Indore: Indian Institute of Management Indore will launch from this academic session a five-year integrated post-graduate programme (PGP) in management for students passing class 12th or equivalent courses.
This is perhaps for the first time that an IIM is launching a programme at the undergraduate level. "Beginning with 120 seats, eligibility criteria for this programme is 60 per cent aggregate marks at secondary/10th standard and higher secondary/10+2 level or equivalent for general category students," IIM-Indore Director N Ravichandran told.
As per the norms, OBC, SC/ST students' eligibility percentage would be 55 and seats would be reserved for them from the total 120, he said.
Final selection of students would be made through an aptitude test and personal interview, Ravichandran said.
The annual fee will be Rs 3 lakh for first three years. In fourth and fifth year it would go up to Rs 5 lakh. Fee relaxation for reserved classes will be as per the norms, he said, adding boarding and lodging charges will be separate.
PGP syllabus will cover subjects like mathematics, statistics, logic, computer sciences, introduction to literature and political science, history, exposure to biological sciences, languages, soft skills including leadership and personality developments, he said.
Asked what prompted IIM here to start this course, he said, "So far students were joining master's programme after doing engineering, B Tech and other courses. We think the right time for selection of students for management is after Class 12th. We anticipate that the course would be a success and later on other IIMs would adopt our module."