By Shubham Sharma

How Does Sunstone’s PGDM Differ From Others?

13th March, 2019

PGDM is gaining popularity as one of the most desirable management qualifications in India, even surpassing an MBA degree. The two-year full-time postgraduate diploma provides you with the required tools and training needed to climb the corporate ladder. A big part of this popularity has to do with the industry-specific focus and autonomous approach towards a curriculum that matches the dynamic requirements of the complex contemporary corporate climate.

Sunstone Eduversity offers a unique take on the PGDM program, under which not only do students get an authentic learning experience, but they also get to have it without the added stress of a student loan. This is possible thanks to India’s 1st Pay After Placement Program that is being run by Sunstone for its PGDM students. This is one of the key highlights of the Sunstone model, but it is not the only thing that differentiates Sunstone’s PGDM course from those offered by other management institutes.

What’s Different About Sunstone’s PGDM?

Here are some of the factors that add value to the postgraduate diploma from Sunstone Eduversity.

Administrative Control

Institutes and colleges often tend to prioritize enrollment over education and profitability over performance. This can be easily seen in their decision-making process that is geared towards churning out as many PGDM graduates as they can with no special attention on making them market-ready.

This is why Sunstone PGDM is different since it has 100% control over the working and teaching aspects of the program so that the focus remains 100% on what the students want.

Industry Focused Curriculum

Having complete control of the PGDM Course allows Sunstone to independently create and curate an industry-oriented curriculum. The focus remains strongly on training students in the latest tools and techniques followed by the market at large. This curriculum is updated regularly to ensure that the students have the requisite knowledge and experience needed to compete with the dynamic changes of the corporate sector.

Technology-Enabled Pedagogy

One of the factors that have affected the popularity of existing MBA programs has been their old-school theoretical approach towards teaching their students. This approach, while good for getting more marks, also has the distinct disadvantage of leaving students without the experience needed to convert the lessons they have learned into usable strategies. This is why Sunstone PGDM is the better choice since our approach involves an equal focus on practical application as on book-based learning.

Strong Industry Ties

Many institutes claim to have the kind of industry-focused PGDM curriculum needed to get the best jobs in the market. However, in a majority of cases, the industry professionals who end up employing the graduates from these institutes have no actual input in the teaching process. This is where Sunstone PGDM has a distinct advantage, as we have a strong relationship with over 200 companies and recruiters, who are consulted on a regular basis in regards to both the curriculum as well as the secondary soft skills that students are taught, in order to make them employable.

Long Term Industry Exposure

As we have mentioned before, practical experience is vital for MBA and PGDM students looking to get a good position in the job market. This is why a lot of institutes try to get their students internships as a means of gaining said experience. However, internships running a month or two do not provide students enough time to acclimate to a real-life work environment and learn all the skills needed. This is why the Sunstone PGDM program includes a 9-month intensive paid internship, during which students get hands-on training, mentorship and networking opportunities to help further their careers.

100% Placement Record

Everything that we have done to differentiate Sunstone PGDM from others has been done with the goal of giving our graduates the best chance of securing a placement in the job market. Since the recruiters we work with already get a say in the curriculum, they have no issues in hiring Sunstone graduates straight out of college, knowing that they will have all the skills that they are looking for. Our confidence in the success of this approach is reflected in our 100% positive record of creating and placing corporate-ready individuals in lucrative positions with reputed companies.

Pay After Placement

At the end of the day, irrespective of all the facilities and features that we provide through our PGDM program, if our students can’t afford it, it is essentially useless for them. This is one of the leading causes of students not pursuing higher education in India. To give the students a fair shot at building their future, we at Sunstone have introduced India’s 1st Pay after Placement PGDM Program.

Under this unique model, a student only needs to pay a small registration fee to attend the entire program. It is only after the course is finished and the student gets placed, that he/she has to even think about paying for the course. Even then, the course fee is fixed at 10 times the monthly salary that he/she gets placed at. So, in a way, it becomes essential for Sunstone to get all students great placement offers if we want to make a bigger profit.


We are sure that these points are enough to convince you about what makes Sunstone PGDM a good option for management students. If you still have some queries, you can always contact us for a one-on-one counseling session, where we can hopefully get you started on your journey towards becoming competent management professional.

By Shubham Sharma

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