Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (PGCGM)

Comprehensive One-Year General Management Course from IIM Calcutta with 336 hours of Live, Online Classes and 3 Campus visits spanning 19 days at the beautiful IIM-C Campus

  • Accelerate Your Career With PG Certification In General Management From IIM-C
  • Acquire Leadership Qualities For Leading Organizational Change
  • Imbibe A Global Perspective For Effective Decision Making
  • Receive Alumni Status From IIM-C

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Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (PGCGM)

The Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (PGCGM) aims at developing competence in the theoretical foundations of management, and simultaneously seeks to inculcate a broad-based understanding of how the theories of management may be applied to managerial problems. The course, developed in conjunction with the different academic groups at IIM Calcutta, offers a holistic understanding of the practice of management. Designed as a part-time course and delivered through the direct-to-device mode, PGCGM provides learners the opportunity to develop applied competencies in general management with minimal impact on their work schedule and professional commitments.

The duration of the course is one year. Three hour sessions over the online platform will be held twice a week. The course includes three campus modules for which learners are required to come to IIM Calcutta campus at Kolkata thrice during the span of one year for face-to-face sessions.

The duration of the three campus modules are 5 days, 9 days and 5 days respectively. Participation in the campus modules is a mandatory requirement for the successful completion of the course. All examinations will be held during the campus visits.

Total contact hours: 336

Class days and timings of online sessions: Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 am to 12:00 noon

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Acquire basic familiarity with the primary functional specializations in management
  2. Imbibe a global perspective drawing upon knowledge of economic, social, technological, regulatory and political forces
  3. Develop the capacity to articulate thinking and ideas through verbal and written communication
  4. Acquire the leadership qualities and the competence needed for leading organizational change

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at middle level professionals who aspire to develop competencies in general management. The course will be most useful for middle level managers headed towards responsibilities of senior management, and for functional managers moving onto roles in general management.


Finance and Control:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Cost Management
  • Corporate Financial Management

Organizational Behaviour:

  • Human Behaviour at Work
  • Designing Effective Organizations


  • Marketing and Sales Fundamentals
  • Strategic Issues in Marketing Decisions


  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • India and World Economy

Operations Management:

  • Statistics for Management
  • Operations Research & Decision Analysis
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

Management Information System:

  • Managing with Technology


  • Strategic Management

Human Resource Management:

  • Human Resource Management

Public Policy and Management:

  • Business, Government and Society

Business Ethics and Communication:

  • Persuasion Skills in Business Communication
  • Diagnosis Skills in Business Communication
  • Roundtable/Workshop on Ethics
  • Simulation game

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The pedagogy will leverage use of technology and will be highly interactive. Depending on the course, lectures will be enriched with real life case studies, corporate examples and general discussions. Each course will delve into the latest management theories and best practices to enable learners to deal with complex challenges, and capitalize on emerging opportunities.


Select instructor from IIM Calcutta will conduct this course. instructor will be chosen from across the different academic groups of the Institute. Profiles of instructor members are available at


All examinations will be held at IIM Calcutta campus. On successfully clearing all the examinations as per the policy of the institute, the learner will receive a certificate from IIM Calcutta. This certificate will be signed by the Director, the Dean (NI&ER) and the Chairperson LDP.

All such candidates who successfully complete the course, will be awarded Alumni status by IIM Calcutta.


System Requirements:


1.What are the class/session timings?

PGCGM is a one year course with 336 contact hours offered through direct-to-desktop online sessions, and 19 days of face-to-face sessions at IIM Calcutta campus. The online classes will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (IST). The batch start date will be announced shortly.

2.What is the course fee and payment options?

The course fee is Rs 3,46,000 plus 15% service tax. We also offer Installments options which is as below:

Date On Application On Registration Mar 25, 2017 May 25, 2017 Jul 25, 2017
Amount INR 10,000 1,34,400 67,200 67,200 67,200

Note: These amounts do not include taxes. A service tax of 15% will be charged on all transactions.

Application Fee

An Application Fee of Rs. 10,000 + 15% service tax has to be paid at the time of application. In case the candidate is selected for the course, then this amount will be adjusted in the course fee. If the candidate is not selected the entire application fee (along with the service tax) will be refunded.

The Application Fee will NOT be refunded in case of any of the following conditions:

  • The application is found to be incomplete or inaccurate at any stage of scrutiny
  • The applicant is offered a seat for the course and does not join before the date mentioned in the offer letter

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in all respects. The selection offer letter is for a specific batch of a course. Neither the offer for admission nor the initial amount is transferable to any other course or batch.

Campus Visit Fee

A mandatory Campus Module fee is to be paid via DD drawn in favor of IIM Calcutta, before every campus visit. This amount includes boarding and lodging. Travel arrangements (including travel expenses) for the campus visit have to be made by the learners themselves.

The Campus Installment to be paid via DD drawn in favor of "Indian Institute of Management Calcutta" payable at Kolkata close to the visit date.

Total campus visit fee (for all three campus modules) is Rs. 1,14,000 plus applicable tax payable directly to IIMC. This amount will be paid over three installments, before the beginning of each campus visit.

You can avail a limited period scholarship of Rs. 15,000 on the application fee. Apply before 25th Oct and you can avail a 50% discount on the application fee (Rs. 5000) and a discount of Rs. 10,000 on the course Fee.

3. What happens if I miss a session?

We provide you with recordings of each session that you can view on our learning portal.

4. Will my application fee be refunded?

If you are selected for PGCGM but choose not to enroll for the course then the application fee will not be refunded. If you are not selected then the entire amount paid by you at the time of application will be refunded.

5. What happens if a candidate has appeared for CAT but has misplaced his/her score card/admit card?

In such a scenario, the candidate is advised to write an email to mentioning his/her name as it might have appeared in the CAT form, date of birth and the year of examination. Institute will try to retrieve his/her registration number with which he /she will then be able to apply.

6. Does the course provide any placement assistance?

The course does not currently provide any placement assistance. The course is aimed at middle level professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of management and grow to senior roles in their organizations. We believe the well-rounded and robust course curriculum will help them achieve these goals.

7. What Financial & Support Options are available ?

Both installment and loan options are available.

8. When can I apply for a loan ?

You can apply for the loan after 30th November 2016 , once you have been selected for the course. At the moment, you can apply for the course after payment of an application fee.

9. How can I avail the flexible loan option ?

You can avail flexible loan options from our partnered NBFCs. For more information, please call on 18002081050 (toll-free)

10. Will I get any assistance from ? Is there a loan guarantee ?

We are just a facilitator and do not guarantee any loans. It is at the sole discretion of the loan aggregator whether or not to sanction the loan.

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