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IIM Shillong PGPEX is an International Program in which the participants go through rigorous academic process of IIM Shillong and spend about 4 months at The Ocean University of China, understanding the culture and management principles of the country.

Candidates are selected on the basis of factors such as:

  • CAT /GMAT® score
  • Academic performance
  • Work experience
  • Personal interviews
  • Relevance and pertinence of the candidate’s Statement of Purpose
  • Quality of the two professional recommendations submitted by the candidate 

Candidates need to demonstrate intellectual curiosity, leadership potential and the determination to succeed

(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)

Important Dates
Online Application Start date 01 January 2016
Last Date of Applying through Online Module 30 April 2016, 17:55 Hrs.(UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Final Results & Admission Offer Latest by 30 June, 2016
Registration Date 07 October 2016

(the years of the test will change according to the intake)

The Candidate must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a working mid-level executive from reputed organizations operating out of emerging economies.
  • Have at least a bachelor degree in any discipline, work experience of managerial / supervisory roles (05 years and above is desirable)
  • Have a CAT (percentile of the test taken in either of the years 2014 and 2015) and/GMAT® (scores for the past three years). Appropriate relaxations may be granted for candidates with strong managerial/supervisory role experience.  
  • Must be of a  Maximum up to 35 years as on Date of Registration

For Indian Nationals: INR 13 Lakhs

This fee includes tuition fee and accommodation fee in India and China only. The candidates will have to bear the cost of food, Visa+ fee, Entry fee and Air/Surface travel, etc. connected with this program. The approximate estimated cost of such heads of expenditure is expected to be in the range of INR 2 lakh to INR 5 lakh (USD 4,000 to USD 10,000).

The class consists of 16 exceptional individuals.

Work Experience profile

  • Average Work Experience – 7 years
  • Range of Work Experience 5-16 years

Sector wise Profile

  • Banking 6%
  •  IT, Consulting, Telecom 50%
  • Logistics 6%
  • Mining & Metals 6%
  • Petroleum 6%
  • Power 13%
  • Manufacturing 13%

Function wise Profile

  • Project Management 19%
  • Training 7%
  • Procurement 6%
  • Operations 19%
  • General Banking 6% I
  • T Management, CRM 31%
  • Strategy 6% Engineering
  • Consulting 6%

Age Profile

  • The average age of the batch is 29 years

IIM S PGPEX  offers an online admissions process.

Application Form:

The application form is a very important component of the IIM SPGPEX 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 I EPGP application form to ensure that messaging is consistent and presentation on target.

Application Essays:

Candidates are required to submit a Statement of Purpose (word length 300 – 500) and essays . It is through these documents that the IIM S PGPEX  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 S PGPEX  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 S PGPEX 

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

Test Scores:

The IIM S PGPEX  accepts both the GMAT® and CAT scores. Your performance on the GMAT® gives the admissions committee an understanding of your ability to cope with an academically rigorous curriculum. However, no “cut off” criteria is applied to the GMAT® scores.

  • Average Salary of all the placed participants was 19.6 LPA
  • Highest Salary was 26 LPA
  • 71.4% of students received  an offer of more than 15 Lakhs

Industry Wise Placements

  • 43% of the class was placed in Retail
  • 14% of the class was placed in Consultancy
  • 14% of the class was placed in Brand Management
  • 29% of the class was placed in Environment research and management

Recruitment Companies

KPMG Yodlee Infotech Hewlett Packard
Biocon Aviva India Misys Software Solutions
Saipem Capco Icreon Tech
Smart Cube CLP India IL&FS
Foton Motors Intertek Shapoorji Pallonji
NPCI Dun & Bradstreet NIIT Spaciate Consulting
HSBC Jindal Steel and Power United Spirits
Maruti Egon Zehnder Tecnova
High Radius HCL McKinsey Solutions
Mu Sigma Groupon Al Babtain Group
ABC Consultants Zomato

Internships in China were with the following companies:

Diminco You Hua Law Firm Shanghai Freight System Limited
Tyrex International SunRui Marine China Material Supply & Transportation
Go World Group Qingdao Mutrade Fortune Investment Bank
 Hisense International  MKL technologies Agility
Mahindra Satyam Tech Mahindra

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