The induction ceremony of 12th Batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP 12) of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, was organised here on Monday. The year 2019 witnessed a spike of 64% in admissions to this programme, with a diverse group of 369 candidates with industry experience and from varied sectors like IT, operations & services, construction and manufacturing, banking & insurance, entrepreneurship, selected as part of this batch, the largest ever for this coveted programme.
The EPGP program is accredited by the AMBA (Association of MBAs) since 2011 and the objective of the programme is to impart management education to working executives seeking skills and strategies to take their organizations to the next level. IIMK has been continuously updating the programme curriculum to stay on par with global standards. The programme with 750 instruction hours provides the participants with skills for leadership in the knowledge economy through an innovative curriculum. The duration of the programme is two academic years split into seven quarters and on successful completion of the program, participants would be awarded the title “Master of Business Administration”.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, informed the participants that IIMK pioneered the Interactive Learning (IL) Program for working executives in the entire Asia Pacific way back in 2001 with a year-long General Management Programme, which today as a two year-long Executive Post Graduate Programme is the most rigorous and the most sought-after executive program in management in the country. Further, encouraging the EPGP 12 inductees, he added that “Our aspirations should be greater than their resources. In a world which is growing exponentially the true leaders of the future will be the ones who think beyond linearity. By virtue of thinking and acting exponentially while also imbibing the values of social environmental learning they can navigate the new world.”
Prof. Anandakuttan B Unnithan, Dean (Academic Affairs & Development), Prof. C. Raju, Dean (Extension Programs) and Prof. Priya Nair Rajeev, EPGP Chairperson, also welcomed the industry professionals and expressed confidence that the value addition earned during the course of their training here at IIMK will give them distinct advantage in their future career trajectory.