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Want to Join PGPX 2018 at IIMA? Apply Now!

Postby Anula » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:16 pm

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Those interested in joining the 2018-19 PGPX batch at IIM Ahmedabad can now put in their online application forms before the end of the Round 1 deadline on August 29.

The Application window for the 1-year Post Graduate Program for Executives (PGPX) opened on April 25, 2017. MBA aspirants can submit the completed application form online till 11.59 pm on August 29, along with an application fee of Rs 5,000.

The second round will open on September 1, 2017, at 10.00 am. The application fee for this round will be Rs 7,500 with the application deadline at 11.59 pm on November 2.

The Shortlisting of candidates in the first round will be announced on September 14 and for the second round, it will be on November 10. Essay topics announcement will be on September 18 for the first round and November 13 for round 2.

The Essay submission deadline will be September 30 for the first round and November 24 for the second round.

The interview date for selected candidates will be October 7 and 8 (first round) and December 2 and 3 (second round) in Delhi. It will be on October 14-15 at Ahmedabad for first round and

December 9-10 for the second round. Dates for interviews at London and Newark will be announced later.

The Final selection announcements will be made on November 11 and December 30 for the first and second rounds respectively, IIMA said.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline. (Minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in India 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 as the case may be.)

Minimum age of 27 years as on March 31 of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. For PGPX 2018-19 commencing in April 2018, the candidate should have completed 27 years of age by March 31, 2018, born on or before March 31, 1991. There is no upper age limit.

They should have a valid GMAT/GRE score (scores are valid for five years from the date to the application deadline date of the round in which candidate is applying). The earliest acceptable GMAT/GRE test date for the two rounds are - Round 1: August 28, 2012, Round 2: November 1, 2012).

The applicants should have a minimum 4 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation.

Applicants will have to visit the PGPX Application portal after registering by providing an email address as user ID and creating a password and personal details.

PGPX Program

The one-year, full-time residential program, according to IIMA, has been designed for bright, enthusiastic, and aspirational executives with substantial professional experience.

While the program attracts top talents from diverse industries, cultures, and geographies, the participants are hand-picked by the faculty to “ensure a rich, diverse, and well-balanced in-class learning experience for all participants”.

Class Profile

Thus, the Class of 2017 comprises 90 students with 20 female participants, 27 students with postgraduate qualifications and 50 with international experience.

The average GMAT score is 710. In terms of work experience, 39% have 6-8 years experience followed by 28% with 10-12 years, 25% with 8-10 years and 8% with 12-15 years.

In Industry background, 41% are from IT/Telecom, 18% Manufacturing, 15% Energy/Power/Oil & Gas, 6% Healthcare & Pharma, 5% each in Financial Services & Products and Security, Defence & Aerospace, 2% each in Infrastructure, Architecture & Design and Shipping & Ports. Others make up for the remaining 4% comprising Travel & Hospitality, FMCG/Foods, Legal Services/KPO and Consulting.

In Functions background, 33% are from IT Product & Service Delivery, 15% Projects & Program Management, 12% each from Research & Development and General Management, 7% each in Operations and Non-IT Consulting & Strategy, 5% Marketing, 3% each in Supply Chain & Logistics and Finance, 2% Design & Architecture and 1% Legal & IP.

Fees & Other Expenses

The Program Fee is Rs 24,50,000 plus applicable taxes and cost of International Immersion Programme (IIP).

PGPX fee is usually a packaged/bundled fee which includes, for every student—tuition fees, books and course materials, accommodation, food charges (for those who are staying in SSH) and other service facilities such as the library, computing, network changes etc.

However, this does not include the cost of International Immersion Programme (IIP). Utilities such as electricity, telephone, laundry, sports/gym subscription are additional and to be paid as per usage charges.


For the past five years including 2015, with ‘Get-Ready-for-Top-Management' focus, the PGPX programme has been ranked No. 1 or 2 worldwide in Career Progress in Financial Times Global MBA Rankings.

In terms of the ability of a school to open new career opportunities for its graduates, in 2015, IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked No. 1 worldwide by The Economist.

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