Chennai: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has invited applications for admission to one year, full time, residential, Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) for 2018-19 session.

The course is being conducted jointly by 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), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion: Government of India and Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The PGPEX-VLM Program aims at developing future visionary leaders for the manufacturing sector in India so as to enhance the global competitiveness of manufacturing sector. PGPEX-VLM is a unique program that fulfils the current industry’s growing demand for techno-managerial leaders who shape the neo-industrial revolution. The Program has a built in manufacturing focus that helps to appreciate an industry’s metamorphosis in competitive times.

Eligibility: Applicants should be First-Class Graduate Engineers with First Division/ First Class Marks from High School/Secondary Board on-wards.

Work Experience: Self-sponsored candidates should have a minimum of 4.5 to a maximum of 10 years of 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.

Sponsored candidates need to have minimum 4½ years’ work experience. In these cases, there is no upper limit of experience.

Candidates on study leave also need to have minimum 4½ years work experience only. In these cases, there is no upper limit of experience. They will be eligible for participating in the placement process only on submission of ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Company/ Employer. However, participation in placement process does not guarantee placement.

Application: Application can be submitted online at latest by 5.11.2017.

For all applicants, the application fee is Rs. 3,000 to be paid online, as part of the application process.

Selection of candidates will be made on the basis of academic background, which has to be consistently first division/first class from school (SLC/ Madhyamik) board examination level to graduation level, relevant work experience, employer’s recommendations, performance in the Aptitude Test and Personal Interview to be conducted jointly by IIMC, IITK and IITM.

List of applicants shortlisted for Interview & exam will be announced on 10th November, 2017. Email will be sent to the referees, requesting online submission of the recommendations, only in case of those who are invited to the Written Examination and Personal Interview process.

Entrance examination & interview will be on 17th December, 2017.

The Programme commences on 4.4.2018 at IIM Calcutta.  

Program Fees is Rs. 11,25,000 + applicable taxes.
More details on the Programme is available at

Address for communication: Admissions Coordinator, VLFM office, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai-600036.