As a research intern, I was aware of the top-notch academic facilities at IIITH but availing them as a full-time student is an amazing learning experience. I love the industry and start-up exposure that we get as a part of PDM program. The subjects we learn here give us a glimpse into how the industry is working in product field. We learn about building products from scratch through practical examples, projects and case studies which makes learning interesting and fun. I am grateful for the support we get from our professors for exploring, learning, and having open ended discussions.
Graduate : 1+ yr exp
IIIT Hyderabad’s new inaugural M.tech in Product Design and Management has been a dream come true. The program offers a beautiful composition of design, development, and management where we get to learn all the aspects about how one can build their own product. The faculty has an amazing experience and bring expertise with them along with the facilities and the environment that IIIT Hyderabad provides. The first batch of the program is truly diverse in its essence where we have people from different professional backgrounds and experience which truly makes the program one of a kind.
Aniket Vinod Chandekar
Graduate : 2+ yrs of exp.
Admission to the PDM course at the prestigious IIIT-H has enriched my personality so far. I am someone who likes being in an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, and this place feels like home already! The pedagogical framework is unique where students are constantly evaluated in different ways than just exams that are helping us in our personality development. We are put in a group setting that allows us to exercise our teamwork where we learn by doing than rote-learning. The professors are extremely kind and helpful in imparting their valuable knowledge to us. Courses like Design Thinking have changed the way I look at problems to find solutions that require us to empathize with the end-user of a product or service. The University encourages us to take the road less taken, which is needed in today's turbulent world. More than academic learning, we are learning how to become futuristic thinkers and leaders of the 21st century and beyond from the Indian subcontinent. This course on Product Design and Management is teaching us to reach those higher goals, right here at IIIT-H.
Poorna Chandra Danamaraju
Startup Founder : 4+ yrs of exp.
Glad to be a part of the PDM program at IIIT Hyderabad, my background comes from building products, I am a maker, and am passionate about tinkering with technology. The PDM program has changed my outlook towards my product development process before my focus was on technology but now I am keener on understanding users' needs and only consider technology as a tool to solve a problem. The course work is challenging and very fulfilling at the same time, there is an opportunity to explore diverse problems. The course trains us to be empathetic leaders and problem solvers. I am grateful to be part of this unique interdisciplinary course at IIIT Hyderabad.
Josh Elias Joy
Startup Professional : 2 yrs of exp.
IIIT-H's M.Tech program in Product Design and Management is a wonderful opportunity for young working professionals and graduate students for learning the principles of Product design and management from Institute's extensively Industry experienced faculty and gives Enthusiastic young professional to make a shift in their carrier trajectory towards product design or management field. the labs in IIIT-H provide us with Immense opportunity to work on fields we aspire to make an Impact in.
Tech Professional : 4+ yrs of exp.
This course gave an eye-opener on how the actual product preparation works before launching into the market. IIITH PDM was one of the distinguished courses it can’t match any online pedagogy offered around the Product management area. The interesting part is Industry seminars are a part of regular classes that have been actively taking the seminars on the product development & start up areas. IIITH PDM was one of the fantastic courses where students can learn the theory and apply the learnings from the assignments. Coming from a software industry background worked on different capacities starting
from Development to Product owner roles, I learnt new things from this course that I can apply in my futuristic product management roles.
Tech Professional : 11+yrs of exp @ TCS
This course is perfect blend of Management, design and technology along with the unique curriculum of the seminars which happen on every Friday, helps students like us to cultivate entrepreneurial mindset in the right direction, every course coming with hands on projects helps us to go deep into the core, courses like design thinking and user research help us more in understanding end-user. The core advantage is that we are getting taught by industry experts in every sense which is really helpful in understanding ground reality while in academia
Graduate : 3 yrs of exp @ TCS
PDM Work Integrated program provided an interesting opportunity with flexible Study/Class hours along with office. This program not only covers the Design Thinking Approach, but it also shows promise towards the practical approaches to use the learnings. The program is so well thought through that I do not need to compromise my job. It comes with a longer duration to complete the course but for folks who wants to be aggressively completing it, it does not stop. IIITH professors are having great depth of knowledge and some of the principles directly help in my work as well. The seminars of the industry folks brought wide stream of knowledge, which helps me to realize where the industry is heading. There is an ocean of knowledge and energy. Excellent Cohort.
Tech Professional : 17+yrs of exp @ Blue Yonder Inc.
M.Tech Product Design Management ( PDM ) program from IIIT Hyderabad offers a unique blend and balanced approach to Theoretical learning and practical application of the knowledge to real-world problems.
This program is a unique blend of Design and Management with the help of IITH Faculties, and the Vibrant environment provides the right atmosphere to incubate our ideas into Products.
Being the first batch for the PDM program, The participant's composition is genuinely diverse. Being an Industry Self-Sponsored, we could learn and share the rich experience each carries from our rich, diverse Backgrounds with our fellow students.
Great Program to be in to unlearn and learn a new way of looking at Entrepreneurship.
Tech Professional :
20 + Yrs., Head of India Delivery @ ACS Solution.