PGP in Management (Information Technology) is a full- time, autonomous, industry- based postgraduate course, spread over 2 years and 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s test score, academic profile and performance in interview (video interview for outstation candidates). The mode of admission is an entrance examination, such as CAT, GMAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMASNAP, carried out by different universities, besides other State- level examinations.
The average tuition fee for this course ranges between INR 1 Lakh to INR 15 Lakhs for full course.
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Organizations such as Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, Banks and software giants such as Microsoft, Apple and Samsung etc. hire such postgraduates. They are hired in capacities such as Risk manager and Regulator, Portfolio Managers and Investment Advisors, among others.
Average annual starting salary offered to such postgraduates generally lies between INR 8 and 10 Lacs, increasing with experience in the field.
Listed below are the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduate in any discipline, from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Based on counselling after clearing entrance tests such as CAT, GMAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, for different colleges|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 15 Lacs p.a.|
|Average Starting salary||INR 10 to 20 Lacs p.a.|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, Banks and Software companies like Microsoft, Apple and Samsung etc.|
|Job Profiles||Software Engineer, Computer Programmer, Interface Engineer, Java Developer, Information Security Analyst, Systems Support Administrator etc.|
The program is a balanced blend of the disciplines of management and IT, designed to address the industry's need for ‘Techno-Managers’ who can understand the functioning of business, and at the same time, can apply technology to make it more effective.
The program aims at providing an advanced insight in all verticals of management, along with cutting edge tools of information technology.
This course has a demonstrated professional relevance, and aims to build in eligible students, a strong foundation of computer applications and information technology.
Information Management is a broad domain of collecting and managing information that has been gathered from various sources. The term ideally explains the point of distributing information to one or more audiences. The issue of distributing information must always consider the right of the audience to access the said information. As a business term, information- management entails planning, controlling, organizing, processing, and evaluating as well as reporting information.
The program has attained popularity in light of the growing demand for quality information control in organizations.
It is structured to equip students with interdisciplinary skills and areas such as knowledge management, business administration, information systems, and information architecture, among others.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by them.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|AIMA||Delhi||INR 1.0 Lakh (course)|
|IIM||Bangalore||INR 29 Lakh (course)|
|IIM||Calcutta||INR 15 Lakh (course)|
|FMS||Delhi||INR 20,000 (course)|
|SCIT||Pune||INR 12 Lakh (course)|
The minimum eligibility for admission to the course is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university, or an equivalent degree recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), completed with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
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Candidates with graduation in BCA/ MCA/ BE and other engineering backgrounds are generally preferred.
Also, candidates with a minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation from a recognized university are exempted from appearing in the entrance test for admission.
Selection is based on performance in entrance exams held by the university. The general process is:
Pre- screening of candidates which is done on the basis of Academic Profile (20%),
Entrance Test: The question paper for the exam is in QMR format testing the applicants’ aptitude and logical reasoning. These examinations are generally conducted in April. Here is a list of the entrance exams conducted for admission to the course:
The online objective- type test is held generally in June. It is not mandatory for those who have already qualified CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA. The online test consists of parameters such as:
• Verbal Ability (30%),
• Data Interpretation and logical reasoning (30%),
• Quantitative Aptitude (30%),
• General Knowledge on Financial Markets (10%)
The test lasts for 2 hours with negative marking of 0.25 per mark for every incorrect answer.
Shortlisted candidates are called for the round of personal interview based on performance in MAT/ CMAT/ CAT/ GMAT/ XAT/ ATMA.
Candidates are selected based on the basis of score/percentile in MAT/CMAT/CAT/GMAT/XAT/ATMA, academic credentials, performance in personal interview (PI), demonstrated interest in the healthcare management, and communication skills.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Management Functions and Organization Behaviour|
|Financial and Management Accounting|
|Management Information Systems|
|Human Resource Management|
|Database Management System|
|Decision Support Systems|
|Business Process Re-Engineering|
|System Analysis and Design|
|Strategic Management of Information Technology|
|Database Management Systems|
|Managing IT-Enabled Services|
|Network Operations, Management & Security|
|Data Warehousing and Mining|
|E-Commerce & m-Commerce|
|IT Strategies for Business|
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Information Technology Director, Network Administrator, Project Leader, Systems Analyst, Security Consultant etc.
Major areas of employment for such graduates are listed here:
Listed here are some of the popular job positions offered to successful postgraduates of the discipline with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered.
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Pay Scale in INR|
|Project Manager||Responsible for working closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well co- ordinating between other departments for support.||20 to 30 lacs|
|IT Manager||Responsible for advising, counselling businesses on technology- usage and development of business based on analytical planning and evaluation.||10 to 15 lacs|
|System Analyst||Responsible for consulting with managers to determine the role of the IT system in an organization, devising ways to make existing computer systems meet new needs, and designing and developing new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software.||6 to 8 lacs|
|Business Analyst||Responsible for developing technical solutions to business problems, and for advancing a company's sales efforts, beginning with defining, analysing and documenting requirements.||10 to 20 lacs|
|Technical Leaders||Responsible for managing and organizing the team and working as a technical expert.||8 to 12 lacs|
|Software Consultant||As Contractors, they are hired for a specified period of time and for a very specific task/ role/ project||13 to 15 lacs|
|Database Designer||Similar to Software Developers, they are responsible for managing, creating, and analysing data collected in databases. They may choose to specialize in particular industries, such as healthcare or mobile devices.||6 to 9 lacs|
|Database Administrator||Responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. They are also involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.||5 to 8 lacs|