Pondicherry University offers MBA programs in various disciplines. The Management of School was the first B School to be established in the University in 1985 and it has been in the business of developing managers for the society since then. Pondicherry University’s Department of Management Studies (DMS) was the first academic entity that offers 2-year, full-time MBA Programs with specialization in functional areas such as Banking Technology, Tourism, International Business, etc. It is launching a 2-year, full-time MBA program with a specialization in Business Analytics.
For MBA, candidates must have passed Bachelor’s degree in relevant specialization with a minimum of 55% marks. The University takes admission in MBA on the basis of CAT Score. Candidates with valid CAT scores can apply on the University portal. Selected candidates will have to appear for GD/PI round in the University campus.The applicants have to pay the application fee of INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ST) before submitting the application form and INR 600/- (INR 300/- for SC/ST) in case of PG Diploma programme.
Pondicherry University provides full-time MBA programs in 12 different specializations, Ph.D. in 3 specializations and PG Diploma in 1 specialization which has around 540 seats as total intake.
|Course Offered||MBA, Ph.D., PG Diploma|
|Duration||MBA- 2 years|
Ph.D- 3 Years
PG Diploma- 1 Year
|Course Type||Full-Time/ Part-Time|
|Specializations||MBA – 12|
Ph.D. – 3
PG Diploma – 1
|Eligibility Criteria||MBA-Bachelor’s degree|
Ph.D- Master’s Degree
PG Diploma- Graduation Degree
|Selection Criteria||MBA- Entrance Exam|
|Entrance Name||MBA: CAT|
|Admission Link||Click Here|
|CAT Online Registration Date||August 2020|
|CAT Online Registration Last Date||September, 2020|
|CAT Application Form||08 Aug 2020|
|CAT Admit Card||24 Oct – 25 Nov 2020|
|CAT Exam Date||25 Nov 2020|
The fee structure for MBA programme is given below:
|Type of Fee||Total Fee|
|Registration Fee||INR 200|
|Tuition Fee||INR 20,000|
|Total Fee||INR 24,925|
Pondicherry University offers following programs under the School of Management for students with a bachelor’s degree:
|Course Name||Specialization||Total Intake||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Criteria|
|MBA||Insurance Management||45||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50%.||CAT Entrance Exam + Interview|
|Tourism and Travel Management||80|
|Business Analytics||30||Graduate degree in B. Com/ BBA/ BCA/ B.Sc. (Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science) / B. Tech or Master Degree with 50% marks|
|Ph.D.||Operations & System||1||Master’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Management, Production Engineering, Foreign Trade, Operations Research, Public Administration, Tourism, Hospitality, Hospital Management, etc. with a minimum of 55% of marks.||Entrance Exam conducted by University + Interview|
|Banking Technology||9||MBA (Banking Technology)/ MBA (Finance/ Systems)/ Business Finance/ PGDM of IIMs/ equivalent Management Degree with Banking/ Finance specializations/ M.E./ M. Tech. (Computer Science/ Information Technology)/ M.Sc. (Information Technology)/ MCA / M.Sc. (Computer Science)/ other professional degrees like C.A., ICWAI, ACS, CAIIB, etc. with a minimum of 60% of marks|
|Tourism Studies||-||MBA Tourism, MTA, MTM, MA (Tourism), Master's degree in Hospitality Management, M.B.A with a minimum of 55% of marks.|
|International Business||-||MBA in International Business/ MBA in Marketing, , HR, Tourism, Finance, Systems, MIBA, Master’s degree in Foreign Trade or Economics or other relevant streams with at least 55% marks.|
|PG Diploma||Foreign Trade||-||Graduation||Merit-based|
|MBA||Part-Time||40||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks, two years’ work experience and currently working in an organization.||CAT Entrance Test + Interview|
The selection in MBA programme is on the basis of CAT Entrance Examination.
Candidate must have passed Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University/College
The selection in PG Diploma Programme is Merit-Based
Candidates who opt for Ph.D. in management must have passed an MBA or Master’s degree and depend on the relevant field they choose with a minimum of 55%.
The selection in Ph.D programme is on the basis of Entrance Test conducted by University followed by Interview
Note: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 55% to take admission in the Banking Technology course.
The selection for the MBA course is completely based on the CAT exam. Candidates will be shortlisted through CAT score followed by counseling where group discussion and personal interview will be considered.
Tabulated below are the MBA cut-offs of the year 2019 for Pondicherry University:
Read more: Pondicherry University Admission
CAT (Common Admission Test) is the national level management Entrance Exam in India, conducted by one of the older IIM’s on a rotational basis. Around 2.4 lakh candidates register for the exam every year. The notification of the CAT 2020 exam is expected to release on last July 29, 2020. Application Form will be available from the first week of August 2020. Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks can apply for the exam as per CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria.
Below given are CAT Entrance Exam Centers that candidates can check:
Candidate needs to follow the below-given steps in order to get admission in this University:
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College