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 emphasise 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%.

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.

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.

Semester 1 (Foundation Courses)

  • Sociology
  • Psychology for Managers
  • Communication: Theory and Process
  • Information Processing and Information Systems
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Managerial Economics (Micro and Macro)
  • Self and Career Development
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Commercial Geography
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Communication I
  • Management Processes and Cases

Semester 2 (Core Processes and Functional Areas)

  • Organisation Behaviour and Cases
  • Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management and Cases
  • Operations Management and Cases
  • Marketing Management and Cases
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Financial Management and Cases
  • Introduction to ERP : SAP
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Communication II
  • Introduction to Foreign Trade
  • Introduction to Econometrics

Second Year (Compulsory Subjects:)

Applied Functional, Applied Integrated and Environmental Subjects


  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Indian Economic Environment
  • Organisational Design
  • Management of Quality
  • Services Marketing and Management
  • Summer Internship Report
  • Winter Internship Report

Optional Subjects (Any one)


  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Contracts and IPR
  • Project Management


  • Financial Institutions, Markets and Services
  • Tax Planning and Management
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Mergers, Aquisitions and corporate restructuring
  • Derivatives
  • Management Control Systems
  • Project Finance
  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management
  • Credit Risk Management



  • Marketing Stategy
  • Personal Selling and Sales Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Distribution Management
  • Retail Management
  • Direct Marketing and Customer Contact Management

Human Resources

  • Human Resource Development
  • Manpower Planning & Selection
  • Organisation Development
  • Employee Compensation & Benefits
  • Labour Legislation
  • Employee and Industrial Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic HR



  • Materials Management (Inventory Mgmt)
  • Purchase Management (Purchasing)
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Logistics &Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Techniques
  • Manufacturing and Services
  • Operations Research

International Trade

  • EXIM
  • Export Finance
  • International Finance
  • Transport Insurance
  • International Marketing
  • Global Logistics
  • Economics of Foreign Trade
  • Cross Culture Management
  • International Relations



  • Business Analysis
  • ERP II
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence
  • E-Business
  • Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Management

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.

PGDM(2016-18 Batch) Fees

The fees for PGDM 2015-17 batch is Rs. 1,75,000/- per year. The break-up is given below.

Particulars  PGDM – I PGDM – II
Tuition Fee 120000 120000
Admission Fee 10000 10000
Development Fee 10000 10000
Library & IT Services 10000 10000
Learning Material & Examinations 5000 5000
Industry intership/ Placement Fee 10000 10000
Student Activities 5000 5000
SAP University Alliance Fee 5000 5000
Total Rs. 175000 175000

Exam Rules

(Changes in the rules are applicable from June, 2015)

  1. Regular examinations for Semester-I to Semester-IV will be held in December/January & 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. Result will be declared after one and half month from the date of last paper.
  4. Revaluation form should be filled in within 10 days of the date of results with the necessary fee (Rs.500/- per subject).
  5. Only students who have failed are allowed to fill revaluation form. Revaluation will be done only for regular students and not for backlog students.
  6. Maximum of 40% of original marks will be considered for revaluation result.
  7. Revaluation result will be declared after 21 days from the last date of application for revaluation.
  8. 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.
  9. Students should clear all backlogs within five years from the year of admission, failing which student will have to take new admission.
  10. Mark sheets of 1st year as well as 2nd year will be issued after 15 days from the date of declaration of the result.
  11. 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.
  12. Grace marks of maximum 2 (two) per subject (Internal/ External/ Aggregate) will be given to students to help them clear the subject.
  13. 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 the particular subject.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The above rules are subject to change only with the approval of the Director.


October 09, 2015

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