A judicious mix of different teaching methods, evolved using feed-backs from students and other programme participants, is employed at the institute. The emphasis is on learning processes and learning outcomes for enhancement of managerial competencies.
Problem solving and analytical skills are honed through case studies, which are part of the pedagogy in most of the courses.
The programme also provides direct student links with industry and enhancement of application skills through projects undertaken for industry. The summer projects of 8 to 10 weeks duration are done at the end of the first academic year.
Once at the project location, the students learn direct application of various concepts imbibed during the first year of formal studies, and learn to appreciate organization-specific complexities and implementation problems and bottlenecks.
The project work executed by the deputed IIMK students have been highly appreciated by the industry leadership, resulting in 'best project' awards presented to them in several instances.
In the second year of the PGP, students register for elective courses through a bidding process initiated in the first year. The elective courses are generally the courses of their choice (selected through the bidding process), from among a large set of courses offered by the various Academic Areas of the Institute. They also take one compulsory course 'International Business' during Term IV. The elective courses are expected to enable a student gain deeper knowledge and understanding of their chosen areas they would like to pursue.
The management development programmes offered by the institute provides a link for updating the PGP curriculum so that the students are equipped with the necessary skills to respond to the changing challenges posed by business and industry.