Post Graduate Diploma in
Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Jointly offered by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta

What is PGDBA?
The PGDBA is a 2-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics jointly offered by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta.

For whom is PGDBA suitable?
PGDBA is a two-year full-time diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. This programme is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. Some of the salient features of the programme include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands-on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme, and the availability of placement opportunities at all three institutes jointly offering this programme.

What would I learn at ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta?
PGDBA participants will visit the three organizing institutions – Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta – spending about six months at each institute. Each of the three institutes will focus on a separate area of business analytics, in accordance with its expertise and competence. While coursework at ISI will focus on statistical and machine learning theories for analytics, faculty at IIT Kharagpur will engage with the technology aspects of analytics, and IIM Calcutta will bring to the table its expertise on the application of analytics in functional areas of management.

How do I apply?
Eligible candidates are requested to apply online. Self-attested copies of all requested documents should be uploaded. Application fee of Rs. 2500/- (Rs.1250/-for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD/ EWS categories) has to be paid as a part of the application process. Last date of submission of online application: 24 February 2023. For inquiries, please send an email to:, or Call 033-25752521 .

What is the selection process for admission into PGDBA?
A computer based test (CBT) will be held on 26 March 2023 to shortlist candidates for personal interviews to be held during April-May 2023.The final offer would be made on the basis of performance in the CBT,personal interview, academic background, and work experience.

What is the duration of the programme?
The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) is a 2-year full-time programme.

How many seats are there in the PGDBA programme?
The maximum number of seats in PGDBA for the 2023-2025 batch is 63.

Is reservation policy applicable for the PGDBA programme?
Yes, the reservation policy of the Government of India is applicable for PGDBA programme.

Is campus placement available for the PGDBA programme?
The graduating students will have access to campus placement facilities of all three institutes. The institutes do not guarantee placement but every effort will be made to help students find and secure opportunities for furthering their career.

Who will be giving the Degree? When and where will be the convocation held?
The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is organized jointly by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta. A candidate can receive his/her diploma at the convocation held at any of the three institutes after the completion of all requirements for the diploma.

Is the PGDBA programme fully residential?
The PGDBA programme is strictly residential. Each institute will arrange boarding and lodging for the students during the period they spend on campus.

Is there any internship as part of the PGDBA programme?
In addition to the time spent at ISI, IIT Kharagpur, and IIM Calcutta, the students will be required to do an internship-based project of six months on a hands-on analytics experience at a business organization.

Are scholarships and bank loans available?
There is liberal provision for merit-cum-means scholarships for deserving candidates. PGDBA programme is recognized by Banks for the purpose of educational loan.

Will be there any attendance rule?
Attendance rules that are applicable to the host Institute will be followed in each semester.

What will be the class hours and how many days a week?
The hours and days will vary from semester to semester. The norms prevailing at the host institute would be followed.

What is Gender Diversity Score?
Gender diversity refers to equitable or fair representation of people of different genders. For this purpose, an additional 2 marks will be awarded to women and transgender candidates as the gender diversity score on the PGDBA Admission Test score while shortlisting candidates for Personal Interview. This additional score will NOT be considered for the final selection.

Whom do I contact in case of any further doubts?
Mr. Biman Dey Sarkar
Dean's Office
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B.T. Road
Kolkata 700108.
Phone: 033-25752521