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. IIMA is now pleased to announce its 40th Faculty Development Programme, which will be offered from May 14 to August 31, 2018.
The FDP Alumni network has 835 members, including 80 management teachers from Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Ethiopia. These members have been contributing significantly to the improvement of the quality of management education.
The FDP is designed for management teachers and researchers working in management schools, universities, colleges and professional institutes. Individuals teaching in staff training colleges, training centers of industrial organizations, and staff training institutes of central and state governments which teach management and allied subjects are also welcome to apply. It is especially suited for management educators seeking to strengthen their understanding of core general management as well as gain exposure to advanced topics, learn and experiment with effective pedagogical techniques, and gain familiarity with essential aspects of carrying out research studies.