Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Retail Management)

Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management (PGDM-RM) is a 1-year distance learning course or 2 years full-time course. It mainly focuses on the fundamentals of retail management and marketing practices. The minimum eligibility requirements for this postgraduate diploma is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

PGDM-RM is offered by many private colleges and universities. You have to study for theory exams, submit a project and undergo a practical training. The duration of training may vary among different institutes.

Tuition fee for PGDM-RM ranges from INR 20,000 to 60,000 in distance learning mode. It may go up to INR 5 Lacs if you do it full-time from a reputed college or University.

A PGDM-RM graduate has a variety of Career and Job Options. They can get hired in companies like Lifestyle, Big bazaars, Shoppers stop, Reliance Industries, etc. and expect a salary between INR 20,000 to 40,000 per month.  An individual can work as a retail store manager, financial controller, retail sales executive, etc.

PGDM-RM: What is the Course About?

PGDM-RM provides a thorough understanding of the concepts and processes involved in retailing and associated sectors. It covers both academic and practical aspects applicable to best practice in the retail business. An individual learns to apply and evaluate apt techniques that are required for successful retailing.

PGDM RM Syllabus covers topics that involve basics of retailing, consumer behavior, sale, and marketing management, supply chain network and electronic retailing. It mainly focuses on retail management and marketing.

Who should opt for PGDM-RM course?

Anyone who loves being surrounded by brands, wants to become an entrepreneur, possesses managerial skills, creative and professional can opt for this course.

Duration of PGDM-RM

The duration of this course varies with different colleges and universities. In some colleges like Birla Institute of Management Technology, Accman Institute of Management and DAV Institute of Management the duration of this course is 2 years.

PG Diploma in Retail Management (PGDM-RM) offered by distance learning universities like Symbiosis University is of 1 year.

Some colleges also offer this course for 18 months like Asian School of Business Management and Bangalore Management Academy.

Academic Options after PGDM-RM

You can go for PhD after completion of this program. There are many Institutes that offer PhD in Management after passing this course but admission criteria can vary.

PGDM-RM: Top Institutes

Many Management Institutes in India offer PGDM-RM course. Some of these are mentioned below:

Name of Institute


Welingkar Institute of Management


Aditya Institute of Management Studies and Research


Institute of Public Enterprise


NGF College of Engineering & Technology


Jaipuria Institute of Management


ITM Global Leadership Center


Indian Retail School


Some colleges that offer PGDM-RM course in distance learning mode are as follows:-

Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Retail Management) Fee Structure in India

10.76 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES3.20 L  (Maximum Fee)
97.69 K (Average Fee)
5.50 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES11 L (Maximum Fee)
2.99 L (Average Fee)

Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Retail Management) Fee Structure By state

Uttar Pradesh

3.20 L
15.50 KPrivate COLLEGES5.50 L
2 L


44 K
42 KPrivate COLLEGES11 L
4.61 L


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8.8 /10

College Events :

There are many event celebration in college as well as outside college. The event like Lamhe Event, Freshers Party, Farewell Party and other outside event also in other school for disable child. Lamhe event is done by the students of first years students all work has to be done by students only.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

The fee structure is simple and affordable by any middle class family because after getting placement the will return in two years with interest. The college fees is 5.90L which include tuition fees, registration fees and all curriculum activity. We all pay there fees in two equal installment.

Campus Life :

The campus life is good. Though there is 9am to midnight classes goes on but on the free time students are allowed to explore the city with proper permission, There is swimming pool , Table Tennis where students can use their free time.So students are not only confined to studies.

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8.2 /10

Campus Life :

It feels good when you see people from all over India sitting under one roof and sharing their ideas and thoughts. You get to know the diversity and can observe the nature and behaviour of different people coming from different societies. There is nothing like more guys than girls or vice versa. The college provides equal opportunities for everyone.

Faculty :

The faculty we have today are very experienced not only in studies but in corporate world also. Most of them have minimum experience of 15 years consisting both corporate and educational field. We are studying with professors with business opportunities. It helps an individual to understand the practical environment of today's corporate world.

Exam Structure :

Exam structure has 2 terms. An end term and a mid term. After 1 month of coming to the college we had our mid terms and now with a difference of 1 more month we ll be having end term. This is the way how it works here. And the questions are more of intellectual tyoes rather than being just boring theoretical ones.

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7.0 /10

Exam Structure :

Exam structure consists of End-term and Mid-term. Some people find this schedule very hectic, while few do not. Exams can be like 2 exams a day to judge the way you handle stress and to observe how do you cope up with deadlines. But this is not the cade everytime. Not only exams will make your final marksheet and assessments but the quiz, presentations and class behaviour also adds up to your grades.

Faculty :

Faculty is not merely someone who comes and teaches. But they involve you and make learning an easy task by exercising some activities related to the topics taught in the class which makes everything clear. Not only this but every week, on tuesday, we have a mentor session. We share our views, exchange knowledge and do a lot of other stuff like GDs, PIs and debates also.

Admission :

Basically there were two rounds of selection criteria. The first was the PI, taken by Mr. Tarun Anand. It was completely situational and not based on any theoretical knowledge. There were questions related to decision making skills and a few of general knowledge. Prior to the selection, we had an extempore round. And the last round was interviewing the parents.

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8.7 /10

Admission :

Firstly i cleared my MAT entrance exam and then searching for colleges and then i chooses Taxila and then i'll give first personal interview and then 2nd round case study and 3rd round eassy writing then i cleared all the round and got selected. I am happy to choose taxila business school beacuse it gives me a opportunity to explore my knowledge as well as to make my future bright and value for money.

Exam Structure :

During my course we were having trimester system. New trimester and new course books and list of subjects was very long.Surprise exam which give me a great experience to updated my knowledge without wasting time Exams are according to our strength.our exam timing will be 8hours in this timing inducing case study, essay writing, group discussion, subjective or objective question.

Campus Life :

Gender ratio is quit good. Girls from different states and city also choose Taxila. No biases with gender so that friendly environment between girls and boys and other management.Campus life was good. We were having a pool, library, but not having a sports area but still found good friends in college. Still in connection with them and few very good mentors i got from college

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9.0 /10

Entrance Preview :

I had taken both MAT and CAT, CAT scores are considered, percentile should be above 85. I received their brochure and liked it, there is an application fee that I paid. I got a letter to appear for GD and PI at their campus. I opted for this college as they had retail management course, which was rare at that time, and also their placements were very good.

Faculty :

The faculties are very experienced, they come with Industry experience and also with experience in teaching at top institutes. This makes our experience really amazing. There were lot of visiting faculties for areas like Visual Merchandising, merchandising, marketing who would give us in-depth knowledge of the industry and their areas.

Internships Opportunities :

Yes, they provide internship, I was placed with Reliance Communication for 3 months from Jan 2007 to Mar 2007. I got Rs.15000 as stipend + free accommodation at their guest house + food coupons + pickup and drop service. Other companies that came were Titan, Wills Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Pantaloons, VIP, ITC.

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9.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

I choose this course because I want to be a successful businessman and this course help a lot while and difficulty began in business and if this not possible we will take a job by this also. Student ratio is limited here not more and not less this also help us in better understanding and that's why teachers gave good concentration to us. Qualification of the teacher id PHD and way of teaching is very very good I had never seen this type of careful and supportive teacher they define all the question with very good examples. Cheating of answers is not possible here and without any knowledge or without there is no chance to pass the exam I had studied very well that's why I score good marks in semesters.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Fees policy is very less than comparison to others college in Ranchi very good library is inside it and you can every time go there to study without any issues and hostel quality is also very very good at a cheap rate. My package was 8 lakh per annum that makes me very glad and it is unbelievable for me I have never expected.

Placement Experience :

5th to 6th semester and 100% placement is available. The highest package is 12 lakh per annum and the average package is 6 lakh per annum. Foor a good package atleast 80% marks are required. My plan is to do a job atleast 10 years before I can start my own business.

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Retail Management) Colleges IN INDIA

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Mumbai University - [MU]
Mumbai, Maharashtra
22 K first year fees
2.58 L first year fees
3.85 L first year fees
11.5 K first year fees