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.