Seminar Courses under PGDM-BE programme – Part 1

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:

(1)  Agricultural business (AB)

The scope and opportunities in the agri-business have substantially expended due to globalization of trade and agriculture and the policy reforms at national level, leading to an unprecedented level of corporate interest in this sector.

Under this course students will be imparted with knowledge related to livestock wealth, organic farming, seeds, genetically modified crops and more on related topic.

(2) Automobiles & Ancillaries (AUT)

The Indian automotive industry comprises of a number of Indian-origin and multinational players with varying degree of presence in different segments. Today, nine of the top ten global automotive manufacturers have a presence in India which clearly points to its importance as a strategic market. Similarly, the domestic tractor market also has a mix of Indian-origin and international manufacturers.

The current low vehicle penetration of 15 vehicles per 1,000 population (compared to an average of 120 vehicles per 1,000 population for the world) also suggests that there are significant growth opportunities for the industry. Along with this, students will also be given an idea about the opportunities & threats in the field.

(3) Design & Fashion (D&F)

Indian Fashion Industry is at its infancy at the moment and has great potential to make the mark on the world stage. Fashion Industry is growing at a rapid pace with international developments, such as the India Fashion Week gaining popularity and annual shows by fashion designers held in major cities of India.

Students will be given a complete analysis along with facts and figures of not only the Indian market but the international market as well.

(4) Education & Training(E&T)

The Indian education system is one of the largest in the world. The education sector is divided into two main segments; the core segment comprises of schools and higher education, while the non-core comprises of coaching classes, pre-schools and vocational trainings. Realising the fast growth of education sector in India, many private companies are looking for relevant acquisitions and alliances in this space. As the education segment is expected to undergo intense changes and activities in terms of foreign partnerships and foreign players entering the market in the coming years, swill be briefed about the Indian players rejuvenating and improvising their methodology, technology and course content to match the competition.

(5) Electricals & Electronics (E & E)

Electronic industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country and is driven by growth in key sectors such as IT, Consumer Electronics and Telecom. Indian electronics industry today stands at US $ 25 billion and is ranked 26th in the world in terms of sales and 29th in the world in terms of production. It is growing at over 25% CAGR and is expected to be worth US $ 158 billion by 2015.

Students will be given in depth details about the exciting and worrying events for the Electronics Industry in India, slowdown in the country’s economic growth, far-reaching consequences for the Indian Electronics industry and more.

Watch this space for more topics under the Seminar Courses.

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