17 Jul 2019 15:18 IST

IIM Bangalore welcomes its 50th EGMP batch

Launched in 2004, over 4,300 participants have completed the programme

The Executive General Management Programme (EGMP) at IIM Bangalore, India’s top ranked B-school, welcomed 73 participants in its 50th batch on June 21.

The EGMP at IIM-Bangalore, launched in December 2004 by five senior faculty members — L S Murty, M S Narasimhan, P D Jose, Vasanthi Srinivasan and Shainesh G — has been the flagship programme in the school’s executive education offerings over the years. Over 4,300 participants have completed this programme over 49 batches.

Prof R Srinivasan, Chair, Executive Education Programmes, IIM-B, said: “This programme has filled an important gap in the learning journey of a middle manager. For those who have the entered professional workplace immediately after a technical education, it becomes imperative that they learn the basics of management thought and specific tools and frameworks as they transition to managing people and teams. This unique programme is offered over a span of 10 calendar months with 40 days of intensive classroom inputs taught by our experienced faculty.”

Learning journey

Prof Shainesh G, faculty from the Marketing area at IIMB and one of the founding directors of the programme, said: “Our mission was to contribute to the leadership pipeline for the rapidly growing industry when we launched the EGMP in 2004. Over the years, the programme has motivated high performers to learn the functional aspects of management and leadership skills by leveraging their own expertise, peer network and participant-centred learning experience at IIM-B.”

Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan, faculty,OBHRM, IIMB, and a founding director of the programme, said: “What makes the EGMP unique for me is that we followed the principles of a good leadership design which at that time was not so well understood — we had an outbound module, focused on personal leadership and functional leadership, and made sure that as coordinators we anchored the module.”

IIM Bangalore’s Executive Education is among the Top 50 globally and is top ranked in India by the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2019.