IIM-Indore to launch integrated course

Last Updated: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 18:23

Indore: Indian Institute of Management
Indore will launch from this academic session a five-year
integrated post-graduate programme (PGP) in management for
students passing class 12th or equivalent courses.

This is perhaps for the first time that an IIM is
launching a programme at the undergraduate level.

"Beginning with 120 seats, eligibility criteria for this
programme is 60 per cent aggregate marks at secondary/10th
standard and higher secondary/10+2 level or equivalent for
general category students," IIM-Indore Director N Ravichandran said to a news agency.

As per the norms, OBC, SC/ST students` eligibility
percentage would be 55 and seats would be reserved for them
from the total 120, he said.

Final selection of students would be made through an
aptitude test and personal interview, Ravichandran said.

The annual fee will be Rs 3 lakh for first three years.
In fourth and fifth year it would go up to Rs 5 lakh. Fee
relaxation for reserved classes will be as per the norms, he
said, adding boarding and lodging charges will be separate.

PGP syllabus will cover subjects like mathematics,
statistics, logic, computer sciences, introduction to
literature and political science, history, exposure to
biological sciences, languages, soft skills including
leadership and personality developments, he said.

Asked what prompted IIM here to start this course, he
said, "So far students were joining master`s programme after
doing engineering, B Tech and other courses. We think the
right time for selection of students for management is after
Class 12th. We anticipate that the course would be a success
and later on other IIMs would adopt our module."

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 18:23

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