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IIM Ahmedabad Inaugurated 12th PGPX Batch 2017-18

The 12th batch of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmadabad)’s one year full time residential Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) for the year 2017-18 was inaugurated by IIMA’s Director, Professor Ashish Nanda said in an official statement of the institute. IIM Ahmedabad’s 12th PGPX batch is enriched with diversity.

IIM A’s PGPX is ranked No. 2 MBA in the world for Career Progression, above Harvard’s MBA and just below Stanford School of Business’s MBA in Financial times Global MBA Rankings.


This PGPX programme was launched in 2006 and more than 900 students have graduated so far. Till 2016-17, the PGPX intake was 90. This year the institute has added one more section to enhance learning experience of participants. Accordingly, 115 students have been admitted this year.  

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IIMA 12th PGPX Batch Profile

One hundred and fifteen students have joined as 12th batch of PGPX. The 2017-18 PGPX batch has an average GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of around 700, average age of around 32 years with average total work experience of 8.5 years. Students have an average international experience of two years.

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The current batch is also very diverse in terms of educational backgrounds (25% are non-engineers), work-experience (18 industries, innumerable functional areas, and 102 companies), nationality (three international participants), gender (25% of the batch are women), and international work-experience (57% of the batch has worked abroad before joining PGPX), said the statement from IIM Ahmedabad.

Welcome Address by Faculty

Professor Sunil Sharma, Chairperson, PGPX, in his welcome address, exhorted the incoming batch to focus on learning. 

“To me, everybody who is part of IIMA family is privileged. Use this opportunity to give expression and lift to your wings. Many have done this before you and they have emerged from this “tapovan” and “tapasya” to become extraordinary problem solvers and leaders”, said Professor Sharma while speaking on the occasion.

Prof. Errol D’souza, Dean Faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), New campus also welcomed the students who have been admitted this year.

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