IIM-Calcutta’s programme for executives

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Asia’s premier B-school IIM-Calcutta in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras has launched a one-year full-time Post-Graduate Management Programme for Executives in Visionary Leadership for Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) on August 27 last year.

For whom

The programme is meant for bright engineers drawn from manufacturing and allied sectors, who have minimum five years of work experience.

The objective is to develop inspirational change in leaders, who can exemplify exceptional prowess in solving complex business problems and exude an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit to scale the industry to new heights.

The programme

The programme has been drawn on the parallels of LFM (Leaders for Manufacturing) programme, run jointly by MIT’s Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering.

The PGPEX-VLM programme was started under the aegis of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council and the Ministry of HRD with the support of academia and industry. The content, curriculum and pedagogy have been jointly designed by IIM-Calcutta, IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras in consultation with Confederation of Indian Industry, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Professor Shoji Shiba, professor from MIT’s LFM programme.

The participants are selected through a rigorous process that includes GMAT/GRE score, Leadership Profiling, Essays, Recommendation Letters, Aptitude Test (Elimination Round), and Personal interview conducted by faculties from IIM, IIT and experts from industry.

PGPEX-VLM is attracting the best faculty from Ivy League Universities and corporate leaders across the globe.

Japanese support

The Government of Japan, through JICA is providing financial and technical support by way of arranging Japanese experts to teach in this programme and by facilitating visits to Japanese universities and industries. The pioneering class of PGPEX-VLM is set to graduate in August this year.

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