ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta PG Diploma in Business Analytics 2020 admissions

Interested to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) for the academic year 2020? This article provides complete information on the PGDBA program offered by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta, including course fees, eligibility, selection process, syllabus, application and fees, test centers and important dates.

Post graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, also known as PGDBA, is a program offered jointly by 3 main institutes of India like Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta. Based on their expertise as well as competence, the above mentioned three institutes are focusing on different areas of Business Analytics. Let's see their areas one by one.

  1. IIM Calcutta : Application of analytics in functional areas
  2. ISI : Statistical and machine learning theories for Analytics
  3. IIT Kharagpur : Technology aspects of Analytics

Excellent placement opportunities are waiting for you. So don't miss this chance to join the PGDBA program. The full details of this program are mentioned below.

PGDBA fees

The fees for this 2 year PGDBA program 2020 is Rs 24 lakhs. This includes the tuition, some books and study materials, on-campus lodging, examination materials, and laboratory charges. But it won't cover any food-related expenses, caution money, lodging as well as any travel expenses they need to visit any industrial location as part of their study.

Program calendar

  • Orientation program - IIM Calcutta : 15 - 19 June 2020
  • Pre-semester module - IIM Calcutta: 22 June - 31 July 2020
  • Semester I - ISI : 01 August - 18 December 2020
  • Semester II- IIT Khagrapur : 01 January - 10 May 2021
  • Semester III - IIM Calcutta: 07 June - 30 September 2021
  • Semester IV - Industry Internship : 01 October 2021 - 30 April 2022

Note: To know more about tentative course list, please visit official website.


Candidates who have a minimum 60% marks in 10+2+4/10+2+5/10+2+3+2 or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the qualifying B. Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M. Com or equivalent degrees are eligible to apply for Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics 2020. For SC/ST/PwD candidates they need only 55% minimum marks or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale

Are final year students eligible to apply for PGDBA 2020 offered by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta?

Yes, but they must complete the academic requirements and appear for the final exam by 31 May 2020. Also, their admission will be provisional subject to submitting of the final degree mark-list by 31 October 2020.

Where to apply?

Candidates who wish to apply for PGDBA 2020 offered by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta should apply online in the official website mentioned as

Application fees

  • General candidates: Rs 2000/-
  • SC/ST/PwD candidates: Rs 1000/-

How to pay the application fees ?

The application fees should be paid online by using Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking. For future references, it will be good if you can keep a print out of the transaction details.

Selection process

The candidates for the PGDBA batch 2020 will be selected on the following criteria like written test, personal interview(PI), points for class X and Xll marks and finally work experience.


The questions will be from Verbal Ability(15 questions), Logical Reasoning(5 questions), Data Interpretation and Data Visualization(5 questions) and Quantitative Aptitude(25 questions).
  • Verbal Ability: Grammar/correction of sentences, Reading & Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning : Logical connectives, Matching and sequences, Statements and Conclusions
  • Data Interpretation And Data Visualization: Data driven questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude : Sets, Euclidean Geometry, Combinatorics, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry , Trigonometry , Calculus

PGDBA computer-based test(CBT) 2020

This will be a 3-hour duration test that consists of multiple-choice questions. There will be a total of 50 questions that carry 150 marks. For each correctly answered question, you will get 3 marks and for each wrong answer there will be -1 mark each.

List of cities for computer based test

  • Amritsar
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Coimbatore
  • Chennai
  • Chandigarh
  • Cochin
  • Dhanbad
  • Durgapur
  • Dehradun
  • Gwalior
  • Guwahati
  • Indore
  • Hyderabad
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Lucknow
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Nashik
  • Noida
  • Pune
  • Patna
  • Roorkee
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Siliguri
  • Shillong
  • Trivandrum
  • Tezpur
  • Visakhapattanam

Note: You are not allowed to take the following items like charts, tables, books, mobile phones, calculators, digital diaries, graph sheets or even computing devices in the examination hall.

List of cities for personal interview

  • Bangalore
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

Important dates

  • Start date for online application : 3 December 2019
  • Last date for submitting online application : 6 January 2020
  • Date of issuing admit cards(online): 31 January 2020
  • Date and time of admission test: 16 February 2020, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Communication date to the candidates for personal interview : 6 March 2020
  • Personal interview date for short-listed candidates : 28, 29 March 2020
  • Date of announcing final offer : On or before 15 April 2020
  • Date of closing admission process: 8 June 2020
  • Date of commencing PGDBA program: 15 June 2020

Contact infromation

  • Mr. Bijan Barman
    Dean's Office
    Indian Statistical Institute
    203 B.T. Road
    Kolkata 700108
    Phone: 033-25752520 / 25752521

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