Rajagiri Business School – [RBS], Kochi

About the Institution

Rajagiri Business School (RBS) is an autonomous business school, started in the year 2008, to conduct Post Graduate Diploma in Management with the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two year full time course spread over six trimesters. RBS awards Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) to its students who successfully complete the two-year programme and also fulfil all academic requirements laid out by the school in accordance with AICTE norms. Rajagiri Business School was established in the year 2008 in order to fulfil a keenly felt need to provide management education that meets global standards. RBS has the flexibility to design courses which are relevant to the context of business, revise curriculum periodically and add new subjects as per the industry requirements.

The PGDM course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and recognised as equivalent to MBA Degree of an Indian University by Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is an organisation and association of major universities in India The AIU is mainly concerned with the recognition of Degrees/Diplomas awarded by UGC recognized Universities  for the purpose of admission to higher degree courses in Indian Universities.

The PGDM programme of RBS is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE till June 2019. Further it was accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2016.


A.  Eligibility requirement

The eligibility requirements for admission to PGDM is as follows

B. Management Entrance Exams

Entrance score is a pre-requisite for admission to PGDM.

A minimum cut-off score in the entrance exam is required to apply for PGDM

The entrance tests considered by RBS and the cut off are:

Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), in November 2018 50 percentile
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), New Delhi, in January 2019 60
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi, in December 2018 or in February 2019. 500
Kerala Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) which is conducted in February 2019 by Admission Supervisory / Fee Regulatory Committee for Professional Colleges in Kerala. 108
Test Cut-off Marks/Score(Composite Score)

C. Application Process

    • Three year undergraduate degree with 50% marks from an Indian university or approved foreign university or pass in any of the graduate degree.
    • A valid score in the approved management entrance examinations. The valid score is the cut-off mark notified by RBS from time to time.
    • Application can be submitted/obtained through any one of the following methods:
      1. Apply online @ https://rcbs.rajagiri.edu/admissions.php
      2. From the admission help desk of Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies.
    • Fee for the application form is Rs. 1000.Candidates have the option of making the payment of application fee through:
      1. Online payment – internet banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card
      2. Cash Payment or DD in favour of Principal, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, payable at Ernakulam

      Candidate should submit the print out of the application along with a copy of Entrance score card on the date of Group Discussion, personal Interview and Written Skills Test (GD-PI-WST)

    • Uploading photo
      1. Colour photos with candidate’s face clearly visible, straight and at the centre should be uploaded.
      2. Photos should be in JPEG format, and dimensions should be 125 pixels tall and 125 pixels wide. File size of photo should not exceed 500 KB.
      3. Photo uploaded should have white coloured background.
      4. Hats (Religious hats Excluded) Sunglass and Goggles should be avoided.

      Selection Procedure

      A multi-stage selection procedure will be followed for admission.

      E. General Guidelines

      F. Important dates

      Starting date of Application: 15th November 2018
      Closing date of issue of Application: 15th March 2019
      Last date to submit filled in Application forms: 15th March 2019
      Date of Publication of Rank List: 31st March 2019

      For further information

      E-mail : admission@rajagiri.edu
      Ph: +91-9645081287 ;  +91-484 2660601; +91-484 2660555

        • On receipt of online (or filled-in) application form, short-listed candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Skills Test (WST). Short-listed candidates will be intimated by an email and SMS to their registered email id and mobile number.
        • GD-PI-WST are conducted in two phases. During the first phase CAT-2018 and MAT-December 2018 – entrance examination scores are considered. The second phase considers CMAT-January 2019, KMAT (Kerala)-January 2019 and MAT-February 2019 scores.
        • However, any candidates who could not attend the first phase of GD-PI-WST can attend the same during the second phase. Further a candidate can attend GD-PI-WST only once during an admission year.
        • Eligibility verification based on academic and other records will be completed on the same day of GD-PI-WST. Hence candidates need to produce photocopies of all records as mentioned in call letter.
        • Admission will be based on the marks secured in the entrance test, Written Skills Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
        • Previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, non-academic achievements and other similar inputs are considered in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process.
        • The institution has the right to reject an Application that is incomplete or incorrect.
        • Please be aware that ignorance of the guidelines will not be accepted as an excuse.
        • Rajagiri reserves the right to change/alter the dates or timing at any given time during the application process.
        • Candidates should make sure that they enter the correct marks in the “previous qualification” field entry given in the online application form as this data will be carried forward for preparing the selection list. Any error in the marks entered will be treated as fraudulence/falsification of marks and the application will be rejected at any given time during the application/selection or admission process.

Final Placements

Rajagiri with its inception of flagship programme , Masters in Human Resources Management (MHRM) in 1984 has been in forefront among the institutes that corporates hire management students. Strong fundamentals and experiential learning method made our pedagogy a unique one which later evolved as much talked ‘Rajagiri Immersive Learning Experience’, a highly researched and implemented learning culture.

A rigorous selection process intend to map the six competencies – Conceptual clarity, social sensitivity & integrity, Decision Making, Independent & team player, Solving Business Problems and Communication are being carried out to develop a pool of talent that today’s organization is looking for as prospective hire. The strong social work background of CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) Management, who runs the B-school enabled a socially responsible management education and value based approach to the business.

In two years of fully residential and autonomous programmes such as MBA, PGDM and MHRM, a student is put through a wide variety, yet structured learning methodology and the robust mentoring helps his/her to achieve career goals better than otherwise. Industry partnerships and associations also have been instrumental in becoming a campus that attracts over 100 recruiter every year for campus placements in the last 3 years with 30-50 % of new recruiters added year on year.

Contact Us

Rajagiri Business School
(A CMI Institution)

Rajagiri Valley P. O, Kakkanad,
Kochi – 682 039, Kerala,

  • 91 – 484 – 2426554
  • 91 – 484 – 2660555
  • 91 – 484 – 2660601
  • 91 – 484 – 2426578
  • information@rajagiri.edu
  • admission@rajagiri.edu (Admission Queries)


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