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 session commencing in September, 2020.
How to apply ­and course-highlights :

  • 40 hrs support on each subject from the best of the resources on payment of INR 3000 ( per subject ) only;
  • 65% marks to be taken care by way of attendance ; projects ; group discussion process ; presentations etc ; A high scoring scope;
  • Experience of interacting with the industry professionals – a rare opportunity;
  • Ultimate Examination on 35 marks only, instead of 100;
  • No hassle for attending examination/s ; No logistics challenges;
  • Enriching experience;
  • 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 :

  • Honours Degree or Masters Degree;
  • 3 years working experience in HR profession;
  • 5 years working experience in Industry;
  • 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 :

  • Board of Studies (BOS) regulate the activites of the programme
  • Semester examination conducted under stringent supervision and control
  • Contact classes are held in different location of the Chapter Offices
  • Course Materials are provided to the students free of cost
  • Networking and coordination with the students and counseling as well.

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 Management ­DPM 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
1stIEconomic and Business Environment1003 Hours
IIFundamentals of Management1003 Hours
IIIHuman Resource Management1003 Hours
2ndIVPeople and Organization1003 Hours
VResearch Methodology1003 Hours
VITalent Resourcing and development

Module I : Talent Resourcing

Module I : Talent Development

3 Hours
3rdVIIEmployee Relations and Labour Laws1003 Hours
VIIIOrganizational Design & Development and Management Performance

Module I : Organizational Design & Development

Module II : Managing Performance

3 Hours
IXFinancial Intelligence for HR Management and HRIS / HR Analytics

Module I : Financial Intelligence for HR Management

Module II : HRIS / HR Analytics

3 Hours
4thXStrategic & Global Human Resource Management

Module I : Strategic HRM

Module II : Global HRM

3 Hours

Research Project

Viva Voce Test

3 Hours

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 Personnel 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

2Supply of Study MaterialsAugustFebruary
3Semester Examinations15th -20th December25th - 30th June
4Publication of Semester results15th March15th September
5Last date of submission of examination Application form15th April15th October
6Submission of Research Project Paper 31st May 30th November
7Viva voce testFebruaryAugust
8Final ResultsMarchSeptember