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Top P.G.D.M Colleges in India

The existence of PGDM or management colleges in India has helped the nation grow its perception in the field of management and development of businesses irrespective of its size and type. It has paved the way for the individuals to think for themselves and be independent in their career choices. In today’s day and age, businesses are growing, whether in an urban setting or a rural setting. More people are being trained to learn skills to manage and develop their own business which is helping the economy too. 

PGDM or management colleges offer various undergraduate and postgraduate courses along with some certification too. There are a number of streams to choose from and make a career out of it. A degree in PGDM opens many career aspects for a candidate. A candidate with this degree is eligible to apply for management-level positions or technical jobs. Many students also choose the path in entrepreneurship and lead organizations and companies. There’s also a lot of scope in research that helps businesses to work on their loopholes and create better opportunities and facilities for the employers and customers.

Top PGDM Colleges in India (based on NIRF ranking 2023)

National Institutional Ranking Framework provides an overall ranking of an institution based on certain parameters such as quality of publications, faculty-student ratio, financial resources, the strength of students, research outputs, intake of foreign students or students from other states, facilities for handicapped students and peer perception. NIRF was launched by the Minister of Human Resource and Development and is the most reliable platform of institutional ranking. Below is the list of some of the top colleges, their NIRF score and ranking: -


Top PGDM Colleges in India (based on Careers360 ranking)

Careers360 is a platform where the top management colleges, according to their ranks, are listed on the basis of certain parameters. The parameters are different according to the field of education. As for the management colleges, criteria such as the overall performance or cut off level of colleges in the state or national level entrance tests, their valid accreditation. Some other parameters are considered, such as the quality of faculty, facilities provided, job position, salary offered, publication count, goodwill, and performance in research. The list of some of the Top PGDM Colleges and their ranking is given below: -



Top PGDM Colleges in India Region-wise

The growth of PGDM or management colleges in India is increasing with time. India is a hub of around 4000 such colleges, and the number is set to rise. These colleges offer all kinds of courses and streams in management where every kind of candidate can fit himself according to his interests. In the current scenario, where the focus is mainly on building skills and workforce, new businesses and training schools are emerging. India has the potential to lead in the field of research and innovation if the management and training process in these colleges are supported with the right kind of inputs from the government. These colleges are focusing on improving their overall approach, which would be beneficial for the students as well as for the future of the country in a sustainable manner. 

Some top colleges across the nation are listed below:

Top PGDM Colleges in North India

S. No.

Name of the college

1.

New Delhi Institute of Management

2.

International Management Institute, Delhi

3.

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

4.

Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

5.

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon


Top PGDM Colleges in South India

S. No.    

Name of the college

1.

GIBS Business School, Bengaluru

2.

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

3.

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

4.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

5.

IFIM Business School, Bangalore


Top PGDM Colleges in East India

S. No.

Name of the college

1.

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata

2.

Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata

3.

International Management Institute, Kolkata

4.

Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar

5.

Regional College of Management, Bhubaneshwar


Top PGDM Colleges in West India

S.No.

Name of the college

1.

SPJIMR, Mumbai

2.

School of Business Management SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

3.

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

4.

MICA, Ahmedabad

5.

NR Institute of Business Management, Ahmedabad


Top PGDM Colleges in India Fees-wise

The fee structure of the colleges depends on the location, ownership, facilities, and courses that are offered. Most of the colleges offer different kinds of scholarships, and the candidates must look into it before taking admissions. Public and Private colleges have different fee structures. Some of the colleges with their fees are listed below: -

Private Colleges’ Names    

Course Fee in lakhs

Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Rs 14,10,000

Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

Rs 13,70,000 to Rs 31,20,000

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Rs 9,00,000 to Rs 20,75,000

New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi

Rs 9,75,000 to Rs 10,60,000

Jagdish Sheth School of Management, Bangalore

Rs.14,90,000


Names of Public Colleges

Course Fee in lakhs

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata

Rs 1,10,000 to Rs 3,00,000

National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad

Rs.4,71,000

AIMA Centre for Management Education, Delhi

Rs.1,27,000

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile Management, Coimbatore

Rs.1,95,000

Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Chandigarh

Rs.3,00,000


Admission Process for PGDM Colleges in India 

To get admission in top PGDM colleges in India, there are some eligibility criteria that are necessary to fulfil: -

  1. For admission in this program, it is mandatory that the student has completed 10+2 from a recognized school education board with an aggregate of 50-60% marks.

  2. There are various entrance exams that are conducted by the university/colleges/institutes for the admission process on a national and state level such as CAT, MAT, CMAT, XAT, MAHCET, KMAT, APICET etc. The exams have their own cut off scores, and the student must score the minimum required to get admitted to the college of his/her choice.

  3. Some institutes also provide direct admissions.

Most popular PGDM Streams

There are many interesting streams available for the PGDM course. Given below is the list of some of the streams that are popular among the students: -

  1. PGDM in Marketing

As the name suggests, marketing management is related to the activities involving promotion, advertising and sales of the products or services of a business or organization. This specialization is good for those who are outgoing and persuasive. The PGDM colleges in Marketing that provide this stream are: -

  1. New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi

  2. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

  3. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

  4. IFIM Business School, Bangalore

  5. Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune


  1. PGDM in Human Resource Management

Specialization in Human Resource Management is fruitful. This is one of the fields that is developing with time. Human Resource is defined as an individual who works for an organization as well as the management who hires such individuals and is responsible for managing them in the organization. The management is responsible for recruiting, training, and developing the individuals in an organization. Following is the list of PGDM Colleges in HR: -

  1. XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

  2. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

  3. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

  4. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

  5. TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal


  1. PGDM in Finance Management

Finance Management is important for an organization, business, or company to carry out its financial activities. Activities include analyzing and reporting financial statements, planning and cash management, managing cash flow, bookkeeping, and accounting. Below is the list of PGDM colleges in Finance that have this as a specialization: -

  1. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  2. New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi

  3. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

  4. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

  5. IFIM Business School, Bangalore


  1. PGDM in Business Analytics

Business analytics is the process of taking actions for the betterment of a business, or in other words, to make the required changes that could be beneficial for a business based on the analysis. The analysis is done from a set of data available. The data is researched according to the requirements or the questions that need to be settled in business. The PGDM colleges in Business Analytics that have this specialization are as follows: -

  1. Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata

  2. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

  3. ISBR Business School, Bangalore

  4. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi

  5. International School of Business and Media, Pune


Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. 1. What are the career opportunities after pursuing PGDM?

PGDM offers various career paths to the graduates such as working in the private sector, public sector, in research or as an academician. Some of the profiles that the candidates get are HR executive, business manager, business analysts and finance executive. The candidates also have the chance to get into entrepreneurship and lead the way for others.

Q. 2. What are the streams available in the PGDM course in Indian colleges?

There are a number of streams such as human resources, marketing, finance, operations management, information technology, health care management, business analytics, tourism management, retail management, foreign trade, banking, business management, rural management, corporate education, entrepreneurship, insurance, pharmaceutical management, event management, clinic & hospital administration, international business, communication, construction management, energy management, fashion design, digital media and media management.

Q. 3. What are the entrance exams that are conducted for admission in B schools?

There are national and state-level exams such as CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT, NMAT by GMAC, TSICET, MAH MBA CET, TANCET, UPSEE MBA, APICET, NMAT, Karnataka PGCET, UPSEE, OJEE, JEMAT, JRE, KMAT Kerala, SNAP, IPU CET, IBSAT, CUCET, HPU MAT, FDDI AIST, IIFT, NPAT, KU CAT.

Q. 4. Are there any colleges that provide distance learning in PGDM?

There are some colleges that provide distance learning, namely: - 

  1. Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

  2. Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management Studies & Research, Navi Mumbai

  3. Great Lakes, Gurgaon

  4. National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR)

  5. IIBM Institute of Business Management, Meerut

  6. Indian School of Business Management & Administration (ISBM), Bangalore

Q. 5. What is the difference between PGDM and PGPM courses?

PGDM or Post Graduate Diploma in Management is a degree provided by colleges recognized by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). It is a 2-year program offered by colleges that are autonomous bodies. At the same time, PGPM is a certification program, not a degree and is offered by colleges independently without any affiliation. 

Q. 6. What is the salary offered to PGDM graduates?

The average salary depends majorly upon the sector that the candidate has chosen to be placed in. The salary, in that case, ranges from 20 to 30 lakhs annually.

Q. 7. What are the different sectors in management?

The sectors are IT, E-commerce, Consulting, Automobile & Manufacturing, BFSI, retail, Healthcare & Pharma, telecom, media & others.

Q. 8. What are the job profiles in Human Resources Management?

Some of the job profiles are HR Business partner, recruiter, recruitment specialist, HR consultant, compensation and benefits specialist, training administrator, training specialist, career development manager, HR administrator.

Q. 9. What is the fee structure of PGDM colleges in India?

The fee structure depends on the factor of whether the college is a private or a government college. Usually, the fee structure ranges from 3-11 lakhs.

Q. 10. What are the top recruiters In PGDM field?

 The top recruiters are Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Flipkart, Cloudtail, Uber, American Express, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Paytm, PwC, Infosys, Shuttle, KPMG, Godrej industries ltd., Accenture Pvt. Ltd. 

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