Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management PGDHRM (Online)

The PGDHRM is delivered online with two five-day in-campus modules at XLRI Jamshedpur during term I and term VI.

Last Date of Application was: July 11, 2022 1 week of immersion per year at XLRI Campus

XLRI started in 1949, is not only the oldest business school of the country, but also the first institute to offer management courses though online platform in India. XLRI is amongst the elite group of B-Schools with triple accreditation in the country from AACSB, AMBA and the NBA. Keeping true to its vision, XLRI strives to offer a management-centric education which is not just leading to a degree, but one that inspires future business leaders to respond to the unmet needs of the society. In consistent with its mission to disseminate the knowledge in management through a portfolio of educational programs, as a Category I institute in AICTE classification, XLRI brings you its flagship two-year programs leading to post graduate diploma in online mode to those who were not able avail it due to space, opportunity or other related resource constraints.

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

(AICTE Approved)

The two year post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management is a master level program facilitating the learning and application of concepts, techniques, and practices in the management of human resources in addition to exposing the student to different functional areas of management to enhance the effectiveness. Being a specialized program in itself, there are no separate areas for concentration.

The PGDHRM program is delivered online with 1 week of immersion per year at XLRI Jamshedpur during term I and term VI.

For working professionals, the PGDHRM program is best suited as they learn while they earn. Fresh graduates will get more opportunities to learn from the experienced XLRI faculty as well as industry experts and can also interact with very diverse group of participants over an interactive online platform which monitor their learning as well as performance progression during the course.

Target Participants

The target participants may include the following:

  • Graduates who have a career aspiration in the field of human resource management. Those completing their final Bachelors’ examination would be allowed to join the program provisionally, subject to submission of required certificates latest by October 31, 2022.
  • Professionals currently working in the HR/administration department of corporates and eager to learn/update their skills through a systematic and rigorous education.
  • Executives looking to supplement their experience-based skills with widely recognized Post Graduate Diploma to boost the career prospects
  • Managerial professionals who have taken up an HR role as a part of job rotation, but lacking comprehensive understanding of the function
  • Professionals from other managerial functions, planning to explore their future career options within the domain of HR.

Program Advantages

  • Customized version of the most reputed PGDHRM program from XLRI modified to the requirements of a virtual program and participants from diverse background
  • Help you to overcome the limitations of space, resource constraints, unalterable obligations or missed opportunities to experience the PGDHRM program from XLRI
  • Uniquely designed curriculum with conceptual rigour and practical relevance
  • Flexible Interactive Sessions: Your group has the option to decide the preferred slots (within a week) of approximately 23% of total attendance requirements
  • Blending synchronous and asynchronous online learning and encouraging peer learning
  • Learn while earning as participants continue to remain in their present employment
  • Two campus immersion opportunities with residency at XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Courses delivered by XLRI fulltime faculty and experienced industry experts
  • Prescheduled tutorials hours every week to handhold those who need support
  • Remote access to XLRI library resources
  • Being part of the XLRI’s wider Alumni networks

Learning Method

The course pedagogy involves lectures, case analysis and discussions, hands on exercises, simulations, personal reflections, role plays, tutorials, and peer-to-peer learning through group work.

Online sessions are held on both weekends and on Thursdays from 6.30 PM - 9.45 PM. In addition to these contact hours mostly led by the faculty members of XLRI, the program offers you opportunities for systematic peer learning through flexible interactive hours scheduled on Sunday morning (11.30 am - 01.00 pm) and Tuesday evenings (8.00 -9.30 PM). You will be working in groups in a monitored platform provided by the institute and groups are allowed to shift the timings of these interactions to any slot convenient to members increasing flexibility of the program. In addition, participants are also offered tutorial assistance on Monday and Friday (from 8.00 -10.00 PM) that can be availed by members on need basis.

Career Advantage

The PGDHRM is a specialised program that prepares students to updated and wide range of Human Resource related themes focusing on people issues of organizations. Enrolled students will have opportunities of availing career guidance from faculty and Placement Office, including connecting with XLRI's global alumni network. Besides, the regular speaker sessions involving senior corporate executives will give students opportunities for interactions. We encourage fresh graduates enrolled for the program to use the networks both within the batch and outside to get enrolled for various internship opportunities during the course period to enhance practical exposure and professional abilities. Ultimately, of course, your job prospects would depend on the skills and expertise you gain in the specialised courses and the engaging relationships you develop during the program.

PGDHRM Course Plan

The course plan involves 747 hours of basic and advanced courses across term one to six. You need to visit XLRI Jamshedpur for two campus immersion experiences of five days (term I & term VI) to interact with the faculty members, your peer group, batchmates and others assisted/going to assist you during this lifetime opportunity.

In addition to these 747 hours, participants are expected to spend 210 hours at group level to attend Flexible Interactive Hours (FIH) to complete experiential exercises, class assignments and activities, application exercises, simulations, solving a case in groups, working on a project etc. as per the course outline. Program also offers 288 hours of scheduled tutorial hours spread across the year to provide support to the needy ones on a continuous basis. In addition to these 1245 hours designed and delivered form XLRI, participants are expected to invest 1155 hours as Indicative Self Learning Hours in the form of pre-readings, assignments & individual reflections, individual exercises, e-texts, self-assessment etc. across all courses depending on personal strengths and weaknesses.

Year 1 Courses (384 Scheduoed Teaching Hours – 41.25 Credits

Year 2 Courses (363 Scheduled Teaching Hours – 38.75 Credits)

XOL Faculty

The program is taught by experienced fulltime faculty of XLRI - Xavier School of Management, select faculty from overseas as well as experienced industry professionals.

PGDHRM Program Fee

The fee for the Program is Rs. 14 lakhs, paid over 4 instalments as follows

Instalments I II III IV
Rs. Lakhs 4.5 3.5 3 3

The fees include the cost of textbooks, reading materials, library resources , accommodation and boarding during the two mandatory campus immersion programs at Jamshedpur but exclude the travel and related costs.


To ensure diversity of the participants, the following scholarships amount shall be adjusted from the total fees. A candidate can avail any two scholarships for women candidate, ST/SC candidate and Tier II &Tier III location.

Category Amount
Women candidate Rs 50,000/-
ST/SC candidate Rs 50,000/-
Tier II & Tier III* Rs 50,000/-

* *Candidates who have completed their 10th, 12th and Graduation degrees from institutions located in Tier II/III towns are eligible.

Top five performers are eligible for academic scholarship of Rs. 50,000/- at the end of first year.


  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate mark of 50% from a recognized University/ Institution recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • Those completing their final examination and obtaining certificates for final completion by October 31, 2022 may also apply.
  • Candidates with relevant work experience shall be given preference.

Award of Diploma

Participants shall be awarded the “Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Online)” upon successfully meeting the academic requirements of the program as set by the Academic Council of XLRI Jamshedpur.

Admission Closed for 2022-24 Bank Loan facility available
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Important Dates

  • Admission 2022-24 Closed on: 11th July, 2022
  • Classes commence: 24th July, 2022

Admission Criteria

Candidates shall be admitted through a two-step process, Step 1 (Shortlisting): Step 2(Personal Interview)

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Program Director

Dr. M Srimannarayana

Professor of Human Resource Management,
XLRI - Xavier School of Managent

Coordinated a three member consultancy team for a State Electricity Board in the area of Manpower Restructuring and Human Resource Development Department