New Delhi: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad on Tuesday virtually inaugurated the first batch of ePGP 2017-19. The programme was inaugurated by Prof. Ashish Nanda, Director IIMA, from the Hughes e- Learning Studio located at IIMA New Campus. ePGP is a 2 year e-Mode Post Graduate Diploma Programme with an added flexibility of completion in 3 years. With this programme IIMA will expand its reach across India as participants in any city can pursue the programme at the place of their choice, said a statement from IIM Ahmedabad.
Partnering IIMA in this venture is Hughes Education India Limited who will be the technology partner for ePGP.
The sessions for this programme would be conducted by IIMA faculty from the Hughes studio located at IIMA. This programme is for working professionals and entrepreneurs having a minimum full time work experience of 3 years.
The campus module of the ePGP 2017-19 batch is scheduled to begin on October 2, 2017.
There is a growing demand among working professionals for a programme which they can pursue without leaving their existing assignments, said the IIMA statement.
The first batch of ePGP has 53 participants who will pursue this course from 13 cities across the country.
79% of the first batch holds BE/B. Tech. Degree and majority belongs to IT Services, Oil and Gas, Healthcare and Financial services sectors.
30% percent of the participants have 3-5 year work experience, 21 percent have 6-10 year work experience and 24.5% candidates have 11-15 year work experience. The 2017-19 ePGP batch has 51 male candidates and 2 female candidates. The candidates have been selected from a vast pool of applicants through rigorous selection criteria.
For the next batch of ePGP starting from May 2018, IIMA will be considering CAT/GMAT scores, so all interested participants are advised to register for CAT 2017.
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