PG Programs

Most of the mumbai colleges like KJ Som and Welingkar have MMS and PGDM programs.
MMS admission is taken through CMAT exam through centralised process. But for PGDM students have to apply separately for each college.

If you are confident of scoring 270 – 260 plus in CMAT then dont apply to these PGDM programs as you might get MMS call. But I will recommend that apply to PG esp KJ Som n Welingkar as backup.

As most of the PG programs will give you call for GDPI at even 200 score. So your chances are still alive for making into top 4 colleges through PG.

In short:
MMS degree – Apply centrally thro DTE from Jan onwards.
PG degree – Apply to college.

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Ranking of Mumbai based colleges through CMAT (MMS & PG)
1. JBIMS
2. Sydneham (PG & MMS)
3. KJ Som (MMS & PG Core)
4. Welingkar (MMS & PG Core)
5. KJ Som PG (Financial Services) = NIA, Pune PG
6. KJ Som PG (Retail) = SIES (MMS & PG) = Dalmia (MMS & PG)
7. KJ Som IMC Program
8. MET (MMS)
9. IES (MMS)
10. MET (PG) = Indira Pune (PG)
11. IES PG
12. Chetana (MMS & PG)
13. Beyond this no comments
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PG Vs MMS
Most of the MBA aspirants who plan do an MBA are normally confused them is to go for a MBA from a recognized university or PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from a college.

This video will help you identify the difference between MMS and PG courses.

   

Cutoffs for PG colleges

PG Colleges Percentile Score
Welingkar Core and rest* 90%* 220
KJ Somaiya Retail and FS 85.00% 220
NIA, Pune 80.00% 200
SIES Nerul No cutoffs
Dalmia PG No cutoffs
Chetna PG No cutoffs
IBS PG No cutoffs
MET Bandra No cutoffs
Indira Pune No cutoffs
IES Bandra No cutoffs

*Freshers – 95%ile and workex based 80%ile for Welingkar GDPI Call.

How to apply to PG courses

Unlike DTE’s CMAT application process where you have central application, for PG courses you to apply separately. Go to individual website of the college to apply. The cutoffs of PG courses are lower than the MMS so you have a very good opportunity to apply for good college. For example MMS through welingkar need atleast 99%ile plus while for PG course 95%ile is enough to get a call. So forget about doing MMS from low rung colleges and work hard for GDPI to get into top 10 bschools in mumbai.

Last dates of applications for colleges through CET and their ranking:
1. KJ Somaiya PG –  Website Application form
2. Welingkar PG –  | Website FAQ
3. SIES PG –  | Website |  Application form 
4. Dalmia PG –  | Website | Application form
5. IBS PG Mumbai & Pune
6. Indira Pune
7. Chetana - | Website Prospectus
8. MET Bandra
9. IES Bandra

Difference between MBA/ MMS and PG courses

PG Vs MMS: Universities offer MBA

In India only those management institutes which are affiliated to a university can offer an MBA degree. For this reason institutes via CET / CMAT program (under DTE) like Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), University of Pune, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies or can offer MBA / MMS degree, as they are affiliated with Pune and Mumbai respectively. PGDM / PDBDM programs are offered by individual colleges like KJ Somaiya, Welingkar, etc.
It’s a misunderstanding that MBA / MMS is better than PG as most of top colleges including IIMs offer PG degrees as they can’t offer MBAs as they are not affiliated with any university. However, most of these PG programs are approved by regulatory bodies such as AICTE.

PG Vs MMS: Advanced courses
While there are huge similarities in the curriculum of both MBA and PGDM, there are finer points of difference.
MMS / MBA focuses more on theoretical aspects of management and is more exam-oriented. Example you have to take MBA in marketing, finance, HR, operations or systems. While PGDM has a focus on building soft skills and is industry-oriented like they can offer program in Retail, eMBA, Capital Markets.

PG Vs MMS: Flexible curriculum
Since an autonomous institute does not have to follow university standards, it is free to change its curriculum according to industry standards and change in business environment. Some of the MMS / MBA curriculum is 10 years old and students are not taught latest curriculum, and Also a PGDM gives students an industry exposure. Whereas it will take time to change the curriculum for MBAs as it is affiliated with a university and it will essentially follow the university guidelines and changing this curriculum is a very slow process.
However this depends on the college and the faculty teaching the subjects to keep students abreast with the latest curriculum.

PG Vs MMS: MBA cheaper than PG
In compared to PGDM, generally MMS / MBA is more affordable as the fees is almost similar to university standard. You can get a rough idea if you compared the fees of IIM and JBIMS the difference is almost 5:1 if not more. For the colleges which are offering MMS and PG course the difference in the fees is almost 3:1.

PG Vs MMS: Placements
The most important thing for students planning to pursue is placements and thankfully there is no difference from the companies point of view.

However, one should remember that it is not important whether a student pursues PGDM or MMS or MBA. The most important thing is the brand name of the college rather than the course offered.

19 thoughts on “PG Programs

  1. In MBA it does not matter whether you get MBA or PGDBM. what matters is your college as all IIMs offer PGDBM not MBA. in India only Univ are allowed to offer degree.

  2. What is the difference between PG and MBA? What will the scope of both after 2 years?
    Hi,MBA vs PG there are a difference between PG and MBA that makes them different.-PG is a post graduate diploma that basically approved by AICTE through Govt..-MBA is a degree that mostly recognized by UGC that known as a degree.but now a days the scenario is changed.You could have a equivalent value of PG as for MBA.Today’s corporate nature is depend on the practicability of the person towards work.PGDM (post graduate diploma in management) is mainly focus on the practical learning which preferred by MNC’s while MBA degree is mainly focused on the theoretical work.So, we could that trend has been changed.You would have benefit from both the side from PG or as well from MBA too.

  3. What is the difference between PG and MBA? What will the scope of both after 2 years?
    MBA degree only offer university’s. MBA degree is provided by only those institutes that are affiliated to any university. and rest of other offer PG Diploma. PG courses are offered by private B-Schools that are not affiliated to any University and these institutes prepare their own syllabus, and they are no way dependent on the universities and enjoy full autonomy of their courses. Scope of after completed MBA is good. Fresher can apply direct to Bank’s and MNC companies directly and starting salary is near about 20 to 25 Thousand per month.

  4. People usually say, there is no big difference between MBA and PGDBA(or PGDBM). It is a marketing tip to sell the seats available in their institutions. But, there is big gap, between both of them and one will know it, when he comes out of his college with his valueable and costly certificate. No one in the Market will agree, that a PGDBA(or PGDBM) is equivalent to MBA. And with that point, they try to depreciate you or degrade you.

    And if you got an MBA from the worst institution in the world also, it is verymuch acceptable and greater than PGDBA(M). AICTE should address this issue. People agree that, IIM’s also give a PGDBA, not MBA. Still they are not convinced to agree the specified point.

  5. d main difference is mba is a degree n pgdba/m is diploma,
    mba is provided by public undetakin say university of state and pgdba/m by pirvate institute,
    only reason y mba is more acceptable than pgdba is cos of conventional knowledge or thinkin, the thing which makes more difference is only regular course n distance learning(whch have also solution if u opt best institute fr correspondece course),
    n whether it mba or pgdba so i wuld like to say someting is better thn nothing ,, all wht u learns comes handy in future ,
    n last thing whch makes real difference is ,performance ,

  6. The colleges where we can apply for pg course through cet are asking for the cet marks. We have to leave that part blank???

  7. i got 53.78 percentile in cat.. shud i apply to siescoms dalmia wellingkar, chetna, indira.. i dont expecta good result in cet this year.. shud i go for mba in these colleges or shud i prepare for one more year..?..

  8. Which is better for M.M.S. in HR: SIESCOMS Nerul or MET Bandra? Is M.M.S equivalent to MBA and recognized abroad as well?

  9. I am getting 240-270 in mock cmat. is it worth to apply for pgdm in kj somaiya and sydenham? or should i wait for mms in feb cmat? currently i have 1yr work ex…so should i go for kj somaiya pgdm?

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19 thoughts on “PG Programs

  1. In MBA it does not matter whether you get MBA or PGDBM. what matters is your college as all IIMs offer PGDBM not MBA. in India only Univ are allowed to offer degree.

  2. What is the difference between PG and MBA? What will the scope of both after 2 years?
    Hi,MBA vs PG there are a difference between PG and MBA that makes them different.-PG is a post graduate diploma that basically approved by AICTE through Govt..-MBA is a degree that mostly recognized by UGC that known as a degree.but now a days the scenario is changed.You could have a equivalent value of PG as for MBA.Today’s corporate nature is depend on the practicability of the person towards work.PGDM (post graduate diploma in management) is mainly focus on the practical learning which preferred by MNC’s while MBA degree is mainly focused on the theoretical work.So, we could that trend has been changed.You would have benefit from both the side from PG or as well from MBA too.

  3. What is the difference between PG and MBA? What will the scope of both after 2 years?
    MBA degree only offer university’s. MBA degree is provided by only those institutes that are affiliated to any university. and rest of other offer PG Diploma. PG courses are offered by private B-Schools that are not affiliated to any University and these institutes prepare their own syllabus, and they are no way dependent on the universities and enjoy full autonomy of their courses. Scope of after completed MBA is good. Fresher can apply direct to Bank’s and MNC companies directly and starting salary is near about 20 to 25 Thousand per month.

  4. People usually say, there is no big difference between MBA and PGDBA(or PGDBM). It is a marketing tip to sell the seats available in their institutions. But, there is big gap, between both of them and one will know it, when he comes out of his college with his valueable and costly certificate. No one in the Market will agree, that a PGDBA(or PGDBM) is equivalent to MBA. And with that point, they try to depreciate you or degrade you.

    And if you got an MBA from the worst institution in the world also, it is verymuch acceptable and greater than PGDBA(M). AICTE should address this issue. People agree that, IIM’s also give a PGDBA, not MBA. Still they are not convinced to agree the specified point.

  5. d main difference is mba is a degree n pgdba/m is diploma,
    mba is provided by public undetakin say university of state and pgdba/m by pirvate institute,
    only reason y mba is more acceptable than pgdba is cos of conventional knowledge or thinkin, the thing which makes more difference is only regular course n distance learning(whch have also solution if u opt best institute fr correspondece course),
    n whether it mba or pgdba so i wuld like to say someting is better thn nothing ,, all wht u learns comes handy in future ,
    n last thing whch makes real difference is ,performance ,

  6. The colleges where we can apply for pg course through cet are asking for the cet marks. We have to leave that part blank???

  7. i got 53.78 percentile in cat.. shud i apply to siescoms dalmia wellingkar, chetna, indira.. i dont expecta good result in cet this year.. shud i go for mba in these colleges or shud i prepare for one more year..?..

  8. Which is better for M.M.S. in HR: SIESCOMS Nerul or MET Bandra? Is M.M.S equivalent to MBA and recognized abroad as well?

  9. I am getting 240-270 in mock cmat. is it worth to apply for pgdm in kj somaiya and sydenham? or should i wait for mms in feb cmat? currently i have 1yr work ex…so should i go for kj somaiya pgdm?

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