Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi

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Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi
Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi).svg
TypePublic business school
Parent institution
University of Delhi
DeanSunita Singh Sengupta[1]
Location, ,
AffiliationsUniversity of Delhi

Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi (also known as FMS Delhi and The Red Building of Dreams[2]) is a leading business school located in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1954[3] under the umbrella of the University of Delhi and is often cited as the best business school in India owing to its great ROI and very high placement statistics.[4][5] The institute 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 image shows the isometric view of Faculty of Management Studies Delhi's building.

FMS offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, an executive MBA in health care administration and doctoral programmes.[6] In addition to all these programs, FMS also regularly conducts Management Development Programmes.


The admission to the course is done on the basis of score in 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.[7] 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.[8] The MBA Executive program has an intake of 159 students, whereas MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) programme has an intake of 39 students.[citation needed] 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.

Student Life and Participation[edit]

Photo shoot with the new batch of MBA students at FMS for the year 2014
Batch photograph of full time MBA students for class of 2020

FMS is the only business school which conducts the Management fest (Fiesta) and Cultural & Sports fest (Elysium) separately. For the sports fest, FMS being a part of University of Delhi, has access to 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 Full Time MBA student at FMS, one gets an opportunity to join the Management Science Association (MSA), a completely student run body, which coordinates all these activities. The various societies that form part of MSA at FMS are:

  • Alumni Relations Cell - strengthens the relationship with alumni
  • Media Relations Cell - serves as the official mouthpiece of the Management Science Association (MSA). Extensive research for surveys and establishing two-way relationship with various media houses are done by them
  • Systems Society (SysSoc) - official IT and Operations Management Society[9])
  • Cultural Society (CulSoc) - responsible for managing cultural activities (intra as well as inter college)[10]
  • Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) - assists students who take up entrepreneurship as a career choice[11]
  • Finance Society (FinSoc) - for students that aspire to endorse finance as a career opportunity
  • HR & OB Society (HRSoc) - provides students a snapshot of what the corporate world[12] Club activities include a mentorship program, placement preparation, and workshops.
  • Marketing Society (MarkSoc) - aims to make FMS as a world class marketing campus by building a center of academic excellence and constantly furthering the interests of all its stakeholders.[13]
  • The Consulting Club (ConClub) is a student-run organization with the agenda of liaising with Global Consults to increase their presence at FMS, while working towards preparing the students for a career in management consulting.
  • Scholastic Council (FSC) - acts as a bridge between faculty and the student community and is also an official representative of the college for liaison with international universities.
  • Sports Society - conducts intra FMS sports competition
  • Team Fiesta - responsible for the successful conduction of business events[14]
  • Vihaan-The Social Service Cell - ensures greater student involvement in the welfare of the community.

Apart from these primary clubs, FMS has voluntary associations like Alpha Investment and Research Club which runs a mutual fund by themselves, Strategy labs puts forward various live projects and business case studies and Oratory Club aimed to improve literary and socio-cultural aspects.

International Associations[edit]

As a founding member of the Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia (AMDISA),[15] FMS has collaborations with the following institutions:

Academic chairs[edit]

In 2005, Ministry for Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India has proposed a new chair in the name of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, now known as Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Technology Management and Innovation (MHRD, GOI) to promote management of innovation. The Industrial Finance Corporation of India Chair is also one of the professional chairs instituted by industry at FMS.[16]


Institute rankings
Business/Management – India
Business Today (2016)[17]7
Outlook India (2016)[18]4
Business Standard (2016)[19]Super League 1

FMS Delhi has been ranked 4th in InsideIIM's "India's Most Desirable Business Schools" in 2019.[20] FMS Delhi was ranked 4th in Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Schools" of 2016[18] and 7th in Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016".[17] Business Standard has ranked the institute in its top group "Super League 1" in 2016, with an overall percentile of 95%.[19]

Notable alumni[edit]

FMS has a strong alumni base with an alumni association called FMS Alumni Association. Some of its notable alumni are:


  1. ^ "Dean's Welcome". www.fms.edu. Faculty of Management Studies. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "The Red Building of Dreams".
  3. ^ "History - Faculty of Management Studies".
  4. ^ "Business Today".
  5. ^ "FMS Placement Statistics - MBA Universe".
  6. ^ http://fms.edu/?q=node/17
  7. ^ FMS scraps entrance exam turns to CAT
  8. ^ "FMS Delhi – MBA Programme Eligibility Criteria and other Details". PaGaLGuY.
  9. ^ Systems Society Official Website
  10. ^ http://www.fms.edu/?q=node/52
  11. ^ "Entrepreneurs at FMS Delhi".
  12. ^ "HR and OB Society - Faculty of Management Studies".
  13. ^ "Marketing Society - Faculty of Management Studies".
  14. ^ "FIESTA - 2015 - Faculty of Management Studies".
  15. ^ International Associations | Faculty of Management Studies
  16. ^ http://fms.edu/sites/default/files/files/Admission%20brochure%20Full%20Time-2013%20Final%2014_09_12.pdf
  17. ^ a b "India's best B-schools 2016: Full List". Business Today. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Fits And Start-Ups: The A+ Schools". Outlook India. 3 October 2016.
  19. ^ a b "The class of 2016" (PDF). 16 June 2016. pp. 1–4. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Top MBA Colleges In India - 2019 | India's Most Desirable B-Schools". InsideIIM.com. 2019-04-04. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  21. ^ "B-School Profile: Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi". Archived from the original on 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  22. ^ "UPSC topper Ira Singhal visits FMS, her alma mater". BusinessLine On Campus.
  23. ^ "Network 18". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  24. ^ Maxis' Sandip Das to head Reliance Industries' 4G mobile venture

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Coordinates: 28°41′03″N 77°12′30″E / 28.6841°N 77.2083°E / 28.6841; 77.2083