Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K), will now offer its Executive Post Graduate Programme in Jammu and Kashmir. IIM-K has opened two classroom centres for their Executive Post Graduate Programmes (EPGP); one in Jammu and the second in Kashmir, to offer premium executive management education to the working executives of the northern state.
The initiative would provide an opportunity to enhance managerial and leadership skills for locals who are forced to move to metropolitan cities to pursue higher education, a statement from the institute said.
Executives serving in the Indian Army will also benefit as they will now have access to formal learning of management functions which they can apply in their professional life.
IIM-K stands by its commitment to the nation for embracing the marginalised sections of India's youth in its quest for excellence. Our footprints in Jammu and Kashmir will pave the way for opening the doors of management education to those who need it the most, Professor Debashis Chatterjee, director, IIM-Kozhikode said.
The EPGP IIM-K caters to working professionals and is offered through in-campus classes and Interactive Learning Platform. Classes are conducted during evenings and weekends. IIM-K offers this program with technology partner Hughes Education.
According to the Chairman of Executive Post Graduate Programs, Professor Atanu Adhikari, the initiative is centered on its socially participative academic philosophy and that’s how great and renowned institutions are made. Those who want to enrol will have to apply by August 25. Opening of the two centres will facilitate executives from Jammu and Kashmir to acquire formal management education from a premier institution.
Last month, IIM-K also announced the admission of 54.29% women students in its PGP batch 17 (2013-15) narrowing the gender gap for the first time in the history of IIMs.
IIM-K began its journey of contributing to the growing trend of women leaders from 2010 with an intake of 100 women students. There has been a steady rise of this number from 31.5% in 2010 to 35.48 per cent in 2011, which is commendable.