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04 January 2017, 12:25   Report Abuse

Veronika Rao

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One must understand that there is not so much difference between an MBA and PGDM in India. They both share equal market value if done from a reputed management institutes in India. However the question comes in mind which program has more value if one is planning to take up job opportunities abroad.

All of the UGC of India has declared that PGDM as equivalent to MBA degree and the management colleges are recognized by AICTE.

MBA is the degree, whereas PGDM is the diploma and matters only in the govt job. If someone wants to apply for govt job he/she should have a degree otherwise if you are getting admission in the top college for PGDM then it is better than MBA.

Let us take a college like Great lakes Institute of Management, it provides PGDM course which is taken through CAT or MAT. In this example the PGDM is more valuable. 

An MBA equivalent PGDM Course is ideal for:

  • Business people looking to gain additional skills.
  • Managers aspiring to executive and leadership positions.
  • High level executives who are looking for a qualification to accompany their experience as a manager/leader.

A Full time MBA in India is ideal for:

  • People who wish to build specialised skills and focus on one particular field.
  • Recent graduates with little hands on business experience.
  • Students who are more oriented towards theory and interested in performing extensive research in a chosen field.

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10 January 2017, 12:50  

Anjana Krishnan

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However, the fact is that the industry treats MBA and PGDM graduates in an equal manner. Even in the global job industry, same treatment is given to MBA and PGDM graduates.  In fact, the industry is concerned more with the skill set of the students rather than the degree. Hence doing either MBA or PGDM will have the same impact on your career. Your starting salary will depend more on the reputation and brand name of your college/business school and not on the degree name. Hence you must carefully choose your college/business school if you want to pursue an MBA or PGDM.

20 January 2017, 08:44  

Veronika Rao

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Sure Anjana, one must carefully choose his/her management school and particular field of study if he/she want to pursue an MBA or PGDM.

10 June 2017, 22:17  


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You should be careful in using abbreviations or jargons when posting. Not everyone is well versed in review what something stands for. I think an MBA degree should be preferred as it makes you a generalist

05 July 2017, 11:27  


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The main reason why postgraduate courses are named as PGDM is because when an Institute is an autonomous body (not affiliated to any University) and conducts management courses, then such Institutes cannot offer MBA degree. Even IIMs, XLRI's doesn't offer MBA degrees; they only give PGP Diploma. 3d printing chennai kolkata bengalore delhi india

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