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PGDM (Retail & Logistics) – AICTE


In association with the Retailers Association of India (RAI)   

The PGDM Retail & Logistics Management program at ISME Skills Academy (ISA) is being offered in association with the Retail Association of India (RAI) which has 2300+ leading global retailers from across India. The retail & logistics industry represents 25% of India’s GDP and is fast becoming organized with top retail outlets opening in every major city. There is a growing need for trained manpower and many jobs are being created.

The curriculum for the program is designed by industry experts who are senior leaders in retail and logistics. The unique blended program combines online delivery from industry experts from around India to classrooms at the contact center in your city.

The highlights of the program are:

  1. AICTE-approved management degree
  2. In association with the “Retailers Association of India” (RAI)
  3. Curriculum designed by Industry Experts from leading companies in Retail and Logistics
  4. Classes in the contact center in your city
  5. Use of the latest technology tools and smart boards in the teaching & learning process
  6. Four months’ full-time summer internship (SI) in a top retail outlet in the city
  7. Eight-month Industry Trajectory Program (ITP) in top retail outlet in the city leading to placements
  8. Potential to earn a total of 1L – 2L as stipend during the summer internship and industry trajectory program
  9. Excellent return on investment (ROI)
  10. Total Course Fees: Rs 1.85 L. Loans available with monthly payment option.

International by Credentials and Culture

Faculty with International Exposure
All faculty at ISME bring with them international exposure, which they have gained either by having studied abroad in leading universities or having worked in multinational corporations.

Driven by Excellence

Awards of Eminence for ISME as a Top B-School:

Corporate Centric Approach

Industry Interface and Visits
ISME Skills Academy hosts guest speakers and practitioners from the industry regularly for current business updates and to make students aware of international business events and industry trends. There is a four-month summer internship between the first and second year. The students in the second year shall attend theory classes in the morning and practice the learning on the shop floor in the afternoon.

Placement Opportunities Value Added Courses
ISME Skills Academy offers additional Placement Oriented Value Added Courses to groom students for the corporate world. The courses offered are Soft skills, Communication skills, Advanced software tools, resume review, group discussions, mock interviews and management technique review etc.

Student-Focused Contact Center

The classes are held at the contact center in your city where you have a counsellor supporting your academic journey. The classes feature smart boards and the latest technological tools to support the teaching and learning process. You get to make friends and be part of many other student activities.

  • The unified voice of Retailers in India
  • Represents an entire gamut of retailers, from chain store retailers and department stores to independent emerging retailers, selling a wide selection of products across cities, towns, rural and virtual stores
  • Over 2300+ leading retailers ( with 6 lakh+ retail stores members of the association. Some of the members of RAI are:

As per AT Kearney Research, the retail industry is expected to grow one and a half times from around 1200 billion US dollars in 2023 to over 1800 billion US dollars by 2030 with an annual compounded growth rate of over 9%. This is being enabled by increased consumer spending, the E-commerce boom, the Growth of Organized Retail, enabling Government Initiatives like GST and the easing of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). This is leading to a need for a large pool of trained manpower. Retail contributes 8% of the total jobs in India and currently represents 10% of GDP.

According to a research report by Arthur D Little, the logistics industry represents 14% of India’s GDP. The growth of the logistics industry in India has been driven by various factors, including the country’s robust economic growth, increasing domestic consumption, expansion of e-commerce, government initiatives, and improved infrastructure development. This growth has led to a large number of jobs being created in the sector.

The PGDM Retail &Logistics Management program at ISME Skill Academy has been designed to cater to the needs of talent requirements of the retail industry at current times at an entry-level. The program’s transformational cross-disciplinary learning aims to nurture students into competent professionals with leadership abilities and an innovative mind-set. The program equips the student to understand the contemporary retail & logistics environment and learn core retail and logistics skills – Buying & Merchandising, Supply Chain Management, Category Management, Franchising, Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Visual Merchandising, Store Operations & Profitability, Logistics Strategy, Operations and Materials Management. Students are also exposed to all management topics and are extensively trained in soft skills to make them job ready.

The unique feature of the program is the industry integration and practical learning. The course combines a mixture of general management and retail management and on-the-shop learning. The students in the second year attend theory classes in the morning and practice learning on the shop floor in the afternoon.

Summer Internship (SI): After completing the first two semesters, the students shall attend summer training for four months (May to August) before resuming their second-year studies.

Industry Trajectory Program (ITP): In the second year, the classes are held in the morning and later the students join an assigned retail outlet for an internship for eight months. The placement is offered towards the end of ITP on successful completion.

ISA has collaborative arrangements with top retailers for Industry Trajectory Program and placements. The program enables students to undergo a four-month summer internship and an eight-month industry trajectory program followed by a job offer, three months before graduation. This program provides an opportunity for students to get employed by the second year of PGDM in leading retail and logistics companies and earn between 1L- 2L.

Job opportunities after completion of the course in leading retailers within your city:

  • Management Trainee Executive
  • HR Executive
  • Merchandiser
  • MIS Officer
  • Account Executive
  • Supply Chain Executive
  • Assistant Category Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Customer Relationship Executive
  • Loyalty Program Executive
  • Assistant Visual Merchandiser
  • Assistant Projects Manager
  • Logistics and Stock Movement Planner

Complete the Application Form (Online) 

Every applicant seeking admission to ISME needs to complete the Application Form (


Passed any Bachelors Degree of minimum 3 years duration from any recognized educational institution/university in any stream or equivalent. Obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination. The age of the candidate at the time of admission should not exceed 30 years.

Selection Process:

Stage 1: Complete Application Form 

Stage 2: Test of English Language (Online)

Stage 3: Admission Decision

Based on this process, the admission committee invites selected students for admission to the program. Admitted candidates are sent the Admission Offer letter. The admission would be final only after the receipt of confirmation of the Admission Acceptance form from the candidate and the payment of the registration fee. Registration fee once paid is non-refundable.

Program Fees

The classes are conducted centrally from ISA in the following contact centers:
NVT Corporate Office
CAP1, Export Promotion Industrial Park
Near ITPL, Whitefield, Bangalore 560066
Phone: 88806 12345

Students have to be associated with a contact center and attend all classes in the contact center where they will get technology and counselling support to enable the teaching and learning process.

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