May 30th, 2023; Udaipur: Indian Institute of Management Udaipur hosted the inaugural ceremony of the Third batch of its Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for Working Executives (PGDBAWE) program for the academic year 2023-25. It is a twenty-four-month program for working executives who have at least three years of full-time post-qualification work experience. The program offers classes on weekends in a hybrid format that combines online and on-campus modules taught by world-class faculty members to help professionals improve their efficiency and career growth by laying a solid foundation and profound grasp of business management.
The curriculum lays a strong emphasis on management basics as well as elective course options. The classroom sessions use a case-based learning approach, which brings real-life situations into the classroom and encourages students to participate actively in their learning. Seminars, simulations, games, role-plays, guest lectures, and group activities are used to supplement the case approach. Participants are required to adapt, negotiate, and solve problems while honing their interpersonal and communication abilities.
The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Prof. Ashok Banerjee - Director IIM Udaipur, Prof. N. Viswanathan - Chairperson of the Executive Education Committee and Prof. Amish Durgar - Chairperson of the PGDBAWE Program. Mr. Dinesh Gulati - COO of Indiamart Intermesh Ltd., honoured the ceremony as the chief guest for the inauguration.
In total, 66 students enrolled in the PGDBAWE Program. Of these, 20% are female students. The batch of 2023-25 has a diverse student body with experience from various industrial backgrounds. The program has students working in industry sectors like Consulting, EdTech, Financial Services, Fintech, FMCG, Hospitality, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil & Energy, Pharma & Healthcare, Real Estate & Construction. This diverse range of industrial backgrounds can bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program, and students can learn from each other's perspectives and expertise.
In his welcome address, Prof. Ashok Banerjee, Director of IIM Udaipur, said, “Congratulations on your decision to choose the PGDBA WE program at IIM Udaipur. To become a better-informed person, three things are important in your personal and professional life. Three things are important, and I call it ACE. The first one is the power of the Abstract. Develop a habit of searching for a bigger picture, and don't get carried away by episodic events. For this, you have to develop maturity, self-belief and introspection. Second is Communication - there are two ways of communication; sometimes you under-communicate, and sometimes you over-communicate; in my experience, it is better to over-communicate. And the third is to Engage; you should be mentally alert always and do parallel thinking. With parallel thinking, you will be able to find optimal solutions to real-life problems.”
Addressing the incoming batch, Chief Guest Mr. Dinesh Gulati - COO of Indiamart Intermesh Ltd., said, “I am happy to be here at IIM Udaipur, and congratulations on starting this online learning journey. This is a great opportunity for working professionals like you to enhance their knowledge and skills. I compliment you for taking up this opportunity when you are already committed to your job and family, but you still decided to dedicate two years to this course. I am also happy that twenty per cent of this batch are female students. Whatever you will learn here, you will be able to implement and experiment with at your work. It is the perfect time to start with such a two-year intervention as the Indian Economy is growing. Think differently and challenge the conventional ways of doing things to solve problems. This is going to be an exciting phase of your life. Make the best use of this opportunity, and you will be able to explore the best side of yourself.”
The course is a one-on-one coaching program that aims to help participants identify their own unique identities, purpose, vision, and objectives. The total fee for this course is INR 10 lakhs, payable in four instalments before the start of each academic semester. Upon successfully meeting all requirements of the program, including those concerning the examinations, participants will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for Working Executives by IIM Udaipur.