Applications Invited for PGDM (Development Management) Programme

Applications Invited for PGDM (Development Management) Programme

Institute Name: Development Management Institute (DMI) Patna

Apply By: 15 Apr 2024

About the Organization

Development Management Institute (DMI) was set up on February 13, 2014 pursuant to a desire of the Government of Bihar to establish a High Performing Knowledge Institution (HPKI). DMI believes that the livelihoods of small producers and marginalised people can be enhanced by organising them to form member participation based, democratically governed institutions that leverage the strengths of collectives and build enduring partnerships with professionals for reaping the benefits of technology and market integration. Inspired by and recognising the growing need for Development Management Professionals, the Government of Bihar took the initiative to establish DMI as an autonomous institution.

About the Program

DMI offers a two-year full-time Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PDM) for those who are aspiring for a fulfilling career as a Development Management Professional contributing to personal growth and social transformation. The PDM aims at preparing it’s graduated to achieve:

  • Personal growth by widening perspectives through interactive learning from foundational, functional and integrative courses, enriched by experiential learning and reflective dialoguing processes; and
  • Transformation into Development Management Professionals through exposure to contextual realities during Development Immersion, Enterprise Learning and Management Internship modules that involve living and working at development sites in situ.

The PDM Programme offers:

  • Interactive Classroom Learning in Management, Decision and Social Sciences from expert and experienced Faculty Team of Academicians & Practitioners.
  • Experiential Learning through Development Immersion, Enterprise Learning and Management Internship Placements in community, civil society, government and corporate organisations associated with DMI.
  • The PDM primarily focuses on imparting competencies necessary for management of resources, enterprises, institutions, and interventions, in an environment of participatory governance and stakeholder accountability. The curriculum is a fine mix of mutually reinforcing classroom learning and hands-on experiential learning interspersed at regular intervals and facilitated by a network of diverse institutional partners of DMI.
  • DMI focuses on praxis-oriented interactive learning is facilitated by a faculty team of career academics, practicing professionals and practitioner-turned academics endowed with domain expertise and experience.


  • Minimum 3-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/Differently Abled candidates) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institute by UGC or AICTE. Students appearing for their final degree examination may also apply.
  • Valid Score in CAT 2023 / XAT 2023 / GMAT / CMAT 2023/ MAT (Sep. 2023, later) for PGDM (DM) 2024-26 admissions.


Every PDM participant will be eligible for Scholar Support by way of a partial/ full fee waiver for every Interactive Learning Term based on her/ his performance in the immediate preceding Interactive Learning Term. The details of the percentage of tuition fee waiver and the minimum academic standard to be attained by any participant to be eligible for the tuition fee waiver are given in the following table:

GPA required

Scholarship Support

2.67 - 2.99

25 %

3.00 – 3.32

50 %

3.33 – 3.66

75 %

3.67 and above

100 %

  • 50% Tuition fee waiver to students who have scored more than 70 percentile in CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT
  • 25% Tuition fee waiver to students who have scored more than 60 percentile in CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT
  • 50% Tuition fee waiver to university toppers in any discipline/branch
  • Scholarship for PM Cares
  • 100% scholarship assured for candidates under the PM Cares for Children Scheme
  • Students are eligible for only one scholarship that gives the highest benefits to them

How to apply

Applications Close: April 15, 2024

The submitted application will be reviewed by DMI Patna. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview. Thereafter Offer Letters will be sent accordingly.

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