The Post Graduate Diploma programme at FMS-IRM is a transformational experience for ambitious leaders who want to hone their skill-set, develop their leadership abilities and accelerate their career success.
FMS-IRM offers :
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Rural Management (PGDM-RM)
These programmes are based on the pattern of similar programmes offered by top notch B-schools in India and abroad. The two year programme, spanning over four semesters, consists of 30 theoretical courses in respective stream and an industrial internship programme for 45 days. It begins in its first year with a core curriculum that introduces fundamental courses in various streams followed by 45 days internship. In the second-year, students choose their major and minor specializations.
FMS-IRM offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with specialization in :
- Human Resource Management
- Rural Marketing
- International Business Management
- Digital Business Management
FMS-IRM is a premier in the field of Rural Management and is the pioneer institute of Northern India offering specialization in Rural Management & Rural Marketing. The PGDM-RM programme offered at FMS-IRM is a unique programme with specializations in Rural Banking and Finance Management (RBFM) and Agri – Business Management (ABM).
FMS-IRM is a premier in the field of Rural Management and is the pioneer institute of Northern India offering specialization in Rural Management & Rural Marketing. The PGDM- RM programme offered at FMS-IRM is a unique programme with specializations in :
- Rural Banking and Finance Management (RBFM)
- Agri – Business Management (ABM)
To meet the need for professional managers in rural organizations and rural market oriented business houses, IRM offers a well knitted PGDM-RM programme, bearing in mind, the complex environment in which these organizations work. The priority is always given to the nurturing of young talented managers through a well-structured and practice oriented programme structure so as to enable them to undertake challenging responsibilities in the rural environment.
It is observed that students of both the streams, the PGDM and the PGDM-RM has immense job opportunities arising out of the new operational strategies of the MNCs, to gain an entry into the huge untapped rural markets. It has been distinctly seen that telecom, banking, insurance, automobile, power and retail sectors have all focused their attention towards the growing rural markets. As a result, these young managers from IRM are in great demand from all these segments of the economy. They enjoy superior bargaining power and advantage over others in acquiring a robust career path and enormous value additions.
The Faculty employs the latest techniques in teaching and training the students. The methods used are the class room sessions, seminars, workshops, group exercises, take home assignments, case studies, term papers, presentation of written and oral reports, business and behavioral games and field practices of varying duration. There are guest lectures by visiting dignitaries on a regular basis.
In order to inculcate organizational discipline among the students and to make the learning process more effective it is mandatory that students obtain a minimum of 75% attendance in each course, to be allowed to appear for the examination.
Evaluation & Grading
Evaluation of student performance in each subject-unit has three components2
- (a) Continuous Evaluation
- (b) Mid-Term Examination
- (c) End-Term Examination
Continuous evaluation is carried out through various devices such as Class Participation, Unannounced Quizzes, Assignments, Term Papers, Case Presentations, Class Tests & Live Projects. The Mid-Term Examination is an online evaluation process wherein the students appear on a computer based online objective examination. A written End-Term examination at the end of each semester concludes the evaluation of the student for that semester. In addition, an assessment of Managerial Traits (MT) of students in terms of general conduct in the campus, overall discipline, organizational skills, leadership abilities and communication skills will be done by a separate panel nominated by the President who keeps a close vigil on each student and also interacts with each faculty member, before awarding the above marks to the students.
The level of student academic performance as the aggregate of continuous evaluation, mid-term and end-term examination is represented by grades on a ten point scale as mentioned below:
|Marks||Grade||Qualitative Description||Grade Point|
|91 – 100||A++||Exceptional||10|
|81 – 90||A+||Excellent||9|
|71 – 80||A||Very Good||8|
|61 – 70||B+||Good||7|
|51 – 60||B||Above Average||6|
|40 – 50||C||Average||5|
The semester performance of the student is indicated as SGPA (Semester Grade Point Average) at the end of each semester. The CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is used to describe overall performance in all subjects in letter grades which a student has obtained.
Minimum Academic Requirements :
- 1. The student must score a minimum Grade ‘C’ in each subject unit.
- 2. The minimum passing Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) for each semester is 5.0.
The student should secure a minimum overall Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 at the end of final year to be declared as ‘Pass’.
Training is imparted on a customary basis in the form of Need Assessment Programmes, Personality Development Workshops, Placeability Enhancement Training, Simulation Exercises, Industry Interaction Programmes and Village Stay Programmes. Moreover, the Summer Internship Programme (SIP), Winter Internship Programme (WIP) and the project presentation component deliver maximum exposure to the students on real life situations and on field realities. Summer Internship Programme is conducted at Off-Campus Centers (OCC) which comprises of a network of companies and developmental organizations, listed out by the CPC.