GIM Goa Admissions Open with Focus on ‘Achievers Round’; 80% students back on Campus

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
October 6, 2021
Goa Institute of Management was recently rated among the Top 4 Best B-Schools for the World in the Positive Impact Rating 2021. GIM offers 4 full-time residential programs PGDM, PGDM-HCM, PGDM- BDA and PGDM-BIFS to get “agile leaders ready for the world”. Admissions 2022 for all GIM programs are now open from October 7, 2021. GIM plans to strengthen its ‘Achievers Round’ by preponing offers and giving more scholarships.
GIM Goa Admission 2022

Goa Institute of Management was recently rated among the Top 4 Best B-Schools for the World in the Positive Impact Rating 2021. GIM offers 4 full-time residential programs PGDM, PGDM-HCM, PGDM- BDA and PGDM-BIFS to get “agile leaders ready for the world”. Admissions 2022 for all GIM programs are now open. GIM plans to strengthen its ‘Achievers Round’ by preponing offers and giving more scholarships. Read this exclusive MBAUniverse.com article to know complete GIM Admissions 2022 details including new mission statement, new curriculum and pedagogical initiatives and a lot more.

Highlighting the important change made for Admissions 2022, Dr Rakesh Shrivastava, Admission Chair at GIM Goa told MBAUniverse.com, “This year, we will strengthen our Achievers round to have invited applications from academic toppers and aim to prepone the Achievers Round giving confirmed offers with scholarship to eligible students.”

The other highlight of GIM admission process is that for each PGDM programme, GIM Goa applies slightly different shortlisting criteria. Also, GIM Goa cut off is moderate for achievers round and slightly higher for regular round.

Read this exclusive MBAUniverse.com article to know complete GIM Admissions 2022 details including new mission statement, new curriculum and pedagogical initiatives and a lot more.

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Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. Key Highlights and USPs
  2. Programmes offered, Fee & Intake
  3. GIM Placement 2021
  4. GIM Admission Process 2022: Key Points
  5. How to Apply for Admission?
  6. Important Dates for Admission 2022
  7. GIM Campus Reopening Status
  8. How to Improve Admission Chances? Tips by GIM Admission Chair

Let us start with why you should consider and to apply for GIM Goa admission along with other top B-schools. 

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1. GIM Goa: Key Highlights & USPs

1.1 Focus on Technology and Agility: Leveraging technology to improve business agility, processes and customer experience is a key theme for businesses today. In this context, the mission statement of GIM has recently been revised and now stand as “to develop responsible and agile leaders at the forefront of cutting-edge business practices”. The faculty are being encouraged to undertake research in domains that support mission objectives. This focus on technology will help GIM students emerge into tech savvy business leaders of tomorrow.

1.2 Highly Ranked: GIM Goa is Ranked #23 in the MBAUniverse.com B-School Ranking 2021 and has moved up at 35th rank among Top 100 in the Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021 from the 48th place last year.

1.3 Strong Placements: Despite the pandemic situation, GIM has recorded highest salary of Rs.25.60 LPA and Average salary of Rs.10.70 LPA. 125 top recruiters, including 67 new companies, participated in the placement 2021.

1.4 International Linkage: GIM’s competitive edge is also enhanced through prestigious international linkages and Centers of Excellence that focus on research, social sensitivity, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

1.5 Industry Relevant Curriculum & Pedagogy: GIM Goa has consistently focused on diversity, pedagogy, and curriculum led by innovative programs like Give Goa and Campus Connect.

1.6 Academic Initiatives: GIM has recently taken new academic initiatives to enhance learning experience. Some of these initiatives include Introduction of mandatory blended learning component in all courses; more electives are introduced  among other key initiatives

1.7 GIM is also among 13 institutes (out of 3048 applications) chosen by NITI Aayog for setting up the Atal Incubation Centre.

2. Programmes Offered, Fee & Intake at GIM Goa
Below are shared the programmes offered, Fee and programme wise seats in Goa Institute of Management.

2.1 Programmes Offered by GIM
GIM Goa offers 2 years full time PGDM programmes in four streams:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care Management (PGDM -HCM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Big Data Analytics (PGDM-BDA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Banking, Insurance & Financial Services (PGDM-BIFS)

2.2 GIM Goa Fees
GIM Goa PGDM programme fee is as below

Programme
 Fee (Rs. In Lakhs)
PGDM
18.07
PGDM- BDA
18.07
PGDM- HCM
18.07
PGDM-BIFS
18.07

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2.3 GIM Goa Intake: 540 Students
The programme wise intake and programme duration at Goa Institute of Management is as under:

Programme Name
Programme Intake
Duration
PGDM
300
2 Years Full Time
PGDM- Healthcare Management (HCM)
  60
2 Years Full Time
PGDM-Big Data Analytics (BDA)
120
2 Years Full Time
PGDM-Banking, Insurance & Financial Services (BIFS)
  60
2 Years Full Time

3. GIM Goa Placements 2021
GIM Goa has a consistent record of good placement. The maximum and average compensation packages at Goa Institute of management have remained high despite all the Covid pandemic situation. The average salary at GIM Goa Placement 2021 was Rs.10.7 LPA and the highest salary was Rs.25.60 lakhs.

3.1 Placement Highlights

  • The highest salary was Rs.25.60 LPA
  • The average salary was Rs.10.7 LPA
  • Registered 98% placements across all streams
  • 125 companies, including 67 new companies participated in placement 2021
  • 16% students received PPOs in 2021
  • Top Recruiters included Accenture, EY, Wipro, Deloitte, Godrej, GEP, ITC, Reckitt Benckiser, IBM, Zee Media, HP, BigFM, HSBC, Barclays, Piramal, Mahindra, Neilsen among others

With this background, let’s now focus the admission process.

4. GIM Goa Admission Process 2022
GIM Goa admission process 2022 is given below in detail

4.1 Acceptable Exam Scores at GIM Goa
GIM Goa will accept following exam scores for shortlisting the candidates for final selection round:

  • CAT 2021
  • XAT 2022
  • CMAT 2022
  • GMAT taken between January 2020 and January 2022

4.2 GIM Goa Shortlisting Criteria 2022 & Cut Off
For each PGDM programme, GIM Goa applies slightly different shortlisting criteria. GIM Goa cut off is moderate for achievers round and slightly higher for regular round. Programme wise shortlisting criteria at GIM Goa is shared below:

4.2.1 PGDM
For PGDM, a select group of candidates shall be invited to Goa for Achiever's Round of interview process in January 2022. All other candidates shall be invited for Regular Round in early March 2022 at various interview centres. GIM Goa plans to further strengthen the shortlisting process 2022 in its Achievers Round. According to Dr. Shrivastava, “We will strengthen our Achievers round to have invited applications from academic toppers and aim to prepone the Achievers round giving confirmed offers with scholarship to eligible students.”

A. Shortlisting For Achiever's Round

  • Interviews shall be held only in Goa and shortlisted candidates shall be eligible to apply for scholarships.
  • Candidates not shortlisted for Achiever's Round will not be eligible for scholarships. If a candidate shortlisted for Achiever's Round decides to opt out of Achiever's Round and attends Regular Round, the candidate will not be eligible for scholarship.
  • Shortlisting shall be based on curricular, extracurricular, and career achievements and profile -qualification, past academic performance, and work experience of the candidates.
  • The shortlist shall be drawn without XAT, CAT, GMAT score to facilitate interview process in January 2022. Scores shall be incorporated later on.

B. Shortlisting For Regular Round

  • Shortlisting for PGDM for Regular Round shall be based on XAT, CAT, GMAT, or CMAT score of candidates.

4.2.2 PGDM (BDA)

  • For PGDM - BDA shortlisting will be face-to-face evaluation and shall be on the basis of profiles (XAT, CAT, GMAT, or CMAT score, qualification, past academic performance, and work experience). Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for interview process in various cities in early March 2022.
  • Candidates for PGDM (BDA) will need to appear for an on-line aptitude test (called GAAT), organized by GIM to evaluate the candidates for BDA.

4.2.3 PGDM (HCM)

  • The PGDM-HCM shortlisting for face-to-face evaluation shall be on the basis of profiles including XAT, CAT, GMAT, or CMAT score, qualification, past academic performance, and work experience. 
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for interview process in various cities in early March 2022.

4.2.4 PGDM (BIFS)

  • For PGDM – BIFS, shortlisting will be face-to-face evaluation and shall be on the basis of profiles (XAT, CAT, GMAT, or CMAT score, qualification, past academic performance, and work experience). Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for interview process in various cities in early March 2022.

4.2.5 GIM Goa Cut off
GIM Goa has a cut off in the range of 85 and 90 percentile for its flagship PGDM programme.

4.3 Final Selection Criteria

  • Final Interview Round 2021 at GIM will be held at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai (All centres are subject to availability)
  • Final Admission offer at GIM Goa will be based on entrance exam scores, past academic performance, objective assessment, work experience, face to face evaluation among other parameters.
  • Result of the selected candidates shall be released in April 2022

4.3.1 PGDM: Final Selection Weightage for Achiever’s and Regular Round
The weightages for various components for both rounds remain same.

Component
Achiever’s Round Weight Percent
Regular Round Weight Percent
Objective & Leadership Assessment
40
40
Past Academic Performance
15
15
Work Experience
10
10
Performance in Face to Face Evaluation
30
30
Composite Diversity Index
 5
 5
Total
100
100

While the objective assessment is based on XAT, CAT, GMAT, or CMAT score, the Leadership assessment shall be based on Individual Assessment in Group Activity -interaction with peers and evaluators.

4.3.2 PGDM-HCM, PGDM-BDA & PGDM-BIFS: Final Selection Weightage

Component
BIFS- Weight percent
BDA*
HCM-Weight Percent
Objective Assessment (Based on Competitive exam & Aptitude Test Score)
40
45
40
Past Academic Performance
15
15
15
Work Experience
10
10
10
Performance in Face to Face Evaluation
30
30
30
Profile Assessment Index
5
--
 5

*The objective assessment shall be based on GAAT score and XAT, CAT, GMAT, or CMAT score 

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5. How to Apply for GIM Admission?
GIM Goa Application can be submitted online. Apply Now. Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has three phases of admission process namely the First Mover, Early Bird and Achiever’s Application phase. Application fees varies for each round. The application however, has to be submitted on the pre announced last dates.

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6. GIM Goa Admission 2022: Important Dates & Application Fee   
Round wise last date to apply and application fee is shared as below

Application Rounds
First Mover
Achiever Round
Early Bird
XAT/GMAT/CMAT Applicants
Final Closing with Late fee
Last Date to Apply
November 30, 2021
December 15, 2021
December 31, 2021
January 12, 2022
January 14, 2022
Application Fee for One Program*
Rs. 1500
1500
Rs. 2000
Rs. 2500
Rs. 3500

*Application fee goes on rising with each additional programme 

7. GIM Goa Reopens Campus
Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has reopened its campus for the 2021-23 and 2020-22 batch braving the Covid pandemic situation following all the protocols.

Sharing the status, Dr Shrivastava said, “Yes, we reopened GIM campus in July 2021.” He further added, “We have a total of 733 students on campus i.e 80% of the total number of students back on campus.”

Dr.Ajit Parulekar, Director, GIM sharing his views on having students back on campus, said “In a management school, the core of learning happens within teams where the faculty and students exchange ideas, discuss and deliberate on it. We are delighted to have students back on campus.” He added further, “From our end we are ensuring all SOPs are being maintained strictly. Our massive campus allows us to socially distance ourselves responsibly while also engaging with each other”.

7.1 Covid SOP’s

  • Students and faculty who returned to campus are double vaccinated.
  • Students are tested for covid after five days of arrival on campus, only after a negative RT-PCR test report they are allowed to move into their hostels from the quarantine facility.
  • On arrival students have to mandatorily quarantine themselves for seven days before venturing into the outdoors.
  • They have to sign an undertaking to follow quarantine norms as well as covid protocols prior to returning to campus.
  • GIM has set up a campus war-room with adequate healthcare practitioners equipped with oximeters, isolation rooms etc. round the clock.

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8. How to Improve Admission Chances? Tips by Admission Chair
Advising students how to improve their admission chances in GIM, Dr Shrivastava said, “Best advice for a candidate is be himself/herself and project his/her unique set of strengthens and objectives for taking up management education, achievements in cocurricular activities and sports and all contributions to larger causes/society.”

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