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Applications open for PGD in Business Analytics jointly offered by IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta and ISI Calcutta

Name of College:   ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta

Admission of Program: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Date of Publication of Notice/Issuing of Application:   12/3/2018

Last Date of Submission of Application Form:   1/10/2019

Eligibility Criteria :

A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:10+2+4/10+2+5/10+2+3+2 with a Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e. B. Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M.Com or equivalent). For SC/ ST and Person with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55% or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale. The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks, even if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript. If the CGPA is on a different scale other than 10, the eligibility of the candidates will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above. 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, 2019.

Description :

PGDBA Admission 2019: The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter disciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.

Last date to apply is Jan 10, 2019.

Students will visit the three institutions & ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM 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 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. The programme being residential, each institute will make suitable arrangements for hostel accommodation for the students.

Criteria for final selection to PGDBA (Batch 2019-21)

A candidate's final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table1, which indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection to PGDBA for the batch 2019-21. 

Table 1: Criteria and weights for final selection to PGDBA
Criterion Weights
Written Test 40
Personal interview (PI) 40
Points for Class X marks (Details shown in Table 2) 07
Points for Class XII marks (Details shown in Table 2) 07
Work experience (Details shown in Table 3) 06
Total 100

Click for Table 2 & 3

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.
Reservation Policy: As per Government of India stipulations for SC/ST/OBC (NCL) and Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates. In case of OBC-NCL, the certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2018.

Selection Procedure :

A candidate's final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table1, which indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection to PGDBA for the batch 2019-21.

Application Fee : 2000/ for others & 1000/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories

How to Apply :

Eligible candidates are requested to apply online: http://www.pgdba.iitkgp.ac.in/How_To_Apply.html

Website Link : http://www.pgdba.iitkgp.ac.in/How_To_Apply.html


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