Admission to PGDPM Course

Applications are invited by National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Kolkata for Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (PGDPM) distance learning course commencing in December, 2019 Session. How to apply ­

Real Time Live Classes with Streaming Video Mode

NIPM is offering PGDPM programme to the working executives in an unique platform (real time live classes with streaming video mode) which is the latest technology and operation friendly. This mode, will surely be a windfall for future PGDPM aspirants like you. The tangible benefits are likely to be:

  1. 40 hrs support on each subject from the best of the resources on payment of INR 3000 ( per subject ) only ;
  2. 65% marks to be taken care by way of attendance ; projects ; group discussion process ; presentations etc ; A high scoring scope ;
  3. Experience of interacting with the industry professionals - a rare opportunity ;
  4. Ultimate Examination on 35 marks only, instead of 100 ;
  5. No hassle for attending examination/s ; No logistics challenges ;
  6. Enriching experience ;
  7. Economic Course Fees - INR 30,000; Payable in 2 installments - INR 15000 at the time of admission and balance on completion of the first semester examination.

The criteria: 50 % marks in the Degree Examination; but relaxable in case of:

A)  Honours Degree or Masters Degree;
B)  3 years working experience in HR profession;
C)  5 years working experience in Industry;
D)  Professional qualifications like, Chartered / Cost / Company Secretary/ Management Accountant.

Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management conducted by National Institute of Personnel Management

The Course has its emphasis on professional excellence and wide network throughout the country in almost all the states. The details are as follows ­

The Course

In view of its emphasis on professional excellence and wide network throughout the country, the Govt. of India as well as almost all the states of the country look at NIPM as a body of expert in the vital area of management of Human Resources. NIPM has also been conducting academic conferring Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (PGDPM) since 1978.

The Recognition

The Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management is recognized by Govt. of India for recruitment to superior posts and services under the Central Government and also by the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Punjab, Orissa for recruitment of Welfare officers.
The PGDPM courses is also recognized by the Universities of Bihar , Andhra and Kerala as equivalent to Master Degree. PGDPM awarded by NIPM is recognized by most organizations and considered as requisite qualification for promotion up the ladder in the hierarchy. There are several persons all over India passed out from NIPM who are occupying senior managerial positions in different organizations public/private/multi­national organizations.

Programme Administration

Quality of learning are constantly monitored as below:

Name of the Course

Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management


The duration of the course is two years.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should at least be Graduates from a recognized University or its equivalent, with a minimum of 50% marks in the degree examination. In case of Honors degree or Master’s degree as also in case of candidates having 3 years working experience in HR profession or 5 years working experience in Industry or those who are professionally qualified as Chartered/ Costs/Cs/Management Accounts etc. the requirement of 50% of marks may be waived.


Prospectus including application forms is available from the National Office by sending a Demand Draft for Rs. 550/­(including postage) drawn in favour of National Institute of Personnel Management­DPM Trust payable at Kolkata. Prospectus is also available from counter of the National Office against payment of Rs. 500/­ in cash.

Semester Paper Subject   Full Marks Examination Duration
1st I Economic and Business Environment   100 3 Hours
II Fundamentals of Management   100 3 Hours
III Human Resource Management   100 3 Hours
2nd IV People and Organization   100 3 Hours
V Research Methodology   100 3 Hours
VI Talent Resourcing and development
Module I : Talent Resourcing
Module I : Talent Development



3 Hours
3rd VII Employee Relations and Labour Laws   100 3 Hours

Organizational Design & Development and Management Performance
Module I : Organizational Design & Development
Module II : Managing Performance


3 Hours

Financial Intelligence for HR Management and HRIS / HR Analytics
Module I : Financial Intelligence for HR Management
Module II : HRIS / HR Analytics



3 Hours
4th X Strategic & Global Human Resource Management
Module I : Strategic HRM
Module II : Global HRM



3 Hours
XI Research Project   100 3 Hours
XII Viva Voce Test   100 3 Hours

A candidate may take the failed / back papers, if any, with the fresh three papers of the subsequent semester paying examination fees for the failed/ back papers at the prescribed rates.
Candidates after having passed in all the written papers of 1st to 3rd semester will have to prepare a Research Project Paper (RPP), which is one of the three subjects in the last semester of the Course for the Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management Examination and submit the RPP within the date of last semester examination. The viva voce test will be held normally in March and September each year. Necessary guidelines for preparation of the RPP are available in the prospectus.

Validity of Registration

The registration of a candidate shall remain valid for five years.

Qualifying Marks

Minimum marks fixed for passing any paper are 50 percent.

Medium of Examination

The medium of examination is English only.

Examination Center

The Board of Studies decide upon the examination centers at the NIPM Chapter offices located in different parts of the country for holding Semester Examinations. New centers may be opened and existing centers may be discontinued at the direction of the Board of Studies. At present Examination are held in Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai & Trivandrum.

Some important dates of the PGDPM examination

1 Admission May November
2 Supply of Study Materials August February
3 Semester Examinations 15th -20th December 25th - 30th June
4 Publication of Semester results 15th March 15th September
5 Last date of submission of examination Application form 15th April 15th October
6 Submission of Research Project Paper 31st May 30th November
7 Viva voce test February August
8 Final Results March September