The Program

Education must train for self-development, fearlessness of mind, integrity of purpose and strength of conscience. In order that knowledge is liberating and life-giving, the mission of the IILM Graduate School of Management (IILM GSM) is the pursuit of education, scholarship and research at the highest levels of excellence.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme was launched in the year 1993 to cater to the demands of management professionals and prepare its graduating students for a challenging career through an intensive and rigorous curriculum. The programme endeavours for holistic development of its students, thereby making them intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually balanced human beings. We believe in an education system that looks beyond employment and concentrates on individual development by imparting “Life Skills” and enhancing life time opportunities.

Duration of the Programme – PGDM is a Two Year full time Programme

Programme Learning Goals:

L1 – An understanding of organizations and management techniques to allow investigation into business and management issues.

L2 – An ability to acquire, analyze and understand data and information for managerial decisions.

L3 – Critical thinking and informed judgment leading to problem solving, decision-making and negotiating skills.

L4 – Cognitive flexibility which enables adaptability to uncertainty in a rapidly changing business environment.

L5 – An understanding of disruptive and technological change and the ability to seek innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.

L6 – Emotional intelligence and people’s skills in communicating, working in teams and with people.

L7 – Being cognizant of the impact of individual and corporate actions on society, recognizing responsible and inclusive business practices and sensitivity to the social, economic and environmental responsibilities of business.

Programme Structure

• The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at IILM Graduate School of Management caters to the demand of management professionals and prepares its graduating students for challenging careers through an intensive and rigorous curriculum. IILM GSM believes in holistic development of the students and their participation in the education programme, instills into them professionalism, critical thinking, ability to work hard, and take decisions. The Institute also exposes the students to all aspects of management and its various facets like environment protection, human values, social responsibility, information and communication systems and so forth. IILM GSM is a centre of excellence in value based education, training, research and consultancy.

• It is mandatory to undergo three month summer internship with a corporate house after the completion of first year.

Credit Sheet PGDM 2021-2023

IILM Credit Sheet PGDM 2021-2023
PreTerm (Proposed June 08-28, 2021)
Course Code Term 1 (01 July 2021 – 30 September) Credits Hours
PGDM 501 Micro Economics 3 30
PGDM 505 Financial Accounting 2 20
PGDM 511 Quantitative Methods 3 30
PGDM 551 Design Thinking and Creativity for Business 3 30
PGDM 514 Legal Aspect of Business 2 20
PGDM 508 Marketing 3 30
PGDM 503 Organizational Behavior and Change 2 20
PGDM 561 Excel for Business 2 20
PGDM 531 Personal Leadership Programme (with Purpose) 3 30
    Total 23 230
Course Code Term 2 (1 October 2021- 31 December 2021) Credits Hours
PGDM 502 Macroeconomics 3 30
PGDM 506 Corporate Finance 3 30
PGDM 510 Operations Management 3 30
PGDM 512 Competitive Strategy 3 30
PGDM 509 Management Accounting 2 20
PGDM 504 Human Resource management 3 30
PGDM 532 Personal Leadership Programme (with Purpose) 3 30
    Total 20 200
Course Code Term 3 ( 1 January 2022 to 15 April 2022 ) Credits Hours
PGDM 552 Business Research Methods 2 20
PGDM 562 Business Analytics 3 30
PGDM 507 Simulation 3 30
PGDM 600-690 Innovation and Technology Management/Services Operations 3 30
PGDM 600-690 Negotiations/Leadership, Influence and Power 3 30
PGDM 600-690 Consumer Behavior and Technology/Marketing Strategy 3 30
PGDM 600-690 Ecommerce/Investment Management 3 30
PGDM 533 Personal Leadership Programme (with Purpose) 3 30
    Total 23 230
    Year 1 Total 66 660
  Summer Summer Internship    
PGDM 598 Faculty Interaction, Group Discussion, Self Assessment 6  
PGDM 599 Social immersion 3  
Course Code Term 4 (1 July 2022 – 30th September 2022) Credits Hours
PGDM 600-690 4 Electives 12 120
PGDM 800-899 1 Elective ( Swayam ) 3 30
PGDM 694 Dissertation Workshop 3 30
PGDM 534 Personal Leadership Programme (with Purpose) 3 30
    Total 21 210
Course Code Term 5 (01 October 2022 to 31 December 2022) Credits Hours
PGDM 600-690 4 Electives 12 120
PGDM 535 Personal Leadership Programme (with Purpose) 3 30
    Total 15 150
Course Code Term 6 (1 January 2023 to 15 April 2023) Credits Hours
PGDM 695 Dissertation 6 60
PGDM 800-899 Online (SWAYAM) course 3 30
    Total 9 90
    Year 2 Total 54 450
    Total Credits 120 1200


Proposed set of Electives PGDM 2021-2023
Finance Marketing Management Operations and Technology Organizational Effectiveness General Management Data Analytics
Financial Markets Marketing Analytics Quality and Productivity International HRM International Business Management Social Media Analytics
Financial Derivatives Sales and Distribution Management Production Planning and Control Learning and Development Environmental Law: Management and Policy Data Visualization and Web Analytics
Valuation Digital Marketing Technology and Operations Strategy People Analytics Organizational Design and Change Operations Analytics
Data Science For Finance Strategic Brand Management Project Management Performance Management and Appraisal System Social Entrepreneurship Tableau for Analytics
Finance Of Buyouts & Acquisitions Retail Management Enabling Technologies Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness    
ESG: Investment and Evaluation Customer Relationship Management Global Supply Chain Management. Industrial Relations and Labour Laws    
Fin-tech Pricing Strategy Logistics Management Diversity and Inclusion    
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Advertising and Sales Promotion Management Introduction to AI and ML Talent Management Strategy    
Investment Management Consumer Behavior and Technology Innovation and Technology Management Negotiations    
  Marketing Strategy Services Operations Leadership, Influence and Power    

Academic Calendar PGDM 2021-22

Academic Calendar PGDM 2021-22
Year 1 Total Available days =213, Year 1 Teaching Days =190 (Excluding Exam Week and Placement/Sectoral Week)
PGDM 2021-23 Term 1
Pre-Engagement Plan 10th May, 2021
Foundation Courses 14th June, 2021 to 30th June, 2021
Duration 1st July to 30th September, 2021
Orientation Tue 29 Jun and Wed 30 Jun
Commencement of Classes Thus 01 July (Late Batch to start 10 August)
Total Available Days 72 Days
Teaching Days 65 Days (Sectoral Week-3, Exam-3 Days)
Sectoral Activity End August
Placement Week Mid September
Last Teaching Day 23rd September, 2021
Examination Week 25th September to 30th September, 2021 (4 Days)
Holidays Eid-21st July, 21st August-Rakshabandan, 15th August-Independence Day, 2021
PGDM 2021-23 Term 2
Duration 1stOctober, 2021 to 24th December, 2021
Commencement of Classes 1st October, 2021
Total Available Days 63 Days
Teaching Days 55 Days (Exclude Exam-3 Days)
Last Teaching Day 18th December, 2021
Examination Week 20th December to 24th December, 2021 (5 Days)
Holidays 2nd October-Gandhi Jayanti, 15th October Dussehra, 4th November-6th November-Diwali and Bhai Dooj, 19th Nov- Guru Nanak Birthday
Winter Break 25th December 2021-2nd January, 2022
PGDM 2021-23 Term 3
Duration 3rdJanuary to 8th April, 2022
Commencement of Classes 3rd January, 2022
Total Available Days 78 Days
Teaching Days 70 Days (Exclude Exam-5 Days, Placement Week-5 Days)
Placement Week 9th February to 11th February, 2022
Last Teaching Day 1st April 2022
Examination Week 4th April to 8th April, 2022 (5 Days)
Holidays 26th Jan-Republic Day, 17th-18th March 2022-Holi
Summer Internship 11th April and 30th July, 2022
PGDM 2021-23 Term 4
Duration 1st August to 21st October, 2022
Commencement of Classes 1st August, 2022
Total Available Days 65 Days
Teaching Days 55 Days (Exclude Exam-5 Days)
Placement Week 6th October 2022 to 8th October, 2022
Last Teaching Day 15th October 2022
Examination Week 17th October to 21st October, 2022 (5 Days)
Holidays 2nd October- Gandhi Jayanti , 5th October – Dussehra, 24th -26th October 2022- Diwali
MBA 2021-23 Term 5
Duration 27th October 2022 to 20th January 2023
Commencement of Classes 27th October, 2022
Total Available Days 70 Days
Teaching Days 58 Days (Exclude Exam-5 Days)
Last Teaching Day 13th January 2023
Examination Week 16th January to 20th January 2023 (5 Days)
Holidays 7th November 2022- Guru Nanak Jayanti
Winter Breaks 25th – 31st December 2022
PGDM 2021-23 Term 6 (Dissertation Term)
Duration 23rd January 2023 to 31st March 2023
Commencement of Classes 23rd January 2023
Total Available Days 53 Days
Teaching Days 46 Days (excluding exam days)
Last Teaching Day 27th March 2023
Examination Week 28th March to 31st March 2023 (4 Days)
Holidays 26th January 2023- Republic Day, 7th-8th March 2023