23 Dec 2019 19:19 IST

IIM Kozhikode inducts PGP in Business Leadership batch, 33% women

The inaugural batch of PGB-BL

With 67 participants, the group has an average work experience of five years

The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, inducted the first batch of one-year full time Post-Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL) on December 20. The programme is aimed at shaping young graduates with relevant work experience into potential business leaders through a high-intensity and holistic curriculum and regimen, the institute said. Suparna Mitra, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Watches, Titan, and Member of Board of Governors (IIM-Kozhikode) was the chief guest.

The PGP-BL is a one-year, full-time, residential programme that will have as integral elements, a global immersion module, constant industry engagement and placement assistance. The programme is structured to have five terms of eight to nine weeks. The inaugural PGP-BL batch comprises 67 students. The batch has an average work experience of about five years, with 33 per cent women.

Empower personalised learning

Mitra said: “Leadership in the corporate world is not just about leading a group of people but immersing one’s whole self with virtues such as accountability for action, affection towards everyone, audacity to go after the challenges and the abundance of the right attitude.” She encouraged the participants to be pioneers in every aspect of life and learning and to endeavour to consciously combine academic rigour with deep sensitisation to critical aspects of leadership and responsible business, to empower personalised learning and reflection.

Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said: “Businesses, today, need leaders to sustain and thrive in a volatile, connected and non-linear world and this new offering is precisely aimed to fill this gap. This leadership programme aims to systematically nurture and shape experienced minds into high potential leaders who are authentic, capable, multi-dimensional, and grounded in core values.”

“Humility and persistence is the trait of a true leader and IIM Kozhikode prides itself in endeavouring to instil these values in to leaders of tomorrow,” he said.