Published : Monday, 21 November, 2016 6:25 PM

IMT Ghaziabad Launches PGPM for Working Executives inTheir Early Careers

An alternate-weekend career-acceleration Programme, leads to the award of PGDM (AICTE Approved and AACSB Accredited), and includes a two-week International Immersion

IMT Ghaziabad,India’s premiermanagement schoolwith a distinct focus on Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility, today launched analternate-weekend on-campus Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) considering the emerging requirements of the industry professionals who are in the early stage of their careers.

The PGPM has been carefully crafted keeping in mind the young industry professionals who are in the early stage of their careers and wish to pursue a post graduate qualification in business management, without leaving their current job, in order to make the next move in their career progression plan. The delivery of this programme will be through a convenient alternate weekend residential format, spanning50 alternate weekend contacts.The PGPM has beendeveloped based on the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) frameworkwith a strong emphasis on Design Thinking, Strategy, Innovation and Execution. The programme curriculum and pedagogy will be aneclectic mix of in-class and hands-on modules, including a Capstone project and a two-weekInternational Immersion at a top partner institute.

The new programme aims at developing functional leaders with an innovative mind-set who can execute strategies with speed and precision, thus providing an edge over peers in propelling them to the next orbit in their career.Participants can pursue this programme while working and customise their specialisation based on their career goals, leading to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management Part Time (AICTE Approved and AACSB Accredited).

The eligibility for applying to this programme is a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline with a minimum of 3 years of work experience.The selection process will comprise an Essay, a Profile Test, and a Personal Interview aimed at selecting candidates who exhibit innovative and creative thinking capabilities. Admissions will be on a rolling-basis and the process will commence from the last week of November 2016.

The online applications will open in the last week of November 2016 and will be available at www.forms.imt.edu. The application fee is Rs. 2, 000 that includes a secured complementary seat at one of the several Innovation Workshops that will be conducted across 12Indian cities during December and January, 2016. Attending these workshops would enable the candidates to prepare better for the selection process.

The total programme cost is INR 7,50,000which includes Admission Fee, Course Material Fee, Residential Expenses, andInternational Immersion Expenses.   

Introducing the programme, DrSomayajulu Garimella, Dean, Executive Education and External Relations, IMTG mentioned, “There is a dire need for a top quality management programme that can upgrade the professional skill sets, provide the latest industry insights and meet the developmental needs of high-performing functional working professionals who are about, or have recently begun, to manage people.This PGDM (PT) will surely meet that pressing need.”

Commenting on the new programme, Director, IMT Ghaziabad Dr Atish Chattopadhyay said, “I am very happy that, this programme is being launched in a very innovative format and also in a way that it caters to the requirement of a very specific group of talented individuals who are innovative, who are in a position to take general management roles and can actually drive change within an organisation. The interesting thing about the programme is that it allows practicing professionals with experience to fast track their career while being on the job. The unique feature of the programme is the fact that it includes an international immersion, where the students are exposed to the best global practices in an international setting. I am certain that this programme is going to address the long-standing requirement of individuals who are experienced, who want to take a leadership role, and are located within 1000 KMs radius of Delhi NCR. The employers, as well as the executives, played a key role in co-creating the PGPM. I think this a unique model and is going to take the executive programmes of IMT at a very different level.”

Detailed information about the PGPM is available at www.imt.edu/pgpm.

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