PGDM Admission Process
There are many PGDM colleges in India and the major can be found in all Metro cities. MBA aspirants not getting into MBA degree colleges keep PGDM as a backup option and there is nothing wrong in this approach. If I talk about PGDM colleges in Maharashtra then there are many well-known PGDM colleges operating successfully from a decade.
The PGDM admission process is very different from University MBA colleges and every other college can have its unique selection process. The admission process comprises of following stages:
Stage 1 – Form Filling/ online application
Students need to purchase Application tool from the college website or can apply online. The application form will definitely come for a cost ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 3000. Students should fill in the details properly, submit the form and pay the fee. Once your application is shortlisted, you will get a call for next round of selection process.
Stage 2 – Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Group Discussion is a very crucial stage where students find difficulty in communicating their thoughts due to low self-confidence and lack of practice. The GD topics can be very general based on recent trends or you will be given a case study. Case Study is a better approach for GD as it does allow the discussion to be healthy.
Personal Interview is the next stage after GD. There might be 2 or 3 PI rounds depending upon institute but usually, only 1 round happens. This round gives students the power to convert the call by impressing the panellist. The factors like communication skills, personality, knowledge etc. are tested.
Stage 3 – Final Selection
After GD PI, the institute will release the Merit List or directly push a call. If you get selected then fees have to be paid as per norms and you are good to go. If not selected, don’t worry, you have other options too.
Let us understand the parameters on which your selection will depend.
- Past Academic Records
- Entrance Exam Score
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Job Experience
Advantages of PGDM Colleges
- Hectic Life which prepares you very well for Corporate Career
- No barriers to Syllabus as it gets updated every year
- The surrounding crowd is very competitive so such environment urges one to explore areas to improve
Disadvantages of PGDM Colleges
- High Fees
- PGDM is not a degree