About MBA

Eligibility Criteria 

The applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (from at least a three year programme) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA/Grades from a recognized university/institute after at least 12 years of school education and a valid GMAT score
Minimum GMAT score required- You must score at least 650 in GMAT to apply 

Note- Fulfilling eligibility criteria does not guarantee invitation for personal interview. 

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of US$ 100 (through bank transfer). Details of the bank account is given at the end. The payment slip or transaction receipt should be attached with the application.

Tuition Fees: Currently the fee is US$ 25000 per year (for 2017-19 batch). The fee includes tuition, course material, and board and lodging.

Details of the Bank Account
Account Number: Current A/c No. 10307641013
Branch Code No: 2653
Swift No: SBININBB412
MICR Code: 380002019
IFS CODE: SBIN0002653 

International candidates are admitted through direct applications. International candidates are Indian nationals or foreigners with valid passport or travel document residing outside India and not in a position to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management at various centers in India. These candidates are required to have a valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score and have an official result reported to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Final selection is based on performance in GMAT, Scholastic Achievement, Work Experience, performance in the Writing Ability Test, and Interview.

To be eligible to apply with a GMAT score, a candidate must have resided abroad for at least 18 months in the preceding three years (January 2015 to December 2017) and should not be / have been in a position to appear for CAT 2017. The GMAT code for IIMB PGP is Q9H-KK-49.

For each applicant in this shortlist, each member of the evaluating committee will go through the applications in detail and in particular will evaluate the academic background and the international experience of the candidates. The evaluating committee member will also assess whether the candidate is likely to gain admission through CAT. Finally each member will recommend in favor of the candidate or recommend rejection. All candidates who have been recommended would be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) process, either in person or through a remote video conferencing. The candidates appearing for the PI process in person would be interviewed along with the candidates using the CAT 2017 score, and the same PI process would be followed. Candidates appearing for the PI process through remote video conferencing would be required to take the Written Ability Test (WAT) through email.

The evaluating committee would again assess the overall performance of the candidates and make a final offer. There will be no quota or fixed number of seats for such candidates. There will also be no wait-lists for the same reason.

Eligibility Criteria- Who are classified as overseas candidates?

Indian and foreign national living, working or studying outside India during the period January 1, 2016 to February 15, 2017 will be considered as ‘Overseas Candidate’ for admission to IIM Calcutta in 2017-19 batch.However, overseas candidate who is expected to be in India in during the testing window period for CAT 2016 will not be eligible to apply under overseas category. Candidate residing in neighbouring countries like Nepal from where there are no entry restrictions to India will also not be considered as ‘Overseas Candidate’.

  • A candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or abroad. The equivalence of the foreign degree needs to be certified by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Program Fee

The total fee for the overseas student for the PGDM batch 2017-19 is USD 55,000 (Fifty five Thousands Only) for a period of two years. The above fee is payable, phase-wise, in six semesters over two years. In addition to the course fees, the overseas student is required to pay one time refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000 (Ten thousand only). Living and other expenses during the period of his/her stay are payable in Indian rupees which are extra and will depend upon choice of food and other preferences and can vary from INR 3,500/- to INR Rs.5,000/- per month.

How to Apply:

Overseas candidates will have to apply online through the Institute website. The link is provided below.
All related documents as mentioned below will have to be uploaded as per the instructions while filling-in the on-line application form.

Documents to be uploaded
  1. Copy of the latest GMAT score certificate (GMAT taken before January 6, 2015 is not valid)
  2. Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates (Class X, XII & Graduation)
  3. Copy of all Passport pages having official entries
The application fee for overseas candidate is US$ 150 (or equivalent amount in Indian currency).

The last date for applying to the PGP-PGDM Program for overseas candidates is January 6, 2017.
GMAT Institution Code Number
The GMAT Institution Code Number for Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is 7003.
Who is classified as overseas candidate? 

In order to qualify as an international candidate for the purpose of applying to PGP 2018-20, a candidate should have been (expected to be) resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on December 31, 2017, and be outside India on the CAT 2017 examination date. The Indian Nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with the application a certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on December 31, 2017. Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India. The Foreign Nationals who are present in India at the time of Common Admission Test (CAT) are required to take the same.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergraduate degree or higher with a minimum of three years at a university and any major, with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent GPA
  • A valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score
  • Completed Admission application with three letters of reference
  • International Candidates refer to candidates resident outside India, whether they are Indian/ foreign nationals.
Admission/Selection Process

The candidates should produce Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score of not more than one year's validity and they should have a total scaled score of at least 700. In case of foreign nationals (non English speaking countries), TOEFL scores should also be produced. The remaining selection process and criteria for International candidates will be same as that of domestic candidates. Personal interviews that are a part of the selection process will be held in India and candidates called for this stage will have to make their own travel arrangements. The candidates should also produce three letters of recommendation (click here to download).

Currently the annual fee for international candidates is US $25000(likely to be revised for 2018-2020 batch). The fee includes tuition, course material, and board and lodging. The annual fee does not cover personal expenses such as travel, clothes, stationery, laundry etc.
Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short-listing by IIMK.

Program Fee and other expenses

Currently the annual fee for international candidates is US $25000(likely to be revised for 2018-2020 batch). The fee includes tuition, course material, and board and lodging. The annual fee does not cover personal expenses such as travel, clothes, stationery, and laundry.

How to Apply? 

Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here. Completed application should be sent along with the documents specified above and a bank draft for US$ 100 (as processing fee) drawn in favor of "Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode" so as to reach the Institute latest by February 10, 2018. Foreign nationals should route their applications through the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The short-listed candidates will be required to undergo an interview before April 15, 2018. The selected candidates will be informed by April 30, 2018.

For any other query contact:
Admissions Office,
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode,
IIMK Campus P. O.,
Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala, India. 
Phone: +91-495-2809100/213/219
Fax : +91-495-2803010-11

Who is classified as overseas candidate?

Any Indian or foreign passport holder who is:

  • Working or studying or residing outside India with a valid passport or travel documents for at least 18 months in the preceding three years (1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018), and
  • Not in a position to take the domestic entrance examination for admissions to IIMs viz. the Common Admission Test (CAT 2018).

In other words, any candidate whether holding Indian or Foreign passport, who is in India on the day CAT 2018 was conducted will NOT be eligible to apply under the Overseas candidate category. The CAT 2018 was held on November 25, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergraduate degree or higher (in any discipline) with a minimum of three years’ duration from a university recognised as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent GPA.
  • A valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score, minimum score of 650 (GMAT taken before January 31, 2014 will not be considered).

Minimum Cut-offs of GMAT Score

Verbal Quantitative Total
80 80 650

Admission/Selection Process

Selection for the Personal Interview (PI) Stage

In the second stage of admission process, a candidate’s Composite Score would be determined as follows:

A. Academic Performance (AP)

Here, we evaluate the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in Bachelor’s Degree Examination. The eligible applicants, as identified above, will be assigned rating score as AP (See Table 2) based on the percentage of marks obtained in their Bachelor’s degree examinations respectively.

Table 2: Calculation of AP Score for the Candidate

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree AP Score
<=55 2
>55 and <=60 4
>60 and <=65 6
>65 and <=70 9
>70 10

B. Work Experience (WE)For the work experience of completed months’ x (as on December 31, 2018), the candidates will be assigned a WE score as follows:

Only Full-time experience after graduation must be entered. Part-time/Project/Internship/CA Articleship/Pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be counted as work experience.

WE = 0 if x<=6
= 4 if 6<=x<18
= 6 if 18<=x<24
= 8 if 24<=x<30
= 10 if 30<=x<36
= 4 if x>=36

C. Diversity (Di)

A diversity score out of 10 will be calculated for the candidate based on the candidate’s gender, and bachelor’s degree. The gender diversity score of 5 points will be awarded based on the candidate’s gender (0 for male, 5 for female, and 5 for transgender candidates) and 5 points will be awarded for the candidate’s bachelor’s degree (5 points for candidates with bachelor’s degree in any of the following: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering subject areas at the Bachelor’s level not mentioned here)

At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the GMAT, AP, WE and Di scores will be calculated as follows:

CS=0.35 * (GMAT Total Score /800 * 10) + 0.35*(AP Score) + 0.2* (WE Score) + 0.1*(Di Score)

Based on the comprehensive score (CS), a shortlist will be prepared and the shortlisted candidates will be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur in January, 2019. The candidates need to submit a detailed application, including details of semester wise / year wise marks in Bachelors’ degree etc., copies of all mark sheets, copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable). Only those candidates who submit the detailed application by the stipulated date will be considered for the next stage of the admission process.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Skype Interview or Video conference in the month of February.

Final Selection of the Candidates

The candidates who have been shortlisted based on the Comprehensive Score will be considered for the final stage of the admission process. In this stage, performance in skype interview or video conference (PI) will be calculated as follows:

Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates who are shortlisted will be required to appear for a Skype interview to be conducted by IIMN. The interviews are likely to be in the month of February, 2019.

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

The score obtained by the candidate in the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of GMAT will be considered in the calculation of the final score of the candidate.

At this stage, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will now be calculated as follows:

FS= 0.35* (PI Score) + 0.20* (GMAT Score) + 0.20 * (AP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score) + 0.05(AWA Score/6*10)

The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation by e-mail. To confirm the acceptance of the offer, the candidate has to pay an acceptance fee of USD 1,000 which will be adjusted towards Term I fees subsequently.

3.3 Withdrawal and Cancellation Process

The withdrawal/cancellation of admission offer can happen in multiple ways:

The admission of a candidate stands cancelled if he/she provides any false information at any step in the admissions process.

Before First-Term Registration:

  • Once confirmation fee is received by the stipulated date (mentioned in the offer e-mail), the provisional admission offer stands. If payment is not received by the stipulated date, the provisional admission will be cancelled.
  • If a candidate pays the confirmation fees but still wants to withdraw, he/she may do so by sending an e-mail to the Admission Office. We will then initiate a refund process. Refund of money (after deducting an administrative charge of USD 100 or as per prevailing Government of India rules) will happen in July 2019.
  • The admission will stand cancelled if a candidate doesn’t register at IIM Nagpur on the mentioned registration date and time.

After Registration:

  • Fees will be collected at the beginning of each term. If a candidate withdraws from the programme in any Term after Registration (in the middle of a term) he/she will forfeit all the fees paid till then, regardless of any number of days still remaining in the term, and his/her admission shall stand cancelled.

Program Fee and other expenses

The total fee of the PGP programme is as follows:

  • USD 20,000 for candidates who are citizens of SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) countries or citizens of other countries but staying in SAARC countries during the time of application.
  • USD 30,000 for other candidates.

How to Apply?

Application forms may be downloaded by visint the following webpage


For any other query contact:

info@iimnagpur.ac.in +91-712-7102356

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