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Integrated Program for management, a new career choice

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Ankit Kapoor
With an objective to mould young students into budding leaders of tomorrow, the five-year integrated Program (IPM) was initially introduced by IIM Indore in 2011 and ever since it has been the most successful program in the country. Following this bandwagon, other IIM’s including IIM-Rohtak, IIM-Bodh Gaya, IIM-Jammu, and IIM-Ranchi are the latest addition to this list of colleges.
Recently NALSAR, Hyderabad has also introduced this course for management and IIIT Prayagraj has also proposed to start this management course from the upcoming academic year. Catering to students who have passed out from class XII, students in large numbers seek admissions for this course.
A five-year program gives enough scope and time to hone the management skills which lacks in a two-year post-graduation diploma from the same institute. This course helps them to learn the basics of the course and refine their chosen area of specialisation. NALSARs Five Year Integrated program in management states that the course will contribute to the learning and learnability aspects of the students. The course will establish strong foundations of management and allow the students to develop strong work ethics. It will provide strong holistic thinking procedure and create opportunities for gaining practical exposure
An early management course helps the students to understand and develop the complete know-how of the field, providing with holistic development. It ensures that the students imbibe from the case studies and live projects conducted at college qualities of good leadership, Social sensibilities, and intellectual capabilities. The objective to start this course at various IIMs is clear from the fact that the course structure is designed in a way that a student gets knowledge of various aspects of theory and practical scenarios. The course helps them to develop their core competencies, Interpersonal skills, and work ethics.
Early entry to one of the most prestigious institutions of the country IIM allows the students pursue management early on from the institutions imparting management education for quite some time.
The College provides holistic development due to a well-crafted course curriculum along with better placement. Admission to these colleges is based on an aptitude-based entrance exam which is based on – Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, and Logical Reasoning.
Pratham Test Prep, over the years has been preparing students for these entrance exams and paving the way for many students to reach IIMs and start their success journey of making a rewarding career. Special dedicated classes are conducted to cater to the needs of the students for the preparation of these exams.
(The author is Director– Pratham Test Prep)

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