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Goa Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director

Goa Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jan 28, 2021 11:59 AM IST | #GIM Goa

Goa Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director - Founded in 1993, Goa Institute of Management, a private autonomous business school offers PGDM programmes in Health Care Management, Big Data Analytics and Banking Insurance and Financial Services. Ranked 48th in the NIRF India Rankings 2020 for Management, GIM also is a member of AASCB. In an interaction with Dr. AjitParulekar, Director, Goa Institute of Management, Careers360 brings forth details about the institute’s mission, programmes, accreditation, admissions and placement statistics. Read the article to know more about Goa Institute of Management.

Goa Institute of Management:  Interview with Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director
Goa Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director

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Careers360: What are the different programmes and specializations that the GIM has to offer?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: We have around 240 places in PGDM general management programmes. For the last ten years we have not increased this; we have kept it as it is. We have seen a huge growth in our specialized programmes because we think that is what today’s industry needs.

Careers360: Kindly give details on the institute’s ranking and accreditation?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: GIM has been recognized by AICTE, SAQS. Probably in two years from now we expect to start with the EQUIS process too. We have also adopted the AMBA process. We are also ranked 48 in the NIRF management rankings for 2020.

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Careers360: What are the admission criteria? Please give details on the cutoff required to avail admissions?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: All shortlisting and interviews are purely based on the exam cutoff scores, the candidate’s previous academic as well as performance in GDPI, work experience, etc. As far as cut offs are concerned, we do have some eligibility requirements for shortlisting. The cut off for CAT last year was 88%, for CMAT the cut off was 98.5% and for XAT it was around 82-83%.

Careers360: Throw some light on the diversity prevalent in GIM’s campus.
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: We totally believe that a diversified classroom and college enhances learning. Students coming from different economic, geographic backgrounds and having industry experiences really make the discussions multifaceted in the classroom. We also want students to come from arts, medicine and commerce backgrounds. As far as gender diversity is concerned, around 41-43% in the institute are girls while the rest are boys. We have students coming from every conceivable academic course. I am also proud to say that we have students hailing from all the 28 states of the country.

Careers360: What is the placement procedure and what is the highest salary package being offered to the students?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: Luckily, all the full time programmes had 100% placements last year. The average salaries have gone up from 10.7 Lakhs to 12.25 Lakhs. We have recruiters coming from all the sectors such as banking, insurance, IT, pharmaceutical, hospitality, manufacturing, etc. Also, we have a lot of big companies coming to the campuses for the recruitment process. The reputation of GIM plays a huge role in driving the companies to the campus

Careers360: Is there any hostel facility? Please give details.
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: Yes, all of our full-time programmes are residential ones. We have a campus spread over 50 acres of land. The hostel has separate rooms for boys and girls. Students in their first years live in shared rooms because we want them to get the cultural experience of living with someone coming from a different background. The students get a single room to stay from their second year.

Careers360: Does GIM also provide scholarships?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: Yes, we introduce scholarships every year for students coming from challenging financial backgrounds. Students who get the scholarships do not have to pay academic tuition fees at all. We provide 40 scholarships every year worth 4 lakhs to each student. We also have 5 scholarships for MBBS students. Our scholarship also enables students to go for international exchange programmes.

Careers360: Do you think by 2025 GIM will attain the triple crown?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: Absolutely. That’s what our target is.That will be a big win and an added bonus.

Careers360: What kind of students should be looking at GIM?
Dr. Ajit Parulekar: GIM would want students who want to make an impact in the world. It is not only about coming here and getting out with a degree and bagging a good placement but believing that they will be leaders leading in industry and society too. We want our students to view their education in that light, ask themselves what they can do for the community, to uplift the society, community and their family.


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The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is a private business school in North Goa, India. It was founded in 1993 by Jesuit priest Romuald D'Souza.

GIM offers six programs, including:

  1. PGDM: Full-time program
  2. HCM: Healthcare Management
  3. BDA: Big Data Analytics
  4. BIFS: Banking, Insurance and Financial Services
  5. IDA: International Double Degree
  6. PGDM (MBA): A two-year, fully residential program

GIM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and GSBN. It is also approved by the AICTE and accredited by the NBA and SAQS. In 2023, NIRF Ranking ranked GIM Goa 36th in the "Management" category.

GIM's alumni are connected to many leading companies, including Fortune 500 enterprises. Final year students can manage a placement with the mentorship of the Placement Director to map out opportunities in prestigious companies.

For detailed information please visit :

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) is a private business school in Manipal, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1980 and is known for its management excellence.

TAPMI offers full-time MBA programs in various specializations, including:

General, Marketing, HRM, BKFS, MBA - BFKS, MBA - HRM, MBA - Marketing/ MBA (International Business).

TAPMI is recognized by the AICTE and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

For detailed information please visit :

Hope this helps you.

Correct Answer: IKMG

Solution : Given:

To fill the series we have to divide the series – G_KM / I_MG / K_GI / M_IK
Let's check each option –
First option: IIKK; GIKM / IIMG / KKGI / MKIK (No repeated pattern has been found.)
Second option: MGIK; GMKM / IGMG / KIGI / MKIK (No repeated pattern has been found.)
Third option: GGMI; GGKM / IGMG / KMGI / MIIK (No repeated pattern has been found.)
Fourth option: IKMG; GIKM / IKMG / KMGI / MGIK (At each step, the second letter shifts to the first position, the third letter shifts to the second position, the fourth letter shifts to the third position and the first letter shifts to the fourth position.)

So, the series becomes GIKMIKMGKMGIMGIK. Hence, the fourth option is correct.


With your CAT percentile and work experience in the telecom industry, you have a good chance of getting admission to some reputed MBA/PGDM colleges. While I do not have access to specific admission criteria for each college, I can provide some general guidance. GIM Goa, or Goa Institute of Management, is a well-regarded B-school. Your CAT percentile and work experience make you a competitive candidate for admission. However, admission decisions also depend on various other factors like academic records, extracurricular activities, and performance in the selection process, which includes group discussions and personal interviews.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

Dear Aspirant,

If the last date to fill the form has passed, then you can’t fill it now. You could go for some other college or wait till next year’s admission process begins.

Hi Aryan,

Hope You are doing well !

To answer your query, GIM PGDM would be the best option, though all the institutes are really good, but GIM has better exposure and better placements in comparison to IMT and FORE.

Below is the placement statistics given for your reference.


Statistics (2021)

Statistics (2022)

Highest package

INR 25.60 LPA

INR 27.83 LPA

Average package

INR 10.71 LPA

INR 12.14 LPA

Top 20 average package

INR 16.65 LPA

INR 19.19 LPA

Top 50 average package

INR 14.43 LPA

INR 16.79 LPA

Top 100 average package

INR 12.67 LPA

INR 14.52 LPA

Top 200 average package


INR 12.65 LPA

Hope my answer was helpful.

Thank You.

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