Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)’s Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) has been empaneled in the Govt. of India's Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation' (ITEC) Scholarship Programme under which international candidates from 141 ITEC Partner Countries would be eligible for full scholarship from the Department of Programme Administration (DPA), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Govt. of India. The ITEC programme was initiated in 1964 and has generated immense goodwill and substantive cooperation among the developing countries.
As per the details mentioned on the ITEC website, international students who qualify and are admitted to the scholarship programmes/courses (as per the concerned institution's admission process) would be eligible for a return air-fare, full programme fee, monthly subsistence allowance, a stationery allowance and allowance for traveling in India. However, the International Immersion Programme component of the PGPX is not sponsored for which the student may have to spend from own pocket or undertake any substitute credit at IIMA.
For candidates applying for the PGPX at IIMA, the candidate will have to first apply for the ITEC Scholarship through the Indian Embassy/Mission Office in his/her country. Simultaneously he/she will have to apply for the PGPX programme and get admitted by following IIMA's admission process. IIMA is India’s premiere management Institute set up in 1961 through a ‘Public-Private-Partnership’ between the Govt. of India, Govt. of Gujarat State, Philanthropic Industrialists of Ahmedabad, Harvard University and Ford Foundation.
PGPX is a one year full time residential programme for executives with substantial work experience leading to a One Year Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives. PGPX was launched in 2006 and applications for the 10th batch starting April 2015 is currently on. Application window will close at 6:00 pm IST on 11th August 2014. (Early bird discount in application fees ends at 6:00 pm IST on 28th July 2014.) The ‘Must Read’ section on the PGPX’s home page gives all information concerning IIMA, PGPX, Placements/Career Services, Application Criteria and Process, Admission Criteria and Process and Post-Admission related process.