IIM Bangalore EPGP 2012-13 Commences
Fourth Batch of One-Year Programme has a strong focus on diversity
Bangalore, May 07, 2012: The fourth batch of the EPGP, IIM Bangalore’s Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), commenced on April 11, 2012. The EPGP is a full time, one year residential programme for experienced professionals with seven to fifteen years of experience. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Avinash Vashistha, Chairman and Managing Director, Accenture India.
The programme touched a new high this year with the largest batch ever to register. Comprising 74 students, the class includes professionals from industries as diverse as Finance, Consulting, Aeronautics, FMCG, Defense, IT and Pharmaceuticals. The average work experience of the cohort is 10 years, with around three years of international experience. The batch also includes 10 women students, the highest number since the inception of the programme.
“It is with immense pride and satisfaction that I welcome the fourth batch of the EPGP to IIM Bangalore,” said Prof. L. Prasad, Chairperson of the programme. "The course has been purposefully designed to be rigorous, demanding and fast paced, so that students are taken out of their comfort zones and challenged to reflect deeply on their professional experiences. The intention is to prepare them to be future leaders capable of leading their organizations in the globalized world of the twenty-first century."
Prashanth Bajaj, an entrepreneur, when asked about his motivation for joining EPGP, answers, “With a background in business, I realized it was essential to get a solid grounding in management skills. The seminar series, international immersion and interaction with industry leaders are an intrinsic part of the EPGP, and will help me acquire a multi-faceted dimension to my thought process and approach”.
As a prelude to demanding classroom sessions, an outbound learning programme was organized by IIMB for the students at Pegasus. In addition to serving as an icebreaker, the two day workshop was useful in imparting various aspects of team building such as goal alignment and interpersonal interaction.
At the end of the workshop, one of the students, Aparajita Chattopadhayay, said, “It helped us understand and appreciate the relevance of team dynamics, especially in such a competitive environment and gave me the opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds with varying interests.”
Keeping in mind the changing dynamics of today’s business arena, the curriculum of the programme has been restructured this year. With increased focus on key areas of top management, the challenging and globally-oriented programme will leave EPGP students well equipped to take up responsible positions at senior management levels.
About The IIMB EPGP
The EPGP is a full-time residential one year post graduate programme in management designed specifically for experienced professionals with seven to fifteen years experience. The programme offers general management education with a focus on leadership skills essential for senior management positions. EPGP curriculum is adapted from best-practices in the industry. Some distinctive features offered in the EPGP include: innovative content, including themes from the realm of social sciences integrated into management studies in a structured manner; focus on emerging markets with an international immersion module including a full week visit to an emerging economy in partnership with one of the leading business schools in the host country; access to a range of elective courses drawn from IIMB’s distinguished curriculum; the seminar series which supplements classroom learning by engaging with business leaders as well as prominent speakers from the world outside management for holistic leadership development; and the Comprehensive Project which offers students an opportunity to integrate learning from the programme and apply it to a real management problem or an impending business opportunity.
More information on the IIMB EPGP is available at http://www.iimb.ernet.in/postgraduate/epgp
About IIM Bangalore
Established in 1972, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) today offers a range of post-graduate and doctoral level courses as well as executive education programmes. IIMB Centres of Excellence are engaged in adding value to their communities in the areas of Public Policy, Capital Markets & Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, Software and Supply Chain Management, to name a few. In June 2010 IIMB obtained the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). With a faculty body from amongst the best universities worldwide, IIMB is a leader in the area of management research, education and consulting.