Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) welcomed the 19th batch of the Post Graduate Programme for Working Executives in Mumbai – PGPMX on July 22, 2023. The batch was inaugurated by Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, heralding the beginning of an enriching and transformative journey for 35 participants (7 females, 28 male participants). Prof. Mit Vachhrajani, Chair – PGPMX was also present on occasion.
In his inspiring speech, Prof. Himanshu Rai brought attention to the common apprehension towards failure, emphasizing that failure should not be feared but embraced as an essential part of the learning process. “We should not view failure as a setback but as a stepping stone to success,” he said, encouraging the new batch to adopt a fearless mindset that embraces experimentation and risk-taking. He then delved into the institute’s commitment to world-class academic standards and the significance of continuous learning. “Our faculty brings a wealth of wisdom, and we believe that the flow of knowledge should be multidirectional. Thus, in this fast-paced and ever-changing world, remaining open to continuous learning, unlearning, and relearning is paramount for staying at the forefront of knowledge and innovation”, he advised.
Prof. Rai proceeded to shed light on IIM Indore’s mission to cultivate socially conscious leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs. “Beyond identifying societal problems, we actively work towards finding innovative solutions,” he asserted. “I encourage this batch to seize the opportunity to be part of this revolutionary change and leverage their knowledge to contribute to the betterment of society.” He urged the new batch to lead with compassion, resilience, and grit. “As you embark on this transformative journey, keep your hearts and minds open, and strive to create the world you have envisioned for yourselves and future generations. Be compassionate to those around you, and utilize your knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the lives of those who are less privileged. This sense of meaningfulness will elevate your accomplishments to greater heights”, he said. Underpinning the entire ethos of IIM Indore, he said that everything we create, every programme we design, is meticulously tailored to address the needs of our nation. “The PGPMX exemplifies our commitment to equipping participants with the precise skill sets that the country requires to thrive in a dynamic business landscape”, he concluded.
Prof. Mit Vacchrajani emphasized the holistic development that the PGPMX programme offers. “This programme not only enhances your professional acumen but also shapes your personality and broadens your perspective,” he said. “Embrace curiosity and be lifelong learners to unlock a multitude of rewards in intellectual growth and personal achievements”, he said.
The batch profile is as follows:
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- Average Work-ex: 12.5 years
- Average Age: 35 years
With the commencement of the PGPMX batch, IIM Indore Mumbai Campus takes another step forward in nurturing exemplary business leaders who will drive positive change and make a significant impact on society.