Similarities and differences between PGDM and MBA.
All PGDM and MBA courses recognized by AICTE are equivalent and are Postgraduate Degree courses.
Both are 2-years full-time programmes unless specifically mentioned otherwise.
Both the courses cover subjects relevant for business management/administration.
AICTE recognized Postgraduate Degree in Business Management/Administration offered by autonomous institutions is PGDM degree. For example, institutes like XLRI Jamshedpur, XIM Bhubaneshwar, MDI Gurgaon, S. P. Jain Mumbai offer PGDM degree.
AICTE recognized Postgraduate Degree in Business Management/Administration offered by universities and institutions affiliated to a university is an MBA degree. For example, Patna University, Magadh University etc. offer MBA degree.
Institutes offering AICTE recognized PGDM programme follow course curriculum as per the guidelines of AICTE, whereas universities follow their own curriculum.