The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) has initiated the Post Graduate Certificate in General Management programme (PGCGM) to develop competence in theoretical foundations of management and simultaneously seeking to inculcate a broad-based understanding of how the theories of management may be applied to managerial problems.
The programme, developed in conjunction with the different academic groups at IIM Calcutta, offers a holistic understanding of the practice of management. Designed as a part-time programme and delivered through the direct-to- device mode, PGCGM provides participants the opportunity to develop applied competencies in general management with minimal impact on their work schedule and professional commitments.
“The demand among young working professionals for having access to state-of-the-art general management education from a premier institute like IIM Calcutta from the convenience of their home or office without having to leave their jobs has hitherto remained under-served. To fulfill this expectation IIM Calcutta has conceived this innovative PGCGM programme aimed at working executives having two to five years’ experience,” Prof Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Dean, New Initiatives and External Affairs, IIM Calcutta said.
This one year programme is aimed at junior and middle level professionals who aspire to develop competencies in general management. The programme will be most useful for managers headed towards responsibilities of senior management and for functional managers moving onto roles in general management.
Moreover, the pedagogy will leverage use of technology and will be highly interactive. Depending on the course, lectures will be enriched with real life case studies, corporate examples and general discussions. Each course will delve into the latest management theories and best practices to enable participants to deal with complex challenges, and capitalise on emerging opportunities.
The duration of the programme is one year. Three hour sessions over the online platform will be held twice a week. The programme includes three campus modules for which participants are required to come to IIM Calcutta campus at Kolkata thrice during the span of one year for face-to-face sessions.
The duration of the three campus modules are five days, nine days and five days respectively. Participation in the campus modules is a mandatory requirement for the successful completion of the programme. All examinations will be held during the campus visits.