PGDM (Online) Programme

Candidates will have to apply online. Shortlisting will be done on the basis of the details provided in the application form. The final selection of the candidates will be based on weightages of PI, Academic merit, academic diversity, work experience and social diversity.

Important Dates:

Applications Open: 01st March, 2024

Round-1 : 01 March 2024 to 30 April 2024
Round-2* : 01 May 2024 to 30 June 2024

*Round 2 admissions are dependent on the availability of seats.

Applications Close: 30th June, 2024, 11:59 PM 

The submitted application will be reviewed by MDI Gurgaon. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview. Thereafter Offer Letters will be sent accordingly.

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.

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 PGDM (Online) program must possess a minimum of two years’ full-time work experience as on 30th June, 2024, after completion of a Bachelor's degree of admissible duration for the program. Internships and apprenticeships will not be counted.
  • Proficiency in English language

Fee Structure & Payment Schedule

Components Indian Rupees
Tuition fees 5,45,200
Learning material fees 1,00,000
Library fee 68,000
Alumni fee 14,300
IT Infrastructure Fees 40,000
Campus Immersions* 1,00,000
Security deposit (Refundable) 27,500
Total 8,95,000
*Includes costs towards initial induction of 2 days, 5 day immersion and programme closure events of 1 day.
Schedule of payment of fees for PGDM (Online) 2024
Installment month Amount (INR)  
On Acceptance of offer of admission
(Will be intimated in the offer letter)
31st December, 2024 3,95,900  
31st October, 2025 3,54,100  
Total 8,95,000  

Note: Foreign Nationals, NRIs, PIO participants will pay the equivalent amount of program fees in INR.

Participants may choose to visit MDI Gurgaon campus for networking and learning, during the campus immersion. Travel costs will need to be borne by the participants. MDI Gurgaon will only provide boarding and lodging. *

Note: MDI Gurgaon reserves the right to make suitable amendments in the program fee, curriculum, and structure.




Presently the PGDM (Online) 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-two credits.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 tools and softwares. Outbound exercises for an informal interaction among the class and corporate leadership would add to the experience. Simulation exercises from various domains as in marketing, operations etc, will put you into the “decision making” space.

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

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 (approx). 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. The PGDM (Online), 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 shortlisted 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. The offers will be made on a merit basis.