New executive programmes are being offered now by Indian Institute of Technology, Calcutta through broadcast mode over satellites. This will enable the participants enrolled in such programmes to attend the sessions through a virtual classroom. Programmes on general management as well as on focused topics over relatively longer durations are covered in this format. Suited for the students having 5 to 15 years of work experience with a current job in hand and it primarily targets the middle management segment of the corporates. The objective of the course is to enable managers and professionals to gain expertise on the key concepts, tools and techniques needed to successfully meet the challenges of today's global business environment. It consists of 14 modules, taught by regular faculty from IIM Calcutta. The face to face faculty contact component is held twice during the 1 year programme.
The Long Duration Programmes (LDP) Division of IIM Calcutta has just concluded the session for the first ever batch of EPBM (Executive Programme on Business Management) International which had 34 international students. 31 participants will be awarded for successful completion of the programme soon. EPBM International participants were attending classes from Dubai Knowledge Village. The Directors for the programme included Prof Anindya Sen of Economics Group, Prof Sushil Khanna of Strategic Management Group and Prof Saibal Chattopadhyay of Operations Management Group of IIM Calcutta. The pedagogy for the programme was highly interactive and it has leveraged use of technology and a judicious blend of lectures, real life case studies, quizzes and assignments.