IIM Bangalore inaugurates One-Year MBA 2019-20; Admits 80 students, Average GMAT is 699, Work-experience is 7.5 Yrs
IIM Bangalore inaugurated its One-year Full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) batch of 2019-20 on March 27, 2019. A total of 80 executives, with 18 female participants, have been admitted to the program. The average age of the batch is 30 Years. In terms of work experience, the batch average is 7.5 Years. EPGP admits candidates only through GMAT Score. The average GMAT score is 699.
On the occasion, Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, congratulated the new batch by saying that they have taken a very wise decision to invest one year to study in a top rated programme. “It is not about changing tracks or boosting your career. The EPGP at IIMB would be a completely transformational journey for you. I would advise you learn fast as the world is changing, so be aligned to the changes and to your goals.” Mr Vikram Utamsingh, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal India, was the Chief Guest at the program inauguration ceremony on March 27.
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IIM Bangalore EPGP 2019-20 Batch Profile
Here are the highlights of the new batch.
- Total candidates admitted: 80 students, 62 Male candidates and 18 Females
- Average Age is 30 Years; Minimum - Age 26; Maximum - Age 41
- Work Experience Average is 7.5 Years; Minimum - 5.2 years; Maximum Age - 15.6 years
- GMAT Score Average is 699; Maximum - 770; Minimum - 650
- 7 have Degrees from IITs; 8 from NITs
- International Experience is possessed by 29 Students
- There are 13 candidates from the Public Sector, 61 from Private, four from Government, one from NGO and one is self-employed.
On the occasion, EPGP Chair, Professor R Narayanaswamy, IIMB faculty from the Finance & Accounting area, welcomed the incoming batch and gave an overview of the programme.
Professor G Sabarinathan, Chair, Admissions & Financial Aid, and IIMB faculty in the Finance & Accounting area, shared the batch profile. Prof. Sabarinathan pointed out that in the IIMB EPGP Batch of 2019-2020, there has been an improvement in gender ratio from 21% to 22%, an increase in international work experience from 26% to 36%, PSU/Government sector from 12% to 21%, and engineering from 81% to 86%. There are more students from the finance sector (6%) and energy sector (21%). “We have a class of students from fairly diverse backgrounds. The next one year will be rewarding for all of you and you will emerge as transformed individuals,” he added.
Professor Abhoy K Ojha, Dean, Academic Programmes and IIMB faculty from the Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management area, briefed the students about the administrative set up of the programme, and discussed the nature of engagement required from the students for this challenging programme. Shruti Sharma, Vice President, Development, Salaam Bombay Foundation and alumna of EPGP Class of 2011, shared her learnings and takeaways from IIMB with Batch XI of EPGP. “The USP of the program is that we all come with experience, which helps us understand problems better and ways to solve them. We start thinking differently and the learning becomes a part of us.”
The IIMB EPGP is an intensive one-year MBA program programme designed to enhance skills and capabilities essential for responsible positions at senior management levels. Challenging and globally oriented, the objective of this programme is to produce future leaders who can handle the dynamic corporate environment.