Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] - Course Overview




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Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope, and Salary

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Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is a postgraduate Business Study Management course. It is the art and science of accomplishing certain goals with the usage and manipulation of human, financial, technological and natural resources.

Management also refers to individual/s who make decisions about how a business should run. The duration of Post Graduate Programme in Management is mostly of two academic years but it may vary from institute to institute and also may be on a part-time basis by certain institutes, and its syllabus is divided into four semesters.The eligibility criteria for PGPM is holding a graduate degree.

Top Institutes offering PGPM are:

Top Entrance Exams for admission in PGPM are:

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Tourism Manager, Retailing Manager, Hotel & Catering Manager, Accountant, Public Relation Officer, Logistics, Sale-purchase Assist. Manager, Teacher & Professor, Publisher & Columnist, Executive Director & Head, Manager etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 to.2 Lacs, the pay package in this sector depends on the factors such as qualification, company, job profile and the area of the work.

The average salary of a person in the IT industries varies in between INR 20,000 to 30,000 per month. As the experience increases the pay scale also increases and the expected salary ranges from INR 50,000 to 80,000 per month which again depends on the above-mentioned factors.

PGPM: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course

Course LevelPost-Graduation
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System/Year wise
Admission Processbased on entrance exam (CAT, MAT)
Course FeeINR 5,000 to 25 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 20 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesBCG India, P&G India, Goldman Sachs, Edelweiss Capital, Morgan Stanley, The Coca-Cola Company, PNB, RBI, Infosys, Mahindra Group, Wipro Technologies, ABN AMRO Asia, Ernst & Young, Deloitte Global Consulting, General Motors India, BMW AG etc.
Top Recruiting AreasMNCs, Colleges & Universities, Commerce & Banks, Information Systems, Global Business Services etc.
Job PositionsTourism Manager, Retailing Manager, Hotel & Catering Manager, Accountant, Public Relation Officer, Logistics, Sale-purchase Assist. Manager, Teacher & Professor, Publisher & Columnist, Executive Director & Head, Manager etc.

PGPM: What is it about?

The PGPM education program teaching method stress the improvement of candidates' skills, aptitudes and abilities to apply management theories and ideas to live issues of business and industry. Teaching methods include–lectures, case studies, seminars, assignments, live projects, group discussions, business games, outbound based experiential learning activities, educational excursions, role plays, simulation exercises, structured and unstructured group work, and field visits.

The emphasis is on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories to business realities. The programme helps students to acquire skills to identify and deal with complex problems of management. Consistent with advances in teaching technology, the programme integrates the use of computers (IT) in the learning processes.

The education modules is based on a progressing premise through exchanges with practicing supervisors from the business industry. This is done to reflect current business needs in the educational modules. The program is intended to create conceptual knowledge and behavioral aptitudes in aspirants who wish to work in industry, government or different associations.

PGPM: Top Institutes 

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
Indian Institute Of ManagementAhmedabadINR 10,10,000
Indian Institute Of ManagementBangaloreINR 14,10,000
ICFAI Business SchoolHyderabadINR 6,25,000
Indian Institute Of ManagementKolkataINR 5,63,000
Indian School Of BusinessHyderabadINR 24,20,000
Indian Institute Of ManagementLucknowINR 5,94,000
Xavier Labour Relations InstituteJamshedpurINR 14,00,000
The University Of Delhi, Faculty Of Management StudiesNew DelhiINR 10,480
Indian Institute Of ManagementKozhikodeINR 8,00,000
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management StudiesMumbaiINR 3,00,000
Indian School Of BusinessMohaliINR 24,20,000
Shailesh J. Mehta School Of ManagementMumbaiINR 1,06,000
National Institute Of Industrial EngineeringMumbaiINR 3,81,000
Management Development InstituteGurgaonINR 9,77,000
Indian Institute Of Foreign TradeNew DelhiINR 8,10,000
Christ UniversityBangaloreINR 1,53,000
Sp Jain Institute Of Management And ResearchMumbaiINR 12,00,000
Institute Of Management TechnologyGhaziabadINR 13,20,000
Kj Somaiya Institute Of Management Studies And ResearchMumbaiINR 1,02,000
Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management StudiesMumbaiINR 6,58,000

PGPM: Eligibility 

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by institutes or a particular exam conduction body. To appear for any qualifying national exam, candidates have to abide by certain eligibility criteria of that exam.

  • Candidates seeking admission in PGPM must hold a graduate degree from any recognized Institute.
  • Aspirants have to appear for MAT/CAT/XAT or ATMA to get admission into this course.
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PGPM: Admission Process

Aspirants with least 50% marks in Graduation (under the 10+2+3 plan) from a recognized university are exempted from the entrance test for admission.

Interested applicants with beneath 50% marks in graduation are required to pass in the test (MAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/some other state level test.) to be qualified for the interview. There will be no cut off score.

Interested applicants, if not passed in any specified test and with less than 50% marks in graduation, are required to appear in the Aptitude test to be conducted by AIMA/Study centers. They might be given provisional admission with a commitment that they will appear in the Aptitude Test whenever finalized.

PGPM entrance exams in India

  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test)
  • CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test –Abroad)
  • SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)
  • MH-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance test
  • IBSAT (ICFAI Business School Admission Test)
  • IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)
  • ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions)
  • TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)
  • KIITEE (KIIT Entrance Examination<)/a>
  • KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test)
  • RMAT (Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test)
  • SRMCAT (SRM Common Admission Test)
  • UPSEE (UP State Entrance Examination)

PGPM: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here

Semester ISemester II
Marketing Management IAccounting for Managers
Quantitative MethodsBusiness Communication
Financial Management IMarketing Management II
Organizational BehaviourOperations Management
Managerial EconomicsFinancial Management II
Information Systems for ManagersHuman Resource Management
Semester IIISemester IV
Macroeconomics & Bus. Env.Management Control Systems
Business Research MethodsOptional Free Elective I
Enterprise-wide Information SystemsSoft Skills Lab II
Legal Environment of BusinessBusiness Strategy II
Soft Skills IBus. Ethics and Corp. Governance
Business Strategy IMarketing Information Technology

PGPM: Career Prospects

Business management graduates can get job offers in numerous fields such as public and private sectors, non-profit organizations, marketing, finance or can run own business. Skilled professionals in this career can also apply for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. The impact of liberalization and privatization has increased the need for managers in business establishments across all the sectors of the economy.

The globalization of business industry has created multiple employment opportunities for young aspirants. After completion of course in the field of business administration, one can start his/her own business or can join any MNC or corporate houses. There is an immense interest for business management degree holders in the significant fields of management.

Business Administration and management graduates can also seek employment in various sectors such as investment firms, banks, corporate houses, financial institutions, export/import companies, media, and industries. Business management graduates can also choose to become entrepreneurs.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates/ postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] annual salary
Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Tourism managerTourism managers promote tourism in their area through promoting, advertising efforts and techniques, and give help to tourists.309,216
Retail ManagerA retail business manager is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term operations and financial success of a business or store.530,000
Hotel Catering Manager

They are responsible for running the day-to-day catering operations and services in restaurants, hotels, and resorts.

ManagerThe manager is an employee who is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the operations and fiscal health of a business unit, division, department, or an operating unit within an organization.701,361
Sale-purchase Assist. ManagerA purchasing manager buys products for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, review product quality, and often supervise purchasing agents and buyers.714,557



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