IIM Indore launched the ninth batch of its one-year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) on April 17, 2017. The current batch consists of 48 (42 men and 6 women participants) highly experienced professionals from diverse industry domains.
Mr. Abhinav Goel,Country Head – Emerging Corporates at India Ratings & Research (formerly Fitch Rating India); was the Chief Guest for the inauguration. The event commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Chief Guest; Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore; Professor Ashish Sadh, Chair, EPGP, Professor Kamal K. Jain, Dean (Academic) and the participants from the new batch. Professor Ashish Sadh introduced the faculty and the staff members present on the occasion.
Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan delivered the Welcome Address. He noted that EPGP is one of the important programmes which gives an opportunity to interact with the people from various industries having rich experience, who can shed light on the current trends in the industry. He advised the participants to stay focused and gain as much as possible from the programme, to evolve as a person with more enhanced skillset after the rigorous one-year course. ‘The nature of business is changing rapidly, and buying online has taken deep roots in the industry. There is a huge shift from regular to online retail, artificial intelligence and automation services. Being a part of EPGP during such changing scenario would help participants develop skills required to manage this tremendous changing landscape’, he concluded.
This was followed by the Inaugural Address by Mr. Abhinav Goel. His talk revolved around three key points to success, namely—objective, focus and exploration. ‘During the one-year programme, never lose the sight of the objective you had in mind while investing your time and money into this course. Always remember why you came here, and what you wish to be after graduating from IIM Indore’, he said. He noted that EPGP would give a chance to explore an entirely diverse set of people, coming from various industries along with the diverse education during the foreign immersion. ‘Keep exploring and learning new things’, he said. He encouraged the participants to focus on what they want to become at the end of the year and work hard to achieve the goal.
Professor Kamal K. Jain then delivered the vote of thanks.
The session was followed by a briefing about library resources, plagiarism, and infrastructure facilities, which concluded with a Q&A session.