IIM Indore welcomed the new batches of the Virtual Learning Programme for Executives- Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Product Management (PGCPM) and Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Finance (PGCPF-05) on October 31 and November 01, 2020, respectively. The total number of participants registered for PGCPM is 26 and for PGCPF is 34.
In his address to the both the programme participants, Professor Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore emphasized on the three P’s- Purpose, Passion and Persistence. ‘We need to find out what change we would like to bring in the society and nation as a whole—and that would be our purpose. Once we find out the purpose, we need to follow that with passion and dedication. We need to understand that we derive our identity from our passion, and not the designation we hold. We need to remain persistence—which isn’t only about hard work; but also knowing what we would like to do. Invest your time in something you like and that would help you grow’, he said.
During the inauguration of PGCPM, Professor Abhishek Mishra, Programme Coordinator-PGCPM and Faculty, IIM Indore talked about the evolving role of product managers—right from being just a manager for existing products, to one where they need to be part of new product development teams as well. ‘Understanding the new product development process and its intricacies is the key and this programme will help the participants appreciate the entire lifecycle of a product, from creation to elimination, he said. Ms. Sarita Digumarti, COO & Co-Founder, Jigsaw Academy, said that the programme has been codeveloped with IIM Indore to deliver maximum value to the participants and ensures that participants get a holistic view of the product management discipline. She also indicated that the complementary insights from academia (IIM Indore) and practice (Jigsaw) will help the pedagogy to be unique and complete.
During the inauguration of PGCPF-05, Professor Rajhans Mishra, Programme Coordinator & Faculty, IIM Indore explained about features and curriculum of the programmes. Mr. Darayus Mehta, Founder Director, VC Now and Mr. Tushar Ladda, Business Partner, VC Now also joined the inauguration virtually. Mr. Mehta noted that in a disruptive pandemic like this, neither the strongest survive nor the most Intelligent Organizations survive. It is the most adaptable and flexible Organizations that survive. This programme will help the participants overcome the confusion and provide many insights. ‘VCNow is extremely happy to associate with IIM Indore in delivering high quality executive education based programmes across multiple cities in India, simultaneously, without losing the effectiveness and interactivity of a physical class room. It combines the advantages of distance learning with the efficacy of a face-to-face interaction’, he said.
The programme concluded with a Q&A session with the participants.