There is confusion about what to choose next step, among every MBA aspirant. Is it an MBA or PGDM or PGPM, what to choose, and what is the difference? What are the Benefits of pursuing the MBA or PGPM or PGPM, Which is better? Read more to know and understand each program.

Difference between MBA, PGPM, and PGDM: Which is better?

Every MBA aspirant has a career goal which is very important. It is also important to how it is going to achieve. As every MBA aspirant is known what he/she going to choose, and how different is from each other Mba and PGPM/PGDM.

Difference between MBA and PGDM and PGPM.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

The first and foremost course MBA aspirant thought is pursuing an MBA, which is approved and respected by the university. Collages are just affiliated with universities that can provide MBA courses. Where University decides the course design, subjects, duration, etc. And the colleges need to follow the rules and guidelines of the University.


  • MBA is Applicable in all Government Jobs.
  • MBA degree you become easily eligible to pursue a Ph.D.
  • The fee structure is less compared to PGDP / PGPM.
  • MBA can be applied for further studies abroad.


  • MBA is more theoretical than practical.
  • Seats are limited in MBA colleges.
  • The Syllabus is not up to date with current development.
  • An MBA institute will be following a fixed curriculum as it will be based on the university guidelines.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) /
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) 

Second, every MBA aspirant is PGDM/PGPM. Where every MBA aspirants have Misconception about the PGDM/PGPM. Where PGDM and PGPM are similar to the MBA, even the studies about management or not?

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is approved by 
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and meant basically for professionals. Whereas the course is designed by the college and approved by the AICTE.

Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)does not need approval from any university or AICTE. But any college can start the PGPM course.


  • The curriculum is up to date according to modern development.
  • The Course is all about Industry oriented course structure and Job Oriented Program.
  •  The College will admit as they wish.
  • College follows the there guideline and rules.


  • The Fee is higher than MBA Fees
  • PGDM / PGPM is not applicable to further studies like Ph.D.
  • PGDM/ PGPM is not applicable to government jobs.
  • It is a certificate course, not a degree.


Is it PGDM/PGPM or MBA, all are related to management. You can choose an MBA or PGDM/PGPM, but choose it from a reputed college. The most important is the SKILL and TALENT that you are going to learn. Learn more and Understand more, and make sure you are up to date with current development and knowledge.

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1 Comment

Dhrubajyoti Dutta · May 24, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Simple and main point focus guide
Thank You

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