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Admissions and Fees

The world is changing but most business schools are not. The NIMT PGDM is different—it will equip you for the new world of global business. PGDM is a two years program approved by the AICTE.: Equivalent to MBA.


Eligibility for Admission

Education background:

To be eligible for admission to the PGDM Programmes, the participants must possess a bachelor’s equivalent degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, from a recognised university in India or abroad (recognised by the UGC / Association of Indian Universities). However, the final selection may be based on a higher cut-off percentage depending on the total number of applicants for the programme. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education, after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish proof of meeting the minimum eligibility criteria by October 30, 2017. Candidates who are unable to comply with this requirement are liable to be rejected from the programme. It is desirable that candidates complete all academic requirements before enrolling for the programme to help them keep pace with the rigour and assessment parameters of the programme.

Participant profile

Participants for the PGDM programme maybe fresh graduates and/or with relevant work experience from any discipline including Engineering, Humanities, Commerce, Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. The Institution welcomes candidates with work experience in diverse sectors including the military, medicine, research, space technology etc.

Admission Process

Admission Test

CAT : Admission to the programme is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by The Indian Institute of Management at different centers all over the country. CAT 2016 would be held on December 4th , 2016 (Refer CAT Bulletin for further details). NIMT will obtain the test scores from the IIM for those candidates who have appeared in the CAT examination and have also applied to NIMT for the PGDM programmes. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme

GMAT:  Foreign students, PIO and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) at a test centre outside India, taken not earlier than December 2014 and not later than December 2016. Indian residents who have appeared for GMAT, not earlier than December 2014 and not later than December 2016 are also eligible to apply. Candidates will be required to furnish their GMAT scores while applying and provide a self-attested copy of the GMAT score sheet to the Admission Office for verification at the time of personal interview. GMAT scores without the above document will not be accepted and the application may be summarily rejected.

Selection Process

Shortlisting Criteria

Candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2016 examination or MAT or furnished valid GMAT score and have applied to NIMT will be short listed on the basis of information provided in the application form, CAT scores (sectional and overall) or GMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience, if any. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process. Applicants should note that mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria may not ensure consideration for shortlisting by NIMT.

NIMT will not entertain any correspondence on this subject and decisions of the NIMT Admissions Committee will be final in all matters. Selection criteria Past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Extempore Speaking, Psychometric Test, Essay Writing, Personal Interview besides other qualitative parameters, will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The NIMT Admission Committee reserves the right to modify these components while communicating these to the applicants at the Personal Interview stage. The overall objective will be to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

Company sponsored Candidates: NIMT accepts applications from Company sponsored candidates, within the approved strength of the programme. These candidates will also be assessed as per the selection process described above. Candidates being sponsored by their respective companies must submit a letter from the sponsoring organisation, to this effect and undertake to pay all fees and dues from time to time, during the complete duration of the programme. This letter/undertaking will be required to be submitted at the Personal Interview stage. Candidates who are sponsored by their organisation will not be eligible for receiving any placement assistance from the Institute’s placement cell.

The fee structure for such candidates is given separately along with the fee structure for general candidates. Based on the short listing, applicants will be called for a Personal Interview to assess their suitability for the Programme. Interviews will be held during February/March 2017 (tentative).

Interview Centers Besides Delhi, the selection process will be conducted at other centers including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Pune, Kochi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates should indicate their first and second preference of interview center in the application form. If a candidate’s preferred center is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. NIMT reserves the right to change any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons. Admission Offer Admission offer will be based on a composite score arrived after the assessment has been made during the various stages of the selection process, defined above. The result will be announced through an Admission Portal and will be notified on the NIMT Website Applicants are advised to check the updates on the website at regular intervals. Offer letters will thereafter be dispatched, to the mailing address provided in the application form as also by email. Applicants are advised to provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid up to 30th June 2017 for receiving important communications.

Successful candidates, who have been offered admission, will be required to pay the first instalment of fee within one week of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall lapse and admission will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation. NIMT will not accept any responsibility for non-receipt of any communication which is sent to the candidate’s mailing address and email ID provided in the Admission Application form.

Fee Structure

Installment Due Date Fee Amount (in INR)
1st Within 15 days of admission decision 50,000
2nd 10th October 50,000
3rd 10th January 50,000
4th 10th April 50,000
5th 10th July 50,000
6th 10th September 50,000
Total Course Fee 3,00,000

Please note that examination fee charged by university for MBA/PGDM students is separate and is payable before the examinations

ANNUAL HOSTEL FEE (includes meals and lodging) COOLER AC
TRIPLE SHARING 70,000 90,000
DOUBLE SHARING 75,000 95,000
SINGLE SHARING 1,35,000 1,50,000
ANNUAL HOSTEL FEE (includes meals and lodging) COOLER AC
TRIPLE SHARING 70,000 85,000
DOUBLE SHARING 75,000 90,000
SINGLE  SHARING 80,000 95,000

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