IIM-A may discontinue MEP course, expand the PGPX programIIM-A may discontinue MEP course, expand the PGPX program
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
24 Oct 2007
The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad may discontinue one of its less popular courses, the Management Education Programme (MEP). On the other hand, it plans to expand its popular Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX).
While the MEP targets managers and entrepreneurs, the PGPX focuses on executives targeting quick promotions.
Currently, there are 40 seats for the MEP while the PGPX has 70 seats. The institute plans to increase the number of seats to 140 for the PGPX, although the faculty council is opposed to the plan as it has only 80 faculty members currently.
If the MEP, which has 400 sessions, is scrapped, its faculty will be diverted to the PGPX program.
Currently, the PGPX program has 570 sessions of which 360 sessions are general sessions and 210 sessions include electives and international immersion.