IIM-K launches 1-year programme in business leadership (PGP-BL), Apply Now

IIM Kozhikode has recently launched 1-year programme in business leadership for the working executives. Find all the important details about the programme, such as, important dates, eligibility, and registration process here.

Created On: Jun 14, 2019 13:41 IST
IIM-K launches 1-year programme
IIM-K launches 1-year programme

The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) has launched one-year Post-Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL) for the working executives to prepare business leaders for the industry. It is a full-time, residential programme that will cater to the needs of young professionals with relevant work experience who aspire to grow at top positions in the corporate.

On the launch of this programme, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM-K, said "This leadership programme aims to systematically nurture and shape experienced minds into high potential leaders who are authentic, capable, multi-dimensional, and grounded in core values. The programme will transcend conventional management instruction and pedagogy to provide focused learning". He also added that "While we have put together just the most appropriate content in the curriculum, the highlight of the programme would be the learning methods that would attempt to bring out true leadership potential of the candidates through personalised and reflective learning approaches."

He mentioned that the programme candidates pursuing this programme will get a chance to innovate and the pogramme follows unique curriculum and pedagogy that combines diverse perspectives to provide holistic inputs to the candidates.

Prof. Venkataraman, chairperson of PGP-BL, said, "Finding ready leadership talent has become increasingly difficult. Large companies today expect their HR departments to play a strategic role in identifying high potential candidates within the organization early on and groom them for bigger roles towards developing a leadership pipeline. We would expect that corporations committed to development of leaders who combine both professional and organizational values, would encourage and facilitate their select executives to apply to the programme and discover their leadership potential."

About PGP-BL

Candidates enrolling for PGP-BL will undergo intensive in-class training, inspiring off-campus and immersive international components that will focus on their holistic development. A candidate needs to pay fee of INR.22,50,000/- (Indian Rupees Twenty Two Lakh Fifty Thousand Only) plus taxes as applicable. This fee includes program delivery, books and instruction material, in-campus hostel accommodation, and access to all in-campus facilities such as the library along with the fees for the International Immersion module and a travel allowance for domestic industry immersion module.

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PGP-BL Important Dates

The important dates of the PGP-BL course are as under:

Important Events


Online Application commences

June 14, 2019

Online Application closes

August 15, 2019

Intimation of Interview Shortlist

August 30, 2019

Interview Begins

September 2019

Foundation Module Commences

October 22, 2019

Classes Commence

November 1, 2019

Eligibility Criteria for PGP-BL

A candidate needs to possess following eligibilty criteria to get registered for the course:

  1. Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% or equivalent CGPA
  2. Minimum 3 years work experience after completion of graduation (and preferably less than 7 years)
  3. A valid GMAT/CAT score

How to apply for PGP-BL?

In order to apply for the PGP-BL, candidates need to apply on the official website. An application fees of Rs. 2000/- + Plus Taxes as applicable, needs to be paid in order to get registered for the course.

Direct link to apply for PGP-BL: Apply Now

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The programme has been launched after observing the gap in the demands of the corporate and the supply of the skill set among the candidates. Corporate have different demands for the skill set that they look forward to in the potential recruits. The programme will provide adequate inputs to help the candidate gain high-potential, become mid-level to take up leadership roles in future within the organization.

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