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Software management alumni converge at IIM-B
ST Team
Friday, September 1, 2006
Late last month, over 100 former students of Post Graduate Diploma in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM), the executive program of IIM-Bangalore for software professionals converged at the institution for an alumni meet. Prof Rajendra Bandi, Chairperson, PGSEM, said “PGSEM endeavors to provide the most current executive general management education to middle and senior professionals of the software and information technology industry.”

Launched in 1998, the program today has over 350 ex-students spread across the globe. The meet displayed the vibrancy of the PGSEM program. Apart from facilitating the erstwhile students to connect with their peers, the get together also enabled them to network with professionals across various companies. “Such networks can help us find opportunities within each other’s domain. There’s a certain level of trust as we come from the same institute,” said Jayant, an alumnus who attended the meet.

The PGSEM is a three-year executive MBA program with classes conducted on weekends and is run under the aegis of the Center for Software and Information Technology Management (CSITM). Presently, Infosys Technologies, Intel Technologies India, Motorola India Electronics, Oracle India, Sasken Communication Technologies, Sun Micro Systems India and Wipro Technologies have partnered with IIM-B to offer the program to their employees. Apart from these companies, employees of several other software companies, small and big, across Bangalore pursue this program.

From 2005, the program is being offered from Chennai too. Plans are on to kick-off similar programs in Hyderabad and Pune as well.Will PGSEM-ers change the course of the software industry in the days to come? That’s a question only time can answer!

For more information about PGSEM, visit http://www.iimb.ernet.in

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