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IIT Kharagpur MBA Admissions 2019, Application, Eligibility, Dates

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IIT Kharagpur MBA Admissions 2019 Vinod Gupta School of Management

IIT Kharagpur MBA Admissions 2019 - Applications are invited by Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for admission to 2 years full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program for the session 2019.

Interested & eligible candidates can apply for VGSOM-IIT Kharagpur MBA Program here, to be eligible to participate in the admission process of VGSOM-IIT Kharagpur.


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The MBA Program Details

  • The flagship program of the school leads to the degree of Master of Business Administration from IIT Kharagpur. This is a full-time four-semester (2-year) residential program for graduate engineers and master's degree holder in science, economics, and commerce, intending to pursue management career in India or abroad.
  • MBA Curriculum has evolved to be among the best in the country combining the traditional strengths of IIT in technical education with modern management philosophy


Duration of Program

  • The duration of MBA Program is 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Total quantum of coursework required to earn the MBA degree through VGSoM = 89 to 93 credits.


Important Dates for IIT Kharagpur MBA Admissions 2019

  • CAT 2018 Result Announcement Second Week of January 2019
  • Online Submission of Application Form begins on: Next day after CAT 2018 result declaration
  • Last Date of Online Application Form: 27th January 2019 (Sunday), 11:59 PM
  • WAT & Personal Interview Delhi: 22-24 February, 2019
  • Hyderabad: 09-10 March 2019
  • Mumbai: 15-17 March 2019
  • Kolkata: 23-24 March 2019
  • Bengaluru: 5-7 April 2019
  • Declaration of Admission Results: 29th April 2019 (Monday)


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants seeking admission to the MBA Programme of the Institute should have Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Science, Economics or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor's level)* with the following criteria:
  • A candidate must have any of the following:
  • A Bachelor’s degree of minimum 4-year duration in engineering, technology, pharmacy, medicine, or similar disciplines; OR
  • Master’s degree in Science/Economics/Commerce (with Mathematics or


Statistics at Bachelor’s level); with:

  • GE/NC-OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (or CGPA of 6.5 on a 10-point scale)
  • SC/ST/PwD: Minimum of 55% marks (or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-point scale)
  • For both the above cases, if the CGPA is on a different scale than 10.0, he eligibility of the Applicants will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above
  • Applicants appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree /equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply
  • However, if selected, the admission of such Applicants to the program will be provisional, only if (s)he submits a certificate latest by May 31, 2019 from the competent authorities of his/her university/college/institute (issued on or before May 31, 2019) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
  • Applicants belonging to PwD category seeking admission to MBA are required to appear before a medical board on or before October 31, 2019 at IIT Kharagpur. The decision of the Medical Board is final and becomes binding to the candidate.


Selection Process for IIT Kharagpur MBA Admissions 2019

  • The selection of Applicants for admission to the 2019-2021 batch of MBA at VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur is a two-step process. First, the Applicants who have applied successfully to the program are shortlisted for Written Aptitude Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI). Secondly, the Applicants who have been selected through the WAT-PI process are offered final admission to MBA on the basis of a cumulative performance score based on application rating and performance in WAT-PI.


Short-listing for WAT-PI

  • In the first step, the Applicants who have successfully applied to VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur through proper process and fulfil the minimum academic eligibility criteria are short-listed for WAT-PI on the basis of CAT 2018 score, past academic performance, and other criteria, if applicable, as mentioned below.
  • The Applicants must have the minimum CAT 2018 percentile as following for being considered:


Minimum CAT-2018 Percentile for shortlisting

  • General - 90
  • NC-OBC - 80
  • SC - 75
  • ST - 75
  • PwD -75
  • An applicant belonging to overseas category (non-domestic candidate) is required to apply with a valid GMAT® (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) instead of CAT score, and should have a total scaled score of at least 750 for being considered for shortlisting.
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) performance will be converted into ‘marks percentage’ as shown below:
  • Marks Percentage = 60 + (40/3.5) x [(CGPA obtained / Total CGPA) x 10– 6.5]


How to Apply?

  • After taking the CAT 2018 examination, domestic Applicants seeking admission to the MBA programme must complete the following procedure:
  • Step 1: Complete the online application form available at the ERP portal of IIT Kharagpur, accessible through www.som.iitkgp.ac.in
  • The application form must be completed in all respects. Any incomplete form will automatically be rejected from further consideration.
  • Step 2: While submitting the online application form, make a payment for application fee (Rs.1600 for General & NC-OBC Applicants and Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD)
  • Female Applicants will be charged the same level of application fee as paid by male Applicants of respective category.
  • Applicants who would apply to the MBA program of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur and would be shortlisted for WAT-PI process shall be intimated via email in due course of time.


Declaration of Results for Final Admission:

  • The tentative date of declaration of results for final admission is: 29th April, 2019 (Monday). Applicants would be required to log in to the application portal mentioned in Step 1 to find out the status of their application.


IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) (Vinod Gupta School of Management), VGSOM IIT Khargarpur, Email: bd@vgsom.iitkgp.ernet.in, Phone No.: 03222-283888, Website www.som.iitkgp.ernet.in