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FAQs for PGPBA Students

Why should one join the IGTC programme?

The PGPBA at IGTC is a unique business administration programme that facilitates a close interlocking of academic course work and on-the-job training into one learning system. The model functions in close collaboration with IGCC member companies.

The greatest advantage of the IGTC programme is its ability to give a prospective student an exposure to the real corporate world through the stints of hands-on practical training. It focuses on practical managerial skills and intends to instil exceptionally high levels of applied skills in the students – skills useful to them as practising professionals.

On the pure academic front, the programme’s strength lies in its general management curriculum and the quality of academic faculty drawn from some of the best business schools in the vicinity as well as from industry. Given the small batch size, there is a significant amount of personalized attention and emphasis on soft skills, which fosters the right attitude, knowledge, and team spirit, along with interpersonal and communication skills to meet the needs of today's dynamic global business scenario. The inclusion of German language as a part of the curriculum makes the students desirable for several organizations engaging in business with Germany and Europe.

The IGTC programme is, thus, a strong stepping stone to mid-sized or large German multinational organizations, as the companies believe in this participative model, enjoy their involvement and take pride in playing a role toward nurturing young professionals. In its own modest manner, the IGTC programme is a success story of the much sort-after industry-academia model.

How is the Academic Calendar at IGTC unique from other business school programme's?

The course is split into 4 theoretical ‘phases’, wherein the trainees study a general management curriculum, encompassing the complete spectrum of business education – marketing, finance, operations, HR, IT and strategy. This theoretical learning is interspersed with on-the-job practical training in an assigned collaborating company, wherein the trainees work on live, closely monitored and stringently evaluated projects to apply and assimilate their knowledge. The training stints further teach the trainees to appreciate the variety of social relationships that exist in organisations and to cope with the demands of corporate lives. During the time spent in working with the assigned training company and being mentored by their business managers, the trainees develop their personal skill-set as well as gain an induction to the company’s structure, which in many cases facilitates final recruitment.

          Theoretical Learning at IGTC          Practical Training Assigned company
Phase I          August – December          January – February
Phase II         March – May          June – July
Phase III         August – October          November – December
Phase IV         January – February  


Is there a specialization offered in the IGTC Curriculum?

Students undergo a comprehensive General Management curriculum under the tutelage of world-class faculty from academia and industry which make them competent for any functional area of management.

What is role of the collaborating company?

IGTC is the only model wherein the corporates are both, a destination for the students and a full partner in their education. They are involved at every stage of the programme - in the selection process, curriculum design and development, practical training and mentoring, and final recruitment.

How many companies collaborate with the IGTC every year?

On an average, around 20 - 25 companies participate in the programme in Mumbai, while approximately 15 - 20 companies participate in Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. There are always sufficient organizations to give the students on-the-job, practical training.

How are students allocated to companies at the time of training?

A student is allocated to their training company depending upon his/her career interests, requirements of the companies in terms of graduation qualification, and prior work experience (if any). The IGTC administration facilitates this entire process and strives to get a suitable match between the participating companies and the applicants.

Who are the Collaborating Companies and/or Final Recruiters at IGTC?

Collaborating companies for the practical training and final recruitment vary for the different IGTCs.


IGTC Chennai Collaborating Companies:


Altek Beissel Needles Ltd   Hella Engineering  Pvt Ltd
Amazon.com Hewlett Packard
Bank of America IGTC
BGR Energy Systems Ltd Indusind Bank
BMW India Pvt Ltd Infosys
Bosch Limited Jivox
Burkert Contromatic Pvt Ltd Kuehne + Nagel
Ceva Logistics Lanxess (India) Pvt Ltd
Citi Bank AG Mahindra Navistar Automotives
Cognizant Technologies Mckinsey & Co.,
Continental Warehousing Corporation Ltd Nokia
CRISIL OBO Bettermann India Pvt Ltd
Deutsche Bank AG Ogilvy & Mather
DHL Logistics Paterson Securities
Dorma India Pvt Ltd Rane India
Duerr India Pvt Ltd Schenker India
Emami Ltd Schwing Stetter (India) Pvt Ltd
Ernst & Young Siemens Ltd
Ford (India) Pvt Ltd Simpson Group
Frost & Sullivan Suzlon Limited
Global Analytics India Pvt Ltd The Royal Bank of Scottland
Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan TNQ Book & Journals
Groupo Antolin Wheels India
HDFC Bank Ltd Xpitax India


IGTC Mumbai:


Audi India
BASF Group in India  
BGR Energy Systems Ltd.
Hella Electronics
Bayer Group in India
HyperCity Retail (India) Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co.
Indiva Marketing
Behr India Ltd.
Inverto Sourcing Services (India)
Bosch Limited
LANXESS (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Deutsche Bank  
Merck Limited
DHL Express (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Mettler-Toledo (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Dorma India Pvt. Ltd.
EFD Induction
Schott Glass India Pvt. Ltd.
Eirich Transweigh (India) Pvt. Ltd.  
Siemens Ltd.
Endress + Hauser (India) Pvt. Ltd.  
Epcos India Pvt. Ltd. TÜV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Volkswagen Group
Fuchs Lubricants (India) Pvt. Ltd. 


IGTC Bangalore Partner Companies:


AumaInfineon Technologies India Pvt Ltd
Bajaj Allianz General InsuranceKluber Lubricants
BiobaseLeitz Tooling Systems India Pvt Ltd
Bosch Automotive Electronics Lincoln Helios
Bosch LtdLufthansa Technik Services India
Carl Zeiss India Pvt LtdMann + Hummel India Pvt Ltd 
Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Mercedes Research and Development
Deutsche Bank Operations International (DBOI)Metro Cash & Carry India Pvt
DIEHL AerospaceOmni Matrix Private Limited 
Dr. FritschPark Plaza
Ducker WorldwidePrion PLM & IT Services India Ltd
EFD Induction LtdRittal
FuchsSiemens Financial Services
G W Precision Tools India Pvt LtdStandard Machinery Marketing Company Private Limited
Harbauer India [P] LtdTÜV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd
IGCCWürth Elektronik


How is placement organized at IGTC?

The placement process is initiated by the training companies being given the first preference to recruit their respective trainees. The company assesses the trainee’s overall work performance through the three stints of practical training, his or her career interests and job profiles available within the organization to find a suitable employment opportunity. In many cases, this proves to be a win-win for both, as the company gains a hands-on employee already well-oriented to the organization, while the student gains a stable career. In cases, wherein the training process does not culminate into a meaningful placement, the students are assisted with the process of applying for recruitment to various other organizations within the vast Indo-German Chamber of Commerce network.

What facilitation does IGTC provide for students on completion of the programme?

Which major sectors have IGTC graduates/alumni been working in?

The IGTC administration plays an important role of a facilitator with the industry, not only post the programme but throughout the programme, right from the time of admission. At every step, they ensure that the students are connected with the right industry, undergo the correct training and are readily employable at the end of the programme. Having made a strong beginning with sound multinational organizations, IGTC alumni have progressed to achieve significant roles and responsibilities in various sectors of the industry, including manufacturing, consulting, financial services, retail, and consumer products.

What is the Dr. Günter Krüger Award?

Every year, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce awards the Best Performing Student of the Indo-German Training Centres with the Dr. Günter Krüger Award for Excellence. This award sponsors the student’s return airfare to Germany with an objective to give him/her an opportunity to further learn the German language. If possible, IGTC organises a further practical training stint at the German operations of the student’s training company.

Who are the Visiting Faculty at IGTC?

Due to the prestige of associating with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, IGTC has been able to attract the best of management faculty. Our faculty are not only academicians, but also industry experts who collaborate and consult with organizations, serve on corporate boards and successfully run their own companies. A detailed list of the faculty members of all IGTCs is available on our website.

What are the infrastructure facilities provided by IGTC to its students?

The Training Centres (Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata) are fully air-conditioned, wi-fi enabled, modern training facilities. Compact classrooms, equipped with audio visual aids provide the right ambience for the faculty and the students to nurture their teaching-learning process. A well-equipped in-house library, along with memberships to the British Council Library in Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata and Indian Merchants' Chamber Library in Mumbai provide the necessary knowledge resources.

What is the batch size at IGTC?

A small study group at IGTC creates a personalized learning environment for the students. A cumulative strength of 140 trainees per batch is admitted across four centres (50 in Mumbai, 30 each in Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata).

Is the programme residential?

The programme is a non-residential programme. However, it is intensive and demands up to almost 12 – 14 hours daily during the theoretical and practical training phases.

Does IGTC provide hostel facilities to outstation students?

We don’t provide any hostel facilities but most of our outstation students have been able to get accommodation in youth hostels or as paying guests in the city. References can be provided by current students.

What is the total fee for 18 month programme?

The tuition fee for the entire IGTC programme is Rs. 2,25,000/- plus 12.36 % Service Tax.

Is a laptop compulsory?

Every student is expected to carry his/ her own laptop throughout the programme, for effective learning during theoretical phases as well as practical training phases.

Does the centre offer any assistance with regard to bank loans?

IGTC students can apply for loans with Credila (the education loan wing of HDFC Ltd.) or with Tata Capital Finance.

Does IGTC have a management quota?

No, IGTC does not have any management quota.

What are the office timings?

Our office timings are 9.30am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday.

How does one apply to the course? Where are the forms available?

Students can apply online at chennai.igtcindia.com. Alternatively, hardcopy forms can be purchased at the IGTCs or Indo-German Chamber of Commerce offices.

What is the cost of the application form?

The cost of the application form and prospectus is Rs. 1000/-. Payments are accepted in cash/demand draft only drawn in favor of ‘Indo-German Training Centre’.

What are the eligibility and selection criteria to apply for the Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration at IGTC?

Fresh / experienced graduates and company-sponsored candidates with over 50% aggregate marks can apply. Students appearing for their final year examination may also apply.

How does the admissions process take place at IGTC? In what way do the collaborating companies intervene in the admission process?

Admission to the IGTC PGPBA is a two-stage process. Stage I is an independent Written Test encompassing Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical/ Analytical Reasoning, General Awareness and Written Communication. This is followed by a Group Discussion.

Stage II is a round of personal interviews with participating member organizations that would like to select an IGTC trainee. Companies assess the applicant not only on parameters such as personal presentation, communication skills, conceptual clarity, leadership, initiative and creativity and lateral thinking, but also keeping in mind, his/her Employability Factor and the Company-Trainee Match. Hence, there is a critical involvement of the collaborating companies in the admission process.

IGTC Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata offer admission directly after stage I, and in some cases the company interviews are carried out after joining the programme. Please enquire with the IGTC of your choice to find out about the procedure.

What does the Written Test comprise of?

The Written Test has five sections encompassing Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical/Analytical Reasoning, General Awareness and Written Communication Skills.

What are the important timelines to remember?

Please refer to the relevant “admission timelines” link on our website, which gives the relevant information for IGTC Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata.