Post-Graduate Diploma in Management
PGDM (2018 - 2020)

Two-year, Full-time Programme

AICTE approved and equivalent to MBA as per Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


The PGDM Programme is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for two years effective from July 2016.

IMI Kolkata ranked among the top 75 under India Rankings 2018 by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.

The Programme

IMI-Kolkata offers a two-year, full-time PGDM (Post-Graduate Diploma in Management) programme, which is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate across all functional areas. The programme inculcates a strong sense of business fundamentals along with ethical values.

The programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Programme Objective

The two-year PGDM programme of IMI-Kolkata equips students with strong conceptual skills to manage business in an integrated manner. The emphasis is on developing a holistic manager with a vision to take on the challenges for the future. Some of the key goals are:

  • Sharpening the analytical and problem solving skills using managerial tools.
  • Imparting knowledge in functional areas of management with an objective of preparing students for cross-functional positions in industry.
  • Developing the student’s personality with strong values and a positive attitude, so that s/he is receptive to societal concerns and committed to ethical conduct.


Programme duration

IMI Kolkata follows the trimester system with the academic calendar beginning in June and each trimester is of 11-12 weeks duration. At the end of the first three trimesters of the programme, all students are required to undergo compulsory summer internship for 8-10 weeks in industry.