Frequently Asked Questions - Admissions

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

Ans: DMI offers two-year full-time residential AICTE-approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Development Management) PGDM (DM) programme

Q.2) What are the eligibility criteria for the PGDM (DM) programme?

Ans:

  1. Minimum 3-years Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/Differently Abled candidates) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institute by UGC or AICTE.  Students appearing for their final degree examination may also apply. 
  2.  Valid Score in  CAT 2022 / XAT 2023 / GMAT/ CMAT 2023/ MAT (Sep. 2022 or later) for PGDM (DM) 2023-25 admissions.
  3.  Reservation Policy: As per the rules applicable to educational institutions in Bihar

Q.3) Are final-year degree students eligible for the admission process?

Ans: Yes. Students appearing for their final year  degree examination may also apply. The students must complete their final year examinations before joining the program. The students from all disciplines with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/Differently Abled candidates) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institute by UGC or AICTE are eligible for applying to the program. 

Q.4) What is the intake of DMI?

Ans: DMI has approved intake of 60 for the PGDM (DM) Programme.

Q.5) How can I apply for DMI?

Ans: The admission process for the Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (DM) 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 July 2023. All applications for admission to PGDM(DM) must be filled out online by visiting the DMI’s Website for admissions:  https://admissions.dmi.ac.in/ 

Please visit the above webpage for detailed information about the requirements for filling up the application form.

Q.6) What is the application fees of DMI?

Ans:

  1.  Rs. 300/- for General;
  2.  Rs. 200/- for BC, EBC, EWS & Female;
  3.  Rs. 100/- for SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA)

Q.7) How can I get application form & brochure of DMI?

Ans:  Students have to fill  the online application form. The students register themselves on the admissions portal (admissions.dmi.ac.in) by verifying their phone number. Students who have registered are provided with a login ID and password sent on their registered email ID to complete the rest of the application. Once the application is completed and the fee payment is done, the filled-in application will be available for download.  The students receive a hard copy of the brochure upon submission of their application for admission to PGDM (DM) 2023-25 online. 

The admission brochure is also available for download in pdf format from the website: https://www.dmi.ac.in/admissions in pdf format. This website provides detailed information about the admissions at DMI.

Q.8) Does DMI require any Management Entrance Exams for admission into PGDM (DM) programme?


Ans: Yes. The college requires the applicant to take at least one of the following Management Entrance Exams: CAT 2022, XAT 2023, MAT (Sep. 2022 or after), CMAT 2023, GMAT for applying to DMI. 

Q.9) Can we apply for the PGDM (DM) 2023-25 program before obtaining the scores in the Management Entrance Exam?
  1. Ans: 
    1. At the time of submitting the application, the students should register for any one or more of the Management Entrance Exams (CAT 2022, XAT 2023, MAT (Sep. 2022 or after), CMAT 2023, GMAT). 
    2.  You must provide the exam registration details, choose the result awaited as an option and complete the rest of the application, including the fee payment. 
    3. Once the results are announced, you may visit your dashboard, update the application with the score/percentile, and upload the scorecard document on the portal for the selection process. 

    Q.10) What is the criteria for selection in the PGDM (DM) programme?

    Ans:

    # 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.11) What is the average/cut-off marks for selection in PGDM (DM)?

    Ans: The selection in DMI is on a 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 admission to the PDM Programme.

    Q.12) Which scorecard will be considered if I provide more than one scorecard?

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

    Q.13) Is there any possibility for Online interview for selection Process?

    Ans: The selection process (GD & PI) is expected to be offline for 2023-25 admissions. However, DMI may conduct an online selection process uniformly for all the candidates in the event of unanticipated exigencies. DMI does not reimburse any travel expenses incurred in attending the selection process in person at DMI or any other venue. 

    Q.14) Where does the GE/PI is conducted?

    Ans: The GE/PI shall preferably be conducted in the institute’s premises at Second Floor in Udyog Bhawan, Patna, Bihar

    Q.15) Can DMI arrange my GE/PI in other state?

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

    Q.16) Does DMI offers any other course?

    Ans: DMI offers only one programme - two-year fully residential PGDM in Development Management, which is approved by AICTE.

    Q.17) 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 PGDM (DM) programme in the DMI. However, you must provide the final year graduation mark sheet before the commencement of the programme.

    Q.18) What about the placement of DMI?

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

    Q.19) What was the average package offered last year?

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

    Q.20) What is the educational requirements for PGDM (DM) 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.21) What is the fee structure of DMI?

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

    Q.22) Is there any other charges?

    Ans:

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

    Q.23) Can I do it as a day scholar (without taking hostel or staying on my own)?

    Ans: The PGDM (DM) programme is fully residential, and the participants must 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 PGDM (DM) 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 PGDM (DM) programme.

    Q.23) Does DMI offers any correspondence course?

    Ans: Currently, DMI is not offering any correspondence or part-time course.

    Q.24) Does DMI provide any scholarships for pursuing the PGDM (DM) program?

    Ans: DMI offers all its students merit-based scholarships - up to 100% tuition fee waiver. Every PDM participant will be eligible for Scholar Support through a partial/ full fee waiver for every Interactive Learning Term based on her/ his performance in the immediate preceding Interactive Learning Term. The details of the percentage of tuition fee waiver and the minimum academic standard to be attained by any participant to be eligible for the tuition fee waiver are given in the table available at 

    https://dmi.ac.in/financial-assistance-scholarship

    Q.25) What kind of financial assistance is provided by DMI for the students of the PGDM (DM) programme?

    Ans: DMI offers all its students merit-based scholarships - up to 100% tuition fee waiver. Every PDM participant will be eligible for Scholar Support through a partial/ full fee waiver for every Interactive Learning Term based on her/ his performance in the immediate preceding Interactive Learning Term. The details of the percentage of tuition fee waiver and the minimum academic standard to be attained by any participant to be eligible for the tuition fee waiver are given in the table available at https://dmi.ac.in/financial-assistance-scholarship
    Apart from the scholar support, educational loans are given by banks, and the students may also avail low interest-rate loans up to Rs. 4 lakhs under Bihar Student Credit Card Scheme.

    Q.26) Does DMI provide follow reservations for admissions?
    Ans: Yes. Reservation Policy is as per the rules applicable to educational institutions in Bihar

    Q.27) What is the internship structure available at DMI?
    Ans: Unlike regular management schools, DMI emphasizes more on learning by doing, also known as experiential learning. The two-year program has three experiential learning modules. 
    Experiential Learning is designed to provide exposure to the complexities of managing development programmes and the best practices adopted by National and International Development Organizations to supplement classroom learning. The DMI Faculty and Participants closely interact at all the stages of the Experiential Learning phases.

    Experiential Learning happens in three phases:   Development Immersion (DI), Enterprise Learning (EL), and Management Internship (MI).

    1. Development Immersion (DI): (Five Weeks)  :Development Immersion involves first-hand experience of understanding and working within diverse development contexts; 
    2. Enterprise Learning (EL): (Six Weeks)  : Enterprise Learning focuses on learning about functional aspects of governance and management of enterprises, resources, and institutions; and
    3. Management Internship (MI): Ten Weeks: Management Internship engages participants to work on projects about livelihoods promotion and/or project work in community/ cooperative/ social collective enterprises or government/ civil society organisations including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
    The Experiential Learning segments account for 36 credit of work out of a total of 126 credits for the programme.

    Q.28) What is the course structure of DMI?
    Ans: Interactive Learning consists of Foundational, Functional, and Integrative courses in Management like human resources, marketing, finance, operations, social, development, and decision sciences. The course-work comprising 90 credits is spread across five terms to introduce concepts and theories and build analytical skills and knowledge for application in real-life situations. The curriculum is constantly reviewed to keep it relevant to the current and future requirements. The experiential learning segment comprises three modules that account for 36 credits of work out of a total of 126 credits for the programme. The course structure and the number of credits per term are available in detail at the following link: https://dmi.ac.in/course-structure-pgdm-dm

    Q.29) What documents to be submitted to DMI at the time of taking admission to PGDM (DM) 2023-25?
    Ans:
    Requirements at the time of taking admisson:
    10th, 12th & Graduation mark sheets
    Valid document for identity proof (Aadhaar / PAN / Passport / Driving License / Voter Card ), anyone
    Category/caste certificate, issued by the competent authority of the Government of Bihar, as applicable.
    Residential proof for applicants claiming Domicile of Bihar.
    Disability certificate (for Differently-Abled (DA) Person)
    Registration details of at least one or more Management Entrance Exam(s) (CAT 2022 / XAT 2023 / GMAT/ CMAT 2023/ MAT (Sep. 2022 or after) for PGDM (DM) 2023-25 admissions.
    Work experience certificate, if any
    Certificate of Sports / Extracurricular Activity, 10+2 Onwards, if any

    Q.30) Does DMI require Email or Phone verification for applying to PGDM (DM) 2023-25?
    Ans: Yes The application requires
    Valid and active personal Email-Id for verification and future correspondence
    Valid and active Mobile Number for future correspondence.

    Q.31) Important Note:

    Ans: Please Note: DMI accepts only online admission applications.
    1. A Verification email will be shared to the applicants upon registration and students need to verify their email id to start the application form. (You are advised to check your Inbox).
    2. The applicants are requested to continue and complete the application form, make payment, and submit the application.
    3. A confirmation email shall be sent after successfully submitting the application form with payment.
    4. Since the eligibility will be screened based on information furnished in the application form, candidates are advised to fill in the correct and complete information in the online application form, as no changes in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/entertained afterward.
    5. Only one application must be submitted by the candidate, and the Application fee is non-refundable.
    6. You may apply while awaiting the results of the Management Entrance Exam. However, don’t forget to upload your scorecard for the Management Entrance Exam once the results are announced. 

    Q.32) What are the requirements at time of applying for PGDM (DM) 2023-25?
    Ans:
    1. Upload Passport size photograph* (mandatory for submission of application)
    2. Enter the identity proof information - Choose the type of identity card and enter its number.  (Aadhaar / PAN / Passport / Driving License / Voter Card ), any one of the above* (mandatory for submission of application)
    3.Management Entrance Exam Score/Percentile (if results are awaited, you may choose the result awaited and submit the application. An email message with a link for updating the score/percentile will be shared with you for updating your application


    Q.33) For other admissions-related queries, please contact:

    Ans:

    Tel: (0612)-2324100

    Tel: (0612)-2675180
    Mobile: +91- 95230 96030
    Email: admissions[@]dmi.ac.in