Message from the Chairperson

At the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) we firmly believe in nurturing educators. Introduced in 1979, the core philosophy of the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) is to train management educators who can impart as well as create high-quality knowledge. We aspire to provide our FDP participants a transformative experience by exposing them to cutting-edge pedagogical and research tools, and encouraging them to grow as individuals beyond the classroom – essentially converting their time at the institute into a journey of self-discovery wherein they learn to draw on synergies between teaching and research. Today the programme has a vibrant community of over 1000 alumni in India and beyond. Over the years, FDP alumni have gone on to transform management education and strengthen the IIMA brand.

Continuing with our tradition, we will be offering the 44th Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in two distinct and parallel modules, namely (1) FDP in Pedagogy and Research Methods from April 08 to May 22, 2024 and (2) FDP in General Management from April 08 to June 01, 2024. Relevant details about the course structure of each of the modules as well as that of admission process and fees are provided on our webpage It is important to note that FDP is a certificate programme and upon successful completion of any of the FDP modules, alumni status will be granted to the participants.

If you have any specific queries regarding any aspect of the programme or application process, feel free to reach out to us at or 079-7152 4961 and we will be happy to guide you.

The corridors of IIMA have inspired generations of learners. I hope that you will choose to begin your life-altering journey of becoming a truly inspirational educator here!

All the best,

Namrata Chindarkar
Chairperson, FDP

What is FDP at IIMA?

The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (IIMA) aims at the professional development of faculty members of institutions of management education. It is a residential programme that provides rigorous training in general management principles, pedagogical techniques (including case method), cutting-edge research methods and advanced topics in specialized areas. The first FDP was offered in 1979. Over the years, the FDP has developed a strong reputation for excellence in the professional development of management educators.

The FDP relies on a variety of learning settings like classrooms, workshops and seminars, and a participatory approach to learning. There is an emphasis on the case method of teaching and learning. Other educational methods such as lectures, group-exercises, management games, and presentations are also used. Computers, statistical tools and audio-visual aids complement these methods. Participants are encouraged to develop insights into curriculum planning and academic administration.

The FDP requires a high level of effort from the participants in terms of individual preparation as well as working in groups. Participants take away more than just class-room related experiences as they explore the campus and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. Participants usually get a chance to visit industrial locations, attend research seminars, special guest lectures and participate in other extra-curricular activities. Participants are highly encouraged to take initiative towards developing their own cases or research proposals.

FDP Experiences

I was a power user of knowledge, now I think I can create powerful knowledge. The programme, the place, the faculty and the team I worked with have helped me realize my true potential not only as a teacher but also as a researcher. Now I not only use knowledge but also feel competent in creating knowledge.

Harmeen Kaur Soch Attended FDP

I am indeed very honoured and feel very glad to write about the course FDP, in 2008 attended by me. First and foremost I thank the esteemed institution IIM – A to give me this opportunity to be a part of the FDP. My stay there for the course though was for three months it was indeed a thorough learning experience. As a participant, I realized that the work schedule was designed for preparing one to become more focused and oriented towards the students, as I was engaged in teaching at IRMA and of being instrumental in contributing to the parent institution. The experience as a student at IIM- A was definitely oriented towards an experience which could be related to only an academician exposed to teaching classes at management levels. The FDP program enhanced the skills of handling cases in the classrooms to the students in a very well structured manner and also initiated in involving the students in a learning process which was very much the need of the hour. I profusely thank all my teachers and mentors at IIM-A for making the journey of learning so memorable.

Dr. Durga Prasad Professor, Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand Attended FDP

The FDP at IIMA was one of the brightest periods of my academic life. It taught me not only nuances of handling case-based pedagogy but also gave me holistic insight about how to undertake research, publishing in quality journals and overview about conducting MDPs. After my FDP I knew clearly what & how I had to strive for excellence as an academician.

Dr. Neeraj Pandey Assistant Professor, NITIE, Mumbai Attended FDP

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Our alumni share their experiences about how the FDP transformed their own teaching methodology and their career orientation

Glimpses of the 1st FDP Conference cum Reunion

(May 26-27, 2023, IIMA Campus)

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