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Engineers Make Up Entire Class of One Year MBA (PGPEX) Program At IIM Calcutta

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The entire 66-member one-year full-time MBA (PGPEX) class of 2019 at IIM Calcutta comprises of engineers, 6 of them, female students.

The PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives) is meant for those with more than five years of professional experience. This batch has an average work experience of 99 months (8 years) and 5 months of international work experience. Students with international experience constitute 36 % of the class.

In academics, the average GMAT score is 701, median 700 and maximum 750. Students with Post Graduate degree constitute 7.57% of the batch.

The international immersion program, an essential part of the PGEPX, helps future business leaders hone their skills while tackling real-world challenges.

In Industry experience, 26 participants constituting 39.4% are from IT/ITES. Energy/Power/Oil & Gas comes next with 27.3% (18 students). Manufacturing has 9.1% share with 6 students followed by Automobile 7.6% (5 students), Financial Services 6.1% (4 students) and 3% each (2 students) in FMCG Pharma, Consulting, Entertainment & Telecom and 1.5% (1 student) Defence.

IIM Calcutta, the first management institute in India to be triple crowned, accredited by the international agencies, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, had launched the PGPEX in 2006 to provide mid-career professionals with an ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets for senior and top management roles in the industry.

Learning beyond the classroom is an important aspect of the program with case discussions enriching the practical experience of unravelling real-life business puzzles. Informal discussions on varied topics from thoughtfully chosen adjunct readings broaden individual perspectives.

The international immersion program, an essential part of the PGEPX, helps future business leaders hone their skills while tackling real-world challenges.

The PGPEX students are required to undertake an international immersion module as a part of the curriculum. This module provides an opportunity for them to work in a group in a cross-cultural environment and learn how to address business issues.

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Apart from academic sessions at international business schools, the immersion program includes company visits and networking. No separate fee is charged for this module. The Institute takes care of airfare, accommodation, visa and medical insurance charges. Expenses for food are also subsidized.

The students also find time to make use of opportunities to participate in business case competitions, branding exercises and self-interest career advancement clubs.

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