PGPEX-VLM - FAQs

About the Post Graduate Program For Executives for Visionary Leaders in Manufacturing

About the Post Graduate Program For Executives for Visionary Leaders in Manufacturing

What is the PGPEX-VLM?

The PGPEX-VLM refers to IIMC'S full-time one-year residential Post Graduate Programme in Manufacturing Management. This is comparable in rigor and content to a regular one-year full-time MBA programme offered by MIT-LFM.

What are the evaluation criteria during the program? Will I have to pass examination at the end of the Program to get the Diploma?

Each course will have continuous evaluation system based on pedagogy and can include examination, term projects, class interaction etc. Each course will be graded and grade point average will be calculated for each term and full course. You will be required to maintain prescribed academic standard to complete the course. Inability to do so will result in dismissal from the programme as per the prescribed regulation of each Institute.

What is the Program calendar? Would there be breaks in between the modules?

Visit https://www.iimcal.ac.in/programs/pgpex-vlm for Important Dates for Admissions and Academic Calendar.

Does successful completion of PGPEX-VLM program leads to an MBA degree?

A diploma will be awarded jointly by IIMC, IITK and IITM. The diploma conferred is titled "Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives in Manufacturing (PGDM for Executives in Manufacturing).” This is equivalent to other PGDM offered by all premier institutes in India.

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria

What are the criteria for admission to the PGPEX-VLM Programme?

The eligibility criteria are:

  • Students must possess a first-class graduate or post-graduate degree in any discipline of engineering from leading engineering colleges/institutions.
  • Minimum 4½ (four and half) to maximum 10 (ten) years full-time post qualification work experience.
  • Written test.
  • Personal interview.
  • GMAT score is optional.

What is the GMAT?

The GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is a globally recognised test for admission to business schools.

Is it mandatory to take the GMAT before applying to the PGPEX-VLM?

A GMAT/GRE score is not mandatory. It is optional.

I have a GMAT or a GRE score. Do I have to appear for the Written Test?

Yes, you will have to appear for the Written Test. All candidates short‐listed on the basis of Application Form will have to appear in the Written Test.

Application Process

Application Process

I do not have a GMAT score. Am I eligible for applying to PGPEX-VLM?

Yes, you are eligible. GMAT/GRE score is not mandatory.

Do I get a Post-Graduate Diploma at the completion of the Program?

A Joint Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives in Manufacturing will be awarded jointly by IIMC, IITK, and IITM on successful completion of the program subject to compliance of all formalities and terms by the candidate.

What are the estimated expenses for boarding, lodging, and industry tours?

  • Cost of accommodation and boarding at IIM/IIT: approximately Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 8,000 pm (on actuals)
  • Cost of domestic visits/ tours: approximately Rs. 60,000/- Sixty thousand(on actuals)
  • Cost of international visit/ tours: approximately Rs. 2 lacs (on actuals)

What is the batch size of the Program?

The batch size is 40 for academic year 2022-23.

Will I be provided family accommodation during my course work?

No family accommodation would be provided. Furnished single/twin sharing basis accommodation would be provided.

What are the evaluation criteria during the Program and will I have to pass examination at the end of the Program to get the Diploma?

Each course will have continuous evaluation system based on pedagogy and can include examination, term projects, class interaction etc. Each course will be graded and grade point average will be calculated for each term and full course. You will be required to maintain prescribed academic standard to complete the course. Inability to do so will result in dismissal from the programme as per the prescribed regulation of each Institute.

Would there be any essay questions and/or recommendations in application form?

Yes, and they are closely considered for selection along with other experience credentials.

I applied last year didn’t get through to final selection , can I apply again?

Yes, as long as you fulfill eligibility criteria you can apply, your last failure would not be accounted for selection.

What is the structure of the Written Test?

The duration of the Written Test is 2 hours. The test comprises three parts. Part I consists of analytical ability, Part II verbal abilities and Part III engineering aptitude.

What will be the pattern of engineering aptitude section in the written test?

There is no prescribed syllabus for the engineering aptitude section of the Written Test. The idea is to test the candidate's ability to apply some fundamental engineering concepts across various disciplines. Specific and advanced level preparation of any particular branch of engineering is not required.

Fees

Fees

Can I pay the fees in installments?

Yes. Total course Fee of Rs. 13,50,000 lakhs have to be paid in five installments of Rs. 90,000, Rs.6,25,000 (includes Rs. 40,000 as Refundable caution deposit), Rs. 2,92,000, Rs. 2,92,000 & Rs. 90,000 through Payment Gateway (for IIM Calcutta and IIT Madras) and demand draft (for IIT Kanpur) spread over one year duration of the program. The first installment of Rs. 6, 25,000 (includes Rs. 40,000 as Refundable caution deposit) has to be paid within three weeks of selection.

How do I accept the offer of admission?

You may accept the offer made by remitting a non-refundable admission fee of INR 90,000 within the deadline specified in the offer mail. If the amount has not been paid within the deadline, it will be assumed that the applicant is not interested in joining the programme.

Is the admission fee in addition to the tuition fee?

No. The admission fee is part of the tuition fees.

Are the fees and charges paid, refundable on cancellation of offer, admission withdrawal, and nonreporting of registration for any reason?

Fees and Charges paid are not refundable under any circumstances.

Can the admission offer acceptance date be extended?

No. The acceptance dates are fixed by the Admissions Committee. If the acceptance amount is not received by the due date it will be assumed that the applicant is not interested in the programme and the offer made to the applicant will stand automatically withdrawn.

Does this fees include all travel and sundry costs too?

No, candidates have to bear all inland travel charges along with the international industrial visit to Japan.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

I fulfil the eligibility criteria but cannot afford the full tuition fee. Can the IIMC help?

Financial Aid is provided to students in the form of loans. Loans: Student loans are available through a few leading financial institutions.

When can one apply for an educational loan?

Once the admission process has been completed, all admitted students will be informed of the loan application process.

Can I get a sponsorship from the company where I am working?

Yes. Applicants are encouraged to get themselves sponsored by their employers.

Are there any other criteria to be fulfilled by the applicant for getting sponsorship from their employer?

No, there are no separate admission criteria for such candidates and the regular admission procedure will apply.

How does one apply to companies for sponsorships?

Each company has its own policies on sponsoring of high potential employees. It is up to you to ensure sponsorship from the company you are currently employed with.

Is there a different fee structure for sponsored students?

No. The fee structure and the selection criteria are universally applicable.

Does IIMC offer any sponsorship / fees waiver to candidates of this program?

No such provisions are available at present

Internship

Internship

Is there a summer internship at the IIMC? If yes, how does it work?

  • Yes there is a summer internship and also an international visit of Japan.
  • Cost of domestic visits: approximately Rs. 60 thousand (on actuals)
  • Cost of international visit: approximately Rs. 2 lacs (on actuals)

When and how internship is offered?

IIMC invites companies on campus to offer 4–6-week internship to VLM candidates, but selection is solely dependent on student’s caliber and company’s policy. Institute in no way guarantees selection to all.

Placements

Placements

When do the Placements start?

Placements normally start in the mid 7th term and go on for a week. The final offers are made/decided during the placement weeks only.

Does the IIMC guarantee placements? What are the placements for graduates of the IIMC PGPEXVLM likely to be?

No commitment can be made on this. The IIMC does not guarantee placements but every effort is made by the Career Development Cell Office to help students find and secure their ideal career opportunities.

How was the placement scenario this year? Which are the companies that recruited this year? What was the average salary offered? What are the kinds of companies expected to visit the campus visit at the end of the course?

Do IIMC follow similar placement process as that of PGP or PGPEX programs?

As this program caters to specialized industry and also considering that the candidates are with considerable amount of industry experience a rolling process has been designed to suit and fit their schedule.

Are Sponsored students eligible for placement

No

Are students on sabbatical/study leave by the employer eligible for placement

Students on sabbatical/study leave would qualify for eligibility for placement on submission of No objection Certificate (NOC) along with relevant documents (in original) indicating grant of sabbatical by the current employer.

Faculty

Infrastructure & Facilities

Infrastructure & Facilities

Are all students required to live on campus?

Given the rigor of the course, it is a fully residential programme for all students.

Do you provide family accommodation for married students?

No family accommodation would be provided. Furnished single/twin sharing basis accommodation would be provided.

What are the estimated expenses for boarding, lodging?

Cost of accommodation and boarding at IIM/IIT: approximately Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 8,000 pm (on actuals)

What are the facilities provide on campus?

  • ICICI Bank ATM
  • Daily Needs store
  • SBI Bank & ATM
  • Recreation Centre – Equipped with Swimming pool, basketball court, Tennis, Table Tennis, badminton court, Gymnasium, etc.
  • House Keeping
  • TVs, Washing machines in addition to laundry service

Meeting the Alumni

Miscellaneous