Similarities

  • dotAll PGDM and MBA courses recognized by AICTE are equivalent and are Postgraduate Degree courses.
  • dotBoth are 2-years full-time programmes unless specifically mentioned otherwise.
  • dotBoth the courses cover subjects relevant for business management/administration.
  • Differences

  • dotAICTE 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.
  • dotAICTE 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.
  • dotInstitutes offering AICTE recognized PGDM programme follow course curriculum as per the guidelines of AICTE, whereas universities follow their own curriculum.
  • dotAll IIMs offer 2-year full-time PGDM degree.
  • dotAutonomous institutes can design and modify the course curriculum as per the industry requirements within overall AICTE guidelines.
  • dotThe autonomous institute can add elective courses in areas where the demand for knowledge and skill set in those areas become more relevant. For example, at present the demand for trained managers from the telecom industry is rapidly growing and therefore an autonomous institute can offer courses on Telecom Management.
  • dotThe autonomous institutes can easily engage faculty from industry to teach courses which require experiential learning.
  • dotThe presence of experts from industry as faculty enhances the institute- industry interface providing all round exposure and development to the students and making them more industry ready. Their engagement also enhances the placement prospects of the students.
  • dotThe participation of students in the operations of the autonomous institute is more.
  • dotThe teaching methodology in autonomous institutions can be customized to suit the specific requirements of the course and for internalization.
  • dotFlexibility in the examination and evaluation system allows testing the students on real learning rather than on memorization.
  • dotThe faculty should be a mix representing both academia and industry.
  • dotThe faculty from academia build conceptual foundation of students.
  • dotThe faculty from industry add real life insight and practice from the industry in the courses.
  • dotThe faculty team consists of Core, Adjunct and Visiting faculty and each group of faculty have different but essential role to play in developing the students and the institute.
  • dotEven for the faculty from academia, an industry stint helps to bring in the connectivity between theory and practice.
  • dotThe faculty who themselves are from the premier institutes of the country like IIT, IIM and XLRI and top institutes abroad bring in similar high standard of academics, processes and systems in the institute. They also help imbibing excellence in all spheres in students.
  • dotThe faculty spend time with the students both inside and outside the class. Within the class faculty encourage participative discussions and generate curiosity in the student in the subject being taught. Outside the class, faculty play major role to mentor the student in developing his/her overall personality.
  • dotThe faculty should be a mix representing both academia and industry.
  • dotThe faculty from academia build conceptual foundation of students.
  • dotThe faculty from industry add real life insight and practice from the industry in the courses.
  • dotThe faculty team consists of Core, Adjunct and Visiting faculty and each group of faculty have different but essential role to play in developing the students and the institute.
  • dotEven for the faculty from academia, an industry stint helps to bring in the connectivity between theory and practice.
  • dotThe faculty who themselves are from the premier institutes of the country like IIT, IIM and XLRI and top institutes abroad bring in similar high standard of academics, processes and systems in the institute. They also help imbibing excellence in all spheres in students.
  • dotThe faculty spend time with the students both inside and outside the class. Within the class faculty encourage participative discussions and generate curiosity in the student in the subject being taught. Outside the class, faculty play major role to mentor the student in developing his/her overall personality.