Now you can go for the coveted IIM tag right after Class 12. The Indian Institute of Management — Indore is starting its five-year integrated postgraduate programme (PGP) in management from this year.
This is the only IIM so far to venture into this kind of programme.
Candidate should have completed 17 years of age and not be more than 19 years old as on June 30, 2011, as per the eligibility criteria.
“IIM-Indore's vision is to have a dominant presence in every segment of management education. Increasing the PGP batch size from 240 to 450 candidates is a step in this direction,” says IIM Indore director N Ravichandran.
The five-year integrated postgraduate programme in management is open to students who have cleared Class 12/higher secondary or an equivalent exam.
“It is widely believed that our ability to influence the younger students is much greater if we start early. It is hoped that we will be able to shape them into outstanding leaders,” said Ravichandran.
He added, “It is also an interesting option for youngsters to pursue management with a wider scholarly academic background.”
Maintaining that the proposed batch size this year would be 120, Ravichandran said: “We have adequate infrastructural facilities for this year to handle a batch of this size. For next year, we have to create infrastructure. We plan to do it quickly.”
About 40% of the programme is expected to focus on subjects related to mathematics, statistics, logic and computer science.
The course will also acquaint students with literature and political science, history, and biological sciences. Students will be taught one foreign language and one Indian language. The soft skills imparted under the programme include are leadership development, personality development, team work and written and oral communication.
Analytical test and personal interview for shortlisted candidates will be conducted at Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Indore in between September 27-29, 2011.