IIM Amritsar unveils pioneering Post-Graduate Certificate program in Global Logistics

IIM Amritsar PG Certificate Program: The inaugural three-month batch of this program commenced today, October 3.

The program fee is INR 5 lakhs. (Representational/ PTI)The program fee is INR 5 lakhs. (Representational/ PTI)

Ayushi Bisht | October 3, 2023 | 09:21 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management Amritsar and Cogoport, a global trade platform and have announced the commencement of its first batch for the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Global Logistics and Freight Management.

The inaugural three-month batch of this program commenced today, October 3. The program fee is INR 5 lakhs and students from special backgrounds can apply and qualify for up to 100 per cent scholarship.

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The Post Graduate Certificate Program represents a pioneering initiative by the institute in the field of international logistics and global supply chain. It is the first of its kind to be offered by a corporation or institution and aims to provide comprehensive management training, equipping participants with foundational knowledge and practical skills required to excel in this dynamic industry.

The inauguration took place at Cogoport office. The event was graced by dignitaries including Mr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Chief Operation Officer at Cogoport, and Mr. Sachin Mehra, Chief Financial Officer at Cogoport. The event also witnessed the presence of Mahima Gupta, Dean of Academics and Programs at IIM Amritsar, Professor Harpreet Kaur, Program Director, and Anamika Singh, Marketing Director at Cogoport.

A three-month internship at Cogoport will give students an essential chance to get practical experience and deal with real-life problems. When applying for jobs at Cogoport and throughout the sector, programme graduates will be given preference. Additionally, selected applicants will have the exceptional opportunity to research work options abroad with Cogoport in countries like Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, broadening their perspectives on the global logistics industry.

Nagarajan Ramamoorthy, Director, IIM Amritsar said, “According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the global merchandise trade volume is expected to increase to 3.2% in the year 2024, after emerging from the Covid pandemic and the Ukraine War. The exports and imports in the Asian market is expected to be 4.7% and 5.2%, respectively, well above the global average. In the future, this trend will likely increase further, and efficient management of global logistics and supply chain will be the need of the hour. This program is designed to create capable employees to handle these tough challenges."

With essential modules like Global Supply Chain Finance, Processes & Operations in International Trade, Strategic Outsourcing & Vendor Management, Logistics Management and Inventory Planning, Industry 4.0 Application in Supply Chain, Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, and International Logistics, the curriculum is comprehensive and rich. These courses make sure that students have a comprehensive understanding of the logistics industry, enabling them to succeed in a variety of fields.

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