The Indian Institute of Management-Tiruchy would start a new campus in Chennai to offer Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) for working executives, said Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM-T.Addressing mediapersons on Thursday, Agnihotri said the IIM-T’s Chennai campus was located at Ekattuthangal near Guindy and the PGDBM was a three-year course exclusively meant for working executives.
“Candidates who wish to apply for the programme should have a minimum work experience of three years. It does not matter even if the candidates were not employed during the time of enrolment. There is also no age bar for the course,” he said.
Stating that the PGDBM would be offered on par with Post-Graduate Programme in Management, Agnihotri said the programme would have 18 core courses and 15 electives in various specialisations, including marketing, finance and operations, and the total course fee was `9 lakhs.
“Tentatively, classes would be held between 6 pm and 9 pm for four days a week. The total period of the course is 960 hours and candidates would have to undergo eight weeks of industry project, may be in their own
organisations,” said the Director and stressed that the objective of the programme was to employ more managers.
Maintaining that the PGDBM was already offered in IIM Calcutta, Bangalore and Ranchi, he said IIM-T would conduct the programme with its own faculty members.
The course would begin from August 2012.
A maximum of 60 candidates would be offered admission and the announcement regarding the same would be made in July. Candidates would have to appear for a written examination to qualify for the interview, he explained. The Chennai campus would also be used for placement and pre-placement for PGPM students, he said and added that the institute would soon start a short-term programme on Management Development.