IFIM Centre for Professional Learning


IFIM Center for Professional Learning was established to serve the ever increasing demand for quality distance education in India. IFIM is recognized by AICTE, UGC (University Grants Commission), DEB(Distance Education Bureau), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

To ensure quality, IFIM Centre for Professional Learning has mobilized the best of academic resource for teaching, evaluation, e-Learning and self-learning material prepared from IFIM Business School as well as from the industry.

IFIM CPL Objective

  • To provide the best online learning experience
  • To make quality management education more accessible
  • To create continuously employable professionals by developing their knowledge, skills and attitude

In order to ensure quality, IFIM CPL gets the best of academic resources for teaching, evaluation, e-Learning and self-learning material prepared from IFIM as well as from the industry. The curriculum is comparable to that of any full time management institute.

The curriculum is designed and constantly updated by the Academics Department comprising faculty from top ranks of the industry and having several years of teaching experience.

Teaching methodology is that of "Blended Learning" methodology for all our programs, combining all the three forms of learning, namely, self-learning material (hard copy), e-learning (LMS), pre-recorded lectures (videos) and faculty interaction (Chat Sessions and Virtual Classroom Facility)


The key objective of this flagship program is to create leaders who can build their own enterprises, manage organizational resources, deliver performance for organizations, help create wealth for shareholders and provide value to customers, employees and society. The program offers specialization in Finance, Marketing & HR. It aims at crafting future business leaders and functional area specialists.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Duration: 2 years

Programme Highlights

  • A unique curriculum that is based on the contemporary perspective of ‘Total Enterprise Management’, by integrating the functional areas (rather than the conventional ‘area specific’ approach)
  • ‘Experiential Learning’ course delivery by industry-experienced IFIM faculty and visiting faculty, to enable you to apply the concepts and ideas to your work situations
  • Focus on developing the core managerial competencies required in modern business: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Global Perspective and Leadership

Salient Features

  • Programme will be delivered in a distance learning mode
  • PGDM Programmeme is approved by AICTE/UGC/DEB
  • Extensive use of case studies and learning management systems for experiential learning
  • Peer group interaction with students from other sectors/companies enabling cross-fertilization of ideas – each participant will be able to look into the issues in their company from different perspectives
  • Study material/lectures made available online for ready reference


Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent CGPA

Fee Structure & Other Details

  • Application Form Fee: Rs. 500/-
  • Program Fee: Rs. 13,000 Per Semester (Rs. 52,000 For Two Year)
  • Contact Hours: Eight Hours Per Paper at IFIM Campus
  • Examination: June/ December
  • Assessment: Two internal assignments carrying a weightage of 40% & final examination carrying a weightage of 60%


UGC-DEB Recognition

Academic Calendar for April 2016 session

Activity Start Date End Date
Fresh Admission-without late fee 1st July, 16 15th August, 16
Fresh Admission-With late fee - 500 16th August, 16 15th September, 16
Personal Contact Sessions 1st December, 16 15th December, 16
Internal Assignments 15th December, 16 31st December, 16
Term End Examination 10th January, 17 30th January, 17

IFIM located in Bangalore, is a 20 year old institution and is one of the top “B” schools in India. It has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No.1 Private B-School’. IFIM also runs a College offering UG and PG programs in IT and Management and a Law college.

  • IFIM is recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • IFIM is a member of AACSB.
  • IFIM is accredited by SAQS.
  • NAAC Accreditation is in progress.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in in General Management (Marketing/Finance/HR/Operations )
  • IFIM has been consistently ranked amongst the top in recent B-School surveys.
  • Honoured as an ‘Outstanding Business School (South)’ at the National Education Awards 2015.
  • Honoured as the ‘Best Institution for Promoting Industry-Academia Interface’ by ASSOCHAM.
  • Recognized as the ‘Most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface’ at the Asia Education Summit, 2015.
  • Ranked Bangalore’s No. 1 Private B-School - The Outlook Survey, 2012.
  • ‘B-School of the Year’ - Bangalore Management Association Awards, 2013.
  • Ranked No. 28 All India - NHRDN People-Matters Survey, 2013.
  • Award for Effective Industry-Institute Engagement- Indian Management Conclave 2013, MBA Universe.
  • IFIM provides innovative, industry relevant curriculum focused on ‘Continuous Employability’.
  • GHRDC ( Global Human Resource Development Centre)-
    “Top Emerging B-Schools of super Excellence, 31st rank all over India”
  • NHRDN ( National HRD Network)-2013
    “Ranked 28th nationally by NHRDN & People Matters in 2013”
  • Business Standard – AIMA, 2013
    “A2 category all over India, A1 category in South region”
  • The Outlook Survey-2012
    “Ranked No. 1 Private B-School”

MBA Degree is awarded by a University or an institute affiliated to the University. While, Post Graduate Diploma is awarded by autonomous institutes. Leading autonomous institutes offering Post Graduate Programs are IFIM, IIM's, ISB and many more...

Yes, IFIM Business School is certified by ISO 9001:2008

There are 2 Academic Sessions in a year i.e. January and June.

Candidates are required to have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50%.


Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 24 months of work experience.

Given below are 4 easy steps for your admission to the program.

  • Step 1: Register Online .
  • Step 2: Complete the application online and upload your documents.
  • Step 3: Pay the application fee.
  • Step 4: On receiving the admission offer, pay the balance fee.

  • Application form completely filled & signed.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Scanned copy of Graduation Degree/Mark sheets.
  • Scanned copy of ID Proof such as PAN Card, Driver’s License etc.

  • All the documents/payments submitted are scrutinized & verified by the Enrollment Department.
  • If everything is in order, the admission is processed and a SMS/Email with a welcome letter confirming the admission is sent to the student.
  • If additional information is required, the students are contacted via email & phone.

The duration of the course will be 2 Years and students will be given a provision to complete their course in 4 Years from date of Joining.

On-Line Learning
On enrollment the student is given access to IFIM’s learning management system which has the following:-

  • Course Material
  • Course Presentations (PPTs)
  • Concept Maps
  • Quizzes

Virtual Classes

  • IFIM’s faculty conducts virtual classes during the semester.
  • Students are intimated in advance.
  • Students have the option to attend the lectures on Campus at Bangalore or Virtually thru the Online Lecture Platform.
  • The lectures are archived for future reading and reference.

Students are required to appear and pass all mandated assignments & term end examination for all the courses in the semester.

Examinations are conducted 2 times a year viz., February and August.

  • Assignments/examinations will contain objective questions.
  • There is no negative marking.

Examinations are conducted online, at the examinations centers.

  • In order to pass in the course the student has to score overall min 40% including assignments marks. The student has to get minimum 40% in assignment as well as the final exam.
  • If the student scores less than 40, he/she will have to reappear for the subject.

  • Examinations marks contribute 70% & Assignment marks contribute 30% weight age for the final certification.
  • Every subject will have minimum 2 assignments after solving which a student will be eligible to give his/her final exam for that particular subject.

The results are declared one month after the examinations are completed.

Once all the required assignments or examinations, are completed and passed, the certificate will be awarded.


Progrmme Structure*

Term I Term II
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
Term III Term IV
  • Strategic Management
  • Elective - 1
  • Elective - 2
  • Elective - 3
  • Elective - 4
  • Elective - 5
  • Elective - 6
  • Elective - 7
  • Elective - 8
  • Elective - 9
  • Project Work


Finance Marketing
  • Principles and Practices of Banking
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Introduction to Financial Markets & Services
  • Investment Banking and Wealth Management
  • Taxation
  • Business Valuation and Financial Modelling
  • Brand Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Marketing Research
  • Services Marketing
  • B2B Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sales & Distribution Management
HR Operations
  • Learning and Development
  • Employee Relations and Labour Laws
  • Leadership and Creating a Winning Team
  • HR Analytics and Score Card
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • High Performing HR Practices
  • Total Reward Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management & Supply Chain Analytics
  • Total Quality Management
  • Advanced Inventory Control & Forecasting with R
  • Theory of Constraint
  • E-Business
  • Logistics

* You can choose six subjects for a major specialization spread across two terms and one for minor specialization. you should select three papers from any of the remaining electives, spread across two terms


~ Course titles are subject to change
~ There will be one project work during term IV

Extra Curriculum

The Literary Club

A platform for students to enhance their skills in Debate, Extempore, Role plays, Pictionary, Creative writing, Essay writing and other activities which would help them gain proficiency in the language.

Following are the clubs and Forums we have for various activities:

The Literary Club

A platform for students to enhance their skills in Debate, Extempore, Role plays, Pictionary, Creative writing, Essay writing and other activities which would help them gain proficiency in the language.

The proficiency club

An exclusive workshop where students have regular activities to develop their exposure of the industry at global level.

The Literary Club

A platform for students to enhance their skills in Debate, Extempore, Role plays, Pictionary, Creative writing, Essay writing and other activities which would help them gain proficiency in the language.

Activities & Events

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