PGDIE (Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation & Entrepreneurship) is a 246-hour program by NEF (National Education Foundation), USA & SKILLSertifika (Recognized center for skill development & higher learning of SUNY, USA). This is the first of its kind course in India to cover the topic of Innovation exhaustively. The chief emphasis of the course is to impart & equip the participant with adequate knowledge to take up challenging assignments in innovation & entrepreneurship at corporate or individual level to start a new venture. This course is based on academic theories of strategic management & innovation, contemporary literature on these two subjects of last 25 years have been incorporated in the course curriculum.


Course Duration

*240 hours (Duration may vary depending upon delivery & requirements)

Exam Duration

6 hours

Total Duration

246 hours (Duration may vary depending upon delivery & requirements)


Online & Classroom


Rs 29,999


National Education Foundation (USA)

SKILLSertifika (Singapore)



A deeper and rigorous academic curriculum in innovation -missing today even in premier B-schools, where innovation is only 1/42 papers in six trimesters/four semesters

Teach the student how to think in a structured but creative way

A deep exposure into the world of international business with case studies of famous corporations like Toyota, Apple.

Teach the student to start his/her own venture and be a job creator instead of being job seekers.

Make the student more employable and industry-ready – face the challenge of being a business developer in a corporate setup and excel in building new ventures as part of a core management team.


It will show how to reduce the cost and time for new innovation projects, how to innovate new products with minimum resources.

It will show the way to repeat successes – this is an important factor.

Many companies end up being “1 hit wonders”. They can’t repeat their success story and fade away.

It will show a clear path from Innovation to launching a successful business and repeat the success story.

It will develop strategic thinking skills – there is a heavy emphasis on this in our platform.

It will help corporates prepare a core team of innovation champions.


Total no of hours of learning – 245 hours, equivalent to a three trimester one year post graduate diploma course offered by leading management schools all over the world.

PGDIE includes: Business & design thinking skills, Certified Innovation Professional and Certified Startup Professional leading to PGDIE.

A student can choose to do any one of the independent components, in that case the student will be awarded a post graduate certificate.

Provides effective online training through videos & case studies and rigorous academic modules based on articles in top management journals such as the Harvard Business Review

Self-paced structured learning mode

Read-learn-create, deep learning leads to creativity, new ideas and innovation

Useful for corporate managers as well as startups and MSMEs

Gives you a sound grounding in business strategy


A unique framework called 3 C framework - encompassing three levels of Innovation - PRODUCT/BUSINESS/ORGANISATION.

AI based tools for testing your ideas and build prototypes using industry V 4.0 technologies.

A detailed academic and practical exposition on Digital Business Platforms – how to build them and offer a 10x value proposition to your customer.

The only course in India which focuses on building thinking skills – a vital ingredient that goes missing in all BBA/MBA/B.Tech courses.

The STUDENT IS NEVER TRAINED TO THINK, neither are future managers. Whereas thinking will play a decisive role in future jobs and starting new businesses.

These five types of thinking will help the student/young manager to think correctly in complex business situations

The only course in India focusing on two higher levels of innovation, building digital business platforms & building a new set of organizational practices

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PGDIE has 4 unique exams, each focusing on different aspects of thinking skills, innovation &entrepreneurship. There will be no negative marking on any of the exams.

Exam 1: iTAT (Innovative Thinking Ability Test)

Duration: 120 minutes

Total marks: 100

Resilient Thinking - 25 marks

Agile thinking/Flexible thinking - 25 marks

Deep thinking - 25 marks

Counter-intuitive thinking - 25 marks

Exam 2: Design Thinkig

Duration: 60 minutes

Total marks: 50

Exam 3: Innovation 100

Duration: 120 minutes

Total marks: 100

Business model Innovation - 40 marks

Management Innovation - 40 marks

Innovation in Indian context - 20 marks

Exam 4: Entrepreneurship Professional

Duration: 60 minutes

Total marks: 50

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Business & Design Thinking skills

Section 1: Design thinking



History & Evolution

Misconceptions & myths

IDEO 3 I framework

Human-centered design

Stanford university 5-point methodology

Connecting the dots 7 ways

Need finding tools & ethnographic research methods

Section 2: Resilient thinking




Section 3: Agile thinking

Section 4: Deep thinking

Section 5: Counter Intuitive thinking

Innovation Learning

Section 1: Business Model Innovation

Part 1: Basic Definitions


Customer Value Proposition

Profit Formula

Key Processes

Key Resources

Part 2: Designing the model

4 elements of BMI & interlocking

Who-What-How of CVP

Tangible & intangible resources

Sequence of activities in a flow chart

Finance & cash flow - Accounting ratios, Breakeven point, Profit & loss account, Balance sheet, Cash flow statement, NPV & IRR, BEP equation.

Part 3: Business model innovation

Disruptive innovation

Industry dynamicsp

Key characteristics

Part 4: Digital Business Platforms

Market creation vs Existing market

Defining a platform

Four ways to build a digital business platform

Section 2: Management Innovation


Basic definitions

Link between practices-capabilities-strategies-markets

12 illusions that kills innovation

3rd economic revolution

Next generation management practices

Section 3: Innovation in Indian context


An expanded 3 C framework

Twelve principles of 3 C framework

Building world class Indian companies

Entrepreneurship Learning

Section 1: Introduction

Current scenario of Entrepreneurship

Skill set vs Mind

Case Studies - Discussion

Section 2: Legality and Compliance

Choosing the Right Legal Structure



Case Studies - Discussion

Section 3: Financial Management

Financial Statements, MIS and Financial KPIs

Working Capital Management

Financial Management and Long-Term Investments

Section 4: Business Planning

Components of Business Plan - Participants will go through the actual business plan

Hands on - Live designing of Business Plan

Section 5: Funding

Funding Overview

Dilution Rate

Section 6: Social Media

Digital Marketing Overview

How Artificial Intelligence and other technologies are changing the buying pattern

Live Project using AI-based tools

3D Idea generator

Ready to use mind maps

Case Studies

20 case studies on solving complex business issues.

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