The fifteenth batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives in Mumbai (PGPMX-Mumbai) began at IIM Indore on August 07, 2021. The programme was inaugurated by Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore; in the presence of Prof. Ashish Sadh, Chair, PGPMX, Prof. Sushanta K Mishra, Dean-Programmes, IIM Indore and all the registered 27 participants, in online mode.
Prof. Rai in his address shared an entirely novel meaning of the PGPMX- Purpose, Grit, Passion, Meaningfulness and eXcellence. He noted that the programme is specifically designed with a contextually relevant curriculum in line with the mission statement of IIM Indore. Explaining the meaning of PGPMX, Prof. Rai said that its vital for everyone to find a ‘Purpose’ in life and understand which way we are headed. ‘Many times, people believe hard work can make them successful, but hard work isn’t adequate. You need to persevere and continue working hard, have the ‘Grit’, and that will make you successful’, he said. He encouraged the new batch comprising executives with years of work experience to be ‘Passionate’ and find their own identity, which isn’t derived from their designations. ‘Try to be ‘Meaningful. Be there for each other, provide a supporting shoulder, unconditional love and undivided attention to all those whom you care for’, he said. He advised the participants to aim for perfection to achieve ‘eXellence’. ‘You need to give your best to this programme and take the best from the learnings’, he concluded.
Prof. Sushanta Mishra advised the participants to learn from the experiences. ‘Experiences are normal and common. But learning is optional. The onus of learning lies with you. It’s up to you as to how much you learn from your experiences and how much you can contribute to society from your knowledge’, he said.
Prof. Sadh gave a briefing on the programme. He mentioned that PGPMX comprises of a rigorous curriculum, that exposes participants to experiential learning and provides avenues for creative collaborations with their peers, faculty, and their organizations. ‘The programme will provide you a platform to enhance your knowledge and hone your skills and competencies to grow higher in your career’, he said.
The batch profile includes executives from myriad domains including engineering, IT, law, commerce, medicine, etc.; with an average work experience of 11.18 years.
About the programme: This two-year, alternate weekend programme offered in the Mumbai Campus of IIM Indore, is uniquely designed for working executives and entrepreneurs, who would like to take the opportunity to become transformational leaders and innovative solution creators in their respective organizations but find it difficult to pursue a full-time programme in management. PGPMX is designed to provide flexibility to working executives to be engaged in their respective professions and at the same time to upgrade their knowledge. Successful completion of the programme would lead to the award of Master of Business Administration degree.