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Globally Benchmarked Curriculum with Blended Learning

Globally-Benchmarked-Curriculum-with-Blended-LearningIILM PGDM curriculum reflects the changing world of business and the skills required by students for future and is based on the concept of Assurance of Learning (AOL) and Programme Learning Goals (PLG) which get embedded in all modules and activities. As an institution, the updated curriculum and innovative pedagogy remains the fulcrum of the Post Graduate Programme in Management. The PGDM curriculum is benchmarked against some of the best institutions of the world and India, such as Stanford University Graduate School of Management, Wharton School of Management and Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and Bangalore, The curriculum update goes through Academic Advisory Board comprising of top academicians of India and the world, followed by industry feedback. Robust Curriculum and Pedagogy are the two pillars on which IILM management programme is based and help students broaden and deepen their understanding of the business world.

The PGDM programme is delivered over six terms. The duration of each term is three months. The first year curriculum covers the basic courses in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, Strategy, Operations and Quantitative techniques. After completion of first year over three terms, each student has to go through two to three months mandatory summer internship programme.

The second year PGDM programme consists of electives in dierent areas. Students are encouraged to design their own specialization. Also, students can opt for electives from the area of Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Sales, Human Resources, Public Policy, Operations and General Management.


The Dissertation is a new initiative in IILM’s teaching curriculum and endeavours to enhance the research capabilities of the students. Dissertation is a mandatory requirement for the PGDM students to earn their final degree.

The dissertation module is in a continuous learning format which starts from Term 4 and ends in Term 6. It includes a understanding of research methodology, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of results through quantitative and qualitative techniques and finally report writing of findings and their analysis- in the form of a written document. The dissertation committee approves the proposed topic and the research proposal, monitors the progress for each student through timely reports and finally organizes and conducts the dissertation defence.

Summer Internships – Corporate World Training

IILM-SI_1Summer Internship is an integral part of the curriculum at IILM. The short term experience during the summer internship offers an important opportunity to work closely with professionals in the chosen field and to develop knowledge, competencies, and experience related directly to career goals. Internships lead to new contacts, mentors and references.

IILM-SI_2Summer Internships provides handson experience to the freshers and also acquaint students with the demands of the professional world in terms of knowledge, skill and attitude to perform effectively in a corporate setup. Apart from experiential learning, summer internship prepare students with core knowledge and enables them to choose them specialized electives diligently in second year.

Students are well trained prior to their Summer Internship programme to ensure that they internalize the real world learning process. The curriculum mandates a minimum of 2-3 months (8 to 12 weeks) internship to gain first-hand experience of the business world.

IILM-SI_3Summer Internship Projects are evaluated by faculty mentors and IILM Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) before they are allocated to the students. The academic advisors also visit companies and interact with the students’ industry mentors to track progress of the students. As a part of summer internship evaluation, students submit fortnightly progress reports to their advisors and CRC. Guidance on final report preparation is provided by the academic advisors.

The final assessment comprises of summer internship progress reports, executive summary, company details, and learning followed by an interaction with company representatives, industry mentor, alumni and faculty.

Students also present their Summer Internship Project to the industry mentor and team member of IILM Corporate Resource Centre at the company premises. Overall, summer internship provides an insight into the real world of their chosen preferred Career Domain and is imperative for students’ overall development to become an effective manager.