GIM Goa Admission 2024: Criteria Revamped-Not to Accept CMAT Score; Offers 4 Exceptional Programs, Stunning Campus, CXO Alumni Legacy, Top Placements; Final Application Deadline Closed

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MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
February 5, 2024
GIM Goa will not accept CMAT exam score for admission 2024 and has closed its application deadline. A highly ranked global business school with outstanding placements at par with IIMs and an impressive list of CXO Alumni, GIM Goa offers a unique MBA experience at its 50 acres of campus located on beautiful Goa hills. GIM offers a unique learning opportunity through a general PGDM and three specialized PGDM Programs (PGDM - Big Data Analytics, PGDM - Banking Insurance and Financial Services, PGDM - Health Care Management)
GIM Goa Admission 2024

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) will not accept CMAT exam score for admission 2024. Revamping its admission process, GIM has announced ‘CMAT scores will not be considered for 2024-26 admissions.’  A highly ranked global business school with outstanding placements at par with IIMs and an impressive list of CXO Alumni, offers a unique MBA experience at its 50 acres of campus located on beautiful Goa hills! GIM offers a unique learning opportunity through a general PGDM and three specialized PGDM Programs (PGDM - Big Data Analytics, PGDM - Banking Insurance and Financial Services, PGDM - Health Care Management) with cutting edge curriculum delivered by domain experts. Last date to apply for GIM Admissions 2024 has closed. If you are looking for a top MBA program, and a great campus experience, read this article, prepared by MBAUniverse.com experts who have visited and reviewed more than 100 B-school campuses in India and Abroad.

Before we share details, here are top highlights and USPs of GIM Goa that every MBA aspirant must know!

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) – Top Highlights by MBAUniverse.com

Placements 2023
Average Package: Rs.17.20 LPA (PGDM-BDA); Rs.14.90 LPA(PGDM); Rs.15 LPA (PGDM-HCM); Rs.14.61 LPA (PGDM-BIFS) Highest Package: Rs.55 LPA.
Exams Accepted & Cut Offs
CAT (80%) | XAT 2024 (80%) | Will Not Accept CMAT 2024 Score
Rankings, MBA Equivalence 
Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has granted MBA Equivalence to GIM PGDM Program
Famous GIM Alumni
6000 Alumni Placed Across the Globe include Shilpa Gulati, Country HR Operations Manager for IKEA, US and Arsh Kaumi, Country Manager & CEO, Generali Thailand
Fees & Scholarships
GIM MBA Fees (PGDM Fees): Rs.18.31 lakhs;
Scholarships worth Crores Offered to Selected Students
Admission 2024 Status
Closed

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Goa Institute of Management Admission 2024: Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. GIM Goa: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. GIM Alumni Across the Globe
  3. GIM Goa Programmes offered & Specializations
  4. GIM Goa Fees & GIM Goa Seats
  5. GIM Goa Placements 2023
  6. GIM Goa Eligibility Criteria
  7. GIM Application Process 2024: How to Apply for GIM Goa Admission
  8. GIM Goa Admission Criteria 2024: Cut off & Selection Process
  9. How to Improve GIM Goa Admission Chances? Tips from Admission Chair

Let us start with why you should consider and to apply for GIM Goa admission 2024 along with other top B-schools.

1. GIM Goa: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 Highly Ranked: Goa Institute of Management is ranked #33 in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2023 amongst top 125 B-schools. GIM was ranked # 25 in MBAUniverse.com B-School Ranking 2023. GIM is rated amongst top four in the World by Positive Impact Rating, International Green Gown Awardee.
  • 1.2 Accreditation & Approvals: GIM Goa has earned International Accreditation from SAQS, AMBA, and Business Graduates Association (BGA) and is a Member of AACSB and EFMD. It is an NBA Accredited institute. PGDM program of GIM Goa is AICTE Approved and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has recognized GIM's Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme as equivalent to an MBA degree
  • 1.3 Outstanding Placements, at Par with Top B-schools: Average Package of some GIM programs Rs.17.20 LPA is higher than IIM Jammu (Rs.16.43 LPA); IIM Bodh Gaya (Rs.16 LPA); IIM Sirmaur (Rs.14.45 LPA) among others
  • 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 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
  • 1.6 Global B-school in India: Located in Goa, GIM has earned International Accreditation from SAQS. GIM is recognized for its international linkages. PGDM-BDA at GIM Goa is offered in partnership with Nova SBE, one of the top-ranked institutions globally
  • 1.7 Unique Specialized Programs for developing deep domain expertise: GIM MBA (PGDM)programmes
  • offer diverse specializations in Big Data Analytics, Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare Management among others with deep knowledge
  • 1.8 Unique Campus Experience: GIM Goa is located in Sahyadri hills which is largest fully residential scenic campus with clean air, a clear night sky and rich flora and fauna around the campus. The campus offers rich learning experience with its consistently updated curriculum and unique pedagogic approach.
  • 1.9 Offers Admission to 600 Students: GIM Goa has more than 600 seats for admission 2024 in its diverse PGDM programs. These MBA seats at GIM Goa are amongst the highest number of seats as offered by IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow and other top B-schools

2. GIM Alumni Spread Across the Globe: Six Thousand GIM Alumni are well placed across the Globe. GIM has 40+ CEO’s worldwide. GIM Goa Alumni are many top CEOs, CXOs, HR Heads, top managers, entrepreneurs. Some of the notable GIM Alumni are Shilpa Gulati, Country HR Operations Manager for IKEA in the U.S.; Arsh Kaumi, Country Manager & CEO, Generali Thailand; Rituparna Chakraborty, Co Founder-EVP, Team Lease Services; Aman Jaggi, Director Marketing, Digital Business and Technology, Cognizant; Jaideep Kumar, Chief Sales Officer, Knowlarity Cloud Communications; Nisheeth Mishra, Service Delivery Director, Accenture 

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3. GIM Goa Programmes Offered
GIM Goa offers 2 years full time PGDM programmes in four streams. Below are the programmes offered at GIM Goa

  • 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)
  • International Double Degree Program in Analytics in Collaboration with Nova SBE Portugal

3.1 GIM’s International Double Degree Program in Analytics in Partnership with Nova SBE
Charting a Global Path in Data-Driven Leadership, GIM's latest endeavor, the International Double Degree program, is set to revolutionize data-driven leadership education. In partnership with Nova SBE, one of the top-ranked institutions globally, GIM's PGDM in Business Data Analytics (BDA) is now complemented by Nova SBE's Masters in Business Analytics. This unique program offers a 360-degree view of data-driven decision-making, organizational design, and addressing managerial challenges, providing students with a competitive edge in an increasingly data-centric world. Nova SBE's recent recognition as the 15th Top MBA college by Financial Times is a testament to the program's quality and global reputation. GIM and Nova SBE jointly provide a transformative learning experience that prepares students for leadership roles in data analytics, business intelligence, and strategic decision-making.

4. GIM Goa Fees & Seats
Programme wise GIM Goa MBA fees and seats for different PGDM courses are as below

Programme
GIM Goa MBA Fees for PGDM Programs (Rs. in lakhs)
Seats
PGDM
18,31,200
300
PGDM- BDA
18,31,200
  60
PGDM- HCM
18,31,200
120
PGDM-BIFS
18,31,200
  60
International Double Degree Program in Collaboration with Nova SBE Portugal
13,42,900 (For 1st Year) + GBP 8000 (For 2nd Year)
  60

Source: GIM Goa

5. GIM Goa Placements 2023
GIM Goa has a consistent record of good placements. The maximum and average compensation packages at Goa Institute of management have remained high. The PGDM Big Data Analytics Average placement 2023 has remained highest among all the programs.  The B-school has completed 100% placement 2023 for its PGDM 2021-23 programs as early as in November 2022. Details and key placement highlights are as below

5.1 GIM Goa PGDM Placements 2023

  • Achieved 100% placements 2023  
  • Batch Size 242 Students
  • PGDM 2021-23 batch has witnessed a 20% rise in average salary in Placement 2023
  • GIM Average Package for PGDM has gone up at Rs.14.90 LPA in 2023
  • Highest Domestic Salary for PGDM has gone up at Rs.55 LPA
  • PGDM Median Salary has gone up at Rs.14.70 LPA in Placement 2023
  • Top Recruiters include Microsoft, Shalina Healthcare, Bain & Co, Reliance Industries, CRIF, D E Shaw, Johnson & Johnson
  • New Recruiters include Amazon, HDFC, Flipkart, CRIF, Lowe's Inc. and the Trident Group

5.2 GIM Goa Placements 2023 PGDM-Big Data Analytics (PGDM-BDA): Key Highlights

  • PGDM BDA 2021-23 batch Size: 102 Students
  • Students Placed: 102
  • Highest Salary: Rs.40.2 LPA
  • Median Salary: Rs.15 LPA
  • GIM Average Package for PGDM-BDA: Rs.17.2 LPA
  • Top recruiter that offered the highest salary: Flipkart
  • Sector-wise placements: FMCG, IT,  Banking & Finance, Healthcare
  • 33% New Recruiters including: Amazon, HDFC, Flipkart,  CRIF, Lowe's Inc , Trident Group
  • Top Recruiters: CRIF, Optum, HSBC Bank, Accenture AI, Tata Capital
  • Prominent Roles Offered: Management Trainees in Finance, HR, Supply Chain & Operations, Marketing & Sales, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Architect, Data engineering, Cloud Data Architect, AWS/Azure Specialist, BI Specialist, Market Research Analyst, AI/ML Expert, Predictive Modeler, Product Manager, Project Manager

5.3 GIM Goa PGDM-HCM Placements 2023: Highlights

  • Achieves 100% Placements
  • Highest Salary Up at Rs.60.40 LPA
  • Average salary Up by 44% at Rs.15 LPA in Placement 2023 from Rs.10.40 LPA last year
  • Median Salary up at Rs.13 LPA
  • Average salary for Top 10% goes up at Rs.36.42 LPA from Rs.17.2 LPA last year
  • Average salary for Top 20% goes up at Rs.28 LPA from Rs.14.9 LPA last year
  • 9 PPO/PPI Offered to the students
  • Top recruiters include Johnson and Johnson, Bain & Company, Aditya Birla, KPMG, Cognizant, EY, ZS, HCL, Optum, Citius Tech, Bosch, Nephroplus, Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, Indegene among others

5.4 GIM Goa PGDM-BIFS Placements 2023

  • Highest Salary Rs.60.40 LPA
  • Average salary Rs.14.61 LPA in Placement 2023
  • Median Salary up at Rs.15 LPA

Read in Detail GIM Placement 2023

6. GIM Goa Eligibility Criteria
GIM Goa Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024 require Minimum 50% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates in the last year of degree may also apply.

6.1 GIM Goa Admission: Exams Accepted
The applicant should appear in one of the following MBA entrance exams:

  • CAT 2023
  • XAT 2024
  • GMAT (Taken between January 1, 2022 and January 31, 2024)

6.2 GIM Goa Cutoff
Likely GIM Goa CAT/XAT/ Cut off for PGDM shortlisting is shared below:

MBA Entrance Exam
Cut off
GIM CAT Cut off
80 %ile
GIM XAT Cut off
80 %ile
GIM GMAT Cut off
600+ Score

7. GIM Goa Application Process 2024: How to Apply for GIM Goa Admission?
GIM Goa Application could be submitted online. 

7.1 GIM Goa Application Fees*
The application fees for admission 2024 at GIM Goa is as below

GIM Goa Application Fees 
One Programme
Two programmes
Three programmes
Four programmes
Apply before the Last Date
2500 plus GST
3000 plus GST
3500 plus GST
4000 plus GST
  • 18% GST is applicable in addition to above Fees
  • Application Form Fee is Non-Refundable

8. GIM Goa Admission Dates 2024: Important Dates     
Round wise expected GIM Goa last date to apply is shared as below

Application Rounds
First Mover Deadline
Early Bird Deadline
Achiever Round Deadline
CAT 2023 Takers Deadline
Final Closing date for all applicants
GIM Goa Last Date to Apply
October 31, 2023 (Closed)
November 28, 2023 (Closed)
December 5, 2023 (Closed)
December 20, 2023 (Closed)
January 15, 2024
(Closed)

9. Final Admission offer after Selection Process
Final Admission offer after completion of GIM Goa Admission process will be based on various components and weightages awarded to 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 2024 

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9.1 PGDM: Final Selection Weightage
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
Profile Assessment Index
 5
 5
Total
100
100

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

9.2 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 score

We hope you found this article on GIM Goa Admission 2024 helpful while looking for admission and deciding on one of the best B-schools which has strong placements. Application process at GIM Goa is closed.

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