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IIM Tiruchirappalli - Post Graduate Certificate Progamme in Strategic Management(PGCSM)

Post Graduation Certificate Progamme in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

Programme Start Date : 21 Oct, 2023

Course Duration : 9 months

Last Date to Apply : 15 Oct, 2023

Course Fees

1,99,400 + GST

Delivery Mode


Class Schedule

Saturday: 3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Technological Partner

Times TSW

Alumni Status

IIM Tiruchirappalli Alumni status

Campus Immersion

6-day campus immersion

Course Overview


Businesses in the 21st century are rapidly evolving and have been foregrounded as global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic are coming to the fore. This brings unprecedented instability and enormous challenges for organisations around the world. Businesses can bank upon the only survival kit to formulate, adopt, and execute effective strategies in these challenging times. As the head of a business unit, or if you aspire to be one, the questions that may come to your mind, Am I prepared for the massive consumer behavioural changes? Am I ready to face new competitors? Do I have a new plan to tackle the global events? The answer is simple, Effectively Designed Strategies. By enrolling for IIM Tiruchirappalli’s Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management (PGCSM), you will help your organisation reduce operational risk by initiating timely innovations and early actions.

In today’s dynamic environment, it is desirable and essential for every organisation to have a strategy. By enrolling for IIM Tiruchirappalli’s Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management (PGCSM), you will help your organisation reduce operation risk by initiating timely innovations and early actions. PGCSM’s unique curriculum is designed to offer a set of concepts and tools that equips senior leaders to make faster decisions, collaborate effectively in a more interconnected environment, and lead organisations with impact. PGCSM explores the evolving world of business strategy, focusing on the increasingly important roles of innovation, customer centricity, design thinking, etc., in building effective and holistic strategies. Adopting a practical approach through business model workshop and capstone simulation, the programme aims to offer participants specialised competencies in strategic management.

Course Highlights

  • The curriculum includes concepts like the Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Design Thinking workshop
  • Capstone project
  • 6-day campus immersion
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli Alumni status
  • Certification from one of the top Indian B-Schools

Key Benefits

At the end of this programme, you would have gained valuable insights into building holistic strategies in a complex business world. The programme will enable you to:

  • LEAD the formulation and execution of strategy at your organisation
  • USE strategic frameworks, models and tools to formulate, evaluate and improve strategies
  • BUILD resilience in your business to sense and respond to environmental changes effectively, such as digital transformation and pandemics
  • SUSTAIN competitive advantage in your business


  • Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD) awarded by

a)universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or
b)institutions declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or
c)possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India

  • Minimum post qualification experience of 3 years is desirable (can also include running their own businesses)
  • Reservations will be provided to eligible candidates as per Government of India norms
  • Employed in an organisation or should be running their own business at the time of seeking admission to the programme
  • Promising candidates based on their academic performance, work experience and organisational roles on a case-to-case basis by the Institute

Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on the candidate’s profile evaluation.

Course Modules

The PGCSM will contain the following modules that will be delivered over 99 off-campus and 36 on-campus hours (totalling to 135 contact hours):


Module 1: Basics of Finance and Accounting
Module 2: Basics of Organization
Module 3 : Analysis of External Environment
Module 4 : Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
Module 5 : Strategic Innovation
Strategic Leadership and Corporate Governance
Corporate Strategy for growth
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  • Students who successfully complete the programme and fulfil all the prescribed requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
  • Successful candidates will also be accorded with IIM Tiruchirappalli Alumni status.

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Date & Fees

Fee Particulars Amount (in )
Registration Fee 2,500 + GST
Programme fees:(Including Application Fee) 1,99,400+ GST



·        All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes.

·        All fees will be collected by BCCL.


Note: “In case the candidate rejects the offer from the Institute then the processing fees will be not refunded.”

No. of Installments - Total amount to be paid in 4 installments.
Instalment No. Amount (in )
Instalment I 10,000** + 47,150
Instalment II 45,000
Instalment III 45,000
Instalment IV 52,250
Timeline and Dates
Application closure date 19-Mar-2022
Academic orientation date 20-Mar-2022
IOL Classes start date 26-Mar-2022


The pedagogy will involve a combination of the following:

  • Case Discussions
  • Lectures
  • Group Learning Exercises
  • Simulations (In-campus Module)
  • Workshops (In-campus Module)

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