Post Graduate Diploma in
Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Jointly offered by IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta and ISI

Ms. Sunanda Mandal
PGDBA office
Vinod Gupta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur 721302
Phone: 03222-282295

PGDBA Final Results are now available on the "Offer Details" tab.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. A candidate must hold a graduate/ post graduate degree with 10 + 2 + 4 or 10 + 2 + 5 or 10 + 2 + 3 + 2, with at least 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e., B.Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M.Com. or equivalent). One-year MBA will not be considered equivalent of M.Sc./ M.Com.

  2. Candidates with 10 + 3 (Engineering diploma) + 3 (lateral entry into B.E./ B.Tech.) with at least 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e., B.Tech./ B.E.), or with 10 + 2 + 4 (B.Sc.) with at least 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e., B.Sc.), or with qualified CA/CS/ICWA with at least 60% marks (Intermediate and Final examinations of the CA/CS/ICWA considered together) are also eligible.

  3. For SC/ ST and Person with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55% or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale.

  4. The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks even if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript. If the CGPA is on a different scale than 10, the eligibility of a candidate will be based on the equivalence of the CGPA on a 10-point scale.

  5. Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by 30th June 2024. For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to submission of final mark sheet by 30th November 2024.

Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview based on their score in the PGDBA Admission Test 2024. For woman and transgender candidates, additional 2 marks will be awarded as the gender diversity score. This additional marks will NOT be considered for the final selection.

Final selection to PGDBA Program

A candidate's final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table 1, which indicates the components and their weightage to be used for the final selection to PGDBA for the batch 2024-26

Table 1
Components and Weightage for Final Selection to PGDBA
Components Weightage
PGDBA-2024 Admission Test Score 45
Personal interview (PI) 40
Points for Class XII marks (Details shown in Table 2) 08
Work experience (Details shown in Table 3) 07
Total 100

The method of allotting points for Class XII marks is given in Table 2 below:

Table 2
Points for Class XII/ Engineering Diploma Results#
Marks* (y in %) CGPA$ (c) Points
y > 95 c > 9.5 8
90 < y <= 95 9.0 < c <=9.5 7
85 < y <= 90 8.5 < c <=9.0 6
80 < y <= 85 8.0 < c <=8.5 5
75 < y <= 80 7.5 < c <=8.0 4
70 < y < =75 7.0 < c <=7.5 3
65 <= y < = 70 6.5 < c <=7.0 2
60 <= y < = 65 c =6.5 1
y < 60 c < 6.5 0
#: Engineering Diploma Results will be considered only for those candidates who have done Engineering Diploma after Class X.

*: For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet or grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.

$: If the CGPA is on a different scale than 10, the equivalent CGPA on a 10-point scale will be considered.

For work experience, a maximum of seven points will be awarded based on the length of service, represented as x, (in completed months) as on 31st December 2023 as given in the Table 3. Only work experience after the completion of the qualifying degree will be considered. Internship/apprenticeship/articleship/training/project/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement or any type of unpaid work will not be considered. The work experience claimed by the candidate must be supported by a letter from the employer(s) with authorized signatory on company letterhead stating the start date, end date, position/designation, and a brief description of the role/responsibility. It is necessary to submit the payslip(s) from each employer(s). For self-employed and family businesses, proof of company registration/relevant licenses/taxes paid are to be furnished.

Table 3
Points for work experience in completed months
Months(x) Points
x > 60 4
48 < x <= 60 5
36 < x <= 48 6
24 < x <= 36 7
12 < x <= 24 5
6 < x <= 12 3
0 < x <= 6 1
x=0 0
All of the above performance indicators shall be considered in order to arrive at the final merit list. Minimum qualification in accordance with the above-mentioned eligibility criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into PGDBA. Any suppression of fact or false information will lead to rejection of candidature at any stage of the selection process. Further, it is the responsibility of the candidate to ascertain that he/she satisfies the eligibility criteria. The offer/admission may be terminated at any time if it comes to the notice of PGDBA office that the candidate doesn't fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Reservation Policy:
As per the Government of India stipulations for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS and Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates. In case of OBC-NCL, EWS & PwD the certificate must conform to the below format. Further, OBC-NCL, and EWS certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2023.

OBC-NCL Certificate Format
EWS Certificate Format
PwD Certificate Format-Form-V, Form-VI, Form-VII

Any dispute concerning Admission to the PGDBA Batch 2024-26 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Kolkata only.