The Post Graduate Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Management(PGDPCM) is the first of its kind course introduced in India in partnership with the globally reputed French Group Institute Superior International of Perfumes, Cosmetics and Aromatic Alimentaire(ISIPCA), which was backed by the Chamber of Commerce and University of Versailles.

This unique course offers a dual competence to the students – technical know-how and managerial training required by the industry. The course aims at developing directly employable manpower – middle level technical and managerial- for the fast growing cosmetics, perfumery and allied industries in India and abroad.

Liberalization and globalisation of the economy has accelerated growth and speed of income and wealth and made India the 4th largest economy in the world on the basis of Purchasing Power Parity. This will augment the markets for perfumery, cosmetics and allied industries. This in turn will also require trained and competent manpower. The course is tailor made to meet this growing requirement.

The technical know-how in perfumery will include understanding and recognition of various raw materials and their properties, which are essential for the formulation of some basic perfumes as well as some basic accords. Since people associate perfumery with various cultures besides technical aspects, the students will be given a brief over view of thehistory of perfume evolution in different cultures. At the same time they will also be kept abreast with the current market trends all over the world. On similar grounds, students will be acquainted with various ingredients that go into the formulation of various cosmetic products. The on-hand practical training in the formulation of various personal care as well as color cosmetics products will enable one to understand the manufacturing procedures prevalent in the industry. Bearing in mind the increasing importance of conformance to various legislative regulations, Indians, US, European and Japanese regulations will be introduced in the programme. A significant number of sessions will be spent on specialty products in cosmetics. A special emphasis is also given to active ingrdients as well as herbal cosmetics since they are the fastest growing market segments in the world.

Perfumes and Cosmetics are products that appeal to different senses of human beings and thus the science behind understanding the psychophysiology of the sensory appeal will be covered. Increasing demand for manufacturing of safe products makes it necessary to understand the various safety testing methods and the efficacy testing methods to evaluate the quality of the finished products. Today every industry is very keen on its sustainable development programmes, and increasing threats to the environment makes it mandatory to study the science behind environmental conservation.

The programme also aims at moulding students into proactive managers with entrepreneurial vision and commitment. The management training will include Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Management of Information, Basic Accounting and Management and Cost Accounting, Context of Business Enterprise, Marketing and Entrepreneurship & Strategic Development of Enterprise.

Post Graduate Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Management Infrastructure

Based on inputs from industry, we have set up the state-of-the-art Labs-Instrumentation, Perfumery, Personal Care Cosmetics, Colour Cosmetics , Computer Lab and Library. This will enable us to take up Development and Testing of cosmetic products as well as Certification for the industry. Testing and Certification have assumed great significance in view of the stringent guidelines being issued by the Ministry of Health and FDA from time to time relating to Cosmetics and Personal Care products. Need based short term and part-time courses in specified areas will also be started.

The infrastructure requirements of the programme are :

1.Library: The college intends to provide a full-fledged and exclusive library covering a wide range of books and journals on all the technical, theoretical and managerial aspects of perfumery and cosmetics industry. The library will also provide selected access to the worldwide web for specific literature search relevant to the course.

2. Computing Facilities: General computing facilities will be made available to the students wherein they can access the Internet fir general searches to facilitate their project work and also avail of the MS Office software for their daily assignments, tutorials and presentations. The centre will be used for production of teaching-learning materials, as well as for student and teacher evaluation online.

3. Laboratories : There are air-conditioned state-of-the-art Laboratories such as Cosmetic Lab for Make-up, Cosmetic Lab for Cream, Emulsions and Shampoos,Perfume Lab, Instrumentation and Computer.All the laboratories are fully equipped with necessary fittings, materials and instruments.

Post Graduate Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Management - Faculty

  • Ms. Anuya Sane
  • Ms. Pranali Salanke

Post Graduate Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Management - Academic Advisory Committee

We wish to put on record our appreciation for the contributions of professionals from industry like Dr Vijay Bambulkar, Nanu Mehta, S M Shanbhag, Sunil Agrawal, R B Mohile, M B Deodhar and Dr Anjana Chandrashekhar for updating and enhancing the industrial relevance of the Curriculum and sincerely hope that they will continue to support us as members of the Academic Advisory Committee.

Being totally an industry-based programme, we seek the support of the Indian Society of Cosmetics Chemists in particular and the cosmetics-perfumery industry in general for on the job training, placement and product promotion. We would also welcome industries with student support programmes such as sponsorship, scholarship and freeship for the deserving and needy.

We look forward to a positive, productive and win-win relationship with the industry.

Examination and grading

1.Marking Scheme
Perfumery Papers I & II :Annual Exam 50, Practical 40 and Project 10 marks
Cosmetics Paper I to IV :Annual Exam 50, Practical 40 and Project 10 marks
Fundamental & Applied Chemistry and Decorative Cosmetics and Management Papers:Annual Exam 60 marks and Continuous Assessment 40 marks.
2. Continuous Assessment:
Internal or Continuous Assessment includes Occasional Practical, Tutorials, fieldwork, industry visit, original product development, Project work, Assignments, GD, Viva, etc. The respective faculty members will announce the scheme in the beginning of the academic year.
While the annual examination is treated as one head of passing, the Practical, Project and other forms of assignments taken together will be treated as one-head of passing.
3.Standard of Passing:
A student will be declared Pass and eligible for the PGDPCM provided he/she secures 40 percent marks each in Internal/Continuous Assessment (including project taken together) and Annual Examinations separately and 40 percent marks in aggregate.
4. On-The-Job Training:
At least three months Industrial exposure (on the job training etc) is a condition for the award of the Diploma either during the course or immediately after the course. The scheme will be finalized in consultation with the collaborating industry.


PAPER I: (50 Theory +40 Practical + 10 Project)

  • Raw materials in Perfumery
  • History of Perfumes
  • Indian and Global Perfumery Trends
  • Analytical Chemistry and Separation Techniques relating to Perfumery
  • Instrumental Analysis -GC,MS, HPLC, HPTLC.

PAPER I: (50 Theory +40 Practical + 10 Project)

    • Raw materials in cosmetics : Water, Oils, Fats, Waxes
    • Powders, Emulsifiers, Thickeners and Gums

Other raw materials

  • Sensorial Evaluation and Psychophysiology


PAPER II: (50 Theory +40 Practical + 10 Project)

  • Physiology of skin, hair and tooth
  • Packaging materails in Cosmetics
  • Analytical Chemistry and Separation Techniques relating to Cosmetics
  • Instrumental Analysis – GC, MS, HPLC, HPTLC, Supercritical Extraction relating to Cosmetics

(60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • Introduction to basic thermodynamics
  • Chemistry of Surfactants
  • Theory of emulsions
  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Fragnance selection, stability and Testing
  • Environmental safety and industrial network
  • Legislation and regulations for perfumes and cosmetics
  • Safety testing and toxicology

(60 Annual + 40 Internal )

  • Concepts and Theories of General Management
  • Production Planning and Management
  • Work Management
  • Quality management and Assurance
  • Capacity Managemnet
  • Operations strategy
  • Resource Planning in Service and Manufacturing Environments
  • Inventory Control and Material Requirement Planning
  • Project Feasibility
  • Project Report
  • Project Appraisal
  • Project Management

2. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • The motivation and Behaviour of individuals and groups in organizations.
  • The principles and Models of HRM an Personnel Management.
  • The Effective Recruitment, Selection, Appraisal and Reward of Employees
  • The Issue of Control and Effective handling and Management of Employee Grievances and Discipline
  • The Identification of Training and Developmental needs,
    Continuous Professional Development, lifelong learning and Personal Development.
  • Employee Representation, Participation, Commitment and Involvement.
  • Labour laws as aplicable to industries in India


(60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • Information vs Data; their uses in underpinning the decision making process in business.
  • Data collection methods; primary and secondary data; electronic sources.
  • Questionnaire Design and Survey methodology, Data storage.
  • Methods of summarizing data using Business Graphics, Statistics and Tables.
  • Hypothesis testing methods & its use in business, Advanced analysis methods including correlation,
    Regression, Forecasting & simple multivariate techniques, use of computers. Use of these methods in providing information for the decision maker,
    information systems.
  • Basics of Computing systems, Terminology, Downsizing.
  • Impact of systems management. Networking and Communication.
  • The Electronic Office. Data base design – flat files and relational structures. Use of relational database tools.
  • Systems developmental methodologies – SSADM, RAD. Outsourcing.
  • Identification of Business problems and development of I.T. solutions. Budget control. Timing. Security.
  • Electronic Business and Electronic Commerce. Business models; Electronic Payment methods; Security issues, SSL and encryption methods,
    Legal and ethical issues. Managing CIT in organizations. Training and Development issues.

(60 Annual and 40 Continuous)

  • Basic Accounting Concepts and Conventions
  • The Profit and Loss Account
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Importance of Cash
  • Cash and Fund flow statements
  • Accounting for Limited Companies
  • Financing the Business & Source of Finance



PAPER II (50 annual + 40 Practical + 10 Project)

  • Basic Alcoholic Perfumery
  • Functional perfumery
  • Manufacturing and Packaging processesof Perfumes
  • Market trends in Perfumery

PAPER III (50 Annual + 40 Practical +10 Project)

  • Basic Cosmetic Skin Care Products- Emulsions, Cream and Lotions
  • Speciality products- Sun protection, Skin lightening etc
  • Herbal Cosmetics, Cosmacueticals and ISI Guidelines
  • Manufacturing Processes of Cosmetics

PAPER IV (50 Annual + 40 Practical + 10 Project)

  • Cosmetic Cleansing Preparations
  • Soaps, Cleansing Preparation for skin, hair and teeth
  • Cosmetic Product Development Sequence and Logic
  • Techniques of Product Development
  • Market Trends in Cosmetics and Toiletries
  • Efficacy Testing and Clinical Trials

4. DECORATIVE COSMETICS(60 annual + 40 Continuous)

  • Colour Science
  • Pigments and dyes, Colour cosmetic formulations
  • Beauty and Salon treatment
  • Aroma Therapy

(60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • Comparative & Common size statements
  • Financial Ratios
  • Management of Working Capital
  • Budgeting
  • Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Relevant Costs for Decision Making
  • Full costing and Marginal Costing Techniques
  • Capital Investment Appraisal

(60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • Economic, Demographic and Labour Market issues and Developments
  • Multi-national organizations
  • National Culture nad Cultural and Social Diversity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Legal context-English legal system, EU; International law and organizations- GATT, WTO.
  • Regulatory and legal constraints on Business-law of contract; Company law, Labour laws, Liability civil and criminal
  • Environment and regulatory matters relating to Aroma trade & industry.

3. MARKETING MANAGEMENT(60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • What is Marketing
  • An examination of the ways in which environmental and competitive factors affect markets.
  • The nature of market dynamics; customers, consumers and consumer decision-making.
  • The market research process, methods and techniques used to understand and monitor markets.
  • Identifying and satisfying market needs: segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • The nature and uses of marketing information
  • Marketing mix programmes: product policy, pricing, communications, distribution management, customer service
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Strategies & Strategic Marketing Process
  • Developing and implementing marketing planning decisions
  • Customer Relations Management

(60 Annual + 40 Continuous)

  • Definitions, Characteristics of Entrepreneur
  • Leadership, Product selection and Pricing
  • Location decision, Psychology of winning
  • Management of Conflicts, Stress and Time
  • Successful Person Practices, Positive Thinking, Management of Resources,
  • Business and Personal Taxation, Role of Government,
  • Enterprise Sickness and remedies
  • Introduce to Enterprise Strategy: the Nature and purpose of Enterprise Strategy;
    Competitive advantage; Value adding; the value chain; Value constellation; Economic concepts.
  • Risk and Innovation: the economic analysis of risk taking;
    Introduction to the economics of innovation; Risk Management; technology; Government policy concerning
    innovation and enterprise
  • Enterprise and the Environment: Industry analysis frame-works; the game theory perspective ;
    industry attractiveness analysis; the impact of governemnt
  • Strategic analysis: Environmental audits; Resources and Capabilities; Sources of competitive advantage;
    Strategies and implementation; Organizational Economics and agency theory; Choice of Enterprise
    Boundaries – Horizontal, Vertical and Corporate.
Main objectives of the programme are development of directly employable manpower – middle level technical and managerial – for the fast growing cosmetics, perfumery and allied industries in India and abroad and development of entrepreneurial skill and opportunities in the industry
  • The course aims at developing core competencies- technical and managerial know-how – required in perfumery- cosmetics and allied industries.
  • Fully equipped state- of-the-art laboratories for Instrumentation, Perfumery and Cosmetics with computer and library facilities.
  • Additional facility : Cosmetics Research & Testing Lab (Government Recognized).
  • 40 to 50 Percent Weightage for practical/project/product development.
  • Mandatory three months on the job training for the award of diploma.
  • Course will be conducted underAcademic Advisory Committee, drawn from leading perfumery and cosmetic industries.
  • Industry linkages for professionalism, exposure and placement.
  • Cost : about 10% of the cost of training abroad.
  • Support for product development and business startup.
  • Accomodation for outstation students could be arranged.
GRADUATES with Chemistry as the main or subsidiary subject, or Graduates in any subject provided they have two years of proven working experience in perfumery/ Cosmetics or related industry.

Internship Details

Students work in industry like Loreal, SH Kelkar, Guvidaun stc. for 3 months.

Placement Records
Students of last 5 batches are placed in industry like ITC, Loreal, Modirevlon, Guviduan, Lamar, Symrize, SH Kelkar & Co. etc. We provide 100% campus placement to our students.

Placement Records

Students of last 5 batches are placed in industry like ITC, Loreal, Modirevlon, Guviduan, Lamar, Symrize, SH Kelkar & Co. etc. We provide 100% campus placement to our students.