2 Year Full Time Analytics Program Jointly Offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata


Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) is a two year full time diploma program aimed at creating business analytics professionals who can fill the talent gap in this area for multinationals and reputed domestic companies. This program is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in solving relevant and challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. Some of the salient features of the program include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands-on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the curriculum, and availability of placement opportunities at all three institutes.

The tuition fee for the 2-year programme for the 2015-17 batch is fixed at INR 16.2 lakhs


Program Overview:

PGDBA participants will visit the three institutions – ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, and IIM Calcutta for a total duration of nearly 22 months.

Each of the three institutes will focus on a separate area of business analytics, in accordance with its expertise and competence.

IIM Calcutta will focus on the application of analytics in functional areas of management.

ISI Kolkata will bring to the table its expertise in statistical and machine learning theories for analytics.

IIT Kharagpur will engage with the technology aspects of analytics.

The program is strictly residential. Each institute will arrange board and lodging for the students during the period they spend there.


  1. A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with a minimum of 10+2+4 years of formal education.
  2. A candidate must have a valid score for at least one of the following examinations:
    1. CAT: CAT 2014 held in November 2014.
    2. GMAT: Score not earlier than 2 years from April 17, 2015.
    3. GRE: Score not earlier than 2 years from April 17, 2015.
    4. GATE: Score not earlier than 2 years from April 17, 2015.

Important Dates:

Last date for receiving the application: April 17, 2015

Announcement of shortlisted candidates for PI: On or before April 28, 2015

PI for shortlisted candidates: May 9 and 10, 2015

Announcement of final offer: On or before May 22, 2015

Commencement of PGDBA: June 22, 2015

Following is a short introductory video about this course:

To know more about the program visit: https://programslive.iimcal.ac.in/pgdba-about-programme


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