Post Graduate Diploma in
Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Jointly offered by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta


► A candidate must hold a graduate/ post graduate degree with 10 + 2 + 4 or 10 + 2 + 5 or 10 + 2 + 3 + 2, with at least 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e., B.Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M.Com. or equivalent). One-year MBA will not be considered equivalent of M.Sc./ M.Com.

► Candidates with 10 + 3 (Engineering diploma) + 3 (lateral entry into B.E./ B.Tech.) with at least 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e., B.Tech./ B.E.), or with 10 + 2 + 4 (B.Sc.) with at least 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e., B.Sc.), or with B.Com. + CA with at least 60% marks (Intermediate and Final examinations of the CA considered together) are also eligible.

► For SC/ST and Person with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55% or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale.

► The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks even if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript. If the CGPA is on a different scale than 10, the eligibility of a candidate will be based on the equivalence of the CGPA on a 10- point scale.

► Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by 15 June 2023. For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to submission of final mark sheet by 30 November 2023.

Shortlisting criteria for Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview based on their score in the PGDBA Admission Test 2023. For women and transgender candidates, additional 2 marks will be awarded as the gender diversity score. This additional score will NOT be considered for the final selection.

Criteria for final selection to PGDBA

A candidate's final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table 1, which indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection to PGDBA for the batch 2023-25.

Table 1
Criteria and Weights for Final Selection to PGDBA



PGDBA-2023 Admission Test Score


Personal Interview (PI)


Points for Class XII marks (Details shown in Table 2)


Work experience (Details shown in Table 3)




#: Engineering Diploma Results will be considered only for those candidates who have done Engineering Diploma after Class X.

The method of allotting points for Class XII percentage based on aggregate marks is given in Table 2 below:

Table 2
Points for Class XII/ Engineering Diploma Results

Marks (y in %)



y > 95

c > 9.5


90 < y <=95

9.0 < c <=9.5


85 < y <=90

8.5 < c <=9.0


80 < y <=85

8.0 < c <=8.5


75 < y <=80

7.5 < c <=8.0


70 < y <=75

7.0 < c <=7.5


65 < y <=70

6.5 < c <=7.0


60 <= y <=65

6.0 <= c <=6.5


y < 60

c < 6.0


*: For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet or grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.

$: If the CGPA is on a different scale than 10, the equivalent CGPA on a 10-point scale will be considered.

For work experience, a maximum of seven points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on 25 January 2023 (please refer to Table 3). Only formal work experience after completion of qualifying degree will be considered. Training/ project work/ work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Table 3
Points for Work Experience in Completed Months



x > 60


48 < x <=60


36 < x <=48


24 < x <=36


12 < x <=24


6 < x <=12


0 < x <=6


x = 0


The PGDBA Admission Committee will consider all the above performance indicators in order to come up with the final merit list. Minimum qualification in accordance with the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into PGDBA. Any suppression of fact or false information will lead to rejection of candidature at any stage of the selection process.

Reservation Policy

As per the Government of India stipulations for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS and Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates. In case of OBC-NCL & EWS, the certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2022.

OBC Certificate Format

EWS Certificate Format

Any dispute concerning Admission to the PGDBA Batch 2023-25 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Kolkata only.