PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) Jobs, Career Options, Salary, Top Recruiters 2020-2021

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Content Curator | Updated on - Nov 2, 2021

PGPM is one of the most commonly pursued management course after MBA and PGDM. The 2 year PGPM course (usually offered by IIMs) is equivalent to the MBA degree and 1 year PGPM course (offered by Great Lakes) is a professional certification course. 

Both these courses enhance the future of working professionals and provide them a platform where they can find industry exposure and involvement in the major project work that helps them to enhance their skills and knowledge, required for manager and leader level positions.

Admission in PGPM is mostly done through PGPM Entrance Exams, with the basic eligibility of at least 50% or equivalent at the graduation level from a recognized college or institute.

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PGPM Job Sectors

The following are some of the common job sectors for PGPM graduates:

  • Corporate Houses
  • Multinational Companies
  • Banking Sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Educational Sector
  • Export Houses
  • Factories
  • Marketing Companies
  • IT Companies, among others.

Apart from these sectors, PGPM students can start their own business, or they can become a freelancer and work as a consultant or counselor for upcoming businesses and small companies. 

Some of these students can also find employment as a teacher or professor after finishing their PhD course.


Since PGPM is a management degree, students can find relevant job opportunities as managers and consultants in different sectors as mentioned above.

The course really helps the students to get a kick in their career and they can expect a salary range of around INR 6-12 LPA. But this also depends upon the college from which you have pursued the course, job locations, company and candidate’s skills, experience and performance.

Some of the common jobs that students can go for are mentioned below along with the salary associated with it:

Job Positions Lowest Salary (in LPA) Average Salary (in LPA) Highest Salary (in LPA)
Business Consultant INR 4.36 INR 9.86 INR 16
Marketing Manager INR 4.2 INR 7.15 INR 9.22
Finance Manager INR 5.11 INR 9.99 INR 12.05
HR Manager INR 3.82 INR 7.15 INR 9.77
PR Officer INR 2.47 INR 3.01 INR 5.05
Brand Manager INR 9.15 INR 10.55 INR 16.8
Strategic Manager INR 7.6 INR 10.84 INR 15.44
International Sales Manager INR 4.64 INR 10.8 INR 18.17

Source: Payscale

PGPM Jobs & Salary

PGPM Top Recruiters & Companies

A lot of international and national companies prefer PGPM graduates over any other management course students because of their work & industry experience.

Apart from startups and small business consultancies, many top companies like Axis Bank, Google, Bain & Company, Cognizant, etc. find PGPM students to be more competent and with higher skill sets as compared to PGDM and MBA.

Some of the top PGPM Recruiters are:

PGPM Top Companies
Amazon Deloitte HDFC Bank
Google Facebook Genpact
HCL Technologies Publicis Sapient E&Y
PGPM Top Recruiters & Top Companies

Source: Payscale

After years of experience and advanced skills, students can expect a salary of as high as INR 20-25 LPA. In some cases it may be even higher, especially in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, etc. This also depends upon the company with which you are associated with.

In the government sector, candidates can expect a salary as per the government standards which could be INR 4-12 LPA, and totally depends upon the salary scale.

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Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] : 359 answered questions


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● Top Answer By Rekha Solanki on 02 Nov 21

Ans. If you are not getting admission in top IIMs or reputed B-Schools then Jamia Millia Islamia can be a good option for doing your MBA. If we look at the placements at Jamia, it’s pretty good. The average CTC offered at the university is 7 LPA. Every year around 20-30 companies visit the campus. Like any other institute, the placement cell at Jamia depends on the hard work of the students.  The academics at the university are quite good. There is also good corporate exposure. Faculties are well-experienced. Students get to attend national and international delegation forums. The total course fee for MBA is 2 lakhs. Overall, Jamia Millia Islamia is a good option for doing an MBA. But you should not compare it to IIMs or IITs. Read more
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Ques. How is the MBA placement in Utkal University?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 02 Nov 21

Ans. You should always prefer a recognized B-School or a reputed college doing your MBA. Utkal University is a reputed university but doing an MBA from there may not be wise. As UU doesn’t offer good placement opportunities. I personally know a few people who completed their MBA from UU. According to them, the university doesn’t offer proper placement opportunities. Also, there are no such internship facilities available. So, you will need to search for jobs through off-campus placements.  Although Utkal University can be a good option for doing UG or PG courses, it is not good for an MBA course. Read more
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Ques. Is it advisable to go for a new IIM like IIM Jammu and do MBA? It is being mentored by IIM Lucknow so will placement be also mentored by them?

● Top Answer By Megha Rohilla on 29 Oct 21

Ans. One of my friends is studying at IIM Jammu. According to him, it is one of the youngest IIMs, though it has not made it into the big leagues, it is still growing every day. Let me share some facts about it. This will give you a clear idea. It is being mentored by IIM Lucknow, it tries to reach their level of education, thus keeping students busy with several activities that will help them grow intellectually and academically. You will also have committees, clubs, intra and inter-college festivals, competitions, etc. to improve holistic development. They have the same faculty from IIM Lucknow except for one or two subjects.  The pedagogy and curriculum are exactly the same as IIM Lucknow. The student crowd is very enthusiastic and competitive.  In terms of the ROI, IIM Jammu is a good option.  The batch size is small and the number of companies visiting the campus is more thus balancing it out. You cannot expect the placements to be the same as the top IIMs. But they are good, being a new institute. IIM Jammu is the only IIM with a foreign immersion program. Categories IIM Jammu Course Fee 14.82 lakh Placement Percentage 80% Highest CTC 24 LPA Average CTC 10 LPA Recruiting Companies Deloitte, HCL, TATA Power, Tech Mahindra, etc. Lastly, it can be assured that the IIM tag will forever be with you. Though mentored by IIM Lucknow the placements won't be at that level, but they won't be disappointing either. If you work hard, securing a job will not be a problem.Read more
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Ques. How is Kalinga University Raipur for an MBA?

● Top Answer By Abanti on 26 Oct 21

Ans. I have a few friends who graduated from Kalinga University Raipur and according to them, it is a decent option for pursuing an MBA.  The faculty of the university is great. They are well-qualified and cooperative. It has a good infrastructure. Students get facilities such as a well-stocked library, good hostel facilities, wi-fi campus, gym, canteen, mess, food zone, etc. The sports facilities on campus are also quite great. Kalinga University has maintained a decent placement record over the years. In the recent campus drive, the average CTC offered at the institute was 2.30 LPA and the highest CTC was 10 LPA.  As a student of Kalinga University Raipur, you will have exposure to companies like Reliance Jio, Nestle, NIBF, Genpact, etc.  They also offer parchment training to help you improve your skills.  So, overall Kalinga University Raipur is a good option for pursuing your MBA.Read more
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Ques. Is it worth studying for an MBA in Karunya University, Coimbatore? How is the placement?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 25 Oct 21

Ans. I have a few friends who graduated from Karunya University and according to them, it is a decent university for pursuing your MBA. The academics and teaching methodology employed at the institute is great.  However, the placement record of the university is not that great. The companies that come to campus placement for MBA are very few in number. But if you have the required skills you can get off-campus placement. According to the recent placement highlights the highest CTC offered at the institute is 25 LPA.Read more
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