Here’s another addition to our blog posts on one year MBA programs in India. The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) offered by IIM Indore is a 1 year course where the average experience in the class is 7.5 years.
In the class profile PDF hosted on the official site, we couldn’t find the average GMAT score. So we’ll just go with the general gyan that there’s no minimum GMAT cutoff for IIM Indore EPGP and a competitive score helps.
Aditya Khare from the IIM Indore EPGP 2014-2015 class shares his experiences in the class – student profiles, one year vs two year MBA differences, events in the class and outside, placements
From my graduation time I had thought of doing MBA but once I started my job in a public sector unit the MBA plan went in the back of the mind. But after completing almost 6 years in professional life I decided that this is the high time to follow my MBA dream.
Looking at the growing trend & opportunities for One year MBAs I realized that after having so much experience it makes more sense to go for an One year MBA rather than traditional 2 year MBA. This will also help me getting back to the work in just a year.
I shortlisted few colleges and applied for them. I got interview calls from two institutes of my choice and luckily I was able to convert both of them. Both looked equally good opportunities and both were well known national level institutes with almost same ranking and placement records.
This made me very confused; which one to join and which one to leave. But finally “IIM factor” prevailed and that is how I landed into IIM Indore; again as a student after 6 years break from studies. So what’s next.
As expected in any one year MBA program, pace of studies is too fast. Before joining the program I was very worried about the fact people get very less time to sleep in one year program but after joining I found that there is so much to do and its all so much fun (Industry visits, many students’ initiatives and cross industry knowledge sharing etc) that nobody bothers about the less sleeping hours.
And within a month everybody’s biological clock adjusted the schedule.
As almost two year MBA’s course has to be finished in a one year MBA, the program schedule is very tight and there is no time to waste. But that doesn’t come at the cost of enjoyment.
People also do take time to enjoy the lavish sport complex and state of the art swimming pool and other amenities which help people keep afresh after a long day.
A series of college festivals and social & cultural programs are source of entertainment as well as great learning. But what I liked most is the series of guest lectures which include prominent personalities from corporate world as well as growing entrepreneurs who share their path to success. They also guide participants how to make a beginning and overcome hurdles in the way.
Guest lecture sessions are always followed by an open house session where participants can freely interact to the speakers and clear their doubts. And it’s always a great opportunity to talk and learn from the people about whom we have read or seen only in news. One can really learn much more from an interaction with an intellectual than simply reading a text.
Another attraction and a great learning opportunity which I am eagerly waiting for is 5 weeks (one complete term) as International immersion program at the McComb’s School of Business at University of Texas Austin, where we will be learning about advanced analytics techniques for business excellence.
Current batch at IIM Indore has lots of diversified profiles in the class. These vary from Chartered Accountants (CA) to Major in the Indian Army, and professionals from Technology / IT, Power, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, telecom and consulting sectors to name a few.
The IIM Indore EPGP class profile is a mix of people from both private and public sectors.
And irrespective of different profiles, background, future aspiration and age group everyone here is very friendly and helpful in nature including the faculty, staff and alumnus.
The good news for current batch of students was that the highest ever individual placement package in the history of IIM Indore was from the last batch of EPGP.
But there is more good news for upcoming batches, considering the Indian corporate recruitment cycle IIM Indore has shifted its One year MBA program cycle to April-March cycle.
The change will allow IIM Indore to synchronize EPGP placements with the hiring cycle of corporate as well as with the lateral hiring process for the two-year Post Graduate Program (PGP) at the institute.
So hoping for more good news in future.