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Executive Diploma Programme

Executive Diploma Programme

Institute of Management, Nirma University recognized the growing demand among working professionals and executives to enhance their knowledge and skills in the management field while managing their regular work commitments. As a response to this need, the Executive Diploma in Management Programmes (EDP) was launched in 1999.
These programs are designed to cater to the personal and professional development of executives, providing them with an opportunity to upgrade themselves without disrupting their work schedules. These programmes are conducted on Sundays [from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM] to suit the needs of working executives, managers, and entrepreneurs seeking exposure to modern management concepts and practices. The Programmes are offered in following specialisations:
(i) EDP in Business Analytics
(ii) EDP in Marketing
(iii) EDP in Operations Management
However, a particular programme will be offered only if a minimum of 20 candidates opt for it.

Eligibility & Admission Procedure

After undergoing this programme, the participant shall be able to:

  • Impart knowledge of the latest concepts, tools, techniques, and best practices
  • Provide insights into the emerging issues and challenges in the respective fields
  • Sharpen the decision-making skills of the participants
  • Develop capabilities to take leadership positions in the domain

The EDPs are conducted on Sundays to suit the needs of working executives, managers, and entrepreneurs seeking exposure to modern management concepts and practices.

Duration of the Programme : 33  Sundays*
Term Structure : 3 Terms, each having 3 courses
One term: : 11 Sundays having total input input of 60 hours and examination time of 6 hours
One course : 2 Credit hours (20 contact hours)
Total credits : 18 credit hours requirements

*Though the each programme is conducted only on 33 Sundays, it is spread over approximately ten months so as to provide the participants with a free Sunday after every four Sundays. The programme requires regular attendance and punctuality in all classes.

The pedagogy consists of lectures and discussions, case analysis, simulation exercises, assignments, projects, etc. Lectures and presentations by industry experts and acomplished scholars will also be organized from time to time. The actual mix of pedagogy varies with the nature of a course. The classrooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with multimedia and audio-visual aids to facilitate the teaching-learning process. A total of 20 sessions will be scheduled per course. The participants are encouraged to use the library on the campus.

Learning Resources: The participants can use the library that subscribes to 14 databases and around 10,000 E-journals through databases such as EBSCO, JSTOR, Elsevier’s Science Direct, and Sage. The library also subscribes to ISI Emerging Markets Database, the financial and economic databases like; ACE Equity, ACE Mutual Funds, Bloomberg, and Prowess IQ. The library also subscribes to, which is a socioeconomic database, and SCOPUS for helping researchers.

A three-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by Nirma University as eligible for Postgraduate studies and a minimum of two years of work experience as on 30th June, 2024. Only post-degree (graduation) work experience will be taken into consideration for deciding the work experience. Work experience will be counted from the date of issue of the final year graduation mark sheet.

  • Spread over 33 Sundays
  • Executive Diploma Programme from NAAC “A+” Grade University
  • Tailored to the needs of the working executives
  • Contemporary and Futuristic
  • Industry Relevant
  • Practice Orientation
  • Value for money

Candidates shall be offered admission based on their performance in the personal interview, work experience, and past academic achievements.

Application Form Fee: Rs.1250/- + Applicable Taxes



Course Tuition Fees (Each Specialisation): Rs. 46,000/-

The tuition fee can be paid in two installments of Rs. 23,000/- each. First installment is to be paid at the time of registration, and the second in November.

Examination and Other Fees to be paid at the time of joining the programme:

Fee Amount
Registration Fee Rs. 1000/-
Eligibility Fee Rs. 1000/-
Examination Fee Other Deposit Rs. 5500/-
Refundable Security Rs. 5000/-

Important Dates

  • Last Date to Apply

    June 30, 2024
  • Interview Date

    July 07, 2024
  • Commencement of the Programme

    July 21, 2024