Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration

Programme Highlights

Training based on the German dual system of education (practical and theoretical), which provides the students with a holistic general management curriculum delivered by industry experts. Exposure to German processes, practices and work culture through live projects at the assigned company.

18 months, full-time business administration programme based on the German Dual Education System

General management curriculum delivered by experts from industry and academia

Partnering training organizations select their desired trainee/s during the admission process; only applicants selected by them are admitted to the programme

Certificate awarded by the Indo‐German Chamber of Commerce

Scholarships supported by Siemens available for students from less privileged backgrounds (family income less than 4 lacs)

Class strength of 90 + students

Enviable placement record with 1600+ alumni

Academic Calendar

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


Our PGPBA programme is anchored in the fundamentals of a general management curriculum that is structured to take students through the complete spectrum of business education.

Business Environment

  • Economics for Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business and Trade Policies
  • Business Law
  • Mergers and Acquisition

Sales & Marketing Management

  • Marketing & Digital Marketing
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Consumer Buying Behavior
  • Advertising and PR
  • Industrial B2B Marketing
  • Marketing Research

Finance and Accounting

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Corporate Tax
  • Financial Management I and II
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • International Finance

Organizational Behaviour

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Industrial Relation and Labor Laws
  • Organizational Development

Fundamentals of Management

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Business Management
  • Research Methodology
  • IT and ERP for Managers

Operations Management

  • Operations Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management I and II
  • Operation Research

German Language - Level A1

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.

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


  • Developing strategy for decorative and outdoor lighting for next 3 years - Häfele India
  • Surveying the Market of Anti-Hydrolysis in Solar Film and analysis of competition for plastic additives – Lanxess India
  • Formulation of HSC Report for implementation of commissioning and installation of project for PAN India - SSI Schaefer Systems.


Accounting and Finance

  • Evaluating customers credit risk & supporting group reporting, and internal financial controls - BASF India
  • Consolidating of indirect SCM commodities PAN India – Siemens Ltd.
  • Simplifying Income and Cost Service Level Agreement invoicing process - Volkswagen India.


  • Supporting the new supply chain concept for Medium Volume Production plants and defining templates for daily monitoring of HPV for line managers - Mercedes-Benz India
  • Digitalization of OEE loss monitoring through TPM trak – Bosch Ltd.
  • Calculating EOQ and Minimax Inventory Level for Assembly Line - Schaeffler Group.

Human Resources

  • Supporting the recruitment team in operations while understanding and following the compensation and benefit policies - Bayer Group
  • Creating a tool to address queries on Compensation and Benefit Policies and Processes - BASF India.
  • Designing and implementing a framework to measure Training Effectiveness - Lanxess India.


List of our Collaborating Training Companies:

Selection Process

Stage I: IGTC

Online Aptitude Test

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantative Ability
  • Logical/Analytical Reasoning
  • Written Communication
Group Interaction Round at IGTC

Past Academic Performance and Work Experience

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the above parameters and are shortlisted for the Personal Interview round with the partnering organization.

Stage II: Partnering Organizations

Personal Interviews

  • Personal Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Conceptual Clarity
  • Sustainability for Training
  • Leadership and Initiative
  • Creativity and Lateral Thinking

Company Allotment and admissions at IGTC


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.


Due to Covid – 19, deadline extended for applicants applying after 5th April 2020 for PGPBA Batch 2020-2022
Online Application Test Date will be allotted on completion of application form
Group Interaction at IGTC Date will be allotted on completion of the online application test
Personal Interviews with Partnering Training Organizations In June 2020
Application Fee Rs. 2000/- + 18% GST

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

The cost of the application form is Rs. 1770/- which includes Rs. 1500/- + 18% GST (9% CGST + 9% SGST, or as amended from time to time). Payments are accepted online through online application form. Click here to fill online form.
The programme fee is Rs. 3,00,000/- + 9% CGST + 9% SGST (or as amended from time to time).

Fresh / experienced graduates and company-sponsored candidates with over 50% aggregate marks can apply. Students appearing for their final year examination may also apply.

The Online Aptitude Test has five sections encompassing Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical/Analytical Reasoning, General Awareness and Written Communication Skills.

Batch 2020-2022 Early Applicants Regular Applicants Late Applicants
Applicants applying between 1st Oct 2019 - 31st Dec 2019 1st Jan 2020 - 1st March 2020 2nd March 2020 - 1st April 2020
Online Application Test 8th January 2020 6th March 2020 6th April 2020
Group Interaction at IGTC 28th January 2020 25th March 2020 10th April 2020
Personal Interviews with Partnering Training Organizations To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced
Application Fee Rs. 1500/- + 18% GST Rs. 1500/- + 18% GST Rs. 2000/- + 18% GST

A cumulative strength of 160 trainees per batch is admitted across three centres; 100 in Mumbai, 30 each in Chennai and Bangalore.

Admission to the IGTC PGPBA is a two-stage process.

  • Stage I: IGTC Written Test*, Past Academic Performance and Work Experience. Applicants are
    evaluated on the basis of the above parameters and shortlisted for the Personal Interview
    Round (Stage II).
    *IGTC Written Test includes Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical / Analytical Reasoning, General
    Awareness, Written Communication.
  • Stage II: Personal Interview conducted by Partnering Training Organisations
    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.

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.
…among others

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 two Best Performing Student of the Indo-German Training Centres with the Dr. Günter Kruger 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.

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.

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.

On successful completion of the flagship 18-month programme, the IGTC students obtain a Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration certified by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

Student Composition


Batch 2017 - 2019 & 2016 - 2018













Work Experience