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IIM C PGPEX-VLM

PGPEX-VLM is a unique program that is being conducted jointly by 3 premier institutes of India viz. IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.

Selection of candidate is based on the following factors:

  • Professional Experience
  • Academic record
  • Personal interviews
  • Relevance and pertinence of the candidate’s Statement of Purpose
  • Quality of the professional recommendations submitted by the candidate 
  • Engineering Aptitude Test (If shortlisted)
  • GMAT®/GRE is not mandatory – if these scores are available – they are treated as part of the candidate’s academic record

(Details for the 2017-18 batch have not been released as yet. While it is assumed that the admissions cycle will follow a similar calendar, IMS will upload the relevant information as soon as it is available)

The application window and the schedule of activities are as below:

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ADMISSIONS AND ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF 2016-17 ACADEMIC SESSION (10TH BATCH)
September 23, 2015, Wednesday -Times of India (Tentative) Admission notification in National Dailies
October 14, 2015, Wednesday - Economic Times  
November 30,2015, Monday Last date of submission of Application Form enclosed with Demand draft of Rs.2,500 as an application fee drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and payable at Kolkata.
December 7, 2015 , Monday Announcement of Short listed candidates for test & Interview
December 20, 2015 , Sunday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Aptitude test and Interview at IIM Calcutta
December 20, 2015 , Sunday 8:00 pm Announcement of Final list of selected candidates and waiting list candidates.

Candidates accepted to the IIM C PGEX-VLM  need to fulfill these minimal criteria:

  • Have a First-Class Graduate Engineering degree  with First Division/ First Class Marks from SLC/ Madhyamik
  • Self sponsored candidates, not in service. - Minimum 4½ (four and half) to maximum 10 (ten) years of work experience in manufacturing, engineering and related sector; holding responsibilities in production planning and control, research, design and development, quality control, plant engineering, maintenance, supply chain, construction etc.
  • Sponsored candidates need to have minimum 4½ (four and half) years work experience only. In these cases, there is no upper limit of experience.
  • Candidates on study leave also need to have minimum 4½ (four and half) years work experience only. In these cases, there is no upper limit of experience and are eligible for participating in the placement process only on submission of “No Objection Certificate” from the Company/ Employer. Please note that participation in placement process does not guarantee placement.
  • The date of computation of the number of years of work experience shall be upto 29th February 2016 for the academic year 2016‐17

The fees for the PGPEX-VLM have to be paid according to schedules and to different institutes. The schedule is as follows:

  • TO BE PAID TO INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA. D H. ROAD, JOKA, KOLKATA 700104 Program Acceptance/Process Fee of Rs. 60,000/= to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Calcutta ” payable at any Bank in Kolkata along with the acceptance of the admission offer latest by Monday, 18th January, 2016 and 18th February 2016, Thursday in case of waiting list candidates offered admission.

  • TO BE PAID AT PGPEX‐VLM OFFICE, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA. D H. ROAD, JOKA, KOLKATA 700104 Program fee of Rs.3,52,500/= to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Calcutta” payable at any Bank in Kolkata latest by Friday, April 1, 2016.

  • TO BE PAID AT PGPEX‐VLM OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL & MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR, KALYANPUR, KANPUR‐208016 Program Fee of Rs.1,95,000/‐ to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur”, payable at any Bank in Kanpur latest by Monday, July 21, 2016

  • TO BE PAID AT PGPEX‐VLM OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS, CHENNAI‐600 036 Program fee of Rs. 1,95,000/‐ to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Technology Madras”, payable at any Bank in Chennai latest by Monday, September 15, 2016

  • TO BE PAID AT PGPEX‐VLM OFFICE, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA, D. H. ROAD, JOKA, KOLKATA‐700 104 Final Program fee of Rs.97,500 to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Calcutta”, payable at any Bank in Kolkata by Monday, November 14, 2016.

*Program Fees for the 2017-18 intake have not been released as yet.

  • Class Size: 39
  • Average Age: 28 years
  • International Experience In: 10+ countries

Work Experience Highlights

  • Average Experience: About 5 years 7 months
  • 33% of the batch has international exposure
  • 31% of the batch has work experience in the 6-8 years range
  • 31% of the batch has work experience in the 5-6 years range
  • 35% of the batch has work experience that is almost 5 years
  • 3% of the batch has work experience greater than 3 years

Industry wise break-up of the batch

  • Energy: 25%
  • Automotive: 23%
  • Metals & Mining: 21%
  • Heavy Machinery: 9%
  • Pharmaceuticals : 5%
  • Chemicals: 4%
  • Infrastructure: 4%
  • IT: 4%
  • Ship Building: 2%
  • FMCG: 3%

Function wise break-up of the batch

  • Product Management: 27%
  • Manufacturing: 23.9%
  • Supply Chain Management: 14.1%
  • Maintenance: 9.8%
  • Business Development:8.7%
  • Business Excellence: 7.6%
  • Engineering: 5.4%
  • Quality Assurance: 3%

The entire application for the IIM C PGPEX VLM program is online. The documents that need to be sent with the IIM C PGPEX VLM online application include:

  • Duly filled-in application form
  • Application fee paid by demand draft / banker’s cheque
  • GMAT® /GRE score – treated as part of academic record
  • Proof of proficiency in English, if applicable
  • Attested / notarized copies of transcripts of examinations passed / degrees obtained.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Application Form:

The application form is a very important component of the IIM C PGPEX-VLM   application.  Every word in the application is vital and the overall presentation of the application forms should not be overlooked. IMS Experts will review your IIM C PGPEX –VLM application form to ensure that messaging is consistent and presentation on target.

Application Essays:

Candidates applying to the IIM C PGPEX -VLM  are required to submit essays . It is through these documents that the IIM C PGPEX- VLM admissions committee understands your story, your thought process and your ambitions. Your Statement of Purpose and Application Essays should cover the following themes:

  1. Your career goals
  2. Your accomplishments
  3. Your leadership potential
  4. Your ability to collaborate with people
  5. Your strengths and weaknesses.

You are evaluated on the basis of the impact you have – showcased via your essays. Your essays are a way for you to talk to the admissions committee and make a compelling case for your candidature.

Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s):

It is via your recommendation letters that the IIM C PGPEX-VLM admissions committee gets an evaluation of your candidacy from a third party perspective. Your recommenders assess you on the following aspects:

  1. Your goals
  2. Your accomplishments
  3. Your leadership ability
  4. Your  teamwork ability
  5. Your analytical aptitude
  6. Your fit with the IIM C PGPEX

Your recommendations have to be in synchronization with what you showcase in your application essays.

Test Scores:

The IIM C PGPEX –VLM accepts the GMAT®/GRE  scores. Your performance on these tests is treated as  part of your academic record. Should you be shortlisted – you have to appear for an Engineering Aptitude test whose scores then determine admissions.

  • Total No. of Students: 50
  • Average Compensation: INR 14.79 Lacs
  • Highest Compensation: INR 22.50 Lacs
Sector-wise Distribution of Final Offers
Total offers %
Consulting 21 55
IT 1 2
Automotive 11 29
Engineering /Heavy Engineering 3 8
Infrastructure 1 3
Supply Chain 1 3

Recruitment Companies

ABB FORSOC CHEMICALS RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
ACC GODREJ RENAULT NISSAN
ACCENTURE HEWLETT PACKARD RENOIR CONSULTING
ADANI POWER LTD. HITACHI SAIL
ALGHANIM INDUSTRIES INFOSYS SESA GOA
AMAZON ITC LTD. SHINSEI BANK
ANAND GROUP JEWELEX SONA KOYA
ASHOK LEYLAND JOHN DEERE TAKE SOLUTIONS
BEKAERT JSW STEEL TATA CUMMINS
BHARAT FORGE JUBILANT LIFESCIENCES TATA POWER
BIOSENSE TECHNOLOGIES KPMG TATA STEEL
BMGI L&T TCS
CENTURY PLY L&T INFOTECH TI CYCLES (MURUGAPPA)
CGN CONSULTING MAHINDRA SATYAM TORRENT POWER
CHEERS INTERACTIVE MAHINDRA TWO-WHEELERS TVS MOTOR
CHEMTURA CORPN. MAPRO FOODS UNIPRES
CII MARKETS & MARKETS UNISYS
CRANEFLOW MCKINSEY & CO. VALCON
CUMMINS MCNALLY BHARAT VEDANTA
DAIMLER INDIA MSP STEEL VIRSTRA I-TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LTD.
DR. REDDY'S LAB. MURUGAPPA GROUP VNL
DRL NBC BEARING VOLTAS
EMPIRE INDUSTRIES P. M. DIMENSION WARTSILA
ESCORTS PWC WHEELS INDIA
ESSAR STEEL RELIANCE CEMENT WIPRO LIMITED
ESSDEE ALUMINIUM RELIANCE ENERGY

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