Institute of Management

Executive Diploma Programmes



The Institute started the Executive Diploma Programmes (EDP) in 1999 to fulfill the needs of the working executives, managers and entrepreneurs. This year (i.e. in 2017-18), the Programmes are offered in (i) Finance (ii) Marketing, (iii) International Business  and (iv) Operations Management specializations. However, a particular programme will be offered only if a minimum of 20 candidates opt for it.

The Objectives:
The Programme focuses on updating the participants on latest developments in the areas of management, and preparing them to take higher responsibilities in their organizations. The main objectives of the Programmes: Impart knowledge on the latest concepts, tools and techniques and practices in the different areas of management.
    • Impart knowledge on the latest concepts, tools and techniques and practices in the different areas of management.
    • Sharpen decision making skills of the participants.
    • Develop an aptitude of appreciation of the current global environment.
    • Provide insights into the emerging issues and challenges in the field of management.
    Programme Structure:
    The classes are conducted on Sundays (between 09.00AM and 05.00PM) to suit the working executives. The programmes' structure is given below:
    Duration: 30 Sundays
    Number of Courses in a Programme: Nine
    Course Credit: 13.5 Credit Hours (One credit hour is equal to 12 classroom sessions of one hour each)

    Pedagogy and Learning Resources:
    Pedagogy consists of simulation exercises, case analyses, industry presentations, lectures, discussions, assignments, projects, etc. We have a centrally air-conditioned and fully computerized Library Resource Centre with an impressive collection of business databases, corporate annual reports, e-books, and CDs besides more than 28,800 volumes of books.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    A (three year) Bachelor’s or its equivalent Degree in any discipline from a recognized University and a minimum of two year post degree work experience as on June 30, 2017.

    Admission:
    Admissions shall be offered based on the performances in the personal interview, work experience and past academic records. The programmes shall commence from July 30, 2017.

    Nirma Application Form:

    Online Nirma Application Form

    1. Read the Admission Application Instructions carefully before filling up the form. 

    2. Fill in the on line application form and submit it along with an online payment of Rs.1000/- by credit card/debit card/net banking.

    3. Last date to apply July 14, 2017

    Register here for On-line Application Form [Apply Online Now]


    Download EDP 2017 Brochure


    Course Fee:
    Each Executive Diploma Programme has a course fee of Rs. 46,000/-, which includes Tuition Fee, Books/Study Material Charges, Lunch and Refreshments. Educational loans, if desired, could be arranged through banks.  The Fee is payable in two installments of Rs. 23,000/- each. First installment is to be paid at the time of registration, and the second in the month of November.  The payment should be made in the form of Cheque or DD drawn in favour of ‘Institute of Management, Nirma University’ payable at Ahmedabad.

    Examination and Other Fees to be paid at time of joining programme:
    Examination Fee Rs. 4,000/- (Non-Refundable)
    Library Deposit Rs. 3000/- (Refundable)
    Caution Money Rs. 1000/- (Refundable)

    Important Dates:
    Last Date to apply online:                           July 14, 2017
    Date of Interview:                                      July 16, 2017
    Commencement of Programme:                  July 30, 2017


    For further details, please contact :
    Deputy Registrar
    Institute of Management,
    Nirma University
    Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
    Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota,
    Ahmedabad 382 481, INDIA
    Phone   +91 - 02717 - 241 900 to 04 Ext 609, +91-79-30642609
    Fax  +91 - 02717 - 241 916
    Email: edp.im@nirmauni.ac.in