Post Graduate Diploma in Management - International Business (PGDM-IB)

Applicants must have a COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT 2021) or a valid GMAT score to be eligible for admission to the PGDM, PGDM-HRM, PGPM-IB programs of MDI Gurgaon and PGDM program of MDI Murshidabad. Applicants with both scores should clearly specify which one they wish to be considered. Only one of the two scores shall be considered in the selection process.

Important Dates
Starting Date for CAT 2021 Registration: August 04, 2021
Closing Date for CAT 2021 Registration: September 22, 2021
Starting Date for MDI Online Application: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Closing Date for MDI Online Application: Friday, November 26, 2021
Common Admission Test Date: November 28, 2021
Relevant GMAT dates are available on the GMAC website.

Application Process

  • The combined online application form for MDI Gurgaon (PGDM/PGDM-HRM/PGDM-IB) & MDI Murshidabad (PGDM) shall be available on the MDI website with necessary instructions.
  • Online registration will be open till Friday, November 26, 2021, 17:00 hrs.
  • Candidates have to make an online payment of Rs. 3000 (Rupees three thousand only) inclusive of 18% GST irrespective of the number of programmes they apply for.
  • Candidates applying for both MDI-G and MDI-M have to make an online payment of Rs. 3590 (Rupees three thousand five hundred ninety only) inclusive of 18% GST.
  • NRI Candidates for MDI Gurgaon and Foreign Nationals/ Gulf Quota/ OCI candidates for MDI Murshidabad will have to make an online payment of Rs. 8496 (Rupees eight thousand four hundred ninety six only) inclusive of 18% GST.

Note: There is a single unified application form for all programmes. Applicants need to tick on relevant programme(s) (PGDM/PGDM-HRM/PGDM-IB) they wish to apply for..  


Eligibility Criteria

  • * Candidates must have 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in both class X and XII .
  • * The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 4 years’ duration) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline from any University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared as deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • The candidate must have minimum of 1 year (one year) post-qualification work experience as on 31st December 2021 after completing 4-year’s Bachelor’s degree
  • PGDM – IB is a twining programme in collaboration with ESCP Europe. On successful completion of PGDM – IB, student will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Management-International Business (PGDM-IB) from MDI Gurgaon and MiM (Masters in Management) from ESCP Europe.

*The basis for computing the percentage obtained by the candidate would be based on the practice followed by the university/ institution/board from where the candidate has obtained the degree/certificate. In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/ institution/board from where they have obtained bachelor’s degree/certificate. In case the university/ institution /board does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by MDI by dividing obtained CGPA(X) with the maximum CGPA(Y) and multiplying fraction so obtained by 100 (Z). e.g. (X)/(Y))*100.

Selection Process

Shortlisting of candidates for the selection process will be done on the basis of the details provided in the application form and their CAT or GMAT scores. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process between February and April 2022 at a center in one of the following cities: Bangalore, Gurugram, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. Centers other than Gurugram are tentative. The selection process may also be conducted online through zoom for which the intimation will be given to the short-listed candidates in advance.

The final selection of the candidates will be based on weightages of CAT-2021/valid GMAT score, PI, Academic merit, academic diversity, work experience and social diversity etc.

Proces for NRI Applicants

Government of India (GOI) rules will be followed related to admission of these categories of candidates. GOI guidelines will be applicable in determining the status of applicants. Candidates have to make an online payment of Rs.8496 (Rupees eight thousand four hundred ninety-six only) inclusive of 18% GST using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking.

FEE Structure & Payment Schedule

Successful candidates will be intimated of their final selection in April-May 2022. The fees and schedule of payment details are given below:

Fee and Other Expenses for PGDM-IB 2022- 2024
Nomenclature of Fees 1st & 2nd Year (Combined)
Tuition Fees Rs 24,20,000
Boarding Charges Rs 70,400
Lodging Charges Rs 85,800
Learning Material Fees Rs 55,000
Students Activities Rs 33,000
Library Fee Rs 44,000
Alumni Fee Rs 14,300
Security Deposit* Rs 27,500
Total Rs 27,50,000
Grand Total of Two Year Rs 27,50,000
Tuition fee and other charges for NRI Students (excluding boarding and lodging expenses which are payable in INR) US $ 1,10,000
Grand total of Two year for NRI students US $1,10,000

Schedule of Payments for PGDM-IB (Subject to revision)
Installment month General candidates (Amount in INR) NRI (Amount in US$)
At the time of admissions (April/May-2022) 6,00,000 44,000
September-2022 10,75,000 33,000
Early December-2022 10,75,000 33,000
Total INR 27,50,000 US$ 1,10,000


  • Students do not have to pay any tuition fee at ESCP Europe location, if they finish their academic requirements in one year. However, students have to bear visa fee, visa assistance fee, social security, travelcost, daily living cost, lodging & boarding, purchase of books and learning material at ESCP Europe.
  • Students must be covered for health insurance (medical costs, hospitali-zation) and personal insurance (civilliability, individual accident, repatria-tion) for their entire duration of their exchange at ESCP Europe.
  • ESCP Europe will assist students by providing information about the availability of accommodation. However, students will have to make final arrangements on their own. Cost of stay in Europe is approximately Eu-ros 800-1000 per month.

Note: MDI reserves the right to enhance fee and other charges at any point of time during the Academic Year. Due notice would be given, while making such changes.