MBA v/s PGDM Nomenclature & Seats

If you want to do an MBA in Maharashtra you can either apply for MBA/MMS Program (Masters in Management Studies) Seats or you can apply for the PGDM Program (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) seats of the Institutes. The processes differ in both cases.

MMS or PGDM: One of the questions that most MBA aspirants have is  - should we go in for an MBA or PGDM. Mentioned below are the a few important points that you should keep in mind while taking up either of the two. Some institutes like SIMSREE, Welingkar, K J Somaiya etc have both MMS as well as PGDM Programs. The decision can be taken after considering the below mentioned pointers, however the Institute Ranking is what matters irrespective of you considering an MMS or a PGDM.

1 Only One Application – Common Admission Process Different Application forms for different Institutes
2 Admission Process controlled by Maharshtra DTE Admission Process controlled by the Institute
3 Provides an MMS Degree at the end of the program Provides a PGDM Certification at the end of the program
4 Program under the control of the particular university that the Institute is affiliated to Program controlled by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education)

Admission to MBA/MMS Program seats: For admission to the MMS/MMBA Program seats, you will have to take the MBA/MMS MAH-CET which is conducted by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) & follow the DTE CAP  (DTE-Common Admission Process)  thereafter. MAH-CET test is conducted in the month of March every year. The test is followed by the CAP Rounds for all Maharashtra State University seats of various colleges.

There are different type of seats reserved and available in the CAP process. A small description is mentioned in the below points (To know more about DTE MAH-CET Admission Process click here )

Ways of securing admission in MMS Program.

  • Direct Admission Allotment in CAP Rounds
  • Institute Level Seats – Admissions via Institute level Forms
  • Minority Seats – Admissions Via Allotment in CAP Rounds
  • Maharashtra State Seats: Applicable for students holding Maharashtra Domicile (To know more about MS Category & OMS Category Eligibility - click here). These seats are further divided into
    • Home University Seats (HU Seats)– Seats available through CAP for the University under the jurisdiction of which that Institute is located
    • Other Than Home University Seats (OHU Seats) - Seats available through CAP for Universities other than University under the jurisdiction of which that Institute is located.
    • State Level Seats (SL Seats)– These seats are available through CAP to all Maharashtra State candidates irrespective of the candidates Home University Area.
    • Seats reserved for Backward class candidates: Seats reserved for SC,ST, Vimukt Jati & Denotified Tribes (VJ/DT) I.e. NT (A), Nomadic Tribes 1 (NT-B), NT 2 (NT-C), NT 3 (NT-D) & OBC. To view the break up of seats - click here)
  • All India Seats: AI Seats  (for MS & OMS Candidates) : These seats are available under CAP for all Eligible Maharashtra State and Other Than Maharashtra State Candidates.
  • Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Seats: one seat over and above the sanctioned Intake in each management institute is available under CAP
  • Foreign Nationals/Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/Childern of Indian Workers in Gulf : 15% seats of sanctioned Inatke
  • Ward of NRI Seats: 5% of Sanctioned Intake available
  • Institute Level Seats: Max 20% seats of Sanctioned Intake
  • Minority Seats: minimum 51% of seats of sanctioned intake available for admission to Minority Community in unaided minority Institutions. (To view the list of Institutes click here )


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