Program Structure and Curriculum

The curriculum is designed with a holistic approach to Human Resource Management. It is distributed among several compulsory and elective courses, and the Summer Internship Program. The first year covers compulsory courses which cover basics in various functional areas: Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Operations. Besides this it also includes courses like Economics, Quantitative methods and Information Technology. The focus during both the years is not only on developing a manager with strong Human Resource Management skills but also to provide a balanced professional based on industry requirements.


Core Courses PGDM(HRM) Program*

Courses –OB/HR Area

  • Organizational Behaviour – I
  • Organizational Behaviour – II
  • Organizational Behaviour – II
  • HR Systems & Processes
  • Human Resource Planning (Recruitment & Selection)
  • Learning & Development
  • Performance Management Skills
  • Compensation and Reward Management
  • Competency Management & Assessment Centre
  • Employee Relations and Management of Unions
  • Employee Relations: Legal Framework-I
  • Employee Relations: Legal Framework-II
  • HR Analytics (Metrics & Measurement of HR)
  • Strategic HRM
  • Management of Change
  • International HRM & Cross-Cultural Management

Courses –Other Areas

  • Managerial Economics
  • Macro-Economic Theory & Policy
  • CSR and Sustainable Development
  • Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance
  • Management of Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Quantitative Techniques for HR
  • Operations Management
  • Research Methodology for HR
  • Information Technology for Decision Making
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Managerial Communication I & II


* the list is indicative and is subject to periodic restructuring in line with current industry demand

 A combined list of electives offered for the three PGDM program(s) is provided at the end of the brochure.


Elective Courses

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.

Summer Internship Program

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.

Schedule of classes

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.



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