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    PGDM in HRM

    About PGDM in HRM

    PGDM in HRM or Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is a two-year master degree program designed for the candidates who are looking for a career in human resource management. The program will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to manage human capital in an organisation. Some of the major topics which will be covered in this program are Human Resource Information Systems, Performance Management, Human Resource Planning, Training and Development and Compensation Administration.

    The two year PGDM in HRM program is divided into six semesters with each semester comprising some important topics of human resource management. There are some colleges such as Amity School of Distance Learning, IGNOU and Kota Open University that offer a part-time Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management program. 

    PGDM in HRM Highlights

    Check all the important details about PGDM in HRM from the table given below.

    Short Name

    PGDM in HRM

    Full Name

    Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management




    Regular/ Part-Time




    Human Resource Management


    1-2 Years

    Exam Type


    Minimum Qualification Requirement

    Bachelor Degree 

    Selection Process

    Entrance Exam + Scores in Bachelors’ degree

    Average Initial Salary

    INR 5 to 15 lacs per annum

    Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement


    Employment Opportunities

    Banking & Insurance, IT companies, Manufacturing, E-commerce, and Investment Banking

    PGDM in HRM Eligibility Criteria

    • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree from any private or government institution

    • They must have scored at least 50% marks. However, some colleges may not ask for any minimum percentage.

    • Final year candidates may also apply for admission on a provisional basis.

    • Some of the colleges may also ask for a work experience of 1-2 years in human resource of any related area. 

    If you want to know about the PGDM in HRM eligibility criteria for any particular college then you can ask our experts on CollegeDekho QnA Zone.  

    PGDM in HRM Admission Process

    Candidates who have applied for admission in PGDM in HRM will be selected on the basis of their scores in scores in the bachelor degree. Colleges will then call the candidates for a personal interview and group discussion round. At last, colleges will release a merit list on the basis of performance in entrance exams and other selection rounds. There are some colleges that offer admission directly on the basis of merit. Candidates may check the official website of the college to understand their detailed admission process.

    Those who have applied for admission in the distance program need not appear for any entrance examination. They will be selected directly on the basis of their academic performance. 

    PGDM in HRM Entrance Exam

    You will have to appear for the entrance exam to get admission in the PGDM in HRM program at top B-Schools of India. Some of the entrance exams that are conducted for admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management are CAT, MAH-CET, NMAT by GMAC, XAT, MAH-CET and CMAT. You may visit the official website of the college to know if you have to appear for any entrance exam to get admission in PGDM in HRM.

    Top PGDM in HRM Colleges in India

    There are many Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management colleges in India. You may select the colleges on the basis of their infrastructure, placement, fees and reputation. Besides this, you can also select the colleges situated near your city. Some of the well-known colleges for PGDM in HR are provided below. 



    GIBS Business School, Bangalore

    INR 3,62,000

    Institute of Marketing & Management, New Delhi

    INR 2,50,000

    Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur

    INR 11,80,000

    International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore

    INR 3,73,000

    SAM Global University, Bhopal

    INR 1,25,000

    PGDM in HRM Syllabus

    Check the syllabus of  PGDM in HRM below. 

    Management Concepts & Organizational Behaviour

    Business Environment and Law

    Strategic Management

    Managerial Economics

    Human Resource Development

    Employee Legislation

    Performance Management

    Organisational Behaviour

    Industrial Relations

    Operations Research and Management

    Employment Relations Laws

    Fundamentals of Industrial Relations

    Fundamentals of Labour laws 

    Performance Management and Appraisal

    Wage Determination and Administration

    Employee Empowerment

    PGDM in HRM Career Options and Job Prospects

    One of the major advantages of pursuing education in human resource management is that HR professionals are required in every industry. Some of the major duties of HR professionals are posting job ads, organizing resumes, evaluating the performance of employees and shortlisting candidates. Candidates who have completed PGDM in HRM degree may start their career by completing a six-month training in human resource management. After that, you can look for a job in your interest industry. Some of the industries where you can apply for a job are given below.

    • IT

    • E-commerce

    • FMCD

    • Retail

    • Investment Banking

    • Manufacturing

    • Insurance

    • BFSI

    • Pharma

    • Logistics

    • Consulting

    • Education

    Job Profiles Available after PGDM in HRM

    Some of the major job profiles available after PGDM in HRM are HR Consultant, HR Analyst, HR Assistant, Human Resource Manager, Employee Relations Manager and Staff Manager. You can check the annual salary of these profiles from the graph provided below.

    Top Recruiters for  PGDM in HRM

    Some of the top recruiters for the PGDM in HRM are provided below.

    • Infosys

    • TCS

    • Citibank

    • Reliance

    • Flipkart

    • Flipkart

    • Amazon

    • Google

    FAQs about PGDM HRM

    How can I apply for admission in PGDM in HRM?

    You can apply for admission in PGDM in HRM by filling the application form available on the official website of the college.

    Is there any entrance exam for PGDM in HRM?

    Yes, there are many entrance exams for PGDM in HRM such as XAT, CAT, CMAT and GMAT.

    What are the best colleges for PGDM in HRM?

    Some of the best colleges for PGDM in HRM are Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, GIBS Business School, Bangalore and SAM Global University, Bhopal.

    What is the syllabus of PGDM in HRM?

    The syllabus of PGDM in HRM comprises some major topics such as Strategic Management, Managerial Economics, Human Resource Development and Business Environment and Law.

    What is the total duration of PGDM in HRM?

    The total duration of PGDM in HRM will vary from 1 to 2 years. The duration of full-time regular PGDM in HRM program will be 2 years.
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    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student

    St. Francis Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai offers MMS and PGDM at the postgraduate level. Eligibility criteria for both the programs is clearing a bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks in case of general candidate and 45% marks in case of reserved category. Besides this, you must have appeared for either MH-CETATMA/ GMAT/ CMAT/ CAT/ XAT or MAT entrance exam. You can fill the Common Admission Form to apply for admission or you can also visit the official website of the college. Selection for both the programs will be done on the basis of performance in the counselling round. The college will release a merit list of selected candidates on its official website. Selected candidates may proceed to college to confirm their admission. The annual fee of the MMS program is INR 2,27,840 while the annual fee of the PGDM program is 2,86,000. If you have further queries you can call on our toll-free number 18005729877. 

    You can also consider some of the other popular PGDM colleges below

    AAM- The Pragmatic B School, Chennai

    International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore

    International School of Business and Media, Pune

    Thank You


    Arshiya, Student / Alumni

    LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. Mittal School of Business is among the first 10 institutions in India to get ACBSP (USA) accreditation, Mittal school of Business ranked among the top 40 Management institution in India, as per NIRF ranking 2021. The curriculum is made keeping in mind the current market trends. The placements are 100%, and students have special placement-oriented classes that serve as a booster for students to clear the exam and interview. Companies like Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Adani Wilmar, Altruist, Al-Rakha, Dharam Consultancy selected LPU students for International locations. The highest package availed is 21 LPA. More than 650 companies visit LPU every year for recruitment with an average of 5-12 LPA packages and the highest package was 21LPA. Every year visiting companies escalate in number and till date University has recorded the highest placements in North India. The students can join an internship by sitting in the placement drive organized by LPU or they can organize at their own end. The students can work in banks (Private or Public), the Pvt sector or Public Ltd. companies, etc. The students have done an internship in Companies like IDBI, FUTURE GENERAL INSURANCE Company, COHO, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Karvy stockbroking, Decathlon Sports Ltd; etc. The best thing about LPU about placement is that they provide placement classes to all the students from the first year who opt for the placement. With the help of this, they can prepare themselves for placements till the pre-final year because the companies will start visit for the recruitment of students since a pre-final year. Some of the students go for internships also in their final year.
    Does IIKM Business School, Kolkata offer PGDM?
    -Rifa -Updated on Jul-27-20201 Answers

    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student

    No, IIKM Business School, Calicut does not offer PGDM courses. However, the college offers an MBA program in many branches such as Marketing ManagementFinance Management,  Human Resource ManagementInformation Technology, Healthcare Management and Production Management. If you are interested in any admission in MBA program then you can visit the official website of the college to complete the registration form. However, if you are looking for PGDM colleges then you can check other colleges provided below.

    Versatile Business School, Chennai

    Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida

    John's Business School, Hyderabad

    ICBM-SBE, Hyderabad

    AAM, Chennai

    IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur

    If you want to apply to any of these colleges then you can fill out Common Application Form or you can also call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877. Besides this, if you have any other admission queries then you can ask questions at Collegedekho QnA zone. Some articles provided below will also help you to know about PGDM admission of some other colleges.

    IMT Ghaziabad PGDM/MBA Admissions 2020

    Delhi School of Business PGDM Admissions: Eligibility, Selection Process, Course Fee

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