Applications have been invited for admission to following MBA programmes (two-year full-time residential programmes) at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University under School of Petroleum Management (SPM) for the Year 2014-16. (a) MBA (Energy and Infrastructure)
(b) MBA


Candidates who have appeared at Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 conducted by IIMs are eligible to apply.

A candidate must hold a Bachelorís Degree, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent CGPA, of any 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.

The Bachelorís degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained bachelor's degree.
A candidate appearing for the final year examination of bachelor's degree or equivalent can also apply.
(a) Such candidate must produce a certificate from the authority of the of the university/ institution certifying that (i) the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent based on latest available grades/marks (i.e. all the yearsí grade/marks except the final year grade/marks), and (ii) the candidate has completed all the requirements and has appeared for the examinations / practical etc. for the final year/final term and that the results is awaited for obtaining the bachelor's degree/ equivalent qualification.
(b) Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit such certificate latest on the registration date notified by the School.
(c) However, the admission will be confirmed provided that final mark sheet and degree certificate are submitted not later than September 30, 2013.

Selection Process:

The candidates who appeared in CAT - 2013 and seek admission in the MBA Programme must apply in the prescribed form, which is available.
The candidates short listed on the basis of aggregate CAT score will be required to appear for group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) at SPM, PDPU on specified date(s).

Group Discussion (GD):

The group discussion (GD) shall be held in a group of about 10-12 students. Students appearing at GD shall be evaluated on the set criteria.

Personal Interview (PI):

Each candidate is required to appear before interview panel after group discussion for personal interview. Students appearing at PI shall be evaluated on the set criteria. Relevance of work experience, wherever applicable may be assessed at this stage.


Candidates eligible have to apply by sending the duly filled in application form (available at Schoolsí website
along with the payment of the application fee of Rs. 2,000 (non-refundable).

The application fee can be paid via a demand draft drawn in favour of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, payable at Ahmedabad. The Application fee can also be paid in the University account at Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) A/C No. 09331131002245.
The last date of receiving the application form for the MBA Admission is 7th February, 2014.

Important Schedule:

Last date of receiving MBA Admission Forms: Feb 7, 2014
GD/PI dates for short listed candidates: 19th to 22nd March 2014
Display of information about shortlisted candidates for MBA Admissions: 1st April 2014
Completion of MBA Admission formalities, fees collection and enrolment: 1st to 10th April 2014
Operating waiting list: 14th April 2014 onwards
Payment of balance charges: 2nd to 6th June 2014
Commencement of the academic session: 23rd June 2014

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