Updated on Jan 31, 2022 07:40 IST
Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Editorial

Supply Chain courses are offered by more than 500 colleges in India. Supply Chain is a major field under Commerce stream that helps to organise people, activities, resources, and information involved in transmitting a product or service to the end consumer. With the growth in manufacturing enterprises, Supply Chain management courses have gained popularity in India. The course imparts knowledge to build different supply chain management strategies and methods to forecast demand, aggregate planning and network design for businesses. Supply Chain Management professionals are in demand nowadays in production and sales companies. Retail chain operators also employ supply chain professionals.

According to a report by Fortune magazine, the net worth of the logistics industry is USD 1.3 trillion. However, the industry is facing a dearth in terms of manpower and requires an average of 1.4 million new supply chain workers. This means that there is a wide range of job opportunities for candidates after pursuing the programme. There are various sectors in supply chain management that candidates can look for a job like manufacturing and distribution sector, transportation, logistics companies, shipping corporations, aviation etc. Candidates are offered job profiles such as supply chain directors, supply chain network manager, supply chain consultant, purchasing manager, strategic planner, supplier relationship manager, inventory manager, contract analyst. The average salary of a supply chain manager is INR 8 lakh per annum.

Typically, a Supply Chain Management course is imparted with an MBA degree. Candidates can appear for MBA entrance exams and choose the desired college offering the specialisation course. With the growing demand for the course, some universities have also started a bachelor's level Supply Chain course. BBA is a preferable degree with this specialisation at the UG level. Read further to know more details on Supply Chain courses including the eligibility conditions, top entrance exams, top colleges, skills required, jobs, salary, etc. 

Supply Chain Courses: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for undergraduate and postgraduate courses below:

Course Level Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum aggregate marks decided by the colleges/universities


Graduation in any discipline with a minimum percentage of marks prescribed by the colleges/universities

Graduation in subjects like accounts, finance, business management are desirable

MBA in Supply Chain Course Admission: Top Entrance Exams

The admission procedure for supply chain courses is different for different institutes. Some colleges/universities offer direct admission to candidates based on their performance in class 12 or degree examinations. Some also provide weightage to candidates’ academic performance. Some colleges/universities conduct their own entrance exams. Most of the colleges/universities also accept the scores of national-level management entrance exams like CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, XAT etc for admission.  Candidates can check below the top MBA entrance exams for admission to MBA in Supply Chain Management in the table below:









Also Read: Know all about all MBA entrance exams

Supply Chain Courses

Supply Chain courses are generally offered at postgraduate, degree and diploma levels. Few institutes also offer distance or part-time courses at diploma, certificate, postgraduate degree and postgraduate diploma levels. Candidates can check below the average course fee for each programme.


Average Fees


INR 2 lakh to INR 5 lakh


INR 2 lakh to INR 10 lakh


INR 10,000 to INR 80,000


INR 3000 to INR 45,000

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Supply Chain Syllabus

The supply chain basically covers the basic concept of supply chain management, its legal aspects, manufacturing methods, materials and store management, operations management, project management, contract administration and logistics. Besides theoretical understanding, the course also trains candidates through internships and practical projects. Supply chain syllabus is different for different programmes. The Supply Chain course syllabus for MBA is given below:

Semester I

Management concepts

Business environment

Financial and management accounting

Principles of logistics

Managerial economics

Quantitative methods

Executive empowerment programme - 1


Semester II

Business research methodology

Marketing management

Financial management

Production management

Shipping and maritime law

Export and import management

IT for business

Executive empowerment programme - 1

Semester III

Strategies logistics management

Logistics management and information systems

Integrated logistics management

Distributed management

Rail road and air corgo logistics

Maritime logistics and documentation

Event management III

Summer training report

Semester IV

International Logistics Management

Project Formulation And Appraisal

Warehouse Management

Modern Logistics Operations

Retail Logistics & SCM

Marketing of Logistics

Small Business Management

Executive Empowerment Programme-IV

Top Colleges Offering Supply Chain Courses

India has more than 500 colleges offering Supply Chain courses at different degree and diploma levels including UG, and PG. Candidates can also pursue Supply Chain certificate courses. The table below mentions top Supply Chain colleges based on popularity along with the fees and course name:

Supply Chain Colleges Supply Chain Courses Supply Chain Fee (in INR)
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management (APSCM) 3.6 L
IIM Lucknow - Indian Institute of Management Online Supply Chain Analytics 40 K
IIM Kozhikode - Indian Institute of Management Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 L
XLRI Xavier School of Management Online ECP in Logistics and Supply Chain Management NA
IIM Trichy - Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Post Graduate Certificate Program in Supply Chain Management (PGCSCM) 2.14 L
IIM Udaipur - Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur Executive MBA in Global Supply Chain Management 16.33 L
SPJIMR - S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

- Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

- Online Executive Certificate Program in Supply Chain Management

17.5 L
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis International, Pune Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 6.4 L
IIM Rohtak - Indian Institute of Management Executive Certification in Supply Chain and Logistics 60 K
ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad

- Post Graduate Program in Analytics (PGPA)

- Certificate in Supply Chain Sourcing and Inventory Analytics

- Certificate in Supply Chain Sourcing and Inventory Analytics

35 K - 4.1 L

Supply Chain Required Skillsets

Candidates who wish to pursue supply chain courses must have the following skillsets.

  • Decision-making skills
  • Analytical skills 
  • Numerical skills
  • Leadership skills 
  • Geographical skills
  • Communication skills

Supply Chain: Career Prospects and Salary

Upon graduation, supply chain management jobs are plentiful and varied. Candidates find opportunities in MNCs, warehouses, logistic industry, courier companies, transport companies, import and export companies as operation analyst, consultant, manager, production planner, quality manager, inventory manager etc. As a fresher, candidates can earn between INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month. After one year or two years of experience, candidates can expect INR 18,000 to INR 22,000 per month. Candidates working at a higher level can expect between INR 8 lakh to INR 12 lakh per annum. The average salary offered as per job profiles is given below.

Job Profile Average Salary (per annum)

Supply Chain Manager

INR 8 lakh and above

Quality Manager

INR 8 lakh and above


INR 9 lakh and above

Operations Analyst

INR 4 lakh and above

Transport Officer

INR 6 lakh and above

Resource Manager

INR 6 lakh and above

Operations Head

INR 3 lakh and above

Supply Chain Assistant

INR 3 lakh and above

Assistant Operations Manager

INR 5 lakh and above

Inventory Manager

INR 5 lakh and above

Warehouse Supervisor

INR 2 lakh and above

Supply Chain: Top Companies

The top recruiters in India supply chain management are given below. 

Accenture Flipkart
Amazon  Snapdeal
Future Retail Bharti Airtel
Reliance Industries ITC
Larsen & Toubro Ltd Proctor & Gamble

Also Read: Career in Supply Chain Management

Popular Supply Chain Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Supply Chain Colleges in India. Learn more about these Supply Chain colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
3.6 L

#3 Shiksha Collections

40 K
23.5 LPA
3 L

#16 Shiksha Collections

2.14 L
13 LPA
18.83 L
18 LPA

Popular Private Supply Chain Colleges in India

4.5 L - 6 L
2.25 L
5 Courses
9.12 L - 11.15 L
7.5 LPA
3 Courses
4.04 L
2.51 - 3.25 LPA

Popular Supply Chain UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Supply Chain UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses

Popular Supply Chain PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Supply Chain PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

PG Courses


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