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Post Graduate Diploma In Entrepreneurship & Sme Management


Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship & SME Management has been designed with an objective to give opportunity to entrepreneurs, small business owners, general practitioners and students to understand the foundation of entrepreneurship and equip themselves with necessary skills required to manage business ventures. The program can also be of immense value for those middle managers who are interested in launching and managing new ventures from the platform of large scale corporations. Students interested in seeking higher education in entrepreneurship and SME management or launching own ventures can also be benefited from the program.

Program Objectives

  • To provide orientation on Entrepreneurship
  • To introduce fundamentals on small business management
  • To enable participants to write and understand business plan
  • To inspire participants for new venture establishment
  • To encourage participants for further education in entrepreneurship

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/ institute in any discipline with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

However, candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.


It is a one-year duration program that comprises two semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship & SME Management, students are required to complete course work program (minimum two semesters) of at least 30 credit hours course work with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.