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IIM Calcutta PGDBA 2019

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
Jointly offered by:
IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata
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. PGDBA is a two year full time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Minimum Eligibility criteria for PGDBA:
  • 10+2+4 : Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the BS/B Tech/BE or equivalent Level
  • 10+2+5: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Integrated Masters/B(ARCH)/MBBS or equivalent Level
  • 10+2+3+2: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Masters Level
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, or equivalent.

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, 2018. For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned above. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified above should be submitted by October 31, 2018.

Selection Procedure:
A written test will be held on February 18, 2018 and candidates shortlisted after the written test will be called for personal interviews to be held around April, 2018. The final offer would be made on the basis of performance in the written test and the personal interview. Due consideration will also be given to work experience and academic standing. Cities for written test and personal interviews are: Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

As per the Government of India stipulations for SC/ST/NC-OBC and PWD candidates.

How to Apply

Online application submission will open on : December 07, 2017
Last date of submission of online application : January 14, 2018

Application fee for the PGDBA Programme, 2018-20 Batch, is Rs. 2000/- for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 1000/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories.
Pre-semester module (at IIM Calcutta)
Marketing Management Financial Management
Contemporary Business Analytics Organizational Behaviour
Managerial Communications

Semester I (at ISI, Kolkata)
Stochastic processes and applications Statistical structures in data
Inference Computing for data sciences
Fundamentals of database systems

Semester II (at IIT Kharagpur)
Regression and time series models Foundations of algorithm design and machine learning
Modeling in operations management Elective I
Elective II Elective III
Data Science Laboratory

Semester III (at IIM Calcutta)
Categorical data analysis Business data mining
Business economics Project management
Strategic management Human resource management
Elective IV, V, VI and VII

Semester IV
Industry internship

Semester II: Elective-I
(any one from the following list)
Enabling technologies for data analytics Information retrieval
Cloud computing Complex network

Semester II: Elective-II and III
(any two from the following list)
Optimization and business decision analysis Analytics for ventures / Venture analytics
Product analytics Business accounting and banking analytics
Basics of marketing analytics Business model analytics
Healthcare analytics Supply chain analytics
Conversational analysis Ethical and legal considerations in business analytics

Semester III: Electives
Selected aspects of predictive modelling Econometrics methods with applications in business and economics
Financial risk management Financial statement analysis
Computational finance High frequency finance and news analytics
Analytics in payments Pricing and revenue optimisation

Program Fees

The programme fee for the 2-year programme for the 2018-20 batch is Rs. 20 lakh plus a refundable caution deposit of Rs. 10,000.00.

The fee needs to be paid in four equal installments at the time of registration for each semester. Late payment of fees will incur penalties as per the policy of each Institute.

The fees will cover tuition, on-campus lodging, some books and study materials, examination materials, and laboratory charges, among others. Programme fee will NOT cover mess charges, cost of off-campus lodging and any personal travel expenses.

Financial Assistance/Educational Loan:
There is a provision for need based financial assistance for deserving candidates. Educational loans to admitted participants may be available from banks and other financial institutions.

Important Dates

Online application begins December 07, 2017
Last date of submission of online application January 14, 2018
Online issuance of admit cards January 27, 2018 Onwards
January 31, 2018 Onwards
Written Test February 18, 2018
Announcement of short-listed candidates and sending out call letter for personal interview March 10, 2018
Personal interview of short-listed candidates Last Week of March/First Week of April 2018
Announcement of final offer Middle of April 2018
Closure of admission process Middle of June 2018
Commencement of Programme Third week of June 2018 (Tentative)
Note: Dates mentioned above may change under exceptional force majeure circumstances.

Syllabus for PGDBA Written Test 2018

VERBAL ABILITY: Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences.

LOGICAL REASONING: Logical connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching and sequences.

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA VISUALIZATION: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends).

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).

The duration of the test is 3 hours. Calculator, charts, graph sheets, tables or gadgets are NOT allowed in the examination hall.


PGDBA office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbor Road, Joka
Kolkata - 700104
Email: pgdbaadmissions@iimcal.ac.in
Phone: 033-2467-8300-06 (Extn. 1201, 1202)
Source: iimcal.ac.in

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