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PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) is a two year full-time Post Graduate Program in Management which has evolved an exceptional blend of experiential and traditional learning methods. The PGDM course syllabus is designed to equip students with skills and capabilities to attain global positions in management. PGDM course is autonomous and is provided by the institute and directly approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, and Govt. of India.

The curriculum of the PGDM course is focused on the practicality of business, unlike the MBA course which is driven towards the theoretical side of the business. 

Eligibility: Bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognized University with not less than 50% overall aggregate marks along with any one of the admission test scores from CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, ATMA.

Eligibility criteria and admission procedure differs from Institute to Institute.

PGDM Entrance Exams:

The aspirants of Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] have to prepare for a series of grueling examinations to prove their credentials and gain admission into the top PGDM colleges in the nation by dint of merit:

  1. strong>Common Admission Test [CAT]: This is the top-level exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management(s) [IIMs] and is preferred as the qualifying exam by most top management institutes and B-schools in India.
  2. Xavier Aptitude Test [XAT]: Final year students and students with Bachelor's degrees can apply for this exam, conducted by the Xavier School of Management. 
  3. Graduate Management Aptitude Test [GMAT] Conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council [GMAC], this exam is the qualifying examination for admission into colleges governed by GMAC.
  4. Common Management Admission Test [CMAT]: Conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE], this exam is widely accepted as a qualifying exam by a large number of government-sponsored management and business institutes in India.
  5. Management Aptitude Test [MAT]: Conducted by the All India Management Association [AIMA], this exam is also considered as a hallmark for admission into government colleges and universities in courses such as MBA.
  6. AIMS Test for Management Admissions [ATMA]: Conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools [AIMS], the exam is accredited by the MHRD and is convened by several colleges for admission into their management courses.
  7. NMIMS Management Aptitude Test [NMAT]: Conducted by the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Sciences [NMIMS], this exam is considered as the qualifying exam for the institutes and universities under the tutorship of Narsee Monjee group of institutes for their MBA course.
  8. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test [SNAP]: Conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University), this exam is the qualifying exam for the management courses in Symbiosis University.
  9. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade [IIFT]: Conducted by the IIFT, this exam is the benchmark for admission into the IIFT group of colleges for their management and business programs.
  10. Institute of Rural Management Anand [IRMA]: Conducted by the IRMA, this examination is the hallmark for admission into the IRMA College and is taken as the qualifying exam for their management and business courses.