PGDM (Flagship Programme)

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Building Leaders And Captains Of Industry

Today, success in business is as much about understanding global markets and technology and more so about understanding the interdependence of Human Resources (HR), Finance, Operations, Marketing, and Analytics. With our expert faculty, competitive and innovative curriculum, active learning, and unique campus network, PGDM is committed to educating not just leaders of business, but captains of the Industry

Highlights of PGDM

  • A Two-year full-time programme approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India and accredited by the NBA.
  • Accredited by the South Asian System of Quality Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation (SAQS).
  • Students can widen their career opportunities with cutting edge flagship Programme with dual specializations in Human Resource (HR)/ Marketing/ Finance/ Operations/ Analytics.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To provide society a cohort of young post graduate students equipped with basic managerial skills.

  • To prepare students to have the ability to solve problems and take decisions amid complexity and uncertainty of business environment.

  • To promote social awareness, sustainable development and team orientation amongst students.

  • To produce ethically responsible and technically competent management graduates for absorption by industry.

Program outcomes

  • Graduates would exhibit clarity of thought in expressing their views.

  • Graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively across diverse channels.

  • Graduates will be able to flesh out key decision points when confronted with a business problem.

  • Graduates will have the capacity to formulate strategies in the functional areas of management.

  • Graduates would be able to analyse the health of an organization by perusing its MIS reports/ financial statements..

  • Graduates would demonstrate a hunger for challenging assignments.

  • Graduates would display an empathetic attitude to alleviate societal problems

Why Should Students Join the PGDM Program?

  • The PGDM programme at IPE, being the flagship programme, is in high demand due to the fact that it follows the concept of “Mass Customization”.
  • The programme is almost three decades old and has evolved into a versatile Two-Year Full-Time programme since its inception in 1995.
  • Following studies of foundational management subjects in their first year, students have the flexibility to choose their dual specialization in the second year according to their interests, strengths, and the needs of their industry.
  • PGDM students are highly sought after by a variety of industries and have been recruited by companies for different roles in HR, Finance, Operations, Marketing, and Analytics.
  • The students will be taken on industrial and international tours to get practical experience of management concepts.
  • They will be trained on the operations of Public Sector Units, which will give them a deeper understanding of business policies crafted by the Indian government.
  • This programme exposes students to cutting-edge subjects in public enterprises, banking, insurance, international business, infrastructure management, supply chain management, financial modelling, blockchain technology, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), business analytics, Industry 4.0, etc.
  • Students are facilitated to earn SAP certifications, Bloomberg certifications, Six Sigma certifications, digital marketing certifications, and analytics credentials using R, Python, Tableau, SPSS, etc.
  • The PGDM programme has a high student intake and rich student diversity in terms of gender, cultures, innovative ideas, multi-disciplines, experience and region.
  • As the programme with the largest student intake, the PGDM also has an extremely large alumni network that can offer guidance to aspiring managers.
  • The PGDM students get hands-on experience incorporates through the eight-week Summer Internship Project (SIP).
  • The PGDM students will have assistance from academic and industry mentors to become industry-ready.
  • The PGDM students can participate in various extracurricular and co-curricular activities that will ensure their holistic development.
  • The PGDM students are trained by industry experts to hone their soft skills in order to better prepare them for placements.

PGDM Program Overview at a Glance

  • Innovative Trimester curriculum and Pedagogy

  • Distinguished faculty with a vast academic and industry experience.

  • Comprehensively designed curriculum with a scope for exposure to all sectors.

  • Integrated understanding of all business functions to meet the challenges of globalization and competition in the current and future scenario.

  • Rigorous curriculum with a judicious blend of core courses and dual specializations (HR/Marketing/Operations/Finance/Systems).

  • Provided with an in-depth understanding of the operational and strategic aspects of management


First Year

Trimester I
Course Code Course Name Credits
21GM1101 Management and Organizational Behaviour 3
21GM1102 Statistics for Management 3
21GM1103 Economics for Managers 3
21GM1104 Financial Accounting 3
21GM1105 Personality Development and Business Communication 3
21GM1106 Marketing Management – I 3
21GM1107 Foreign Language – French 3

Total Credits

Trimester II
Course Code Course Name Credits
21GM2112 Human Resource Management 3
21GM2201 Operations Research 3
21GM2202 Financial Management 3
21GM2203 Macro Economics 3
21GM2204 IT Applications for Management 3
21GM2205 Marketing Management – II 3
21GM2206 Public Sector Policy and Issues in Management 3

Total  Credits


Second Year

Trimester III
Course Code Course Name Credits
21GM3301 Production and Operations Management 3
21GM3302 Cost and Management Accounting 2
21GM3303 Business Analytics for Managers 3
21GM3304 Marketing Research 3
21GM3305 Priming for Placements (Business Aptitude) 3
21GM3306 Start Ups and Entrepreneurship 3
21GM3307 Leadership and Change Management 3
21GM3CIS Contemporary Issues/ Seminars 1
21GM3CV Comprehensive Viva 1
Total Credits 22


Trimester IV
Course Code Course Name Credits
21GM4401 Strategic Management 3
21GM4402 Corporate Laws 3
Elective 1 – Subject 1 3
Elective 1 – Subject 2 3
Elective 2 – Subject 1 3
Elective 2 – Subject 2 3
21GMSIP SIP & Viva Voce 3

Total Credits

Summer Intership Project (SIP - 8 weeks)
Trimester V
Course Code Course Name Credits
21GM5501 Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
21GM5502 Project Management 3
Elective 1 – Subject 3 3
Elective 1 – Subject 4 3
Elective 2 – Subject 3 3
Elective 2 – Subject 4 3
Total Credits 18
Trimester VI
Course Code Course Name Credits
21GM6601 International Business 3
21GM6602 Infrastructure Management 3
21GM6603 Negotiations 2
21GM6RP Research Project 3
21GM6CV Comprehensive Viva 2
Total Credits 13
Term Credits
1 21
2 21
3 22
4 21
5 18
6 13
Total No. of  Credits 116


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


1. Risk Management
2. Financial Analysis and Credit Management
3. Derivatives and Structured Finance
4. Financial Modelling
5. Financial Planning and Wealth Management
6. Security Analysis and Portfolio Mgmt
7. Tax Planning and Management
8. Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions
9. Entrepreneurial Finance
10. Strategic Financial Management
11. Strategic Cost Management
12. Financial Analytics
13. Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
14. Private Equity
15. Fixed Income Securities
16. Financial Econometrics
17. Mutual Funds


1. Product and Brand Management
2. Integrated Marketing Communications
3. Consumer Behaviour
4. Services Marketing
5. Customer Relationship Management
6. B2B Marketing
7. Strategic Marketing
8. Digital Marketing
9. Rural Marketing
10. Agri-Business Marketing
11. Sales and Distribution Management
12. Retail Management
13. Global Marketing Management
14. Social Marketing
15. Media Management
16. Marketing Analytics

Human Resource

1. Learning and Development
2. Contemporary HRM
3. Industrial Relations I
4. Industrial Relations II
5. Talent Management
6. Organization Development
7. Cross Cultural Management
8. Leadership and Change Management
9. Balanced Scorecard
10. Strategic Human Resource Management
11. HR Auditing
12. HR Analytics


1. Supply Chain Management
2. Management of Service Operations
3. Total Quality Management
4. Lean Management
5. Optimization Models for Industry
6. Operations Strategy
7. Strategic Sourcing
8. Warehouse Management
9. Technology and Innovations Management
10. Advanced Inventory Modelling
11. Operations Analytics


1. Cloud Computing for Business
2. Enterprise Resource Planning
3. Relational Database Management system
4. e-Commerce
5. Data Mining and Business Intelligence
6. Data Modelling with R and Python
7. Data Visualising using Advanced Excel
8. Data Visualising using Tableau
9. Digital Governance
10. Cyber Security and Cyber Laws
11. IT Infrastructure


1. Industrial Economics
2. Public Finance
3. Urban Economics
4. Digital Economy
5. Natural Resource Management
6. Energy Economics
7. Environmental Economics
8. Econometrics
9. Contemporary Government Policies & Business
10. Monetary Economics
11. Economics of Infrastructure
12. Agricultural Economics
13. Mathematical Economics
14. International Economics
15. Green Economy


1. Creating a New Venture from Idea to launch
2. Entrepreneurial Finance
3. Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
4. Digital Marketing for Startups and SMEs
5. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
6. Family Business Management
7. Corporate Entrepreneurship
8. Business Model for Sustainable Growth
9. Aligning Startups with their Market
10. Detailed Project Report (DPR)

Business Analytics

1. R Studio for Data Science and Machine Learning (ver.1.2.1335)
2. Python for Data Science and Machine Learning (ver.3.7.3)
3. Data Visualising using Tableau
4. Web and Social Media Analytics
5. Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence using R Studio (ver.1.2.1335)
6. Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence using Advanced Python (ver.3.7.3)
7. Big Data Analytics
8. SQL for Data Science



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).

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 Admissions.

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

What Kind of Career Opportunities Students Can Seek While Opting for PGDM?

In today’s environment, the generic PGDM is in more demand because of its broad outlook and management skills. PGDM students can make their career in many of the following fields:

  • Finance Management Experts
  • Market Analysts
  • Corporate Strategy Planners
  • Finance Analysts
  • Sales & Marketing Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Public Relations Executives
  • Group Product Managers
  • Consultants
  • Project Managers


Aditya Birla, Berger Paints, Jaro Education, Airtel, CMC Ltd, Federal Bank, India Cements, KPMG, Orient
Cements, Yashoda Hospital, Allahabad Bank, Hyundai, Amara Raja Batteries, Franklin Templeton, Karur
Vysya Bank, Shopper’s Stop, Amazon, Hindustan Coca-Cola, Kotak Mahindra, Oracle, Sify Technologies Pvt
Ltd., Andhra Bank, Invesco, Andhra Paper Mills, Cognizant, Mecon, Midhani, Transgraph, Asian Paints, Axis
Bank, Berkadia, Google India Pvt Ltd., Idea Cellular, ITC Ltd, L&T, MIDHANI, NMDC, RINL - Visakhapatnam Steel
Plant, State Bank of India, Yes Bank, Bank of Baroda, Deloitte, Infosys, Medplus, Tata Consultancy Services,
Dr.Reddy Labs, TIME Education Pvt. Ltd., eClerx, IDBI, WIPRO, Elilly, Metrics4 Analytics, ICICI Securities, ING
Vysya Bank, Trinity, Karvy, SBI Life Insurance, UCO Bank, Union Bank

Contact Persons

Dr C V Sunil Kumar

Assistant Professor & Programme Head PGDM

+91 9587805060

Contact Persons

Dr. Samarendra Kumar Mohanty

Assistant Professor & Co-Programme Head PGDM

+91 8639351342