: XLRI – Xavier School of Management announces admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for Working Executives & Business Owners for the batch 2018 to 2021.
XLRI has redesigned its highly successful three year AICTE approved Evening Post-graduate Diploma Program as a Weekend program from 2017 onwards. The Three-Year Part-Time Weekend Program in Business Management is uniquely designed and structured to enable working executives and business owners to develop the requisite managerial and business skills and competence for a managerial/ownership role.
Spread over 3 academic years, the programme comprises of 900 hours of coursework interaction with sessions to be conducted mainly using physical classrooms during the weekends at XLRI Jamshedpur to accommodate the time constraints of working executives and business owners. On few select weekends, sessions will be conducted over the virtual classroom mode to provide greater flexibility to the students. The virtual classes will comprise only 25% of the sessions. The program scheduling also provides for breaks between terms and during the financial year ending which is typically a hectic time for working professionals and business owners.
The program aims to provide maximum interaction opportunities for students with renowned faculty, industry experts and peers and share their work/marketplace experiences thereby enriching classroom learning and fostering meaningful, value-added discussions amongst peers. The program allows students to apply the conceptual insights gained in the classroom to their respective workplace on a day-to-day basis. In addition to the application opportunities provided in individual courses, the two field work based projects provide ample scope to apply the knowledge gained during the program to real-life business settings and decisions. Students are also given multiple opportunities to understand the real-life applications and relevance of the knowledge gained in different courses through in-built evaluation mechanisms such as projects, assignments, case study based assignment cum presentations, etc.
“The programme has been uniquely designed to impart highest quality of management education and develop a general management perspective to the participants through application of the classroom learning in workplace and special projects. The structure of weekend classes allow students to meet their requirements and addressing their general needs for balancing work, education and personal life to the best extent feasible.,” said Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI.
The Last date of receipt of application with payments is 31st March, 2018. Candidates are to be selected through a written aptitude test on8th April, 2018. The test will comprise of sections on quantitative ability, logical reasoning, and English language skills. Candidates who have written any of the well-established management entrance examination (e.g., XAT, GMAT, CAT, etc.), in the last two years are encouraged to send the copy of the scores along with the application. Personal interviews are to be held from 7th – 17th April, 2018 at XLRI Campus.
Candidates having three years Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by a University or a Deemed University and a minimum work experience of two years in managerial/supervisory/executive/ownership role prior to 30th April, 2018 are eligible to apply for this programme. Candidates who have completed the four-year Bachelors’ degree in any Engineering discipline from a University or Deemed University are also eligible to apply. The candidate must have a score of 50% or more marks (or its equivalent GPA) in the above programs.
The fees of the programme amounts to Rs. 11 lakhs, is payable in installments as decided by the institute.
The program is scheduled to commence from the 3rd week of May 2018.