Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM 2013-2015)
2 year full-time Program
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IMI’s two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management is designed to prepare students for careers in industry, across functional areas. The program equips students with strong conceptual skills to manage businesses in an integrated manner. The emphasis is on developing a holistic manager with a vision to take on the challenges of the future in socially sensitive manner.
The program is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA and SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System).
The program has been offered with the following objectives.
IMI follows the trimester system with the academic calendar beginning in June 2013 and each term being of 11-12 weeks duration. At the end of the first three terms of the program, all students are required to undergo compulsory summer internship for 8-10 weeks in industry.
Eligibility for admission
To be eligible for admission to the PGDM Program, the participants must posses a Bachelors degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities for admission to post-graduate programs. The bachelors’ degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by September 28, 2013. Candidates who are unable to comply with this requirement may be asked to withdraw from the program. It is desired that candidates complete all academic requirements before joining the program to enable them to keep pace with the rigor and internal assessment schedule of the program.
Participants for the PGDM program may be from any discipline such as Engineering, Humanities, Commerce or Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. Candidates with relevant work experience as also fresh graduates are welcome to apply.
(Eg. A candidate wishing to apply to the PGDM program at all three campuses will be required to pay Rs.1500 + (500x3) = 3,000; a candidate applying to just one program, in one campus will be required to pay Rs.1500 + 500 = 2000; a candidate applying to the PGDHRM program at Delhi campus besides any one PGDM program at any of the three campuses will be required to pay Rs.1500+(500x2) = 2500)
Candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2012 examination or furnished valid GMAT score and have applied to IMI will be short listed on the basis of information provided in the application form, CAT scores (sectional and overall) or GMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience. Only short listed candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process.
Applicants should note that mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria may not ensure consideration for short listing by IMI. IMI will not entertain any correspondence on this subject and decisions of the IMI Admissions Committee will be final in all matters.
Past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Extempore speaking, Psychometric Test, Essay writing, Personal interview besides other qualitative parameters, will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The IMI Admission Committee reserves the right to modify these components while communicating the same to the applicants at the Personal Interview stage. The overall objective being to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.
Besides Delhi, the selection process will be conducted at other centers including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar. Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates should indicate their preferred center(s) 1st and 2nd preference for interview in the application form. If a candidate’s preferred centre is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. IMI reserves the right to change any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons.
Company sponsored Candidates:
Admission offer will be based on the assessment made during the selection process, defined above, and the result will be announced on IMI’s website. Applicants are advised to check the updates on the website at regular intervals. Offer letters will thereafter be dispatched, to the mailing address provided in the application form as also by email. Applicants are advised to provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid up to 30th June 2013 for receiving important communications. Successful candidates, who have been offered admission, will be required to pay the 1st installment of fee within two weeks of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall stand lapsed and admission will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation. IMI will not accept any responsibility for non-receipt of any communication which is sent to the candidate’s address and mail ID provided in the Admission Application form.
Withdrawal & refund policy
As per AICTE rules, in the event of an applicant withdrawing before the starting of the course, the wait listed candidates would be given admission against the vacant seat. In such a case the entire fee collected from the student, after a deduction of the processing fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees one thousand only), shall be refunded and returned to the candidate withdrawing from the program. However, should a student leave the program after joining the course and if the seat consequently falling vacant is not filled by another candidate, for any reason, only the refundable components of fee shall be returned to the candidate.
The course for the PGDM program is spread over six terms, each term being of 11-12 weeks. The first three terms are essentially devoted to foundation courses, across core areas of management. These are aimed at providing the student the conceptual understanding of the functional areas such as:
Courses in the 2nd year are designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue their interests in various functional areas. Students will thus have an opportunity to specialize in the functional area of their interest. A student can specialize in more than one area, the areas being Marketing, Finance, Information Systems and Operations. In the PGDM program specialization is not offered in the area of Organization Behaviour and Human Resource Management. A student also has an opportunity to pursue a Course of Independent Study (CIS) in lieu of an elective, to further his/her interest in a particular area, subject to meeting the conditions specified for the purpose and reviewed from time to time.
An indicative list of elective courses, offered during the 2nd year of study, is given at the end of the bulletin, which is subject to change.
On completion of year one, students are required to gain hands-on experience in the application of core concepts and functional skills. This practice of ’Learning by Doing’ helps the student relate the rigor of theory in the world of business. The students work on projects as per the specification of the company. At the end of eight to ten weeks of such a closely guided project, under the supervision of the company executive(s), they submit a report to the company and the Institute. The concerned company executive normally provides feedback to the Program Director on the student’s performance. Successful completion of Summer Internship is an essential requirement for the award of the IMI Diploma.
Faculty at IMI enjoys academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting education. Pedagogy would be a combination of lectures, case discussions, presentations, assignments and project work. The primary emphasis would be on interactive and participative methods of learning. Faculty for the program is primarily in house from IMI but may also include Adjunct or Visiting faculty. Guest lectures from industry practitioners are also organized to expose students to the current business environment.
Schedule of classes
Classes for the PGDM program are held every day starting at 8.30 am and can extend up to late evening hours, including weekends, to suit the requirements of the program. Each class is of 90 minutes duration. Attendance in all classes is compulsory. Classes shall tentatively begin, from the 2nd/3rd week of June 2013.
Emphasis is laid on continuous evaluation of a students’ performance through the six terms, culminating in a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score, over a 10 point scale being awarded.
Fee structure for PGDM & PGDHRM (2013-15): Delhi Campus
The fee structure is given in the following table. The first installment of the fee is due to be paid within 15 days of the date of issue of the admission offer. The subsequent installments would be due for payment with in one week of commencement of the new term.
Due dates for payment of Fee
The 1st installment of the fee, specified above, will be payable within 2 weeks of the release of Admission Offer. Each subsequent installment will be due for payment within 7 days of commencement of each term, as per the Academic Calendar. A penalty of Rs.100 per day, beyond the period specified above from 2nd installment onwards, will be charged in the event the fee is not paid within the due dates, unless express permission has been obtained from the competent authority.
Hostel Fess and Mess Charges*
*Mess charges are indicative and subject to change depending on changes in input costs
Mode of Payment of Fee
The fee can be paid through demand draft/pay order drawn in favor of “International Management Institute” payable at New Delhi.