IIM Indore has launched the 7th Batch of its MBA, the One Year Full Time Executive Post Graduate programme in Management (EPGP).
The EPGP is a one-year full time MBA course at IIM Indore (IIM I). Thanks to its intake of experienced professionals, the course is the first and only MBA at IIM I to meet and exceed global standards for an MBA course specified by Association of MBAs as per which candidates in an MBA class must each have a minimum of 3 years of prior work experience.
The MBA course, which started at IIM Indore in 2009, has shifted tracks this year by moving its admission cycle to April-March in-sync with that of other IIMs.
The 7th batch was inaugurated on campus in the presence of Director, IIm Indore, Rishikesha T. Krishnan and former chief strategy officer, IT Business, Wipro Ltd., Kollengode Ramanathan Lakshminarayana, along with chair, EPGP, Prof Prashant Salwan.
The class consists of 37 participants this year out of which 6 are women.
As per a press note released by the B-School, the EPGP at IIM Indore is an intensive one-year residential program that is specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations. In addition to a comprehensive functional core module, there are elective courses aligned with key focus areas for the industry today – namely Analytics, BFSI & e-Commerce.
The inauguration ceremony began with traditional lamp lighting and Saraswati Vandana. Professor Krishnan welcomed the participants and informed them about the Institute and various Programmes offered here. He noted that the participants’ relevant industry experience would make their overall learning experience in the Programme more interesting and would also supplement the case-study methods implemented in different programmes at the Institute.
Professor Krishnan’s speech was followed by a speech by Mr. Lakshminarayana, who noted that with the economy undergoing some fundamental shifts, this would prove a great time for the participants to be benefitted from the Programme. “The participants should make the most of this Programme and the work experience of their learned colleagues and batch-mates”, he added.
Professor Salwan also addressed the gathering and acquainted the participants with the course, curriculum and schedule of the Programme.