What is a PGDM in Operations?

A PGDM in Operations is a two year postgraduate diploma in management. It is mainly concerned with teaching students about planning, organising and overseeing manufacturing, production and services.

The main aim of an PGDM in Operations professional is to ensure that the inputs are efficiently used to give a good output. It is similar to Logistics and Supply Chain Management and both the specialisations have many similarities.

Read on to find out more about PGDM in Operations.

Salary and Job Opportunities

Traditionally, Operations has not been that popular with PGDM students but now the world is waking up to the need for Operations managers.

With a 150% placement record, Sunstone not only ensures multiple job offers, but also a secure career for its students. As an Operations PGDM grad you can choose to work in various sectors like construction, consulting, logistics and supply chain, e-commerce, finance etc.

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.


Operations Manager

An Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and streamlining processes in the concerned department.


Inventory Control Manager

As an Inventory Control Manager, you will be in charge of maintaining inventory stock and minimising the cost such that the overall process becomes more efficient.


Plant Manager

A Plant Manager is the head of the particular manufacturing plant and is accountable for the whole production process on a day-to-day basis.


Operations Research Analyst

This job requires theoretical knowledge. As a Research Analyst you will have to figure out cost-effective techniques to improve existing processes and also prioritise where to allocate resources.


Operations Consultant

A Consultant plans and recommends changes to the operations of an organisation.

Our Top PGDM Recruiters in operations

Why PGDM in Operations From Sunstone Eduversity?

Importance of Operations

All organisations want their processes to be as efficient as possible and thus require graduates with an PGDM in Operations. Students pursuing an PGDM in Operatio diploma have a lot of flexibility in terms of their career choices going forward.

Who is an Operations Manager

An Operations manager can be deployed in any department of an organisation and hence there is no shortage of job opportunities.

PGDM in Operations career

With every company striving to move towards efficiency, it’s the right time to opt for a PGDM in Operations.

  • 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 diploma 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 Operations syllabus comes into play during Trimesters 4 and 5. Given below are the PGDM in Operations subjects-

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

  • Advanced Operation Management
  • Business Law

Trimester 5

  • Operational Research
  • 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 21 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

Netaji Subhas University, Jamshedpur

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

Calcutta Institute of Engineering And Management, Kolkata

CT University, Ludhiana

Renaisssance University, Indore

Sandip University MBA, Nashik

Rathinam College, Coimbatore

Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun

Peoples University, Bhopal

United Institute of Management, Greater Noida

Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur

FAQ about PGDM in Operations

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

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

PGDM in Operations 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 Operations the best PGDM specialisation?

Although a PGDM in Operations opens up a world of opportunities in the job sphere, you should select a specialisation based on your areas of interest.

What is the eligibility criteria for an PGDM?

The most basic eligibility criteria is graduation. 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 to do after a PGDM in Operations?

As an Operations PGDM grad you can choose to work in various sectors like construction, consulting, logistics and supply chain, e-commerce, finance 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

    147% Placement

  • specializations

    Applied Specializations

Start your Pay After Placement Graduation journey at Sunstone Eduversity