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  • CII and IMT Hyderabad join forces to launch Innovative PGDM Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Published on March 28, 2024

     Hyderabad  – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Institute of Logistics, in collaboration with the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad, is proud to announce the launch of a pioneering two-year full-time residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Scheduled to commence from the academic year 2024-25, this initiative is strategically designed to cater to the escalating demand for proficient professionals in the logistics and supply chain industry.

    This distinctive course will be instrumental in advancing IMT Hyderabad’s objective of fostering industry readiness through learner-centric pedagogy and a curriculum inspired by industry demands.

    “Logistics is a global subject. With India aiming for high growth, it is imperative for our country to be part of global value chains. CII Institute of Logistics believes that there is an immense value in forging a partnership with academia. We seek to foster a culture of innovation and excellence, driven by the collaboration between academia and industry.  In this process, we are happy to collaborate with the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad, to realize our objective to develop professionals meeting the global needs. With industry participation, we ensure that our students are well equipped to capture global opportunities. I welcome all the students to make use of this unique opportunity.” said Mr. K V Mahidhar, Executive Director & Head, Institute of Logistics Confederation of Indian Industry.

    The Indian logistics industry, valued at an estimated USD 435.43 Bn in 2023, plays a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s economy. With significant technological advancements, government impetus, and infrastructure growth, the sector is undergoing transformative changes. The surge in e-commerce business, coupled with substantial investments by both domestic and foreign entities, has propelled demand for logistics professionals. The PGDM (LSCM) program, a joint endeavor of IMT Hyderabad and CII Institute of Logistics, aims to bridge this talent gap in the logistics and supply chain domain.

    “IMT Hyderabad is glad to partner with CII Institute of Logistics to offer a PGDM program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the academic year 2024-25. We propose to start the program with

    an initial intake of 30 students. This program is launched in line with the mission of IMT Hyderabad to enhance industry readiness through learner centric pedagogy and industry inspired curriculum. IMTH and CII IL together will strive to bridge the talent gap of logistics and supply chain professionals in the country.” said Dr. K Sriharsha Reddy, Director & Professor (Finance & Accounting), Institute of Management Technology (IMT).

    Key Features of the PGDM program include:

    •        A focused curriculum for students aspiring to build careers in logistics and supply chain management.

    •        Curriculum designed and delivered by professionals and academicians with extensive logistics experience.

    •        Industry engagement through guest lectures, industry visits, internships, and management projects.

    •        Mentorship by senior industry leaders to enhance students’ industry readiness.

    •        Leveraging CII’s extensive network for industry support and collaboration.

    The program aims to equip students with functional knowledge of logistics and supply chain domains, demonstrate value addition through effective LSCM practices, analyze LSCM data for informed decision-making, incorporate ESG concepts, and highlight technological advancements in logistics solutions.

    Graduates of the program will find opportunities in various profiles and organizations including management consulting firms, IT and ITES organizations, logistics service providers, logistics solutions companies, as well as end-user companies such as manufacturers, retailers, and e-commerce companies.

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