Jamshedpur, 27 February, 2019: XLRI – Xavier School of Management announces admission to the Three-Year Part-Time Weekend Program – Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for Working Executives & Business Owners for the batch 2019 to 2022.
The AICTE approved Three-year Weekend Post-graduate Diploma program offered by XLRI is uniquely designed with the objective to impart high-quality of management education and provide a general management perspective to the participants. The programme structure comprises mainly weekend classes to maintain balance between their work, personal life and learning rigor to the best extent feasible.
The program comprises of 900 hours of coursework interaction, spread over three years to accommodate the time constraints of working executives and business owners. Sessions are conducted mainly using physical classroom during the weekends at XLRI Jamshedpur campus with special virtual classroom based sessions with the aim to provide opportunities for interaction with renowned faculty, peers, and industry experts. The virtual classroom sessions are to be held on a few select weekends, which will not exceed 25% of the sessions. The students are provided multiple opportunities to share their work/marketplace experiences thereby enriching classroom learning and fostering meaningful, value-added discussions amongst peers.
The program allows students with opportunities 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 programme also include two field work based projects that 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.
“XLRI has redesigned its highly successful and acclaimed Evening Post-graduate Diploma Program as a Weekend program from 2017 onwards. The programme has been uniquely designed to enable working executives and business owners to develop the requisite managerial and business skills and competence for a managerial/ownership role. The structure of weekend classes allow students to distribute learning load, reduce disruption of work and facilitate learning with emphasis on peer learning mode,” said Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI.
The Last date of receipt of application with payments is 31st March, 2019. Candidates are to be selected through a written aptitude test on 7th April, 2019. 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, 2019 at XLRI Campus.
Candidates having three years Bachelor’s 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 as on 30th April, 2019 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. 10.72 lakhs, is payable in instalments as decided by the institute.
The program is scheduled to commence from the 3rd week of May 2019.