Frequently Asked Questions - Admissions

Q.1) What is the course offered in DMI?

Ans: DMI offers two-year full-time AICTE approved Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PDM).

Q.2) What is the intake of DMI?

Ans: DMI has approved intake of 60 for the PDM Programme.

Q.3) How can I apply for DMI?

Ans: The process of admission for the Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PDM) starts with an Admissions Notification by the Institute in the newspapers; other print and electronic media; and the website of the Institute. The notification is issued during October - November for the batch commencing its programme in the month of June 2022. All applications for admission to PDM have to be filled online by visiting the DMI’s Website

Q.4) What is the application fees of DMI?


a) Rs. 300/- for General;

b) Rs. 200/- for BC, EBC, EWS & Female;

c) Rs. 100/- for SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA)

Q.5) How can I get application form & brochure of DMI?

Ans: You have to apply through online mode only, by visiting the institute’s website Upon submission of the application form, the institute will send the Admissions Brochure to the address mentioned by you in the application form.

Q.6) What is the criteria for selection in the PDM programme?

# Criteria Weightage
1 CAT / XAT / GMAT / CMAT / MAT Score 35%
2 Group Exercises 10%
3Assessment of Writing Skills5%
4 Personal Interview 30%
5 Academic Performance 10%
6 Participation Sports / Extra-Curricular Activities, Academic Diversity and Gender Diversity 10%

The Institute may define cut-off scores for each or a few of the above processes for selection of candidates, and may also define sectional cut-off scores within each or any of the above processes.

Q.7) What is the average/cut-off marks for selection in PDM?

Ans: The selection in DMI is on merit basis and the top 60 candidates (considering the Bihar reservation policy for educational institutions) who have performed exceptionally well and received the highest marks will be offered the admissions to PDM Programme.

Q.8) Which scorecard will be considered if I provide both (CAT & MAT) scorecard?

Ans: For the consideration of the scorecard for evaluation purpose, either the candidate has to confirm on the selection day (GE & PI) or, the Institute will consider the scorecard in which the candidate has scored maximum and is valid for the particular admissions year.

Q.9) Is there any possibility for SKYPE interview for selection Process?

Ans: No, the SKYPE facility is not available for the admissions selection process. However, the DMI is providing reimbursement of the travel expenses on the actual basis up to three AC in trains along with the accommodation facility for outstation candidates, who are called for the selection process at DMI campus in Patna

Q.10) Where does the GE/PI is conducted?

Ans: The GE/PI shall preferably be conducted in institutes premises at Second Floor in Udyog Bhawan, Patna, Bihar.

Q.11) Can DMI arrange my GE/PI in other state?

Ans: If DMI will organise the GE/ PI in other states, it will be well communicated to the candidates in advance and also the tentative schedule will be uploaded on the website.

Q.12) Does DMI offers any other course?

Ans: DMI offers two-year PGDM in Development Management, which is approved by AICTE.

Q.13) I am a graduation final year student can I appear for the selection process this year?

Ans: Students in the final year of graduation may also apply for admission to the PDM programme in the DMI. However, you have to provide the final year graduation mark sheet before the commencement of the programme

Q.14) What about the placement of DMI?

Ans: Since inception, DMI has had a record of full Placements with few students receiving more than one offer.

Q.15) What was the average package offered last year?

Ans: The average package offered last year during placements was Rs.4.8 lakhs

Q.16) What is the educational requirements for PDM programme?

Ans: Minimum 3-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DA candidates) in aggregate from a recognised University/Institute by UGC/ AICTE. Students appearing for their final year degree examination may also apply.

Q.17) What is the fee structure of DMI?

Ans: The total fee of the PDM programme is ₹ 6 lakhs. The amount is payable as five instalments (Term wise) in two years.

Q.18) Is there any other charges?


a) An additional amount of ₹ 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) is to be paid as caution money upon offer of admission, which is refundable.
b) Hostel accommodation cost is subsidised but participants will be required to pay ₹ 1,500 (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred only) per month towards hostel maintenance fee.
c)  Food charges to be paid to the service provider.

Q.19) Can I do it as a day scholar (without taking hostel or staying on my own)?

Ans: The PDM programme is fully residential and the participants are required to stay in the hostel. The Institute provides the best possible amenities to make participants’ life in the hostel comfortable. The hostel has recreational facilities, round-the-clock security and electronic surveillance helping in promoting a quality lifestyle.

Q.20) Is DMI a government institution?

Ans: The Development Management Institute (DMI) is conceived and established by the Govt. of Bihar as an autonomous institution. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar is the president of the DMI Society that governs the institute.

Q.21) Is DMI affiliated with any University?

Ans: DMI is an autonomous management institute and its two-year PDM programme is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since its inception in 2014.

Q.22) What is the medium of education at DMI?

Ans: The medium of communication is English in the PDM programme.

Q.23) Does DMI offers any correspondence course?

Ans: As of date, DMI is not offering any correspondence or part-time course.

For other admissions-related query, please contact:

Tel: (0612) 267 5180 / 267 5181
Mobile: +91- 95230 96030
Email: admissions[@]