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About the Programmes-General

PGDM in Infrastructure Management (PGDM -IM) programme is a 2-year Full-Time AICTE approved, specialized residential 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 institutes offers electives in thefollowing 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). However, PGDM (IM) being a full time residential programme it is quite possible to have additional classes in the evening hours or on Sundays and/or holidays.

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.

The programme offered by AIIM, i.e. PGDM (Infrastructure Management) is a full time residential programme. The participants will be provided furnished accommodation in the building adjacent to AIIM Campus.

No. there is no provision for married students’ housing, at present.

Students will get fully furnished, air-conditioned rooms on twin-sharing basis in the building adjacent to the AIIM 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 20-24 years with work experience between 0 to 4 years. You find students with diverse educational background such as social science, engineering, commerse, humanities & libral arts. They are a mix of fresh and work experience.

No. AIIM does not have any such programme at present.

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 CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA/GMAT/CMAT score.

AIIM is currently accepting applications to PGDM (Infrastructure Management) for Batch 2017-19. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interviews on rolling basis.

Admission will be a two-stage process: Stage I will be assessment of the candidate’s profile; and Stage II will include personal interview. The final selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic record
  • Accomplishments (Professional, Academic and extra-curricular)
  • Entrance Test Score
  • Interview

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 CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA/GMAT/CMAT score.

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, relocation to AIIM Campus at Ahmedabad for the duration of the programme and 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 residential 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) (2017-19) will be INR 10 Lakhs. The programme fee includes tuition fees, basic programme material, library & network charges, hostel accommodation on twin sharing basis 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 expenses on food are likely to be around Rs. 5,000/- per month. The programme Fee will be payable in instalments. Click Here for details.

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

While placement is a student-driven activity, AIIM will provide necessary support.

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 contact programmes
In group companies
Through campus recruitment
Promoting through placement 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 has an excellent record of lateral placements of the first six batches of one year Executive Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Management (PGPIM). AIIM has extensive linkages with industry which helps students to secure excellent placements. Our students have been recruited in past by reputed infrastructure companies like L&T, Reliance Infra, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Torrent Power, Tata Power, SBI Capital Markets Ltd., Arvind Ltd., IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd, IL&FS Transport Networks Limited besides various Adani Group companies with a substantial increase over their average salary at the time of joining PGPIM. For more details on companies that have participated in placement

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