Saturday, January 21, 2012

GMITE VI - 1st Session - 16 Jan 2012 - 20 Jan 2012

GMITE @ IIM Bangalore.

GMITE stands for General Management Program for IT Executives, it's an OPEN Program (you don't have to give exam to get into it), long duration course (11 months). Upon completion you would be given a Certification along with grades.

Subjects for 1st session -

Strategy for Emerging Markets - Prof. Jean-Paul Larcon
Financial Accounting - Prof. Hema Krishanmurthy.
Managing Cross Cultural Differences -
Prof. Rabi Bhagat


The classes start at 9:00 am, and end by 6:30 pm, with break for tea / coffee and lunch. I found the classes’ very tiring, as by the time I reached home didn't have time to study at all.

Course Contents and Professors - The course contents were very elaborate and the professors are extremely experienced, overall experience of study was good, but the course demands that you read the subjects before coming to the class, otherwise lots of time is wasted in discussions which are not directly related to the subject. The professors are given a timeline to complete the course, so irrespective of time, they will just complete the course somehow or other. We had 4 sessions of Financial Management and only learned about Balance Sheets and Profit Loss Statements, that's some 16,000 rupees considering course fee is 5.3 lacks!!!.

Students - The students were from various backgrounds, mostly engineers. The companies were also widely distributed. There was hardly any time to interact with people, only time was 15 minutes break and lunch break, after that no communication. From network perspective, it all depends on you.

Should one join - Very early to say, but if you are just joining this program for IIM BRAND name, then it might not help you, unless you have a plan on how to CASH on it. If you are looking to gain knowledge, then definitely yes, but you would really have to devote time for the course.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Brijesh and Radhika,

Very Useful Information. If we have to apply from companies, should we face any interview as such ??

Regards,
Bharath Madgula

Brijesh said...

Bharath, no, it's an OPEN program, there is no test, no interview, selection just based on Work Experience and Education.

Ajay Karthick said...

Hi Brijesh,

Very useful info, thanks. I've been trying to get a cert. course for a maters as I unfortunately don't have the time luxury to get back to full time studies.

I will certainly look up IIM-B website for their GMITE course, but can I quickly ask you here if their course is a weekend only structure or if it is a regular weekly classes course?

Thanks
Ajay K

Brijesh said...

Hey Ajay,

All classes are on Friday's from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, lunch and snacks are served.

It's an 11 months course, 3 weeks full time you have to be at campus, 1 week each in Jan, June and Nov.

Check out - http://www.iimb.ernet.in/executive-education/open-programmes-long-duration-programmes

Ajay Karthick said...

Hi Brijesh,

Many thanks for the info; that was helpful.


Ajay K

Unknown said...

Hi Brijesh and Radhika,

are the classes held on every Friday ? how is this program different from EGMP ..do reply ....email at
sushil.kumar12015@gmail.com

Brijesh said...

@sushil, yes classes are held every FRIDAY from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

I don't know much about EGMP course, please check IIM-B website for more details.

Sharath said...

Hi Brijesh,

Thanks for the info.

Wanted to know if this program is recognized in the industry. I mean, can you leverage this course to get into higher positions?

Any input from you is much appreciated

Thanks,
Sharath

Anonymous said...

Getting you into a higher role is a probable thing. Look! These executive part time courses(including PGSEM) would fetch you a Ferrari. Its upto you to drive it and decide where you want to go. Once can expect immediate role changes in full time programes thru campus placements

Raguh said...

Thanks for useful info you have been providing.

Are we allowed to attend sessions through webEx in case we are out of Bangalore because of personal/professional commitments for few weeks.?. Because I have seen in the application form that there will not be change from on-campus to off-campus once admission is got. If so, not sure what's the necessity for this strictness.


Please respond if webEx is allowed when required for candidates selected as on-campus in their application.

Brijesh said...

@Raghu, yes webex is allowed if you are out of Bangalore.

Pratyush said...

Webex for GMITE for year 2013 has been closed. Now only Bangaloreans can be benefited from this course.

Anonymous said...

Did Anybody got admission for GMITE -2013 batch? Is admission list out?
Please share

Anonymous said...

Yes I got through the course.

Sri said...

HI,

I got an admit for 2013 batch. Can anybody tell if outstation candidates are allowed for webex sessions this year.

regards
sri

Brijesh said...

@Sri,

Please contact IIM Directly regarding your query.
You can send email to the below ID and get answer for your Query
gmite@iimb.ernet.in

Ramchander said...

Hi Brijesh

got the offer for GMITE for 2013 batch

As you are almost done with the programme ,whats your final thoughts on "Should one join " (part of your blog )

thanks
Ram

Sudatta said...

Hi Brijesh,

I have got selected for the GMITE VII for 2013. Need your suggestion to understand how to select the specialization. Can you please suggest something from your experience.

Brijesh said...

@Sudatta, Specialization will be provided in the LAST session of the course, so you would have lot of time for that...

Sudatta said...

Thanks Brijesh

So what I understand is, we will be asked to choose the Specialization also during the end of the course or we have to specify at the time of joining. Also which one is better among all the specialization included in the course.

Brijesh said...

@Sudatta

Yes, you would need to choose electives in the last session of the course. The Electives are different each year as they depend of Prof's availability etc. Don't worry about those right now.
We had the following
1. Investment Analysis and Risk
Management
2.Managing Virtual Organizations
3.Business Analytics and Intelligence
3.Business Process Management Methods

sruti said...

Hi Brijesh and Radhika,

How do i apply for GMITE program, i searched in the entire IIMB website, but i could not find any information. Is there any specific application URL or announcement page?

Thanks,
Mamatha.

Brijesh said...

@Mamatha

Go to IIM B website - http://www.iimb.ernet.in/executive-education/open-programmes-long-duration-programmes/index.htm?Ref=IIMBsite

Click on - GENERAL MANAGEMENT tab, to check the details

The announcement for the course is made in Financial Times.

Bijoyendra Kundu said...

Thanks for the info!!

in you post you have mentioned that IIMB brand is not going to be helpful with this course. can you please elaborate and why you feel so?

Brijesh said...

@Bijoy
This course is an INTRODUCTION to all the subjects in management and does not go in depth, so using the name of college would not help that much.

anu rao said...

Hi brijesh,

Thanks for good info shared.
I have 7+ yrs of industry exp and wanting to pursue management course in IIMB.

I have a couple of questions.
How is the grading done ? Do we need to slog for the exams :) .. Suppose you discontinue the class can you complete it later or is it mandatory to finish in a yr.

Please provide your inputs.. Thanks,
Anu

anu rao said...

Hi brijesh,

Thanks for good info shared.
I have 7+ yrs of industry exp and wanting to pursue management course in IIMB.

I have a couple of questions.
How is the grading done ? Do we need to slog for the exams :) .. Suppose you discontinue the class can you complete it later or is it mandatory to finish in a yr.

Please provide your inputs.. Thanks,
Anu

anu rao said...

Hi brijesh,

Thanks for good info shared.
I have 7+ yrs of industry exp and wanting to pursue management course in IIMB.

I have a couple of questions.
How is the grading done ? Do we need to slog for the exams :) .. Suppose you discontinue the class can you complete it later or is it mandatory to finish in a yr.

Please provide your inputs.. Thanks,
Anu

Brijesh said...

@Anu
Yes, you would need to study for exams, grading is OKAY, no one fails though :-).

you can complete the course later if you leave in middle, but you need to get this confirmation from Management.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brijesh and Radhika,

Will there be any placements, once after the course is completed. Want to hear regrading placements. Please share

Thanks
Sowmya


Brijesh said...

@Sowmya

No, there are NO placements for this course.

yashlondhe said...

Hi,
I got selected for the GMITE-10 programme and I got selected.

I have few questions:-
1. Is the programme worthwhile? As in after the programme, do they (industry) consider you as a candidate for a managerial post?

2. GMITE-10 does not provide on-campus accommodation for even for outstation students. Any ideas where to find good and cheap accommodation near to the IIM-B campus.

3. Is it mandatory to work while attending the programme or solely on the student's will?

4. This might be a silly question, but still. Do they provide laptop in the programme fee? If not, is it necessary to carry a laptop for the programme?

Any feedback/response on the above questions or any other comments on the GMITE programme would be highly appreciated.

Brijesh said...

@yashlondhe

1. Depends on how you use the knowledge of the program, there is no industry consideration for this program that I know of as it is relatively new.

2. Just search for OYO rooms and you can get accommodations.

3. It is a part time program, so working is at your will.

4. No, there is no laptop provided and is not required as well. Text Books and Materials would be provided.

yashlondhe said...

Thanks a ton for your quick reply.

yashlondhe said...

Birjesh,
I forgot one more question. Nothing regarding dress code is mentioned in the offer letter or the brochure.
Can you suggest regarding the same? Do we need to wear blazers for every lecture?

Brijesh said...

@yashlondhe

Formal Dress code is recommended, but you can wear anything you like :-)

Nilesh said...

Hi , During selection do they ask to bring marksheets of 10 and 12 th? Do they check for experience letters ? do we need to provide references ?

Brijesh said...

Hi Nilesh, there are no checking for mark sheets etc once you are in the program

Brijesh said...

Sorry for late reply, no dress code

shail khandelwal said...

Hi Brijesh,

I have been selected for GMITE 11 program. I have gone through this complete post and got very useful information.
I just want to know one thing, how this program has helped you after completion.

Thanks
shailender

Brijesh said...

@Shail

In my case it did not help me, but cannot say that it's true for everyone, my personal suggestion is that one should only do this program is your present Company is supporting it..