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

Applicants must have a COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT 2022) or a valid GMAT score to be eligible for admission to the PGDM, PGDM-HRM, PGPM-IB programmes of MDI Gurgaon. Applicants can apply only on the basis of either of the CAT-2022 or their valid GMAT score. Applicant applying with both the tests either in the same application or in multiple applications, will not be considered for further admission process.

Important Dates
Starting Date for CAT 2022 Registration: August 03, 2022
Closing Date for CAT 2022 Registration: September 14, 2022
Starting Date for MDI Online Application: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Closing Date for MDI Online Application: Friday, November 25, 2022 (upto 5:00 PM)
Common Admission Test Date: November 27, 2022
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 25, 2022, 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

  • At least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in both class X and XII.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 3 years for PGDM and PGDM-HRM; Minimum 4 years for PGDM-IB), with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline from any University recognized by the AICTE/AIU/ Ministry of HRD, Government of India1.
  • Candidates appearing for the final examination for the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent examination) and completing all requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree by 30th June, 2023 can also apply to the PGDM and PGDM-HRM programmes, subject to furnishing evidence to that effect latest by 1st October, 2023.
  • Applicants to the PGDM-IB programme must possess a minimum of 1 year (one year) work experience as on 31st December  2022, after completion of a Bachelor’s degree of admissible duration for the programme.

*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 GDPI 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 Group Discussion and Personal Interviews between February and April 2023 at a center in one of the following cities: Bangalore, Gurugram, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. Centers other than Gurugram are tentative. The GDPI 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-2022/ valid GMAT score, PI, Academic merit, academic diversity, work experience and social diversity.

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 2023. The fees and schedule of payment details are given below:

Fee and Other Expenses for PGDM-IB 2023- 2025 (Subject to revision)
Nomenclature of Fees 1st & 2nd Year (Combined)
Tuition Fees Rs 24,70,400
Boarding Charges Rs 72,500
Lodging Charges Rs 89,500
Learning Material Fees Rs 65,000
Students Activities Rs 33,000
Library Fee Rs 44,000
Alumni Fee Rs 14,300
Security Deposit* Rs 27,500
Total Rs 28,16,200
Grand Total of Two Year Rs 28,16,200
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$)
At the time of admissions (In April till July 2023) 6,00,000 44,000
25th October, 2023 to 10th November, 2023 12,81,000 33,000
15th December, 2023 to 30th December, 2023 9,35,200 33,000
Total INR 28,16,200 US$ 1,10,000

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  • 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, hospitalization) and personal insurance (civilliability, individual accident, repatriation) 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 Euros 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.

MDI uses CAT/valid GMAT score for shortlisting the candidates for its programmes. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in conducting the programme.