PGDM (General Management) is a two year full-time Programme approved & recognized by AICTE, New Delhi and DTE , Government of Maharashtra. The PGDM (General Management) at SFIMAR is a unique “Three Dimensional” Programme offering ‘Functional Specialization’, ‘Sectorial Specialization’ coupled with emphasis on transformational leadership. The PGDM Programme at SFIMAR emphasizes on practice-based and experiential learning.

Functional Electives*:

» Finance
» Marketing
» Human Resources
» Operations
» Systems

Sectorial Electives*:

» Banking
» Retail Management
» Advertising & Public Relations
» Global Business
» Entrepreneurship
» Urban Infrastructure Management

* Note: Proposed Functional & Sectorial Electives will be offered subject to minimum number of 10 students opting for particular elective.

Binary University, Malaysia to promote and expand international understanding, development and friendship.

This will stimulate and support academic pursuits among students and faculty of the two institutions. In 2018, SFIMAR has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ottawa University, U.S.A for exchange of faculty members and students, study abroad opportunities, exchange of academic information, materials and programs, developing and implementing joint academic programs and co-organizing joint conferences and workshops.

The PGDM 3D is one of the most coveted programmes launched in the year 2012. Since the formative years of its inception, we have been consistently striving to produce industry ready graduates who can perform leadership roles in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. To realize this, we have ensured that practice-based and experiential learning remains the focus of all our endeavors.

The mission of SFIMAR’s PGDM Programme is “Creating Transformational Leaders.” We aim to create well-developed leaders with functional, sectorial and leadership orientation. We provide a conducive climate and bundle of opportunity to talented students to be a part of an ambitious programme like ours. We believe in sustainable growth and intend to attract young minds who can create and nurture a socially responsible world.

1. Functional and Sectoral focused electives provide comprehensive learning experience.

2. Project-Based Learning enables the student to develop intellectual and innovative abilities that help them to think pragmatically and act swiftly to implement application-based knowledge in problem-solving complex organizational issues.

3. The Mentoring process provides moral and emotional support to each student. Mentors assess mentee’s strengths and areas of growth, understand career development expectations, and support them to achieve the goal.

4. Regular industry interaction with experts drawn from industry brings knowledge related to contemporary developments in their respective fields.

5. International industry visit increases knowledge about Global firms and best management practices. In-bound field visit to best in class organizations foster the learning process through observation and obtain knowledge of excellent practices.

6. Industry ready and innovative subjects accompanied by the latest application-based software and tools enhance the employability of the student.

7. Blended pedagogy and classroom sessions offer substantive learning amongst peers.

8. Certification courses offered in collaboration with premier institutes and esteemed organizations.

9. Emphasis on leader-centric development and managerial competencies prepares the student to perform a leadership role in an organization from day one.

10.Industry Benchmark placement and summer internship with handsome stipend.

11. Highly affordable and subsidized fees provide the opportunity to students from diverse social compositions to benefit from the unique 3D PGDM Programme.

Our two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), is an innovative management programme consisting of 6 Trimester’s. It is duly approved by AICTE, New Delhi and DTE – Government of Maharashtra. The Three-Dimensional Programme incorporates ‘Functional Electives’, ‘Sectorial Electives’ and ‘Transformational Leadership’.

The Functional Electives offers areas like Finance, Marketing, HRM, Operations and Systems. Sectorial Electives covers Financial Markets, Banking, Retail Management, Advertising & Public Relations, Global Business, Entrepreneurship and Urban Infrastructure Management. The three-dimensional programme is developed and designed in synergy with industry and academic think-tanks and vouch for relevance and rigour in management education.

Enrolled students interact with companies for approximately 100 hours each year in the form of Industry Lecture Series, Field Visits, and, National and Overseas Industry Visit. This provides students the heightened cultural awareness and global perspectives they need. Such visits to various companies strengthen rapport with industry and enhances future employability in those organizations.

The Summer Internship offers Experiential Learning for the duration of 8 to 10 weeks and Extended Industry Immersion in the form of Industry-Based Project Work are one of the hallmarks of this programme. The Final Trimester reaffirms ‘learning by doing’, wherein students invest around 8 to 12 weeks that translates into 200 hours in the company.

Two Year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management – PGDM (Approved by All India Council of Technical Education – AICTE & Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra)

Due to autonomy the curriculum of PGDM Programme can be updated regularly depending on the need in the Industry. Hence one can say that PGDM courses are more Industry relevant.

PGDM is a practical course and not an exam-oriented course, PGDM has a focus on building soft skills and is industry-oriented. It prepares you for the job market.

Since an autonomous institute/course does not have to follow university standards, it is free to change its curriculum according to industry standards and change in the business environment. Also PGDM gives you industry exposure.

PGDM will prepare graduates for senior level positions in industry and pave the way for a strong corporate career. Hence, if you’re looking for a career in the challenging area of management, you should go for PGDM

To systematically monitor the student’s progress in class, industry and field-work through continuous evaluation in place of the conventional evaluation system.

Students are evaluated continuously through assignments, case studies, role plays, project work, management games, class participation, and term paper in addition to the examination at the end of each trimester.

The purpose of this Policy and the associated procedures is to achieve coordinated and consistent examination practices across SFIMAR – PGDM.

The evaluation of courses shall be done on the basis of continuous Evaluation in the form of assignments, presentations, field study reports etc carrying 50% weightage and Trimester End examinations carrying weightage of 50%.

The programme adopts continuous assessment and evaluation to keep on engaging the student and trying to raise the bar from different approaches. To ensure quality of assessment, the various pedagogies adopted are discussed with the Functional Facilitator and the Programme Head. Following is the process adopted –

1. Preparation and monitoring of session plans. 2. Continuous Internal evaluation 3. Periodical Review of new pedagogies and existing pedagogies. 4. Feedback from the students 5. Arranging Special tutorial classes/lectures for weak students 6. Review of Teaching learning mechanisms in Academic Council Meetings 7. Conducting discussions with the Student Development Committee

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Trimester End Examination.




Internal Assessment Indicative.




(a) Active Participation in Discussion, Viva and Presentation.




(b) Active Participation in Class Assignments.




(c) Project/Field work or any other project related activity.




((d) Class Test.




(e) Library Reading, Active participation in role play, management games, article review or any other innovative pedagogy.







A. Trimester end examinations:

The evaluation of the students has been the integral part of the teaching-learning process. The assessment of the students will take into account the number of essential abilities such as quality of imagination, skilful application, problem solving skills and precise decision making in diverse business situations. The end term examination will evaluate the attainment of course outcome, thus identifying the programme level attainment and get the opportunity to analyse gap if any to formulate strategies for subsequent trimesters.

B. Internal Assessment

Class Test:

Class test is one of the components of internal evaluation, is held in class during trimester. It could be either theoretical or analytical or fully application-oriented, based on the nature of the subject and the discretion of the faculty. Class test carries 10 marks out of 50 marks pertaining to total internal evaluation.

Academic Assignments:

Faculty gives assignments as a part of continual evaluation. It is either an individual or group assignment. These assignments are meant to test the student’s cognitive ability of conceptual understanding and pragmatic problem-solving skills. These are to be submitted within the time specified by the faculty


This is assessment tool used to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. The Quiz is designed to evaluate student’s conceptual understanding and their skills acquired by them during the course of study. Quiz is generally conducted in an interactive classroom setting, seeking active participation by larger number of students and encouraging competitive spirit, mental alertness and initiative.

Project Based Learning:

To leverage advantages of this teaching learning method, our Institute initiated ‘Project Based learning approach’ in its pedagogy in the academic year 2016-2017. This approach was introduced at our Institute’s IDEA Meeting (Meeting of Innovation & Development for Excellence in Academics) at the beginning of the academic year. All the faculty members offered their valuable inputs concerning the strategy of ‘Project based learning’ evolvement, execution and evaluation-frame work. It was decided to implement Project based learning in all the specializations–Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations and IT for PGDM. The evaluation criteria were vividly mentioned in the session plan prepared in the beginning of the academic year and continuous evaluation was being carried out on periodic basis to monitor the project execution.

Case Analysis:

The case method assists students to identify typical business problems and to come up with a proposed solution in specific functional areas of management. In this exercise, it is expected that students will comprehend the business situation, analyse the problems, come up with solutions. A case can be evaluated either by faculty asking students to prepare a written report on a case or by faculty rating the student’s live discussion on a case.

Other Activities:

Apart from above mentioned tools other activities like management games, group discussion, debates, role play, team building activities, leadership activities, vocabulary building activities are adopted for holistic development of students.

a) Attendance is compulsory in all subjects. It should be impressed upon the students by the faculty that they should aim at 100% attendance. Leave of absence can be granted only by /Director/Programme Head on valid grounds of sickness or emergencies with the recommendation of class facilitators.

b) The students must maintain regular and punctual attendance in the classes. Record of attendance will be maintained by the academic office and the concerned faculty member. A minimum of 75% attendance in every subject is required for appearing in the examination. The status of attendance will be reviewed by the Programme Head every month and the defaulter’s list to be put up by the 5th of every month. All those defaulters will be required to submit an explanation with valid reasons and supporting documentary evidence in case the students require their absence to be regularized. The attendance status will also be placed before the Examination and Attendance Committee meetings that take place at regular intervals.

c) A student failing to have a minimum of 75% attendance for lectures and all other academic activities can also result in being debarred from the examination.

d) The students can obtain leave of absence from the Director/Programme Head only under the following circumstances: (Such approvals shall be passed on to the Registrar for records.)

• In case of emergencies.

• In case of sickness

(*Leave application on the grounds of sickness must be accompanied by a proper Medical Certificate from the Institutes approved Medical officer.)

• The same ratio shall be applied for computing the attendance of the students by crediting the number of periods which are missed while participating in an extracurricular/ co-curricular activity/ completion/ camp/ workshop/ convention/ symposium/ seminar etc. where the said learner is officially representing the college/ University/ District/ State/ Country with the permission of the Principal/ Director/ Head of the College/ Institute/ University Department or by the direction of the University Officer as the case may be wherein to compute the average attendance the periods missed for what is envisaged here-in-above, at Sr. No. 8.1, shall be deemed to have been attended by the said student.

e) The faculty member concerned will be free to adopt any measure, consistent with these regulations to regulate attendance, penalize for absence and ensure smooth and undisturbed learning in his/her class, and for proper evaluation of the students during the course. If a faculty member finds a student/students irregular in attendance or offensive in conduct etc. he/she can bring this to the notice of the Director/ Programme Head immediately. From time to time particulars of each students’ progress will be recorded.

f) Punctuality: Students should be punctual for lectures, events, guest lectures, and other academic activities. Students who report late for class and are not allowed by the respective faculty member to attend the lecture need to wait for the next class in IT Laboratory or Library. Moving around within the campus or outside campus when lectures are in progress is considered disorderly behavior and will be dealt with seriously.

Program Educational Objective (PEO) Statements

1. To impart knowledge of basic and advanced concepts of Business Management and application of their tools and techniques for local and global business practices.

2. To equip the students with techno-managerial skills and entrepreneurial skills to progress as business leaders and entrepreneurs.

3. To instill students on socially acceptable values and business ethics for developing responsible citizens.

Programme Outcomes

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Programme Outcomes


Apply knowledge of management theories and practices to solve business problems.


Foster Analytical and critical thinking abilities for data-based decision making.


Ability to develop Value based Leadership ability.


Ability to understand, analyze and communicate global, economic, legal, and ethical aspects of business.


Ability to lead themselves and others in the achievement of organizational goals, contributing effectively to a team environment.


Develop research aptitude that fosters a culture of innovation among students.


Develop effective techno-managerial skills and competencies for nurturing future entrepreneurs.


Along with PGDM Programme Institute also provides various Certification Programme. Following is the list of Certification Programme conducted –

All these certification programs are conducted by expert in particular field.

PGDM : 1st Year

No.    Topic

C-1    Graphics Training

C-2    Workshop on Good & Service Tax (GST)

C-3    French Language

C-4    Cambridge English Certification

C-5    Influential Communication Techniques (Spoken English)

C-6    Basic MS Excel Workshop

PGDM : 2nd Year

No.    Topic

C-7    Advance Excel Workshop HOD-CMC

C-8    Cerfcate in Alternate Invesment Industry


C-9    HRMS & Process Automation

C-10  Digital Marketing

C-11  Data Visualization Workshop

C-12  Data Analytics


The Pedagogical principles for teaching and learning at SFIMAR involves an engaging and challenging learning environment that stimulates the motivation for students to achieve their full potential for learning. Faculty creates the best learning environment by means of case study, role play, simulations, management games, movies based teaching and learning, encouraging acquisition of specific competence, reflexive and divergent thinking.

Students and faculty are collaborators and partners in the learning process. Learning at SFIMAR encourages students to actively participate and interact with the teacher and one another. Activities and feedback forms an important goal for increased interaction. Besides academic training, SFIMAR strongly focuses on social responsibility and sustainability based management education.

Institute Industry Interaction

Industry Visit for PGDM Batch of 2019-21 was conducted from 17th to 19th October, 2019. The places visited were Pune and Mahabaleshwar.

Students visited Parle Products, KNEST Aluminium Formwork Company, Mala’s fruit products along with sight visit to Table land & Parsi point, Panchgani Market, Mapro’s shopping outlet, Lingmala waterfall.

SFIMAR takes steps to prepare our students for a dynamic and international market by providing all these inputs that will make the participants self-actualized leaders achieve excellence consistent with educational and entrepreneurial best practices. They gain knowledge and experience through live projects, Industry-institute interaction, and students to industry interaction, and build up functional and managerial skills which are the best of the East and the West, with an everlasting quest for excellence. SFIMAR’s programmes thus integrate theory with practice.

Through our collaborations with International Universities for education partnership, our students understand how global businesses operate and gain cross-cultural advantages to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Through academic, social activities, and cultural visits, it broadens their horizons and global outlook in a big way as a value-addition with long-lasting advantages/benefits.

Through the interaction with foreign Universities, our students get opportunities for networking with their selected students and faculty in the long run. Following is the list of National and International collaboration of SFIMAR.

1. Signed MOU with Binary University, Malaysia

2. Signed MOU with DCM for digital Marketing Workshop

3. Signed MOU With Tata Institute For Social Sciences (TISS)

4. Designed a Study Abroad Programme, Ottawa University, USA

5. SFIMAR representatives and its students visited Assumption University, Thailand

6. Visited the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

7. Visited Singapore chambers of commerce and industry (SCCI)

In a globalized world, developing global competence and connecting with global practices has become an indispensable phenomenon. For making our students and faculty aware of the global business perspectives, in 2017, SFIMAR, Mumbai, India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Binary.