Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration

Programme Highlights

  • 18-months, full-time business administration programme based on the German Dual Education System
  • Theoretical learning at IGTC alternated with hands-on practical training at an assigned company
  • Scholarships supported by Siemens are available for deserving, meritorious students (preferably engineers) from less privileged backgrounds with family income not more than 4 lacs.
  • World-class German and other IGCC member companies invited to select their desired trainee/s during the admission process. Only applicants, who are selected by the industry, are admitted to the programme.
  • Holistic general management curriculum delivered by experts from industry and academia
  • Opportunity to gain on-the-job experience and to work on live projects at the assigned company
  • Exposure to German processes, practices and work culture through live projects at the assigned company
  • Personalized mentoring toward competency building and soft skill development
  • Focus on German language and intercultural learning
  • Dr. Günther Krüger Award for Excellence awarded to the Best Performing Student
  • 100% placement record with 1,200+ successful alumni

Academic Calendar

Terms Theoretical Learning at IGTC Practical Training at Assigned Company
Term I August - October November - January
Term II February - April -
Term III May - July August - October
Term IV November - January -

Disclaimer: * IGCC has not sought approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for conducting the Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration.

Evaluation Process

The evaluation process at IGTC is two-fold – encompassing theoretical assessment in every subject in each phase at the Training Centre and practical appraisal by the Training Company after every three-month stint. The evaluation process is multidimensional and on-going throughout the programme. Examinations may be written, oral, case studies, project assessments – or a combination of all these, and the phase-end evaluations are deemed as final.


On successful completion of the flagship 18-month programme, the IGTC students obtain the below certification:

  • Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration certified by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

General Management Curriculum

Our Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration is anchored in the fundamentals of a general management curriculum that is structured to take students through the complete spectrum of business education. Beginning with the basic courses on how to give winning presentations, or how a database works, it moves on to foundation courses such as statistics, economics and organizational behaviour. Students are then introduced to the major functional areas of business - marketing, accounting, operations, human resources, finance, international business - and ultimately progress toward in-depth study of these areas, both independently and in synergy with each other.

Theoretical Term I at IGTC August – October
Fundamentals of Management Marketing Management
Financial Accounting Operations Management
Cost and Management Accounting Human Resource Management
Quantitative Methods Research Methodology
Economics for Managers IT for Managers & ERP
Organisational Behaviour Business Communication
Practical Training I at Assigned Company November – January
Theoretical Term II at IGTC February – April
Services and Retail Marketing Strategic Management I
Consumer Buying Behaviour Logistics & Supply Chain Management I
Market Research Financial Management I
Operations Research German Language A1
Business Law
Theoretical Term III at IGTC May – July
Industrial (B2B) Marketing Strategic Management II
Sales and Distribution Management Logistics & Supply Chain Management II
Advertising and PR Financial Management II
WTO and Trade Policies German Language A1
Industrial Relations and Labour Laws -
Practical Training II at Assigned Company August – October
Theoretical Term IV at IGTC November - January
Organisation Development Best Practices in German Organisations
Strategic Cost Management Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
International Finance Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Tax Capstone Project
*IGTC reserves the right to change the syllabus and course structure of the programme, as per the changes in the academic and corporate environment.​

Practical Training @ Companies

In close cooperation with each collaborating company, IGTC facilitates two stints (in total six months) of practical training. Training is customized according to the company’s post-training absorption requirements in various functional areas - Marketing, Finance and Controlling, Purchase, Logistics and Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Human Resources, Strategy, Corporate Communication - to name a few. This enables the company to critically examine and judge the student's capabilities, potential and suitability for their specific needs before committing employment. They acquire trained human resources, who are in tune with the practical reality of the organization and hence, hands-on from day 1 of employment.

Students, in turn, learn to work responsibly on the live projects assigned by the company and gain lateral exposure to diverse functional areas of business management. Under an umbrella of unstinted corporate support and industry mentors, they gain the opportunity to personally develop themselves, apply their classroom learning to industry projects and become practical solution providers in the corporate arena.

Significant Projects during Practical Training

  • Market Analysis and formulating Interim Sales Strategy for Thermo Technology products - Bosch Ltd.
  • Analyze the distribution process involved for TEGO actives and carry out a gap analysis - Evonik Industries.
  • Formulation of HSC Report for implementation of commissioning and installation of project for PAN India - SSI Schaefer Systems.
Accounting and Finance
  • Analysis of the road blocks in vendor payments and finding a resolution to their queries - Bosch Ltd.
  • Internal financial audit for a Public Private Partnership project - TÜV India Ltd.
  • Simplifying Income and Cost Service Level Agreement invoicing process - Volkswagen India.
  • Identifying Credit Limit and Sales Order Block Issues -BASF India.
  • Preparing a roll out plan and establishment of a new quality control system - Mercedes-Benz India.
  • Calculating EOQ and Minimax Inventory Level for Assembly Line - Schaeffler Group.
Human Resources
  • Creating a tool to address queries on Compensation and Benefit Policies and Processes - BASF India.
  • Understanding and implementing HR Knowledge Transfer to the New Material Science Company - Bayer Group.
  • Designing and implementing a framework to measure Training Effectiveness - Lanxess India.

List of our Collaborating Training Companies:











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Academic Faculty

The world-class faculty at IGTC personify what it means to be theoretically grounded and practically relevant, by connecting strong academic theories in the classroom to real-world examples and problems facing managers in the business world. They are not only academicians, but also industry experts who collaborate and consult with organisations, serve on corporate boards and successfully run their own companies. With intelligence and energy, these multidisciplinary trainers excel at communicating their passion for their respective fields.

Faculty adopt diverse pedagogic approaches to enhance the learning experience. Lectures, presentations, individual and group assignments, case studies and business simulations are used as teaching tools. Faculty engage students to build knowledge, create understanding in core business principles, nurture sound thinking by providing challenges and opportunities to explore and take risks. They don’t just lecture - they share information, elicit responses, spur dialogue, and encourage ideas to compete and people to collaborate.

Faculty Subject Taught Background
Mr. B. S.  Prakash Marketing and Consumer Buying Behaviour M.Sc., PGDBA - IIM Ahmedabad, Academician / Author
Mr. Deepak Menon Business Communications Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, Masters in Management Studies, Bachelors of Engineering (Instrumentation)
Ms. Divya Kshatriya Enterprise Resource Planning Masters Degree holder in Computer Applications (MCA), Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
Dr. Jaishree Desai Human Resources MBA, PHD, Consultant/Trainer/Academician
Dr. Mysore  Ambashankar Strategic Managment & Business Policy  M.Tech, MBA (Marketing), Ph.D. (Management), D.Sc (Industrial Psychology), a TIFR Research Fellow, Tech Entrepreneur/Academician/Author
Dr. Joy Mukhopadhyay Production Management Ph D. M Sc, M B A, Academician
Mr. L. Surendra Market Research B.E., M.Tech., MBA, Academician
Mr. N.V. Krishna Production Management IIT, Madras (B.Tech, 1974) and IIM, Kolkata (PGDM, 1976)
Mr. Nishant B IT for Managers B.E., PGDBM, MBA, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified Microsoft Excel Expert, NSE Certified Market Professional (Capital Market, Derivatives)
Mr. Rishiraj Dasgupta Finance B.E., PGDM – IIM Kolkata, Academician
Mr. M. H. Sharieff Pinciples of Management M.B.A. (Marketing) , B.E. (Mech. Engineering)
Ms. Sudha Balajee Financial and Cost Accounting B.Com, C.A., DISA, M.Ed, MPWE, Partner in CA Firm/Academician
Mr. Hemanth Kumar Quantitative Methods
Dr. Harkant H. Mankad EBMP Economics Ph.D. in International Finance from Faculty of Commerce, Post-graduate course work leading to A.M., University of Pennsylvania, School of Economics and Wharton School, Philadelphia, USA
Mr. R. Srinivasan Production Management B.Sc. A.C.A., A.C.S., A.I.C.W.A., Academician/Author
Ms. Vidya Krishna Pinciples of Management Master of Management Studies (MMS); Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
Dr. Sagar Koparkar Managerial Economics PHD (Economics), BE (Electrical)

FAQs for PGPBA Students

The PGPBA at IGTC is a unique business administration programme that facilitates a close interlocking of academic course work and on-the-job training into one learning system. The model functions in close collaboration with IGCC member companies. The greatest advantage of the IGTC programme is its ability to give a prospective student an exposure to the real corporate world through the stints of hands-on practical training. It focuses on developing managerial skills and intends to instil exceptionally high levels of applied knowledge in students, which is useful to them as practising professionals. On the pure academic front, the programmes strength lies in its general management curriculum and the quality of academic faculty drawn from some of the best business schools in the vicinity as well as from industry. Given the small batch size, there is a significant amount of personalized attention and emphasis on soft skills, which fosters the right attitude, knowledge, and team spirit, along with interpersonal and communication skills to meet the needs of today's dynamic global business scenario. The inclusion of German language as a part of the curriculum makes the students desirable for several organizations engaging in business with Germany and Europe. The IGTC programme is, thus, a strong stepping stone to mid-sized or large German multinational organizations, as the companies believe in this participative model, enjoy their involvement and take pride in playing a role toward nurturing young professionals. In its own modest manner, the IGTC programme is a success story of the much sort-after industry-academia model.
The course is split into 4 theoretical phases, wherein the trainees study a general management curriculum, encompassing the complete spectrum of business education marketing, finance, operations, HR, IT and strategy. This theoretical learning is interspersed with on-the-job practical training in an assigned collaborating company, wherein the trainees work on live, closely monitored and stringently evaluated projects to apply and assimilate their knowledge. The training stints further teach the trainees to appreciate the variety of social relationships that exist in organisations and to cope with the demands of corporate lives. During the time spent in working with the assigned training company and being mentored by their business managers, the trainees develop their personal skill-set as well as gain an induction to the companys structure, which in many cases facilitates final recruitment.
Terms Theoretical Learning at IGTC Practical Training at Assigned Company
Term I August - October November - January
Term II February - April -
Term III May - July August - October
Term IV November - January -
Students undergo a comprehensive General Management curriculum under the tutelage of world-class faculty from academia and industry which make them competent for any functional area of management
IGTC is the only model wherein the corporates are both, a destination for the students and a full partner in their education. They are involved at every stage of the programme - in the selection process, curriculum design and development, practical training and mentoring, and final recruitment.
On an average, around 30 - 35 companies participate in the programme in Mumbai, while approximately 15 - 20 companies participate in Chennai and Bangalore. There are always sufficient organisations to give the students on-the-job, practical training.
A student is allocated to their training company depending upon his/her career interests, requirements of the companies in terms of graduation qualification, and prior work experience (if any). The IGTC administration facilitates this entire process and strives to get a suitable match between the participating companies and the applicants.
  • Amazon India
  • Archroma India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Audi India
  • Baerlocher India Additives Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Barry-Wehmiller International Resources
  • B I Braun Medical India Pvt. Ltd.
  • BASF Group in India
  • Bayer Group in India
  • Bharat Forge Limited
  • Biobase Databses
  • Bosch Ltd.
  • Bosch Automotive Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd.
  • DBOI Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Deutsche Bank India
  • DHL Express (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dorma India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr. Oetker India. Pvt. Ltd..
  • Epcos India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries
  • Extentia Information Technology
  • Fuchs Lubricants India Pvt. Ltd.
  • General Mills India Pvt. Ltd.
  • GEP Consulting
  • Häfele India Pvt. Ltd.
  • HDFC Bank
  • Hella India Electronics Ltd.
  • Indiva Marketing
  • Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Infiniti Retail
  • John Deere
  • Knorr-BremseTechnology CenterIndia
  • KSB Pumps Ltd.
  • KUKA Robotics India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd.
  • MAN Trucks Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mercedes-Bez India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Merck Ltd.
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Nepa India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nielsoft Ltd.
  • NRB Bearings Ltd.
  • NRB Industrial Bearings Ltd.
  • Rittal Limited
  • Schmersal India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Schaefer Systems Intl. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Siemens Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Siemens Ltd.
  • Steinbach & Partner
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
  • Unipart Logistics
  • Urban Ladder
  • Vedic Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Wacker ChemieIndia Pvt. Ltd.
  • Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
The placement process is initiated by the training companies being given the first preference to recruit their respective trainees. The company assesses the trainees overall work performance through the two stints of practical training, his or her career interests and job profiles available within the organization to find a suitable employment opportunity. In many cases, this proves to be a win-win for both, as the company gains a hands-on employee already well-oriented to the organization, while the student gains a stable career. In cases, wherein the training process does not culminate into a meaningful placement, the students are assisted with the process of applying for recruitment to various other organisations within the vast Indo-German Chamber of Commerce network.
The IGTC administration plays an important role of a facilitator with the industry, not only post the programme but throughout the programme, right from the time of admission. At every step, they ensure that the students are connected with the right industry, undergo the correct training and are readily employable at the end of the programme. Having made a strong beginning with sound multinational organizations, IGTC alumni have progressed to achieve significant roles and responsibilities in various sectors of the industry, including manufacturing, consulting, financial services, retail, and consumer products.
Every year, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce awards the one Best Performing Student of the Indo-German Training Centres with the Dr. Günter Krüger Award for Excellence. This award sponsors the students return airfare to Germany with an objective to give him/her an opportunity to further learn the German language. If possible, IGTC organises a further practical training stint at the German operations of the students training company.
Due to the prestige of associating with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, IGTC has been able to attract the best of management faculty. Our faculty are not only academicians, but also industry experts who collaborate and consult with organizations, serve on corporate boards and successfully run their own companies. A detailed list of the faculty members of all IGTCs is available on our website.
The Training Centres (Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore) are fully air-conditioned, wi-fi enabled, modern training facilities. Compact classrooms, equipped with audio visual aids provide the right ambience for the faculty and the students to nurture their teaching-learning process. A well-equipped in-house library, along with memberships to the British Council Library in Chennai and Bangalore and Indian Merchants' Chamber Library in Mumbai provide the necessary knowledge resources.
A cumulative strength of 140 trainees per batch is admitted across three centres; 30 in Bangalore, 80 in Mumbai, 30 in Chennai.
The programme is a non-residential programme. However, it is intensive and demands up to almost 12 - 14 hours daily during the theoretical and practical training phases.
We dont provide any hostel facilities but most of our outstation students have been able to get accommodation in youth hostels or as paying guests in the city. References can be provided by current students.
The tuition fee for the entire IGTC programme is Rs. 2,50,000/- + 18 % GST.
Every student is expected to carry his/ her own laptop throughout the programme, for effective learning during theoretical phases as well as practical training phases.
No, IGTC does not have any management quota.
Our office timings are 9.30am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday.
The cost of the application form is Rs. 1475/- which includes Rs. 1250/- + 18% GST (9% CGST + 9% SGST, or as amended from time to time). Payments are accepted online/ cash/ cheque only drawn in favor of Indo German Training Centre.
Fresh / experienced graduates and company-sponsored candidates with over 50% aggregate marks can apply. Students appearing for their final year examination may also apply.
Admission to the IGTC PGPBA is a two-stage process. Stage I is an independent Written Test encompassing Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical/ Analytical Reasoning, General Awareness and Written Communication. This is followed by a Group Discussion. Stage II is a round of personal interviews with participating member organizations that would like to select an IGTC trainee. Companies assess the applicant not only on parameters such as personal presentation, communication skills, conceptual clarity, leadership, initiative and creativity and lateral thinking, but also keeping in mind, his/her Employability Factor and the Company-Trainee Match. Hence, there is a critical involvement of the collaborating companies in the admission process. IGTC Chennai and Bangalore offer admission directly after stage I, and in some cases the company interviews are carried out after joining the programme. Please enquire with the IGTC of your choice to find out about the procedure.
The Written Test has five sections encompassing Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical/Analytical Reasoning, General Awareness and Written Communication Skills.
Process Timelines
Admissions Open for PGPBA Batch 2018-2020 2nd January 2018
Last Date for PGPBA Application 31st March 2018
Written Test / GD 27th, 28th and 29th April 2018
Personal Interviews 5th, 6th and 7th June 2018
Programme Commences 1st August 2018


Process Timelines
Admissions Open for PGPBA Batch 2018-2020 December 2018
Last Date for PGPBA Application 31st March 2019
Written Test / GD April 2019
Personal Interviews June 2019
Programme Commences 1st August 2019



B.E./B.Tech./B.Com./B.M.S./B.M.M./B.Sc./B.A.Graduates with 0-3 years of work experience and over 50% aggregate marks are eligible to apply to the IGTC Programme. Students appearing for their final year examination may also apply. They will need to produce documentary evidence of having passed the examination with a minimum of 50% before commencement of the programme, failing which their admission will be cancelled and no refund of fees will be given.

Scholarships supported by Siemens are available for deserving, meritorious students (preferably engineers) from less privileged backgrounds with family income not more than 4 lacs.

Selection Process


Stage I: IGTC Written Test and Group Discussion, Past Academic Performance and Work Experience

IGTC Written Test (100 marks) Group Discussion Evaluation (50 marks) Past Academic Performance and Work Experience (50 marks)
  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical / Analytical Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Written Communication
  • Subject Knowledge / Awareness
  • Leadership / Initiative
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening and respect for others in the group
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the above parameters and shortlisted for the Personal Interview Round (Stage II)

Stage II: Personal Interview


Companies review the profiles of shortlisted applicants (after Stage I) and indicate their preference to interview those applicants, who match their organizational requirements. Hence, every shortlisted applicant may have the opportunity to interview with one or more collaborating training companies and to prove his/her merit to be selected for a training place in the company. On completion of the interview process, the companies give their decision to IGTC regarding their selected trainees. Based on this, the applicant is allotted to his/her respective training company and offered admission to IGTC. This distinctive and unique admission process ensures that every selected applicant is connected to a collaborating training company right from the time of admission to the IGTC programme.

Personal Interview Evaluation (100 marks)
  • Personal Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Conceptual Clarity
  • Leadership and Initiative
  • Creativity and Lateral Thinking
  • Suitability for Training
  Contact Details:
For further details on the PGPBA Admission: Contact: Ms. Anitha.C Tel No: +91 80-40926130 | +91-8040926110 Email: