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PGDM (AICTE, NBA & AIU Accredited)


AICTE Approved, NBA Accredited, Equivalent to MBA by AIU

ISME’s “Post Graduate Diploma in Management” (PGDM) – is an AICTE approved and NBA Accredited two-year full time program.

Major Specializations:

Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business Analytics

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Minor Specializations:

Digital Marketing, FinTech, People Analytics, Information and Cyber Security

Additional Certifications:

Business Strategy Game (Prof. Arthur Thomson, University of Alabama), Placement Oriented Value Added Term

Optional International Courses:

Summer School, London School of Economics (LSE) UK

International by Credentials and Culture

  • Summer Program at London School of Economics (LSE), UK
  • Experiential Learning Program to Singapore (Optional)
  • Unique opportunity to learn through a global Business Strategy Game designed by a professor from the University of Alabama, USA

Faculty with International Exposure

All faculty at ISME bring with them a rich repertoire of international experience and exposure, either having studied abroad or having worked for various multinational companies.

Driven by Excellence

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

Corporate Centric Approach

Strong integration with the corporate world right through the duration of the program:

  • Industry conferences, panel discussions and guest lectures on industry relevant topics
  • Incorporating corporate inputs in the course curriculum design process
  • An immersive 8-10 weeks full-time summer internship program with various corporates and industries
  • Multiple on-campus and off-campus recruitment events with 100+ companies for placements

Placement Centric Coursework

ISME has pioneered the concept of offering Placement Oriented Value Added Term (POVAT) that enables students to integrate their learning and be better prepared for opportunities in their corporate world.

To strengthen the integration with industry, students also have the option to specialize in industry minors like: IT, Automobile, Telecom, Banking, E-commerce, Digital, Logistics, Analytics and more.

Student Focused Campus Life

World class infrastructure

A state of the art modern Wi-Fi enabled on-campus residence for boys & girls. It features a State of the Art Auditorium, Open-air Amphitheatre, Cafeteria, Basketball court, Badminton court, Table Tennis table and other sporting facilities with round the clock security.

Life Beyond Academics

For the development of a holistic personality in a nurturing environment, we have various extra-curricular clubs such as Academic Club, Social Club, Sports Club, Literary Club and co-curricular clubs such as Finance Club, HR Club, Marketing Club and an Entrepreneurship Cell.

The Two-year full-time PGDM course-curriculum is AICTE approved and NBA Accredited

First year consists of one week of Orientation course, three terms of eleven weeks each followed by ten weeks of summer internship. Second year also consist of three terms, eleven week each with Placement Oriented Value Added Term (POVAT) of four weeks. Dissertation and Industry training.

Specialization Courses

Major Specializations


Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

Investment Banking & Financial Services

Corporate Valuation & Strategic Finance

Financial Analytics

Derivatives & Alternative Investments

Applied Corporate Finance


Sales & Distribution Management

Consumer Behavior, Retail Management

Business To Business Marketing

Marketing Communication & Brand Management

Marketing Analytics, Research Methods

Service Marketing

Human Resource Management

Managing Industrial Relation

Organizational Development & Change Management

Talent & Knowledge Management

Training & Development

Performance Management & Compensation Practice

HR Analytics

Recruitment & Selection

Business Analytics

Data Management and Reporting

Business Analytics and Visualization

Python for Business Analysts

Tent Analytics

Foundation of Machine Learning

Advanced Machine Learning

Prescriptive Analytics

Minor Specializations

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Analytics


Introduction to FinTech

Regtech and Financial Compliances

Information and Cyber Security

Information and Cyber security

Python, Power BI and Tableau

People Analytics

HR Analytics

Applying Psychology to Work

Value Added Courses

Six Sigma Green Belt – KPMG, Business Strategy Game – University of Alabama, Managerial Skills Development, Business and Analytical tools(Advanced Excel, R, Tableau ) , Business Law & Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Logistics & Operations

* Courses offered are subject to modification, based on evolving placement opportunities.

  • Business Strategy Game
  • Creative leadership to Drive Change from Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore
  • Exceptional Customer Service from Management Development Institute, Singapore
  • POVAT(Placement Oriented Value- Added Term)
    1.  Management Technique Review and Current Business Update
    2. Advanced Excel & Python
    3. Aptitude Training, Resume Review, GD’s & Mock Interviews
    4. Design Thinking
    5. Managerial and Professional program in every term
    6. Business Analytics Simulation Certification by Arthur Thompson, University of Alabama
    7. Six Sigma Green Belt – KPMG

*Courses offered are subject to modification, based on evolving placement opportunities.

Admission to the PGDM program at ISME is highly competitive. The Admissions team reviews applications on an individual basis looking at all aspects of an applicant’s professional and academic background. An elaborate selection process is followed to ensure quality enrolment


Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree from any recognized educational institution/university in any stream or equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. Good performance in one of the Management Aptitude Tests. Work experience would be an important consideration for admission

Selection Process:

Stage 1: Complete Application Form (Online)
Every applicant seeking admission to ISME needs to complete the Application Form (

Stage 2: Personal Interview (Online / Face to face)

Stage 3: Admission Decision
Based on the review of the application, CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/Other scores and the recommendation of the interview panel, 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 Admission Acceptance form from the candidate and the payment of the registration fee. Registration fee once paid is non-refundable.

*Note – Applicant can apply only once.

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