What is PGDBA program?

The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata – aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter disciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.

PGDBA is a two year full time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. This programme is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. Some of the salient features of the programme include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands- on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme, and the availability of placement opportunities at all the three institutes jointly offering this programme.

IIM Calcutta/IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata have released notification for their Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) program. The following are the salient points mentioned-

Minimum Eligibility criteria for PGDBA:

  1. 10+2+4: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the BS/B Tech/BE or equivalent Level OR
  2. 10+2+5: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Integrated Masters/B(ARCH)/MBBS or equivalent Level OR
  3. 10+2+3+2: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Masters Level

For SC/ ST and Person with Disabilities (PWD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55%, or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent.

Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2018. For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned above. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified above should be submitted by October 31, 2018.

Selection Procedure:

A written test will be held on February 18, 2018 and candidates shortlisted after the written test will be called for personal interviews to be held around April, 2018. The final offer would be made on the basis of performance in the written test and the personal interview. Due consideration will also be given to work experience and academic standing. Cities for written test and personal interviews are: Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai

Online application submission will open on: December 07, 2017
Last date of submission of online application: January 06, 2018

Application fee for the PGDBA Programme, 2018-20 Batch, is Rs.2000/- for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs.1000/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories.

The application form can be located at the following webpage

PGDBA-Program Fee

The programme fee for the 2-year programme for the 2018-20 batch is Rs 20 lakh plus a refundable caution deposit of Rs. 10,000.00

PGDBA (2015-17 batch ) Final Placement:

Percentage Students Placed: 100%

  • Average yearly salary: 17.30 Lacs (domestic only) / 18.34 Lacs (international inclusive)
  • Median yearly salary: 17.70 Lacs (international inclusive)

Important Dates

Online application beginsDecember 07, 2017
Last date of submission of online applicationJanuary 06, 2018
Online issuance of admit cardsJanuary 27, 2018, Onwards
Written TestFebruary 18, 2018
Announcement of short-listed candidates and sending out call letter for personal interviewFirst Week of March 2018
Personal interview of short-listed candidatesLast Week of March / First Week of April 2018
Announcement of final offerMiddle of April 2018
Closure of admission processMiddle of June 2018

Syllabus for PGDBA Written Test 2018

VERBAL ABILITY: Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences.

LOGICAL REASONING: Logical connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching and sequences.

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA VISUALIZATION: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends).

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices), Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections), Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances), Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).

The duration of the test is 3 hours.

PGDBA aspirants can go through a sample test paper using the following link