MBA Admission Policy (International Students)
- International Students
- Eligibility Requirements
- Admission Process
- Fee details
- Regulatory Requirements
This document summarizes the approach of IIM Bodh Gaya to prepare the admission list for its MBA Batch 2023-25 for International Students only. IIM Bodh Gaya reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut-offs mentioned at any time till the actual admission process for the batch is completed.
The basic objective of IIM Bodh Gaya’s admission process is to identify meritorious candidates for admission under seats for International Students. IIM Bodh Gaya duly recognize academic merit consistency and experience.
The number of seats for international students will be 9 (3% of 300). These three percent seats will be over and above the seats for Indian students (selected through CAT). Admission to these seats will be open for International Students only. The International Students is defined as the following:
- Any foreign national, defined as a person who is a citizen of a country other than India.
- Any Overseas Citizen of India, as defined by the government of India rules from time to time.
- Any Non-Resident Indian, defined as any Indian Citizen who has been abroad (for living, study or work outside India) for a period of 360 days in the last two years (e.g., from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2023 for admission to MBA 2023-25 Batch). The candidate must not have been in India on the date of the applicable CAT examination (e.g. CAT 2022 for admission to MBA 2023-25 Batch).
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3, or 10+2+4), with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from any recognized university/institution. In case any of the degree is obtained from the University/Institute/Board outside India, the candidate must produce the equivalence certificate by the Association of Indian Universities. In this regard, the rules framed by the Association of Indian Universities and the Ministry of Education will be applicable. In case of the degree is obtained in India, it must from any of the Universities 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, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
The candidate must have appeared in GMAT examination during the last four complete calendar years including the early months of the year in which admission is given (e.g. 2019 – 2023 for admission to MBA 2023-25 Batch). The appearance in GMAT prior to the above period will not be considered (e.g. 1st January 2019 for admission to MBA 2023-25 Batch).
 The candidate must submit the scorecard by the last date of application, i.e., 15st April 2023.
- Online Application Form,
- Short listing candidates for Personal Interview (PI) process based on GMAT score and Profile
- Conducting the PI process.
- Preparing the Final Merit List based on performance in GMAT, PI score and Profile score as indicated in Section 3.
- Data and Documents for Online Application process
Candidates will be asked to apply through online portal. Last date of Form Submission will be 15th April 2023.Instruction for 10th, 12th and UG score: ^
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in 10th, 12th and UG would be calculated based on the regulation of Board/University. If there is no such regulation regarding aggregate marks from the concerned board/University, then the aggregate marks of all the subjects that appear in the grade sheet should be considered for calculating the passing percentage.Following Work Experience will be considered (till the last date of the application):^
- Working as an employee in Public Limited Company, Private Limited Company, LLP, Government Service (Central/State/PSU), or Society Firm.
- Working as a director in Private Limited Company.
- Working as a partner in LLP/Partnership Firm.
- Working as a proprietor in Sole Proprietorship.
- Providing practice based professional services (CA/CS/CMA, MBBS, LLB etc.).
Only full-time work experience post UG will be considered. Any internship which is done as part of the any course work or any work experience prior to the completion of UG degree will not be considered.
^ List of supporting documents will be intimated at the time application process will be announced.
If at any later stage, it is observed that the candidates had submitted any forged data/document, his/her admission will be cancelled without any refund.
Any misrepresentation or suppression of information by a candidate in filling the Online Form or at any later stage, will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate from IIM Bodh Gaya without any refund.
- Criteria for Short listing to PI and WAT (Writing Ability Test) process
At different stages of the selection process ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of an applicant will be used. An applicant's AR score is the sum of the rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Refer to Annexure) based on the evaluation of Statement of Purpose & Letter of Recommendation, the bachelor's degree programme (depending upon the discipline) and work experience (as on March 31, 2023) respectively. For details of academic disciplines, please refer to Table 3 in Annexure.
Taking GMAT percentiles in verbal, quantitative and overall, a merit list will be drawn and shortlisted for WAT & PI using the Composite Score (CS) as follows: composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1.Criteria: C1: C1. PT ≥ 75, PQ ≥ 60 and PV ≥ 60,
CS (Composite Score) = 0.35 * Normalised Application Rating score + 0.65 * Normalised overall score in GMAT
According to the desired number of candidates to be called for PI and WAT, candidate will be called from the merit list prepared above.
- Criteria for Preparing the Merit List
The candidates, who have scored more than or equal to the minimum performance requirement in the PI, will be considered for the final merit list. The candidate who has scored less than the minimum performance requirement in PI will not be a part of the final merit list.
Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS).
The FCS of a candidate who have scored more than or equal to the minimum performance requirement in the PI will be computed as follows:FCS = 0.50 * Normalised PI Score + 0.10 * Normalised WAT Score + 0.25 * Normalised GMAT Score + 0.15 * AR
Rating Score A: - 15 – Evaluation of Statement of Purpose (Essay Type Questions as part of Application Process)Rating Score B: - 5 – Evaluation of Letter of Recommendation
Table 1: Rating Scores for the Bachelor's Degree Examination (Rating Score C)
|.||AC-1||AC-2||AC-3||AC-4 & AC-6||AC-5|
|Rating Score C||Percent score in Bachelor's Degree||Percent score in Professional courses||Percent score in Bachelor's Degree||Percent score in Bachelor's Degree||Percent score in Bachelor's Degree|
|1||<= 55||<= 50||<= 55||<= 60||<= 50|
|2||> 55 and <= 60||> 50 and <= 53||> 55 and <= 60||> 60 and <= 65||> 50 and <= 55|
|3||> 60 and <= 62||> 53 and <= 55||> 60 and <= 65||> 65 and <= 70||> 55 and <= 60|
|5||> 62 and <= 65||> 55 and <= 57||> 65 and <= 70||> 70 and <= 75||> 60 and <= 65|
|8||> 65 and <= 70||> 57 and <= 63||> 70 and <= 80||> 75 and <= 85||> 65 and <= 75|
|10||> 70||> 63||> 80||> 85||> 75|
Table 2: Rating Scores for Work Experience (Rating Score D)
|Work Experience in Month (as filled in the Application Form)||Rating Score D|
|< 12 months||0|
|>= 12 and <= 36 months||0.20 * (number of months of work experience – 11)|
|> 36 months||5|
3. Categories for bachelor's degree/integrated master's degree
AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects):
Part I: MBBS, MD (USA)
Part II: BDS, BAMS, BHMS
AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS), Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI).
AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA degrees. In particular, including
I (All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees (Excluding all degrees in Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Jewelry Design/Footwear Design, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology).
In particular, including
|AC-5 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW and LLB.
In particular, including
|AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.|
Fee: 35,000 USD for MBA 2023-25 batch (International Students) + Caution Deposit of 500 USD. The mentioned fee is for MBA 2023-25 batch (International Students) only. The same will be increased/adjusted by the inflation/exchange factor each year.
Medical Insurance, VISA and other travel related cost to be paid by the candidate.
Equivalence Certificate for Educational Qualifications /Degrees obtained outside India - If any of the Educational Qualifications/ Degrees (10th, 12th, or UG) are obtained from the University/Institute/Board outside India, the candidate must produce the equivalence certificate by the Association of Indian Universities. The rules framed by the Association of Indian Universities and the Ministry of Education will be applicable in this regard.
Entry VISA - On receipt of the offer letter from IIM Bodh Gaya, foreign national students should approach an Indian embassy/consulate and request a Student VISA with multiple entries (dual entry at the minimum for practical reasons). On entering India, the foreign national student should register at IIM Bodh Gaya and pay the program fees. IIM Bodh Gaya will issue a bonafide certificate after registration as a Student.
Registration at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office: by Student - Within 14 days of entering India on a student visa and after receiving a bonafide certificate, the foreign national should apply to the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), Kolkata for a Registration Certificate / Residential Permit (RC/RP). The application form and checklist may be downloaded from the FRRO website.
Information to Local Administration: by Institute - Upon the arrival of the student in the campus/hostel, the institute will inform/report to the local administration (Police Dept.) as per the law applicable in the State of Bihar.
Orientation/Sensitization towards culture, law, and customs of the Land - International Students, upon their arrival on the campus of IIM Bodh Gaya, will be sensitized around the law of the land, local culture, and customs through a formal orientation session.
Non-availability of Student Exchange Program - Students will not be eligible to take in Student Exchange Program.
Final Placement - Career Development Centre will help the students in connecting and networking with the companies for career opportunities.
Similarity with MBA (for Indian Citizens through CAT) Program
Apart from the different Admission Process & Fee Payable, and points mentioned above, all other aspects of the MBA Program will be similar for both international students (Foreign nationals, OCIs/PIOs, and NRIs selected through GMAT) and Indian students (selected through CAT).
Any dispute concerning Admissions for the MBA Batch (International Students) would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Bodh Gaya Only.