Key Information


The role of logistics and supply chain managers has become significantly more enriched and complex, given competitive business environment. This unique program has been designed:

  • To equip managers and practitioners with advanced concept and practices of Supply Chain Management which will help them contribute directly to overall corporate success
  • To take a wide sweep of SCM operations and strategic activities
  • Professionals and consultants responsible for domestic and international supply chain and logistics systems, in both services and manufacturing sectors
  • Practitioners in operations, purchasing, inventory control, and transportation managers who want to control inventory and system-wide cost and deliver high customer service levels
  • Managers who want to gain a deeper understanding of the role supply chains play in a company's overall business strategy
  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed (Need to produce supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3)/Post Graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate- considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognised by UGC/AICTE
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience (full-time paid employment) post completion of graduation as on December 1, 2013
  • The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in 1961 and is reputed to be one of Asia's finest business schools.
  • Since last 50 years, IIM Calcutta has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post-Graduate and Doctoral Level Programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

Program Details


(Applicants are advised to go through the detailed program content also at www.bit.ly/APSCM03dpc)

  1. Introduction to Operations Management
  2. Logistics: Concepts and Practices
  3. Understanding Supply Chain Management
  4. Designing & Managing Channel Partners - Distribution
  5. Procurement and Sourcing Management
  6. Supply Chain Modeling
  7. Supply Network Strategy
  8. Special Topics in SCM
  9. Topics in Fundamentals of Management Theory
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Organization Structure and Design
  • Microeconomics concepts
  • International Trade
  • Human Resource Management
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Frequency: Once a week
  • Class Schedule: Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Delivery: Through classes at NIIT Imperia Centre for Advanced Learning in your city, using Synchronous Learning Technology platform
  • In addition, there will be a 6-day mandatory campus module at IIM Calcutta at the start of the program and a 3-day mandatory campus module at IIM Calcutta towards the end of the program.
  • Evaluation by: IIM Calcutta
  • Evaluation Structure: Mid and end module examinations
  • Evaluation Mode: Evaluation may also include one or more of the following:

Online Assessment/Case Study Discussions/ Quiz/Assignments/Offline Assessment (Paper-pencil test)/Class participation

The final decision on evaluation methods rests with the course faculty and may change without prior intimation. Based on the performance in the assessments, participants are awarded grades (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor) in every module.


Participants with Poor grades in not more than two modules will receive a 'Certificate of Completion'. Participants with more than 2 poor grades but fulfilling all other qualifying criteria will receive a 'Certificate of Participation'. Certificates shall be issued directly by IIM Calcutta. Participants who successfully complete the program will be entitled to IIMC-MDP Alumni status.

Batch Details

Last date of Application: 27-November-2013 Class start on or after : January 2014


  • Program Fee: Rs. 1,81,686/-
  • The fee above is inclusive of all academic charges, examinations, textbooks, study material.
  • All fees are non-refundable. Fees can be paid by cash, or cheque/demand draft drawn in favour of 'NIIT Ltd. Imperia Collection A/c'
  • A deferred payment facility exists for fee payment with the following schedule:
    • With Application# Rs 11,236/-
    • On Registration (Dec 2013) : Rs. 61,439/-
    • Instalment 1 (Feb , 2014) : Rs.36,337/-
    • Instalment 2 (Apr , 2014) : Rs.36,337/-
    • Instalment 3 (Jun , 2014) : Rs.36,337/-

A mandatory campus module fee is to be paid vide DD drawn in favour of IIM Calcutta, before every campus visit. This amount includes boarding and lodging expenses. Travel arrangements (including travel expenses) for the campus visit have to be made by the participants themselves.

  • The Campus Instalment to be paid vide DD drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Management Calcutta" payable at Kolkata
  • Campus Instalment 1 : Rs. 20,226/- (Rs. 3,371/- per day)
  • Campus Instalment 2 : Rs. 10,113/- (Rs. 3,371/- per day)

#Initial payment will be refunded completely if the applicant is not selected for the program by the institute. This does not include the application amount of Rs. 1124/-.

Initial payment will not be refunded in case of any/all of the following conditions:
  • The application is found to be incomplete or inaccurate at any stage of scrutiny (Appearing in PAT does not confirm application acceptance/clearance of scrutiny)
  • The applicant is offered a seat for the program and does not join before the date mentioned in the offer letter.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in all respects. The selection offer letter is for a specific batch of a program. Neither the offer for admission nor the initial amount is transferable to any other program or batch.

Participants are expected to take up group projects in areas of supply chain management related to their companies.


Program Directors: Prof.Partha Priya Datta and Prof.Bodhibrata Nag
Senior faculty from IIM Calcutta will conduct this program. Profiles of the faculty are available at www.iimcal.ac.in

Admission Process

  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed (Need to produce supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3)/Post Graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate- considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognised by UGC/AICTE
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience (full-time paid employment) post completion of graduation, as on December 1, 2013

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the Program Aptitude Test (PAT) to be conducted by NIIT Imperia, together with the assessment of background and motivation (Statement of Purpose-Annexure I of the Application Form) based on the application form submitted.
Selected applicants need to resubmit the latest proof of current employment at the time of Registration


Program Fee can be availed as Customised Education Loan from leading banks to enable the participants to spread the repayment over a period of 36 months. However, the eligibility of the applicant for bank loan and the loan amount will be as per the concerned bank norms



"Learning SCM from IIM professors is a great experience. I am able to use theconcepts taught in class in my regular work"
- Priyabrata Pradhan

"The best thing for me was meeting professionals from diverse industries and interacting with the professors at the campus visit to IIM Calcutta"
- Srihari Chandramouli

"Program content is very high level and audio and video delivery of the sessions is excellent"
- Shrinivas Kurtakoti

"Great addition of knowledge for anyone in supply chain/retail function"
- Neha Chaudhary

"Design of the program helped me to learn about all the SCM aspects. This complete knowledge helps me handle my job more effectively"
- Ashok Upadhyay

"Case studies were excellent and inspiring. Marketing subjects were very interesting"
- Babu N.J.