Post Graduate Program For Executives for Visionary Leaders in Manufacturing

Stream Management
Course Type PG Diploma

Post Graduate Program For Executives For Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) is an MBA program designed for promising engineers drawn from the manufacturing and associated sectors, who have the potential for top management positions. It is a Joint Program of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and supported by Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It is a one-year full-time residential MBA program with 36 weeks classroom interaction, case studies, tutorials, lab sessions, project work at IIMC, IITM and IITK; total of 1032 interaction hours. It also comprises 8 weeks internship in industry and 3 to 4 weeks industry visits in India and abroad. The aim of the program involves development of leadership and management skills together with cutting edge technology awareness and proficiency.


Eligibility criteria

A First‐Class Graduate Engineers with First Division/ First Class Marks from SLC/ Madhyamik

Work experience

Self-sponsored candidates, not in service. ‐ Minimum ​4 12 to maximum 10 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 and candidates on study leave need to have minimum ​4 12 years work experience only. In these cases, there is no upper limit of experience.

Selection process

Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of:

  1. His/her academic background, which has to be consistently first division/first class from high school board examination level to graduation level, relevant work experience

  2. Employer’s recommendations

  3. Bio-data and essays

  4. Performance in the Aptitude Test

  5. Personal interview to be conducted jointly by IIMC, IITK and IITM

The institute also welcomes GMAT score to substantiate academic credence.