Director’s Message: We, at the Institute, are committed to developing leaders in management with the competencies demanded by a rapidly changing and complex global business setting and it is in this intense learning environment that we offer our programmes. Founded on intellectual rigor, a culture of collaboration with sensitivity to stakeholder perspectives and the desire to develop relevant frameworks and insights for the business environment, our programs seek to advance knowledge and practice.
Candidates have the opportunity to engage their minds with distinguished faculty and other students and develop the analytical skills critical for understanding management in a stimulating environment, drawing on a modern and enabling infrastructure. We offer postgraduate programmes in management, whatever stage of your life and career you are at – a fulltime programme, part-time programme and executive education.
The orientation towards globalization is reinforced through international linkages and the industry interface through consultancy projects, conferences and training programmes at several industrial establishments. The Economics and Finance Research Cell has been operational this year and has begun well on some projects for the Government.
We have an active alumni network, so if you are one of our graduates, please keep checking the site to see what’s coming up that could be of interest to you.
As Director of the Institute, it is my privilege to oversee the ongoing development of the Institute into an effective learning centre with an interdisciplinary perspective committed to making a difference.
PGDM The faculty’s main objective is to assist the student to develop those qualities and to internalise those values which make for effective leadership in organisations. Since this involves more than the knowledge of specific theories and models, different learning methods are used appropriate to the skills to be developed, like problem analysis, case studies in groups, simulated games, small group seminars, and ‘laboratory’ exercise. While classroom interaction aims at developing a wide knowledgebase, the student is encouraged to analyse, anticipate, innovate and otherwise prepare himself or herself for a challenging professional career. The courses are designed taking into account the requirements of employers and the abilities of the students to reach the highest standards.
Pedagogy GIM works towards enabling its students to learn better through innovative learning techniques. The style of class is participatory, thus being an impetus in enhancing student capabilities. Teamwork is strongly emphasized, through interactive and group learning, which increases participation and helps maintain student involvement. Students analytical skills are tested through problem based cases, whereas the question and discussion periods and debates help stimulate thought. Visual and computer based instruction along with technology based delivery provide a more effective presentation of course material. Fieldwork service projects help integrate the theory and practice in business management. Teaching techniques at GIM are thus themed around enabling students to become independent thinkers, and making things happen. The learning process is enhanced through the use of technology that facilitates access to resources and readings and submission of assignments.
Summer Project In the summer after the first year, students are required to spend eight to ten weeks in an industrial organization doing a project on a significant aspect or problem of organizational management. The aim of the summer project is to provide students an opportunity to observe closely an organization in operation, and to relate what they have learnt in class to actual practice. The Alumni Association has instituted a Gold Medal for the Best Summer Project.
The students are required to submit a dissertation on any area of management, as a part of the academic programme.
Postgraduate Diploma In Management – Part Time (PGDM-PT) For Working Executives Especially designed to offer experienced executives an opportunity to undergo MBA level training., Participants exposed to a wide range of management theories & practices.Helps executives enhance their managerial competencies and develop cross-functional expertise. Provides immediate scope to put to practice the management concepts, developments and theories.
Duration Class interaction will be for two years only while the independent project work will spread to third year. Classes generally on weekends (Saturdays: 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sundays: 8:30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.), but may sometimes stretch to Sunday afternoon, especially during the second year, to accommodate more electives.
Selection Process Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will have to answer an entrance test. (sample questions for entrance tests provided separately) Based on their performance at the entrance test, they would be invited to attend, at their own cost the interview process which will be held at the Institute. The selection will be based on the candidate’s performance at the interview, academic achievements, and the nature of his or her work experience.
Admission Candidates who are selected for admission will be informed by email. They should indicate their acceptance of the admission offer by paying the first term fees on or before the stipulated date.
Management Development Programme The Institute organizes short-duration ‘residential’ management development programmes designed to provide opportunity to managers whose formal education was completed many years ago, to update their management knowledge and skills. A few seats in every programme are also available for participants on a ‘non-residential’ basis. Programmes are also designed for executives who have not had formal management education and who would benefit by being exposed to new management concepts and skills. While these programmes focus on the participant’s growth as a manager, they equally have in mind the organisation’s development through the training of its executives for leadership and innovation.
The management development programmes offer practicing managers an opportunity to meet and exchange views with their counterparts from other companies and to learn how others deal with the problems similar to theirs. The Institute’s MDPs include courses in financial management, marketing, operations management, materials management, HRD, industrial relations and decision sciences. The duration of the courses varies from two to four days. The objective of the Institute is to partner oragnisations in enabling their employees to go beyond current levels of performance in achieving organisaitonal goals.
In-Company Training Programs The Institute also conducts short duration management programmes designed to meet the specific training needs of a particular company or organisation. These programmes are held at a place convenient to the client organisation. Requests for such programmes are generally in the area of HRD or finance. The Institute has the competence to offer such programmes also in the other areas of management like production, marketing, industrial relations, and organisational development.
Management Film Club The objective of the club is to create enjoyable experiences for the members which would also stimulate learning in management. The club organises a film screening every month; that is accompanied by a discussion of the issues that emerge from the film, which will be facilitated by an expert in the area of management. The screening of films is tentatively scheduled for the first Friday of every month; organisations wishing to participate in this experience are required to contribute a nominal fee of Rs. 250/- per participant.
ELIGIBILITY Minimum 50% aggregate marks in a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) recognised by the Association of Indian Universities/AICTE. Candidates who will complete all requirements for the degree by 14th June 2008 may also apply. If an applicant does not complete all the requirements of his degree by 14th June 2008, or does not obtain 50% aggregate marks in his degree, the offer of admission made to him will stand cancelled. The total number of seats is 120. The qualifying cutoff for each year is determined on the basis of the scores of the applicants to the Institute, in the entrance test in that year. For admission to the post graduate programme in business management 2007-2009, 90.01 was the qualifying percentile cutoff. For admission to the post graduate programme in business management 2008-2010,only those candidates who register for the XLRI Admissions Test (XAT) 2008 of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI) may apply for admission to GIM.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE Candidates seeking admission to GIM are required to observe the following procedure: Applicants to GIM are required to take the XLRI Admissions Test (XAT), which will be held on 6th January 2008. Register for XAT at http://www.xlri.edu/ Apply online on http://gim.sify.net/ Last date for application is 31st December 2007. Candidates who have applied for admission to GIM will be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT scores. The shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interviews for final selection in February/March 2008. (Interview centres – Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Panaji) The final selection will be made tentatively in April 2008 on the basis of XAT scores (50% weightage), the candidate’s past academic performance (10% weightage), performance in group discussion and individual interview (30 % weightage) and work experience (10% weightage), if any. The academic session would begin in last week of June/first week of July 2008. For selection for the Group Discussion and Individual Interview, the qualifying cut-off XAT score will be lowered by 15 points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin. Documentary evidence of domicile will have to be supplied along with the completed Application Form.
Please note: Admission to the Goa Institute of Management is strictly on the basis of merit and no donation in any form is sought or accepted in connection with admission.
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