PGDM and MBA admissions 2017 in Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM)

Do you want to pursue a PGDM/MBA degree in one of the best management institutes in Tamil Nadu? PGDM and MBA admissions for the year 2017 are open in Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM). Have a look into this article to get the 2017 admission process and guidelines to apply for PGDM and MBA degree in Thiagarajar School of Management.

About Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM)

Thiagarajar School of Management was started in the year 1962 by Shri Karumuttu Thiagarajar Chettiar, a great philanthropist and industrialist. TSM is a co-education, autonomous institution and it offers PGDM and MBA programmes. The main of TSM is to provide professional education to the students who are passionate to shape their career with managerial skills. All the programmes offered in the college are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP).

Thiagarajar School of Management is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified institution and is also one of the oldest B-Schools in Tamil Nadu. TSM is ranked 1st among the private B-Schools in South India and 4th in South India after IIMs- B/K/T. The institution holds 15th rank in Pan India and 9th rank in Pan India faculty and infrastructure, as per the NIRF (Ministry of HRD) Ranking 2016.

2017 Admission Process in TSM

To pursue a degree in PGDM or MBA from Thiagarajar School of Management, candidates are requested to follow the below mentioned admission process and guidelines

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates who have a graduate degree in any discipline and those who will be graduating by May 2017 can apply for TSM

  • TSM shortlists the candidates for the post graduate management programmes based on the marks scored in CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT

  • TSM admits the candidates after evaluating the performance of the candidates during Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) conducted by TSM

Note: If the admitted candidate has any standing arrears in UG programme, then he/she must clear all the arrears before 31 July 2017. Failure in clearing the arrears will lead to the cancellation of the admission of the candidate.

Eligibility cut-offs for applying at TSM

TSM considers the test scores in CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT in May 2016 or later. Candidates who have taken more than one test are required to provide all the test scores.

TSM selects the candidates based on the cut-offs scored by the candidate in the National level aptitude test. Both the male and the female candidates must have scored the eligible cut-off marks in any of the below mentioned tests to apply at TSM.

Male Candidates: CAT- 60*, MAT- 70*, XAT- 60*, CMAT-70*
Female Candidates: CAT- 55*, MAT- 65*, XAT- 55*, CMAT-65*

Note: TSM may relax the cut-offs for the candidates who have secured consisted first division scores in class X, XII and graduation.

How to apply

Candidates who wish to take a PGDM or MBA degree in TSM can apply through any of the below mentioned ways
  • Candidates can apply for PGDM and MBA admission in online by filling the online application form

  • Candidates can download the application form and information brochure from "Apply Admission 2017' and 'Download Brochure' page mentioned under the Admission tab in or can buy the application form along with brochure in person at TSM campus by paying a cash amount of Rs 600/-

  • Candidates who have downloaded the application form from TSM website must pay the application fees by purchasing a demand draft for Rs 600/- in favor of "Thiagarajar School of Management" payable at Madurai.

    Note: While filling the application form, candidates can select either PGDM or MBA or both depending upon their choice in the application form. No additional fee is required for the candidates who wish to apply for both PGDM and MBA programmes.

  • Candidates must send their duly filled application forms along with the Demand Draft through courier or registered post to "The Admissions Office, Thiagarajar School of Management, Pamban Swamy Nagar, Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625005".

    Note: Candidates who have purchased the form in TSM campus by paying Rs. 600/- are not required to purchase a DD

Centres for GD/PI

After submission of the application form, TSM will shortlist the candidates based on the eligibility and selection criteria and will conduct the Group Discussion and Personal Interview at the below mentioned location for the shortlisted candidates.

Interview Location: Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Guwahati, Vizag and Madurai

TSM will provide the interview location based on the order of preference of venue filled by the candidate in the application form.

Important Dates

Last date to submit the application form: 11.02.2017
GD/ PI/WAT: From 4th week of February 2017
Intimation of Selection: 4th week of March 2017
Payment of first instalment: 4th week of April 2017
Orientation programmes and foundation classes will commence on June 2017 for PGDM programme and July 2017 for MBA programme

Contact Details

For admission related queries, candidates are requested to contact
Address: Thiagarajar School of Management, Pamban Swamy Nagar, Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625005
Dr. Manjula (Chairperson- Admissions) - 9894656546
Ms. Renuka – 9585957366
Mr. Senthil – 9655500925/9442334725

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