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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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I do not have a GMAT or GRE score. Am I eligible for applying to PGPEX-VLM?
Yes, you are eligible. GMAT/GRE score is not mandatory. If you have the score, it is treated as a part of your academic record.
I have a GMAT or a GRE score. Do I have to appear for the Aptitude Test?
Yes, you will have to appear for the Aptitude Test, if short-listed from your Application Form. GMAT/GRE score is only used to evaluate part of your academic record mentioned in the Application Form. The decision to allow you to take the Aptitude Test is based on screening result of your Application Form. All candidates short-listed on the basis of Application Form will have to appear in the Aptitude Test.
What will be the venue/date of the Aptitude Test?
The venue of the Aptitude Test will be Indian Institute of Technology Madras. The date of the Aptitude Test is January 18, 2009. The test would be conducted from 10 am -12 noon. Short listed candidates after the Aptitude Test would have to appear for a Personnel Interview on January 18, 2009 at IIT Madras.
What is the structure of the Aptitude Test?
The duration of the Aptitude Test is 2 hours. The test comprises three parts. Part I consists of analytical ability, Part II verbal abilities and Part III engineering aptitude. There will be 25% negative marking in the Aptitude Test.
What will be the pattern of engineering aptitude section in the aptitude test?
There is no prescribed syllabus for the engineering aptitude section of the Aptitude Test. The idea is to test the candidate's ability to apply some fundamental engineering concepts across various disciplines. Specific and advanced level preparation of any particular branch of engineering is not required.
Would accommodation be provided for the Aptitude Test & Interview at IITM?
Yes, accommodation would be provided on request and chargeable basis.
Do I get a Post-Graduate Diploma at the completion of the Program?
Award of a Joint Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives in Manufacturing will be awarded jointly by IIMC, IITK, and IITM.
What are the estimated expenses for boarding, lodging, and industry tours?
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