IIM Indore has launched a five-year integrated postgraduate programme in management
(IPGP), which will allow students to opt for the programme immediately after class
The Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I), is starting
its five-year integrated postgraduate programme in management (IPGP) this October.
It will allow students to directly opt for the IPGP immediately after their class
XII board exams.
Under IPGP, students will have a choice of opting out after completing three years
of BBA or of continuing for two more years to complete the integrated MBA programme.
IPGP in management is a creative programme meant to meet the aspirations of students
who are eager to become management professionals, says N. Ravichandran, Director
The eligibility criteria for this programme include an aggregate of 60% both at
the secondary (class X or equivalent) and higher secondary (+2 or equivalent) level.
Selection of candidates would be based on their academic performance, scholastic
achievements and performance in the aptitude test and personal interview.
The first batch, which is scheduled to begin in October, will have 120 students.
We have adequate infrastructural facilities to start this batch size from this year.
For the next year, we will have to create more infrastructures. We plan to do it
rapidly to be able to invite roughly seven times of the batch size (approximately
850 candidates) for aptitude test and personal interview, informs Venkat Ramanaiah,
chairperson for IPGP at IIM-I.
40% focus on the following subjects:
The aptitude test and personal interview would be held in various centres including
Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai.
As to the fee, Ramanaiah says, Fee for the programme, for the first three years,
would be Rs. 300,000 per-annum and Rs. 500,000 (per-annum) for the next two years.
This comprises only the tuition fee and does not include expenses for board and
lodging. Participants would need to meet costs related to field visits, if any.
According to Ramanaiah, accommodation would be organised on campus on a twin-sharing
basis for the first three years. Single-room accommodation would be made available
for the fourth and fifth year of the programme.
The academic programme would consist of 15 terms. Each term would be for three months.
Detailed programme design and academic curriculum will be made available to students
The faculty will include retired and serving teachers of reputed commerce and science
colleges in India along with industry experts and retired faculty members from central
and state universities, says Ramanaiah.
Mathematics, statistics, logic and computer-science Introduction to literature and
political science civilisation in history (national and international) Exposure
to biological sciences Exposure to languages (one foreign language and one Indian
language) Soft skills: Leadership development, personality development, team work
and communication, both written and oral.
50% focus on functional areas of management:
Accounting Finance Organisational behaviour Decision science Remaining 10% will
focus on international exposure and internship in social organisations in India.
Courtesy: Times of India