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IIM-C launches 3rd batch of PGPEX-VLM ,one year full time executive MBA in operations

*Admission Process*Admissions to the PGPEX-VLM Batch 2009-10 are being conducted by IIT Madras. Kindly visit the following link for complete details:Post graduate program for executives for visionary Leardership in Manufacturing *Eligibility**...
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I will like to join the workshop @ mumbai.
Please register my name.
I got selected for 3rd batch of VLMP

Hi Vlmpians and future Aspirants,

Thanks Vivek for taking time out of the gruelling schedule !
I just read the Outlook Business Magazine yesterday. It has cover story on Executive MBA Education.

The PGPEX-VLMP course is mentioned in it on Page-60with course fees of Rs 7 lakhs- the BEST value for money 1 year PGPEX course

Another point to be be noted Normal PGPEX of IIMC is not mentioned.

Interested persons can buy the magazine & read it( it is only Rs 20). Soft copy fans need not search on their own.Please find thelink below


Dear All

We invite you to join the first ever VLFM Alumni Workshop scheduled to be held on March 24 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at the CII Naoroji Godrej Center of Excellence, Mumbai. The same workshop will be repeated on March 25 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Here are the details of the workshop. While this is not a "compulsory" Module, we would urge you to attend the workshop as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from an international Brand Management expert. Also it is an opportunity to network with all Alumni of VLFM Programme.
Here are the details of the workshop:
Global Brand Business Development by Kunio Tadokoro
Brands play an important role in global and domestic business and it is indispensable for companies to build a strong brand for business survival under current economic downturn. The workshop provides practical know-how of brand identity/concept, brand communication and internal branding, with cases of Europe and Japan. Through this workshop, participants will get practical skills not only for strong brands building but for achieving successful B to B results.
March 24th from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs : CII Naoroji Godrej Center of Excellence
March 25th from 10.00 to 1400 hrs : Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Incase you wish to attend this workshop, please send in your confirmation by reply mail
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop

Hrsikesa Pankaj
PGPEX-VLM (1st Batch)

Let me answer your questions on point to point basis !!

"though he'd complete 5 years in industry only in June whereas the course starts in April. Can this be a cause for not getting shortlisted for the aptitude test/interview calls? "

-->> I feel he should try out and send his admission form. A lot will depend on what he writes in those essays and convinces the admission panel, in terms of relevant experience and how he will be a good fit. The idea for the min experience etc is the end student should not feel at sea when sitting with other students who have 10 years of work exp.

Also, should the referees be immediate supervisors etc?

It would help and can be good value add in terms of convincing about his fit into this course.

Vivek Nath

Hi Kush & Vivek,

Thanks for sharing all the information regarding VLM. A friend of mine, who is not on PG, is very interested in the course though he'd complete 5 years in industry only in June whereas the course starts in April. Can this be a cause for not getting shortlisted for the aptitude test/interview calls? Also, should the referees be immediate supervisors etc?

To all the potential Candidates.... I have been receiving lot of queries from interested candidates about the admission procedure...entrance exam etc..

At this time looking at the 21 December 2008 deadline, I feel the candidates should concentrate on the Application form and their essay part. That I feel will play a major role in your final selection and proving to the admission committee that you belong to this course.

Once the admission form is out of the way you can start basic preparation for the entrance by brushing up on the analytical ability, verbal abilities from any standard CAT, GMAT books. For the Engineering aptitude,test its not so standard and the test checks on your basic knowledge of engineering funda's of EEE circuits, pn diodes, metals and mettalurgy, IT, Mechanical Engineering etc. You can look at some GATE papers on these topics and just muggaofy some questions on all the topics....Lots of the question can be solved by common sense...

Please feel free to ask any further questions.

The course is unique in another way.
Inspite of it being of 1 yr duration, it has full emphasis on experiential learning. There are 2 industrial tours arranged as a part of course requirement. One gets to know the field situations both in INDIA and JAPAN. The course also has a compulsory 8 week summer internship, unlike any other 1 yr course. :angel:

Another important factor for the next year PGPEX VLM batch is their alignment with regular PGP course timing, starting in April etc at IIM Calcutta.

This will go a long way in better summer internships and extraordinary job opportunities. This year there were some 110 companies on campus...

The good part is that you get the best of worlds, IIM Management prowess and IIT grounding in latest technology, Supply Chain Concepts etc.....its been a good ride for the last year batch and my batch too. All from Tier I management school in India... cannot ask for more.

More over the faculty comes from Japan etc and the students get to see best of companies like Toyota, Honda, Sharp etc at Japan. Thats perhaps one of the biggest benefits and Differentiators.

Another factor which has been a big motivator in my case has been the Cost benefit part.... the course costs you around 9 lakhs overall, including everything... and you end up with at par and better jobs that any other PGPEX....where you will end up spending 20L plus...

:angel:hello to u all,the program seems interesing

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