Candidates who have obtained a Master's degree in Management or allied area/or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade from a recognised University (incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India, or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by AIU or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE) are eligible to apply for admission. A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD), OBC (non-creamy layer), and Wards of Armed Forces Personnel killed or disabled in action category (CW).
- Diploma courses considered equivalent to Master degree recognized by AICTE/UGC only shall be considered in determining the eligibility. In such cases candidates would be required to produce the necessary certificate(s) from the competent authority
- Candidates appearing in the final year examination of Master’s are eligible to apply, provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria stated above when their results are declared. They will be required to submit the final result latest by August 31. They shall be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Head/Registrar/Dean or Director of the university or institution stating that they have appeared for the examination (including practical examinations) in all subjects required to obtain the qualifying degree at the time of joining. Their admission shall be confirmed subject to the submission of marks/grade sheet and certificate. Non-fulfilment of these conditions shall automatically result in cancellation of the provisional admission.
- The candidates who are in the mid-career with experience of working in industry, academia, research institutions, NGOs and the Government and are keen to pursue research are encouraged to apply for the programme. However they must also fulfil the eligibility criteria.
- Candidates in regular employment are required to furnish a No Objection Certificate from their employer with approval for leave for the requisite period. This must be provided at the time of the interview.