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The difference between PGDM & MBA?


I want to know the difference between the PGDM & MBA. Is PGDM equivalent to MBA or not?
asked Apr 17, 2012 in MBA by Shikha

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Hi Shikha,

PGDM expands to Post Graduate Diploma in Management and is usually offered by Autonomous Instituitions (course offered by non university), as per the Indian laws only Universities can offer degrees (example: MBA, MCA).

In your question if you are to compare PGDM with MBA, they are equivalent if the PGDM is offered by a reputed Institute or AICTE approved Institute and the course duration is 2 years.
answered Apr 17, 2012 by Srikanth Krishna
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PGDM is not equal to MBA, if the autonomous colleges is a member of AlU then PGDM from that college will be equal to MBA. AIU stands for Association of Indian Universities.
answered Jan 12, 2014 by Bhuvanesh