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About the Programmes-General

PGDM in Infrastructure Management (PGDM -IM) programme is a 2-year Full-Time AICTE approved, specialized course for fresh or recent graduates who are passionate about pursuing a career in infrastructure. In the First year, students complete a core curriculum that provides a thorough, integrated grounding in management & infrastructure essentials, while at the same time get exposure to a healthy dose of site visits, independent projects, and finally, end with summer internship. The idea is to make an impact on the summer recruiters on the program’s delivery which is unquestionably challenging, focused, and “real world”. In the Second year, students round off their degree with umpteen number of elective courses. The Electives have been designed through our continuous evaluation methodology from our parent group, academics, alumni, and industry connects.

The basic difference between PGDM and MBA Programme is that while PGDM is ‘Diploma’ Programme awarded by institutions which are recognized by Government of India through the Ministry of HRD or AICTE, the MBA Programme is offered by institutes which necessarily have to be affiliated to a University. The other difference lies in the fact that PGDM Programmes are more flexible and customized as compared to MBA.

At this point, the institute is concentration agnostic. However, the programme places a great deal of emphasis on primarily the following focus areas – Operation & Project Management; Economics & Policy; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Marketing. To supplement, the institute offers electives in the following areas such as, but not limited to, Transport, Energy, SEZ, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Electricity, Port, Airport, Highway, Health, Water, Education.

Classes are normally held during the normal working hours from Monday through Saturday.

Faculty members are easily accessible to the students and are very keen on making the learning process complete.

PGDM (IM) has been approved by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE). UGC’s approval is not required for offering this programme. Please Click here to see the Approval Letter issued by AICTE for the current batch.

Yes, Institute facilitates and arranges for hostel to the admitted students through reputed accommodation providers near the campus.

We have approved intake for 60 students in PGDM (IM) from AICTE.

Since prior work experience is not mandatory for the two-year PGDM (Infrastructure Management), the programme is likely to see slightly younger students in the age group of 21-27 years with work experience between 0 to 6 years. You find students with diverse educational background such as social science, engineering, architecture, commerce, humanities & liberal arts. They are a mix of fresh and work experience.

The institute has an international academic collaboration with Purdue University, USA. This collaboration primarily focuses on exchange of faculty and research scholars, exchange of students, joint research and exchange of materials in education and research. AIIM is also in process of exploring collaborative engagement and partnership with the universities and institutions of global prominence.

We have consciously taken a call to maintain good gender diversity in the class.

The programmes are designed to ensure continuous student-industry interaction. While the students will go for study visit to infrastructure projects at the beginning of their programme, they will have industry interaction throughout their programme in the form of lectures by visiting faculty and guest faculty from industry, seminars, workshops, etc.

Admissions and Applications

Admission criteria are:
Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Years duration.
Obtained at least 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates) or equivalent CGPA in the qualifying examination.
The candidate should have valid national-level entrance test score as per AICTE guidelines (CAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT preferred).

AIIM has started accepting applications for PGDM(IM) for batch 2018-20 and the last date for application is March 31, 2018.

Admission will be a two-stage process: Stage I will be assessment of the candidate’s profile; and Stage II will include personal interview. Eligible candidates can apply through a prescribed Application Form along with the payment of application fee INR 1,000. On the basis of application and the cut-off for test scores as decided by the Admission Committee, the candidates will be invited for PI Sessions.
The final selection will be based on the following criteria:Academic record
  1. Valid entrance test score
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Academic Performance
  4. Relevant Work Experience
  5. Extra-curricular Activities

A Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates) or equivalent CGPA, of any University incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. Students of foreign recognised Universities can also apply.

The candidate should have valid national-level entrance test score as per AICTE guidelines (CAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT preferred).

No. AIIM does not prescribe any minimum score. The final selection will depend on the overall profile of the candidate, which may include his academic record, work experience, if any, accomplishments (Professional, Academic and extra-curricular), entrance test score and performance in interview.

It is clarified that prior work experience is not mandatory for a candidate seeking admission to PGDM (IM).However; candidates with work experience will get preference in selection criteria with a 10% weightage in overall assessment.

Paid and full time employment will constitute work experience. Part-time employment, unpaid or honorary work will not be reckoned as work experience.

Work experience in infrastructure or allied sectors (seaport, airport, highways, railways, power generation, transmission, distribution, real estate, SEZ, etc.) will definitely give you an edge over other candidates.

Yes. The candidates have to appear for a personal interview as a part of the admission process. However, we do not have GD as part of the admission process.

You will be required to prepare yourself for joining the programme. This will include, inter alia, raising financial resources required for the programme. If you are employed, you need to get relieved from your employment as this programme is full-time programme and students are not permitted to undertake any other activity during the programme duration.

Fees and Financial Aid

Programme Fee for the Two-Year PGDM (IM) (2018-20) will be INR 7.60 Lakhs. The programme fee includes tuition fees, basic programme material, library & network charges and the costs of the Study Visits. More specifically, the Programme Fee does not include the expenses on food and the cost of Laptop, which will have to be borne by the participants.

The participants will also be required to deposit, at the time of initial registration, a sum of Rs. 50,000/- as a Caution Deposit, which is refundable on completion of the programme after adjusting institutional dues, if any.

PGDM (IM) programme offered by AIIM is duly approved by AICTE. Candidates admitted to this programme will be eligible for education loan from various public sector banks as well as private sector financiers such as Bank of India, Axis bank, Avanse Educational loans, Credila Financial Services Limited, etc. subject to the norms of the concerned bank or financial institution. We are in the process of finalizing with other nationalized banks.

AIIM will be happy to admit candidates sponsored by their employers provided they get admitted to the programmes through the normal admission process. Such sponsored candidates will not be eligible to participate in the campus placement process as they are expected to go back to their sponsoring organization on completion of the programme.

Career and Placement

The institute has a corporate interface cell that looks after industry engagement activities and aims to facilitate training, internships and placements.

In the Two-Year PGDM (IM), the students will have to go for summer internship during summer break between the first year and second year. AIIM will provide necessary support to the students in arranging summer internships.

No. AIIM does not provide placement guarantee to any student. However, the industry-ready curriculum and AIIM’s extensive linkages with industry should help the graduating students in securing good placement.

  • Through Direct Industry connect programmes
  • Through campus recruitment
  • Promoting through placement companies
  • In group companies

Yes. The local alumni are invited to interact with the incoming batch as a part of their Induction and Orientation Programme. Besides, the students also get an networking opportunity during the Alumni Reunion events organized on AIIM Campus.

AIIM is proud to announce an astounding 100% placement for the batch 2015-17 of its flagship PGDM (Infrastructure Management) programme.

More than 40 companies participated in the final placements at campus. In the first phase of Campus Recruitment Process, more than half of our batch was placed in companies from infrastructure, consulting, realty, housing finance, power, and EPC sectors. Prominent companies such as KPMG, Protiviti, Adani Realty, Hempel, Adani Gas, Marathon Realty, Quattro Rail Tech, EMC Power, TUV Nord, Asian Paints, and CBRE etc. gave recruitment opportunities to our students.

In the second phase of Campus Recruitment Process, companies such as Mott MacDonald, Reliance Industries, AFCONS, Simplex, B&R, ITD Cementation, Adani Enterprises, Thyssenkrupp, Punj Lloyd, VNC, Akshar Group, Adani Gas, GDCL, Railsys Engineering, IndusInd Bank, Proptiger, Infiniti Research, Shivakriti, RasoiShop, Avocab, Adani – APSEZ, Nila Infra, Pratibha, Sudhir Genset, KEI and Adani Capital provided the campus placement opportunity to our students.

Yes. Our experience of offering the Post Graduate Diploma in Management(Infrastructure Management) – PGDM(IM) shows that most of our students have successfully switched their career across functions and industry.