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IIPM: Apart from the rest

education Updated: Sep 28, 2011 10:45 IST
HT Education Correspondent
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With a sprawling three-acre campus in Delhi, and 17 others across the country, the Indian Institute of Planning and Management has been gearing up to offer that elusive management education to the Indian masses. This year alone, the institute has placed 2,400 students in various companies across the country and is growing its track record of foreign placements, as well. The institute says that the average salary package among placements over the past few years has been R5.2 lakh, while the highest in international placement has been R27.5 lakh.

IIPM prides itself in forming a distinct identity for itself and has worked on various fronts to achieve this. In terms of innovative course content, IIPM’s academic research team works on integrating practical aspects of business management in the curriculum. It works in close association with the industry to get the required feedback for modification of existing courseware or addition of new courses.

Faculty is exposed to lecture sessions of some of the best academicians during global outreach programmes at IIPM. Senior faculty members additionally meet visiting international faculty members and discuss scope of joint research or consulting projects. Faculty members are also sent abroad along with student groups as a part of IIPM’s GOTA initiative, whereby they get to adopt academic best practices.

IIPM provides various levels of international exposure, including the Global Opportunities and Threats Analysis Programme, or GOTA initiative. IIPM also initiated global student exchange programmes, under which students from institutes from across the world were invited to IIPM for a minimum of three months.

IIPM takes up various research and consulting assignments. It has also maintained a steady flow of industry experts into various IIPM campuses for guest lectures, workshops, industry visits and seminars.

IIPM faculty members do not engage into conventional research papers. Instead, they take up contemporary issues, analyse the same in the background of management areas, entrepreneurship and national economic planning and publish the same. To understand IIPM’s research outlook one has to understand the IIPM philosophy, which says: “We believe that no research is worth it in business and political economy, if no one is to understand it, no one is to read it, and it lies in a thesis format in some library. So our idea is to reach out with researches and analytical articles to more and more people on a regular basis.”

Factfile
Established in:
1973
Main courses: Three-year integrated programme in national economic planning and entrepreneurship (with certification in global management and dual specialisation)
Other courses: PG programme in national economic planning and entrepreneurship (with certification in global management and dual specialisation), PG programme in national economic planning and entrepreneurship (with certification in European management and dual specialisation)
Course fee: R15 lakh for the flagship programme
Number of students per batch: NA
Faculty-student ratio: NA
Facilities offered: Air conditioned classrooms, Wi-Fi, student servers, library with latest books and journals
Day zero placements: 100%
Top recruiters: Amadeus India, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Colgate Palmolive, HSBC Bank, IBM Daksh
Famous alumni: Ashish Khaneja, director, IBM; Tuhin Chatterji, deputy director, CII; Debashish Bhattacharjee, country head - storage, Fujitsu

Taaza khabar
Students are looking forward to live music evenings happening once a week on campus

Timepass
Students spent their free time in one of the two canteens. They can also be found honing their table tennis skills on campus

Wishlist
“We could use more of places to socialise in and maybe party,” says Soham Mukhopadhyay, 2013 batch, PGP-C

College ke baad
One benefit was pure academics, in terms of national and international faculty. And, I do believe that IIPM was the only one at that time to look at problems beyond

textbooks, especially in economics
— Anil Seth, batch of 95, now at a leading FMCG firm

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