Post Graduate Diploma in Management

PGDM – Dual Specialization

Overview

PGDM - Dual Specialization Course

The two-year full-time PGDM – Dual Specialization program, is Narayana Business School’s flagship program. Approved by AICTE, the program creates confident managers by focusing on Acquisition, Application, and Assimilation of knowledge.   

The program is up to date with contemporary course content and helps students imbibe a comprehensive approach towards solving business and management problems. The course derives its core strength from the flexible curriculum consistent with the ever-changing trends in the industry.  

Narayana Business School’s beyond books learning strategy imbibes leadership, management, intellectual, and communication skills in our students. It trains them on time & stress management. At the end of the management course, we create in our students a professional outlook with the highest standard of corporate excellence. This makes Narayana Business School Ahmedabad’s PGDM program rank among the top PGDM courses in India.  

Theory-based MBA is not useful anymore. The modern world needs professionals who can apply what they learnt, to real-world business situations. NBS PGDM Dual Specialization program acts as a bridge between the theoretical concept and their practical applications.

Narayana Business School’s PGDM program, ranked Top 10 in India, transforms your career. Over 480 diverse organizations including government companies, unicorn startups, and many top national & foreign MNCs actively hire from NBS Ahmedabad. Citi Bank, PWC, E&Y, LG, Dabur, S&P Global, Coca Cola, Accenture, Genpact, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Berger Paints, LG, Dabur, BYJU’s, VIVO, Godrej, HCL, Times of India, Motilal Oswal, PhonePe, and many other top brands are among NBS list of recruiters. 

The best part is that NBS is among the first MBA Colleges that most of these brands visit for their hiring needs. Hence, NBS placements are over long before other Top B-schools even start their placement season.

To lead a business, you need a broad knowledge base and skill set—and the ability to put all the pieces together. Develop the essential cross-functional perspective that prepares you to lead with vision, build a focused strategy, strengthen organizational structures and processes, and make the tough decisions that drive performance, sustainable growth, and lead to success.

NBS PGDM Dual Specialization program’s two years are divided into 6 trimesters. Each trimester has 9 subjects focused on concepts and live projects to get practical experience. The first year ends with a 3-month summer internship.  

You will learn subjects in diverse streams such as Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, Operations and General Management. Plus, you will get industry-ready with live industry projects that train you in Data-Driven Decision making, Financial Statement Analysis, Research Projects using SPSS software, and R –Program for Business Analytics. 

This practical experience is demanded repeatedly by top brands. Hence, students at NBS undergo live industry projects at MNCs like Dabur, LG Electronics, Bajaj Group, Future Group, etc. apart from the 3-month internship at the end of first year.  

Our students also learn various value-added programs (Read: Details of value-added projects) that develop in-demand skills needed to excel in today’s corporate world. 

PGDM Course Electives

The 2nd year of NBS PGDM course is all about practical application of core MBA concepts. Also, this year brings with it the crucial decision to choose your specializations.  

NBS offers 16 elective subjects, designed by industry experts, in each term. These are core specialization subjects where students study the industry’s best practices, culture, and methodology in depth.  

Dual specialization is the combination of any 2 domains from Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, and operations based on the student’s preference. Dual Specialization makes the student eligible for multiple streams of opportunities. Narayana Business School’s dual specialization is different than what most Top B-Schools offer. in terms of a major and a minor stream. At NBS Ahmedabad, you will study equal subjects of both specializations and will be considered as a specialist in both. For instance, if you choose Marketing and Finance as your specialization, you will be studying 8-subjects of Marketing and 8 subjects of Finance, giving equal weightage to both. At the end of 2nd year, you will also be doing a capstone project depending on your area of interest. 

Classroom sessions are conducted from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on weekdays and on weekends, students have live interactions with industry experts, trainers, and leaders.  

This unique program structure & internationally acclaimed teaching Pedagogy helps NBS students outperform the globally recognized performance standards. Few, if any, PGDM/MBA colleges in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, or even India, follow this innovative style of experiential, learn by doing, beyond the books approach. 

TRIMESTER 4 - ELECTIVE COURSES

FINANCE SPECIALIZATION MARKETING SPECIALIZATION HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIZATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION PRODUCTION AND OPERATION SPECIALIZATION
Security Analysis & Portfolio ManagementIntegrated Marketing CommunicationIndustrial Relations and Labour LawsRelational Database Management SystemsSupply Chain Management
International Finance and TradeConsumer Behaviour and Customer Experience DesignBusiness Turnaround and Organizational TransformationData Warehousing and Data MiningQuality Management
TaxationService and Relationship MarketingCompensation ManagementCyber SecurityProduction Planning and Control

TRIMESTER 5 - ELECTIVE COURSES

FINANCE SPECIALIZATION MARKETING SPECIALIZATION HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIZATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION/strong> PRODUCTION AND OPERATION SPECIALIZATION
Management of Financial InstitutionsProduct and Brand ManagementTraining and DevelopmentSAPSales and Operations Planning
Risk ManagementSales and Distribution ManagementPerformance ManagementE-CommerceLogistics Management
Treasury ManagementE -Commerce MarketingHuman Resource Information SystemsCloud ComputingMaterial Management

TRIMESTER 6 - ELECTIVE COURSES

FINANCE SPECIALIZATION MARKETING SPECIALIZATION HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIZATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION/strong> PRODUCTION AND OPERATION SPECIALIZATION
Wealth ManagementInternational MarketingInternational HRMSoftware Project ManagementOperations Strategy
Mergers & AcquisitionsIntegrated Media DesignEmployee EngagementIntellectual Property RightsSupply Chain Analytics
Life at Narayana Business School

Celebrate life every day like there is no tomorrow

Situated in Ahmedabad, one of the most developed cities of India, Narayana Business School provides students a healthy and peaceful lifestyle. 

India’s first world heritage city Ahmedabad offers an enchanting view of Sabarmati Riverfront, mouthwatering street food, and an unforgettable sea-plane ride. Then, there are many other attractions of Gujarat such as the Statue of Unity, Somnath Mandir, Dwarka, Kutch, Sun Temple, etc., that are close to Ahmedabad. Plus, many other fun places to keep the party going with your friends at Narayana Business School. 

An insight into the life, events & activities at NBS Campus

Life at NBS offers many opportunities which give students the freedom and flexibility to live their passion and polish their innate skills. 

You will never see a moment of dullness at NBS, with over 12 students’ clubs & committees for every talent. Whatever your interest, there is always something for you at NBS. 

Students’ clubs & committees organize many events & activities around the year. 
 

Back to Bachpan FestSimulation ActivitiesMind Mapping GamesTeam-Building Events
Sports ActivitiesFriendship dayKnowledge FestCultural Fest
Batch PicnicFilm PromotionsCreative ThinkingDesign Thinking
Personal BrandingNetworking SkillsRural ImmersionBridge Programs
College FestInnovation FestStart-up FestIndustrial Visits
Nukkad NatakGamificationsFreshers PartyNavratri Celebrations
Valentine’s DayJanmashtami PartyGanesh UtsavMovie Screenings

 
And many more to fulfill your co-curricular/extra-curricular needs including all festivities & cultural programs.  

All these events & activities sharpen your management skills and teach you how to work in a culturally & geographically diverse team. 

Placements

Our Unique student-driven culture, Robust Corporate engagement model, and planned academic rigor turns students into corporate-ready professionals. It is not a surprise then that we have a 21-year RECORD of 100% placements. Every year, over 480 companies come to NBS to select managers for key roles. Our students have bagged 32 lakhs per annum placements.  

NBS is among the first Premier B-schools in the country to conclude its final placements every year. We cross new milestones reaching greater heights with successful campus recruitment program, year after year.  

Our uniquely designed NEEP which is Narayana Employability Enhancement Program ensures your final placement 6 months before the completion of your course. During NEEP, we conduct one on one sessions with experts to create your CV as per the industry requirements. Also, your faculty mentors help you in preparation for Aptitude tests, Group discussions, and Mock interviews. 

The tremendous transformation our students undergo is clearly visible at the time of final placements. Majority of the batch gets multiple offers ranging from 8 to 32 lakhs, from the industry and companies of their choice. We do not restrict students from taking multiple offers, unlike many other top B-Schools of India. We assure students of PGDM with Strong Placements in top companies. 

All this while keeping our fees as low as possible. Truly, Narayana Business School is the best PGDM College in Ahmedabad. 

Lowest Possible Fees, Highest Possible Placement is what we want for our students. We can proudly say that we are the only private B-School that offers more than 100% ROI (return on investment) for the time, money, and efforts that our students put into the course. Proudly Gujarati.  

Here are some of our top recruiters: 

NBS-PGDM-Recruiters-Companies-Placement

Orientation & Pedagogy

Narayana Business School’s PGDM course focuses heavily on the application of concepts learned and practiced in industry. No other Top Ranked PGDM Colleges in India can boast of a course so well designed. The program is a blend of 

Case StudiesLive Concurrent ProjectsIn Depth Industry InterfaceClassroom Simulations
Management GamesManagement ActivitiesOn Classroom ProjectsOff Classroom Projects
Corporate InternshipsClassroom TeachingCase AnalysisGamification
Business InnovationsBusiness ModellingScenario BuildingIndustry Analysis

And many othersOur academic rigour ensures that students learn and apply key concepts and analytical tools. It also develops the communication, leadership, interpersonal, and networking skills of our students. These attributes are critical in today’s increasingly competitive world and fast-changing business environment. 

NBS PGDM Course follows three-pronged pedagogy:

Making Students Corporate Ready

Students learn to survive, sustain, and outperform the volatile & fast-changing corporate world through our innovative style of experiential, learn by doing, beyond the books approach of NBSThey develop a focused thought process and critical thinking needed to understand business issues in-depth, produce unique solutions, and work through challenging situations. 

Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies

NBS’s trademark student-centric approach spots the entrepreneur in you at an early stage. This helps us make custom challenges and growth plans for everyone.  

Entrepreneurship demands creativity, a sense of initiative, problem-solving, the ability to marshal resources, and financial and technological knowledge. These competencies enable entrepreneurs to excel and adapt to change.  

Our unique method of competency identification, competency assessment, competency mapping, and Development Intervention puts Narayana Business School miles ahead of the other top-ranked PGDM Colleges in India

Mentor Based Learning

At Narayana Business School, students experience three layers of mentorship. They learn not only from faculties, but also from industry leaders and their assigned buddy.  

The first mentor is your buddy, typically a senior student who has been at NBS longer than the fresh joiners. The student mentor is always with you for any questions you have and will guide you in a way only peers can. 

 NBS faculties will be your second mentor. They will work on guiding you and developing you into a well-rounded professional ready to excel in the corporate environment.  

Finally, you will have a mentor from the industry. You will learn from their work experience, the difficulties they faced, and the day-to-day work that they do at their job.  

This is what makes NBS Ahmedabad the best PGDM College in India.

VALUE ADDED PROGRAMS at Narayana Business School

Value-Added programs at NBS are an integral part of the curriculum. These programs give students in-demand skills making them highly employable. The selected certifications are finalized after rigorous discussions with industry personnel. These Certificate programs help students function better in the industry. 

CERTIFICATION IN SAP

The globally recognized SAP-UA certificate is a great asset to your CV and it boosts your career opportunities. This course provides the necessary theoretical and methodological knowledge about SAP systems as well as the practical experience of working with a real SAP system! This helps gather important skills for the job market and increases your career opportunities. Students get the SAP Training Completion Certificate on completion of the program.

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST

A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates proficiency in using Microsoft Office. Professionals who meet the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft technologies are placed faster. Candidates who pass the certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP)

Everybody applies for few good jobs in well-established companies. Corporates want to know how differently and artistically you present yourself during the interview. This is what differentiates the great candidates from the rest and gets you a job. Our students learn the art of expression through Narayana Business School Personality Development Program by experienced trainers.

DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE

Today’s marketers face a “digital skills gap”. There is high demand for professionals with a Certificate in Digital Marketing. By earning your certificate, you will fill this demand. You can enter the online/internet marketing industry with Digital Marketing certifications. The industry has different metrics to track almost everything that happens on the internet and therefore, getting certified in any of its domains (SEO, PPC, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing or Web Analytics) will give you an edge over others.

NBS CAMPUS AMBASSADOR AKA NBS SUPERHEROES PROGRAM

The Campus Ambassador program at NBS identifies energetic, passionate, brilliant, like-minded College Superheroes (Supermen as well as Wonder women) who have the zeal to take initiative and make a mark.

How to identify a NBS Superhero?

Well, they are great communicators, active members, self-motivated initiators and great influencers. In addition, they are stars of their community and people look up to them to lead by example. In short, Leadership flows in their veins and they are the visionaries of tomorrow.

NARAYANA EMPLOYABILITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (NEEP)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to Narayana Business School PGDM Dual Specialization course, students need to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. (45% in case of candidates belonging to the reserved categories).
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications / or awaiting results can also apply.
  • Work Experience: No minimum or maximum work experience is required to apply to the PGDM program. However, having work experience will be an add-on advantage, and improve your chances of selection.
  • NBSAT Entrance Test: Candidates aspiring to join PGDM Dual Specialization Course of Narayana Business School need to undertake Narayana Business School Aptitude Test (NBSAT 2022). NBSAT is a trademark national-level PGDM Entrance exam conducted by Narayana Business School for PGDM Admissions 2022.

NBSAT opens the doors for students aspiring towards high-profile programs offered by Narayana Business School, Ahmedabad.

NBSAT 2022 Important Dates

Event AcitvityNBSAT 2022
Last date to apply26th January 2022
NBSAT Exam Date30th January 2022
NBSAT Result Announcement1st February 2022
GD & PI Scheduled on4th-5th February 2022

NBSAT Entrance Test Structure

SectionsQuestionsMarks per correct AnswerTotal Marks
Quantitative Techniques (QT)30130
Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA)30130
Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR)20120
Reading Comprehension (RC)20120
  • Please note that the NBSAT Entrance Exam will be Proctored Online Test.
  • NBSAT duration is of 120 minutes.
  • NBSAT is an objective test. Each question has four responses Candidate should choose an appropriate response.
  • No negative marks.
  • Any malpractice/use of unfair means will lead to your disqualification from the admission process of NBS.
Applying for PGDM Admission 2022 @ NBS
  • Students meeting the eligibility criteria need to apply for NBSAT 2022. Students who perform well in NBSAT will then be shortlisted for the next round comprising of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. After this round is over, a merit list will be released for Final Admissions for PGDM Course 2022 of Narayana Business School.
  • Weightage of components for preparation of merit list for admission to NBS 2022 PGDM program:

EVALUATION CRITERIA

NBSAT Score (out of 100, scale down to 50 marks)50
Academic Performance & Prior Work Experience20
Group Discussion15
Personal Interview15
Total100

PGDM - Dual Specialization Fees Structure

Fee ScheduleAmount (Rs)
  
Admission Fees85,000
1st Installment (on or before 15th June 2022)1,41,250
2nd Installment (on or before 15th October 2022)1,41,250
3rd Installment (on or before 15th March 2023)1,41,250
4th Installment (on or before 15th August 2023)1,41,250
  
Total Fees6,50,000

Two Years Full Time AICTE Approved PGDM Program

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Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is PGDM?

PGDM is short form of Post Graduate Diploma in Management. All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is the Apex Body Governing Technical Education in India, AICTE come under Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India. Only AICTE approved institutions can offer this Program.

PGDM is a two-year management program tailored to industry requirements. It focuses more on application of Management Education. It helps management aspirants develop relevant hard and soft skills and transforms them into an industry-ready management professional.

Why should I do PGDM at Narayana Business School?

Narayana Business School PGDM is AICTE approved. It is the flagship program of NBS and has a strong focus on Acquisition, Application and Assimilation of knowledge. This program is designed to stay up to date with the contemporary course content. It imbibes a comprehensive approach towards solving business and management problems. The course derives its strength from the flexible curriculum that follows the trends in the industry.

This practical oriented curriculum transpires leadership, management, intellectual & communication skills in NBS Students. Students excel at time & stress management. NBS PGDM creates a professional with the highest standard of corporate excellence.

PGDM program at Narayana Business School lasts six trimesters with a 3 months summer internship. In addition to it, students are equipped with a cluster of Industry required VALUE ADDED PROGRAMS to meet the globally recognized performance standards.

Why should I go for a management program?

Most students dream about starting their own enterprise or aspire to work in senior roles at reputed organizations. A management program connects the academic and practical application aspect into one complete program. With a PGDM, you learn to apply management concepts.

A management program hones your skill set to adapt to different business organizations that may have different business strategies. Students learn strategic thinking to excel in diverse circumstances in diverse industries.

Why should I go for PGDM?

PGDM courses accommodate the ever-changing demands of corporates for growth and sustainability. Lots of industry veterans have done PGDM courses and have excelled in their field. The curriculum of PGDM is designed to achieve the highest level of corporate excellence. The PGDM curriculum enhances your abilities to manage large organizations with varying needs.

PGDM courses tutor students by using real life case studies to train their minds to think for sustainable solutions. Students get to work on Live projects of large corporates where they get hands on experience of the practical problem.

What are the career opportunities after PGDM?

Students from diverse backgrounds and streams pursue PGDM to enhance their skill set and to get job ready. Specializations commonly chosen by PGDM students are Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, and Information Technology (IT). Students undergo rigorous training on communication skills, presentation skills and other soft skills. This, along with our rigorous pedagogy, turns the students into highly demanded professionals.

480+ Corporates actively hire students from NBS Ahmedabad for various marketing, finance, HR as well as IT roles. These companies are of several types and operate in various industries.

Depending on years of experience before PGDM, most students are offered frontline jobs to gain on-ground experience. As they grow in the companies they have joined, many go on to lead large teams, business verticals and even the whole company.

What is the difference between MBA and PGDM?

NBS PGDM program is an autonomous program affiliated by AICTE. The program is designed to update the students with contemporary course content making them competent for creatively solving business problems.

MBA, on the other hand, is a program monitored by UGC and offered by universities. Colleges affiliated to universities can also offer MBA. Narayana Business School is affiliated to Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and is hence, authorized to offer MBA degree.

MBA & PGDM regulatory Bodies

ParametersPGDMMBA
Approving AuthorityAICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, UGC Approval is needed at the university level.
ValidityValid and equivalent to Post Graduate Degree.Valid Post Graduate Degree.
Eligibility for PhD. and LecturershipPGDM with a minimum of 55% aggregate are eligible to enrol for PhD. From Indian Universities. Also PGDMs eligible to teach PG students.MBA with a minimum of 55% aggregate are eligible to enrol for PhD. From Indian Universities. Also MBAs eligible to teach PG students.
PlacementsDepends upon the institution. Most of the PGDM institutions have better placement records than MBA institutions.Depends upon the institution. Comparatively, Some of the MBA institutions like FMS, JBIMS have better placement records.
Course SyllabusDynamic, Gets updated as per needs of the industry. The syllabus is approved by AICTE.The syllabus is prepared by universities and gets updated less frequently.
Innovative PracticesTeaching and training are multidimensional. Cases, simulations, presentations, short term training are part of pedagogy.Limited scope for innovation as practices are defined by syllabus prepared by central body i.e. University.
EquivalenceEquivalent to MBA from any Indian University. For PhD, Teaching (UGC NET) and all other purposes.MBA a post-graduate degree.
Entrance ProcessThorough CAT/ MAT/XAT/ATMA/NBSAT and some state-level examinations like TSICET, MAH-CET etc.Thorough national and state tate level entrance examinations like CAT, MAT, CMAT, NBSAT, TSICET, MAH-CET etc.
ExaminationsPGDM institutions are authorised by approving body, AICTE, to conduct the ExaminationsExaminations are conducted by University

Why should I do PGDM at Narayana Business School (NBS)?

Narayana Business School has been ranked amongst the top 10 B-Schools in India. Narayana Business School’s beyond books learning strategy imbibes leadership, management, intellectual and communication skills in our students. It trains them on time & stress management. At the end of management course, we create in our students a professional outlook with the highest standard of corporate excellence. This makes Narayana Business School Ahmedabad’s PGDM program rank among the top PGDM courses in India.

The program is up to date with contemporary course content, and helps students imbibe a comprehensive approach towards solving business and management problems. The course derives its core strength from the flexible curriculum consistent with the ever-changing trends in the industry.

Narayana Business School’s PGDM program, ranked Top 10 in India, transforms your career. Over 480 diverse organizations including government companies, unicorn startups and many top national & foreign MNCs actively hire from NBS Ahmedabad. Citi Bank, PWC, E&Y, LG, Dabur, S&P Global, Coca Cola, Accenture, Genpact, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Berger Paints, LG, Dabur, BYJU’s, VIVO, Godrej, HCL, Times of India, Motilal Oswal, PhonePe, and many other top brands are among NBS list of recruiters.

The best part is that NBS is among the first MBA Colleges that most of these brands visit for their hiring needs. Hence, NBS placements are over long before other Top B-schools even start their placement season.

A. General Questions

What is the time duration of the PGDM?

PGDM is two years full time course, divided into 6 trimesters and 3 months of summer internship.

Which stream of graduation can pursue PGDM program?

PGDM program can be pursued by students with any graduation stream.

What will be the college timings?

The standard timings of college are 10:00am to 5:00pm. However, students do arrive early and stay late for Faculty interactions, library usage (online and offline) and to finish the workload at the Narayana Business School. All campus facilities and amenities can be utilized by student as per instructed timings.

Is PGDM at Narayana Business School a part time program or a full-time program? Can we do PGDM while doing the job?

PGDM at Narayana Business School is a fulltime degree course and attendance is a compulsory criterion for the same. Hence, doing even part time job is not allowed for the students.

Are Personality development and Communication Skills enhancement part of PGDM at Narayana Business School? (Value added programs)

At NBS, we believe that education should not only be about learning the facts but also about training the minds of students to think beyond the books. The Value-Added programs at NBS are an integral part of the curriculum and make students employable.

The selected certifications are considered after rigorous discussions with industry personnel. These programs are essential for working in a particular profile or domain. Certain Value-added programs offered at NBS are Certification in SAP, Microsoft Office Specialist, Digital Marketing Certificate, Campus Recruitment Training Program, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), HR Excellence, Training & Development Certification, Certificate Program in EXIM Trade Procedure & Documentation, and many more.

What is the affiliation and validation of PGDM at Narayana Business School?

PGDM program at Narayana Business School is approved by AICTE and has autonomous status

B. Fees

What is the fee of PGDM program at Narayana Business School?

The fees for PGDM program at Narayana Business School is Rs 6.5 lacs. The payment structure is as follows:

Fee ScheduleAmount (Rs)
Admission Fees85,000
1st Installment (on or before 15th June 2022)1,41,250
2nd Installment (on or before 15th October 2022)1,41,250
3rd Installment (on or before 15th March 2023)1,41,250
4th Installment (on or before 15th August 2023)1,41,250
Total Fees6,50,000

Are there any Additional expenses other than fees?

Yes, if you are opting for Hostel. We have arrangement of hostel where boarding and lodging facilities are available.

Is there any Scholarship program available at Narayana Business School for PGDM program?

Scholarship is available for students scoring more than 85% in 10th, 12th standard and graduation. The required documents will be verified by the Scholarship committee and decision will be taken.

Is there any Loan facility / assistance at campus?

Yes. NBS Ahmedabad is associated with Banks like PNB, SBI (State Bank of India), HDFC, Central Bank for educational loan. Assistance will be provided by college for documentation process.

C. Admission Related

What are the eligibility criteria for PGDM at Narayana Business School?

To be eligible for admission to Narayana Business School PGDM Dual Specialization course, students need to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. (45% in case of candidates belonging to the reserved categories).
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications / or awaiting results can also apply.
  • Work Experience: No minimum or maximum work experience is required to apply to the PGDM program. However, having work experience will be an add-on advantage, and improve your chances of selection.
  • NBSAT Entrance Test: Candidates aspiring to join PGDM Dual Specialization Course of Narayana Business School need to undertake Narayana Business School Aptitude Test (NBSAT 2022). NBSAT is a trademark national-level PGDM Entrance exam conducted by Narayana Business School for PGDM Admissions 2022.

NBSAT opens the doors for students aspiring towards high-profile programs offered by Narayana Business School, Ahmedabad.

NBSAT 2022 Important Dates

Event AcitvityNBSAT 2022
Last date to apply26th January 2022
NBSAT Exam Date30th January 2022
NBSAT Result Announcement1st February 2022
GD & PI Scheduled on4th-5th FFebruary 2022

NBSAT Entrance Test Structure

SectionsQuestionsMarks per correct AnswerTotal Marks
Quantitative Techniques (QT)30130
Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA)30130
Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR)20120
Reading Comprehension (RC)20120
  • Please note that the NBSAT Entrance Exam will be Proctored Online Test.
  • NBSAT duration is of 120 minutes.
  • NBSAT is an objective test. Each question has four responses Candidate should choose an appropriate response.
  • No negative marks.
  • Any malpractice/use of unfair means will lead to your disqualification from the admission process of NBS.

What will be the medium of the instruction?

The medium of instruction for the course will be English only.

What is the procedure for admission if I am from out of Gujarat state?

Narayana Business School does not discriminate on gender, caste, religion, or geographical location. Admission parameters are same for all, irrespective of their home state. Interested candidates must apply on this link:

Application Link

After applying at the link above, the candidate must appear for the Narayana Business School Aptitude Test (NBSAT). NBSAT will be followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI) round, for students clearing NBSAT.

Overall weightage of various components for admission to the program is as below.

  1. Score in Common Entrance Test 50%.
  2. Academic Performance & Prior Work Experience 20%.
  3. Group Discussion 15%.
  4. Personal Interview 15%.

The above weightages ensure that students with relevant skills and backgrounds get equal change of selection.

D. Exams and Evaluation Pattern

What is Examination and evaluation pattern?

Narayana Business School follows a very meticulous process of evaluation which captures the relevant skill set of the students. The student needs to perform in both in the class activities and external exams to clear the trimester.

Thus, the weightages are

Weightage of External Exams – 50%

Weightage of Internals Exams – 50%

E. Internships and Placements

Will I get internship assistance from college?

The Internship is the part of ‘learning by doing’ approach pedagogy which NBS proudly follows. Industry interface internship opportunity is provided. Virtual Internship guidance and opportunity is also provided additionally, if required. Compulsory Live projects will be the part of the curriculum.

When will the final placement start for the program?

Final placement process will start 6 months before completion of the program at Narayana Business School.

What are the placement statistics of Narayana Business School for PGDM?

Narayana Business School has a glorious record of accomplishment in placements. Students of Narayana Business School have been placed in all types of industries. Here is how the industry wise breakup of placement at NBS looks like:

placement statistics of Narayana Business School

Will the college prepare me for placements and internships?

Narayana Business School works strategically with the students once they are admitted to the college. The work of placement begins from day 1.

The college assesses the student’s mentality, needs, strengths, weaknesses, and commitment. This enables the college to bring out a customized opportunity to student during the last trimesters of PGDM. As the college understands the student, it becomes easy for faculties to work on the weaknesses of student by conducting mock interviews, soft skill trainings, grooming activities and attire.

F. Specialization and Program Outline

Which specialization offered in PGDM at Narayana Business School?

Narayana Business School offers specialization in the field of Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology. In each of the above streams, NBS provides 16 specializations subjects which are specially crafted as per the current required profiles in the industry.

In Marketing, you study subjects like Consumer Behavior, Customer Relationship Management, Brand Management, International Marketing, Rural Marketing, etc.

In Finance, you study subjects like Security Analysis, International Finance and Trade, Financial Modelling, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Financing, etc.

In Human Resources, you study subjects like Industrial Relations, Talent Acquisition & Competency Mapping, Cross-cultural Management, Employee Engagement, Negotiation & Conflict Management, etc.

In Information Technology, you study subjects like E Commerce, Data Mining, Object Oriented Programming, Web Enabled Technologies, Intellectual Property Rights, etc.

For detailed view of the specialization, please refer the link below:

PGDM Electives!

The sequence of the specialization subjects has been introduced in a way that it follows a logical flow covering basic concepts to advanced one.

How do I select my specialization?

At NBS, every student is assigned a mentor who will assist him/her in selecting their specialization based on inherent skills and interests.

Do I have the option of dual specialization?

Yes, Dual Specialization is offered at NBS Ahmedabad.

Will I be getting international exposure by pursuing the PGDM?

The candidates can get global exposure through global immersion programs that provides study tours and internship opportunities across the world.

G. Teaching and Faculties

What is the teaching pedagogy at Narayana Business School?

Narayana Business School’s PGDM course focuses heavily on the application of concepts learned and practised in industry. No other Top Ranked B-School in India can boast of a course so well designed. The program is a blend of

Case StudiesLive Concurrent ProjectsIn Depth Industry InterfaceClassroom Simulations
Management GamesManagement ActivitiesOn Classroom ProjectsOff Classroom Projects
Corporate InternshipsClassroom TeachingCase AnalysisGamification
Business InnovationsBusiness ModellingScenario BuildingIndustry Analysis

And many others. Our academic rigour ensures that students learn and apply key concepts and analytical tools. It also develops the communication, leadership, interpersonal and networking skills of our students. These attributes are critical in today’s increasingly competitive world and fast-changing business environment.

Narayana Business School’s PGDM Course follows three-pronged pedagogy:

Making Students Corporate Ready

Students learn to survive, sustain, and outperform the volatile & fast-changing corporate world through our innovative style of experiential, learn by doing, beyond the books approach of NBS. They develop a focused thought process and critical thinking needed to understand business issues in depth, produce unique solutions and work through challenging situations.

Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies

NBS’s trademark student-centric approach spots the entrepreneur in you at an early stage. This helps us make custom challenges and growth plan for everyone.

Entrepreneurship demands creativity, a sense of initiative, problem-solving, the ability to marshal resources, and financial and technological knowledge. These competencies enable entrepreneurs excel and adapt to change.

Our unique method of competency identification, competency assessment, competency mapping and Development Intervention puts Narayana Business School miles ahead of the other top ranked Management Colleges in India.

Mentor Based Learning

At Narayana Business School, students experience three layers of mentorship. They learn not only from faculties, but also from industry leaders and their assigned buddy.

The first mentor is your buddy, typically a senior student who has been at NBS longer than the fresh joiners. The student mentor is always with you for any questions you have and will guide you in a way only peers can.

NBS faculties will be your second mentor. They will work on guiding you and developing you into a well-rounded professional ready to excel in the corporate environment.

Finally, you will have a mentor from the industry. You will learn from their work experience, the difficulties they faced and the day-to-day work that they do at their job.

This is what makes NBS Ahmedabad the Best Business School in India.

Is this a trimester or semester pattern course?

The program follows trimester pattern.

Will I get books/study material/ any resources from the college for PGDM?

The college has a well-equipped library with both Books and E-resources. All the required study material will be provided either in the form of E-books, E-notes, or hardcopy notes as required for the content taught.

Unlike most other B-Schools, NBS Ahmedabad does not force students to buy expensive books. Instead, it asks students to use the library, e-books, etc. to avoid unnecessary costs.

Any type of business support facilities/incubation for startups?

College encourages students with entrepreneurial spirit. NBS gives strong impetus to innovative ideas of students. Students get a faculty mentor and an industry mentor to guide them in their business initiatives. The mentors, along with student, work towards the vision of the startup and try to achieve the set goals.

Narayana Business School, in its journey of 21 years, has created a strong alumni network of more than 8500 students. These alumni are placed in reputed corporates at senior positions. Existing students benefit from the college alumni network’s expertise, contacts, and resources to grow their startup.

NBS has created Narayana Foundation for Research and Innovation (NFRI) with an initial corpus of Rs 50 lacs as capital, which is allocated to fund startup ideas. The incubated start-ups at the college have the following benefits:

  • Access to the vast NBS network of Industry Leaders
  • Infrastructure
  • Online and Offline Library
  • Internal Networking amongst the incubated Start ups
  • Air-Conditioned Co-Working Shared Space
  • High Speed Wi-Fi Campus
  • Meeting and Networking joint
  • Amphitheatre and Auditorium for presentations
  • Indoor and Outdoor Sports Complex

What is the attendance requirement for the program?

At Narayana Business School, attendance is a compulsory part of evaluation. The college is equipped with Digital Attendance System at multiple locations where campus based and lecture-based attendance is captured. The attendance of students is reported to parents too. To pass, a student must have minimum 80% attendance in each subject.

How frequently is the curriculum of PGDM updated?

The curriculum is updated every trimester allowing NBS to incorporate the changes in the industry on a near immediate basis. The curriculum at Narayana Business School is highly progressive, and incorporates the latest events and their possible expected outcomes in the case studies. The updates are incorporated at a conceptual level as well as at the application level.

Narayana Business has a legacy of over 2 decades, with 8500+ alumni working in various reputed domestic and multinational organizations and over 480+ corporate connects. The college maintains a strong relationship with both alumni as well as the corporates. This helps NBS stay updated about the contemporary issues in management and business research.

H. Infrastructure Facilities 

How is the infrastructure at Narayana Business School?

Narayana Business School has a sprawling campus of 10 Acers containing modern classrooms, syndicate rooms and conference center with ultra-modern teaching tool, for imparting concepts in a student friendly manner. An air-conditioned Auditorium with seating capacity of 400 is available for seminar and cultural activities. A/C convention center with 150 seating capacity is available for interaction with industry professionals. Open-air Amphitheatre is accessible for entertainment. Jogging-track, fully equipped gym & fitness center, Lawn Tennis and Basketball court, etc. are available for recreational activities.

College campus has seating capacity of 3,000 students at one go, which is the largest across Gujarat.

Infra Facility:

Narayana Business School has 10 Acres of state-of-the-art infrastructure for its students with Green Building Environment friendly campus. 80% of the land is dedicated to lush green gardens to provide energetic and pure study atmosphere. All these facilities provide a productive campus life and a perfect ambience for academic pursuits. The sprawling premise houses the NBS Admission & Management building, class rooms, central library, auditorium, conference hall, cafeteria & canteen, health care center & area for recreational activities.

Wi-Fi Campus:

Students at NBS have access to Wi-Fi throughout the campus. This Wi-Fi campus keeps the students on-line anywhere on campus without the hassle of wires and plug-ins. The campus truly is the high-tech face of the new-age.

Classrooms:

NBS Campus has a sitting capacity of 3,000 students at the campus, which is among the largest campuses in Gujarat. The institute houses multiple AC class rooms designed with the aim of providing a positive learning environment important for budding management leaders. Classroom designs are distinctive, imaginative, and innovative, and provide an outstanding integrated learning environment for all students. All lecture class room are equipped with the latest audiovisual facilities.

Computer Lab:

State of Art Lab, with 400 plus latest computer systems give NBS students edge over others and helps achieve Digital India dream of our prime minister.

Library:

NBS has a splendid reference and lending library with thousands of books, reports, journals, periodicals & CDs.

Auditorium & Amphitheatre:

The in-house facilities include a modern auditorium with 400 plus sitting capacity and a separate Amphitheatre with 250 plus sitting capacity.

Counseling Rooms:

NBS has multiple counselling and conference rooms to guide our students and resolve any problems they may be facing.

Classroom Power Yoga:

The yoga facility at NBS refreshes our students. A trained yoga teacher guides the students. NBS Yoga facility has been appreciated by the students and the benefits are visible in their focus and concentration levels.

Cafeteria:

An all-day cafeteria provides refreshments and fresh food to our busy students.

Recreational Centre

Indoor Sports

NBS houses recreation Centre consisting of Indoor games like Pool Table, Air Hockey, Carom, Chess, and a variety of brain teasers along with other indulging games & activities which acts as stress busters for our students.

Outdoor Sports

A large lush green area covering more than 50% of the land with outdoor recreational activities awaits students who can choose to Lawn tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket and much more.

Health club & Fitness Centre:

NBS provides an in-house modern state-of-the-art health club & fitness center, with a view to facilitate holistic development of mind & body. Our state-of-the-art Gym provides the students opportunity to stay in shape. The gym comes equipped with a host of training equipment as well as fitness equipment.

Is canteen and hostel facility available for the PGDM students?

The Canteen is in college campus and is open for all the students. Students can relax, rejuvenate, and take a break from the hectic schedule. With regards to hostel facility, NBS does not provide in-house hostel facility. The college supports students in finding nearby PGs and hostels.

Any transportation facility provided by the college?

Transportation facility is optional, and it will be provided from pickup points to campus. For more details, contact admin office.

What are the sports facilities available?

Narayana Business School has facilities for indoor as well as outdoor sports. Large infrastructure of the college augurs well for lot of sports activities which the college regularly conducts. Pics of the sports event are available on the college website.

With regards to outdoor sports, the college has basketball court, volleyball court, cricket pitch, and tennis court.

Further, college has also got indoor games like chess, carrom, table tennis, ice hockey and pool at the premises.

The college has a Sports Club which organizes various championships.

I. Industrial Visits / Co-curricular Activities / Extra Curricular Activities

What are Extracurricular / Cocurricular activities at NBS? (Picnic / Events Celebration etc.)

The college organizes many co-curricular activities for the students. The college celebrates Knowledge fest, Indradhanush, Navratri, Ganpati celebration, Rolling Stones, college picnic and various sports activities.

Students’ clubs & committees organise many events & activities round the year.

Back to Bachpan FestSimulation ActivitiesMind Mapping GamesTeam-Building Events
Sports ActivitiesFriendship dayKnowledge FestCultural Fest
Batch PicnicFilm PromotionsCreative ThinkingDesign Thinking
Personal BrandingNetworking SkillsRural ImmersionBridge Programs
College FestInnovation FestStart-up FestIndustrial Visits
Nukkad NatakGamificationsFreshers PartyNavratri Celebrations
Valentine’s DayJanmashtami PartyGanesh UtsavMovie Screenings

And many more to fulfil your co-curricular/extra-curricular needs including all festivities & cultural programs.

Every activity done by the college above helps the student engage with peers of diverse background and hence, learn team work. It builds better communication skills in the students. They learn team building skills, leadership skills, organizing skills and event management skills, among many other skills.

Is there any anti ragging policy available for the admitted students?

Narayana Business School has an extremely strict Anti-Ragging Policy in place. A committee has been put in place that takes care of the same and ensures a peaceful college environment. The Anti Ragging Policy is framed as per the rules and regulations of AICTE.

What are the clubs available for different activities and hobbies?

Our students are leaders, thinkers, and doers. They see the world as their playground for experimentation. With the variety of activities at NBS, you will find something that interests you. Students run several clubs that conduct co-curricular activities as well as several educational clubs.

These clubs include

  • CulComm – The Cultural Committee of NBS conducts and organizes festivals, Student events, Cultural Nights, Alumni Meet, conferences, Guest Sessions, and seminars on campus.
  • PhilComm – With the motto of doing something for society, NBS PhilComm regularly organizes visits to Orphanages, Old Age Homes, and Differently Abled Houses to spend quality time with them.
    The objective is to sensitize aspiring managers to social causes.
  • FinComm – NBS Finance Club contributes aligns and updates students with ongoing trends and happenings of the industry. It guides students towards a career in Banking, non-banking corporate finance, and private wealth management.
  • SportsComm – NBS SportsComm works to provide 360-degree developmental opportunities to students. SportsComm organizes sporting activities for the students to keep them mentally and physically fit.
    SportsComm organizes tournaments of Cricket, Football, Basket Ball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Carom, Chess, Snooker, etc.
  • MarComm – MarComm provides support and resources to members interested in a career in the field of marketing. MarComm organizes guest sessions from Industry Stalwarts. MarComm organizes a flagship series of sessions from the legends of marketing known as “MAX – Marketing Excellence Series.”
    The Major objective of MarComm is to focus on the empowerment of NBS students by focusing on Creativity, Innovation.
  • HRComm – HRComm organizes activities to emphasize the development of interpersonal skills needed in the corporate world.
    HRcomm serves as a platform for all HR enthusiasts to explore the vast ocean of HR knowledge and to sustain and preserve the ideals of Human resource management.
  • NBSpreneurs – NBS houses a state-of-the-art entrepreneur’s cell. It is a place where innovations & latest ideas are incubated and promoted. Through a wide network across the industry, NBSpreneur cell provides students with mentorship, guidance, and financial as well as infrastructural support.
    Start-Ups are incubated with an initial corpus of up to 50 lakhs capital for innovative & unique ideas.
  • ClickComm – The Photography Club at NBS aims to provide a supportive environment for interested photography students to share their creativity, knowledge, and passion for photography. The committee allows its members to collaborate and exhibit their expertise on various social event platforms.
    The ClickComm is the backbone for every event at NBS for capturing and turning them into Cherish Golden Memories.
  • EdComm – The Editorial committee aims to disseminate the information and exhibit the Intellectual Writing capabilities of students by allowing them to publish Articles, Blogs, Research papers, Quarterly newsletters thus giving them exposure to unleash their creativity at best.
    The committee is responsible for the documentation of activities and events happening in the institute and publish them in the newsletter. Edcomm also conducts competitions to enhance the linguistic skills of the students.
  • SoMComm – The social media committee is responsible for publicizing the events and activities on social media platforms. Students actively participate in various events organized during the NBS social media week.
    The Committee fosters its responsibility by creating, posting, moderating, and updating varied Institute activities on social media platforms.
  • PlaceComm – Placement Committee takes care of the whole placement process. They build corporate links through guest lectures by senior delegates, plant visits, and industrial visits. The committee is an interface between the aspirants, alumni, and corporates.
    The Placecomm takes care of activities like development of the placement brochure, skills – jobs mapping, conducting Mock Group discussion and Personal Interviews, facilitating on-campus interviews, etc. The Committee works under the close guidance of the Placement Department.

These clubs play a pivotal role in giving our students an event filled life and vastly improves the culture of NBS. Club leaders bring in seasoned executives who conduct skill-building sessions and do resume reviews, as well as have informal lunch talks and provide broad networking opportunities to our students.

Do I get any additional guidance when needed?

Definitely. NBS has a unique mentorship program in which students discuss their problems and potential areas of improvement with their mentors. NBS’s Mentor Mentee program helps students reach up to their potential.

V. Covid-19 Pandemic Response

How did NBS cope up with During Covid – 19? Did Education quality suffer?

NBS is equipped with Microsoft office 365 products. Our faculties and students are trained in using Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 products. Microsoft Teams offers seamless connectivity with students for online classes. With the use of the same, NBS continued the syllabus as per our academic schedule. Online exams were conducted via Microsoft Teams to test knowledge of students. Our campus is 100% cloud campus using Microsoft Office 365.

Did Value Added Subjects suffer during Covid Pandemic?

No. Apart from the regular online teaching sessions to enhance skill set, NBS offered enrollment opportunities in various courses via coursera.org. These short-term courses included various personality development courses, IT skill development courses, marketing specialization, finance specialization, marketing specialization courses. Students received certificates on completion of the course.