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 June, 2017 Session (Summer Session). How to apply ­

Procedure for PGDPM

Prospectus and form can be obtained from National Institute of Personnel Management, South end Conclave, Tower Block (3rd Floor), 1582, Rajdanga Main Road, Kolkata – 700 107 by sending a Demand Draft for Rs. 550/­ (including postage) drawn in favour of National Institute of Personnel Management – DPM Trust payable at Kolkata/paying Rs. 500/­ in cash from the Officer counter.

Important dates for NIPM PGDPM Course

Last date for submission of Application form for Registration is 15th October, 2017.

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.

Course Fee

Total Course fee for two years is 30,000/­ in one time payment to be paid along with the application form or Rs.15,000/­ each in two installments with six months interval.

Examination Fee

The examination fee is Rs.400/­ for each paper. The examination fee and course fee once paid to the Institute will be neither refunded nor transferred under any circumstances.
The PGDPM course is of two years duration into four semesters. The candidates will be required to take papers in one semester in accordance with the following schedule showing paper numbers with their subjects, marks each paper carries and the semesters to which each paper is earmarked.

Semester Paper Subject Marks Examination Duration
1st I Managerial Economics & Business Environment 100 3 Hours
II Organisational Behaviour 100 3 Hours
III Quantitative Methods & Social Research 100 3 Hours
2nd IV Principles and Practices of Management 100 3 Hours
V Personnel Management 100 3 Hours
VI Industrial Relations and Labour Laws 100 3 Hours
3rd VII Management of Human Resources 100 3 Hours
VIII Development of Human Resources 100 3 Hours
IX IT & E-Business 100 3 Hours
4th X Strategic Management 100 3 Hours
XI Research Project Paper 100
XII Viva Voce Test 100

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