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MBA/ PGDM Admission Process & Eligibility Criteria for Compartment Students

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: July 15, 2022 04:26 pm IST

Learn about the eligibility criteria for MBA and PGDM admissions for students with a compartment at the undergraduate level here. Also, check the alternate options that you can consider in case you wish to pursue MBA or PGDM for professional growth and advancement of career.

MBA/ PGDM Admission for Compartment Students

Since MBA is one of the most sought-after and regarded courses in the country and in the world, every graduate, for once, may think of pursuing it to give a push to his or her professional career. While there are students who make it to the MBA colleges on the basis of their performance at the undergraduate level as well as in the entrance exams, there are others who think they cannot pursue it because they have been unable to clear all the UG level exams at the college or university level.

A common question that comes up in the minds of a lot of people is - Am I eligible to get admission in MBA/PGDM with compartment? In this article, we are going to talk about the eligibility conditions for MBA courses for students with a compartment or those who have not been able to clear all the undergraduate exams or has a ‘back’ in a few subjects.

MBA/PGDM Eligibility Criteria for Compartment Students

Candidates who are interested in pursuing an MBA course shall have cleared all the exams at the UG level and should have an aggregate of at least 50% in all the subjects. This percentage criteria, however, may differ from college to college or university to university that offers MBA admissions. It is advisable to check the detailed eligibility criteria of each of the college that you are targeting well in advance.

MBA/PGDM Admission Process for Compartment Students

Additionally, it is important to note that if you are sure of pursuing MBA from a regular college in India or anywhere else in the world, you can apply for MBA entrance exams on the basis of the colleges that you wish to target. Some popular MBA entrance exams in India are CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA etc. Even if you qualify in the MBA entrance exam, you will be offered confirmed admission only after you clear your compartment exams, else your admission will be void. Some colleges even roll out conditional admission offer letters which clearly state that the candidate must submit his/her qualification proofs, mark sheets and provisional letters by a certain date, after which their admission is confirmed. Hence, a student with a compartment at the UG level will have to first clear the exams and only then, he/she will be able to pursue the MBA or PGDM course at any regular college. If you wish to learn about the difference between PGDM and MBA course, please check here.

Alternative Options for Candidates with Compartment

In a case, where you are not able to clear your compartment exams and still wish to pursue an MBA, you can do so, but not from a regular college. Check out some alternative options for MBA and PGDM for compartment students below:

1. Distance MBA/ PGDM Courses:

Distance learning MBA and PGDM courses are a good option in this case. There are many distance education universities and colleges in India that offer MBA and PGDM courses where a candidate can also opt for an area of specialization. The fees for distance MBA colleges in India is also affordable and it can give you the advantage of working side-by-side. Check complete details of distance MBA here.

2. Online MBA/ PGDM Courses:

With so many technological advancements happening all around us, education and learning are no longer limited to classrooms. Anyone who wishes to seek knowledge about something and everything can do so at the ease of a click. There are many online MBA and PGDM courses that are available on offer from good management schools across the country and on other ed-tech learning platforms which you can explore if you really wish to do an MBA/PGDM to enhance your career prospects. Learn more about the best online MBA and PGDM courses here.

Also Read: What is Better: MBA Distance Learning or Online MBA or Regular MBA?

Also, since age is no bar in case of pursuing MBA courses, it is advisable you clear your compartment exams first and then focus on taking on another degree course such as MBA and PGDM.

Top Colleges Offering Distance MBA in India

The table provided below contains the list of some well know MBA Colleges in India that offers distance education. You can apply to these colleges by filling our Common Application Form.



Chandigarh University

INR 28,900

Graphic Era University (GEU), Dehradun

INR 20,000

SRM Institute Of Science And Technology

INR 30,000

University Of Petroleum And Energy Studies

INR 72,500

Jagannath University

INR 27,000

All India Management Association (AIMA), Delhi

INR 70,500

Amity University, Noida

INR 1,19,000


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