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IIMM Two – day APCON 2013 from May 16

The Indian Institute of Materials Management ( IIMM ) will host APCON 2013 ( Asia – Pacific conference ), the flagship event of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management ( IFPSM ), on 16th May, 2013 and 17th May, 2013 in Bangalore.

This event will bring together top management executives and supply chain management ( SCM ) professionals from around the world. The conference is back in India after 11 years. It will be held at the Hotel Sheraton, Bangalore, to serve as a platform for industry experts to network and exchange ideas on the sector.

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IIMM & PTU opens Distance MBA in MM Admission 2012

Indian Institute of Material Management ( IIMM ) in association with Punjab Technical University ( PTU ), Jalandhar invites application form for Master of Business Administration ( MBA ) in Material Management ( MM ) in Distance mode commencing in the session 2012.

Eligibility :

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Lateral entry will be given to the candidates who have completed GDMM / PGDMM course form University / Institute recognized by Govt. of India.

Programme Fees :

Candidates should have to draw DD in favor of “Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar”, payable at Jalandhar for an Amount of [rupee] 11, 200 / – for regular students and [rupee] 11, 700 / – which include [rupee] 700 / – exam fee for Lateral Entry candidates.

How to Apply :

Application from and prospectus can be downloaded from the official website of

Important Dates :

  • Last date for the submission of application form is 10th May, 2012.
  • Last date for the submission of application form with late fee of [rupee] 500 / – is 25th May, 2012.

Contact Details :

National Headquarters,
Plot Nos. 102 & 104, Sector – 15, Institutional Area,
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400614
Phone : 022 – 27565741.

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IIMM launches MBA Course in Logistics and Supply Chain

The Indian Institute of Materials Management ( IIMM ) launched the MBA ( Logistics and Supply chain ) course recently. The two – year course is being offered by the institute along with the Institute of Distance Education of the University of Madras.

It is a regular weekend course and the degree is offered by the University of Madras. The IIMM course duration is approximately 32 days ( 192 hours ), and each year 10 subjects would be taught. Faculty support is provided by IIMM and classes will be conducted by experienced professionals in the field.

T.N. Srinivasan, Director – Education, Chennai explained the details of the IIMM course and how students and the industries can benefit from it. T.T. Narendran, Professor of Management Studies, IIT – Madras, emphasised the importance of imparting knowledge about organisational working and working in heterogeneous groups through peer group learning.

N. Kumar, Vice – Chairman, SANMAR group, suggested including eminent individuals from industry and academics in the advisory board and imparting knowledge by bringing in more visiting lecturers. He advised that IIMM technology should be harnessed to the fullest extent by going online and including all strata of society of industry verticals.

Seetharaman, Chairman, IIMM Chennai; Subbakrishna, national Senior Vice – President, IIMM; T.A.B. Barathi, Vice – Chairman and co – ordinator – Education, spoke.