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PGDM(BM), part-time (JSR)

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

A three-years, part-time programme in Business Management for Working Executives and Business Owners

About the Program

The three-year, part-time, postgraduate diploma programme for working executives and business owners culminates in a Postgraduate Diploma in Management approved by AICTE. The programme imparts the rigor of a full time programme through 900 plus hours of class room interaction, but spread over 3 academic years to accommodate the time constraints of a working executive or an entrepreneur. It allows working executives and business owners, who are willing to stretch out a bit, to acquire the highest quality management education whilst continuing with their current work.



The program will be held at XLRI campus in Jamshedpur.

Class Timing

During a term, the average weekly load would usually be 9 hours of classroom contact, comprising of 6 sessions of 1.5 hours each. The six sessions will be spread over the week. Classes scheduled on weekdays would be held after 6:30 pm. Classes scheduled in the weekends, especially Sunday, might be held any time from 9:00 am to 9:40 pm.



The applicants of the three-year part time programme in Postgraduate Diploma in Management from 2016 - 2019, for working executives and business owners should have the following eligibility:

Bachelor Degree

Candidates who have completed three years of Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by a University or Deemed University, are eligible to apply.


Programme Fact Sheet
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management - the three year part-time evening program, is designed and developed for working professionals and entrepreneurs with executive or supervisory experience who are interested in acquiring high quality management education whilst continuing with their current job.
  • The part-time program is AICTE approved and culminates in a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) similar to that of a full-time PGDM program. This evening program is intended for individuals in their early or mid-career phase and do not want to take a break from their respective jobs.
  • Candidates interested for this program will not have to appear for XAT entrance test. However, they will have to appear for a personal interview and assessment test alongside the interview.
  • The fee structure for this programme is Rs. 10.0 lakhs and has to be paid in installments as decided by the institute. The fees for the three years will be Rs. 3.50 lakhs + Rs. 3.20 lakhs + Rs. 3.30 lakhs respectively.



"I am happy to know that XLRI is re-starting the evening programme for the working professionals at Jamshedpur. This actually means that a bunch of professionals will get immense benefit from the programme which eventually will equip them to lead the future.

The BME course which I pursued almost two decades back helped me in my professional assignments. The faculty members of the institute are truly exceptional not only for their wisdom & qualifications but more importantly the values they uphold. The design of the programme gives wide range of inputs to the students.

I am sure many of my corporate colleagues will harness this opportunity and get benefitted."

Ajoy B Lall
Head-Jamshedpur Plant
Tata Motors Limited



Although we are in business for quite some time but we mostly remain in our narrow silos of managing operations and sometime have a skewed vision of business and world around us. This course offers excellent learning opportunity in all aspects of business. We get exposed to various new practices that are being innovated or adapted in the industry - be it in financial management, operation management or any other field.

We also get opportunity of learning from our peers from different industries having varied background and vast experience. Faculties from the institute have enriched our journey of learning by virtue of their experience and excellence.

I am sure many of my corporate colleagues will harness this opportunity and get benefitted."

Adity Ganguly
Head, Process Technology Group
Tata Steel