1. Design and Direction: Design of PGDME is jointly done by Jadavpur University School of Education Technology and Prof Ranjan Das, Professor of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, teaching at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [IIMC] since 1994 and other IIMs. Prof. Das, who is the Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor, The Strategy Academy. Is the creator of Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS]. Prof. Das will be personally directing this program.
2. For Whom: Frontline and mid level working executives as well as recent graduates looking for a formal Post Graduate Diploma in Management which is rigorous and contemporary in terms of content, compact in terms of duration, delivered conveniently and certified appropriately. Busy entrepreneurs as well as would be entrepreneurs not having any formal education in business and management will be another group who will find this program unique and interesting. Since this program is offered outside normal working hours and its 100% LIVE faculty conducted sessions can be attended from ANYWHERE [see item 7 below for details], anyone with requisite academic qualification [minimum a graduate or a Diploma holder with 10+2+3 education] and working full time during day time of each week, will find the program interesting from the points of view of content, convenience and cost.
3. Duration: The program will be delivered in phases over 40 weeks [10 months] comprising
The delivery of faculty conducted sessions will take place – OUTSIDE working hours - over 40 weeks @ 3 to 4 sessions per week
5. Pedagogy: Concepts and interactive case discussions and experience sharing by both faculty and participants. List of cases to include even those cases which are used at leading international business schools such as Harvard Business School.
6. Session timing: Three or four times a week - Weekdays and/or Saturdays [during 8 to 10 pm].
7. Delivery: The program will be delivered using an innovative solution called Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS]. Details of SLTS are available in www.thestrategyacademy.org SLTS will enable participants to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE sessions – totalling 160 hours [with specialization: 240 hours] - from his/her Home or Office or ANYWHERE, using the Academy’s 2 way interactive and real time DIGITAL Content Delivery Network [with streaming Audio plus Video feeds]. No special training or IT infra is needed by any participant, beyond what he/she already has, to attend from ANYWHERE all sessions conducted by faculty in person. For information, more than 60 companies have already used SLTS and also the just mentioned Content Delivery Network of The Strategy Academy to conduct their In-Company Corporate training Programs.
8. Infrastructure required to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE and 2 way Interactive classes from ANYWHERE [home/ office/ while travelling]
9. Recording of faculty conducted Sessions: To be made available for 4 weeks after the last formal session conducted by faculty in person is over.
10. Evaluation and Grading: Continuous – subject wise – along 7 dimensions as mentioned below; an overall threshold level of Cumulative Grade Point Average [CGPA] will have to be obtained in order to be eligible for PGDME Certification
11. Certificate and Grades: PGDME Certificate will be issued by Jadavpur University School of Education Technology and The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies.
12. Fee: Rs 90000/- Plus GST without Specialization and 120000/- plus GST with Specialization[ specialization will be offered if there are at least 10 interested participants for the concerned specialization area], payable by Cheque or online bank transfer in favour of The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies; the fee includes the cost of soft copy of reading materials and faculty PPTs.
13. Minimum Batch Size: 30 participants
14. Start Date of the Program: The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants exceeds 20. These first 20 applicants will get an early bird discount of Rs 5000/- on program fee provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 5000/- ] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.
15. If any applicant wishes to discuss with Prof. Ranjan Das, who is the Program Director of this program, regarding any aspect of the program described above, he/she may please call 09874882778 or 03340632066 for setting up a time for telephonic discussion with Prof. Das.
Payable on confirmation of the start date of the course from the institution.The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants exceeds 10.
The first 20 applicants will get an early bird discount of Rs 5000/- on program fee provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 5000/-] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.