IIM Ahmedabad e-PGP is the first foray of the institute into online education with a blend of classroom learning for working executives and entrepreneurs. The second batch of the 2-Year hybrid management course, IIM Ahmedabad e-PGP 2018 class has 70% participants from the engineering background and the minimum work experience of the batch is three years.
IIM Ahmedabad e-Mode Post Graduate Program (e-PGP) is a hybrid learning programme, with online lessons attended through study centers, classroom teaching at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) campus at regular intervals and, mentored project work.
IIM Ahmedabad official said that the 2018-20 batch comprises 63 students with 70% from an engineering background, holding BE/B.Tech degree. The number of female candidates in this batch of e-PGP has gone up to 8 from just 2 in the previous year.
41% of the total participants have about 3 to 6 years of work experience, 24% have 7-10 years and 35% of candidates have more than 10 years of work experience.
The students are spread in 15 cities across India and are in the age group of 25 to 50 years. The flexibility of the ePGP program attracts talented professionals from all over the country with a diverse spectrum of career backgrounds in industries.
These students are from diverse career and entrepreneurial backgrounds in industries including automobile, financial services, banking, power, e-commerce and IT sector.
The admitted students have an average of 10 years of work/entrepreneurship experience. They study in a unique and collaborative learning environment while holding to their demanding roles in the organisation.
Offered on an Interactive Onsite Learning (IOL) platform with Hughes Global Education, an online learning solutions provider as the technology partner, e-PGP also has an added flexibility of completion in 3 years.
According to Biju Varkkey, Chairperson, e-PGP, the students will be able to access online lessons at study centres apart from classroom teaching at IIMA campus and project work.
Exclusively designed for the executives in the different professional hierarchies, IIM Ahmedabad e-PGP hones their skills, enhances strategic thinking and equips them with entrepreneurial as well leadership expertise required for taking the organizations to the next level while advancing their career aspirations.
The e-PGP pedagogy is benchmarked with global standards in management education thus providing participants with expertise that are vital in today’s knowledge economy. The first batch of IIM Ahmedabad e-PGP has come from across the nation, representing a balanced mix of age, gender and work experience.
While the campus module began at IIM Ahmedabad on September 24, the studio module started on October 4. For the next batch of e-PGP starting from September 2019, IIMA will be considering CAT/GMAT/GRE scores for shortlisting.
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