List of Courses Offered at the IIMs

Published: | November 12, 2019
Courses Offered at IIMs

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) offer several courses to their students that have many specialisations. This article contains all the details of the courses offered at IIMs including their eligibility criteria and duration.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the topmost business schools of the country and the most sought after colleges for management admissions. There are a total of twenty IIMs and all of them are among the best management institutes in India. IIMs conduct admissions through the Common Admission Test (CAT) and some other management entrance tests every year. They offer many courses like Executive MBA, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), etc. as their flagship programmes across all of their institutes. The Post Graduate Programmes at IIMs are the most popular management courses among all others, the duration of which is two years. The course of PGP offered by the IIMs is equivalent to the regular programmes of the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The IIMs offer several other courses along with their Post Graduate Programme such as the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP), and several other part-time courses and programmes of the certificate level. The total courses of management that are offered at all IIMs are about 73 in number. In this article, the details of all the courses offered at IIMs are provided along with their duration and eligibility criteria. All the candidates who wish to pursue management studies from any IIM can find the details of its courses provided in this article for reference. This can prove to be of great assistance for them while narrowing down on the management course that is best suited for them. It is extremely important for candidates to have a clear idea of the programme before they proceed to apply for it.

List of Popular Courses Offered by the IIMs

All the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) offer their students various diploma courses at the post graduate level that are to be completed in the regular, full time mode. Along with the flagship PGP programmes of IIMs, the other courses provided at the institutes are also quite popular. These diploma courses have various specialisations for both fresh graduates and working professionals. The list of all the courses offered at IIMs is given in the table below. The details of all the IIM programmes are also given.

Course

Details

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

  • The course Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is the flagship programme of the IIMs and it is offered to the students by all the institutes.
  • The duration of the PGP course at IIMs is two years and it is spread across six trimesters.
  • This PGP course at IIMs is equivalent to the degree of MBA and upon completion of the course, the students are awarded the degree of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) degree.
  • PGP at the Indian Institutes of Management is an entirely integrated management course that consists of core courses in various disciplines of management. The students enrolled in this course get to opt for a preferred course from the list of electives in their second year.

Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

  • The Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management is the flagship programme of IIM Ranchi which is offered in the full time mode.
  • The programme is covered in six semesters and these semesters are divided in a duration of two years.
  • The course of PGPHRM at IIM Ranchi also includes a summer project.

Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP - FABM)

  • This is a two years long full-time management course which was initially known as the PGP - ABM programme.
  • In the first year of the PGP - FABM course, the students of FABM and PGP (flagship) study a common syllabus. The students enrolled in the course of FABM have to study a few extra subjects.
  • In the second year of the PGP - FABM programme, the focus is laid more on the agro-based subjects.

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)

  • This programme of Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management aims at providing comprehensive studies to students which helps in improving the leadership skills and efficiency of the policy maker.
  • The course PGPPM that is offered at IIMs focuses majorly on developing leadership skills and also on helping the professionals of management and public policy in dealing with new challenges.
  • The duration of the PGPPM programme is one year and it also includes an international immersion programme that goes on for two weeks.

Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM)

  • The course of Post Graduate Programme in Business Management is offered to the students of IIM Tiruchirappalli.
  • PGP in Business Management is a management programme that is covered in the tenure of 24 months. The programme of PGPBM was launched at IIM Tiruchirapalli with the aim of teaching and preparing working executives for the roles of senior leadership.
  • The programme of PGPBM is directed towards creating capable professional managers who are equipped with knowledge and skills to help them work in any sector of an organisation.

Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

  • This course of Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management is offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • PGPEM is a weekend residential programme that is covered in a duration of 22 months.
  • The programme of PGP in Enterprise Management can be pursued by senior as well as mid-level executives who have at least four years of work experience after completing graduation.

Post Graduate Programme in Agri Business Management (PGP-ABM)

  • The course of PGP in Agri Business Management is designed exclusively for developing entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in the field of agri business.
  • This programme of PGP - ABM is offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
  • Post Graduate Programme in Agri Business Management is a residential programme that is completed in the full time mode in two years.

Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGP-SM)

  • The Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management is a full-time programme in Sustainable Management which is completed in two years and is offered by the Indian Institute of Management. Lucknow.
  • The programme of PGP - SM is spread across six semesters and is also inclusive of an international immersion programme.

Also Read: CAT 2019: Check Out the Seat Reservation Policy at IIMs

MBA Courses Offered by IIMs

The duration of all the courses offered at IIMs is given in the table below. Candidates can check the total duration of every programme offered at the Indian Institutes of Management here.

Institute

Course Offered Duration of the Course

IIM Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) OR Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

One year

Armed Forces Programme in Business Management (AFP)

Six months

ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP)

Two years (added flexibility of completion in three years)

Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP- FABM)

Two years

Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

-

IIM Bangalore

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) OR Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

One year

Post- Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)

One year

Post- Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

Two years

IIM Calcutta

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

2 years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPEX)

One year

PGPEX-VLM (Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing)

One year

CEMS MIM: Master’s in International Management

One year

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Two years

IIM Jammu

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

IIM Kozhikode

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

Two years

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL)

One year

Management Development Programme

-

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

IIM Nagpur

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

IIM Ranchi

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGEXP)

One year

Post- Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

Two years

Certificate Program in General Management (CPGM)

Fifteen months

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Two years

IIM Sambalpur

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

IIM Sirmaur

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

Two years

IIM Udaipur

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

One year

MDP for Women Entrepreneurs (MDPWE)

Five months

IIM Amritsar

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

IIM Bodh Gaya

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Two years

IIM Indore

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

One year

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Programme in Management Mumbai (PGP- Mumbai)

Two years

Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

Five years

Fellow Programme in Management (Industry)

-

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management for Executives (Modular)-PGPMX- offered in Mumbai

Two years

Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)

Two years

IIM Kashipur

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

2 years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

One year

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)

The thesis needs to be submitted within four years from the date of registration

IIM Lucknow

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)

Three years for exempted students and four years for non-exempted

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management (PGP- ABM)

Two years

Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (WPM)

Three years

Post- Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGP- SM)

Two years

Management for Executives (IPMX)

One year

IIM Raipur

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executive (PGPWE)

One and a half years

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)

The thesis needs to be submitted within four years

IIM Shillong

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Post Graduate Program for Executives - Managing Business in India and China (PGPEx- MBIC)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

IIM Rohtak

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

Two years

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

One year

IIM Tiruchirappalli

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

Two years

Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM)

Twenty four months

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Two years of coursework + Three years of research and dissertation = Five years

IIM Visakhapatnam

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Two years

Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Business Management for Experienced Professionals

Fifteen months

Eligibility Criteria for Courses at IIMs

The eligibility criteria for the courses offered at IIMs are provided here. Checking the eligibility criteria set for the course in which a candidate seeks admission is of utmost importance. The aspirants should apply for the courses at IIMs after they have thoroughly gone through the eligibility criteria for the respective courses. The institutes will reject the applications of candidates if they fail to meet the conditions of eligibility. Given below are the eligibility criteria for all the courses that are provided at the Indian Institutes of Management.

  • The candidate must have completed his/ her higher secondary education (class 12th) from a school that is affiliated to a recognised board like the ISC, the CBSE, or any state board.
  • The candidate must have cleared all the board exams of class 12th.
  • It is mandatory for the applicant to have completed graduation. If a candidate is in his/ her final year of the bachelor's degree, he/ she is also eligible to apply.
  • The aggregate marks obtained by the candidate at the undergraduate level must not be less than 50 per cent. A relaxation of 5 per cent is given to the candidates belonging to the ST, SC, and PwD categories. Therefore, these reserved candidates must have at least 45 per cent marks in graduation.
  • The university or institute from which the candidate has completed graduation must be recognised by an agency like the University Grants Commission (UGC) or the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • Candidates of all streams and disciplines are eligible for admission.
  • For certain courses other than the flagship PGP, candidates are also required to have some relevant work experience. The duration of work experience required for admission varies for different courses.

Also Read: IIM Selection Criteria 2020-2022: CAT Score, Academic Requirements, and Seats

Entrance Exams Accepted for IIM Admissions

The admissions at IIMs are done through various competitive entrance exams that are held at the national and international level for shortlisting candidates for management courses. In order to get admission to the courses of IIMs, the interested candidates are required to appear for some common management aptitude tests. The exams that are accepted by IIMs for conducting admission to their courses are given in the table below. The candidates have to sit for these exams and after scoring well in the entrance exams, they will be called by the IIMs they have applied to for the round of interview. For pursuing the courses offered at IIMs, students have to appear in any of the following exams:

Course

Exam

Post Graduate Programme (PGP), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Executive MBA (ePGP, PGPEx)

Common Admission Test, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Executive Management Aptitude Test (EMAT- only for IIM Kozhikode)

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) provide their students with management education that stands at par with the best business schools of the world. The courses offered at all IIMs have made a mark at the global level and every year, thousands of students compete to get a seat in these courses.

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