Frequently Asked Questions

What is Executive Education Programme (EEP) (Onsite Learning Programmes)?

The EE Programmes create opportunities for working professionals to expose themselves to different facets of General Management or specific functional areas. These programmes give professionals the opportunity for in-depth learning of management concepts and practices through programmes spread over six to twelve calendar months. These Certificate Programmes are offered through a mix of online and campus based sessions. Executives can attend live classes over the Hughes platform without leaving their cities and, at the same time, reap the benefits of networking with a larger peer group. The sessions are held in the evenings or over the weekends to ensure minimum overlap with work-time.

Who will be the Programme Faculty?

All the classes are conducted by our premium Institute faculty. Along with that, industry experts are also invited for sharing their valuable experiences. The pedagogy is highly interactive and incorporates expansive teaching methods and approaches. Lectures are enriched with real life case studies, corporate examples and general discussions, depending on the course.

Are these programmes considered equivalent to MBA?

IIM and IIT are premier autonomous institutions of excellence established by the Government of India. In India, MBA is usually granted by Universities which administer a course curriculum through Affiliated Colleges, Institutions or otherwise issue a Certificate after passing the stipulated examination as per the curriculum.

How is the Executive Education Programme (EEP) different from other programmes?

Although both programmes are offered by the same Management Schools but the course structure of EEP is customised to the needs of the working executives. The EEP is designed specifically for professionals. EEP classes could be attended through the interactive technology enabled classroom sessions near your location, at different cities across India.

Do we get Alumni status?

Yes, you will get an Alumni status of the Management School, post successful completion of the programme.

Is there any placement assurance or assistance post the successful completion of the programme?

EEPs cater to working professionals therefore, no placement assistance is provided to the participants.

What are the benefits of doing these programmes?

Please refer to ‘Overview’ to know about the USP and benefits of individual programme under Programme Page.

How can I apply for these programmes?

Each programme has a separate process; to apply you need to refer to the Programme Page. For any assistance, you can get in touch with us @ +91 7838884925 or +91 7838884952 or HGEIL Center of your city.

What are the timelines that we need to follow in order to apply for the programmes?

Each programme has a separate admission cycle. The details are mentioned in the description page (Under ‘Date & Fees’) of each programme.

Can participants who have graduated from Foreign University apply for EE Programmes?

Participants who have graduated from foreign universities can also apply. The final selection is at the discretion of the Institute and Programme Directors of the particular programme.

I am a US citizen. Do I qualify to apply?

Yes, but the sessions will be delivered at the Hughes Centres in India only. Thus, it is mandatory for you to be available in India during the programme tenure.

What is the admission criteria?

Each programme has a separate admission criteria (refer to the Programme Page). However, below mentioned are the standard norms of all the Institutes: - • Academic background • Work experience • Statement of Purpose (SOP) • Entrance (in few programmes) • Personal interview (in few programmes)

What do you mean by Programmes conducted in your city? And where are the classes conducted?

The sessions will be delivered at Hughes Centres, therefore, you will get a flexibility to attend the session in your city. The classes are conducted via Satellite Studio at the Institute to countrywide located ‘Hughes’ remote classrooms.

What all documents are required to be sent/uploaded along with the application form?

The checklist of documents to be uploaded through the Hughes online portal is as follows: • Duly filled-in application form • Application fee paid through Hughes online portal • Work Experience proof (Self-attested) • Self-Attested copies of transcripts of examinations passed/degrees obtained • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose: What exactly are you looking for? Am I supposed to mention the purpose of entering into the course? (Alternative: What all should I mention in the ‘Statement of Purpose’?)

This should include an objective and clear statement on why do you want to join the programme, what qualities, experience and achievements do you have in order to justify your admission, what type of jobs and at what level do you expect after successful completion of programme etc.

Is there a separate admission process for sponsored candidates?

No, we regret to inform that there is no such consideration. All candidates will have to appear for the selection process as mentioned by the Institute. Please refer to the ‘Overview’ tab under Programme Page to know more about the eligibility criteria.

Is there any relaxation of admission criteria for Ph.D. holders?

No, there is no relaxation for Ph.D. holders.

What would be the class timing for the session?

Please refer to the ‘Overview’ tab for the Programme to know about the session schedule. However, a detailed day-wise schedule will be circulated among the students at the beginning of the programme or each term.

When can I expect to get the final admission offer?

The admission offers will be sent by email to the successful candidates by HGEIL- Academic team or by the Institute, post the completion of the selection process.

Would you communicate with me, whether I have been short-listed or not selected for the programme?

We will inform the candidates who are short-listed or selected for the programme. We regret that we will not be able to communicate with candidates, who are either not short-listed or not selected for admission to the programme.

What will be the total number of seats available for the Programme?

There is no limit. However, the selection procedure will be very stringent and the best candidates only will get a chance to enrol in the programme.

What all is included in the programme fees? Can you please specify how the fee has to be paid?

Please refer to the ‘Date & Fees’ tab to know about the Fees and Important dates under each Programme Page.

What are the additional expenses to be borne by the participant?

Travelling, boarding & lodging expenses for the campus module shall be borne by the participant.

Whether loan facility will be available for funding the course expenditure or not?

Educational loans for the programmes are available from leading nationalised and commercial banks. Please refer to the ‘Loan Partner’ tab available at HGEIL website home page.

Is there any scholarship?

As of date, scholarships are not available for these programmes.

How can we coordinate with our peers for group project work?

Institute will try to allocate the project within your city or in a nearby city. However, students living in some cities will be required to travel to a nearby city for project and group discussion work.

How much is the international exposure?

As of now, there is no international exchange programme integrated into these programmes.

Do I need to send you money for receiving hard copies of brochure and application form?

We regret that hard copies of the brochure and application form cannot be sent. The application form is to be downloaded and filled from Hughes website and uploaded through the same Hughes online portal. Participants then has to pay the application amount of Rs. 2,000/- + GST (non-refundable) to complete the application process.

Does the programme provide the participants with the flexibility to take a break for work-related travel/stay outside the city/country or unforeseen emergencies?

A student can take a break or temporarily withdraw from the programme at any point of time by giving an appropriate request to the Institute (but only after getting a written permission from the Institute). In such a case, the fees paid by the student till then shall be adjusted at the time of re-joining. The student can re-join the programme within the next 2 academic years by paying the remaining fees applicable at the time of re-joining. Please note the break or re-joining process may vary from Institute to Institute, therefore, we request you to please get in touch with the Programme Manager at the time of admission process.

What are the requirements related to class attendance?

Attendance criteria may vary from Institute to Institute. However, there is a minimum attendance criterion of 66- 80% for each course. If a participant misses out any of the class sessions under exceptional circumstances, participants are allowed to attend the archive session (recorded session) subject to Instructor approval, but no attendance will be marked for the same.

Is it possible to apply for Ph.D. after successful completion of the Programme?

The eligibility norms for Ph.D. are decided by respective Universities and may vary. There may be Universities/Institutions that consider Executive Post Graduate Diploma as eligibility to apply for Ph.D.