Released: May 8, 2020 12:40:37 pm
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has inaugurated the one-year full-time Executive Post Graduate student Programme (EPGP) batch of 2020-21, virtually. IIM-B has become the third in order to commence its academic cycle among the lockdown, earlier IIM-Calcutta plus IIM-Ahmedabad have also started their courses online.
A total associated with 73 students joined IIM-Bangalore’s EPGP this year of which 10 per cent had been female students. The average work connection with the cohort is seven many years, with minimum experience of five along with a maximum of 11 years, the company informed. As many as 85 per cent from the students are from an architectural background. Majority of the professionals hail through the private field followed by public sector, government, and NGOs. The production sector (14 students) dominates the present cohort.
Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Private hospitals Group, India, who was chief visitor at the inauguration ceremony said, “‘Be resilient, find opportunities in crisis, and reinvent yourself”.
“This is the era of sustainability, responsibility, and how we give back to society. It is time we shift from a traditional form of learning to innovative learning. We should be adaptive to change, share knowledge, and be courageous to fight the odds,” she added.
Rajat Mathur, Primary at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and EPGP alumnus, also deal with the batch through video webinar, “As you transition from a professional to a student, you may have to unlearn and innovatively relearn some lessons with an open mind. Create a competitive advantage for yourself by identifying your differentiating skills and play on them to step up. Leverage your strengths and skills and collaborate with your classmates to solve organisational problems. Do not let biases from your past affect your learning. As a leader, you will be projected as an epitome of ethics. You not only represent yourself, but the brand too.”
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