Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

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GNIOT Institute of Management Studies (GIMS)

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
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Tuition Fee:
INR 7,38,000
24 Months
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Course Highlights

PGDM 4.0 (Idea to Execution) offered at GNIOT Institute of Management (GIMS) is the flagship program of GNIOT Group which provides contextual learning and empowers the students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the grand challenges being created by Industry – 4.0. The curriculum 4.0 includes innovation, experimentation and entrepreneurship. The program offers dual specialization in Marketing, OB & HRM, Finance, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, IT & Business Analytics and International Business. From this year, GIMS has introduced a specialization on ‘New Age Startups & Entrepreneurship’ which will lead the students through the entire process of creating a start-up from an idea.


At GIMS, 70 and 30 Percent Strategy is the key. It implies 70% emphasis on course curriculum and 30% on Performance Improvement Programmes (PIP), Learning by Sharing (Book Review Session), Personality Enhancement Programs, Corporate Readiness Program, Pre-Placement Modules, etc., to provide long term strategic advantage to the students. Global Immersion Programme (GIP) is also a part of full time course curriculum for students to have an exposure to international business scenario and global best practices in their respective area of specialization.


Other key highlights of GIMS PGDM programme are:

  • Global Immersion Programme (GIP)
  • Skill Augmented Certifications programs
  • Programme Internationally accreditated by Higher Learning Accreditation Consultant & Training (HLACT)
  • Academic partnership with IIMBx
  • Final placement was 100% with each student bagging multiple offers
  • Paid Summer Internships
  • Live Projects like Nusantra.


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Admissions Process

Admission Eligibility:

  • Applicants must possess a strong and consistent academic background.
  • Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade and every year of graduation are considered in the selection process.
  • Bachelor degree examination from any recognized Indian university with a minimum of 50% marks (for General category) and a minimum of 45% marks (only for Reserved Category SC/ST) having Indian nationality or as per latest AICTE Guidelines.
  • Students appearing or waiting for final year examinations can also apply for the program. Such candidates need to submit their final graduation mark sheet, college/university certificate on or before 30th October 2023 else their candidature will be disqualified.


Exam Accepted:

  • A student applying to GIMS Greater Noida for PGDM must have a valid CAT/GMAT/XAT /MAT/CMAT score. The candidate is required to produce a score of the same at the time of PGDM admission.
  • GIMS Aptitude Test (GAT) will be mandatory for the students who have less than 60 percentile in CMAT/CAT/XAT/ GMAT or below 75 in MAT but mandate if the candidate wants to avail scholarship from the institute .


Stages of Selection Process

1. Application Form

2. Screening of Application Form

3. CMAT/CAT/XAT/MAT/GMAT and GIMS Aptitude Test (GAT)

4. Group Discussion

5. Personal Interview

6. Final Selection


1. Application Form
To apply for the PGDM Programme at GIMS, applicants must fill the form either offline or on the online admissions portal.The Application processing fee is Rs. 1200/-. This fee can be paid through credit card, debit card or net banking.


2. Screening of Application Form
The application forms will be scrutinized by the GIMS panel and the candidates will be shortlisted on the following parameters:

  • CMAT/CAT/XAT/MAT or GMAT Admit Card or Score Card
  • Consistency of academic record
  • Versatility and achievements
  • Relevance of work experience for the specialization (If any)


3. GIMS Aptitude Test (GAT)
Applicants shortlisted in the stage II, will be called for GIMS Aptitude Test (GAT). The test would be for 45 Mins and would have questions related to Language comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Critical Reasoning & Decision Making Skills.


This test will be optional for the students who have more than 60 percentile in CMAT/CAT/XAT/ GMAT or above 75 in MAT but mandatory if the candidate wants to avail GIMS scholarship . But it will be mandatory for the candidate to appear for all the other stages of the selection process.


4. Group Discussion//Essay Round
The students who qualify GAT, CMAT/CAT/XAT/MAT or GMAT would be invited for Group Discussion on the campus or Zoom Platform. The topic of discussion will be provided by a panelist or a group of panelists. Students who qualify Group Discussion will be eligible for the next round. Essay Round (Written) will be conducted, where conducting GD is not possible.


5. Personal Interview / Presentation
Shortlisted candidates after Group Discussion will have to face either of the following:

  • Personal Interview (Face to face or Zoom)
  • Presentation (Student will have to prepare and give a Powerpoint Presentation on a topic given)


6. Final Selection
Final Selection will be based on the decision of a panelist or a group of panelists.


The selection list is based on a composite score, which takes into account the applicant’s profile, academic record, entrance test scores MAT/CAT/XAT/MAT/GMAT or GIMS Aptitude Test (GAT), performance in the Group Discussion and Interview / Presentation/Essay Round.


GIMS weightage on different parameter is given below:

  • Merit
  • List Parameters GIMS
  • Weightage
  • Group Discussion/ Written Test 20 %
  • Personal Interview / Presentation 30%
  • Percentile score in Written Test Entrance (MAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT or GAT) 40%
  • Past Academic Performance
  • (10th ,12th . Graduation)/ Work Experience 10%


Please note:

  • The decision of the Admission Committee shall be binding & final.
  • Any act or omission of suppressing academic information or furnishing false documents etc. will make the admission aspirant automatically disqualified at any stage of the admission process. No fee shall be refunded in such case and such offender will be liable to face appropriate penal action by the institute.
  • Prevalent norms of AICTE shall be followed for the admission process.
Important Dates
Interview & GD Process
Group discussion | Personal Interview
Seats: 180


Placement 2023

Average Salary: 7,02,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 23,31,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Axis Bank, Berger Paints, ICICI Prudential, ITC, SBI Securities, Tata Croma

Placement 2022

Average Salary: 6,46,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 12,56,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Blinkit (Grofers), ICICI Bank, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Xiaomi Technology India, Anand Rathi, SBI General, Blue Star, Motilal Oswal, GreenTek Reman, Adani Total Gas, Federal Bank, Practo Technologies, Tresvista, Tradebulls, Bank Of Baroda, ITC, HDFC Bank, E&Y

Placement 2020

Average Salary: 5,50,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 33,00,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: TCS, TA digital, INDIAMART, Yamaha, Wipro, HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential, Cease Fire, Ameriprise Financial, Daffodil, Cognizant, NTT Data, Vivo, QA Infotech, Truechip, Mindtree, Polestar, Fujitsu, Grapecity, Asianpaints, HSBC, NopaperForms

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