PGDM in HR Management

Human Resource management as a function has grown from a mere cost-centric to a profit-centric approach. Today, HR managers assume an active role in the strategic planning and decision making in their organizations. Meeting the challenges head-on and using human resources effectively are critical to the success of any work organization. HRM as a function today has a tremendous potential in the employment of the management graduates in HR generalist and HR specialist roles in almost every organization.

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM) is a two-year full time program comprising four semesters of study including projects. This program is envisaged as the highest quality program in the area of Human Resource Management as it is proactively designed to provide eligible, suitable, and competent HR professionals with sufficient knowledge of business to all industrial sectors.

The course introduces the function of HRM at length, thus, enabling the candidates to seek a career in HR function. This program offers a platter of HR elective courses vis-à-vis other functional area core courses, thus allowing a skill variety.

Key Highlights

  • PGDM-HRM has a unique long-term project opportunity which majorly leads to obtaining pre-placement offers.

  • Students are provided opportunities to become members of The HR club.

  • The course has been designed practically to suit the requirements of HR professionals and includes specialized papers in the area of HR

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To build future leaders who can connect business and HR deliverables.

  • To offer experiential learning in understanding the challenges of HR professionals in order to develop the organizations.

  • To facilitate accelerated learning in the formulation and implementation of best practices in human resources management for sustained competitive advantage in organizations.

  • To provide insights on developing strategies, initiatives and programmes for business performance with focus on organization design, analytics, change and development.

Program outcomes

  • On completion of the programme the learners would be well equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to take up managerial responsibilities in the corporate sector.

  • The learners should be able to anticipate challenges involved in the HR role and act accordingly

  • The learners should be able to identify, initiate and implement best practices in HR in dynamic environment of organizations.
  • The learners on attending the course should be able to align HR practices to business performance with suitable efforts towards organizational development using analytics.

  • The learners should develop human skills in engaging value based learning and ethical practices in management.


First Year

Trimester I

Course Code Course Name Credits
21HRM1101 Management and Organizational Behaviour 3
21HRM1102 Business Statistics for Decision Making 3
21HRM1103 Economics for Managers 3
21HRM1104 Accounting for Managers 3
21HRM1105 Personality Development and Business Communication LG
21HRM1109 Marketing Management 3
21HRM1112 Human Resource Management 3
Total Credits 18


Trimester II

Course Code Course Name Credits
22HRM2201 Operations Research 3
22HRM2202 Financial Management 3
21HRM2203 Macro Economics 3
21HRM2204 IT Applications for Management 3
21HRM2213 Performance and Compensation Management 3
22HRM2214 Organization Development 3
     21HRM2215 Learning and Development 3
22HRM2107 French – Foreign Language LG

Total Credits



Second Year

Trimester III

Course Code

Course Name

21HRM3301 Production and Operations management 3
21HRM3302 Cost and Management Accounting 2
21HRM3303 Business Analytics for Managers 3
21HRM3305 Priming for Placements (Business Aptitude) LG
21HRM3306 Start Ups and Entrepreneurship 3
21HRM3311 Applied Research in HRM 3
22HRM3312 Talent Management 3
21HRM3CV Comprehensive Viva 1

Total Credits



Trimester IV

Course Code Course Name Credits
21HRM4408 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
21HRM4409 Business Laws 3
21HRM4410 Workforce Metrics 3
21HRM4411 Industrial Relations 3
21HRM4412 Competency Management 3
  Elective – 1 Subject 1 3
  Elective – 1 Subject 2 3
21HRMSIP SIP & Viva Voce 3

Total Credits





Summer Intership Project (SIP - 8 weeks)

Trimester V

Course Code Course Name Credits
21HRM5501 Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 2
21HRM5508 HR Analytics 3
21HRM5509 Labour Legislation 3
  Elective – 1 Subject 3 3
  Elective – 1 Subject 4 3
21HRM5510 HRM in Global Perspective 3

Total Credits


Trimester VI

Course Code Course Name Credits
21HRM6612 Emotional Intelligence & Positive Psychology 2
21HRM6613 Digitalization of HR Workshop
21HRM6502 Project Management 3
21HRM6LTP Long-Term Project /Comprehensive Viva 3

Total Credits



Term Credits
1 18
2 21
3 18
4 24
5 17
6 08
Total No. of  Credits 106


*The list of subjects is indicative. The Institute reserves the right to make modifications at any point during the commencement of the programme.


The students have to select any one or two Elective Streams from the list mentioned below as per the norms of the course


Finance Elective (IV Trimester)

Finance Elective (V Trimester)

EF224001 Financial Analysis and Credit Management EF225001 Risk Management
EF224002 Financial Modelling EF225002 Derivatives and Structured Finance
EF224003 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management EF225003 Financial Planning and Wealth Management
EF224004 Tax Planning and Management EF225004 Entrepreneurial Finance
EF224005 Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions EF225005 Strategic Financial Management
EF224006 Strategic Cost Management EF225006 Financial Analytics
EF224007 Fixed Income Securities EF225007 Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
EF224008 Financial Econometrics EF225008 Private Equity
    EF225009 Mutual Funds


Marketing Elective (IV Trimester)

Marketing Elective (V Trimester)

EM224001 Product and Brand Management EM225001 Marketing Analytics
EM224002 Customer Relationship Management EM225002 Rural & Agri Marketing
EM224003 Digital & Social Media Marketing EM225004 Global Marketing Management l Marketing Management
EM224503 Integrated Marketing Communications EM225005 Social Marketing
EM224404 Sales and Distribution Management EM225207 Consumer Behaviour
EM224405 Services Marketing EM225504 Strategic Marketing

Human Resource

HR Elective (IV Trimester)

HR Elective (V Trimester)

EHR224001 Contemporary HRM EHR225002 Balanced Scorecard
EHR224002 Industrial Relations EHR225224 Organization Development
EHR224003 HR Auditing EHR225225 Learning and Development
EHR224004 Cross Cultural Management EHR225307 Leadership and Change Management
EHR224312 Talent Management  EHR225508 HR Analytics
EHR224408 Strategic Human Resource Management 


Operations Elective (IV Trimester)

Operations Elective (V Trimester)

EOP224001 Supply Chain Management EOP225001 Total Quality Management
EOP224002 Management of Service Operations EOP225002 Strategic Sourcing
EOP224003 Lean Management EOP225003 Warehouse Management
EOP224004 Optimization Models for Industry EOP225004 Technology and Innovations Management
EOP224005 Operations Strategy EOP225005 Advanced Inventory Modelling
    EOP225006 Operations Analytics

Business Analytics

Business Analytics Elective (IV Trimester)

Business Analytics Elective (V Trimester)

EBA214001 R for Data Science and Machine Learning EBA215001 Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence using Advanced Python
EBA214002 Python for Data Science and Machine Learning EBA215002 Big Data Analytics
EBA214003 Web and Social Media Analytics EBA215003 SQL for Data Science
EBA214004 Data Visualization using Tableau EBA215004 Mastering Data Analytics using SAS
EBA214005 Business Intelligence using PowerBI    


Systems Elective (IV Trimester)

Systems Elective (V Trimester)

ESY214001 Cloud Computing for Business ESY215001 Cyber Security and Cyber Laws
ESY214002 Enterprise Resource Planning ESY215002 IT Infrastructure
ESY214003 Data Modelling with R and Python ESY215003 e-Commerce
ESY214004 Data Visualising using Advanced Excel ESY215004 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
ESY214005 Relational Database Management system ESY215005 Digital Governance


Economics Elective (IV Trimester)

Economics Elective (V Trimester)

EECO224001 Industrial Economics EECO225001 Natural Resource Management
EECO224002 Public Finance EECO225002 Energy Economics
EECO224003 Urban Economics EECO225003 Econometrics
EECO224004 Agricultural Economics EECO225004 Contemporary Government Policies & Business
EECO224005 Environmental Economics EECO225005 Monetary Economics
EECO224006 International Economics   EECO225006 Economics of Infrastructure
EECO224007 Mathematical Economics EECO225007 Digital Economy


Entrepreneurship Elective (IV Trimester)

Entrepreneurship Elective (V Trimester)

EENT224001 Entrepreneurial Finance   EENT225001 Corporate Entrepreneurship  
EENT224002 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation   EENT225002 Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship  
EENT224003 Family Business Management   EENT225003 Detailed Project Report (DPR)  -Compulsory in nature



The candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. (45% in case of SC/ST candidates), from a UGC recognized university/deemed university recognized by the Ministry of HRD, GoI.

Selection Procedure

Step-1 Candidates have to appear in any one of the
admission test (CAT / XAT / MAT/ ATMA / CMAT / GMAT / TS ICET).

Step-2 Register for IPE Admissions online.

Step-3 Short listed candidates will be called for Group
Discussions and Personal Interviews to be held at IPE
Hyderabad and in major cities. Timely updates on the
same will be posted to all the applicants by Team

IPE website provides updates time to time on Course, Hostel and Transport,and Fee details


Students of PGDM are trained to work in every sector including manufacturing as well as services like IT sector, Retail and marketing etc. The scope of placements of the course lies from being HR generalist to HR specialist. Many of the PGDM-HRM alumni are now working as Talent acquisitions officials for top notch companies and also make campus visits. Our students are placed in prestigious organizations some of them being Real Page, Dupont India, AppWorld, Invesco, GVK Bio, Nagarjuna Fertilizers Ltd., Shoppers Stop, Hyundai Mobis, Capgemini, Amazon, Cognizant,Deloitte.

FOR THE YEAR 2024 - 2026

Contact Persons

Dr Deepti Chandra

Assistant Professor
Programme Head PGDM – Human Resource Management

+91 7093134074

Contact Persons

Dr Sinju Sankar

Assistant Professor
Co-Programme Head PGDM – Human Resource Management

+91 988 567 8513


Q : Is post graduate diploma in human resource management a good course to pursue?

A : It depends on various factors like your career goals, interests, and the overall reputation of the institute offering the course. The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) in Hyderabad is a well-known institute, and a post graduate diploma in human resource management from IPE can provide you with a solid foundation in the field and improve your employment opportunities. However, you should research the course content, faculty, and resources offered by IPE to ensure that the program aligns with your career goals and expectations.

Q : Why should one choose IPE to pursue Post Graduate Diploma in HR?

A : There can be several reasons why one may choose the Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) in Hyderabad to pursue a Post graduate Diploma in HR. Some of the reasons are:

Reputation: IPE is a well-respected institute in India and has a strong reputation in the field of management education. Pursuing a course from IPE can add credibility to your resume and enhance your career prospects.

Faculty: IPE has a team of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who are experts in their respective fields and can provide students with valuable insights and practical knowledge.

Course content: IPE’s Postgraduate Diploma in HR covers a wide range of topics and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of human resource management.

Career opportunities: Upon completion of the course, students can pursue careers in various industries as HR managers, recruiters, compensation and benefits specialists, among others.

Networking: Pursuing a course from IPE can provide students with the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and expand their professional network.

These are some of the reasons why one may choose IPE to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in HR.