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Application and Admissions Process for Post Graduate Program for Executives

Emergence of India and China as major forces in the contemporary global economy is one of the most significant development of the past quarter century. Their continued growth is likely to influence the course of the future world economy. The growth potential in these economies has not only opened up new business opportunities, but also new challenges. Unlike the past growth trajectory of the developed western nations, the growth path of these emerging economies has to be holistic and inclusive to maintain sustainability of the society. Newer opportunities are thus creating newer problems seeking more sophisticated managerial solutions.

The Post Graduate Program for Executive (PGPEx) is designed for working executives from reputed organizations operating out of emerging economies.

Eligibility Criteria

All the applicants must have at least a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized University, work experience of managerial / supervisory roles (05 years and above is desirable) and with CAT (appeared in the last two years) and/GMAT (scores for the past three years). 

Appropriate relaxations may be granted for candidates with strong managerial/supervisory role experience. Call for attending the Executive Assessment Center (EAC) would be based on the overall application rating done by the Admissions Committee.

Admission/ Selection Process

The Admission Process for PGPEx 2017-18 would be uploaded shortly.

Admission Process for Overseas candidates

Overseas candidates including NRIs who seek admission to IIM Shillong (IIMS) PGPEx can apply in the prescribed application form furnishing their latest GMAT scores. The scores should not be older than 36 months as on the last date of application. The Institute considers the GMAT scores of the candidates living abroad in lieu of CAT score. The overseas candidates who happen to be in India during the CAT examination, should appear in the CAT (refer for valid eligible score). 

An Indian citizen living abroad (studying or employed) will qualify as an overseas candidate for the purpose of considering themselves for admission only if the period of stay is not less than 18 months.

What do we look for?

While the profile of students admitted to each batch may differ each year all admitted applicants have an ambition and orientation towards research and academics. 

We look for students with strong analytical skills and an orientation towards outcome, as reflected in their CAT or GMAT scores and in their academic and work performance. And also those with a social or community orientation.

Typical Class Profile

There is a broad spectrum of representation from across many disciplines- Engineering, Commerce, Humanities and Liberal Arts. All students have working experience of an average of 6 years.

Duration of Program

The PGPEx program is of 14 months duration. Part of the program includes a course and industry module in China.

Financial Aid and Fees

Approx. fees for the PGPEx program is as follows:

  • Indian Nationals INR 13 lakhs
  • Chinese Nationals USD 24,000
  • For other Nationals (other than Indian and Chinese Nationals) : USD 27,000  

This fee includes tuition fee and accommodation fee in India and China only. The candidates will have to bear the cost of food, Visa+ fee, Entry fee and Air/Surface travel, etc. connected with this program. The approximate estimated cost of such heads of expenditure is expected to be in the range of INR 2 lakh to INR 5 lakh (USD 4,000 to USD 10,000). 

The Institute (Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong) is not responsible for extreme cases of refusal of Visa by the Chinese authorities. For the extreme case of visa refusal, the relevant program fee paid to the institute will be refunded. For the previous batches, all participants were provided visa by the Chinese authorities.

How to Apply

Application Form and Brochure will be available online. Candidates can fill-up the application form and pay application fees online. The candidates applying as Indian Nationals need to pay non-refundable Application Fee of INR 3,000 (Rupees Three Thousand Only), while applying for admission. The candidates applying as Other Nationals (other than Indian National) need to pay non-refundable Application Fee of USD 250, while applying for admission.

Important Dates

Admission processes usually commence in January each year and conclude by April. Important dates will be announced on the Institute website

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IIM Shillong adheres to the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and as applicable to the Institute.