IIM Indore Launches MBA Class of 2016


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.  

Also read: Rs 48 Lakh Highest, Rs 18.64 Lakh Average Salary for IIM Indore’s One Year MBA Class of ’14

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.   


Director, IIM I Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan addressing the MBA Class

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.

Also Read: IIM Indore Shifts to April-March Cycle for its One Year MBA

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.

Also Read: IIM I Director – Indian B-Schools on Upswing, One Year MBAs leading charge

Professor Salwan also addressed the gathering and acquainted the participants with the course, curriculum and schedule of the Programme.



  1. Dear Professor,

    from the current one year MBA course, if someone wants to withdraw, would you be able to refund money already handed over to you?

    Please advise, how much would be the deductions.

    best regards,

    • Hi Rekha we would advise you to get in touch with the IIM I MBA (EPGP) office at epgpoffice(at)iimidr.ac.in with your query.

    • Hi Garima, nopes, the programme needs at least 5 years of work ex. and is in that way modelled on MBA programmes outside India where the class typically has 5 years of work ex.

  2. Hi,
    I have been selected for EPGP 2016-17 at IIM Indore.
    I come from power sector with 5 years and 3 months of experience. Apart from regular technical activities, I have been part of continual improvement activities such as 5S, QC, Six Sigma etc. I also have quite a good extra curricular to add to my profile.
    But, I am in doubt regarding suitability of my profile for placements because nothing is mentioned clearly on the website which is creating confusion whether to take admission or not.
    I have a deadline till 21st Dec’15.
    I seek suggestions from your side regarding the course and future opportunities as per my profile.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Hi,

    IIM Indore website mentions EPGP application deadline as Jan 14 2016. However, I do not see the apply now option. I would like to apply for the EPGP program 2016-17 with my CAT 2015 score that was declared yesterday. Have I missed the boat for EPGP 2016-17?

    Thanks in advance

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