Mr. Vinod Agrawal, a student of Post Graduate Programme For Working Executives (PGPWE) at IIM Raipur, triumphed over more than 1760 business students worldwide to reach the finals of the Capsim Business Simulation Global Challenge in April, 2014. Business students from 36 countries competed in the Capstone Challenge with the finalist coming from Lebanon, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, the United States and India. He is amongst the 12 to qualify for the 48 hours High Pressure Business Simulation Play-Offs. Mr. Vinod Agarwal works as an electrical engineer with Chhattisgarh State Power Company Ltd., Raipur. Post his victory, he said that the challenge helped him prepare for the corporate world, and possess a balanced perspective of various aspects of business, thus increasing his confidence level required to be a business leader.
The Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (PGPWE) at IIM Raipur has been exclusively designed for professionals desiring to upgrade to higher managerial ranks, to professionally grow and to contribute meaningfully to their organizations.
According to Dr. B.S.Sahay, Director IIM Raipur, the programme was started in 2012, with an objective to broaden core leadership competencies and to develop managerial capabilities required by the executives for their professional growth. The grilling pedagogy of the course comprises of a unique mix of lectures, role plays, interactive case studies, group discussions, assignments and projects aimed at developing new skill sets in relation to the changing business scenario. The interdisciplinary nature of the program is designed to be rigorous and rewarding and has received tremendous response from the private as well as public sector executives over the years.