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  1. About the Program
    • Name of the school : School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) School of Business Design
    • School location : Plot no 76, Sector 44 Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) Haryana - 122003
    • Year school started : 2008
    • Any ranking of the school : o AICTE Approved (2 Year PGDM Program)
    • Name of the program :
      • One Year Post Graduate Programs (PGPM)
      • PGPM -BL – Post Graduate Program Business Leadership
      • PGPM- HRL – Post Graduate Program Human Resource Leadership
      • PGDM (AICTE Approved)- Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  2. Admission Criteria
    • NMAT by GMAC™ score range :
      • PGPM-BL & PGPM-HRL
        We accept NMAT scores. In case students fails to appear for NMAT, we have our own STAT (SOIL Talent Assessment Test)
      • 2 Year PGDM:
        We do not accept NMAT Scores.
    • Work Experience requirement, if any :
      • PGPMBL – Minimum 2 years
      • PGPMHRL –None
      • PGDM – None
    • Interview Process :
      • PGPM-BL & PGPM-HRL
      • GD & Personal Interview in 6 Locations Across India after application deadline
      • 2 Year PGDM
        Design Thinking Workshop, Group Discussion & Personal Interview in 6 Locations across India
    • Group Discussion process : Yes
    • Any other requirement in the admissions process : Creative Workshop. STAT Test for PGPM Program
  3. What is the Application Process ?
    • How does one apply for the programme SOIL Post Graduate Programs application forms are available online only. Applicants can access the online application from the SOIL Website under the programs Sections -
      PGPM & PGDM have different application forms
    • What is the Application fee ? INR 2000 |-
    • Where do I get a copy of the Application form ? You can receive your copy of the application form by contacting the admissions office
      • By contacting the admissions team through
      • Email –
      • Ph No – 9654467143/9717280018
    • When does the application process start? July of every year. Please see the institute website for details and announcements regarding the same.
    • o What is the last date to apply?
      • PGPM Programs
        First Deadline is in October 2019. Subsequent Deadlines are announced if seats are still available.
      • PGDM Program
        Applications are accepted March / April of every year for admissions and session starting in July of same year.
  4. What is the Admission Process ?
    • o What was the NMAT by GMAC™ score cut-off for accepted students for 2019 intake?
      • PGPM Programs
        SOIL evaluates the candidate’s overall strength and not just their academics and exam scores. Though, a score of 200 is considered reasonable
      • PGDM program
        NMAT scores are acceptable. However students will have to also submit additional scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT Scores.
    • What constitutes work experience ?
      • Any full-time work experience with a private or public limited organization
      • For entrepreneurs, a certificate of the company registration from the government with the employee name(Candidate) is required.
    • When should I expect an invitation for an interview ? We have a rolling interview process. You can expect to get a decision on your shortlist within 2 weeks of submitting your application. Interviews are conducted at 6 Locations across India.
    • Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my application? Please share the contact person name and email.
  5. Fees & other expenses
    • What is the estimated cost for the entire program for a student ?
      • PGPBL- 15.03 Lakhs
      • PGPHRL - 12.85 Lakhs
      • PGDM - 12.5 Lakhs
    • What is the cost of living for the duration of the programme
      • PGPM – 1 lac (One Year Duration)
      • PGDM – 2 Lacs ( 2 year duration)
    • Are there other costs to be taken into consideration? If yes what ? If yes what? Global Study Trip for PGDM Students to South East Asia – 1.5 Lacs
  6. What is the financial support option available to students ?
    • What are the scholarship options available for NMAT by GMAC™ students ?
      • Outstanding NMAT Score – top 2-3 % - Upto 2 Lacs Fees Waiver
      • Need based Scholarship – Based on family income – Upto 2.5 Lacs Fees Waiver
      • Merit based Scholarship – Based on Academic Record – Upto 2 Lacs Fees Waiver
      • Indian Defence Services - For families on Indian Defence Services – Upto 2.5 Lacs Fees Waiver
      • NGO & Social Sector – Upto 2 Lacs
      • Woman in Leadership – Upto 2 Lacs
    • What are the criteria for determining scholarship applications ?
      • NMAT
        • If your score is in top 2-3 % percentile you will be eligible for NMAT Scholarships
      • Need Based
        • Applicants with family income (excluding applicant's income) of less than INR. 5 lakh per annum.
        • Last drawn salary would be considered for retired family members.
        • Applicants from family business, entrepreneurial & self-employed background will not be considered.
        • Applicants who have studied or worked outside India will not be considered.
      • Merit Based
        • Exceptional Students with proven track record in Academics & Career in 10th, 12th & Undergraduate Program
      • Defense - Capt. Vikram Batra Scholarship
        • Students from the Armed Forces background are eligible for this scholarship.
        • Also applicable for students whose parents have served in the Defense Services of India.
      • NGOs & Social
        • Students who have been actively working for an NGO or Non-profit Organisations presently or in the past (For at least one year)
      • Women in Leadership
        • Women candidate who have done exceptional work in leadership roles
    • What are the options of availing a loan ?

      SOIL has loan agreements with leading banks/institutions to provide loans that cover 100% of the total cost of Education which includes Tution Fees and living expenses

      Educational loan covers tuition fee, living expenses, food and books.

      Loans are offered at bank interest rates.

      Our partners include Axis Bank, HDFC Credila and Avanse for student educational loan requirement.

    • What is the loan amount that a student is eligible for and what are the documents required ? As per bank and institution requirement
    • At What rate of interest is the loan available: What is the date from which loan repayment begins? What is the maximum period in which a loan is to be repaid ?
      • Interest Rate ~ As per bank
      • Maximum period for Loan Repayment – 3 to 10 years
      • Repayment Period – Usually 6 months after graduation
      *The above-mentioned facts and figures may changes depending on the bank requirements.
    • Does the Institute/School help in getting loan : Yes. The school has close tie ups with all leading banks and lending organisations in India
  7. Curriculum/Faculty/Student Exchange/Hostel accommodation facilities of the school
    • How many intakes in a year and when ?
      • PGPM BLP & PGPM HRL - One intake - April of every year
      • 2 Year PGDM – One intake – July of every year
    • Size of the intake :
      • PGPM – 150
      • PGDM - 60
    • What are the specializations available ?
      • 1 Year PGPM
        Analytics, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources using leadership
      • 2 Year PGDM
        Marketing, Finance, Analytics, Operations, Human Resources using Design Thinking
    • What is the geographical representation of the candidates at your school? Any student exchange programs available at your school ?
      • 1 Year PGPM

        Diversity is one of the key parameters on which the school decides its class structure. For the 1 Year Program, we have seen students joining from 22 states of India.

        The school provides exchange programmes for meritorious students. The school has tied up with MIP Italy for the international exchange program

      • 2 Year PGDM

        The school has tied up with Shizenkan university of Japan for student exchange program. Moreover, all the students of the 2 Year PGDM program are eligible for a 2 Week Global immersion to one of the top business capitals such as Singapore or China during their course.

    • What % of the batch finds jobs within 3 months of graduation ? 100%
    • What is the mean starting salary of a class after graduation ?
      • 1. Year PGPM - 10 Lakhs
      • 2. Year PGDM - 8 to 9 Lakhs ( The figure is arrived based on the industry demand . First batch to commence in 2019 )
    • What are the key sectors represented in recruiters for this programme ? Marketing, Ecommerce, Services Consulting, Analytics, Finance, Manufacturing, HR
    • Share with us the names of some top recruiters for this programme : Accenture, HCL, Infosys, Tata Steel, GenPact, VECV, Aditya Birla Group, Aviva, Cognizant, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Intellect Design
      More than 200 companies participated in the SOIL recruitment process every year.
    • Does your school run any initiatives to promote classroom diversity : If yes please share details.

      SOIL accepts students with not only good academic scores, but are exceptional in extra curriculars such as sports, exceptional service in NGOs, Students from defence background etc..

      More than 30 % of the class is comprised of women students and active scholarships are also offered to young women leaders.

      Moreover, the school conducts various outreach events by conducting workshops in colleges across India. SOIL has conducted more than 120 college outreach events across 20 different states during the year 2018-19.

      Students from all states are represented every year in the student classroom.