Let’s first understand the differences between PGDM and MBA Programmes.Once you get aware of how they differ from each other,it gets easy for you to make the choice.
The main difference between PGDM and MBA is that when an Institute is an autonomous body (means it is not affiliated with any University) and conducts management courses, then such Institutes offer PGDM course.On the other hand,when an Institute is affiliated from any university,it offers MBA programmes.
The major plus point of PGDM course over MBA is that the curriculum of PGDM is more flexible. It will get updated from time to time. Whereas the curriculum of MBA won’t be like that, as MBA course is offered by institutions which are affiliated to universities, the curriculum will get updated once in 3-4 years or maybe more. The curriculum of MBA is more exam-oriented and covers the theoretical aspects, while that of PGDM is more industry-oriented and covers the soft skill aspects. In fact, PGDM makes you industry ready and prepares you for the market.