The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has inaugurated the first batch of the electronic mode postgraduate programme (ePGP) for 2017-19 academic year. With a strength of 51 male and 2 female students, the new programme aims to impart management education to junior, middle and senior level professionals as well as entrepreneurs seeking the necessary skills and strategies required to take their organizations to the next level. The course duration of the interactive onsite learning programme is 2 years with an added flexibility of one more year. The course is designed for working professionals who can pursue this programme without hindrance to their current assignments.
“The candidates have been selected from a vast pool of applicants through rigorous selection criteria,” the institute said in a press release, adding that about 79 per cent of the batch holds BE or BTech degree.
Majority of students come from IT services, oil and gas, healthcare and financial service backgrounds with 30 per cent of the batch having a 3-5 year work experience, about 21 per cent in the batch have 6-10 years experience and 24.5 per cent of the batch have 11-15 years of experience.
IIM-A director Ashish Nanda launched the programme at the Hughes Interactive Onsite Studio with Hughes Education India Limited as the technology partners.
IIM-A announced that the next batch will be selected on the basis of the Common Admission Test (CAT) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores and those interested should apply for CAT 2017.
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