The first three trimesters are essentially devoted to developing understanding of basic concepts across different functional areas to provide an integrated learning experience to the students. This covers courses across core areas of management. Core courses offered in the first year cover the following domains.
a) Basic areas, e.g. Economics and Organizational Behaviour
b) Quantitative Techniques, e.g. Statistics and Research Methods
c) Functional and Professional areas, e.g. Marketing and Finance
d) Integrative areas, e.g. Strategy and International Business
e) Technology, e.g. Management Information Systems
In the second year, students are allowed to choose elective subjects of their choice to specialize in the functional area of their interest. Dual specialization is possible in the PGDM program depending on the elective chosen.
Specialization is offered in the following areas:
A combined list of electives offered for the three PGDM programs is provided at the end of the brochure.
On completion of the first year, all students are required to undergo a Summer Internship Program of 8 to 10 weeks duration. This helps them to gain hands-on experience in the application of core concepts and functional skills. This practice of ‘Learning by Doing’ enables the student to relate the rigor of theory in the world of business. The students work on projects specified by the company in which they undergo SIP. At the end of the summer internship which is done under the supervision of a company executive and a faculty mentor, students are required to submit a report to the company and to the institute. The concerned company executive normally provides feedback to the Institute on the student’s performance. Successful completion of Summer Internship Program is an essential requirement for the award of Post-Graduate Diploma at IMI, Delhi.
Faculty members at IMI, Delhi enjoy academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting education in respective courses. Pedagogy is normally a combination of lectures, case discussions, presentations, assignments and project work. The primary emphasis is on interactive and participative methods of learning. Faculty members for all the programs are primarily in-house from the Institute but may also include adjunct or visiting faculty. Guest lectures from industry practitioners are also organized regularly to expose students to the current business environment and practices.
Classes for the PGDM program are held every day starting at about 9.00 am and may extend up to late evening hours, if needed. Classes may sometimes be organized on weekends, to suit the requirements of the program. Each class is of 90 minutes duration. Attendance is compulsory. Classes shall tentatively begin during early July 2019.