PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) Course, Program, Eligibility, Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs 2020-2021

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Post Graduate Program in Management, abbreviated as PGPM, is a master level course that provides detailed insights on various management skills along with a good opportunity for internships and live projects. 

It is a trademark course of IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management), though nowadays many private and public colleges also provide PGPM course. It is almost similar to the MBA course.

The course duration is 1-2 years, which varies from college to college, but the minimum PGPM eligibility is the same in almost all the management colleges, i.e. a minimum of 50% or equivalent in any Bachelor’s degree course.

ALERT: Many Top Management Entrance Exams, including MAT have been postponed in the wake of COVID-19 and lockdown situation in India.

In most of the colleges, a minimum work experience of 1-2 years is a compulsory eligibility criteria for getting admission into PGPM course.

Admission is usually done through CAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT and other management entrance exams, followed by successive rounds of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

PGPM program is most suitable for working professionals who aspire to upgrade their career and want to earn the most reputable management qualification as per the industry.

PGPM course of 2 years is regarded as a very demanding course as compared to 1 year program. Students study the basic management subjects such as Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, and others in the first year and select some specific electives in the second year. 

In IIMs and most of the other institutes that offer 2 year PGPM course, each year is further divided into three terms that also includes compulsory internships, research work and live projects as a part of the course curriculum.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks the best management colleges in India every year. In the table below we have provided the list of B-Schools in India that offer PGPM courses.

NIRF 2019 Ranking College Name Admission Process Average Annual Ree (INR) Average Placement Package Offered (INR)
1 IIM Bangalore (IIMB) Entrance Based (CAT, GMAT or GRE) 11,50,000 24,54,000
2 IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) Entrance Based (CAT, GMAT or GRE) 11,50,000 20,36,562
5 IIM Indore (IIMI) Entrance Based (CAT, GMAT or GRE) 8,05,000 20,79,000
12 MDI Gurugram Entrance Based (CAT, GMAT or GRE) 8,00,000 22,05,000
16 SPJIMR Mumbai Entrance Based (CAT, XAT or GMAT) 9,80,000 18,38,000

The average total course fee for PGPM courses in India ranges from INR 10,00,000 to INR 25,00,000. But most of the reputed private and government colleges (including the top IIMs) have PGPM course fees of around INR 20,00,000.

The main advantage of pursuing a PGPM course is that it imparts deep training to the students through internships, research work and live projects. It helps them to get greater access to the corporate world and gain a huge benefit of work-based learning, as compared to the other normal academic courses.

After completing this course, the students can pursue an established career in managerial positions in almost all the sectors including MNCs, IT firms, Finance sector, Consultancies, among others with the average salary of around INR 5-15 LPA. 

The students willing to go for higher studies may also go for doctoral studies in future and pursue PhD courses in a relevant domain of management, finance, and others. Some colleges also offer PGPM - MBA dual degrees to its students.

There is a similar course called Executive PGPM which is of 1 year duration, usually provided by IIMs. The course is specially created and aimed specifically for working professionals.

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PGPM Admission Process

PGPM Admission Process

Most of the B-Schools accept admissions in PGPM courses on the basis of entrance exam scores. The admission process for PGPM courses in most of the colleges is a four-step process, which can be described as follows:

  • Fill the Application Form of the College:

The candidate who fulfils all the eligibility criteria for the course will need to apply to the college in which they want to take admission, either online or through the post, as per instructions from the selected college(s).

  • Entrance Exam:

Almost all the colleges accept admission to PGPM courses on the basis of entrance exam scores. So, the candidate is required to check which entrance exam is accepted by the college and make sure to appear and qualify that exam in order to get admission in your selected college. Generally, IIMs take admission through CAT exam, while other colleges accept any one of CAT/CMAT/GMAT scores.

  • Writing Ability Test (WAT):

After clearing the cut off set by the PGPM college, you will be notified about the next rounds of admission, which is mostly Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Some colleges (Other than IIMs) often take Group Discussion Round at first followed by WAT and PI. 

WAT usually tests student’s analytical ability skills and capability. The students who pass the exam are finally selected for the PI round. 

  • Personal Interview (PI): 

After WAT, this is the second most important step of PGPM admissions. Only the final shortlisted candidates are called for PI round. In this round, a candidate's personality, academic background and working experience are assessed, and their managerial and leadership qualities are judged.

Candidates who successfully complete all these processes are finally given admission to the PGPM courses.

PGPM Eligibility

Candidates who are interested to pursue PGPM program, must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • A candidate must have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised college/ university with a minimum percentage of 50% or equivalent CGPA.
  • A valid score of accepted entrance exams like CAT, MAT, GMAT, etc.
  • Some colleges like IIM, MDI, etc. also consider the work experience of the candidates to grant admissions, hence having work experience can be called an important criteria for PGPM admission.

Students in the last year of their Bachelor degree can also apply for PGPM program, if they are able to produce a certificate from their Principal or Head of Department of Registrar certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year and have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent based on the previous semester or latest available grades or marks

PGPM Entrance Exams

The following are the most popular and important management Entrance Exams in which a candidate must qualify in order to secure admission to PGPM course:

  • CAT: 

The Common Admission Test or CAT is one of the most popular entrance exams for admission to postgraduate management courses in India. The computer based exam is conducted every year by IIM, and the scores are officially used for granting admission to all the Postgraduate courses in all the IIMs of India. 

Apart from IIM, almost all the top B-Schools in India accept CAT scores for granting admission to PGPM courses. The exam usually takes place in the month of November, and the results are available by the end of January. The application forms are usually available in the month of August, each year.

  • CMAT: 

Common Management Aptitude Test or CMAT is a computer based entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) at the end of January each year. CMAT scores are accepted by almost all the colleges (except the IIMs) for admission to PGPM courses. It is compulsory for all the AICTE approved colleges (both government and private) to accept CMAT scores for admission to postgraduate management courses. The application process generally takes place in the month of October - November, and the results arrive in February.

  • GMAT: 

Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT is a global management entrance exam conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This test score is accepted in more than 100 countries worldwide, including India. 

Apart from IIMs, most of the private management colleges in India accept the GMAT test score for admission to PGPM courses. Nowadays, GRE which is primarily for admission in MS and PhD courses in the US, is also accepted  by many colleges in India for admission into management courses.

  • XAT: 

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is an online entrance exam conducted by XLRI. XAT scores are accepted by many reputed private colleges for admission into PGPM courses. 

The application process generally takes place in November, exams are conducted in early January and the results are published either by the end of January or by early February each year.

PGPM Entrance Exams: Important Dates

Entrance Exam Exam Mode Application Period Exam Date Result Date
CAT 2021 Computer Based Test 1st week of August- 3rd week of September, 2020 (Tentative) 4th week of November, 2020 1st week of December, 2020 (Tentative)
CMAT 2021 Computer Based Test 1st week of November-1st week of December, 2020 4th week of January 2021 1st week of February, 2021
XAT 2021 Computer Based Test 3rd week of August-2nd week of December, 2020 1st week of January, 2020 (Tentative) Last week of January, 2020 (Tentative)
MAT 2020 Offline and Online March 6-June 15, 2020 (For May Session) June 14 & 21, 2020 To be Announced

How to prepare for PGPM Entrance exams?

Succeeding in any entrance exam requires handwork and smart preparation. Here we present some tips and detailed insights to succeed in the above mentioned entrance exams.

Most of the PGPM Entrance Exams (like CAT) have three main sections, which are:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

While, the CMAT has four compulsory sections, which are:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

Hence, it can be noted that sections like Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis are common sections in most of the PGPM entrance exams. 

Thus, candidates seeking to succeed in these entrance exams must be very good in these three main sections. If not, they should work on these sections to score well. 

Preparation Tips for PGPM Entrance Exams

Scoring well in the entrance exam and clearing the cut off of top B-Schools in India is very important factor in deciding the future of many aspiring PGPM students.

Here are some section wise tips to improve the important sections of the exam:

1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

  • The success in this section clearly depends on your power of understanding the language and strength of vocabulary.
  • Build your vocabulary as strong as you can. Also, practice for this section everyday, preferably in the morning, by reading newspapers and blogs, and also writing something (even diaries and blogs) using the new words you learnt everyday.
  • Also, practice the questions from the preparation books which are recommended by the industry experts and management study gurus.

Recommended Books for this section:

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh

2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:

  • It is said that this is the easiest section if you are good in logic, and those who are not good at it can also increase their ability by practicing.
  • This section often becomes the deciding factor, due to its sheer need for practice.
  • Practice as much as you can. Solve the previous years question papers, sample question paper, and sometimes even some good puzzles available on the Internet.
  • While solving those questions, always try to represent the given data and situations pictorially on a piece of paper, instead of just reading questions. This will enhance your understanding of the questions.
  • Practice at least one question paper everyday and mark your progress.
  • This is a section which requires equal practice from every candidate, and hence practice as much as you can.

Recommended Books for this section:

  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • LDRI Book by Nishit Sinha
  • Logical Reasoning Book by RS Agarwal

3. Quantitative Ability:

  • This is the mathematical section of the question paper, which becomes a bit easier for those who are from Science or Maths backgrounds in their Class 10+2.
  • As the section generally contains school level mathematics, the candidates are generally advised to go through NCERT maths books and other good school level maths help books for Class 8, 9,10, 11, and 12.
  • The engineering students get a slightly upper hand in this section, but other students can also perform very well with practice from last year papers, sample papers and recommended practice books.

Recommended Books for this section:

  • NCERT Text books for Mathematics.
  • Good school level maths books like RD Sharma, RS Agarwal.
  • QA book by Arun Sharma
  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma.

Also Check: CAT Sample Papers & Mock Tests

How to get admission in top B-School in India offering PGPM course?

  • Most of the PGPM colleges take admission solely on the basis of entrance exam scores.
  • For getting admission in top IIMs, you will have to achieve a very high percentile in CAT entrance exam, at least 98 percentile.
  • Topmost IIMs, like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, call candidates with scores well above 99 percentile.
  • Other reputed private colleges also prefer to have candidates with scores above 95 percentile.
  • Apart from entrance exam scores, you should also make sure that you have adequate work experience, writing abilities and communication skills.
  • Try to build a strong resume describing each of your achievements in minute details.
PGPM: What is it About?

PGPM: What is it About?

PGPM course is specifically designed for those who are already working professionals, but want to pursue management courses for better career prospects in future.

  • This course covers topics like Finance Accounting, Marketing Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Corporate finance, Communication skills, Business Laws, Operations management, among others.
  • As this course is designed for working professionals, it provides ample opportunities for internships and live projects throughout the course.
  • In the second year of the course, the students get an opportunity to select among some electives in the fields of Economy, Finance, General Management, IT and Marketing.
  • After completing this course, the candidates can pursue jobs in higher managerial positions in big corporate houses, MNC's and IT firms.
  • This course is considered at par with other management courses like MBA and PGDM in the job market.
  • In case of 1 year PGPM course, the candidates can get an opportunity to pursue a course which is at par with MBA, but takes less time to complete.
  • 2 year PGPM courses from IIMs generally grant MBA degrees at the end of the course.
  • PGPM course from most of the other colleges are generally regarded as a certification course.

PGPM Course Highlights

Full Form Post Graduate Program in Management
Course Level Postgraduate
Duration 1 to 2 years (depends on college)
Eligibility Minimum 50% marks in graduation and a minimum 2 years of work experience.
Admission Process Purely Based on Entrance Exams such as CAT, GMAT, GRE, CMAT, XAT, MAT, etc.
Average Course Fee INR 8,00,000-20,00,000
Average Annual Salary INR 6,00,000-20,00,000


If you are a working professional who is willing to pursue a management course to increase your qualification, your capability and your management skills, then you must consider pursuing PGPM.

The following reasons are the other reasons of why should you pursue PGPM program:

  • Can be completed in less time: Most of the PGPM courses (except 2 year courses of IIM) can be completed in a year. At the end of the course, you will get a certificate which is at par with an MBA at the job market, but you will complete the course in just 1 year.
  • Learning through work: The design of the PGPM course is such that it includes either a compulsory internship or a compulsory live project in an interval of every 3-4 months or sometimes even throughout the year. Such abundance of internships and live projects are generally not available in any other management oriented courses.
  • Huge Job Opportunities: The candidate completing PGPM courses generally have huge job opportunities in good companies, like Corporates, MNC's and IT sector companies.
  • Higher Salary : The salary package for PGPM candidates generally range between INR 10,00,000 and INR 25,00,000 which is considerably higher than any other academic course. This is the main reason why candidates go for this PGPM program.

Course Comparison

There are various management courses that are available in India such as MBA, PGDM, Executive MBA, etc. that can be called almost similar to the PGPM course. 

In the section below, we have described and compared these courses for your better understanding of the aim, purpose and outcome of each of the management courses.

  •  PGPM vs PGDM: 

Many students get confused between PGPM and PGDM. Check the following table to know the common difference between them:

Parameters PGPM PGDM
Full Form Post Graduate Program in Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Duration 1-2 years 2 years
Course Overview This is usually a postgraduate level certification course (except 2 year course of IIM which grants a degree) in the field of management. This is a postgraduate level diploma course in the field of management.
Course Objective It is a course specifically designed for working professionals to train them for managerial and leadership positions, and to get a boost in their career. This course is meant for students who are coming for higher studies in Management after completing their bachelor degrees.
Admission criteria Entrance Based Admission Entrance Based Admission
Average Course Fees INR 8,00,000-20,00,000 INR 12,00,000
Average Salary INR 10,00,000 to INR 20,00,000 INR 15,00,000
  • PGPM vs MBA

IIMs usually provide PGPM courses that are equivalent to MBA degrees. But the 1 year PGPM course that is offered by many top private B-Schools in India is different from MBA course.

The table below shows some of the common differences between these courses:

Parameters PGPM MBA
Full Form Post Graduate Program in Management Master of Business Administration
Duration 1-2 years 2 years
Overview This is usually a postgraduate level certification course (except 2 year course of IIM which can itself be converted into MBA) in the field of management. This is a full time masters course in Business Administration.
Objective It is a course specifically designed for working professionals to train them for managerial and leadership positions in different industry fields. This course is meant for students who complete their bachelor degree, preferably a BBA, and move to higher studies for pursuing Masters course.
Admission Criteria Entrance Based Admissions, and Cutoffs are generally lower as compared. Entrance Based Admission, and Cutoffs are generally higher as compared.
Average Course Fees INR 8,00,000-20,00,000 INR 10,00,000-20,00,000 (usually less in government colleges like BHU)
Average Salary INR 10,00,000 to INR 20,00,000 INR 10,00,000 to INR 23,00,000
PGPM vs PGDM vs MBA in terms of Fees & Salary

Source: Official College Websites

The career options after all these management courses are the same in the private sector. Many government posts prefer students with an MBA degree rather than PGDM and PGPM.

But the exposure of the corporate industry is much more in PGPM course than PGDM or MBA course.

PGPM Specializations

There are no official PGPM specializations, but the 2 year PGPM courses offer the same syllabus in the first year, and then some elective specialization subjects in the second year.

The specialization generally ranges in the following fields:

  • Finance: The course gives an emphasis on financial management. The candidates are generally offered jobs in banking sector or corporate houses.
  • General Management: This course generally presents an entire synopsis of the managerial roles and duties. This course lands jobs in many MNC's, Corporate sector, and IT sector companies.
  • Information Technology: This course is specifically meant for IT sector candidates who want to get jobs in higher positions in IT sector companies. This course includes advanced IT topics like data mining, E-commerce and E-business, along with normal management topics.
  • Human Resource: Also known as PGP-HRM, this course is designed for HR professionals, and includes topics such as Compensation and Benefits, and Talent management, etc.
  • Marketing: The course gives a detailed insight of marketing skills. The candidates generally land a job in the corporate sector.
  • Operations: This course generally provides detailed insights in operations management. The course comes with job opportunities in the corporate sector, MNC's and IT sectors.
PGPM Top Colleges

PGPM Top Colleges

India Today releases the ranking of top business schools in India every year. 

Here we have provided the list of top management colleges that offers PGPM course which were ranked under top 20 by India Today in 2019

Top PGPM Government Colleges:

India Today 2019 Ranking College Name City of Location Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package
1 IIM Ahmedabad Ahmedabad INR 11,50,000 INR 20,36,562
2 IIM Calcutta Kolkata INR 11,10,000 INR 27,90,000
5 IIM Indore Indore INR 8,05,000 INR 20,79,000
7 IIM Kozhikode Kozhikode INR 9,50,000 INR 23,08,000
14 IIM Shillong Shillong INR 11,50,000 INR 18,76,000
16 IIM Trichy Tiruchirappalli INR 9,15,000 INR 14,91,000

Source: Official College Websites

Top PGPM Private Colleges:

India Today 2019 Ranking College Name City of location Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package
4 SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai INR 9,80,000 INR 26,36,000
6 Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurugram INR 8,00,000 INR 22,05,000
12 Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad INR 1,00,000 INR 13,70,000
18 Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai INR 15,86,000 INR 13,60,000

College Comparison

The following table compares some of the best PGPM colleges in India considered for PGPM course:

Parameters MDI Gurugram SPJIMR Mumbai Great Lakes, Chennai
College Overview The two year full time PGPM course was started by the institute in 1994. The college provides 14 to 17 electives to its students for specialization. One year courses specially designed for working professionals. The college mainly focuses on experiential learning The flagship 1 year PGPM course is claimed to be equivalent to one year MBA. The college is known for providing guarantee of placement.
Rankings NIRF - 12 India Today - 6 NIRF - 16 India Today- 4 NIRF - 18 India Today - 18
Average Annual Fees INR 8,00,000 INR 9,80,000 INR 15,86,000
Average Placement Package (Salary) INR 22,05,000 INR 26,36,000 INR 13,60,000
Top Recruiters Airtel, Flipkart, ITC, Amazon Accenture, Amazon, Citi Bank Amazon, Cognizant, Dell, Deloitte, Decathlon

Top PGPM Colleges: ROI comparison

Below we have formulated a table that shows ROI (Return on Investment) of some of the top private B-Schools offering PGPM course:

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package (Annual Salary) Calculated ROI* score ROI rank
MDI Gurgaon INR 8,00,000 INR 22,05,000 275.62 1
SPJIMR Mumbai INR 9,80,000 INR 26,36,000 268.97 2
Great Lakes Institute INR 15,86,000 INR 13,60,000 85.75 3

*ROI = (Average placement package /Average Annual fees) x 100

Average Fees and Salary of Top Private B-School in India offering PGPM

Source: Official College Websites

PGPM Syllabus

PGPM Syllabus

The course curriculum and program stricture of PGPM course is unique and incorporates blended learning. 

Other than theory classes, main focus is on internships and training, research work, fields trips, industry exposure, etc. that makes this course perfect for already working professionals

Though the syllabus varies from college to college, but a standard 2 year PGPM course is divided into six sessions, and follows the following course curriculum:

First year syllabus:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Financial Accounting Corporate finance Business Laws
Managing Organisation Macroeconomics Competition and strategy
Marketing Management Managerial Communication Indian economy and policy
Microeconomics Managing people and performance in organisation Management Accounting
Quantitative Methods 1 Quantitative methods 2 Information systems and analytics
Written Analysis and Communication Research and marketing decisions Operations management

Second year syllabus :

The second year syllabus differs from college to college and depends on the electives available and selected by the candidate. Some of the common elective courses are:

Elective Subjects
Econometrics International Finance Data Visualization For Managers
Data Mining for Business Decisions Product and Brand Management Strategic Sourcing Management
Corporate Governance Customer Experience Planning and Execution Foundations of Strategy Consulting
Performance Management Information Technology Consulting Private Equity and Venture Capital

Find More: PGPM Syllabus Subjects and Course Books

PGPM Jobs & Career

PGPM Jobs & Career

After the completion of PGPM course, candidates can expect a salary hike of upto 30-40% salary hike on their current offer, as compared to their last job. This is not fixed, and it largely depends upon the college, placement offer, company credibility and the required skills & experience of the candidate.

Check the table below that shows common PGPM Jobs along with the salaries and compensation associated with the job post:

Job Profile Role Expected Salary (INR)
Tech consultant The managerial position in the IT sector. Tech consultants give advice to the company on various technical aspects. 8,14,400
ITES To look after the various IT enabled services of the company. 6,68,000
Business Consultant To advise a corporate firm on various aspects of business, including its expansion. 9,86,106
Operations Manager To manage the daily operations of a corporate house. 7,78,278
Finance Manager To manage the various financial aspects of an enterprise. 9,99,394
Sales and Marketing Analyst To analyse and work on development of sales and marketing strategies of a company. 4,45,771

Find out more: PGPM Jobs & Salary

Salary Trend Graph:

Common PGPM Jobs & Salary

Source: Payscale

PGPM Future Scope

PGPM Future Scope

The demand for PGPM courses is growing day by day. The companies hiring the candidates offer salaries at par with the MBA candidates.

  • As the PGPM candidates are expected to have greater work experience than other course candidates, the course is bound to get greater importance from the recruiters in future.
  • The career options are huge for a PGPM candidate. The PGPM candidates are offered managerial jobs in almost every sector like corporate, MNC, IT and finance sector.
  • The candidates can go on to have a doctoral degree such as PhD in Management Studies and PhD in Business Management, among others. There is a scope to pursue other certification courses as well which might help to increase their skills and management capabilities.
  • Most of the candidates are hired as Analysts and Consultants, the positions which offer very high pay that ranges from INR 6-20 LPA.


Ques. What are the advantages of PGPM?

Ans: The biggest advantages of PGPM courses are it is faster than MBA with the same value, and it provides some really good internship opportunities.

Ques. What are the disadvantages of doing PGPM?

Ans: The fact that it is a certification course limits the scope for higher studies. But, at the same time, this course is specifically designed for working professionals and has many advantages in the job market.

Ques. Is the 1 year PGPM course of the Great Lakes Institute of Management really as good as claimed?

Ans: According to the institute website, the flagship program does provide more than 95% placements, with good opportunities for internships and jobs. 

Ques. Which course is better? MBA or PGPM?

Ans: It depends on various factors. PGPM from IIM's grants MBA degrees at the end of two years. Whereas, other institutions like Great Lake provide one year certification courses as PGPM. 

Generally, PGPM is limited in terms of higher education opportunities, but gives many advantages over MBA in terms of internships and live projects.

Ques. Of MBA, PGPM, and PGDM, which one has greater value at the job market?

Ans: All the three courses are considered to be equal by the recruiters however most of them prefer students with an MBA degree. But it totally depends upon the recruiter, company needs, skills and qualities required for the job and other factors.

Ques. Does PGPM have the same value as an MBA degree?

Ans: In terms of job opportunities, both hold the same value, but if you want to pursue higher studies, then better go with an MBA.

Ques. Which one is better? PGPM or PGDM?

Ans: Depends on circumstances. The scope for higher education is limited for PGPM courses, but it provides greater advantage in terms of internships and job opportunities.

Ques. Which is the top private college for studying PGPM courses?

Ans: Management Development Institute, Great Lakes institute of Management, are some of the good private PGPM colleges in India.

Ques. Which entrance exam is accepted by Great Lakes for admission to PGPM courses?

Ans: Great Lakes accepts any one of CAT/CMAT/GMAT/XAT scores for admission to PGPM courses.

Ques. Is there any delay or changes in the PGPM Admission Process because of COVID-19 crisis in India?

Ans. Yes, there was some delay in the admission process of IIM, but those rounds were conducted through Skype calls and Zoom sessions. Other than this, the exam date of MAT exam has been delayed to June 14 for paper based test and June 21 for computer based test.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] : 359 answered questions


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● Top Answer By Rekha Solanki on 02 Nov 21

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Ques. How is the MBA placement in Utkal University?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 02 Nov 21

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Ques. Is it advisable to go for a new IIM like IIM Jammu and do MBA? It is being mentored by IIM Lucknow so will placement be also mentored by them?

● Top Answer By Megha Rohilla on 29 Oct 21

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Ques. How is Kalinga University Raipur for an MBA?

● Top Answer By Abanti on 26 Oct 21

Ans. I have a few friends who graduated from Kalinga University Raipur and according to them, it is a decent option for pursuing an MBA.  The faculty of the university is great. They are well-qualified and cooperative. It has a good infrastructure. Students get facilities such as a well-stocked library, good hostel facilities, wi-fi campus, gym, canteen, mess, food zone, etc. The sports facilities on campus are also quite great. Kalinga University has maintained a decent placement record over the years. In the recent campus drive, the average CTC offered at the institute was 2.30 LPA and the highest CTC was 10 LPA.  As a student of Kalinga University Raipur, you will have exposure to companies like Reliance Jio, Nestle, NIBF, Genpact, etc.  They also offer parchment training to help you improve your skills.  So, overall Kalinga University Raipur is a good option for pursuing your MBA.Read more
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Ques. Is it worth studying for an MBA in Karunya University, Coimbatore? How is the placement?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 25 Oct 21

Ans. I have a few friends who graduated from Karunya University and according to them, it is a decent university for pursuing your MBA. The academics and teaching methodology employed at the institute is great.  However, the placement record of the university is not that great. The companies that come to campus placement for MBA are very few in number. But if you have the required skills you can get off-campus placement. According to the recent placement highlights the highest CTC offered at the institute is 25 LPA.Read more
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Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] Fee Structure in India

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1.2 /10

Placement Experience :

The college placement is worst. They will show that they get 99% placement every year but in reality it is not at all. The jobs are just sales and nothing else. Which students can get after graduation as well. The college will show that the highest package is 10 lakh but it is just fake and nothing else. If you are taking addmission accept the fact that you are just going for time pass and in return you gonna get nothing in hand just depression and losse confidence of getting nothing and Wasting time.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

The fees is too high which is 8 lakh rupees. The college also has the loan system but at the end because of bad placement the family members have to pay the loan of the students. They don't give nothing in return just the certificate which is useless and it would also be not useful in future as it is not even ucg recognise. It just the piece of paper.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Some faculty are goods but at the end student learn from internet only vis youtube.... The faculty seems just to do their work by teaching they won't even matter if the students understand or not understand the concept. If you are a finance or hr student then loose your hopes of getting a job.

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6.7 /10

Campus Life :

there is a good gender ratio or you can say equal gender ratio. there are people from different background and from different state. even there is 0 tolerance regarding any miss behaviour in the college and there is no ragging there are many workshops and events that being organised there are different cells and each and every festivals and events are being celebrated. like from lohri to diwali, ethnic day to social events and fest to freshers. you will see different kind of festival and events there are Friday events also. all the cells have different role like i m a part of social responsibility cell so we use to visit NGO and celebrate different events like independence day, lohri and cloths donation drive, plantation drive will enjoy each and very day there and they celebrate many of the vents like fest, EDC events and many more at a very large scale.

College Events :

there are different cells and each and every festivals and events are being celebrated. like from lohri to diwali, ethnic day to social events and fest to freshers. you will see different kind of festival and events there are Friday events also. all the cells have different role like i m a part of social responsibility cell so we use to visit NGO and celebrate different events like independence day, lohri and cloths donation drive, plantation drive will enjoy each and very day there and they celebrate many of the vents like fest, EDC events and many more at a very large scale.

Faculty :

the faculty of this college is great they have a very good and deep knowledge of their subjects as well as there are always there to help you in any problems related to course or placements.there teachers have 11 -15 year experience in either industry or in teaching and hold great knowledge.there are lecturers that hold relevant industry experience and certificates. there are classes from 9to 4:15 in 1st sem and 9:30 to 4:15 in 2nd sem. there are 6-7 every semester.there is no age bracket for the admission.

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7.3 /10

Campus Life :

The crowd is diversified and there is no ragging everyone is treated equally and with utmost respect. The geneder isn't an issue the crowd is well educated and students only admit students who are well behaved in the behaviour and are bright students so that level is maintained

College Events :

Sports fests and there are clubs which organize events every friday. Some are sports events whereas some are related to domain. To build entrepreneur skills business ideas are shared in form of competition and businesses are set up with the help of faculty and alumni

Fee Structure And Facilities :

Expensive if it is a middle class family many students have taken loan and the fees is enough there is no additional expense for the college. The student do need to buy laptop as per the details given by the college. Rest there is expense for pg rent or flat rent

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7.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

its a very quick process. The semester were of 3 month after 3 months there will be exam. Which will only take 1 week. The way with in 14 months we can go through all the 4 semester, and the course includes 3 months of internship. So basically the complete course is of 1.5 years

College Events :

there were not many events. The college is very limited. It?s starts with a fresher party then comes the sports event. And again not a huge even. Very small and limited then comes the annual fest and it all ends with the farewell party. We?re all the students were not allowed

Faculty :

Talking about the faculty, all the teachers and professors were very professional and experienced. They have a very good hold over their subjects. Professors were very helpful and very friendly, always ready to guide you or help you. There teaching style is also very good

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8.0 /10

Admission :

I got the admission in this college through entrance exam.The name of entrance exam is IBSAF.I prepared this entrance exam for almost 1 year to get in this college.Then i gave the exam passed the entrance test then interview Depending upon them college selection Interview held in headquarter which is located in Hyderabad

College Events :

There are lots of events celebrated in college Such as technical event, drama event etc all the event have other specific name not as their parent name.The main event of our college is known as Zeal which is the Annual fest of our college Apart from that college organise farewell and freshers event also

Course Curriculum Overview :

Course curriculum in IBS is excellent they give all the exposure of student what they need.They teach their student very thoroughly and practically which they can apply in real word also.They also gave the opportunity for industrial visit which expand the knowledge of students

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5.0 /10

Remarks :

Return on investment is good but its ultimately depends on students actually the college has strict rules regarding attendances and also the internship selections process is not good clg will placed any student to any company to show that they are doing internship there are many paid internship but college will choose only unpaid internship mostly

Course Curriculum Overview :

Course is good facukty is also good. There is no single opportunity for other curricular activities college spending less money for there annual function it shows they are onlu doing business. I'm interested in music but the college will not provide us instrument

Campus Life :

It is avg infrastructure There is no single opportunity for other curricular activities college spending less money for there annual function it shows they are onlu doing business. I'm interested in music but the college will not provide us instrument

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9.0 /10

Placement Experience :

Our college promise 100% placement and our seniors were placed in most of the reputed MNC's .Summer internship is provided from college's side and it is essential for all the students to complete the internship.Highest salary package was 19 lakhs per annum and average salary package was around 15 lakhs per annum.

College Events :

We have our own annual Management fest Tangerine Trail where all the students from B- schools are invited for participation.This year we had Invicta, the marketing fest and the events carried out under Invicta were Markopoly in association with pee safe, wordink, Trail blazer.

Admission :

Students completing their Bachelor Degree with 50% are eligible for this course. One should achieve above 90 percentile in CAT exam to get a call from IIM Nagpur"s GD round followed by PI where one should manage to get 35% for the final admission.

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8.7 /10

College Events :

College has various societies and every society has its own respective events. HR club organizes HRIDAY event and invite industry leaders. During admissions, College organizes Bank Loan fairs where different banks are invited to pitch to students for student loan. IT team organizes various hackathons throughout the year. College annual fest takes place in February. Farewell and convocation are also major events during April. Case competitions are organized by every society in respective fields.

Faculty :

Tentative number of lecture per subject remains at 20 for every semester. Average age of faculty would be 45. Qualification of various professors include MBA from tier-I institutes. They all have done extensive research in their fields. Most of them have worked in industry before becoming professors. Many professors have worked with top class companies. And they all hold relevant field experience and certifications.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

College gives scholarships to top ranker. Eligibility criteria is top 10 students based on CAT score in admission list. Ten lakh worth scholarships are provided. Other scholarships amounts could vary. Loan is provided by banks like SBI,,CBI, PNB. I took loan from CBI. I contacted them after receiving admission confirmation, made the formalities and they provided me the loan.

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