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The institute offers a two-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management. The programme is recognized as equivalent to MBA by the All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) - an autonomous body under the Ministry of HRD, Government of India & the AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

It is a noteworthy fact that the PGDM students of the institute have gained wide recognition from the industry by the sheer dint of the efforts of the 2500 CMDians.

  • A candidate requires to apply for AIMA's written test MAT. Applications for MAT test are available with: All India Management Association, 14-Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 and at their counters as per MAT entrances test notification.
  • A candidate has to apply separately for admissions to CMD on the Application Form with this prospectus and send it to CMD, Modinagar along with duly attested copies of mark-sheet of graduation examination. The completed Application Form should reach CMD one week before MAT examination schedule.
  • Applicants are advised to carefully verify their own eligibility before applying for admission, as fees will not be refunded even if a candidate is found ineligible.
  • For admission to PGDM Course in CMD: 
    • Applicant should be a graduate in any discipline. (Candidates appearing for final year's exam can also apply.)
    • Candidates who have appeared/ are appearing in MAT/CAT/GMAT examination are eligible to apply. Candidates will be short-listed based on their performance in MAT/CAT/GMAT and Graduation examination. Short-listed candidates shall be called for Group Discussion and Interview at CMD, Modinagar.
    • Applications for entrance to AIMA and for admission to CMD must be complete in all respect. Incomplete applications will be rejected and fees are not refundable.
  • All information given in the application must be correct and complete as admission of a candidate securing admission on the basis of incorrect and misleading information will be cancelled at any stage.
  • Candidate desiring acknowledgement of receipt of application should mail it through registered A/D or Speed Post or Courier Service.
  • The Application Form is also available on our website You can log on, download the same and send along with a draft for Rs.1, 000/- in favour of "Centre for Management Development" payable at Modinagar.

Coordinator Admissions
CMD Modinagar

Kindly attach a note not exceeding 150 words as to why you want to join PGDM Programme.


Two-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management


For systematic learning, the programme is broken into four semesters, each comprising of a set of detailed courses. The curriculum is imparted through the interdisciplinary thrust and participatory learning experience.

Since knowledge and skills are subject to an accelerated rate of obsolescence in a rapidly changing environment, curriculum design at CMD is dynamic. To take this into account, periodic syllabus review is undertaken. The curriculum last revised and approved by academic council in July 2004 has inputs from industry through professionals and our alumni, as well as, renowned academicians from IIMs and FMS (Delhi), etc.

Accordingly, students also receive focused inputs about emerging fields in management domain. Some of these are: ERP® module, Customer Relationship Management (eCRM), Retail Management and eRetailing, Supply Chain Management, Rural Marketing, Insurance and Actuarial Science, Computerized Financial Packages, ISO 9000 and QS 14000 Specifications, etc.

The First Year

The first two semesters are designed to build a foundation in the core areas of business encompassing Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Operations Research, Operations Management, Business Communication, Organizational Behavioural and HR, Informatics and System Design.

These meticulously planned courses in various functional areas of management provide the student a solid foundation and prepare them to undertake their specialization modules. It also provides them profound insights into the corporate environment which ensures that students make a career choice that best suits their ability and proficiency

For personal grooming, students are exposed to specialize in personality and memory development and meditation.


Summer Training

All PGDM students after the completion of first two semesters undergo 8 weeks' summer-internship with leading industrial and business organizations.

The idea behind summer internship is to constructively expose the students to the nuances of one's chosen stream and to give the student a feel of organizational milieu.This is in harmony with CMD's philosophy of interaction with the industry. At the end of the summer training, the students are confident individuals who are aware of the implications and future prospects of their chosen area of specializations

The Second Year

In the second year besides core courses students are offered dual specialization in functional areas of their choice.

The functional areas include marketing, finance, human resources and information technology. The electives in each functional area are designed to impart expertise in specific areas and equip the students in dealing with complex and diverse managerial situations. The course structure of the second year requires the students to undertake a project in the last semester under the direct guidance of the faculty and/or corporate leaders. This unique feature of CMD's curriculum helps the students in assimilating their courses thoroughly and test their learning in actual business settings; thus ensuring a smooth entry in the corporate world

The Winter Project

In the final semester the student is required to take up a five weeks' project in the area of specialization.

This project provides the student an exhaustive interaction necessary for a comprehensive study of a topic having practical implications in corporate life. It requires them to be in constant touch with one or more companies in an industry and various illustrious faculties. The bottom line of the approach is to imbibe a profound understanding of the corporate environment.


Our teaching methodology consists of an optimum mix of lectures, group discussions, seminars, case discussions, programmed learning assignments, presentations, business games, role plays and live industrial projects, etc.

Students are taken for industrial visits for a closer look at the implementation of management concepts. In teaching a conscious effort is made to enable all round development of the student and the emphasis is to mould the students to meet all round industrial and business.

Dual Specialization

Under the programme, a student has an option to choose from any of the four functional areas as specialization i.e. marketing, finance, human resource and information technology. (Specialization will be offered only on enrolment of at least 10 students for a particular course)

Apart from a major specialization the students can also take any of these fields as dual specialization. This calls for higher level of efforts on the part of students as the rigor of the course is not diluted in case of dual specialization and students undertake the same course work as a majoring student. This effectively converts the additional course as a dual major

Research Studies

In order to facilitate students an insight into practical business environment, research study projects are undertaken by the students under the guidance of faculty members.

Constant feedback from corporate personalities is actively solicited. This enhances the students' understanding of the specifics of the subject and also enriches their spectrum of experiences and enables a correlation between the theory and its applicability in business settings.

Case Inputs

The curriculum of the programme is well supplemented with case studies in all papers, with the objective of honing decision making skills of the students.

This stimulates the thought process in students and provides them an opportunity for decision making under simulated environment.

Industrial Interaction

The institute has an enviable record of interaction with business and industry, particularly through seminars, guest lectures, summer training and winter projects.

The cardinal aim is to make our education 'industrially and socially germane' utilizing the input from business and industry. Moreover, it gives students a perspective to function in a corporate environment.

Selection/Admission Procedure

The candidates short listed on the basis of their score in MAT or other such tests undergo Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) at CMD.

The evaluation criteria include:

  • Communication Skills,
  • Leadership Qualities,
  • Conceptual Ability, and
  • Decision Making Capabilities.

The candidates successful in these tests are offered admission in institute’s PGDM course to be further developed as excellent management professionals.

Career Opportunities

Increasing competition in the market today has made it necessary to understand consumer needs and cater to them. An effective management system is essentially required for existence and survival in business. Thus, the requirement of formally trained-value based managers with a global vision and leadership arises. In order to fulfill this requirement management education has received a great boost in the post-globalization and liberalization era.

The course in Management is intended for those who work in business and management i.e., the intention of a program leading to prepare or further prepare individuals for responsible positions in business – usually managerial positions.

The institute offers a two-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management. The programme is recognized as equivalent to MBA by the All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) - an autonomous body under the Ministry of HRD, Government of India & the AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

This course helps to prepare professionals in areas with a large requirement, at national and international level. The course offered has potential application in diverse spheres.

The Public Sector: Public Sector Undertakings in India and abroad are a suitable option for those who are committed to the goal of nation-building.

The Private Sector: The Private Sector in India and that all over the world offers millions of opportunities to engineers and technocrats. With development projects becoming a day-to-day reality in every inch of the earth, there are endless employment opportunities. With several MNCs opening large-scale operations in India and other parts of the world the demand for management professionals are expected to grow manifold.

Consultant: One can work in a consultancy firm or a freelancer. Consultants are well paid and a respected lot. As a management professional one can help establish expertise and business credibility in the case of freelancing, or be a requirement to entry in the case of a consultancy firm.

Analyst: Going through the rigours of curriculum, analytical skills would be enhanced by examining case studies and gaining lot of finance knowledge. All this translates into great preparation for an analyst job.

Entrepreneur: Another interesting option is to put ones theoretical knowledge into practice. With the business knowledge gained at institute, one can establish and lead organization of own.

Non-Govt. Organizations: For those technocrats and professionals who believe in contributing to society through projects in remote areas of our nation and the world, or even projects that dramatically alter the remoteness of a place, there are scores of opportunities in the management of Non-Govt. Organizations.

Education- Teaching and Research: For those who have a passion for teaching and education have several opportunities for teaching assignments as well as research positions in India and abroad.


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