|Author: Kailash Kumar 03 Aug 2016 Member Level: Platinum Points : 4 (Rs 4) Voting Score: 0|
The expanded form of MBA is 'Master of Business Administration' and that of PGDBA is 'Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. These programs are treated as equivalent.
IIM, Ahmedabad offers PGM i.e. Post-Graduate Programme in Management. The IIMs are not conventional universities recognised by the University Grant Commission to award degrees. Instead, the IIMs are autonomous bodies and exercise independent control over its day-to-day operations.
The reputation of any management program is based on the quality of education, faculty, campus placement facility etc. Nobody asks if the PGM program offered by the IIM, Ahmedabad is a degree or diploma provided the student is able to get admission in the same and complete the program.
In my opinion, the author should try his best to get admission in the best possible management institution instead of going into the details of the expanded forms of the degrees or diplomas awarded by them.
According to the rankings released by the MHRD, the top 10 management institutes in India are -
Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
International Management Institute, New Delhi
Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Presently there are total 20 IIMs in India and for admission in the same CAT 2016 has been announced, the registration of which will commence on 08.08.2016. Many other non-IIM institutes also use CAT score for taking admission decisions.
Regarding other private management institutes also, their ranking may be considered instead of the degree or diploma awarded by them.
|Author: Sheo Shankar Jha 04 Aug 2016 Member Level: Gold Points : 4 (Rs 4) Voting Score: 0|
PGDM means a post - graduate diploma in management and the same is awarded in IIM at different locations where as MBA is a master in business management. In the absolute meaning, there is no difference between the two.
These days, Management - institutes have mushroomed and in case of improper selection of such institutes, one may remain in nowhere - what to talk of quality education. This point is especially relevant to the institutes providing the distance education degrees.
In regard to your query which is the best option to acquire a MBA degree. I would say that you should appear for the CAT test and by securing a high percentile, grab a seat in IIM Ahemadabad. In that way, you would secure a prestigious job and maintain a high profile.
Symbosis is a well known institute imparting management degree through distance mode and the same can be persued in the event of having a regular job. The management degree provided by the Symbosis would be an added qualification and in due course you would reap its benifit.
Summing up the benifits, PGDM offered by IIM is unparallel and if possible think of it.