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Career in Industrial Management


Industrial Management is the branch of management that is concerned with the creation and management of systems that incorporate people, materials and energy in productive ways. Due to rapid industrialization in the country, India has emerged as one of the fastest developing countries in the world.

With the globalization of Indian economy coupled with opening up of industrial sector, a plethora of lucrative career opportunities are up for grabs. Many MNCs, Joint Ventures and even the indigenous companies are attracted to India’s liberal economic policies and thus want to set up production facilities and factories across the country.

What’s more, global career opportunities are also plentiful for those pursuing courses in this particular field.

Training in industrial management puts emphasis on the use of computers, mathematics, and statistics in management, and training professionals for positions of manager /management responsibility in industrially oriented industries such as textiles, steel, power, chemicals, aviation, and robotics and the like.

Industrial Management Eligibility Criteria

A technical bent of mind is the most important criteria for admission to such courses. Hence, most of the universities ask for a Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering/Technology or equivalent.

Industrial Management Jobs

As the main responsibility of an Industrial Manager is usually to plan and control a schedule for production which takes into account resources, deadlines, and budgets, he/she can opt for any of the following career roles in various production facilities across the country :

  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Control Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Organizational Consultant

Read: Career in Cooperative Management

Industrial Management Pay Package

Professionals trained in the field of industrial training are in high demand these days. Depending on qualifications and  experience, pay can be very lucrative; trainee pay begins at Rs. 6000 – Rs. 10000 and improves with experience.

Industrial Management Institutes/Universities

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)

An autonomous body under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

Courses Offered
1. 2-year residential PG Diploma in Industrial Management
2. 18 month residential PG Diploma in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management.

Contact Information
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
Vihar Lake, PO NITIE
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone : 91-22-28575590
Fax : 91-22-28575670
Email : [email protected]
Website :

  • Shailesh J Mehta School of Management

Courses Offered
1. ½ year in M. Tech in Industrial Management.

Contact Information
Indian Institute of Technology,
Powai, Mumbai 400076,
Phone : 91-22-2576-7068
Fax : 91-22-2572-3706
Website :

  • The Vinod Gupta School of Management

Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur

Courses Offered
1. 2-year M. Tech in Industrial management

Contact Information
IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur – 721302
Phone : 91-3222-255221
Fax : 91-3222-255303
Website :

  • Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi

Course Offered
1. Ph.D. in Industrial Management
Duration: Three years full-time course

Contact Information
Bawana Road, Delhi-110042.
Phone : 27871018
Fax : 27871023
Website :

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