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Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Online)

The two year Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) 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.

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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 (Online)

(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 three one week campus immersion modules during term I at start, term III and term VI.

For working professionals, the PGDHRM program is best suited as they learn while they earn. Fresh graduates, who are expected to join an organization while doing the program will get more opportunities to learn from the experienced XLRI faculty, chosen academicians across the country 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 August 31, 2023.
  • 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 25% of total program content
  • Blending synchronous and asynchronous online learning and encouraging peer learning
  • 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
  • Prescheduled tutorials hours to handhold those who need support
  • 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)
  • Scholarships of Women/SC/ST/Top academic performers

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), Tuesday and Friday evenings (8.30 -10.00 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 (from 7.00 - 10.00 PM) that can be availed by members on need basis.

Career Guidance Support

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 career guidance through specifically designed sessions and other career support activities, including connecting with XLRI's global alumni network. Besides, the regular speaker sessions involving senior corporate executives will give students opportunities for interactions.

PGDHRM Course Plan

The course plan involves 733 hours of basic and advanced courses across term one to six. Total designed program content for the PGDHRM 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)

Year 2 Courses (Approximately 38.75 Credits)


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

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 three 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 both scholarships for woman candidate and ST/SC candidate.

Category Amount
Woman candidate Rs 1,00,000/-
ST/SC candidate Rs 1,00,000/-

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 July 31, 2023, 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 “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.

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 Flagship program)

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Important Dates
(For 2023-25 Academic Year)

  • Last date to apply
    June 15, 2023
  • Interview dates
    June 11, 2023 and June 17-18, 2023
  • Commencement of the program
    July 1, 2023
  • First campus immersion (session dates)
    July 24-28, 2023

Admission Criteria

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

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

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