employers will be considered for admission to the PhD programme only if they obtain study leave for two years to fulfil the residency requirements of the PhD programme of the University of Delhi.

FMS Admission Procedure

  • For MBA Full Time Programme
  • There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for MBA Programme.

    1. The first stage is appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs.
    2. On clearing the required cut-offs and the composite score, a candidate is called for the second round which comprises of Extempore Speech, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview (PI).
    FMS Admission process MBA | CL Research
  • For MBA Executive (Evening)
    1. The candidates will be shortlisted based on their applications.
    2. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The final selection will only be based on the profile of the candidate, quality of work experience, the WAT and PI.
FMS Admission process MBA Executive | CL Research
  • For Doctoral Programme
    1. Applications for admissions to the Doctoral Programme are invited through an advertisement. Candidates who are not exempted from the admission test are required to take the CAT exam.
    2. Shortlisted candidates are required to submit their registration forms to the Board of Research Studies (Management) at FMS.
    3. The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for a round of personal interviews.
FMS Admission process Doctoral Programmes | CL Research

FMS Eligibility and Selection Criteria for MBA at FMS

Stage 1: Shortlisting of Candidates for Personal Interview

A composite score shall be computed giving weightage of 30%, 30%, and 40% to the scores of QA, DI-LR, and VRC sections respectively as provided by the CAT Centre. An additional 3 marks shall be added to the Composite Score so computed in case of women candidates to shortlist.

Stage 2: Admission Merit List

For the shortlisted candidates, admission to the MBA programme shall be based on Extempore Speech, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Class X and XII marks and CAT 2021 scores as provided by CAT Centre. The following weight system will be applied:

Component Weightage

CAT 2021 Score


Class X marks


Class XII marks


Group Discussion




Personal Interview




An additional 3% of the maximum aggregate marks shall be awarded to the women candidates who appear for the interview.

In the year 1991, FMS increased its seats for the MBA Program from 60 to 90. Later the seats were subsequently increased.

Programme General SC ST OBC Total
MBA 101 30 15 54 200
MBA Executive 80 24 12 43 159
MBA Executive (HCA) 20 06 03 10 39

Note: Additionally, there are Supernumerary Seats for PWD and CW category candidates as per the rules of the University of Delhi.

Extempore-PI Call Cut-off

*Arrived at after awarding weightage to CAT sectional scores

The different categories of seats in the MBA Full-Time program are:

Category Description
General Unreserved
OBC Scheduled Class
SC Scheduled Tribe
ST Other Backward Class, Non-creamy layer
PH-1 Visually Challenged
PH-2 Auditory Challenged
PH-3 Orthopaedic Challenged
CW-1 Widows/Wards of Defence Personnel killed in action
CW-2 Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action
CW-3 Widows/Wards of Defence Personnel who died in peacetime with death attributable to military service
CW-4 Wards of Defence Personnel disabled in peacetime with disability attributable to military service
CW-5 Wards of Ex-Servicemen and Serving Personnel including Police Personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards

FMS Fees

The most recently revised fees of FMS are tabulated below (as of Aug'21)

Program Fees


₹ 98,000 PA 

MBA Executive

₹ 48,000 PA

Ph.D. (Doctorate) 

₹10,480 PA 

FMS Final Placements

The placement process is conducted in two stages. The first is the laterals process where the firms interview the students with more than 18 months of work experience and offer them mid-level managerial positions. In the second stage, the firms are grouped into clusters/cohorts and the students with no or less work experience participate in the process. In the final placements, the average compensation was for a batch of 251 students Rs. 24 LPA.

Final Placements of 2020-2021 at a glance

Parameters 2020-2021

Total No. of Companies


Total number of students 


No. of Offers


PPOs Accepted


Lateral Offers


Average Salary

24 LPA

Companies from a host of different sectors and domains recruited students for a variety of functions and roles.

FMS Summer Placements

The summer placement for the batch of 2016-2018 was successfully completed. The batch of around 226 participating students was placed within 3.5 days. Over 75 companies made offers this year with around 23 first-time recruiters. Companies of different sectors hired candidates for a wide range of functions.

Summer Placement Highlights

Total Batch Strength 226
Participating Firms 119
Average Stipend Rs. 78,112 per month
Highest Stipend Rs. 1,50,000 per month


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