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IIMs offer more than 72 management courses at all levels: Post Graduate, Executive and Doctoral levels. One of its flagship program is Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). There has been constant rise in number of regiustrations for CAT. In 2019 session of the exam over 2.09 lakh candidates participated, highest in any session in the last 10 years. Check New IIMs Shortlist and Admission Criteria
IIMs are a group of 20 independent business schools offering management education and research in India. Aspiring business professionals can get into the best management institutes through CAT 2020. There is a lot of confusion regarding the kind of courses offered in the IIMs and the differences between each.
This article provides a clear insight into the management programs offered in these reputed institutes so that they can opt for the best course for them.
Applicants need to score high in CAT 2020 to land in one of the IIMs. It is recognized as the most difficult management entrance test since participants are required to clear not only the cut off percentile but also the sectional cut off.
Candidates have to clear the further rounds of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test (GD,PI, and WAT) conducted by the respective IIMs. Candidates who are participating in the CAP (Common Admission Process) hosted by the third generation IIMs will be exempted from group discussion rounds. The PG management courses offered in these institutes will be obtained only by the students who have done exceptionally well in all the rounds. Check CAT Score Calculation
|Name of Institute||Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)||Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]|
|IIM Ahmedabad||EEP, ePGD-ABA, ePGP, AFP, FDP, MBA-PGPX, MBA-FABM, MBA||Ph.D.|
|IIM Bangalore||MBA (1 Year), MMS(PP), MBA(2 Year), MBA(BA), NSR (Pre-doc)||Ph.D|
|IIM Calcutta||MBA, MBAEX, PGPEX-VLM, Executive education, PGDBA||Doctoral|
|IIM Jammu||MBA, MDP, FDP||Doctoral|
|IIM Kozhikode||PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP. FDP, MDP||FPM|
|IIM Ranchi||PGDM, PGPHRM, PGEXP, PGPEM, CPGM, MDP||Ph.D., EPh. D|
|IIM Sambalpur||PGPM, PGPX, MDP, EFPM||Ph.D.|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||PGP||Ph.D., FPM|
|IIM Indore||PGP, PGPHRM, FDP, PGPMX, IPM, PGP-Mumbai, EPGP||FPM, EFPM, MDP|
|IIM Kashipur||PGP, EPGP||FPM, EFPM|
|IIM Lucknow||PGP, PGP – ABM, PGP – SM, PGP for Executives||FPM, EFPM|
|IIM Raipur||PGP||FPM, EFPM|
|IIM Rohtak||PGP, EPGPX||FPM, EFPM|
|IIM Shillong||PGP, PGPEX||FPM|
|IIM Tiruchirappalli||PGPM, PGPBM (Chennai), PGPM – HR, ePGP||FPM|
|IIM Visakhapatnam||PGP,PGP, PGPDGM,PGCEP, EEP, PGPEx||Ph.D|
The various programs offered by the reputed IIMs differs based on the course duration, work experience, and specialization. Some courses are meant only for working professionals that have more than 4 years worth of work experience. The differences between each of these programs are given below:
This program is offered by all the 20 IIMs and is considered the flagship program of these institutes. Applicants who are successful in this course are awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) degree which is equivalent to an MBA degree.
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This course was formerly known as the PGP- ABM program. It is a 2-year full-time course. Students in PGP and FABM have basic classes (except for some new subjects for FABM) in the 1st year. In the 2nd year, FABM diverges more from PGP wherein more agro-based subjects are included.
PGP in Enterprise Management is a 22-month weekend residential program offered by IIM Bangalore. It is designed to benefit the working professionals (mostly mid-career and senior executives) and classes are conducted on Fridays and Saturdays only.
The course is equivalent to EPGP in terms of credits and rigor. The curriculum consists of core courses in management in the 1st year and a rich choice of electives in the 2nd year.
It is a 1-year, full-time PG program offered by IIM Banglore. Participants will have to undergo comprehensive studies which will help them to specialize in the chosen field of public policy. The major aim of the program is to strengthen public policy and managerial skills of future leaders and senior managers from the civil services; and professionals from social, infrastructure and private sectors
It is an intensive 1-year residential course created specifically for professionals with an experience of 4-15 years in a wide range of industries. Elective courses such as Analytics, BFSI, Operation & Strategy, etc. are offered in addition to a comprehensive core module.
It is a 2-year full-time residential program offered by IIM Lucknow. It focuses on ways to address environmental and social issues by economic ones. Candidates require work experience of around 4.5 years to be eligible for this course.
This is 1.5 years long course designed for mid/ senior level professionals. The classes are conducted on weekends, and the program is formulated to enhance a candidate’s skills and capabilities essential for managerial positions.
PGDHRM (PGD in Human Resource Management): It is a course that seeks to provide aspirants with the knowledge of HR management, its concepts, awareness, and application in the business context.
It is a flagship program of IIM Tiruchirappalli. The course is designed for working executives aspiring to move into senior leadership roles. Classes are conducted in slots in the evening (from Wednesday to Saturday).
It is a doctoral program, meant generally for aspirants with industry experience. The duration of the course varies from around 3-5 years. This depends upon completion and publication of research papers of international standards.
PGPHRM is a two- year, full-time flagship program of IIM Ranchi. The program is divided into six trimesters along with the summer project. The program aims to integrate business skills with strong ethical and social concerns.
PGP in Agribusiness Management is a two-year, full time, residential course designed to produce agribusiness leaders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs. PGP-ABM is divided into six semesters.
IIM-L has released its admission criteria for PGP ...