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Full Time PGDM

PGDM – (Future Managers' Group) Programme

The Two Year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Future Managers' Group Programme (PGDM - FMG) is designed to train and groom the future managers at FORE.


  • To have comprehensive understanding of the corporate world
  • To integrate the theoretical knowledge with the practical aspects of business and their implecations on strategic execution.
  • To acquire conceptual and analytical abilities required for effective decision making
  • To evolve with the dynamic and complex working environment


The basic thrust is on understanding the independent nature of organizational dynamics and its managerial implications. This shall help students acquire conceptual and analytical abilities required for appropriate decision making and their effective implementation. A number of generic learning outcomes related to the theme of corporate performance are specified which emphasise on the objectives listed above and link the various functional modules.

Learning Outcomes

The students will have :

  • A strategic perspective that understands business in all its dynamics in industry, markets, economies, geographies and cultures;
  • Ability to integrate decisions and solutions across disciplines in a complex and volatile and increasingly ambiguous business environment;
  • Ability to communicate, persuade, and, above all, to execute;
  • Professional presence and the ability to collaborate, to inspire and to lead; and
  • Ability, discipline and confidence to act ethically.


The instructional methodology comprises an optimum mix of lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, simulations, role-plays, group discussions, special sessions from professionals from industry and trade, management games, sensitivity training, management films, industrial visits, and industry interaction. Students are encouraged to present their case analysis through written case reports, individual or group presentations. 


The curriculum of the PGDM (FMG) at FORE School of Management is an outcome of benchmarking against the best in the world, and continuous review by the faculty in concert with practitioners from industry, alumni, and students.  The content and design of courses are directed towards developing managers who (i) have holistic and deep knowledge of their functional specialization along with the appreciation of its role in the value proposition of the firm; (ii) are industry-ready due to understanding of concepts, frameworks and models steeped in the context of practice; (iii) and have sustainable employable competencies suffused with learning through cutting-edge courses that are contemporaneous as well as futuristic.

In the two years of the programme, students have to undergo both core and elective courses. These courses are an eclectic mix of foundational, perspective building, tools and techniques oriented, and functional courses. The core courses provide rigorous grounding in the discipline of management and the understanding of business in their proper relief. The core courses are taught in the First year, which is divided into three Terms (a Term is typically of 10 weeks of classes and at most 2 weeks of examinations). Elective courses begin from Term-3 onwards. Thus, while Term-1 and Term-2 have only core courses, Term-3 have both core and elective courses. The elective courses allow students tochoose and develop proficiency in their Area of Specialization.

After the first year programme, students are required to undertake 10-12 weeks of Summer Internship in a public or private corporate organization. The successful completion of the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) is a mandatory requirement for the completion of the Post Graduate Diploma Programme. Summer Internship is expected to provide students powerful managerial insights with regard to business problems, understanding of management concepts in the bedrock of industry practices, and refinement of knowledge acquired in the classroom.

The second year of the programme, from Term-4 to Term-6 consists only of elective courses.  These electives comprise courses offered by different Areas, courses of independent study, exchange programmes, and mandatory International Immersion Programme (IIP).

The International Immersion Programme is a part of the full time course curriculum that is held after Term-3, for students to have an exposure to international business scenario and global best practices in their respective area of specialization. The immersion involves 15 hours of in-class course in an elective of choice along with industrial and corporate visits at any one of the international partner institutions abroad. The credits earned in the IIP accrue in Term-6.

Programme Structure and Credits

The institute uses the concept of credits to indicate the number of in-class contact hours in a course, and thus to define the weight of a course. One credit equals 10 in-class contact hours. The rule of the thumb is that a 3.0 credit course involves around 100 hours of work-30 hours in the classroom, and the rest for preparation and assignments.    

A student at FORE is required to do 103.5 credits (total) for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Out of the required credits, 97.5 credits come from classroom teaching, and the balance 6.0 credits from Summer Internship. The 97.5 credits of classroom teaching are obtained from 54.0 credits of core courses, and 43.5 credits of electives. It must be noted that the credits earned from Summer Internship are not used for calculation of CGPA.

The Year and Term- wise Credit Course structure in the PGDM programme is as under:

First year


21  credits (core)


21 credits (core)


18 credits ( 12 credits from Core courses + 06 credits from Electives)

1 week International Immersion Programme* of 1.5 credit (Will reflect in Term-6)

8-10 weeks summer internship Programme  of 6.0 credit

Second year


18 credits (electives)


9 credits (electives)


10.5 credits (Electives including 1.5 credit earned in IIP)


103.5 credit

* International Immersion Programme (IIP) is a complementary component of the PGDM/PGDM-IB/PGDM-FM programs. It is subject to the safe International traveling conditions during the said period of time and Institute reserves the right to cancel the same in a pandemic like situation.

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