All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)




Regular. It is a two year, full-time program.

Eligibility & Admissions:

  • Graduate in any discipline, from a recognized University, with minimum 50% marks, can apply for this course.
  • Admissions begin from April every year.
  • Classes commence from August.
  • A Candidate who has appeared in graduation exams and result is awaited is eligible to apply.

Present Scenario of PGDM

In the backdrop of the fast disruption and changing scenario in the business environment, management programs (MBA and PGDM) need to be revised to suit the needs of the present and future.

Management Programs of the past have failed to deliver in today’s scenario. Therefore the need for a program for NOW, and the future, cannot be overemphasized.

  • India’s Demographic Dividend:By 2020, 64% of India’s population would be in the working age group, making us the world’s youngest country. With the Western countries, Japan and even China aging, this demographic potential offers India and its growing economy an edge that economists believe could add a significant 2% to the GDP growth rate annually.
  • Make in India Initiative: The Make in India initiative by the Government of India, which focuses on making India a global manufacturing hub, aims at cutting down delays in manufacturing projects clearance, develop adequate infrastructure and make it easier for companies to do business in India. The objective of the mega program is to ensure that manufacturing sector which contributes around 15% of the country’s Gross Domestic Products is to be increased to 25% in next few years. Undoubtedly this requires need for skillful manpower, apart from technical and engineering skills, people with set of management skills are also needed to manage the challenges of competitive business environment.
  •  Growing MSME sector: The contribution of MSME in GDP is 6% (33% in manufacturing and 45% in exports, thus it is significantly contributing to the economy. A large number of MSMEs (around 87%) are owned in the form of private proprietorships, these organizations face multiple challenges to scale up their operations. Apart from other things, skillful manpower to manage the scaled up operations is needed to address the issues regarding modernization of operations, processes, and exploring the financial resources and penetrate new markets.
  •  Khadi and Village Industries: Khadi production and sales are consistently growing in India for the last five years and so are various village industries such as agro based, minerals, polymers and rural engineering. These sectors need to adopt new business models to face competition arising from larger enterprises and all this requires professional management talent.
  •  Growing non-profit and Social enterprises: Non-governmental and non- profit organizations are increasing rapidly. These organizations are working in the areas of sanitation, conservation of natural resources, child and women health, education, financial inclusion and so on. A few well- motivated educated people are driving these initiatives. Often, they face challenges in strengthening organizational competencies, processes,
    mobilization, management of financial resources and scaling of operations. Employment opportunities for management graduates are growing in this sector.
  • Emerging Entrepreneurship: The Start-Up India and other initiatives are encouraging the youth towards entrepreneurship. New technology platforms and disruptive technologies are challenging the current management education.


Strengths of our PGDM Program:

  • Stress on Soft Skills, Personality Development and Communication.
  • Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking.
  • Greater Industry Collaboration
  • Greater Number of Electives
  • Exposure to Case Study and Practical Approach
  • Emphasis on Analytical Skills
  • Focus on Local Needs of Business
  • Exposure to Social Sector
  • Focus on Indian Ethos and Value System
  • Focus on Managerial Requirements of SMEs
  • Focus on Public Policy Issues
  • Develop Innovative and ‘Out of Box’ Thinking

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Improvement in Business Environment and Domain Knowledge (BEDK)
  • Developing Critical thinking, Business Analysis, Problem Solving and
    Innovative Solutions (CBPI)
  • Gain knowledge about Global Exposure and Cross-Cultural
    Understanding (GECCU)
  • Develop Social Responsiveness and Ethics (SRE)
  • Learn Effective Communication (EC)
  • Develop skills of Leadership and Teamwork (LT)

Balanced Program Structure:

The PGDM Program Structure at SDCMT lays great emphasis on core and elective courses to develop skills and competencies in the following, apart from the major and minor specialization:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainability and Social Responsiveness
  • Management of Social and Not for Profit Sectors
  • Management of MSMEs
  • Indian Ethos and Business ethics
  • Compulsory Internship/ field work

PGDM Program Structure

PGDM First Year
Term I Credits Hours
Business Communication I 2 20
Business Research Methods 3 30
Financial Accounting & Analysis 3 30
Managerial Economics 3 30
Cost & Management Accounting 3 30
Organization Behavior I 3 30
Marketing Management I 3 30
Legal Aspects in Business 3 30
Management Information Systems 3 30
Excelling with Excel I (Qualifying) 0 20
Self Analysis & Managing Self (Qualifying) 0 20
Dressing & Etiquette (Qualifying) 0 20
Total 26 310
Term II Credits Hours
Business Communication II 2 20
Financial Management I 3 30
Macroeconomic Theory & Policy 3 30
Information Technology for Decision Making 2 20
Organization Behavior II 3 30
Marketing Management II 3 30
Human Resource Management 3 30
Operations Management I 3 30
Principles & Practices of Corporate Governance 2 20
Excelling with Excel II (Qualifying) 0 20
Creativity & Innovation (Qualifying) 0 20
Leadership & Teamwork (Qualifying) 0 20
Total 24 300
Term III Credits Hours
Business Communication III 2 20
Financial Management II 3 30
Indian Economic Policy 3 30
Business Statistics 3 30
Operations Management II 3 30
CSR & Sustainable Development 3 30
Corporate Strategy 3 30
Summer Internship Program 5 NA
Honesty & Work Ethic (Qualifying) 0 20
Workplace Etiquette (Qualifying) 0 10
Interview and Presentation Skills (Qualifying) 0 10
Total 25 240
PGDM Second Year
Term IV Credits Hours
Enterprise Risk Management 3 30
Major Elective 1 3 30
Major Elective 2 3 30
Major Elective 3 3 30
Minor Elective 1 3 30
Minor Elective 2 3 30
Minor Industry Project, Report, and Viva Voce 5 NA
Total 23 180
Term V Credits Hours
Project Management 3 30
Major Elective 4 3 30
Major Elective 5 3 30
Major Elective 6 3 30
Minor Elective 3 3 30
Minor Elective 4 3 30
Minor Industry Project, Report & Viva Voce 5 NA
Total 23 180
Term VI Credits Hours
Major Internship Project, Report, and Viva Voce 20 NA
Total 20 NA
PGDM Program Credits
Term I 26 310
Term II 24 300
Term III 25 240
Term IV 23 180
Term V 23 180
Term VI 20 NA
141 1210


The following pedagogy is followed:

  • Case Based Learning
  • Experiential/Live Projects
  • Global Virtual Teams
  • Global Classrooms
  • Second Generation Core Courses.
  • Emphasis on Indian Business Models


The following specializations would be offered, subject to at least fifteen students opting for a particular specialization for it to be offered:

  1. Finance
  2. Marketing Management
  3. Operations Management
  4. Human Resources Management
  5. Management Information Systems
  6. Business Analytics
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. International Business
  9. Micro & Small Business Management
  10. Retail Management
  11. Infrastructure Management
  12. Tourism and Hospitality Management
  13. Health Care Management
  14. Social Enterprise Management
  15. Agri-Business Management
  16. Educational Institutions Management
  17. Sports Management
  18. Management of Rural Business
  19. Banking, Financial Services & Insurance


Careers for PGDM pass outs exist in their fields of specialization, and allied areas, if they exhibit the right skill sets, attitude and domain knowledge. Our Corporate Resource Center works overtime to find the right fit for each student – the right candidate for the right job profile, and the right company for the right candidate. Based on your specializations, you could make a career in any of the following fields:

  • Banking, Financial Services, Insurance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Analytics
  • International Business
  • Retail Management
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Social Enterprise Management
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Educational Institutions Management
  • Sports Management
  • Rural Business Management