June 19, 2016

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IIM Calcutta-PGPEX


This review is for IIMC

Program PGPEX

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

When I joined PGPEX, I already had over 5 years of experience in the mining sector, and was looking forward to a programme that could offer me a holistic view of the management pedigree. With its healthy blend of electives and compulsory subjects across different domains, PGPEX didn't let me down. Moreover, in a classroom of candidates with background in multiple spheres of business, there is no limitation whatsoever on peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

For applicants who wish to see a leap in their career or seek to switch their work domains, a one year-MBA stands as an invaluable opportunity. The value addition of IIM Calcutta tag would only maximize the potential of your past experience. Having said that, I would advise against focusing on this programme through the lens of job opportunities only. The key essence is the learning platform that it offers and an opportunity to gain 360 degree view of businesses. In other words I would say, life always gives you a second chance and it is called PGPEX !

About job placement process

Th institute offers a very student driven placement process. The placement committee, as elected by the students, is facilitated by the institute to attract the best employers in the domestic as well as international market.

In the past, candidates have been offered mid managerial to senior managerial profiles. Also there have been instances, when potential candidates have successfully switched their domains. The bandwidth of the recruiting firms is very large wherein we have seen participation from various sectors including consulting, manufacturing, banking, to name a few. The details of placement and past recruiters could be found on the website.

Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (3.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Alumni Network
Culture & Student Support
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

June 23, 2016

What was your gmat score?

June 26, 2016

IIMC accept scores above 700

June 27, 2016

Thanks Apurva!!

June 27, 2016

Hi Navneet! There is no cap on the gmat score as such. The present batch has a gmat range of 600-760. For specific queries related to admission you can post on the Official-Pgpex-2017 thread :

June 30, 2016

is it like the person going for PGPX in place of TWO yrs full time MBA will have to rejoin the domain he/SHE is already having experience from OR possibility of field change is lesser in case of PGPX as compared to 2 yrs MBA

July 07, 2016

Hi Rajdeep,

You mentioned "For applicants who wish to see a leap in their career or seek to switch their work domains, a one year-MBA stands as an invaluable opportunity. " .

can you please explain , why is this so?


July 09, 2016

Want to know more about switching domains - Which pair of domains is easy to switch and which is not so easy?

July 09, 2016

Thanks for the info about PGPEX program of IIMC!!!

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