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
Courses –Other Areas
* the list is subject to periodic restructuring in line with current industry demand
A compulsory NGO internship during the second year is also part of the program structure. This is a four-week internship which enables students to become aware of the social and economic challenges faced by the deprived sections of the society.
A combined list of electives offered for the three PGDM program(s) 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 12 weeks duration. This helps them to gain hands-on experience in the application of management 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 New Delhi.
Faculty at IMI Kolkata enjoys academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting education. Pedagogy in a combination of lectures, case discussions, presentations, assignments and project work. The primary emphasis is on interactive and participative methods of learning. Faculty for the program is primarily in-house from IMI Kolkata but may also include Adjunct or Visiting Faculty. Guest lectures 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 from 9 am in the morning 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 2020.