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Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

NIMT/ : FOSTERING BUSINESS LEADERS & ENTREPRENEURS                                                                                                   PGDM is a two years program approved by the AICTE Equivalent to MBA

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NIMT’s vision for its full-time PGDM programme is to groom young graduates as leaders who are innovative, creative, can execute effectively, and are socially responsible. The focus is on experiential learning, design thinking, developing skill sets while sharpening the ability to deal with the basics, and critical and analytical thinking.

NIMT follows the trimester system (also called as Modules) with the academic calendar beginning in the month of Sep 2018. Each trimester is of 11-12 weeks duration. At the end of the first three trimesters of the programme, all students are required to undergo compulsory summer internship for 8-12 weeks in the industry. The programme equips students with strong conceptual skills to manage businesses in an integrated manner. The emphasis of the programme is on developing comprehensive skills that develop managers who can take up positions requiring multi-faceted skills for addressing business and socially pertinent issues.

Eligibility for Admission

Education background:

To be eligible for admission to the MBA Programmes, the participants must possess a bachelor’s equivalent degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, from a recognised university in India or abroad (recognised by the UGC / Association of Indian Universities). However, the final selection may be based on a higher cut-off percentage depending on the total number of applicants for the programme. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education, after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish proof of meeting the minimum eligibility criteria by October 30, 2018. Candidates who are unable to comply with this requirement are liable to be rejected from the programme. It is desirable that candidates complete all academic requirements before enrolling for the programme to help them keep pace with the rigour and assessment parameters of the programme.

Participant profile

Participants for the MBA programme maybe fresh graduates and/or with relevant work experience from any discipline including Engineering, Humanities, Commerce, Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. The Institution welcomes candidates with work experience in diverse sectors including the military, medicine, research, space technology etc.

Admission Process

Admission Test

CAT : Admission to the programme is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by The Indian Institute of Management at different centers all over the country.

GMAT:  Foreign students, PIO and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) at a test centre outside India. Indian residents who have appeared for GMAT are also eligible to apply.

XAT :  Admission to the programme is through the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) conducted by        XLRI Jamshedpur at national level.

ATMA:  AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is a national-level computer-based management entrance examination. It is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). ATMA scores is also valid to take admission in various management programmes offered by NIMT at its various campus.

MAT:  Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test  to facilitate Business Schools to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. NIMT consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates.

CMAT:  Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The CMAT score is accepted by NIMT.

AIAMTI : All India Association of Management and Technical Institutions is an apex body in the field of Management & Technology. It is working for the Quality education in the

field of technical education, for desirable up gradation. It encourages the private unaided institution, which are the major stake holder for higher education. It emphasis

on development of relations with government bodies, foreign universities, industries to provide support to the institutes. Association is works in the different areas like

Assessment Accreditation conduction of examination common entrance admission tests for graduates & undergraduates. It also works as counselor/ advisor to the

Ministry of HRD for upliftment of Technical/ Higher Education. It conducts management development programmes/ Seminars for the issues and challenges faced by

the industries & Institutions. It is a pool of human resource personals. More than fourteen vice chancellor, Directors of NIT’s, professors of IIT’s and experts from

Industries are the member constituents of the Association.NIMT accepts AIAMTI Score Card.

Selection Process

Shortlisting Criteria

Candidates who have appeared for the CAT /XAT/CMAT/GMAT/MAT/ATMA/AIAMTI  will be short listed on the basis of CAT/CMAT/GMAT/MAT/ATMA/AIAMTI    scores (sectional and overall), educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience, if any. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process. Applicants should note that mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria may not ensure consideration for shortlisting by NIMT.

NIMT will not entertain any correspondence on this subject and decisions of the NIMT Admissions Committee will be final in all matters. Selection criteria Past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Extempore Speaking, Psychometric Test, Essay Writing, Personal Interview besides other qualitative parameters, will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The NIMT Admission Committee reserves the right to modify these components while communicating these to the applicants at the Personal Interview stage. The overall objective will be to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

Company sponsored Candidates: NIMT accepts applications from Company sponsored candidates, within the approved strength of the programme. These candidates will also be assessed as per the selection process described above. Candidates being sponsored by their respective companies must submit a letter from the sponsoring organisation, to this effect and undertake to pay all fees and dues from time to time, during the complete duration of the programme. This letter/undertaking will be required to be submitted at the Personal Interview stage. Candidates who are sponsored by their organisation will not be eligible for receiving any placement assistance from the Institute’s placement cell.

The fee structure for such candidates is given separately along with the fee structure for general candidates. Based on the short listing, applicants will be called for a Personal Interview to assess their suitability for the Programme.

Interview Centers Besides Delhi, the selection process will be conducted at other centers including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Pune, Kochi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates should indicate their first and second preference of interview center in the application form. If a candidate’s preferred center is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. NIMT reserves the right to change any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons. Admission Offer Admission offer will be based on a composite score arrived after the assessment has been made during the various stages of the selection process, defined above. The result will be announced through an Admission Portal and will be notified on the NIMT Website Applicants are advised to check the updates on the website at regular intervals. Offer letters will thereafter be dispatched, to the mailing address provided in the application form as also by email. Applicants are advised to provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid for receiving important communications.

Successful candidates, who have been offered admission, will be required to pay the first instalment of fee within one week of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall lapse and admission will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation. NIMT will not accept any responsibility for non-receipt of any communication which is sent to the candidate’s mailing address and email ID provided in the Admission Application form.

PGDM Course Architecture


90 interviews with leading CEOs and other senior business leaders told us that the standard MBA/PGDM curriculum is good at teaching theory, but fails to deliver graduates with soft skills and practical experience.

NIMT partnered with some of the world’s biggest employers to conduct a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of today’s standard MBA/PGDM curriculum. Our researchers interviewed CEOs, senior executives, and hiring managers from major MBA/PGDM employers to understand exactly what they were looking for. The feedback was nearly unanimous. MBA/PGDM programs should continue to teach business theory, but also properly prepare their graduates in two essential areas:

1) MBA/PGDM programs must address the fact that their graduates often underperform in their job because they lack essential interpersonal “soft” skills to lead teams and manage complex projects successfully.

2) MBA/PGDM programs must provide their students with real-world business experience so they are already adept at applying theory to practice by the time they graduate. At NIMT we provide the hard skills training every MBA/PGDM Graduate needs, but also have integrated soft skills and practical training across the curriculum in a significant and impactful way.

NIMT imparts interpersonal soft skills

Employers told us that knowing how to get things done is as important as knowing what to do. Though most MBA/PGDM graduates have the knowledge base and hard skills to get the job done, 50% fail to meet performance expectations in their first year. Why? They lack crucial interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate clearly, motivate a team, and resolve conflicts. Most traditional business programs act as if these soft skills are innate qualities that students either possess or do not. NIMT disagrees. We believe they are competencies that can be learned and improved through practice and constructive feedback.

Disciples develop with practical experience

Today’s business world moves fast and is inherently complex and ambiguous. Employers felt strongly that while business theory can be learned using the traditional case study methodology, case studies all too often make enterprise look easy—because the data is complete and accurate. Employers seek to hire graduates who have firsthand experience of how “messy” the real world can be, who can function in this uncertainty, and who can make sound decisions under pressure.

NIMT believes that an essential component of any MBA/PGDM curriculum must be significant practical experience based on real-world situations, supported by professional mentorship.

YEAR 1 Immersion 3 weeks: Sep Immersion Introduction to the fundamentals of business. Soft Skills Development Interpersonal Soft Skills. Individual assessment of strengths and weaknesses to be addressed throughout the program. Learn more
Module A 12 weeks: Oct-Dec Courses

  • Business & Global Society
  • Organizational Behavior
  • International Accounting
  • Global Operations
  • Leadership Skills I
Practical application Multi-month group project to solve a corporate problem or launch your own enterprise. Leadership skills Professional coaching on how to succeed as a leader & team member. Business Knowledge Courses providing you with the fundamental concepts of business theory.
Module B 11 weeks: Jan-Mar Courses

  • International Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Business Challenge I
  • Managerial Economics
  • Leadership Skills II
Module C 5 weeks: Mar-Apr Courses

  • Global Strategy
  • Business Challenge II
  • Leadership Skill III
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Summer Internship 12 Weeks: May – Jul Summer Internship
YEAR 2 Module D 6 weeks: Jun-Jul

Specializations in Major Areas Elective to customise your PGDM.

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Specialisations in Minor Areas Option to study in another area as one of your specialisations to have a diverse field knowledge

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Module E 6 weeks: Jul-Aug
18 Weeks: Oct – Nov

Entrepreneurial Immersion

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Final Placements
Module F

8 weeks: Jan-Feb

General Electives/ Dissertation/ Incubation

NIMT offers top notch PGDM Education

The NIMT PGDM curriculum offers a combination of rigorous fundamentals, practical experience, and the freedom to explore. NIMT faculty are renowned for their scholarly research and are sought-after consultants for top companies. But they are also engaging and effective teachers. And NIMT’s small scale ensures that students and professors get to know each other, with many ways to interact—both in and out of the classroom.

When you pursue a NIMT PGDM, you’ll transform yourself. Your NIMT PGDM is about more than what you become; it’s what you can do as part of a dynamic community, at NIMT and in the world at large.

At NIMT, you will experience a new vision for PGDM education. You’ll have access to a rigorous knowledge base and flexible options to pursue your individual goals. You’ll find a community that believes in thoughtful leadership and make your impact in the world.

While acknowledging the value of the traditional case study, we feel that different teaching objectives require different approaches. Sometimes the process of investigation and discovery is as important as getting the right answer.

With numerous nationalities in every year, no dominant culture,  campuses in different sections of India, there’s no better place to build your international career.


Dual Degree Program

NIMT’s unique Dual Degree Program enables you to earn a two-year MBA alongwith PGDM in a further 9 months of study, with option to accelerate this to 6 months – so you can earn 2 degrees in just 30 months.

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Five reasons to choose the NIMT PGDM

After 24 intensive months of learning, socialising, travelling and career building, you’ll be ready for any challenges life throws at you.

Flexible, with a focus on analytical rigor and expertise, your learning will extend across your lifetime. You’ll delve into deeper frameworks that challenge conventional decision making and build the tools you’ll need to meet the global economic, environmental, humanitarian, and policy challenges of the future.

At NIMT, you’ll pursue your goals inside and outside the classroom, turning knowledge into impact. You’ll join a diverse, collaborative community that challenges you to give your best and inspire the best in others.

You’ll find your leadership style by participating in unmatched entrepreneurship and leadership activities. You’ll take risks, try new roles, inspire others, and work with peers to shape your experience.

NIMT’s 12,000 alumni form a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals that stretches across several countries. It is renowned for being one of the most supportive and well-connected business networks in the world, offering you a ready-made global address book.

You can call on NIMT  alumni anywhere in the country. With a huge business school network, you can tap into our thousands alums who shape business practice and increase your impact through the resources of this connected, diverse community.


Course name Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Course duration 2 Years
  • NIMT, Greater Noida
  • NIMT Institute of Management, Rajasthan
  • NIMT Institute of Technology and Management, Ghaziabad
Locations Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, UP and Kotputli, Rajasthan
Course syllabus Click here to view syllabus.
Finance and scholarships  Click here to view student finance, loan and scholarship details. 
Approval AICTE, Ministry of HRD.
  • Admission on the basis of CAT /MAT/XAT/GMAT/ATMA/CMAT/AIAMTI
  • Bachelors degree course of three years minimum duration from any recognized Indian University;
  • or its equivalent, recognized by A.I.U securing minimum 50% (45%for SC/ST) marks in aggregate.

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