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Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management) - Online

(AICTE Approved)

The two year online Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management) is a masters level two year program that prepares students to to manage the human capital of an organization. Comprehensive curriculum involves foundation and advanced level courses in specialized field of human resource, industry interface through interactions with corporate leaders, peer learning opportunities, and tutorials on need basis through various modules.

3 weeks of immersion at XLRI Campuses

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The two year Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management) - Online 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 XLRI-XOL PGDM (HRM) program is delivered online with three one week campus immersion modules during term I at start, term III and term V.

Program Advantages

  • Customized version of the most reputed PGDM (HRM) program from XLRI modified to the requirements of a virtual program and participants from diverse background
  • Uniquely designed curriculum with conceptual rigour and practical relevance
  • Learn while earning as participants continue to remain in their present employment
  • Three campus immersion opportunities with residency at XLRI Campuses
  • Courses delivered by XLRI fulltime faculty, chosen academicians across the country and experienced industry experts
  • Remote access to XLRI library resources
  • Being part of the XLRI’s wider Alumni networks
  • Bank loan facility with applicable IT exemptions (need to be verified)
  • Partial fee waiver for Women/ SC/ ST/ PwD/ Top academic performers

Session Timings

Online sessions are held on both weekends from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM and on Thursdays 7:00 PM to 10:15 PM (two 1-hour 30 minutes session with 15 minutes gap in between).

Depending on institute holidays and unavoidable circumstances some sessions may be scheduled on other days of the week from 7:00 PM to 10:15 PM.

Examinations may be conducted on Sundays from 3 PM to 6 PM and Tuesdays from 7 PM to 10 PM. If there is no examination scheduled, students can use these slots for working on group assignments/projects and other group activities.


The course plan involves 733 hours of basic and advanced courses across term one to six. Total designed program content for the XLRI-XOL PGDM (HRM) program is for 1240 hours consisting of Scheduled Teaching Hours, Flexible Interactive Sessions, Industry Interface and Career Development Initiatives and Tutorial delivered on need basis. According to AICTE norms, selected students are expected to invest additional 1160 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 (Approximately 41.25 Credits)

XLRI Online Learning - PGDM (HRM) - Year 1 Courses

Year 2 Courses (Approximately 38.75 Credits)

XLRI Online Learning - PGDM (HRM) - Year 2 Courses


The program is taught by experienced fulltime faculty of XLRI - Xavier School of Management, chosen academicians across the country as well as industry experts.


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

Installments 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 three mandatory campus immersion programs at Jamshedpur but exclude the travel and related costs.

Fee Waivers and Scholarships

To ensure diversity of the batch, the following scholarships amount shall be adjusted from the total fees.

Category Amount
Woman student Rs 1,00,000/-
ST/SC student Rs 1,00,000/-
PwD student * Rs 1,00,000/-
LGBT student ** Rs 1,00,000/-

* Any eligible student belonging to the PwD category, possessing a certificate from a certifying authority under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and who furthermore satisfies the Institute admission/learning outcome criteria for Online Programs shall be entitled to a fee waiver as per rules norms and policies made from time to time.

** Candidates needs to upload self declaration statement, while filling application form.

Any student can get fee waiver in maximum two of the above mentioned categories. For eligible students, fee waived will be adjusted against 2nd installment fee. The fee for such student will be Rs. 12 lakhs, to be paid over 4 installments as follows

Installments after Fee waiver I II III IV
Rs. Lakhs 4.5 1.5 3 3

The top performers of the batch are also 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 June 15, 2024, may also apply. Students without experience should have a confirmed offer from an organization because they are expected to work during their study.
  • Candidates with relevant work experience shall be given preference.

Award of Diploma

Participants shall be awarded the “Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management)" upon successfully meeting the academic requirements of the program as set by the Academic Council of XLRI Jamshedpur. Tentative date of physical convocation is 3rd Saturday of August every year at XLRI Jamshedpur.

Sample Diploma Certificate

XLRI XOL - PGDM (HRM) - Sample Certificate

Batch Ambassadors

XLRI Online Learning presents to you the Batch Ambassadors for the 2 year Online Postgraduate Diploma (Business Management, Finance, Human Resource). PGD aspirants can get in touch with the batch ambassadors for any queries related to (XLRI Online Learning - 2 year online diploma program)

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Important Dates
(For 2024-26 Academic Year)

  • Last date to apply
    May 15, 2024
  • Interview dates
    Phase I: February 17-18, 2024 (Completed)
    Phase II: March 30-31, 2024 (Completed)
    Phase III: April 27-28, 2024 (Completed)
    Final Phase: June 08-09, 2024

    Submit your application by June 05, 2024, to receive Final Phase interview call scheduled for June 08-09, 2024 (subject to eligibility)

  • Commencement of the program
    June 29, 2024
  • First campus immersion (session dates)
    July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024

Admission Criteria

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

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