The full name of the course is Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (PGDPM).
NIPM is considered as the expert body in the vital area of management of Human Resources. NIPM has been conducting this academic course and conferring Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (PGDPM) since 1978.
NIPM is recognized by Government of India and the State Governments of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Goa, Orissa and West Bengal.
The PGDPM Course is recognized by the Universities of Andhra, Bihar and Kerala as equivalent to Master Degree.
Board of Studies regulates the functions related to the conduction of PGDPM course.
Semester examinations are conducted under the stringent supervision and control of the Institute.
Contact classes are held in different locations of the Chapter premises.
The study materials will be provided to the students free of cost.
Candidates should be at least a graduate from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in the degree examination. The professionally qualified as Chartered/Costs/CS/ Management Accounts will also be eligible for the course.
The candidate having 3 years of working experience in HR or 5 years of working experience in the industry.
Prospectus along with the application is available from the National Office by sending a demand draft for Rs.550/- drawn in favor of National Institute of Personnel Management-DPM Trust payable at Kolkata. The prospectus is also available from the center of National Office against the payment of Rs.500/- by cash.
The duration of the course is two years.
Total course fee for two years is Rs. 30,000/- one-time payment if paid along with the Application form. The course fee is payable in two installments, 15,000/- each with six months.
The examination fee is Rs.400/- for each paper and this is not refundable.
The entire course is divided into four semesters and twelve papers.
Each of the examinations will be of 100 marks and it will of 3 hours.
After passing all the papers of 1° to 3" semester the student has to prepare the Research Project Paper which is one of the three subjects in the last semester.
The Diploma in Personal Management Examination and submission of the RPP has to be done within the date of last semester examination.
The viva voce test is held normally in the month of March and September each year.
The guidelines for the preparation of RPP are available in the prospectus.
For five years from the date of issue the registration of the candidate remains valid.
The candidate has to obtain at least 50% for passing any paper.
Only English is the medium of the examination.
The Board of Studies decides upon the examination center at the NIPM Chapter offices located in different parts of the country.
At present the examinations are held in Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Trivandrum.
The months of admission are July and January every year.
The study materials are supplied in August and February every year.
In the month of December and June the semester examinations are held.
The last dates of submission of the application are 15" April and 15" October every year.
In the months of January and July the RPP has to be submitted.
The Viva and voce test is held in March and October every year.
The final results are declared in April and November every year.
There are five types of membership in NIPM eg. Types are Associate, Corporate, Life, Student and Institutional.
Recognised degree or diploma in personnel management or industrial relations or labor welfare will be preferred whereas at least a degree of any equivalent examination and having the knowledge personnel management or industrial relations or labor welfare is mandatory.
Yes, holding an administrative or managerial position in the trading, commercial or industrial
organization is required.
The qualification criteria are same as required in the associate membership.
At least three years and five years of practical experience is required for them who have degrees in
personnel management or labor welfare or industrial relations and who have a degree of equivalent
An individual student who is undergoing a recognized course either for a degree or diploma, in
personnel management or industrial relations or labor welfare may be admitted to the students’
The new members have to pay Rs. 5,500/- as the membership fee. The lifetime membership fee is also
same for the corporate members.
The students who are pursuing the courses of personnel management, labor welfare or industrial
relations are eligible to get the membership at NIPM.
The institute of central or state or self-government or the departments of the same or any salutary body
or corporation, salutary otherwise, or any association, whether incorporated or not, which subscribes to
and is interested in furtherance of the objects of the institute are eligible for the institutional
To apply for membership, you have to fill in the application form, get it proposed and seconded by life/
corporate members of the institute and send it along with the demand draft/ cheque for the amount
covering the General Secretary of the institute through the Secretary of the concerned Chapter, if you
reside within the territorial jurisdiction of any chapter, or directly if you reside outside the jurisdiction of
After the application has been scrutinized by the NIPM office, it will be considered by the Membership
Admission Committee and approved by the National Council. Thereafter, you will be informed about
your admission, indicating the class of membership and date of admission.
New members are enrolled on the basis of the financial year of the institute.
Anyone admitted between April and September shall have to pay full-year’s subscription. Anyone
admitted between October and March has to pay half-year’s subscription. In both cases Entrance fee
has to be paid in full.
NIPM gives you the chance to establish valuable contacts with fellow members, exchange ideas and
information, represent issues of common concern at local and national forums. You will be entitled to a
wide range of enhancement of your professional skills.
You are entitled as a member of NIPM to:
o Attend and participate in the meetings, discussions, lectures, film shows, and such programs which
are organized by the institute or its Chapters.
o Participate in the concessional rates of management training and development programs organized
by NIPM or its Regions and Chapters.
o Get a copy of the Institute’s quarterly journal, “Personnel Today” and a copy of its news bulletin,
“NIPM Newsletter” free of cost.
o Use the library or the information center at NIPM National office and or the Chapter office.
Yes, the members of NIPM are liable to continue their professional practices besides this course of
The member has to preserve the image and dignity of NIPM and shouldn’t misuse it.
The annual subscription must be paid on time or before 1st April each year.
If the person is mentally unsound
If the person is involved in some moral offense
If the person is involved in any violation in the institute
If the person died
If the person does not maintain the rules and regulation of the institute
The decision is taken by the majority of two-third votes of the members present in the voting in the
All the lifetime members shall have one vote each at the general meeting.
Besides the life and corporate members the students and the associate members can also attend the
meeting, but the students and the associate members do not have the right to vote in the general
A person removed from the membership of the institute may be readmitted as a member of the same
class to which he/ she belonged previously, by the Council, on that behalf, provided he/she clears up all
the earlier subscriptions before he/she can be readmitted by the Council.
For corporate membership the annual subscription is Rs.700/- and the entrance fee is Rs.300/-.
For associate membership the annual subscription is Rs.500/- and the entrance fee is Rs.150/-.
For students, the annual subscription is Rs.200/- and the entrance fee is Rs.100/-.