Post Graduate Diploma in Management PGDM


PGDM-Two year Post Graduate Diploma In Management
  • Flagship programme of XIME.
  • AICTE approved two year, full-time, residential programme.
  • Annual intake of 180 students at Bangalore and 120 students in Kochi.
  • Trimester system followed.
  • Foundation courses in management covered in the first year.
  • Electives, core courses, environmental and integrative courses covered in the second year.
  • SUPA - Socially Useful and Productive Activity is a mandatory Internship to help students understand management Issues of NGOs and provides excellent exposure for appreciation of social issues.

Highlights of the Curriculum
  • Contemporary Curriculum - Curriculum is reviewed and updated every two to three years in consultation wtth Industry leaders, alumni, students and faculty.
  • Enables global outlook and promotes spirit of Entrepreneurship.
  • Inculcates human values and societal orientation.
  • Develop soft skills like leadership, Interpersonal skills and wrttten and oral communication skills.
  • Compulsory exposure to a foreign language (among German, French, Spanish, and Chinese).
  • 'On the Job' training through corporate internship.

Focus Areas In PGDM
  • Develop the student's analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
  • Inculcate a positive and ethical outlook in the students.
  • Strengthen the student's communication skills.
  • Emphasize on holistic development of each individual.
  • Develop a global orientation.

Programme Structure - First Year
Term 1 Credit Term 2 Credit Term 3 Credit
Business, Government & Society 3 Cost & Management Accounting 3 Corporate Finance 3
Economics - I 3 Economics - II 3 Decision Information Systems 3
Financial Accounting 3 Marketing Management - I 3 Human Resources Management 3
Organizational Behavior - I 3 Operations Management 3 Marketing Management - II 3
Quantitative Techniques - I 3 Organizational Behavior - II 3 Contemporary Business Environment 2
Written Communication 3 Quantitative Techniques - II 2 Research Methodology 2
Learning Circle 1 Contemporary Business Environment 2 Negotiation Skills / Time Management 2
Presentation Skills 2 Socially Useful and Productive Activity 2
Total 19 Total 21 Total 20

Summer Project - 2 months - 5 Credits

Second Year
Term 1 Credit Term 2 Credit Term 3 Credit
International Business 3 Business Strategy 3 Cross Cultural Management 3
Business Law 2 Business Ethics 2 Environmental Issues 2
Entrepreneurship 3 Electives (3x4) 12 Leadership in Action 2
Electives (3*3) 9 Foreign Language Non Credit Electives (3*3) 9
Total 17 Total 17 Total 16

Total 115 Credits Duration of each class: 70 Minutes


Programme Design

The First Year of the course starts with a coverage of Foundation Subjects which impart to the students a sound knowledge of the essential functional areas of business.

In the Second Year, the emphasis shifts to elective courses, which are designed to give the students as wide a choice as possible, to specialize in areas of their interest and acquire advanced knowledge and skills.

The programme rounds off with a strong emphasis on integrative and value-oriented courses such as Business Policy, Business Ethics and Environmental Issues so as to make the student not only a competent manager, but also a socially responsible citizen. Considering the phenomenal growth and importance of IT industry, current topics related to IT are included in the programme.

A summer project spread over eight weeks between the First and Second Years enables the students to put into practice many of the key concepts they will have learnt.

Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme the students would have developed:
  • A strong knowledge base in all areas of management theory and practice.
  • Key management skills and techniques.
  • Confidence in analyzing and evaluating problems and taking decisions.
  • Ability to think through issues and problems and see different angles involved as well as the integrated picture.
  • A lively ethical concern.
The programme also aims at moulding the students as socially responsible and sensitive citizens, in addition to efficient corporate managers.

Eclectic Approach to Teaching

A variety of methods are used to teach students. Lecture sessions are supplemented with case studies, individual and team exercises, live projects, assignments, seminar presentations, business games, etc. Considerable emphasis is placed on team assignments, team discussions and teamwork.


Students are required to be on time for classes and regular in their attendance. 100 percent attendance in each course is expected of every student. Absence is permitted for reasons such as sickness, accidents, bereavements or officially assigned work. However, such absence should not exceed 10 percent in a course.


Comprehensive Evaluation System

Performance in each course is evaluated separately. It is based on a continuous and multifaceted system of periodic quizzes, class tests, midterm tests, home assignments, class performance and end-term written examination. As a general rule, the final end-term examination is not given more than 50% weightage in deciding the grade of a course. The grading system is as follows:

Grade A+ A B+ B C+ C D+ D F
Equivalent Points 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Qualifying Requirements

A minimum standard of academic performance is required on the part of the student, to qualify for the award of the diploma. A minimum CGPA of 4.6 is required for the promotion from first year to second year and a CGPA of 5 (average of B grade) is required at the end of the second year to be awarded the PGDM.


  • Students are required to be on time for classes and be regular in their attendance.
  • Absence without prior permission is not permitted.
  • A minimum attendance of 90% is required for every course in the programme.


Socially Useful and Productive Activity (SUPA)

Through SUPA every student is given an opportunity to work with an NGO or government organization in a field relating to social work / welfare so as to enable him / her to understand its activities and to make a contribution to the organization through the application of modern management concepts.

Summer Project / Internship

The students go through well-planned and structured projects in the industry during their course at XIME. The Summer Project will be at the end of their first year for a period of 8 weeks.

Under these programmes, students are required to work with organizations in a functional area or department of their choice: Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, International Business and Operations.

The Internship Programme gives students hands-on experience with regard to the functional characteristics of the area in which they may intend to specialize in their managerial career besides developing an overview of the organization.

International Languages

With the emphasis given to international business, which includes a course in Comparative Management Systems, XIME requires students to learn at least one foreign language.

Currently, the choice is among the following four languages: German, French, Spanish and Chinese.


The vital role that the entrepreneurial mind can play in our economy is amply reflected in XIME's offer of a course in Entrepreneurship as part of the PGDM curriculum.

Learning Circles

The concept of Learning Circles has been introduced under the supervision of senior faculty members of XIME. The objective of this programme is to develop the overall personality of the students and to prepare them for life beyond the portals of the institute.

Club Activities

Students of XIME are keen on learning, keeping themselves abreast of the changing environment and honing their skills and abilities through friendly competitive pursuits.

This has been reflected in their active participation in Functional Club activities during the first and the second years. Some of the active clubs in XIME are:
  • Finitiative - Finance club
  • X-OPS - Operations club
  • Hruday - HR club
  • MarkXIME - Marketing club
  • XSEED - Social activity club
  • Empresario - Entrepreneurship club


  • Specializations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Production & Operations and International Business.
  • 10 electives to be chosen from five specializations.
  • Provisions for major and minor specializations.
  • Minimum 5 electives from a discipline to be chosen to qualify as a specialization.

  • Advanced Costing
  • Assets, Liability & Treasury Management
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Merchant & Investment Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Risk Management
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Corporate Finance
  • Taxation
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
Human Resource

  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Based Management
  • lnternational perspectives in HR
  • Industrial Relations
  • Knowledge Management
  • Labour Law
  • Organization Planning & Development
  • Performance Management Systems
  • Strategic HRM
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention
  • Training and Development
International Business

  • Global Logistics & SCM
  • International Banking
  • International Business Negotiations
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Trade & Documentation

  • Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • Business to Busines
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Market Research
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Retailing
  • Rural Marketing
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Metrics
  • Customer Relationship Management
Production & Operation

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Materials Management
  • Operations Management in Service Industry
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management
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