Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy has received an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for its Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). AIU has declared IIM Trichy’s PGPM equivalent to a Master’s degree given by an Indian University. This will facilitate PGPM students of the institute to pursue higher studies abroad and apply for government jobs in India.
IIM Trichy has now joined the league of other IIMs, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Kozhikode, whose PGPM programmes have been certified equivalent to a Master’s degree. According to the AIU specifications, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approval and accreditation issued by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) are not applicable for IIMs.
IIM Trichy had initiated this proposal to AIU and the matter was placed before the Equivalence Committee on January 5, 2017. The proposal was approved after IIM Trichy fulfilled the evaluation criteria put forth by AIU.
Apart from the PGPM, IIM Trichy offers Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) for doctoral aspirants and a Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM) of two years' duration for working executives offered at its Chennai campus. IIM Trichy is the 11th IIM established in the year 2010 and the first of the new IIMs to receive the AIU certificate.