How PGDM Diploma is important for Bright Future in Business World


How PGDM Diploma is important for Bright Future in Business World

PGDM or Post Graduate Diploma in Management is proportionate to a MBA. There are various PGDM Courses one can look over. The various available PDGM Programmes are:

  • Full-time program
  • Part-time program
  • Distance Learning program
  • Executive program
  • Online program

A full-time PGDM program is for the most part of 2 years and contains 4 semesters, a half year each. Graduates can select their enthusiasm of specialization and have the choice to browse minor and real subjects. The selection of subjects incorporates the specialization in:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Information Technology
  • Systems
  • International Trade and Business
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurship and numerous other

The Part time and Executive PGDM are for the individuals who are working administrators and need to take up the course to additionally improve their working aptitudes. The Part time, distance and web based learning programs are adaptable while the Executive PGDM is entirely outlined for the working professionals.

These specific PGDM Programs help one in evaluating whether they will keep on working in their field of intrigue. The educational programs of the courses are to such an extent that the individual figure out how to manage all circumstances. A supervisor should have the capacity to persuade and manage his subordinates and should regard his bosses. Aside from conferring the essential know-how of the business world they additionally educate these things which are critical to an association.

Admission to a best PGDM course can be obtained by appearing in the fundamental placement tests. Once the graduates clear the entrance tests he/she needs to experience a Group Discussion and Personal Interview after which he/she is chosen and selected for definite affirmation. The admission to the Top B Schools is looked for by taking exams like the CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMET, MAT among others.

Once a student has effectively finished the PGDM Course he or she can apply for lucrative employment opportunity which are advertised. The PGDM Course helps certainty and ingrains certain qualities that are vital in the business world. One additionally ends up noticeably mindful of certain inert aptitudes and capacities that the program draws out amid the course.

Finishing your training with a PGDM before venturing into the corporate world is the best thing in the competitive and demanding business condition today.

The PGDM Programmes offered by Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, has been recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India. After a promising start, today Asia-Pacific institute of Management stands tall in the field of Management Education, with a high reputation for shaping futures since 1998.

From being one of the first B-Schools in the private sector, Asia Pacific Institute of Management has come a long way and emerged to being widely considered as one of the best management college in Delhi.

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AIM & IICSR organized a National Summit on Extractive Industry and Sustainable Development on 9th September 2017

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management and IICSR Jointly organised EISD'17

AIM & IICSR organized a National Summit on Extractive Industry and Sustainable Development on 9th September 2017

AIM along with IICSR organized a National Summit on Extractive Industry and Sustainable Development held at Hotel Taj, New Delhi on 9th September 2017. The event saw a large gathering of eminent personalities from the government bodies related to steel, coal and power. The chief guest Hon’ble Chaudhary Birender Singh (Minister of Steel) inaugurated the event by sharing his insights on how extractive industry needs strict rules in terms of welfare of the employees and professionals working in the Extractive industry. Coming from an agricultural background, the chief guest pointed out two aspects of CSR; Contribution to the society and Infrastructure.  He adds, ‘Speedy development of any industry or nation does not mean that we are moving effectively’. This country needs its own technology and innovation in context to the large size of the population.

There were people from PSUs, private sector and academia who graced the event with their presence. A healthy discussion was held discussing the challenges and strong areas of the Extractive industry and how sustainable development is the need of the hour. The event also saw the unveiling of the compendium by the same name, authored by Prof. Saurabh Mittal (Asia-Pacific Institute of Management) and Ms. Harsha Mukherjee (IICSR).

An introduction of the event by Prof. Saurabh Mittal (Asia-Pacific Institute of Management) is how the summit was addressed. The discussion took an interesting twist when the emphasis was laid on Corporate Social Responsibility and why this element is crucial in making Extractive industry a safe place to work. Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Executive Director, Wockhardt Hospitals rightly pointed out the hazards that come in between while working in Extractive industry. He said that there is a need of Corporate Social Responsibility through which welfare of the employees can be achieved. He further pressurized on the point that how we can do our best to take care of people in the industry and what are the measures. Only 2% of the total estimates are what CSR is allowed to contribute in the welfare of the employees. Besides, disparity under CSR is not acceptable.

Another valid point came from Shri. Nanik Rupani, Former Chairperson, IACC, who emphasised that steel and mining industry, is largely the base for pollution and strict measures need to be taken to care for the environment. There has to be innovation and robust technology should be used in order to protect the environment. He quoted a verse from Bhagwad Gita ‘Change or Perish’ giving a hint that its time that we focus towards the sustainable development mode and add CSR initiatives which can change the lives of the millions. Utilizing low grade coal and steel to the best can have a positive impact in the industry. Coal and gas can be used simultaneously and reduction of waste or using the waste material and gases could lead to a bigger forward approach for the industry.

Wastages are not being looked after properly and hence we are lacking in the area of sustainable development. Dr. Pradipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI was of the opinion that we, as a nation or an industry, is stuck because of our attitude towards working out things. One should have a broader view of the world to tackle the challenges, especially in the Extractive industry. In the times to come, innovation has to take place. He emphasised on having a proper mining plan, a systematic manner of working so that we can develop water bodies creating source of livelihood for many. He also laid emphasis on backfilling and how it could help in realizing positive revenue scheme. Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC cited an example of the West where the people have seen industrial revolution some 300 years ago and now enjoying the benefits of the research and innovation done at that time. This led to a discussion as to what can we do to better our prospects on Extractive industry.

Another topic that caught the attention of the speakers and audience was biodiversity conservation. Existence of mining areas in dense forests is the reason for the sacrifice as far as bio-diversity is concerned. It plays a vital role in stabilizing the eco-system. Taking the discussion ahead was Shri. Ajay.N.Jha, Secretary Environment, Government of India, who addressed the gathering by sharing that managing our environment in terms of economic activity and maintaining biodiversity is crucial for sustainable development. The concepts of extraction should be clear in the minds of the people associated with the industry. Uncontrollable use of natural resources would lead to scarcity in the near future and there will be less that we can do to protect the environment and the needs of the workers of the Extractive industry. Metabolic rate can be reduced through resource efficiency. Resource intensive industry such as Extractive industry needs to be organized enough to think of the welfare of the employees. Use of barren lands can be smartly utilized for solar energy installation. We must be aware of the principles of re-cycling and re-use of waste material. Another concept that drew attention was that of Sustainable Consumption Pattern. This concept takes us back to the first few paragraphs of the piece where the pressure is made on the point related to e-waste. There is a lot that one can do to use the waste material or put in use the e-waste. Dr. Sayalee Gankar, Director, MIT School of Management had an interesting view on the topic. She shared that the youth is interesting in taking up different tasks pertaining to the welfare of the Extractive industry. If the institutions could be a part of such projects, there will be les chaos and more of productive approach related to sustainable development.

Shri R.K.Sachdeva, Former Advisor in the Ministry of Coal talked about 3 pillars of sustainability i.e. environmental protection, economic development and social development. In order to achieve these three pillars, the ground work has to be robust. Besides, rules and regulations and policies on sustainable development have to be strict and be adhered to. We lack in the area of implementation and its enforcement and supervision. The responsible way of extraction is important and extractive industry had started with the start of the human civilization and helped over the years. It is our duty to conserve and take the legacy forward by taking great measures in terms of extraction. The other eminent speakers also talked on the similar lines and discussed measures and suggestions as to what can lead to more growth and sustainability in the Extractive industry. AIM thanks all the eminent personalities, students, media people, corporate houses and government bodies for devoting their valuable time and making this Summit a huge success.

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When Adman Prahlad Kakkar visited AIM for ‘Mantras of Successful Branding’ Session

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When Adman Prahlad Kakkar visited AIM for ‘Mantras of Successful Branding’ Session

How do you define a personality who refuses to age? Unstoppable is the word and it goes synonymous with Mr. Prahlad Kakkar. Yes, this is how the creative genius addressed the management graduates while introducing himself. A young at heart, rebel, spontaneous and a creative mind is how we know this eminent personality. But there is more to him and this became evident from the time when he shared his unique ability i.e. never to grow old with the students.

During the first few minutes of his speech, he laid emphasis on how being young at heart keeps him going and why it is necessary to have a curious mind for an advertising firm. The man is a believer of things like learning and unlearning. What keeps you refrain from learning is the sentence that ‘I already know a lot’, adds the creative genius. It is only when you show keenness in learning new things that you grow in life. He also talked about self-belief and why it is important in the clustered world. He opened a school ‘The Prahlad Kakar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship’ where he teaches students on how to come up with excellent branding solution and leaving an impact through advertisements. After his immense contribution to the advertisement industry, he gives back to the society through teaching the concepts of marketing and this is what he enjoys the most at the moment.

The basic of advertisement is all about dreaming

This was the time when he started explaining the students about the importance of dreaming in which lies the creativity of an artist. He further adds, ‘If you can tell a story about a dream, you not only sell the product, you sell a concept’. He inspired students by inculcating the thought of risk-taking which is essential to have a fulfilled life. As an entrepreneur, he never shies away from taking risks and we all are witnessing the history and a life that he has created for himself. Mr. Kakkar also adds, ‘After passing out from the college, number crunching becomes a base for students to satisfy their self-belief. But what is interesting to know is how many people are actually willing to take a hard path or a path of their choice and rebelling against the short term goals in order to achieve greater heights’. Real marketing concepts lie in dreaming and in making a better tomorrow. Sharing his views on the presentation skills, he adds, It is the first 6 seconds that decide the success of your presentation, if you make an impact in the first 6 seconds, there is a greater chance that the audience will be hooked to your speech’. A story should be funny, engaging, open and real enough to make a place in the hearts and minds of the audience.

‘Dreams set you free’ is how he moulded the speech adding if you don’t risk anything, you gain nothing. It is only when you dream that you realize your true potential. What made the students applaud was the line on handling rejection. The adman adds, ‘If you are versed in handling rejection, you become fearless’. Entrepreneurship is all about facing your fears. Taking an example from the movie ‘Queen’ starring Kangana Ranaut, he adds, self-experimentation and courage are the two things that shape up your personality. It is the risk that the character takes in the movie that work wonders for her. Relating it to a life of a common man, he explains why guts are necessary to achieve what you aim for.

Another beautiful thing he explained to the students is that owning a job and doing a job are two different things. If you own your job, you become possessive about it and do it without fear. And when it was the QnA round, he was asked questions on branding on which he replies that branding does not require ROI but the value it creates. This value comes with passion, intelligence and commitment. Another element that makes a brand better is detailing. When you go deep down into the nuisances of brand building, you are successful in relating with the target audience. When asked about his previous ads that had an impact on the audience, he added, ‘The shelf life of an ad is 6 months as your dream and thinking changes after a while, so it is important that you build and promote a concept rather than an ad’. In his own humorous way, he showcased all his favourite advertisement; each giving a lesson on one thing or the other.

In a nutshell, this session was described as ‘one of the best sessions’ that students had and thanked the institute for organizing such an event. AIM heartily thanks adman Prahlad Kakkar for visiting the campus and enriching lives of the students with his inspiring words.

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AIM’s faculty were invited to attend the International Conference in Indonesia

AIM's faculty were invited to attend the International Conference in Indonesia

AIM’s faculty were invited to attend the International Conference in Indonesia


AIM is proud to share that Prof. Saurabh Mittal (ACP-IT) and Dr. Jitender Bhandari (Programme Director – PGDM) were invited by the Gunadarma University, Indonesia as keynote speakers for an International Conference held at Hotel Sheraton. On this 3-day conference, the esteemed faculty were invited to speak on ‘Digital Economy’.

About the Conference

The conference was organized by AAMAI (Indonesia Insurance Institute) and Gunadarma University at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There were big names attached to the conference who were invited along with AIM’s faculty to share their insights on digital economy. The other speakers were Mr. Kresno Sediarsi, Director – Utama Bank DKI, Prof. Dr. Ercan Uygur from Turkish Economic Association Ankara, Turkey, and Dr. Himanashu Dutt, Head – CRM & Customer Experience, Bajaj Capital Ltd. This conference saw a mix of practitioners and researchers as participants who have the sessions on Industry and Scientific perspective on insurance. The conference attracted around 42 papers presented in four parallel sessions.

Prof. Saurabh Mittal on Digital Economy

AIM faculty Prof. Saurabh Mittal spoke on the issue of Mobile Payment Systems. The focus area was adoption of mobile wallets as a payment channel by developing countries. Prof. Mittal discussed in detail about the Digital Insurance Landscape in India and shared initiatives and activities in the domain of Digital Insurance in the form of aggregator and online versions of the insurance scheme in India.

Dr. Jitender Bhandari on Digital Economy

AIM faculty Dr. Jitender Bhandari shared his views on the topic Internet based payments and their broader impact on the economy. Dr. Bhandari discussed the Macro Economic and Micro Economic framework for the digital insurance in India. The major government directives and laws governing the insurance sector were also included in the discussions.

The other speakers touched base on Digital Applications in Insurance Business, Financial Technology in Cyber Risks and Outlook of Reinsurance Capacity in Indonesia. The conference attracted participants from USA, Singapore, Japan, Russia, UK, Malaysia and India. The delegates added value to the discussion by sharing their views and insights on the topic.

It was a delightful and information sharing event for all, added Prof. Saurabh Mittal. When asked about the experience from Dr. Jitender Bhandari, he praised the other keynote speakers with whom he exchanged his thoughts on digital economy and thanked AIM for providing an opportunity to represent the institute on a global platform. Out and out, the conference was a big success and participants took some key learning from the sessions held. AIM keeps on organizing and participating in such seminars which gives the institute global exposure and brand awareness across the globe.

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Adman Mr. Prahlad Kakkar to grace the AIM premises on 8th September 2017

Adman Mr. Prahlad Kakkar to address Management Graduates at AIM

Adman Mr. Prahlad Kakkar to address Management Graduates at AIM


Yes, you heard it right! Mr. Prahlad Kakkar (Adman of Indian advertising industry) will address the management graduates at AIM on 8th September 2017. The students are way too excited about the session and preparations are in full swing. Soon, there will be hoardings all around making noise about the event.

Prahlad Kakkar is a renowned name in the advertising industry. He is also a film director. He is best known for his ads featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar. He runs his own company by the name of Genesis Film Productions which was established in 1977. Mr. Kakkar is an avid scuba diver and has set up ‘ Lacadives’, a scuba diving school at Kadmat Island. He has many feathers to his cap like owning a coffee shop and a wine bar and restaurant Casa Amora in Mumbai.

The adman joined advertising industry in 1971 as an Accounts Executive at ASP (Delhi) and was transferred to its Bombay office after a year. He has assisted director Shyam Benegal for movies like Manthan, Bhumika and Ankur. His company Genesis Film Production is recognized as the highly regarded advertisement film making agencies in India. Over the years, Prahlad Kakkar has given unique brand image to companies like Nestle, PepsiCo and Brittania through apt advertising strategy.

Now that the Adguru is coming to AIM, the stage is all set to welcome the juggernaut. AIM is leaving no stone unturned to make the event successful. From creating buzz on social media to having bill boards and hoardings, it is surely going to be a special event. So, if you are also excited to catch the glimpse of this eminent personality, stay tuned to our social media channel and website. There is a lot coming up on the event and it is all rocking.

Dr. Pawan Agrawal (Mumbai Dabbawalas fame) to address the management graduates at AIM

best mba institutes in delhi, top colleges in delhi for mbaInspiring speeches are one of the ways to address budding managers which train them to be perfect in the long run. One such inspiring speech is yet to be delivered by none other than Dr. Pawan Agrawal (Mumbai Dabbawalas fame). Asia Pacific Institute of Management is happy to invite Dr. Agrawal to address the large crowd of management graduates. The event is scheduled for 4th August 2017 and will be held at AIM’s premises.

This news has created quite a buzz on social media as everyone wants to listen to Dr. Agrawal. Students are excited enough that they are already in process of preparing questions to be asked to the speaker. What’s more, AIM team is also curious to have been given an opportunity to listen to the man behind Mumbai Dabbawalas.

As eagerly as the students are waiting for the D-day, faculty at AIM is also waiting for the day to come soon as this would be the first of its kind event at Asia Pacific. Dr. Agrawal would talk about his personal experiences as to how he manages his business and earns profit out it. He would also be addressing the students on points like customer service, management skills, product delivery, etc. Besides, he would also talk about his journey in becoming a big tycoon in his field. All his hardships, challenges and struggles will also be a part of his speech.

The event will start at 10:30 AM and will end around 12:30 PM. In these 2 hours of knowledge-sharing session, students are sure to take some learning from Dr. Agrawal that they can inculcate in their daily routine. AIM is all excited about the event and you can have a glimpse of the event by connecting with us through social media. Students are counting the days, so is the whole team of AIM.

Launch your career in a new direction through top MBA colleges in India

creative-444Now days you will rarely find any person who spends his entire life in a particular company or in a particular industry. Infact many people would agree to the notion that if you are looking for the fast track to gain the skills, competences or network to launch your career in a new direction or start your own business, a popular way to do it is through a management course from a good PGDM institute. Leadership, critical thinking, cross cultural awareness, communication, knowledge about current technology, intellectual creativity are some of the skills that is being developed or strengthened during pgdm courses/MBA program and has been widely accepted and recognized by the top mba colleges in Delhi.  In fact it has been accepted by many research firm that two-thirds or more graduating use MBA degree as a means of launching pad in their career.

students-picsThe career switchers look upon the mba degree as a way to expand the career opportunities. I personally went to do mba in marketing after completing my graduation from arts background. I realized that the MBA experience opened my mind to various new opportunities/possibilities. Without a doubt I can say that I never would have achieved what I have today without an MBA. Since admission season is around the corner so I would like to suggest to those applying to an MBA program in the coming time. Doing management course from a good pgdm institute demands a lot of investment in terms of time, energy, money, so be mentally prepared to face all the challenges thrown at you. Make a solid case of yourself and show to the management and the companies that you what the industries requires.