Education in management as a separate discipline in India started at a formal level with the establishment of the postgraduate level studies in universities since early 1950’s. AICTE approved PGDM programs are being offered by around a quarter of the AICTE accredited institutions. The economy, and global opportunities and challenges have grown manifold in the last few years. To face these challenges, organizations need professional managerial talent, and PGDM has been a major source for this kind of talent pool over the past few decades.
The All India Council of Technical Education had constituted a committee notified on 11.10.2010. It was proposed that the program leading to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management be defined as a full time, two year Postgraduate program. The essential qualification for students desirous of studying PGDM would be an AIU recognized Bachelor degree or equivalent. The program would attain the standards of study, depth and coverage suitable for postgraduate studies. The successful completion of the program after meeting all prior statutory requirements stated for the program, would lead to the award of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
PGDM is viewed as a multi-disciplinary amalgamation of concepts, principles, tools and techniques and frameworks which have an applied orientation.
The Importance of PGDM Program:
The importance of management education can be seen by the fact that as an emerging economy, the growth in the economy and subsequent socio-economic progress is now heavily dependent on organizations and industries rather than primary sectors. Not only technical but managerial talent is required to drive this growth in the country, and every state has to make a contribution to that growth. And so, a PGDM college in Gujarat plays an important role in driving the human resource side of the economic growth story, not just for the state, but taking the whole picture into view, the whole country too.
Given the expansion of corporate in a growing economy, and growing global opportunities and challenges the need of industry is for increased availability of management talent at various levels. Here in Gujarat, to face the challenges in a fruitful manner, the need has always been for a quality management talent, and hiring professionals educated in management at post graduate levels. And so, being a premier PGDM college in Gujarat, the onus for coming up with a globally accepted way to fill the gap for talent, has been really high on us. This has further set in motion the designing of the best PGDM course in Gujarat by us.
Structure of Program:
The program structure for PGDM in Ahmedabad, proposed after a comprehensive review of international best practices and program structure and curriculum, is as follows: Two part structure with a compulsory set of courses covering all foundation areas in management and building a holistic general management perspective, and a set of elective courses with a functional and domain thrust aimed at building the job specific skills and knowledge in the chosen area of management.
PGDM Course Details:
Thus, this PGDM course in Gujarat will consist of 35 courses covering the 1050 in-class hours over the two years, and three credits equivalent of summer internship grading. The grading pattern would then involve three components of core courses, elective courses and organizational internship. Further many other activities also require student attention such as placement, continued internship, alumni mentorship programs, soft skill courses, etc., and other activities. Finally, between the two years, there is a mandatory eight week duration internship with an organization, culminating in a project report that will be evaluated. These things alone make ours the best institution amongst others when it comes to PGDM Gujarat.
Pedagogy is an important aspect of learning in an applied and behavioral area such as management. Case discussions are an important classroom methodology, and case studies have many other benefits that involve business situation analysis, development of analytical skills, communication as well as group activity and report writing if used as pedagogy.
The inputs of the pedagogy include the following:
- Appreciation of management as a discipline, Knowledge of its diverse working domains, a perspective on general management and functional domains,
- Hone the teamwork and leadership potential at functional and business level,
- Expose students to the global business environment. It should help develop their potential to lead business at various levels, in the chosen industry, to face global level challenges.
- Sensitize them to the ethical aspects of business, as well as inculcate a sense of social responsibility that organizations must enact, so that they develop as ethical responsible professionals from the very beginning.