Online PGDM Programme

Candidates will have to apply online. Shortlisting will be done on the basis of the details provided in the application form. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interviews conducted via virtual mode. The final selection of the candidates will be based on weightages of PI, Academic merit, academic diversity, work experience and social diversity.

Important Dates:
Programme starts on: 27 January, 2023
Application Window: 6 September, 2022 to 9 January, 2023
Applications deadline for Round 1:     12 October, 2022
Applications deadline for Round 2:  21 November, 2022
Applications deadline for Round 3 (Final): 9 January, 2023

We strongly recommend that you apply early. Offers are made on the basis of the number of seats available and considering the capability and fit of the candidate. The number of seats in the later rounds may become very limited.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in both Std. X and XII.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree (minimum 3 years) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline from any University recognized by the AICTE/AIU/ Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Applicants to the Online PGDM program must possess a minimum of three years’ full-time work experience as on 31 December 2022, after completion of a Bachelor's degree of admissible duration for the program. Internships and apprenticeships will not be counted.

Admission Rounds

  • There will be three admission rounds – Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
    Those applying early (Round 1) will benefit as they will have access to all the available seats in the programme.
    They will also be able to compete for all the available tuition waiver. 
  • The applications window will remain open from 6 September, 2022 until 9 January, 2023 - the last date for applications.

Fee Structure & Payment Schedule

Components Indian Rupees
Tuition fees 10,27,000
Learning material fees 2,75,000
Library fee 60,000
Alumni fee 13,000
Security deposit (Refundable) 25,000
Total 14,00,000
Schedule of payment of fees for Online PGDM 2022
Installment month Amount (INR) Amount (USD)*
On Acceptance of offer of admission
(Will be intimated at the end of the round)
1,00,000 1,395
January 31, 2023 4,00,000 5,052
June 30, 2023 4,00,000 5,052
January 31, 2024 5,00,000 6,500
Total 14,00,000 18,000

Candidates may choose to visit MDI Gurgaon campus three times for networking and learning. MDI will be providing boarding and lodging. Travel costs and other incidentals will have to be borne by the participants.



Presently the Online PGDM Program allows participants to earn a Diploma, as is mandated by AICTE. As you are aware, in India, institutes, governed by the AICTE, and who are not universities, are mandated to give the PGDM and not the degree. In due course, the program may be recognised by the AIU and granted equivalence to the MBA.

Program Delivery

The courses are divided amongst two years. First year will have twenty-two courses each of two credits adding up to forty-four credits.Second year will have eight courses each of four credits adding up to thirty-twocredits.Two credit courses will have 15 hours of live classes, whereas four credit courses will have 30 hours of live classes. Apart from these sessions, there will also be tutorials and scheduled immersions, taking the face to face interaction over seven hundred hours. Classes will be held during Friday, Saturday evening hours, and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. 3 of the four slots would be used. The classes would be held live with the faculty. The recordings of the live sessions will be made available to the participants. In the elective terms, the class days may vary depending on the electives which you choose, but they will normally be in the evenings.

The immersion program gets you to campus, where you will interact with the cohort, faculty, director, institute academic leaders and corporate leaders. There will be interactions with corporate leaders, guest lectures, knowledge sessions, and practical computer centre exposure to the advanced MS excel toolsand softwares. Outbound exercises for an informal interaction among the class and corporate leadership would add to the experience. Simulationexercises from various domains as in marketing, operations etc, will put you into the “decision making” space.

The elective courses would be scheduled over the weekdays or weekend evenings, or Sunday -full day.

Yes. Successful completion of this programme, makes you an MDI Gurgaon Alumni.


The program helps with career transformation. People who complete this programme would be able to explore newer options, both within the company that they are working in or outside. For example, you may move from being a software developer to an account manager, having acquired marketing skills. Multiple exposures to different subjects and the dual specialisation that you can take, will open many placement opportunities. Career Guidance and Personality Development are integral parts of this programme and will strongly aid to your career acceleration.

Career guidance, job and career counselling would be provided. These would be conducted by experts in this domain and also by taking the help of industry experts. Your interaction with the working executives, classmates, institute alumni in various events and social media, corporate leaders is expected to help you exploring job offers and career support.

The whole program is about career transformation. Both in the short run and also in the long term. In the short run, the Career Guidance offered would be a great help. It will help you to develop and explore options for yourselves. It will suggest best fit. It will also prescribe the way to meet your aspiration. But in the long term, what will help is the multi-functional exposure which you will get. Management education is essential to grow in the organizations and take up larger responsibilities. The enterprise-wide view is very important as you go up the hierarchy.

Class Composition

The class will be diverse in terms of experience profile, industry and roles. This will add to vibrant class discussions. The trend that we are seeing suggests that senior professionals are interested in this programme. They say that, doing a PGDM, without the opportunity costs of losing one or two years of work, is a big attraction. The class experience average in working executive classes generally ranges between 7 to 9 years.Program is best suited for a group of individuals who like to develop their business profile through management education for growth opportunities in the organizations.

Both have their own advantage. TheOnline PGDM, allows you to study from any location. You do not lose your income as you can continue with your career in the evenings or weekends. You can attend classes even when you are on personal and professional travel, which is not the case in working executives full time programmes. Then there is the obvious benefit of not having to forgo your salary for one or two years. The important fact is that this program is as rigorous as the full time residential one.


The candidates will be selected based on overall merit. The candidates will be evaluated on Academic Performance, Quality and Quantity of work experience, Performance in interview, and other evaluation matrices. A rolling offer system is adopted and offers made on a space available basis.

A certain number of tuition waivers were ear marked for Round 1. In subsequent rounds also, tuition waivers may be offered based on institute criteria to deserving candidates.