FMS Introduction

FMS, established in 1954 under the aegis of the Delhi University, is one of the oldest B-schools in India. FMS started of in 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. Doctoral Programme
    • A full time doctoral programme encouraging original research in various aspects of management.

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 minimum 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 on 1st April of the year of admission. Candidates should be either sponsored or they 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 degree (excluding internship). Experience shall be determined as on the 1st April of the year of admission. Candidate should be either sponsored or they 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 there of securing a minimum of 55% marks
  • Candidates having a MBA/Master's Degree in an allied subject from University of Delhi or equivalent would be required to write the CAT exam for admission to the Ph.D. 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 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. programme only if they obtain study leave for a period of two years to fulfil the residency requirements of the Ph.D. 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 application.
    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 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 interview.
FMS Admission process Doctoral Programmes | CL Research

FMS Eligibility and Selection Criteria for MBA at FMS

For the batch of 2018-20, following procedure will be used to grab a seat in the coveted MBA programme of FMS, University of Delhi:

Stage 1: Shortlisting of Candidates for Personal Interview

A composite score shall be computed giving weightages 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 for the purpose of shortlisting.

Stage 2: Admission Merit List

For the shortlisted candidates, admission to MBA programme shall be based on Extempore Speech, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Class X and XII marks and CAT 2017 scores as provided by CAT Centre. The following weight-system will be applied:

Component Weightage
CAT 2017 Score 60%
Class X marks 5%
Class XII marks 5%
Group Discussion 10%
Extempore 5%
Personal Interview 15%

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. Currently, for the 2017-19 batch, there are about 200 seats in the MBA program.

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 University of Delhi.

Extempore-PI Call Cutoff

For the admissions to the 2017-19 batch, FMS had shortlisted 2160 candidates for the Extempore-PI round. The break-down of the candidates called from each category is the following:

Category No. of Students
General 1019
OBC 539
SC 301
ST 149
PH 52
CW 100

The following table shows the Composite score for CAT 2016 and 2015 for an Extempore-PI call for the 2017-19 batch.

Category Composite Score 2017* Composite Score 2016*
General 52.986 59.430
OBC 38.859 42.175
SC 31.462 35.091
ST 22.697 25.319
PH-1 28.223 25.884
PH-2 01.319 06.917
PH-3 37.596 34.432
CW-1 04.2015 02.197
CW-2 07.789 06.220
CW-3 02.238 11.128
CW-4 06.147 24.561
CW-5 32.614 32.085

*arrived at after awarding weightage to CAT sectional scores

The different categories of seats in 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 peace time with death attributable to military service
CW-4 Wards of Defence Personnel disabled in peace time 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 is tabulated below (as on May'17)

Program Fees
MBA Rs. 10,480 per annum
(hostel fee excluded)
Doctoral Programme
MBA Executive Rs. 50,000 per annum

Inside FMS Delhi

FMS Diversity

The following data portrays the diversity of the 2017-19 batch.

Gender Diversity

The graph gives a picture of the gender diversity in the 2017-19 batch of FMS. As evident, the batch is highly male dominated.

FMS Graduation Diversity | CL Research

Graduation Background Diversity

The dominance of engineers in the batch of 2017-19 at FMS has been depicted below.

FMS Graduation Diversity | CL Research

Work Experience Based Diversity

FMS Work Experience Diversity | CL Research

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 of the 2015-17 batch, the average compensation for the batch of 209 students was Rs. 20.6 LPA. The average compensation for the top 50% offers made was Rs. 26.4 LPA.

Final Placements of 2017 at a glance

Total No. of Students Participating 209
Total No. of Companies 156
No. of Offers 224
PPOs Accepted 54
Lateral Offers 44
Average Salary 20.6 LPA

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

Domain-wise Classification - Class of 2015 - 2017

FMS Final Placements 2015 | CL Research

Pre-MBA Work Experience Statistics

FMS Increase in average salary | CL Research

As it can be seen from the above graph, the average CTC is highest for the candidates with 12-24 months of work experience.

Some more placement statistics:

The following graph maps the average CTC (in Rs. lakhs) of various sub-groups of the batch.

FMS Final Placements 2015 | CL Research

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

Domain-wise Classification - Summer Placements - Class of 2016 - 2018

FMS Summer Placements 2015 | CL Research


The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.

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