Prashant Shrivastava

IIMU announces PGPX Admission for Class of 2015
IIMU announces PGPX Admission for Class of 2015

IIMU (Indian Institute of Management Udaipur) has announced admission to its second batch of the PGPX Program starting this January. Realizing the growing industry needs for skilled Supply Chain professionals, IIMU in collaboration with Purdue University, USA had begun this unique 15-month dual degree program in Global Supply Chain Management back in January 2013. Students of this program will be conferred a dual degree – Post Graduate degree in Supply Chain Management (PGPX) by Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur and an MS degree in Global Supply Chain Management by Krannert School of Management, Purdue University of USA. It’s worth mentioning that the IIMU is the only institute in India to offer a globally specialized program in Supply Chain Management along with Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, which ranks among the top 3 institutes of the world in the Operations domain. This unique aspect of the course curriculum is that it provides students with an opportunity to study in a truly global environment.

The entire course is under the guidance of Prof Janat Shah, Director of IIM Udaipur and a vastly experienced professional in the Operations/Supply Chain domain.

A minimum valid GMAT score of 600, a valid TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score, minimum work experience of 30 months and a minimum of 16 years of formal education are a pre-requisite for applying to this course.

But the challenge lies in the fact that each selected student has to obtain final admits from both IIMU and Purdue in order to join this program.

The best part of this program of IIMU has been the industry response and acceptance. Many industry stalwarts have reiterated that the course structure is well-thought out and that the global nature of this program will equip the students with the right skill-set to work in supply-chains, which nowadays are inherently global. This buoyant mood was reflected in the summer hiring for internships wherein, the leading firms in the e-commerce, manufacturing, retail, FMCG and pharma sectors queued up for the 16 pioneers.
As the present students are busy in the last stages of their summer internship and in packing bags for their Purdue stint from August, it has truly been a transformational journey for them. All the 16 executives, who come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds with experience ranging from 2.5 to 8 years, represent a gamut of sectors, namely IT, Retail, Energy, Telecom, Manufacturing, Consulting and Fashion Technology.

IIM’s ability to foresee the future and aptly predict the trends is the main reason why people would be interested in this PGPX program. Working professionals after a stage start feeling stagnation in their career. They begin to lose the charm of corporate world and the zeal to move forward begins to take a back seat. In such scenarios, the executive programs like this one from IIMU could propel the sluggish vehicle of career.

So if you are looking to restart the career with new wings, get set go and grab your seat.