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Friday, April 16, 2010

IIM Kozhikode announces distance learning programme ePGP-2010

IIM Kozhikode (IIM-K) today said it has collaborated with Hughes Net Global Education and will offer an Executive Post Graduate Programme (ePGP) in management studies on an interactive distance learning (IDL) platform to enable working executives acquire a career edge.

The programme, with the help of interactive classroom sessions, aims to provide management education to working professionals to enhance their skills and enable them to complete their post-graduation from an IIM.

The initial programme launched in 2009 saw 150 professionals being certified, director of IIM-K Debashis Chatterjee said.

"IIM-K is focused on learning as a tool to upgrade skills and improve career prospects. We have partnered with Hughes Net Global Education who have excellent platform for classroom learning," he said.

The two-year course comprises 810 classroom instruction hours and 90 hours on-campus learning. During the first year, the curriculum focuses on general management, while in the second year it offers specialisation in two functional areas from marketing, finance, strategy and operations management.

"This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of specialised management functions and thus enable students to advance in their careers by way of promotions and better jobs and is similar to the residential PGP program available at IIM-K," Chatterjee said.

HughesNet Global Education is a satellite based education and training service initiative by Hughes for corporate and working professionals and students.

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