About Goa Institute of Management
The two-year full-time PGDM is the Institute’s flagship program. The PGDM is accorded NBA accreditation and equivalence with Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from an Indian University.
The curriculum, comprising six terms, constitutes a judicious mix of core and elective courses. In the first year, students participate in the unique Give Goa project that helps them to become more socially aware and responsible towards the broader good of society. At the end of the first year, students pursue the Summer Internship Project (SIP) spread over 8 to 10 weeks. The SIP is meant to bridge the gap between institutional delivery of knowledge and contemporary organizational practices.
GIM’s Student Exchange program provides selected students the rare opportunity to pursue an academic internship with global partner institutions. Through the Student Exchange program, selected students can also study abroad for one term. The Joint International Internship Seminar (JIIS), an intensive two-week program, is held every year in September. JIIS enables selected students from the University of Antwerp and first-year students of GIM to work together on live projects in organizations in Goa.
The main objective of faculty members is to help students develop qualities and internalize values which make for effective organizational leadership. This involves much more than just the knowledge of specific theories and models. To develop specific skills different learning methods – from problem analyses, case studies in groups, and simulated games to small group seminars and 'laboratory' exercises – are appropriately used. In order to facilitate the learning process, students are also provided ready access to the Institute’s electronic databases, learning material, and Internet resources.
The Evaluation System
The Institute’s evaluation system is geared to motivate all students to excel. Apart from end-term examinations, a student’s performance is continually assessed on the basis of a range of activities including class participation, term papers, mid-term tests, and surprise quizzes. The evaluation system is rigorous and a student needs to meet the minimum qualifying standards in order to continue with the program and get awarded the PGDM.
GIM is committed to a continued review of the program curriculum and aligning the curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation system with international standards. With this aim, the Institute is planning the international accreditation of the program.
Every student admitted to the Institute is assigned a Faculty Advisor. Assisting in the induction process, the Faculty Advisor monitors the student’s progress during the period of study at the Institute.