Seminar Courses under PGDM-BE programme – Part 4

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.

(Find a list of topics in continuation to our previous blog posts :





(16) Real Estate & Construction (RE&C)

Students will get detailed information on housing, commercial segments and retail segments. They will get to know everything from current market, space to rentals.

(17) SME Consultancy (SMC)

Reflecting the recent economic slowdown in India, it is found that the Indian consulting market grew by 4% in 2012 to just over Rs.9000 Crores. The report says that despite this modest growth, the economic slowdown has in some ways become an important driver of demand in India’s consulting market as clients seek help to both increase revenue and improve efficiency.

Interestingly, it is found that small and family owned businesses are becoming increasingly important buyers of consulting services in India as a new breed of young, highly-educated business people rise in the ranks and are eager to take their businesses to the global stage.

Students will know how the conservative, provincial local businesses of India are being transformed by a new generation of sophisticated, highly educated young professionals who are confidently taking the helm, steering their ships into international waters.

(18) Textiles & Garments (T&G)

The Indian textile industry is likely to grow by 16 percent this year and could reach US$ 115 billion by 2012-end, according to a recent report released by ASSOCHAM. The domestic market is likely to increase from ` 34.6 billion to 60 billion by 2012. India’s share of global textile exports is poised to increase from current 4% to around 7% over the next three years.

Students will learn about the positive and negative factors, like -depreciating rupee and decreasing cost competitiveness of China, -economic uncertainty in US and Europe, -volatile global markets affecting demand,- volatile foreign exchange rates ,-increase in minimum support price for cotton, etc.

(19) Tourism & Hospitality (T&H)– The tourism and hospitality industry of India is thriving and growing at a fast pace. The country’s travel and tourism industry is one of the most profitable industries in the country, and is credited with contributing a substantial amount of foreign exchange. India’s rich cultural heritage, traditions, festivals, food, architectural monuments, hospitality and services are positive strengths for its tourism sector.

The interesting part is that the Indian tourism sector needs an urgent image makeover and higher investment in infrastructure, including through public-private partnership (PPP) mode to capitalise on opportunities provided by overall growth in world tourist arrivals, according to the Economic Survey 2012-2013.

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