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MICA FPM-C Admission 2018 eligibility, application, dates

Mudra Fellow Programme in Management Communications (FPM-C) 2018


Mudra Institute of Communications (MIC), Ahmedabad invites applications for admissions to Fellow Programme in Management - Communications (FPM-C) 2018for the academic year 2018-20

The Fellow Program at MICA is the first Program of its kind in the country. It is an AICTE approved doctoral level interdisciplinary program. Through this program, MICA aims to encourage both fundamental and applied research in the communication and marketing domain.

The FPM aims to achieve the following inter-related goals:

To produce scholars who can impart and advance knowledge in the areas of communication and marketing and contribute to the larger community.

To increase the talent pool of researchers and academicians in the areas of communication and marketing

FPM Communication is an AICTE approved doctoral level interdisciplinary program. MICA offers FPM C program in four different streams given below:
Communication and Culture
Communication and Marketing
Communication and Media including New Media
Communication and Social Development


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Applicants must have a Post Graduate/Master's Degree/equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in the field of Management/Communications/Humanities/ or Social Science. Exposure and understanding of Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Advertising and/or Journalism shall be an added advantage.

The candidate should have also completed a three-year Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification after completing higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree can be from any discipline (Engineering/ Science/ Social Studies/ Arts/ Commerce/ Communication/ Management/ or Media); or

At least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Five Year Integrated Master’s Degree Programfrom any discipline of Management/Communications/Humanities or Social Sciences. Exposure and understanding of Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Advertising and/or Journalism shall be an added advantage

The qualifications described above must be recognised by AICTE/Universities/Deemed Universities.
Foreign nationals and NRIs with non-Indian degrees that are considered equivalent (by UGC/AICTE) to the qualifications listed above are also eligible to apply
a) Foreign National is a person who is not a citizen of India
An NRI is an Indian who as of April 2018 is working or studying or residing outside India for at least past 12 months continuously
Final year students appearing for the Master's degree or equivalent examination can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, should be able to produce final mark sheet (proving that they satisfy the eligibility criteria) at the time of accepting the offer of admission failing which the offer shall automatically stand withdrawn


Selection Criteria

Stage 1: Telephone interviews for eligible candidates.

Stage 2: Shortlisted candidates appear for MICA's FPM Admission Test. FPM Admission Test is a three-day process organised at MICA campus comprising of Written Test (WT), Individual Presentation (IP) and Personal Interview (PI).

Candidates appearing for admission test will be provided lodging and boarding on MICA campus

Day 1: Written Test (WT)
Written Test will examine candidate's (communication) theoretical understanding, ability to investigate a communication phenomenon and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions.
WT will be descriptive in nature and is based on prescribed readings. Candidates shortlisted after telephonic interviews will be sent prescribed readings via email. They are required to read them critically. Candidates may bring copies of the readings to the WT as this is an open-book exam

Day 2/3: Individual Presentation (IP)
The candidate will be presenting the topic based on the submitted research proposal. S/he will be given 15 minutes to present to a panel of experts. Candidates will be required to make PowerPoint (PPT) presentations

Personal Interview (PI)
Personal Interview will follow the IP where a panel of experts will assess candidate's personality and passion for research
Detailed test structure and timings will be sent to candidates shortlisted for FPM Admission Test.
Selection to the programme is based on:
1. Performance in FPM Admission Test
2. Consistent academic performance from 10+2 onwards, and
3. Professional work/research experience in media and communication



To apply for the exam, candidates need to fill-up the registration form and pay the test fees online (www.mica.ac.in)

This application form is an integral part of the admission process. Please provide correct information. Admission granted on the basis of incorrect information will be ipso facto null and void

In all matters regarding admission to the programme, the decision of the institute will be final and binding. No correspondence from the applicant with respect to his/her non-selection will be entertained.

The institute reserves the right to re-schedule or change/cancel venue for the admission test

The application fee should be deposited through a Demand Draft of Rs.2475/- drawn in favour of MICA payable at Ahmedabad. Please write your name and contact details on the reverse side of demand draft. Applicants are required to provide the details of application fee demand draft while filling the online application form.
Two letters of recommendation in the prescribed format are required to be sent in sealed envelopes. Blank forms for recommendation letters and the instructions to fill in and send them can be downloaded from here
Ensure that you respond to all items in the application form (use N. A. for items which do not apply to you)
Please upload your Statement of Purpose (SOP) typewritten in a word document (See item no 20 in the application form). Address each of the following points, using the essay form in a maximum of two pages
The application fee demand draft, sealed letters of recommendation, copies of certificates and other supporting documents should reach the following address latest by January 31, 2018:
FPM Office
Shela, Ahmedabad 380058, Gujarat, INDIA
Phone No.: +91 2717 308250
Email: fpm@micamail.in
Contact Person: Mr. G. K. Nair (Manager, FPM)


Important Dates

Last date for applying online 31st January 2018
Last date for receiving application fee, recommendation letters and copies of certificates 31st January 2018
Telephonic screening interviewsFeb/Mar2018
Admission Test on Campus: Mar/Apr2018
Declaration of Result: April 2018
Admissions Close: May2018
Session begins       First weekJuly 2018