The Indian Institute of Management- Indore has launched a five-year integrated post-graduate programme in management - a three-year degree programme followed by masters. The first batch scheduled this year will have 120 students.
This will be a 5 years course, designed with a mix of essential skill subjects - maths and statistics, history, literature and political science, biological sciences, languages, finance and accounting, economics and information technology. Apart from classroom lectures, IIM-I has a component on international exposure and an internship at a social organization. The final selection for this course will be based on an aptitude test and interview. The fee for the first three years will be Rs 3 lakh per annum; for next two years, it will be Rs 5 lakh a year.
This indeed has been a major step taken by IIM Indore, which wants to have a presence, both in terms of size and impact.The programmes offered are not restricted to management training only, but includes under-graduate programmes as well. For years, IIMs are known for developing special programmes for corporates and running courses for executives.IIm-Indore has forayed into a new zone that will shape the young minds very carefully.