IIM Lucknow PGPSM: Programme on Corporate demand; know the eligibility & admission criteria

| 18 March 2017 0925 IST

IIM Lucknow's Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM) meets the corporate demand in the changing business environment
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PGPSM programme is designed to help managers to develop an ethos of environment and social responsibility and equip them with holistic skills

IIM Lucknow’s Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM) meets the corporate demand in the changing business environment which is more concerned on social and sustainability issues.

In view of the PGPSM Programme Head Prof Sushil Kumar, ‘Sustainability agenda has received a major push because of voluntary norms and proactive steps taken by some industry associations.  Businesses are increasingly aligning their vision and strategies with national and global Sustainable Development objectives. The PGPSM empowers the candidates with the right decision making perspective in view of the various Sustainability issues being faced by corporate and industry.’

PGPSM is one of the important management programmes of IIM Lucknow and is conducted at its Noida campus. The programme is only 2 years old and was launched in 2015. Due to its multi facet approach and great learning, the programme has tremendously captured the attention of corporate and industry which is passing through various Sustainability issues impacting its decision making.

PGPSM aligns Business to Environment
Public awareness about environmental degradation, global warming, climate change, and socio-economic implications of corporate action have increased remarkably in recent times. This has radically transformed business paradigms around the world.

The PGPSM programme is designed to help managers to develop an ethos of environment and social responsibility and equip them with holistic skills to handle varied sustainability challenges.

How to get admission
Admission to PGPSM at IIM Lucknow is possible only with good score in Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs every year in the month of November/December. For admission 2017, the minimum required CAT 2016 percentile for 1st stage shortlisting for PGPSM 2017-19 batch remained 85 overall and 80 in each section.

Last date to apply for PGPSM Lucknow is sometime in February 1st week. For admission 2017 it was February 5, 2017. Those who wished to join PGPSM 2017-19 at IIM Lucknow had to upload the Special Form for PGPSM.

Eligibility to apply
Only those who have 2 years of work experience are eligible to apply for IIM Lucknow PGPSM programme and the option should be exercised at the time of completing the CAT registration form. At present the average work experience of the batch is 4.5 years.

Crack WAT & PI to get admission
Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal round (PI) are the 2 components of PI round for PGPSM 2017-19 batch. The process has already started on February 9 and will be over on April 3 for admission to PGPSM 2017-19. The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks.

Component

Duration

What it evaluates

Writing Ability Test (WAT)

15 minutes

Test of writing skill, flow of thought and relevance

Personal Interview (PI)

12-15 minutes

Your personality, communication skill, knowledge of surroundings, social awareness

Weightage in final selection
A candidate’s final score for selection in PGP-SM programme for the batch 2017–19 will be calculated on the basis of the assigned weights as given below-

Sl No.

Component

Weight for PGP-SM programme

1

CAT 2016 score

30

2

Academic Performance (12M + GM)

5+5

3

Diversity Factor (DFa +DFb)

5

4

Work experience

5

5

Writing Ability Test (WAT)

10

6

Personal  Interview (PI)

40

PGPSM students at IIM Lucknow have the ideal blend of past academic qualification, work experience and exposure to Management and Business Sustainability issues. Their grounding in sustainability is further strengthened by the nine month long Integrated project which lets them experience first-hand and resolve sustainability challenges in the corporate sphere. This opens opportunities for them in industry, consultancies, regulatory agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Companies having divisions like sustainability, environment, climate change, energy, green products and those in the social sector are the prospective recruiters for these students.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on IIM Lucknow PGPSM 2017-19 admission

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