Last Updated - November 28 2017

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s 100-acre campus is located in Gandhinagar, which is the capital city of Gujarat and located 23 Km North from a well developed city called Ahmedabad with a population of 8 million people. The city is famous for its remarkable cultural development and social life.

PDPU offers multiple courses ranging from engineering, arts and management along with maximum exposure and opportunities to its students through various national and International exchange programs with Best Universities worldwide. For development of its faculties and staff the University endeavors for various Joint Exchange and Research programs.

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has been established by GERMI as a Private University through the State Act enacted on 4th April, 2007.

Total number of Seats available for MBA Admission at SPM-PDPU:

  • Energy and Infrastructure Management: 60
  • General Management (with specialization in Financial Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management): 60

The MBA Admission Office of SPM-PDPU shall conduct the MBA Admission process for the MBA batch 2018-20.

Eligibility and Selection Process

Eligibility Criteria:

Only Candidates who have appeared at Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 conducted by IIMs/Xavier Admission Test (XAT) 2018 conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur are eligible to apply.

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate in all semesters/trimesters or equivalent CGPA, of any University 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

  • In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained bachelor's degree.
  • In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by the SPM by dividing earned CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the quotient with 100.
  • A candidate appearing for the final year semester examination of bachelor's degree or equivalent can also apply. Such candidates must have to obtain 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all the semesters/years.
  • Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally with an undertaking to submit the final marks sheet/grade sheet.
  • not later than September 30, 2018, and the degree certificate not later than June 15, 2019, to the School.
  • However, the admission shall be cancellable if the final marks sheet/grade sheet and the degree certificate are not submitted latest by September 30, 2018, and if the candidate has not met the prescribed eligibility criteria, in such case the fees paid will not be refundable except the deposit money.
  • Non-fulfilment of the above conditions/dates will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission, otherwise, the admission shall stand canceled and the fees paid will not be refundable except the deposit money

Selection Process:

The candidates who appeared at CAT – 2017/XAT – 2018 and seek admission in the MBA Programme have to apply in the prescribed form, which is available on

The candidates shortlisted on the basis of aggregate CAT/XAT score will be required to appear for group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) at SPM, PDPU or may be at other select locations (subject to minimum applications) on the specified date(s).

Group Discussion (GD): The group discussion (GD) shall be held in a group of about 10-12 students. Students appearing at GD shall be evaluated on the set criteria.

Written Ability Test (WAT): Students shall be required to submit a written assignment on the topic announced at the time of GD and PI. 4.2.3.

Personal Interview (PI): Students appearing at PI shall be evaluated on the set criteria. Relevance of work experience, wherever applicable may be assessed at this stage.

Important Dates:

  • Last date of receiving Application Forms 16th February 2018
  • GD/PI dates for short listed candidates 10th to 13th March 2018
  • Display of information about shortlisted candidates for Admissions 26th March 2018
  • Completion of Admission formalities, fees collection and enrolment 26th to 5th April 2018
  • Operating waiting list 10th April 2018 onwards
  • Payment of balance charges 21st to 25th May 2018
  • Commencement of the academic session 18th June 2018

Reservations and Seat Allocation:

  • Seat allocation to the various categories (SC & ST) is in accordance with the Government rules. The number of seats under each category will be posted at along with the short listed candidates for MBA Programme admission. Seats not filled-in under any reserved category shall be allotted to the general category.
  • NRI/Management Seats: Admission to this category shall be made as per the relevant rules.

Admission Process:

  • BY APPLYING OFFLINE: By downloading the Admission Application Form and sending the duly filled- in application form (available at Offline Admission Form) along with the payment of the application fee of Rs. 1,000 (non-refundable).
  • The application fee can be paid via a demand draft drawn in favour of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, payable at Ahmedabad. The Application fee can also be deposited in the University account at Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) A/C No. 09331131003242. In this case the payment receipt must be enclosed along with the application form.
  • Candidates are required to send filled application form by registered post, or through DTDC courier to reach us on or before the last date specified. For late receipt of the forms or loss of form in transit beyond prescribed last date, SPM-PDPU shall not be responsible.
  • BY APPLYING ONLINE: Candidates who wish to use online application facility are required to fill in Online Application form available on link Apply Online. Candidates applying online shall have the facility to make online payment through the payment options available in the online application process.
  • The last date of receiving the application form is 16th February, 2018.

Selection Criteria:

Selection of students shall be done using the following criteria along with the weights indicated below:





Group Discussion


Written Ability Test


Personal Interview


Work Experience


Academic Performance+




GD/PI Centres

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Bangalore
  • Gandhinagar

Note:- Only if applications for the centre are more than critical number decided by SPM, the centre will be allocated.


MBA Admissions Office

School of Petroleum Management

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Phones: 079-2327 5109/5119

E-mail: [email protected]

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