Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing: OperationsIndian Institute of Management Calcutta
- Post Graduate Diploma
Frequent Asked Questions
-A First-Class Graduate Engineers with First Division/ First Class Marks from SLC/ Madhyamik. -Work Experience: Minimum 5(five) to maximum 10(ten) years work experience in manufacturing and related sector; holding responsibilities in production planning and control, research, design and development, quality control, plant engineering, maintenance, supply chain, etc. for self sponsored candidates.
This one year fast-paced programme has a built in manufacturing focus that helps to appreciate an industry's metamorphosis in competitive times. The course is being conducted jointly by 3 premier institutes of India viz. IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras. The course has been designed by these institutes in consultation with industry, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), NMCC and MHRD.
Growth of the manufacturing sector in India has been recognized as a key thrust area by the Government of India. One of the main objectives of NMCC, among others, is to serve as a policy forum for enhancing the competitiveness of Indian manufacturing sector. The NMCC has drawn up a long term manufacturing strategy which includes strengthening education and training at various levels. One such programme is the one year Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM), which was structured under the guidance of Professor Shoji Shiba, a renowned international expert in the manufacturing sector and a recipient of the Deming Prize. Prof. Shiba has been associated for more than a decade with the very successful Leaders for Manufacturing Program (LFM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The Government of India and the Government of Japan had signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the year 2007, under which the Government of Japan has agreed to extend cooperation to support transfer of Japanese expertise and visit to manufacturing centres of excellence in Japan for VLM Program.
Every year around 32 candidates are being selected across the country after thorough evaluation. The class is kept small because this kind of leadership development involves a high degree of dialogue, personal attention, and coaching. To keep pace with the accelerated learning environment and maintain objectivity of the new knowledge, candidates with substantial professional experience from diverse industries are chosen to undergo this rigorous course. Also the current relevance and the possibility of gainful deployment of the acquired knowledge, makes the programme attractive for both individuals and firms. Hence sponsoring of candidates by the respective companies is welcome. The students spend the 1 year attending courses in the 3 institutes, visiting industries during tours and fulfilling the internship requirement.
A joint Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives in Manufacturing (PGDM-VLM) by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras is awarded after the successful completion of the Programme.
The programme's learning methods are an assortment of regular class discussions, case studies, group work, live presentations and action-learning opportunities like management games and short consultancy assignments. A significant proportion of the programme is undertaken in teams to further enhance the dynamic learning experience.
The programme unfolds in 8 terms through 960 classroom contact hours, spread across 3 campuses during the 12 month period. It starts with an "Orientation Module" in IIM-Calcutta with a thrust on the "Big Picture" perspective. The primary focus lies on how to build a strategy based on core competencies and then to integrate an organization to execute this strategy and achieve the desired outcome.
The next two terms impart management knowledge in diverse areas ranging from Business Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Operations, People Management and Global Business scenario. Various modules on Supply Chain Management, Customer-centric approach, Lean methodologies, New Product Design & Development and some high-end technology related courses like Advanced Materials, Robotics, Ergonomics are being taught in IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras campuses. The final term at IIM-Calcutta puts special emphasis on Leadership and Change Management with key focus on building an Entrepreneurial and Innovative culture. The terms also stress on the needs and nuances of Ethics and Ethical behavior for today's managers who compete a rapidly globalizing world.
-Specialization in Operations:
*Supply Chain Management,
*Forecasting and Strategic Capacity Planning,
*JIT and LEAN Operations,
*Management of Quality,
*Toyota Production System,
* Hoshin Management