For systematic learning, the programme is broken into four semesters, each comprising of a set of detailed courses. The curriculum is imparted through the interdisciplinary thrust and participatory learning experience.
Since knowledge and skills are subject to an accelerated rate of obsolescence in a rapidly changing environment, curriculum design at CMD is dynamic. To take this into account, periodic syllabus review is undertaken. The curriculum last revised and approved by academic council in July 2004 has inputs from industry through professionals and our alumni, as well as, renowned academicians from IIMs and FMS (Delhi), etc.
Accordingly, students also receive focused inputs about emerging fields in management domain. Some of these are: ERP® module, Customer Relationship Management (eCRM), Retail Management and eRetailing, Supply Chain Management, Rural Marketing, Insurance and Actuarial Science, Computerized Financial Packages, ISO 9000 and QS 14000 Specifications, etc.
The First Year
The first two semesters are designed to build a foundation in the core areas of business encompassing Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Operations Research, Operations Management, Business Communication, Organizational Behavioural and HR, Informatics and System Design.
These meticulously planned courses in various functional areas of management provide the student a solid foundation and prepare them to undertake their specialization modules. It also provides them profound insights into the corporate environment which ensures that students make a career choice that best suits their ability and proficiency
For personal grooming, students are exposed to specialize in personality and memory development and meditation.
All PGDM students after the completion of first two semesters undergo 8 weeks' summer-internship with leading industrial and business organizations.
The idea behind summer internship is to constructively expose the students to the nuances of one's chosen stream and to give the student a feel of organizational milieu.This is in harmony with CMD's philosophy of interaction with the industry. At the end of the summer training, the students are confident individuals who are aware of the implications and future prospects of their chosen area of specializations
The Second Year
In the second year besides core courses students are offered dual specialization in functional areas of their choice.
The functional areas include marketing, finance, human resources and information technology. The electives in each functional area are designed to impart expertise in specific areas and equip the students in dealing with complex and diverse managerial situations. The course structure of the second year requires the students to undertake a project in the last semester under the direct guidance of the faculty and/or corporate leaders. This unique feature of CMD's curriculum helps the students in assimilating their courses thoroughly and test their learning in actual business settings; thus ensuring a smooth entry in the corporate world
The Winter Project
In the final semester the student is required to take up a five weeks' project in the area of specialization.
This project provides the student an exhaustive interaction necessary for a comprehensive study of a topic having practical implications in corporate life. It requires them to be in constant touch with one or more companies in an industry and various illustrious faculties. The bottom line of the approach is to imbibe a profound understanding of the corporate environment.
Our teaching methodology consists of an optimum mix of lectures, group discussions, seminars, case discussions, programmed learning assignments, presentations, business games, role plays and live industrial projects, etc.
Students are taken for industrial visits for a closer look at the implementation of management concepts. In teaching a conscious effort is made to enable all round development of the student and the emphasis is to mould the students to meet all round industrial and business.
Under the programme, a student has an option to choose from any of the four functional areas as specialization i.e. marketing, finance, human resource and information technology. (Specialization will be offered only on enrolment of at least 10 students for a particular course)
Apart from a major specialization the students can also take any of these fields as dual specialization. This calls for higher level of efforts on the part of students as the rigor of the course is not diluted in case of dual specialization and students undertake the same course work as a majoring student. This effectively converts the additional course as a dual major
In order to facilitate students an insight into practical business environment, research study projects are undertaken by the students under the guidance of faculty members.
Constant feedback from corporate personalities is actively solicited. This enhances the students' understanding of the specifics of the subject and also enriches their spectrum of experiences and enables a correlation between the theory and its applicability in business settings.
The curriculum of the programme is well supplemented with case studies in all papers, with the objective of honing decision making skills of the students.
This stimulates the thought process in students and provides them an opportunity for decision making under simulated environment.
The institute has an enviable record of interaction with business and industry, particularly through seminars, guest lectures, summer training and winter projects.
The cardinal aim is to make our education 'industrially and socially germane' utilizing the input from business and industry. Moreover, it gives students a perspective to function in a corporate environment.