Indian Institute of Management, Khozikode (IIMK) announced the launch of its Executive Post Graduate Programme (ePGP), as part of its management programmes in partnership with Hughes Communications. ePGP is the first of its kind to be offered in India, designed exclusively for working profession.
The two-year PG diploma programme will entail a combination of interactive distance learning and on-campus learning sessions with the faculty from IIMK and other visiting faculty from reputed academic institutions and industry. The first year will cover 27 courses in general management spread over two terms with 450 hours of instruction of which 75 hours on campus and the remaining 375 hours on interactive learning platform. In the second year, students have to choose two specialisation modules from among Operations Management, Strategic Management, Marketing and Finance. Each specialisation will be for 180 hours each.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Debashish Chatterjee Director, IIMK said, "As a leading institute in business management, we design courses to cater to the ever increasing learning and development needs of industry. Hughes Communications is a partner since 2002 and is a pioneer in Interactive Onsite learning platform and more than 2000 students have already undergone IIMK's various executive education programme using Hughes platform. This course is designed to provide working professionals from varied backgrounds, a thorough understanding of specialised management functions and thus enable them to advance in their careers by way of promotions and better jobs in areas of their interest and is similar to the Residential PGP programme available at IIMK."
Partho Banerjee, President & CEO, Hughes Communications India Ltd., said, "In today's market environment, more and more professionals want to improve on their skill sets without taking a break from a successful career.
Therefore, management programmes that allow for high quality of learning and at the same time providing flexibility of continuing with your careers are gaining popularity. We have already had more than 25000 students adopt our platform to improve their skills sets and move up the value chain in their organisations. IIMK has been a pioneer in the field of management education and the diploma programme on the IOL platform is another addition to this."
Interested candidates will undergo a selection based on Executive Management Aptitude Test (eMAT) conducted by IIMK every year and the interviews, through IOL platform, of the short-listed candidates based on the eMAT. Entry to ePGP is restricted to raduates/CA/ICWA having at least 5 years of work experience. A fee of Rs. 4, 97,000 would be charged for the complete course. Programme details are available on www.iimk.ac.in / www.hnge.in