Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Course Highlights

The two-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Programme, leading up to MBA Degree is designed to equip students to take on leadership roles in a rapidly changing global scenario. PGP has been accorded equivalence with Master’s degree of an Indian University by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for the purpose of admission to higher studies.


With three terms in a year and summer internship on completion of first year, the Programme lays foundation for conceptual and analytical reasoning, and gives students an insight into the dynamics of the business environment. Guest lectures, by various academicians, industrialists, and eminent personalities, also enrich student experience.


Courses are delivered and evaluated through a combination of lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, individual and group projects, term papers, role plays, business games etc.


IIM V provides an opportunity to select electives in the first year in Term 3. In the second year, students are required to do a minimum of 45 elective credits.


The International Immersion Programme in PGP is designed to provide students with insights into the economic, social and cultural spheres of emerging economies. As a part of the ‘Business Planning and International Markets’ elective course in the second year of the programme, students attend lectures with specific focus on business and industry. In addition, during their study visit to China/Japan, they familiarize themselves with local challenges and opportunities. Students get the chance to choose the country. The visit will be organized during the Term Break for seven days in September. It is fully funded by the institute. This visit also includes interaction with academia and industry, visit to historical sites and other academics-related activities. After returning from the visit, each student is required to submit a report and make presentation on key learnings.

Exams Taken
Work Experience
Not Applicable
Admissions Process


  1. Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. Apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission

Selection Process

Stage 1: Pre-Shortlist

  • - The CAT 2018 score is the single criterion used as the basis for arriving at the first short-list.
  • - Only candidates with positive scores (>0) in all sections of the CAT examination are considered for the admission process.
  • - The minimum CAT score cutoff for admission 2019 at IIM Visakhapatnam for general category is 90 percentile overall and 72 sectional percentile

Stage 2: Shortlisting for PI/WAT process

  • - The candidates who had applied to PGP at IIM Visakhapatnam at the time of CAT registration and also meet the cut-offs, would be eligible for receiving an email from IIM Visakhapatnam
  • - Candidates who qualify the eligibility criteria and CAT cut offs, at this stage will be asked to reconfirm their interest for admission to PGP 2019-21 of IIM Visakhapatnam sometime in the month of April 2019
  • - IIM Visakhapatnam will send e-mail in April 2019 to all candidates who have applied to IIM Visakhapatnam and also meet the minimum CAT 2018 percentile requirements
  • - The E-mail will have a link to a web page where the candidates must reconfirm, by a stipulated date, their interest to pursue their candidature further, for admission to PGP 2019-21 at IIM Visakhapatnam 
  • -Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2018 percentile requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest by the stipulated date will be considered in stage 2 of the admission process.
  • - IIM Visakhapatnam evaluates the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination and Bachelor’s Degree Examination.
  • - CAT 2018 score will be awarded 40% weightage in shortlisting criteria

Stage 3: Final Selection of the Candidates

  • - The final selection round of IIM Visakhapatnam consists of Written Aptitude Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The interviews are likely to be in the month of May, 2019
  • - Candidates who are not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs) will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIM Nagpur.
  •  - All the candidates who have been shortlisted based on the Comprehensive Score and submit the detailed application, statement of purpose by the stipulated deadline around the third week of April, 2019 will be considered for the final stage of the admission process.
  • - The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation by e-mail. To confirm the acceptance of the offer, the candidate has to pay an acceptance fee which will be adjusted towards Term I fees subsequently.

Last Date to Apply: September 26, 2018

Important Dates
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90.00 percentile
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Interview & GD Process
Essay writing | Personal Interview
Seats: 60


Placement 2018

Average Salary: 12,07,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: KPMG, BOSCH, HDFC Bank, ICICI Lombard, Amul, HSBC, Sutherland Global Services, MU Sigma, Randstad, Oyo Rooms, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Byju’s, TechAspect

Placement 2017

Average Salary: 11,20,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: HSBC, ICICI Lombard, Sutherland Global Services, 4tiGo, Amul, Directi, GMR, DECIMAL POINT, HDFC Life, KPMG, RAXA-GMR, Sasken Technologies, Stat Decision Labs, Tarnea Technology Solutions and Technology Frontiers, Medisys Edu Tech, HCL, Jubilant Foods, Oyo Rooms