The course for the PGDM program is spread over six trimesters, each trimester being of 11-12 weeks. The first three trimesters 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, Strategy, Information Systems and Operations. In the PGDM program specialization is not offered in the area of Organization Behavior 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.
On completion of First year, all 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 Institute on the student’s performance. Successful completion of Summer Internship is an essential requirement for the award of IMI Post-Graduate 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 lecturers from industry practitioners are also organized to expose students to the current business environment and practices.
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 2017.