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Faculty of Management Studies – the University of Delhi is a leading business school located in New Delhi, India. FMS Delhi was established in 1954 under the umbrella of the University of Delhi and is often cited as one of the best business schools in India.
FMS Delhi was started at the Delhi School of Economics premises under Dean A. Dasgupta of the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE).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. The first set of professors were trained at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The institute has since then expanded on the number of management courses available.
The admission to the course is done on the basis of a score in the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). FMS earlier had its own entrance exam which was discontinued starting session 2012-14. For the Doctoral program, the maximum number of Seats is 20. The candidates are required to appear in the entrance test conducted every year in November–December. However, candidates falling under some categories are exempted from appearing in this entrance test. The MBA Executive program has an intake of 159 students, whereas MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) programme has an intake of 39 students. Recently the admission process has been modified for full-time students wherein CAT weightage is 60% while remaining is kept for past academic records, group discussions, extempore, and personal interviews.
Applications for admission to the programme are invited through advertisements in major national newspapers every year. Applicants can register themselves for admission to MBA Programme (2020– 2022) through FMS website www.fms.edu by filling up online registratio form and by paying the requisite registration fee of Rs. 1000 (Rs. 350 for SC/ST/PWD/EWS), between October and November.
Shortlisting of Candidates for Personal Interview
To encourage diversity of Gender and Academic Disciplines, for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for Interview Process different weightages shall be assigned to the scores of different sections of the CAT 2019. 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 for the CAT 2019 Examination for candidates who apply to FMS. An additional 3 marks shall be added to the Composite Score so computed in case of women candidates for the purpose of shortlisting. This composite score shall be used only for shortlisting the candidates for Interview Process.
Admission Merit List
From the shortlisted candidates, admission to MBA programme shall be based on Extempore Speech, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Class X & Class XII marks and CAT 2019 scores as provided by CAT centre. The following weight – system will be applied for drawing the merit list of final selection:
1. CAT Score – 60%
2. Marks obtained in Class X – 5%
3. Marks obtained in Class XII – 5%
4. Group Discussion – 10%
5. Extempore – 5%
6. Personal Interview – 15%
An additional 3% of the maximum aggregate marks shall be awarded to the women candidates who appear for the interview while drawing the list of selected candidates.
Applicants who have not taken CAT 2019 will not be considered for admission.
The candidates will be required to produce their original certificates and mark sheets at the time of the interview. The final list of candidates selected will be declared after completing the process for all candidates.
Eligibility Criteria for MBA Programme
Candidates applying for admission to the MBA programme must have pursued atleast a Bachelor’s Degree programme after twelve years of formal schooling with at least 50% marks at graduation level(SC/ST: Passing Marks;OBC/PWD/CW:45%asper the University Rules)or equivalent CGPA.
Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Bachelor’s Degree may also apply.
Note: Candidates appearing in the final year examination of Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply for admission irrespective of their percentage of scores obtained till the time of application, provided that they expect to fulfill the eligibility criteria when their results are declared and which must be submitted to the FMS office at the time of admission to the programme.
The fee for various programmes is payable at the beginning of the academic year. The semester fee payable to Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi is approximately Rs.48,000 for MBA programme. However, students from PWD category shall be exempted from payment of all fees except Admission fee and Identity Card fee. Besides this fee, the students have created a registered body, i.e. Management Science Association (MSA), comprising of various societies, which charges membership fee for carrying out students’ activities which is decided by the students from time to time.
Reservations/Relaxations are provided to the candidates as per the guidelines issued by the
University of Delhi, as amended from time to time. At present, the reservations in MBA
Programme 2020–2022 are as under:
Total seats – 251
➢ Unreserved: General – 101
➢ Reserved: SC – 37, ST – 19, OBC – 69, EWS – 25
Supernumerary seats: PWD – 12, CW – 12, FS – 12
FMS is the only business school that conducts the Management fest (Fiesta) and Cultural & Sports fest (Elysium) separately. For the sports fest, FMS being a part of the University of Delhi has to access the sports facilities of other colleges of Delhi University like Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi School of Economics, and Shri Ram College of Commerce.
As a founding member of the Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia (AMDISA), FMS Delhi has collaborations with the following institutions:
Prof ND Kapoor Marg, Opp. Kirorimal College, Delhi School Of Economics, University Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110007