IIT Kharagpur PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) Admissions 2016

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur invites applications from eligible candidates for admissions into Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) which is jointly offered by IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta and ISI Kolkata for the academic year 2016-2017.

Program Overview

Students will visit the three institutions – Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Each of the three institutes will focus on a separate area of business analytics, in accordance with its expertise and competence. While coursework at IIM Calcutta will focus on the application of analytics in functional areas, ISI Kolkata will bring to the table its expertise in statistical and machine learning theories for analytics, and faculty at IIT Kharagpur will engage with the technology aspects of analytics. In addition, the students will be required to do an internship of six months duration on an analytics project in a business organization.

Important Dates

Date of advertisement: November 23, 2015
Last date of submission of online application: December 27, 2015
Sending call letter for Written test (email): January 15, 2016
Written Test: February 14, 2016
Announcement of short-listed candidates for personal interview: March 7, 2016
Personal interview for short-listed candidates: March 27-28, 2016
Announcement of final offer: On or before April 15, 2016
Date of admission: June 15, 2016
Commencement of PGDBA program:June 20, 2016


  • A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:
    10+2+4 : Minimum of 60% marks in the BS/BTech/BE or equivalent Level
    10+2+5: Minimum of 60% marks in the Integrated Masters or equivalent Level
    10+2+3+2: Minimum of 60% marks in the Masters Level
  • For SC/ ST and Differently Abled (DA) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55%.
  • Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2016.
  • For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to meeting the 60% for General / OBC category candidates and at least 55% aggregate marks or equivalent for SC/ ST and DA category candidates. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified above should be submitted by October 31, 2016.

Application Procedure

  • Eligible candidates are requested to apply online. Click here to apply online. Self-attested copies of all requested documents should be uploaded.
  • Application fee of Rs.2000/- (Rs.1000/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA categories) has to be paid through the Payment Gateway at IIT Kharagpur’s Online Portal (SBIMOPS) at the time of final submission of application. 
  • Last date of submission of online application: December 27, 2015

Written Test and Personal Interview

A written test will be held on February 14, 2016, to shortlist candidates for personal interviews. Candidates shortlisted after the written test will be called for personal interview to be held in March, 2016. The final offer would be made on the basis of performance in the written test, personal interview, work experience, and academic background.

Syllabus for Written Test

Section A: 
Verbal Ability (Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences) and Logical Reasoning

Section B:
(i) Data Interpretation: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends)
(ii) Quantitative Aptitude: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices) Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections) Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances) Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).

Cities for Written Test and Personal Interview

Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai

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