PGDM Programme

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two year full time programme.
Elective Areas : Marketing, Finance, Systems, Operations, International Trade, Human Resources.
The programme is divided into 4 semesters, each of approximately 16 weeks. Classes are usually held from 9 am to 5 pm. The first two semesters are followed by a 8 weeks internship in a business organisation.

Course Design :

Our programme prepares students to be down-to-earth performers, who continuously learn from experience and develop into thoughtful and sensitive professionals, so that they participate and influence organisational processes in an enlightened manner. The unique design of our programme is based on the Instructional Systems Design Methodology, which aims at integrating different disciplines to make Management an enriching field of thoughtful practice. It is not modelled on any other Indian or Foreign programme.

We emphasize Self-study throughout the programme. Hence, besides classroom learning, there are assignments, case study sessions and field studies, in which students’ ACTIVE participation is expected. We desire strict adherence to the Minimum Attendance Norm, which is 80%, the remaining 20% being allowed for personal exigencies, sickness, etc.

Assessment :

About 40 % of the assessment is continuous and the remaining 60% through the semester-end examination. The minimum percentage for passing is 50%.

Student Grievance

Students will have to appear for any one of the six test i.e. CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, MH-CET & C-MAT.

Eligibility :

Graduates from any discipline with or without work experience are eligible to apply for admission to this programme, provided they have obtained not less than 50% marks at graduation (45% for SC/ST candidates). Final year graduate students are eligible, provided they scored not less than 50% marks at the immediately preceding examination.

The students will further have to undergo Group Work /Personal Interview. Various criteria like previous academic records, performance in Test, Group Work /Personal Interview will be taken into consideration for final selection.
This year the students will be selected through the above mentioned process only.

IMDR follows a complete transparent academic program. Students are expected to do well in academics as per the industry requirements. IMDR gives all kinds of assistance to students who find some subjects difficult. Additional classes are conducted and students are mentored by the faculty.

Learning is the responsibility of the student. IMDR expects all students to do well. Most of our students take academics seriously, with exception of some who are not interested. The Industry appreciates the academic rigour of IMDR and our students are placed with good salary in large companies.

For the  December 2017 Semester 1 exams , Out of 120 students who appeared, 77 students have cleared all the subjects and 72 students have score 1st class i.e. 60% and above in the Semester1 December 2017 exams.

Our course fees are less compared to any other AICTE approved PGDM Institute. We give opportunity to students who have failed by asking them to apply for re-evaluation and giving backlog exams. We are not interested in making money out of re—evaluation and backlog examination. The fees which we charge for re-evaluation/backlog are a deterrent   for students.

It is come to our notice that some disgruntle students who are not serious about academics send anonymous complaints and spread rumours against the Institute. While we cannot do much about these anonymous complaints, we would like to inform students that we believe in merit and affordable education.

In designing the curriculum structure (and schedule), we have kept the following factors in mind :

  1. Management is an inter-disciplinary, applied field that draws heavily on principles, concepts and terminologies from basic disciplines. An understanding of these disciplines provides the professional with scientifically valid concepts and principles, a mode of scientific enquiry and an awareness of the consequences of one’s actions. These basic disciplines thus form the `Foundation’ of management.
  2. There are certain `Core’ processes within the organization that require basic knowledge of how people perform work and use information for decision-making and how organisations make choices in the context of environmental factors.
  3. The knowledge of business functions is necessary for decision-making and problem solving. These are called `Applied’ subjects, which are in turn classified as `Functional’ and `Integrative’. Functional subjects help students to understand processes in Finance, Marketing, Operations, Human Resources and International Trade. The integrative subjects help students look at all aspects of management processes in the whole organization system, to enable corporate strategies to be devised
  4. Forces outside the direct control of the organisation, but having an impact on the organisation, are categorised as `Environmental’ subjects. At this level, issues relating to the individual outside the organisation are also included.

Dual Specialisation:

The institute offers dual specialization in which students can select a major and minor specialization area. Details are given below:

    1. Students must choose a ‘major’ and ‘minor’ specialisation area.
    2. Students can major in Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations and International Trade.
    3. Students can choose their minor specialisation area from any one of the above and ‘Systems’.
    4. Out of the total elective subjects students have to select 6 from their major specialisation area and 4 from their minor specialisation area.
    5. Out of the 6 subjects for major specialisation 4 subjects are the ‘area of concentration’ subjects and 2 can be selected from the entire list of subjects in that elective area.
    6. For minor specialisation students can select any 4 from the entire list of subjects in that elective area.
    7. Following are the ‘area of concentration’ subjects in each specialisation area
      • Finance: 1) Financial Institutions, Markets and Services, 2) Security Analysis And Portfolio Management, 3) Fixed Income Securities, 4) Derivatives.
      • Marketing: 1) Personal Selling And Sales Management, 2) Business-To-Business Marketing, 3) Advertising And Promotion, 4) Marketing Strategy
      • HR: 1) HR Planning & Talent Acquisition 2) Employee Legislation,
        3) Performance Management, 4) Employee Compensation & Benefits.
      • IT: 1) EXIM, 2) International Marketing, 3) Export Finance, 4) Global Logistics
      • Operations: 1) Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2) Purchase Management, 3) Materials Management (Stores and Inventory), 4) Decision Techniques
    8. To be eligible for a major specialisation area the students must have secured at least 50% in the relevant functional area course in PGDM1. For eg. For applying for Major specialisation in Human Resource Management the student must have secured at least 50% in PGDM1 Human Resource Management subject.
    9. A Major specialisation area can be offered only if there are 20 or more students opting for it.
    10. A maximum of 40 students can opt for a major specialisation area. If there are more than 40 students opting, then a merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks in the relevant functional area course. For eg. If more than 40 students apply for Finance as their major specialisation area then a merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks in Financial Management in DM1. The top 40 students in the list will be allowed to take it as their major specialisation.
    11. A maximum of 50 students can opt for a given subject in any specialisation area. If there are more than 50 students opting, then a merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks in the relevant functional area course. The top 50 students will be allotted the subject.
    12. An elective subject will be taught only if there are 10 or more students opting for it.

Summer Internship

It is a eight week engagement with industry where students put theory into practice. The purpose of Summer
Internship is to “fix” the concepts – the symbolic and the iconic – with the active experience. At another level, students experience that all functional aspects of business are interlinked in any single situation. At the same time, they would perhaps become aware of synthesis of knowledge, judgement and application as they deal with situations. This unique approach underpins the Summer Internship of the IMDR student who works as a trainee during summer.
Click for Summer Internship Report and Viva guidelines.

PGDM(2018-20 Batch) Fees

The fees for PGDM 2018-20 batch is Rs. 2,00,000/- per year. The break-up is given below.

Particulars  PGDM – I PGDM – II
Tuition Fee 135000 135000
Admission Fee 10000 10000
Development Fee 15000 15000
Library & IT Services 10000 10000
Learning Material & Examinations 5000 5000
Industry intership/ Placement Fee 13000 13000
Student Activities 7000 7000
SAP University Alliance Fee 5000 5000
Total Rs. 200000 200000

Exam Rules

(Changes in the rules are applicable from November, 2017)

      1. Regular examinations for Semester-I to Semester-IV will be held in
        November/December & April/May every year.
      2. Students wishing to give backlog examination should fill examination
        form and pay the necessary fee (Rs.1000/- per subject) 15 days before
        the examination.
      3. Question paper should be submitted by faculty 15 days before
        beginning of the examination.
      4. Results will be declared after one month from the date of last paper.
        Faculty should submit the corrected answer papers to the exam
        department within 15 days from the date of the subject exam.
      5. Revaluation form should be filled within 10 days of the date of results
        with the necessary fee (Rs.500/- per subject).
      6. Only students who have failed are allowed to fill revaluation form. Revaluation will be done only for regular students and not for backlog students.
      7. Maximum of 40% of original marks will be considered for revaluation result.
      8. Revaluation result will be declared after 21 days from the last date of application for revaluation.
      9. Students, who have failed in internal/external/aggregate, will have to
        appear for the written exam of 60 marks which will be converted to 100 marks. This applies to backlog students of all previous batches also. Gracing of two marks, if required, will be done after conversion only.
      10. Students should clear all backlogs within five years from the year of admission, failing which student will have to take new admission.
      11. Mark sheets of 1 st year (Sem I & II) as well as 2 nd year (Sem III & IV) will be issued after 15 days from the date of declaration of the result.
      12. Students having six and less backlogs will be allowed to keep term and be promoted to the second year.
        Passing criteria (minimum marks) for each subject :
        Internal – 16 out of 40
        External – 24 out of 60
        Aggregate – 50 out of 100.
      13. Grace marks of maximum 2 (two) per subject (Internal/ External/ Aggregate) will be given to students to help them clear the subject.
      14. Misconduct/ misbehavior/ cheating by a student during examination time, will disqualify the student from writing the examination on that particular day. Answer paper of that student will not be assessed for that particular subject.
      15. Examination timetable for PGDM I and PGDM II is displayed on IMDR notice board.
      16. Students should remain present in the examination hall 10 minutes before the exam starts. Late comers will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
      17. Payment of full tuition and other applicable fees should be made 15 days before the examination, failing which student will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
      18. Students of PGDM-I with less than 75% attendance will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
      19. Students are advised to contact Controller of Examination for further clarification.
      20. The above rules are subject to change only with the approval of the Director.


November 27, 2017

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