Seminar Courses under PGDM-BE programme – Part 2

The seminar courses are an important part of the PGDM-BE programme at EDI. They are specially designed to provide in-depth understanding of various sectors where the student wants to associate in future. These first-year seminars are taught by EDI faculty in association with various industry experts and consultants. Seminar faculty often serves as informal mentors for their students long after the class has ended.

Let’s see a brief of the various topics that fall under the Seminar Courses: (In continuation to the previous blog post –

(6) Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The Indian engineering industry accounts for 27 per cent of the total factories in industrial sector and represents 63 per cent of the overall foreign collaborations. The engineering sector is one of the major contributors to the country’s total merchandise shipments. India is one of the leading offshore destinations in delivering engineering research and development (ER&D) services with a market share of 22%.

Students will be briefed about the transport equipment, capital goods, other machinery/equipment and light engineering products like castings, forgings and fasteners.

(7) Media & Entertainment (M & E)

The Indian M&E industry is projected to grow 11.8 per cent to clock revenues worth Rs 91, 700 crore (US$ 16 billion) in 2013, according to an industry report.

Students will get a complete information about television, print, radio, animation, visual effects, films, music and internet. Moreover, the Government’s drive towards digitalization and addressability for cable television by 2014 is expected to provide a boost to direct-to-home (DTH) and digital cable growth

(8) Environment & Green Business (E&GB)

Climate change caused by increased GHG emissions from energy and resource inefficient manufacturing equipment gives rise to wide range of long term economic security threats. Increasing levels of toxicity released into the ecosystem from pesticides and by-products from manufacturing process threaten the well being and productivity of human beings and have led to the extinction of several animal species.

Students will get to know about the energy efficiency concern further accelerated by concerted Government of India policy to enable faster integration. Green Chemistry is a practice of scientific research that focuses on increasing the safe and accelerated biodegradation of chemical by products and discovering natural substitutes for synthetic and harmful chemicals. It will also include Water Security & Access, Waste Management & Sanitation and Energy Security.

(9) Financial services (FS)

The Indian financial services sector is one of the most complex, yet one of the most robust service segments of the Indian economy. Spanning from insurance to capital markets, banking to foreign direct investments (FDI) and from mutual funds to private equity (PE) investments, the financial services sector covers all related segments under its umbrella.

This topic will help students to know about the major effects in its abstract as well as physical form post liberalization, international financial frameworks and promises to surpass them in terms of performance in the years to come. Sectors under finance include Insurance Sector, Banking Services, Mutual Funds Industry in India, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions in India and Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) in India.

(10) Food Processing (FP)

Food processing is one of the largest industries in India, ranking 5th in terms of production, growth, consumption, and export. Many big international players are entering the Indian market by partnering with domestic players. This trend will emerge more strongly by 2015, providing opportunities to local players.

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