IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre



The Indian Institute of Management-Tiruchirapalli will offer short courses, apart from the three-year post-graduate programme in business management, for working executives at its newly inaugurated centre here, a senior official said.

The new short-term courses will be offered from the next academic year.

"We will also utilize the centre here to offer short-term executive education (Management Development Programme) and certification programme. The centre will also serve as a convenient platform to conduct placement-related activities," Suresh Paul Anthony, chairperson of PGPBM, told IANS.

The move is expected to help utilise the premises here in an optimal way.

"The short-term courses will be of two kinds. One will be around six months and the other will be for around four days. The courses will be purely industry-oriented," Anthony said.

The centre here, which was inaugurated Wednesday, has two 60-seat classrooms, one 40- and one 25-seater classrooms.

The centre also has a conference hall, computer lab and a library.

The admission process for the second batch of PGPBM will be announced in leading dailies in March 2013. The total intake will be around 40.

The curriculum is completely aligned with the two year full-time Post Graduate Programme in Trichy, and includes 18 core courses, 15 elective courses, and one industrial project, spread over three years.

The faculty comprises permanent and guest faculty of IIM-Trichy.

Anthony said there are 28 students in the first batch that commenced this year.

"We were constrained by space and hence were not able to take more students," he said.