27 Nov 2018 17:33 IST

IIM-K inaugurates 11th batch of EPGP

The 2018-2020 batch has 233 participants

The 11th batch of the Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management for working professionals was inaugurated at IIM-K campus on November 26.

The EPGP in Management offers a judicious blend of theory and practice and is a two-year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme offered on a combination of in-campus module and interactive learning platform. A unique feature of the programme is its in-built concern to impart management education to working professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills. The 2018-2020 batch has 233 participants.

While addressing the new batch of students, Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said, “The admissions to the EPGP programme saw 46 per cent increase, with an average experience of 8.8 years. Such a profile is a testimony to the increased preference of our programme and goes on to show that it is well received by the industry.”

Post the inaugural session, a plenary session was organised where Sanjay Gupta, Editor in Chief and CEO of Jagran Prakashan Ltd, delivered a lecture. He spoke on the importance of passion to bring to the work life. He suggested the EPGP participants to keep on improving themselves by reading and practicing the wisdom drawn from good books. He emphasised the role of balancing the career and family life of the participants. He also elaborated on the changes happening in the media and the role of technology which is disrupting media companies.