Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

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Rajagiri Business School: RBS Kochi

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
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INR 7,50,000
24 Months
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Course Highlights

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two-year full-time programme spread over six trimesters and a summer internship. The programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and recognized as equivalent to MBA Degree of an India University by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).


Launched in the year 2008, the PGDM programme is designed on the principle that a proper balance of theory and practice is required for effective decision-making and problem-solving in a globalized environment. The programme aims at the development of a well-rounded person with the right balance of leadership skills and social responsibility. The curriculum which is designed to develop in students a capacity to think, to learn, to innovate and to apply what they learn in real life situations, is kept relevant with the dynamics of the changing business environment.


The programme structure contains a compulsory set of core courses covering all foundation areas in management that build a holistic general management perspective, and a set of elective courses with a functional and domain thrust aimed at building job specific skills and knowledge in the chosen area of specialization. The programme offers dual specialization and students have the freedom to select the courses of their choice from a wide variety of electives in the second year. Students can also choose from non-credit add-on and certification courses, to suit their individual preferences.


The PGDM Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain global exposure through our international tie-ups and partnerships.


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Exams Taken
Work Experience
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Admissions Process

Eligibility requirement

  • The eligibility requirements for admission to PGDM is as follows

Management Entrance Exams

  • The entrance score is a prerequisite for admission to PGDM.
  • A minimum cut-off score in the entrance exam is required to apply for PGDM
  • The entrance tests considered by RBS and the cut off are:
Cut-off Marks/Score(Composite Score)
Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), in November 2023
50 Percentile
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), New Delhi, in January 2024
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi, in December 2023 or in February 2024. Kerala Management Aptitude Test
Kerala Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) which is conducted in 2024 for Professional Colleges in Kerala.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) by XLRI


Application Process

  • Three-year undergraduate degree with 50% marks from an Indian university or approved foreign university or pass in any of the graduate degrees.
  • A valid score in the approved management entrance examinations. The valid score is the cut-off mark notified by RBS from time to time.
  • The application can be submitted/obtained through any one of the following methods:
  • The fee for the application form is Rs. 1000. Candidates have the option of making the payment of the application fee through:

    The candidate should submit the printout of the application along with a copy of the Entrance scorecard on the date of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Skills Test (GD-PI-WST)

    • Online payment - internet banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card


  • Uploading photo
    • Colour photos with the candidate's face clearly visible, straight and at the centre should be uploaded.
    • Photos should be in JPEG format, and dimensions should be 125 pixels tall and 125 pixels wide. The file size of the photo should not exceed 500 KB.
    • The photo uploaded should have a white coloured background.
    • Hats (Religious hats Excluded) Sunglasses and Goggles should be avoided.

Selection Procedure

  • A multi-stage selection procedure will be followed for admission.

Fee Structure

Important dates

  • Starting date of Application: 15th December  2023
  • Closing date of issue of Application: 15th March 2024
  • Date of Rank List Publication: 
  • Last Date of Admission: -
Important Dates
Interview & GD Process
Group discussion | Personal Interview
Seats: 180


Placement 2022

Average Salary: 8,00,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Amazon, KPMG, Axis Bank, Asian paints, Decathlon, BATA, Bajaj, MRF, Apollo, Deloitte, Berger, HDFC, EY, HUL, BOSCH

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