Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Business and Human Rights


Business has significant impacts on human rights.

Companies are in a unique position to create the resources and infrastructure needed for people to realize their human rights. However, corporate conduct can also adversely affect the rights of workers, consumers, and communities.

To support and channel this development, IGMPI is providing a post graduate diploma course in Business and Human Rights.

The course will focus on the importance of international standards in strengthening respect and protection of human rights, as well as what corporate human rights due diligence means in practice for businesses.

This course will help you understand the interplay between business and human rights, including business impacts, positive and adverse, regardless of corporate intent.

The track for this course would involve administration of lectures and interactive case studies to equip the student with a toolbox to handle industrial projects and lead lasting changes in organizational workflow.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to business and human rights

Module 2: India's national framework on BHR

Module 3: UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) pillar one - the State duty to protect

Module 4: UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) pillar two – Business responsibility to respect Human Rights

Module 5: UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) pillar three - access to remedy

Module 6: Application of BHR to Plastics Challenges

Module 7: The notion of Complicity

Module 8: Protect and Enable Both Formal and Informal Workers from Organized and unorganized sectors

Module 9: National human rights institutions (NHRIs) and UN Human Rights

Module 10: Case Study


Any graduation/B.Tech/B.Sc in Microbiology/Life Sciences/Botany/Zoology/Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B. Pharma/MBBS/BDS/BHMS/BUMS/BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The candidate is expected to complete the programme in a minimum of 6 months (Executive Diploma) and maximum of 1 year (PG Diploma).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes, and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-paced and self-regulated performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying the certificate programs. Each of your module is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to the program.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online proctored exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/ Executive Diploma in Business and Human Rights by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resource department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing and interview skills. Our institute has seen increased participation and liaisons with Big 4, CEEW, CSE, Wipro, Zetwork, Sutherland, ERM and the Transport Corporation of India.

Future career prospects

In this course, participants will be able to learn and understand and evaluate essential implications for businesses and major stakeholders, understanding materiality issues across organizations and sectors, determining internal and external stakeholders’ risks and opportunities.

Through expert guidance this course will help you learn about:

What companies can and cannot do through an introduction to international human rights standards such as the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, ethical norms and legal principles, and corporate duties; the dilemmas of operating in spaces where local standards and rules may vary from and sometimes contradict global standards or policies; how senior company executives address challenges and conduct due diligence; existing initiatives and corporate strategies designed to deal with human rights and business and uphold international standards; contemporary challenges in business and human rights including climate, just transitions, conflict, technology, and concerns including discrimination.

A career path in human rights can often bring both unique challenges and satisfying rewards. Many people who fight for human rights have succeeded in achieving social and economic progress for affected groups around the world.

A human rights career path involves the protection and enforcement of basic human rights that all humans possess. This important career field involves a variety of duties depending on your desired specialty. For example, some human rights campaigns involve professors speaking at conferences. Soldiers may uphold peacekeeping duties, lawyers can argue for progressive laws and leaders can manage the operations of nonprofit organizations. Many people perform charity work, bring awareness to current issues around the world and fundraise for human rights organizations.

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How to apply

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