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FAQs

Degree Information

What is PGDM?

PGDM - Post Graduate Diploma in Management is a master’s degree 2-year full-time program offered by VESIM. The program is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and awarded ‘A’ grade by DTE, Government of Maharashtra. It has also received an equivalence to an MBA offered from an Indian University by AIU. This program has received NBA accreditation for academic years 2016-2019. The institute has applied for further continuation to NBA Accreditation.


What are the specializations offered in PGDM?

VESIM offers PGDM in the following specializations:
  • Business Analytics
  • Banking and Finance along with Financial Analytics
  • Marketing along with Marketing Analytics
  • Human Resources (HR) with HR Analytics

What is the student intake for PGDM?

The student intake is 60. It has been proposed to further increase the intake by another 60 seats.


How is the PGDM Course in VESIM different from other Institutes?
  • VESIM’s PGDM course is a trimester-based program. Unlike other PGDM programs, the core specialization is taught from the first day. Thus, students gain an in-depth understanding in their area of specialization.
  • PGDM program delivers core specialization on SAS platform. SAS is the advanced software in Business Analytics. The software is used by a majority of the fortune 500 organizations, leading banks, government organizations, political organizations, and NGOs for data analysis, as well as decision-making.
  • The curriculum is reviewed and updated regularly by the Board of Studies. The board consists of industry professionals, alumni, and academics.
  • We follow a progressive teaching pedagogy like case studies, projects, group discussions, lectures, and seminars. We also invite guest speakers from industry and government to help students find their footing in the industry.
  • VESIM’s high-calibre core faculty is comprised of 30 plus full-time faculty members, many of whom are Ph.D holders from reputed institutes. Additionally, students and faculty members are motivated by distinguished subject matter experts, who are associated with us as visiting and adjunct faculty.
  • Every subject is taught through live projects. Students are encouraged to engage in live projects to gain practical learning experience and understand the workings of the industry.
  • The internship program of VESIM is organized in two phases– the Summer Internship after completion of the first year for 2 months, and Management Internship Project, which is for 3 months.
  • Program inculcates the concept of Super-Specialization like an Honors degree wherein students undergo in-depth study in one of the four chosen specialization of Business Analytics, Banking & Finance, Marketing, and HR.
  • Students get a chance to practice their analytical concepts at the fully-equipped Analytics Laboratory
  • There is a forum for Business Analytics to share ideas in the field
  • There is a Department of Innovation & Research that introduces new research in their field.

What innovative pedagogic approaches make VESIM one of the best business schools in Mumbai?
  • The Institute has adopted a flip classroom concept, which concentrates on two levels of learning: self-learning and self-management.
  • The academic curriculum is a healthy mix of practical learning and skill development. From the first day, students gain exposure to various skill development sessions such as communication, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurial orientation, and sustainability.
  • VESIM faculty employ a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case study, team projects, problem sets, presentations, company visits, etc. Also, students receive Alumni & Industry experts guidance, and guest speakers along with other theoretical and applied teaching methods. The teaching method used in a class is the choice of the individual professor, and is chosen to best facilitate learning for that subject matter.
  • Students are assessed through a meticulous monitoring system of tests, mid-term, and trimester-end examination to ensure their academic excellence.
  • VESIM organizes various knowledge building events throughout the year. All these events are organized and conducted by students. This helps them sharpen their decision-making and managerial capabilities.
  • Global immersion and social immersion are the core focus of VESIM’s PGDM program.
  • VESIM has signed three MoU with International Universities - Oklahoma State University, USA; EUDE B-School, Spain; and Synergy University, Moscow. It is for student and faculty exchange.
  • The concept of social immersion is materialized through various community immersion programs, such as blood donation camps, awareness creation events, selling for a course, and Yuva for Seva (the well-known community immersion program).

What type of Internship experiences do PGDM students get?

The internship offers an intensive learning experience to a student. They receive an on-the-job training and corporate internships at various reputed organizations. This helps student’s gain experience of working in a business organization, while grasping curriculum related information. Student internships are generally offered for a period of 2 months as part of their Summer Internship Program and they also undertake a Management Internship Program of 3 months.

The Institute and Campus

What is the genesis of VES Institute of Management?

Late Shri Hashu Advani, a visionary, chose education field to build a strong nation. He felt that educated youth, with high moral values, can only build a strong nation. This thinking led to the formation of Vivekanand Education Society (VES) in the year 1962. Today, the society runs 21 educational Institutions offering courses from Pre-primary to Ph.D. Since 1994, VESIM has been quietly contributing to the growth of Indian Corporate World by providing professionals for industry requirements.


How is VESIM rated by various agencies?
  • Ranked among Top B-Schools by Business Today
  • ‘A’ Grade awarded by Govt. of Maharashtra – DTE
  • Best Business School awarded by ABP News
  • Best Emerging Institute in Management Awarded by DNA
  • B-School with Industry related Curriculum in Business Analytics by World Education Congress
  • Rating AA+ by Careers360
  • Rating A7 by Business Standard
  • Certificate of Excellence & ‘A’ Grade awarded by Chronicle
  • Ranked 9th in West Zone by Silicon India
  • Ranked 14th by Business Barons
  • Ranked 14th in Top B-Schools of Excellence by Competition Success Review
  • Ranked in Top 100 B-School in India by Dalal Street Investment Journal
  • Recognized by University of Mumbai
  • Approved by AICTE
 
How does VESIM foster academic excellence?

VESIM fosters academic excellence through various global and industry collaborations. The following are brilliant examples of these collaborations:
  • EUDE B-School, Spain for Student and Faculty Exchange
  • Oklahoma State University, USA for Joint Research, Faculty Exchange Students Exchange, Cultural Exchange
  • Synergy University of Moscow, Russia for Joint Research, Faculty Research, Student Research, Cultural and Academic Exchange
  • SAS for Training on Business Analytics
  • HDFC for Consultancy Projects
  • SS & C GlobeOp for Training on Financial Market
  • NISM for Joint Program on Securities Markets
  • PMI – Mumbai for Imparting Project Management Skill
  • SME Chamber of India for Entrepreneurship
  • iksula for Research and Analytics
  • RCF for SAP (ERP) Training and Consultancy
  • edX for Online Education
  • TISS for Project, Analytics and Research
 
 
What are the salient features that identify VESIM as one of the leading management institutes in Mumbai?
  • Cutting edge teaching on SAS platform for Business Analytics / Financial Analytics / Marketing Analytics / HR Analytics
  • Project Management certification based on PMBOK Methodology
  • Industry relevant electives offered across all domains
  • Communication and soft skills course integrated with the program
  • 3 weeks community based program anywhere in India
  • Compulsory value added workshops
  • Directly mappable to job requirement including latest tools & concepts followed in industries
  • Management Research in association with Industry (HDFC, SAS, iksula)
 
What is the faculty base of the Institute?

VESIM’s high-calibre core faculty is comprised of 30 plus full-time faculty members, many of whom are Ph. D holders from reputed institutes. Our faculty members have always taken care to enliven topics with a variety of innovative pedagogical approaches, such as flip classroom, case studies, role-plays, project works, and a slew of non-classroom initiatives.The visiting faculty members are drawn from leading B-Schools, industry and corporate companies. The visiting faculty contributes to a progressive learning environment by successfully interlinking various management theories with the contemporary world of work. Our adjunct faculty comprises of members drawn from distinguished business communities and academics, and represent high levels of success and achievements in their respective areas.
 

What are the infrastructural facilities available for
the PGDM students?

VESIM sits on a 9-acre campus in the heart of Mumbai’s eco-friendly suburb – Chembur. The institute is well-connected to the City of Mumbai by road and railways.

VESIM offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, which is envied by other business schools. Our campus is equipped with all modern facilities that provide a perfect setting for academic pursuits. The combination of world-class amenities, resources, curricular and extra-curricular activities goes a long way in ensuring a productive campus life.

Library:
VESIM has a well-equipped digital library with quality national and international books in different academic and other self-development areas. In addition to that, the library has an impressive subscription to a vast number of periodicals, including national and internal journals, and a host of online databases such as J-Gate and EBSCO and research database - Prowess IQ from CMIE. We have also subscribed to an anti-plagiarism software Turnitin for research. VESIM has gone a step ahead to procure kindle in its digital library.

Classrooms:
The classroom is the altar of learning. Thus, all our classrooms are equipped with internet and advanced communication and audio-visual teaching aids. The classrooms are ergonomically designed to provide a great learning experience.

Data Science & Analytics Lab:
VESIM has established a well-equipped analytics lab. The lab allows students to identify, gather, analyse, and interpret business data to solve various problems that they may incur in a real business environment. There are 100 student stations equipped with advanced and licensed SAS software, and supported by a state-of-the-art IBM server. Students can sharpen their data analysis and interpretation acumen by practicing in the lab.

Wi-Fi Enabled Campus:
The VESIM Campus is Wi-Fi enabled, which allows students to browse online anywhere on campus using their wireless devices.

Auditorium:
The in-house auditorium is equipped with high tech facilities such as brilliant acoustics and multimedia aids. The auditorium is frequently utilized by students and teachers for seminars, panel discussions, meetings, gatherings, and discussions which happens in regular interval.

Cafeteria:
The cafeteria of VESIM transmits vibrant energy with students politely exchanging their ideas and thoughts, as well as bonding over food and drinks. Bustling with youthful energy, the cafeteria is hygienic, and serves nutritive food to students, staff, and faculty at affordable prices. The place also serves as a focal point for various activities such as brainstorming, and confidence building for upcoming events, or relationship building among senior and junior students.

Yoga Cell:
The Yoga Cell provides a relaxing interlude to students. We encourage students to seek inner peace and strength under a guidance of a trained yoga teacher.

VESLARC:
This is a unique initiative of Vivekanand Education Society to create an environment of leadership ability through spiritual and psychological influence. We empower and train students, teachers, professors, support staff of schools and colleges, and parents of students to help build a society whose members are healthy, productive, creative, emotionally strong, and have high integrity, orientation towards excellence, and patriotism.

At VESIM, we understand that attending classes is only a part of the academic experience; it is equally important that students become a part of campus, and the community. Thus, we encourage students to sharpen their skills through various interactive activities such debates, alumni interaction programs, brainstorming sessions, etc.
 

Admissions: General Question

Who can apply for the PGDM program?

The PGDM program at VESIM is ideal for all motivated degree holders in India. This program offers a complete education in management. Thus, the admissions are open to candidates from various fields of study (engineers, science, commerce, arts, social sciences, etc.). Candidates with work experience or freshers can also apply.
Candidates pursuing their final year and who have applied for an entrance exam can apply for the PGDM program.


How can I apply for the program?

A candidate can apply online/offline.


What is the application form fee?

The application form fee is Rs. 1200 which can be paid online/offline.


Once I fill the online application, what is the next step to be followed?

After filling the online application form, you must submit all necessary documents at the Admissions Office directly, or send it by post/courier.
Your application status will be termed as ‘Pending’ till we receive the appropriate documents. On receipt of the documents, the status will change to ‘Complete’ which you can check in your online account.


Can I list only my best test score?

You can mention your best test score in your application, however providing details of other test scores helps us review your application better.


What is the admissions process for the PGDM program?

Eligibility Criteria
: The program admits students with Bachelor’s Degree from any AIU recognized University with minimum 50% marks aggregate. VESIM accepts the CAT / XAT / MH-CET / MAT / CMAT / GMAT / ATMA test scores which are valid for the current admission cycle.
Once the online or offline application is validated with all required documents submitted, the Admissions team will match the eligibility on the basis of the above-mentioned criteria.

Selection Process: The students are selected on the basis of the following:
  • Overall academic performance
  • Management entrance test scores
  • Performance in Group Discussion
  • Performance in Personal Interview
The scores of all the four above-mentioned are aggregated for the qualification of candidates. Suitable weightage is also given to work experience.

Application Follow-up: Notifications about the final selection rounds, dates of joining will be communicated to you via call, email & message on your registered email address and mobile number.


Admissions: Work Experience

What is the desired length of work experience you wish to see in candidates?

Candidates who have work experience get an edge over others at the time of selection after their performance in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


Admissions: Interview

When should I expect an update about the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round?


Interview scheduling is done on a rolling basis throughout the course of each application round.


Tuition and Funding

What are the fees for PGDM at VESIM-Business School?


The fees for the 2 years full time PGDM program is Rs. 6,49,500. This amount can be paid in 6 installments. The entire split up of the fees is available under the PGDM admissions tab on the website.


What are the options for financing my PGDM education?


VESIM is committed to making the PGDM Program accessible to all students. As our PGDM program is AICTE approved, securing bank loans to finance the program is easy.


Accommodation

Does VESIM offer an on-campus accommodation?

Yes. VESIM provides an on-campus accommodation in the form of boys hostel and girls hostel separately.

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