Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) is a premier B-School in India. It is the first school of management within the IIT system. NIRF 2020 has ranked the college at the 5th position all over India in the management category. 

The school offers a Doctoral program in management (Ph.D.) and an MBA program for working executives (aptly termed as the Executive MBA program) in the IIT Kharagpur campus in Kolkata and admission to these programs is on the basis of CAT Cut off.

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VGSoM (IIT KGP) Highlights

Established In | Type 1993 | Private
Approval AICTE
Application mode Online
Courses offered MBA, Ex. MBA, Ph.D., PGDBA, MDP
Admission Criteria CAT
Placement rate 100%
Official website

VGSoM (IIT KGP) Courses

Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM) offers MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. programs. Here is a brief about the major courses of VGSOM:

Course name Eligibility Selection process Fees (INR)
MBA Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Science, Economics or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor's level) Written Aptitude Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) 12,22,200
Executive MBA Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Science, Economics or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor's level) + 3 years of work experience Written Aptitude Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) 8,00,000
Ph.D Post Graduate with UGC/JRF or B.Tech with CAT/GMAT/GRE Entrance Test+WAT+PI Stipend
PGDBA Graduate degree with minimum 60% marks. Written Aptitude Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) 20,00,000
MDP Management Development Program (Any graduate with minimum 60% marks) Application Process Varies

The application fee for an Executive MBA is INR 1,000.

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VGSoM (IIT KGP) Admissions

Admission to Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM) is through WAT-PI or CAT. Here are some quick highlights of the VGSOM admissions:

  • The admission process for the selection of candidates for the MBA program is a two-step process.
  • Candidates can apply for the MBA program online after applying for the CAT Examination.
  • International candidates seeking admission in the MBA program must possess a valid score in GMAT.
  • Candidates seeking admission to the 3-year EMBA program must have a work experience of 3 years along with a Bachelor’s degree in a professional field.
  • Admission in EMBA and Ph.D. courses is made through a written examination and interview at Kolkata.
  • Admission to the PGDBA is made on the basis of a written test followed by a personal interview.
  • The institute offers various Management Development Programs. Some of the programs are residential while others are non-residential.

How to Apply?

Applicants applying for admission to all courses need to apply online at the IIT Kharagpur website. The subsequent steps involved while applying online is as follows:

  • To register, the candidates must provide a valid email id to create the login credentials.
  • Sign in and proceed with the application form.
  • Provide personal information.
  • Add the academic qualifications followed by the work experience.
  • Upload the photograph and signature.
  • Pay registration fees.
  • Submit the form.

The candidates must take a print out of the completed application form for future reference.

The application fee can be paid using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking option. 

Read More: VGSOM Admission

VGSoM (IIT KGP) Placements

The Placement Committee of Vinod Gupta School of Management is engaged with various corporate organizations, effectively marketing the VGSoM brand, and is achieving better placements year-by-year. The CTC, job roles, and diversity of Industry domains are increasing too. The committee has a knowledge base of current industry trends and expectations which they use in grooming and making students industry-ready. 

From the stats of 2020 placements, we have tabulated the placement data of VGSoM IIT Kharagpur:

Number of Students Participated 125
Number of Recruiters 70
Placement % 100%
Highest CTC 29 LPA
Mean CTC 18.1 LPA
Median CTC 16.99 LPA
Lowest CTC 9.55 LPA
Top Recruiters Facebook, Amazon, Ernst & Young, PwC, McKinsey & Co, HSBC, Deloitte, Bloomberg, Ford, IBM, JP Morgan Chase
Top Domains IT, Analytics, BFSI, Operations, Sales and Marketing, Finance, Consulting
Top Roles Offered Business Analyst, Product Management, IT Consulting, Financial Advisory, Business Advisory, Sales Management, 

The Domain-Wise Placement Statistics of VGSoM is as follows:

VGSoM IIT Kharagpur Placement

The managerial excellence of IIT KGP is expressed through the annual packages offered to students at the Final Placements.

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VGSoM (IIT KGP) Facilities

  • Accommodation: All students of the MBA Programme are required to stay in the campus. Accommodation will be provided in the halls of residence for Postgraduate students. All rooms are provided with internet facilities. The hostels are wi-fi equipped.
  • Student’s Recreation: Technology Students' Gymkhana provides various outdoor and indoor sports facilities and offers memberships to all kinds of clubs ranging from tennis to basketball. The Technology Dramatics Society and Technology Music Society offer students a forum to learn and experience liberal arts while pursuing their courses at IIT Kharagpur. These facilities can be availed by the MBA students residing in the IIT campus.
  • Library: VGSoM students have access to both the Central Library of IIT Kharagpur, the largest technical library in India, and the School's own Library. The school subscribes to CMIE database, various national and international journals and newspapers. This School Library is being upgraded to cater to automatic transactions and web-based search facility.


Ques. What degree is offered at VGSoM? Do I have to choose a specialization in the second year or is it a general MBA?

Ans. It is a general MBA program. You have the option of choosing electives from Vinod Gupta School of Management as well as other departments in IIT Kharagpur based on your interest.

Ques. Are there any Scholarships for students?

Ans. There is no scholarship scheme as such at VGSOM.

Ques. What do I need to qualify? CAT or WAT-PI?

Ans. Applicants are shortlisted for admission on the basis of the CAT score and the overall application rating (AR). Application rating comprises various parameters like prior work-experience and past academic performances.

Ques. What is the proposed intake for the Admission Calendar 2020-22?

Ans. The total number of seats this year is 170.

Ques. How is the faculty: student ratio at VGSOM?

Ans. There are 23 members of "Core Faculty" for about 230 students which works out to a faculty: student ratio of about 1:10. If one includes the visiting faculty, the ratio will be better.

Ques. What is the withdrawal and refund policy at VGSoM?

Ans. The withdrawal and refund will be in accordance and compliance with the rules of IIT Kharagpur, which will be notified in due time.

Ques. Does the institute help in getting loans for fees?

Ans. No, the Institute does not as such help in getting a loan for fee payment. Students can choose to avail loan from any bank that they deem suitable. The campus has branches of SBI, PNB, and Syndicate Bank.

Ques. Is a separate EWS category included during admission at VGSoM?

Ans. VGSoM has included the EWS category as per the Government of India regulations and follows the same for its admission process.

Any changes to the same will be updated and notified on the website.