Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Content Curator | Updated on - Oct 25, 2021

Industrial Management is the branch of management that is concerned with the creation and management of systems in productive ways.  It is a 2 year post graduate course, eligibility to which is minimum of 60% marks in graduation.

As a field of business administration, industrial management studies the structure and organization of industrial companies. It comprises those fields of business administration that are necessary for the company’s success within the manufacturing sector. Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 Lakh to 8 Lakhs.

Top Institutes offering PGDIM

The average full time fee charged for the course in India ranges INR 8.10 Lakhs and the average salary offered to such professionals’ ranges between INR 5 Lakhs to 6 Lakhs per year, increasing with experience and expertise.

PGDIM: Course Highlights

Course Level Graduation
Duration 2 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility A minimum of 60% marks in graduation
Admission Process In various recognized universities, there are entrance tests held followed by an interview
Course Fee INR 8.10 Lakhs p.a.
Average Starting Salary INR 6 Lakhs
Job Positions Industrial Production Manager, Construction Manager, Compliance Officer, Production Manager, Operations Manager, Purchasing Manager, Quality Assurance Control Manager, Facility Manager, Organizational Consultant

PGDIM: What is it about?

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management (PGDIM) aims to groom young managers who will not only design better procedures and systems but also manage the associated technologies successfully.

With the globalization of Indian economy coupled with opening up of industrial sector, career opportunities are up for grabs. Many MNCs, Joint Ventures and even the indigenous companies are attracted to India’s liberal economic policies and thus want to set up production facilities and factories across the country.

Degree programs in industrial management engineering typically cover the process of operating, designing and managing production systems                                   

Benefits of Doing PGDIM Course

  • To develop expertise in handling scientific management principles, methodologies, quantitative and analytical skills.    
  • To develop enterprises into smoothly functioning and efficient supply chains of products, services and information.

PGDIM : Top Institutes offering the Course

Name of the institute City Average fee p.a.
Indian Institute Of Management - [Iim] Ahmedabad INR 10 Lakhs
Indian Institute Of Management - [Iimb] Bangalore INR 14 Lakhs
Icfai Business School - [Ibs] Hyderabad INR 6.25 Lakhs
Indian Institute of Management - [Iimc] Kolkata INR 5.63 Lakhs
Indian School Of Business - [Isb] Hyderabad INR 24.7 Lakhs
Indian Institute of Management - [Iim] Lucknow INR 5.94 Lakhs
Xavier Labour Relations Institute - [Xlri] Jamshedpur INR 14 Lakhs
University of Delhi, Faculty Of Management Studies - [Fms] New Delhi INR 10,480
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode INR 8 Lakhs
Shailesh J. Mehta School 0f Management - [Sjmsom] Mumbai INR 1 Lakhs
National Institute of Industrial Engineering - [Nitie] Mumbai INR 3.81 Lakhs

PGDIM Eligibility

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, from a recognized university.
  • Final selection criteria can be a higher percentage based on the total number of applications received.
  • Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education, after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or an equivalent.
  • Candidates who are currently in their final year of Engineering/Technology degree can also apply.

PGDIM: Admission Process

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CAT score or any other entrance exam that the respective institute considers.

The shortlisted candidates are then called for a round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Various Institutes conduct different entrance exams for admission in their respective institutes and some colleges select the candidates on the basis of few common tests like CAT, GMAT etc. few other tests include,

PGDIM: Syllabus and Course Description



Subjects of Study
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Managerial Accounting
Business Communication
Managerial Economics
Statistics for Management
Industrial Engineering and Productivity Management
Financial Management
Business Research Methods
Operations Management
Procurement and Materials Management
Quality Management
Project Management
Operations Research
Marketing Management
IT for Management
Supply Chain Management
System Dynamics
Sustainable Development
Summer Project

PGDIM: Career Prospects

As the main responsibility of an Industrial Manager is usually to plan and control a schedule for production which takes into account resources, deadlines, and budgets.

Candidates can opt for any of the following career roles in various production facilities across the country:

  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Control Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Organizational Consultant

 Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management [PGDIM] annual salary

Job Position Job Description Average Annual salary in INR
Production Manager Planning and organizing production schedules. Assessing project and resource requirements. estimating, negotiating and agreeing budgets and timescales with clients and managers INR 7 Lakhs
Quality Assurance Control Manager Determining, negotiating and agreeing on in-house quality procedures, standards and specifications. Assessing customer requirements and ensuring that these are met. INR 9 Lakhs
Organizational Consultant Aimed at maximizing a company's efficiency and income while retaining its employees. INR 6 Lakhs

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management [PGDIM] : 37 answered questions


Ques. What are the subjects taught to ACM and PEM students at NICMAR?

● Top Answer By Mohit Sarohi on 25 Oct 21

Ans. Here are the most important subjects taught to ACM and PEM students at NICMAR.  Economics Contracting Managerial Accounting Tendering and Bidding Construction Techniques and Methods (ACM) Modern Construction Materials (ACM) Organizational Behaviour Project Management Systems and Techniques Applied Statistics and Research Methods Apart from these, there are also many other important subjects taught at NICMAR.Read more
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Ques. I got admission in nicmar pune in ACM but many present students from nicmar are advising not to join due to less placements is it true?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 07 Oct 21

Ans. If you have joined Pune Campus, sit and relax. NICMAR is one of the reputed institutes for Construction Management. You will enjoy an unparalleled level of respect whenever you apply to companies like KPMG, L&T, Shapoorji Pallonji.  However, the university will not provide you with everything. You have to work hard to grasp such reputation and job profiles. If you are scoring only 60% in your PG degree and expecting to secure a job offer on the very 1st day, then you are wrong. The placement process is very rigorous and you might have to go through at least six stages to secure a job offer. Your profile, personality, caliber, capability, and hard work determine the job role you will get. ACM has a huge strength of 800+ students and if you don't work hard then the recruiters would not have reasons to select you. Read more
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Ques. What softwares are part of the curriculum in PGP ACM at NICMAR?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 30 Sept 21

Ans. One of my friends studied at NICMAR. According to him, the software that is part of the curriculum are:  MS Project - It is used for relatively small-scale projects. Primavera - This is the advanced version of MSP with some changes in its interface. Excel - Risk. Candy - This is used for cost and quantity estimation. Tally - It is used for Project Accounting. MS Access - It is used for records management and project reviewing. Among all these MS Project will be mostly used for your project. Also, most companies use MSP for planning. Gathering more information and knowledge about the Project Management System is important because it is the core of the course. It will definitely be helpful for securing a job offer.Read more
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Ques. What are the subjects for Advanced construction management in NICMAR?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 29 Sept 21

Ans. Advanced Construction Management, among many others, is a flagship course inaugurated by NICMAR and it apparently provides a broad insight both in aspects regarding construction as well as management. In every semester, there are about 6 to 7 subjects taught with inclusion of over two workshops.  Here are some of the subject choices of NICMAR, Construction management Applied statistics and research methods Marketing management Managerial accounting Operations research New construction materials Construction Quality management Tendering, bidding and contracting Financial management Project management systems and techniques Organisational behaviour Project formulation and appraisal Contracts and claims management Estimation and quantity surveying Construction methods and techniques Human resource management and others. The workshops, in addition, organize themes on software and construction activities, as per the requirement. Primavera, Microsoft project, Candy are to name a few among many others. The most important part of their workshop scheme is to emanate managerial skills among students and enhance their respective personalities. Read more
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Ques. What is the scope of construction project management in NICMAR for fresher? Which one is best RICS or NICMAR?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 24 Sept 21

Ans. There is no comparison of NICMAR with RICS. If you want to pursue construction management, NICMAR is one of the best colleges in the country. With 30 years of experience in the civil industry, the college has produced many managers over the years. Also, well-designed courses, real-time industry exposure along decent placements make NICMAR popular among the masses. According to the recent placement highlights the average CTC offered at the institute is 6 LPA. Read more
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8.8 /10

Admission :

Wrote GATE & used the score for clearing initial screening process for taking admission in the 2-year flagship programme, PGDIE. Post selection basis GATE score (institute revises cut-off every year), received call for group discussion & interview. Institute releases merit list in 2 weeks. One needs to be an engineer to apply to NITIE. PGDIE course is the flagship programme of NITIE & 2015-2017 batch was the 45th batch. This techno-managerial course focuses mainly on Supply Chain & Operations, and prepares one to take on real world challenges effectively & efficiently. This course is renowned among industries & the ROI (ratio of median placement package to investment) is the second highest in India (highest being FMS, Delhi). The strong alumni connect coupled with industry focused curriculum helps students to bag the best jobs in the country.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Course Curriculum is partly case study based and partly research driven. Curriculum holds much relevance in the dynamic industrial world & customized to cater to the immediate industry needs. There is a mandatory 2-month on-site summer internship as a part of course which happens just after completing 1st year, the placement/selection of which happens just after 3 months of joining the institute. Such is the rigor & industry oriented structure of the course. Most of the students in the batch get pre-placement offers. Moreover, due to the strong alumni connect, students get plethora of opportunities to work on live short-term projects in top companies. Grading is fair, mostly it is relative.

College Events :

Institute conducts supply chain tests, national level cultural fests which are facilitated by the student communities / forums. There is a student body/community/forum for every discipline you can think of - starting from placement committee to cultural committee, from entrepreneurship to social work, every student is a part of one community. Apart from this, top companies in India open national level case study competitions in NITIE, and every year NITIE emerges as winner in multiple case study competitions. Winners get the opportunity to sit for direct interviews apart from getting cash prizes & attractive CV point.

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Fee Structure And Facilities :

Fee Structure is feasible. Fee in that year was 8 lpa for 2 years. Mode of payment was either online of by demand draft. It also gave the provision for loan in NITIE branch that facilitated the loan procedure. NITIE also charged 25000 as security deposit which they resimbursed once we left the institution

Admission :

I opted for this course because if interest in post graduation in SCM. i gave CAT 2014, whereik i got 97 percentile overall post which i was called for GDPI process. Nitie gave me first shortlist and called one month post the result. GD was very easy but PI was very intensive that lasted for 45 mins

Campus Life :

Gender ratio was very poorly managed. Sports etc were there. Very big courts for basketball, Cricket, badminton, lawn tennis were there. There were good cafeteria shops near college which used to be adda for learning and last time studies. Students consisted of all religion. There was no bias

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