• Institute obtained GOLD in Management subject rating by QS I-GAUGE.
  • The Times group has ranked the Institute 17th among top B-Schools in South India.
  • Career 360 has rated the Institute as AAA*.
  • The Week magazine in its B-School survey 2021 has ranked the Institute 68th and placed the Institute among the top 75 Private Business Schools in India and 7th in Bangalore.
  • Business World Magazine has rated the Institute 83 among 100 B-Schools in India.
  • Business Standard has rated the Institute  as A5 among B-Schools in India.

MSRIM offers AICTE approved PGDM since 1995

There is no lateral entry and no policy of transfer from sister Institutions.
The institute offers PGDM course is approved by AICTE. It is a two year full time course across 4 semesters.The syllabus is designed by eminent personality from academic, Industry & In-house faculty duly approved by a distinguished board of studies. Performance Evaluation is by following Relative Grading System. The course consists of 38 subjects covers both core & specialization are all totalling to 116 credits and including a Summer Internship Project & Empirical project. Dual specialization is offered.
MSRIM does not offer any other program other than PGDM approved by AICTE.However the institute offer certificate programs in specific and specialised areas of knowledge and skill building relating to business education to students and corporates
Fee structure: Rs. 9.30 lakhs per course to be paid in 1+4 instalments.
Scholarship to the deserving candidate is offered based on the performance throughout the course of study.
The Institute has a record of over  95 % placements. More than 100 companies visit the campus. The pay package ranges from Rs. 6 lakhs p.a to Rs. 17 lakhs p.a and students are getting placed in their respective domain. Placements are by & large within the country and a small percentage secure overseas employment.
The Institute has set up standard selection process to enable selection of meritorious candidates.
  • Qualifying through Performance in Common Admission Test (MAT / CAT / CMAT/ other examinations)
  • Group discussion and Personal interview (conducted by the Institute)


In today’s competitive world, a Post Graduation degree is preferred by both corporates and students for better growth. It gives an edge and enables graduates to be considered for higher level opportunities.

Most students, however, are unable to differentiate between an MBA degree and a PGDM degree. This article aims to clear the doubts in the students’ minds.

Let us first understand the difference between the two courses.

PGDM - Post Graduate Diploma in Management

This is a course offered by autonomous institutes like Ramaiah Institute of Management and are recognized by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). PGDM is generally preferred by corporates as it is a more rigorous and exhaustive course. Institutions accredited with Association of Indian Universities can claim that their PGDM is at par with MBA. 

MBA – Master’s of Business Administration

A management degree offered by universities and can be taken up by any undergraduate from any field. It is also a less exhaustive course when compared to a PGDM program.

Other differences between the two:





Has a broad scope as it allows one to choose multiple specialisations. A Finance major can choose a marketing minor or an Operations major can choose a HR minor and so on.

Limited scope of specialisations

Industry focus

Relevant to industry with updated curriculum matching industry needs.

Focused on curriculum and syllabus

Course depth

Subjects are covered more comprehensively with more depth into the subject matter.

Covers a broad spectrum of the subject

Faculty from industry

Distinguished faculty with industry experience help prepare and mould students for corporate careers better

Faculty from academic background


Uses innovative methods of teaching and ensures students understand concepts in more detail. Role plays, case studies, games, etc. are used as part of teaching pedagogy.

More frontal method of teaching

Industry Preference

Preferred by corporates as it is able to incorporate changing industry requirements dynamically

Less preferred by industry

Skill upgradation

With more industry exposure, a student is able to sharpen skills better and be industry ready


Limited exposure to skill upgradation

Industry connections

High level of industry interactions as industry participates in curriculum development, etc. leading to better placement opportunities for students

Limited industry interaction

Easy financing

Students can avail educational loans at low-interest rates and flexible terms easily due to AICTE recognition

Available for recognised universities

Greater exposure

Internships, projects, interaction with corporates, guest lectures, etc.

Limited exposure

Yes, separate hostel for Male & Female students are available.
Yes, our students avail educational loan.Liaison with bank professionals are facilated by the Institute