MBA Admission 2017: GIM Goa

Gayathri | Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:23 AM IST

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa is one of the premier management institute where the learning and placement for both the programmes - PGDM & PGDM (HCM) are excellent.  GIM Goa is a preferred MBA/PGDM destination for CAT 2016 aspirants. Great learning, high placements and comparatively moderate CAT cut offs in the range of 85-90 used in shortlisting for flagship PGDP add to the key strengths of the coveted B-school.

2 years full time PGDM at GIM Goa has consistently been ranked among top management programmes in the country. Goa Institute of Management has been ranked # 12 among private B-schools by The Week and among top 19 by Outlook.

Apart from CAT 2016 scores, GIM will accept XAT 2017, CMAT 2017 and GMAT 2015-16 scores to shortlist candidates for final admission round for PGDM and PGDM (HCM) 2017-19 batch.

The PGDM 2017-19 admission application process at GIM, Goa is open till December 15 for the candidates who have taken CAT 2016 exam and January 3, 2017 for the candidate who take XAT 2017, CMAT 2017 or applying with GMAT scores. With late fee candidates can apply till January 7.

Key Strengths of GIM, Goa

High Placements: Rise in Average salary 
Placement 2016 at GIM Goa has recorded 34% rise in number of recruiters, increasing from 56 to 75 with 21 first time recruiters.

Top recruiters at GIM include HUL Reliance RBS Citibank Ernst Young Britannia Deloitte VIP eClerx Pidilite KPMG Infosys Novartis Verity United Breweries HDFC Cognizant Fidelity JP Morgan Wipro Technologies WCCLG Godrej & Boyce Accenture Tata Motors Millward Brown IMRB Nielsen Blue Ocean IFMR Practo Tata Capital Crisil Axis Bank DE Shaw TCS

Students of Goa Institute of Management have recorded phenomenal 7.5% rise in Average salary in placement 2016. The highest salary has shot up to Rs. 16.5 lakhs and the average salary has risen to Rs.9.40 lakhs.

Low course Fee as compared to other Good B-schools
GIM Goa has a low fee structure as compared to other top B-schools. The two year fee of the PGDM batch 2017-19 programme is Rs.14.98 lakhs which includes Hostel & other charges.

The fee structure for IMT Ghaziabad is Rs. 15 lakhs. MDI Gurgaon has a fee structure of Rs.18.86 lakhs, the fee structure at IMI Delhi is Rs. 15.41 lakhs.

Admission process with low CAT Cut offs
Candidates seeking admission in GIM Goa will be assessed on the basis of their overall scores obtained in the qualifying entrance exam like CAT 2016. If you score around 90 percentile in CAT 2016, you may be shortlisted for final admission round at this coveted B-school.

The shortlist shall be drawn without CAT 2016, XAT 2017, GMAT or CMAT 2017 score, to facilitate interview process in January 2017. Scores shall be incorporated later on. GIM may publish guidance minimum score. Candidates with score below guidance minimum score are unlikely to be selected for admission,

Unique Achiever’s round admission process for bright candidates
GIM has brought key changes in admission process by introducing the Achiever’s round. Sharing the details of Achiever’s round in admission process, Prof Srivastava says, “Last year (2016-18 batch) we introduced Achievers Round , an early interview for candidates with proven Achievement in Academics, co-curricular or career, in Goa, in month of January. Candidates called for Achievers round qualify to apply for a scholarship of Rs. 4 Lac.

This year (2017-19 batch) they added GMAT for resident Indians and a person can apply to GIM based on XAT or CAT or CMAT or GMAT”

For PGDM, a select group of bright candidates shall be invited to Goa for Achiever's round of interview process in January 2017. All other candidates shall be invited for Regular round in the beginning of March 2017 at various interview centres in the country.

For Achiebver’s round, interviews shall be held only in Goa and candidates shortlisted shall be eligible to apply for scholarships.

On the admission process for PGDM (HCM), Prof Srivastava shared “The shortlisting for PGDM-HCM is based on complete profiles.”

Final selection process
The final selection shall be made on objective assessment based on CAT 2016, XAT, GMAT or CMAT score and the leadership assessment based on Individual Assessment in Group Activity - an interaction with peers and evaluators.

Programme offered & Intake 
GIM Goa offers following AICTE approved full time 2 years PGDM programmes –
PGDM- 240 seats; PGDM (Health Care Management) – 60 seats

Last date to apply
Applicants seeking admission to PGDM 2017-19 at GIM Goa must complete and submit the application form latest by the last date on January 3, 2017. Application fee is Rs. 1800/- (without late fee) and Rs.2400/- (with late fee).The fee can be paid through credit/debit card or net banking. To submit application for admission to PGDM 2017-19 at GIM Goa visit