Post Graduate Diploma in Management

(Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation)

It is a full time AICTE approved course in entrepreneurship by XLRI which offers structured long-term support for aspiring entrepreneurs by combining management education with incubation/acceleration.

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    1st Week of July, 2022
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About the Program

Post Graduate Diploma in Management
(Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation)

The programme provides students with skills, analytical tools, perspectives, and experiences that prepare them for careers as autonomous entrepreneurs, family-business entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs in corporate settings.

Application Process

All aspiring entrepreneurs desirous of starting a venture soon are encouraged to apply.

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Important Dates

Phase 3 Application deadline: 8th June, 2022 | Academic Session Begins: 1st Week of July, 2022

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The applicant must have a bachelor's degree from any University/ Institution recognized by the Ministry of Education, Govt. India.

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Selection Process

Shortlisting will be on the basis of the candidates' academic record, work experience and Statement of Purpose outlining their interest in the programme.

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Two Tracks of the Program

Startup Track

For those who wish to start a new venture from scratch.

Family Business Track

For those who wish to continue in their family business, strengthen it and take in exciting new directions.

Course Fees

Tuition fees payable for the two-year PGDM Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Venture Creation will be approximately Rs 7.5 Lakh per annum and it will be paid in three installments every year. Additional charges include for hostel and mess.

Year Installment I Installment II Installment III
Year 1 2.5 Lakhs 2.5 Lakhs 2.5 Lakhs
Year 2 2.5 Lakhs 2.5 Lakhs 2.5 Lakhs

Alumni Benefits

Students of this Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation) program
enjoy lifetime alumni benefits of XLRI

  • Alumni will also have access to the Job Portal to post jobs or apply for vacancies posted on the alumni forum.
  • Access to the XLRI Alumni directory on the alumni portal.
  • Access to the discussion forums and the built in message board to connect and network with alumni.
  • Participate in the mentorship program on the portal and depending on age and experience can be a mentor or a mentee.
  • Access to register with the respective Chapters across the country and abroad where they are located.
  • Get to be a part of the Chapter Social Media Groups on Whatsapp / Signal / Facebook / Linkedin and the exclusive XLr app.
  • Attend the Annual Homecoming & Distinguished Alumni awards which is hosted at XLRI.
  • Invites for Summer Meets at various cities and also for chapters specific programmes events.
  • Alumni will also receive monthly alumni e-newsletter XLConnect keeping them posted of alumni events, activities and news.
XCEED Partnerships

XCEED has several partnerships with business service providers, technology services, funding entities and other eco-system partners, providing a variety of benefits to startups like providing tech credits to help build your product or giving free or discounted services. It also includes sharing preferential business services, sharing knowledge and access to build business relationships.

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Program Director

Dr Rajeev Roy is an entrepreneurship educator, startup mentor, entrepreneur and investor. Currently he is Professor of entrepreneurship at XLRI Xavier School of Management, and the CEO of XCEED, the campus incubator. He has been involved in entrepreneurship development in 14 countries across five continents. He has trained over 1000 entrepreneurs and over 300 entrepreneurship educators. He has been directly involved in mentoring and advising over 100 startups in their growth phase.

Contact Details

For program related queries, contact

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohanty - / +918092549586

Ms. Rachna Tiwari - / +91 8210361118

XCEED Department - / 06576653487

Need to Know

Frequently Asked Questions.

Yes. It is a full time programme. Students will be expected to stay full time on campus.
No. You may apply without giving XAT. However, those who have given XAT need not pay additional application fees
No. This is a full-time offline programme, which will be fully residential. In case there are government regulations related to COVID and we are unable to get students on campus, it may be conducted online.
The certificate will be issued by XLRI Jamshedpur
It is a programme for those who wish to start an enterprise. It is highly encouraged that you start one while in the programme, but it is not compulsory.
Yes. This programme also has a ‘Family Business’ Track, specifically for those who come from family businesses.
As part of the Alumni community of XLRI, you will be part of one of India’s strongest alumni networks and will receive invites to exclusive events, meets and conferences. During the course of the programme, you will cross paths with several industry experts, entrepreneurs, angel investors and others. You will also be taking part in events, demo days and meetups where you will find opportunities to expand your professional networks.
The curriculum is based on the regular PGDM curriculum for business management but has been contextualized for startups. The core courses will cover all aspects of business fundamentals needed to run a business, and electives will help you focus on your specific learning needs. A large part of the course is designed around experiential learning, where you get an opportunity to validate and internalize your learning by applying it in the real world.

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At XLRI, you'll step into a world of entrepreneurship: from cutting-edge concepts and curriculum to all the resources of XCEED, the incubator at XLRI.