What is a PGDM in HR?

A PGDM in HR is a two year postgraduate management degree. It imparts knowledge in the areas of recruitment and management along with training in the art of managing the workforce in an organisation.

PGDM in HR are taught how to effectively develop and maintain the company culture. The core function of HR professionals is to take care of the welfare of both the company and the people that work in it and align it to the business goals of the organisation.

Every organisation has an HR department and hence this sector never goes out of fashion. This is highlighted in the demand for this specialisation.

Read on to find out more about a PGDM in HR.

Salary and Job Opportunities

As previously stated in this article, HR PGDM grads have a lot of opportunities in the corporate world.

With a 150% placement record, Sunstone not only ensures multiple job offers, but also a secure career for its students.

PGDM in HR grads handle hiring of employees, their benefits, compensation, salary settlement, training & development, and ensure that all activities are done as per the company policy.

Recruiters that have hired our students include Amazon, OYO, Zomato, Byju’s, Swiggy, Flipkart, Paytm, Axis bank, SBI, Jaguar and Reliance to name a few.


HR Manager

HR managers are responsible for day-to-day interaction with employees, addressing their grievances and acting as a bridge between the company and the employees.



As a recruiter you will be taking interviews of potential employees and test them to see if they are the right fit for the organisation.


Training & Development Manager

The T&D manager is responsible for training new employees and to help them settle in the company. They help in improving the skills of employees.


Compliance Manager

The role of a Compliance Manager is to ensure that the company follows all rules and regulations and is fulfilling all its duties


Employee Relations manager

They handle employee complaints and facilitate counseling in conjunction with other stakeholders.

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Why PGDM in HR From Sunstone Eduversity?

Importance of HR

HR is a crucial component in corporations and HR managers are paid very well for their work.

Job opportunities

PGDM in HR grads can work in various fields like recruiting, training and development and Employee Relations.

Role of an HR

With the world finally waking up to the need for equality and zero tolerance for discrimination, the role of HR deparments has become even more important.

  • You need to be a graduate in any field from a recognised university.
  • You need to have 50% aggregate marks minimum during graduation. (For SC/ST it’s 45%.)
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply if they provide proof of completion of degree within the specified duration.
  • Candidates must have appeared in one of the following PGDM entrance exams- CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, XAT, GMAT, or state entrance exams.


At Sunstone, the PGDM curriculum is divided into 5 trimesters. The syllabus for the first three trimesters is common for everyone. You can read all about that here (PGDM Syllabus).

The HR syllabus comes into play during Trimesters 4 and 5-

Trimester 1

  • business communication for managers
  • technology in management
  • marketing management
  • organizational behaviour i
  • managerial economics
  • business accounting i
  • business mathematics

Trimester 2

  • managerial communication
  • analytical tools for managers i
  • brand management
  • organization behavior ii
  • corporate finance
  • business accounting ii
  • market research
  • business statistics

Trimester 3

  • professional communication
  • analytical tools for managers ii
  • sales management
  • human resource management
  • change management
  • working capital management
  • business problem solving
  • operations management
  • summer internship project

Trimester 4

  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment
  • Business Law

Trimester 5

  • Employee Lifecycle & Organisational Development
  • Payroll & Compliance
  • Excel




  • Pay a nominal registration amount of INR 1,25,000*.
  • Pay no tuition fee for 2 years and become industry-ready.
  • Pay tuition fee only after getting placed.
  • Equal to 10 times of your gross monthly salary with a maximum fee of INR 6,00,000.

If your salary is:
₹ 51k/month

₹ 20,000

₹ 50,000

₹ 1,00,000+

You Pay: ₹ 6 Lakhs


  • Pay a fixed fee of INR 3,15,000* at the time of admission.
  • Pay no additional fee for the next 2 years.
  • Get a complete refund if not placed at the end of the course.
  • Your money will be returned without any undisclosed deduction. No questions asked.

If your salary is:
₹ 51k/month

₹ 20,000

₹ 60,000

₹ 1,00,000+

You Pay: ₹ 3.15 Lakhs

Our Campuses

We've built our whole world around your ambitions. We have 19 campus partners all around the
country so that you can get the Sunstone experience, no matter where you are.

NIU, Greater Noida

NIET, Greater Noida

PISM, Bengaluru

Rayat-Bahra, Mohali

JECRC University, Jaipur

RR Institutions, Bengaluru

SAGE University, Indore

GD Goenka, Gurugram

Aditya Institute of Management, Pune

IBMR, Hubli

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

Calcutta Institute of Engineering And Management, Kolkata

Renaisssance University, Indore

Sandip University MBA, Nashik

Peoples University, Bhopal

FAQ about PGDM in HR

Why Sunstone is the best college for PGDM in HR in India

You must have a very good idea about a PGDM in HR now. Now let us tell you why you should choose Sunstone for your PGDM.

PGDM in HR has a vast scope and is accepted everywhere. However, recently there appears to be a skill gap in terms of what most colleges in India teach their PGDM students as opposed to what the industry requires. This leads to a situation where the knowledge of the students falls short in the real world. This is because after taking the fee, an institution is bound to lose the motivation to tailor the recruitment specific to each student and their individual needs.

Sunstone solves this problem. Our pay after placement model ensures accountability. We don’t charge any tuition fees upfront and you only pay a small portion of your salary after you get placed.

This implies that students don’t need to stress about funding their PGDM or take hefty loans and can instead concentrate on what matters- gaining knowledge and skills from our trusted faculty.

Our curriculum isn’t rigid or set by the traditional norms. It’s developed and updated by the industry itself. Our experts continuously monitor what the real world industry demands from new PGDM graduates and they adjust the curriculum according to that.

Instead of you investing in us, we invest in you. We have only one goal, getting you placed in a job that suits your skills and one that you like.

Is HR the best PGDM specialisation?

Although a PGDM in HR is one of the most popular specializations owing to its growth prospects, the ideal specialization in PGDM completely depends on your interests.

What is the eligibility criteria for a PGDM?

The most basic eligibility criteria is graduation. Sunstone candidates require a minimum of 50% minimum marks in their graduation or 45% marks for those belonging to reserved categories.

What is the process of admission for a PGDM at Sunstone?

You need to first take an entrance exam as explained in this article. Then after getting shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview before deciding on your candidature.

What can I do after a PGDM in HR?

Vast number of companies hire professionals with a PGDM in HR. Some of the job opportunities include: Training and Development Manager, Global HR Specialist, Executive Recruiter, Staffing Director, Compensation Manager, etc.

  • ugc_approved

    UGC approved MBA & AICTE approved PGDM

  • learning

    15-months classroom learning

  • internship

    9-months long paid internship

  • model

    Pay After Placement Model

  • placement

    150% Placement

  • specializations

    Applied Specializations

Start your Pay After Placement MBA/PGDM journey at Sunstone Eduversity