Indian Institute of Management Indore - the youngest sibling in the family of IIMs - has travelled quite a distance, since its inception ten years ago. Rubbing shoulders with some well established giants, IIM Indore has now carved a niche for itself in the corporate world and the six batches that have passed out stand testimony to the fact. The essence of management, IIMI believes, lies in managing one's own ambitions and forging ahead consciously.  

"A strong theoretical foundation is the basis of good corporate practice" - this is the underlying theme of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP). Spanning two years the programme is benchmarked against the best business schools in the world.  Experiential learning, IT orientation, and Social Sensitivity are the unique features of the programme. To back all this up IIM Indore boasts a solid infrastructure ranging from a 193 acre campus to a strong IT backbone to the latest of teaching aids. 

It is remarkable that in such a short span of time IIM Indore has reached great heights. And this achievement can be attributed to the relationships it has developed within the Indore community, its innovative spirit and its will to excel.  More Details.. 

 Courses Offered 

Post Graduate Programme in Management: (PGP) 

The two year Post graduation Programme is a full time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wanting to choose a career in management. During the two year of PGP the participant will receive academic inputs in two parts, namely, the compulsory package and the elective package. Distinct objectives will be served by each package. Largely, the compulsory package will be in the first year and the elective packages would be in the second year. All first year modules are compulsory. The input of the compulsory package is essential for all managers.  

The compulsory package occupies 62 percent of the total curriculum, which includes several organization-based projects. The aim of the compulsory package is to provide the participant with the fundamental knowledge, skills and the techniques contextual understanding, and overall perspective necessary for general management.  

It will also help them move towards general management positions where the challenges and the contributions may be the greatest. 

The mixture of compulsory and elective courses will help participants develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships crucial to the successful business management. This will enable them to be more effective in their jobs while being sensitive to the issues and challenges confronting people in other parts of the organization. 

 A Bachelor's degree (10+2+3 system) recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/AICTE as    eligible for Postgraduate studies OR an equivalent degree in Agriculture, Arts, Commerce, Engineering and Science.  
Candidates appearing at the final bachelor's degree (10+2+3) or equivalent degree examinations are also eligible to apply provided they complete all their graduating requirements including practical examinations/assignments before June 30 of the proposed year of admission. Their admission will, however, be considered provisional until they produce their marksheet satisfying the eligibility criterion. The time limit for submitting the graduating marksheet is December 31 of the proposed year of admission.
 Open University graduates must show proof of minimum three years after class twelve and a certificate from the university equivalent to a bachelors degree.
 Diplomas like Hotel Management, Fashion Technology are not eligible unless equivalent certificates to a three year university degree are provided.

Foreign Students
A non-resident Indian or a foreign candidate is eligible to apply to 2-yr residential program PGDM.

The eligibility requirements are:

 A Bachelor's degree from a recognised institute or university
A high GMAT score(with AWA score) (not older than 2 yrs)and a consistently good academic record up to the Bachelor's degree level.GMAT has to be taken in the candiadte's country of residence.
 TOEFL scores will also be required from non-English speaking countries.
 Three letters of recommendation from a competent authority and a Statement of Purpose. Non refundable application processing fees of US$ 100.
 Foreign/NRI candidates residing in India will have to take CAT and appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview, if short listed.
  Foreign/NRI candidates if short listed but cannot appear for normal admission process may have to take a written test and interview as arranged by the Institute.  
These candidates if selected will have to submit all the requisite certificates like the 'No Objection Certificate' from the Govt. of India and Ministry of HRD 

Admission Process
Candidates seeking admission to the two-year PGP of IIM Indore have to appear in the Common Admission Test [CAT] as described in the CAT advertisement, which was published in leading news papers on July 17, 2005. No additional fee needs to be paid for applying to IIM Indore. There are separate guidelines for international applicants.

Candidates shortlisted for group discussion and interview will be intimated latest by 3rd week of January 2006. Individual regret letters are not sent to applicants who are not called for group discussion and interview. IIM Indore conducts admission interviews in Bangalore, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi only. 

Candidates are short-listed for Group Discussion & Personal Interview on the basis of their performance in CAT/GMAT, academic record, and relevant work experience. Final selection to PGP would be based on criteria, such as the candidate’s academic record, scholastic achievements, relevant work experience, performance in CAT/GMAT, group discussion, and personal interview.  

Presently, yearly expenses on tuition, library, computer, room, board, teaching material, and other fees would be about Rs.1,60,000/-. Personal expenses on travel, clothes, laundry, etc. will be in addition to the above expenses. The above expenses for international candidates will amount to $11000.00 per annum.

It would be the endeavor of IIM Indore that no student should be denied opportunity to pursue the PGP in management for want of financial resources. Those students who cannot finance their education at IIM Indore on their own would be provided assistance in raising loans from institutional financial agencies.

Executive Post Graduate Programme 

Executive Post-Graduate Programme is a uniquely designed programme for working executives and entrepreneurs. The objective of the programme is to provide an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills continually. 

 A 3 yrs bachelors degree in any discipline.
 More than 5yrs of managerial/entrepreneurial/professional work experience.
Organizational Sponsorship desirable.

The selection would be based on performance in CAT/GMAT, personal interview, candidate’s academic record, scholastic achievements and relevant work experience after graduation. 

Fees and Expenses
For the entire programme, Rs 4,00,000/- will be charged, which covers tuition, computer use, lodging and boarding during the campus visits, and teaching materials etc. Personal expenses such as travel, clothing and laundry will have to be borne by the participant. Fee for NRI candidate is 35,000 US$.  

Fifteen percent, seven and a half percent, and three percent seats are reserved for scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, and physically challenged (as per provisions of Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995) candidates respectively, meeting IIMI’s admission requirements.

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

FPM is a four/five years programme .It is designed to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge to doctoral participants in management. The prime objective of the programme centers on creating competence in teaching and research in management education, and practice. 

The Fellow Programme takes four to five years to complete, including two years of rigorous course work followed by research work leading to a thesis. While the first year of course work is common with IIMI's Post-graduate Programme, the second year involves advanced doctoral level courses in the chosen area of specialization.On successful completion of course work, the participant is required to undertake a research work leading to a thesis. The participant is required to write a research proposal under the guidance of the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) and has to make a public defense.
 Candidates can apply to any one of the following two areas of specialization:
 Finance & Accounting
 Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques 

Candidates should have any of the following:
(a) a Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 55 per cent marks (High Second Class),
(b) a Bachelor’s degree with completed professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 per cent marks and with minimum of two years post-qualification work experience,
(c) a B.E./B. Tech. degree with at least 60 per cent marks with a minimum of two years post-qualification work experience.

Those appearing for the final year Master’s degree examination or its equivalent may also apply, subject to completion of all the requirements before the registration date, i.e. end-June 2006. 

Candidates for the FPM are required to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT). On the basis of their performance in CAT, their academic background and experience, candidates will be called for an interview at IIM, Indore, for final selection, during March/April 2006. 

CAT 2005 is not necessary for the following category of candidates:
1. PGP Alumni from any of IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow).
2. Candidates residing abroad can send their GMAT scores (validity of these scores is for two years as on date of application), in lieu of CAT.
3. Candidates applying to the Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques area can send their GATE/GRE scores (GATE/GRE taken only in 2004 or 2005), in lieu of CAT.
4. Candidates can send their UGC/CSIR JRF (Research) qualifying certificates in relevant disciplines in lieu of CAT. Validity of JRF (Research) certificate is for two years as on the date of application. 

Financial Aid
The FPM participants will get a monthly stipend of Rs.7000/- in the first year, Rs.8000/-p.m. in the second year, Rs.9000/-p.m. in the third year, and Rs.10000/-p.m. in the fourth year. Annual increase in the stipend is subject to periodic performance review. Higher stipend may be offered in case of relevant work and academic experience, subject to a maximum of Rs.10,000/-p.m. The FPM participants will be entitled to the stipend for a maximum period of four years. A contingency grant of Rs.25,000/-per annum to cover research expenses, and books and stationery allowance is available to all FPM participants during the first four years of the programme. Thus, the total period shall not exceed five years. 

The title "Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Indore" will be awarded on successful completion of the programme.

Management Development Programmes

Business is characterized by constant change and dynamism in every sphere. Organizations have become more human resource oriented and it is the human resource capital that plays a dominant role in helping the organization to stand apart in the crowd. Hence, it becomes imperative for managers to continuously educate and update themselves about the changes and evolving management practices. For this purpose, IIM Indore considers its role of imparting training and development to corporate executives, through open MDPs, customized in-house programmes and consultancy, as an important activity.
The MDPs at IIM Indore started in the year 2000-01 and since then has been growing with the support of over 220 organizations till now.

In addition to MDPs, IIM Indore also conducts various tailor-made programmes for both corporate and non-corporate organizations catering to the specific needs of the client organization.

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