The full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management is a one-year residential course offered by IIM, Bangalore. This course is created mainly for professional with exceptional track records and with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 15 years work experience in a wide range of fields. This programme will provide the students with a solid base in important concepts and disciplines related to management, just like a two-year MBA course.
This course is for middle-level executives with substantial work experience as mentioned earlier. The eligibility requirement to apply includes:
- Four to fifteen years of full-time work experience
- A valid GMAT/GRE Score
- Graduation in any discipline with at least 50% of marks or equivalent CGPA
Selection of candidates to the EPGP course will be on the basis of the following selection criteria:
- Educational background
- Work experience
- Written Ability Test and interview
- Two reference letters
- Statement of Purpose
- GMAT/GRE Score
- Work experience
- Academic and career-related achievements
Generally, the admission process will be personalized for each applicant as the institute seeks to learn the potential for success in the field of management and the goals of each applicant.
Admission for the course for the academic session 2016-2017 will happen in two rounds. Candidates are provided with the liberty to submit their application during any of the two rounds. For applying, candidates should have the scanned copy of the following document either in GIF/PNG/JPEG/JPG format:
- GRE/GMAT certificate
- Degree certificate pertaining to the highest educational degree
- Passport size photograph in color
It is important to make sure that the scanned document/image does not exceed 1 MB each. With respect to English proficiency, Indian nationals need not have to take TOEFL. But, this score is important for applicants, who have got education from countries, where the instruction language is not English.
Schedule of admission:
For the first round, the application submission window will be kept open from the 16th of May 2016 to 31st of August 2016. The tentative date of interview at Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi are the 12th and 13th of September 2016. The results for the same will be published tentatively on the 25th of September 2016.
For the second round, the application submission window will be kept open from the 01st of September 2016 to 30th of November 2016. The tentative date of interview at Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi are the 12th and 13th of December 2016. The results for the same will be published tentatively on the 23rd of December 2016. Candidates, who are residing outside India and cannot attend Personal Interview, can opt for interview through Skype. On the basis of the location of the candidates, dates for the same will be informed later.
In the present competitive and volatile economic environment, organizations face an increasing requirement for skilled senior and mid-level executives. This course can prepare candidates for these positions in an efficient manner.