SOIL Institute of Management: Notification for the PGPM in Business and HR Leadership Class of 2020-2021

SOIL Admission Notification 2020

SOIL Institute of Management Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) is now accepting applications for admission for the Class of 2020-21 for its Flagship Business Leadership & Human Resource Leadership Programs.

A breakthrough innovation in transformative higher education in the heart of Gurgaon, SOIL Gurgaon was co-created by a team of thoughtful business leaders and 32 leading national and multi-companies.

SOIL’s flagship PGPM is a one year transformative program meant for students looking to develop an understanding of the business world and get back quickly to the corporate world thus offering one of the best Return on Investment (ROI) for MBA students in India.

With a multidisciplinary focus on leadership, the program offers world class faculty, great peer learning, nonprofit social immersions and a great focus on learning from innovation led organizations and leaders. The classroom experience is entwined with many opportunities for practical application. With over 1200 + Alumni and 1200 hours of curriculum delivery specializations are offered in Digital, Marketing, Data Analytics, Finance & HR. The average class salary after graduation is 10 Lacs (Approx) and Highest salary over the last 3 years has been 21 Lacs.

Eligibility Criteria

1) Minimum 2 years of work experience is required for applying to the PGPM Business Leadership Program. Aspirants with less than 2 year of work experience can apply to the PGPM  Human Resources Program

2) CAT / XAT / NMAT / MAT/ GMAT Scores are accepted but not mandatory. SOIL also uses its own test called Soil Talent Application Test (STAT) for applications to the One-year programs.

Importance of STAT

We accept CAT, NMAT By GMAC, CMAT, GMAT and GRE. However, If you have a good profile and you haven’t appeared for any of the tests we also encourage you to take the SOIL STAT Test and go through the admissions process.

Admission process for the Class of 2020-21 opens on Sep 1st, 2019 and will close on March 31st, 2020.

To know more about SOIL’s one-year PGPM programs, visit


  • Co-created by 32 companies
  • Mentorship from CXOs who are ‘servant leaders’
  • ROI – among the best in industry
  • Transformational pedagogy involving yoga, theatre and a journey to the Himalayas
  • Social Innovation program – one day a week with NGOs
  • Curriculum & Learning Design based on multiple intelligences
  • Gurgaon Advantage – the hub of start- ups and Innovation
  • Global 1000+ Alumni Network
  • Live Projects in Industry – one day a week
  • Individual Development Plan based on leveraging your true strengths

 SOIL Post Graduate Program in Management Key Differentiators:

Carefully chosen faculty – Through regular interactions with carefully chosen industry leaders, mentors and academics our students are encouraged to lead themselves & enable others. Students at SOIL are also taught by faculty how to create value for themselves and to transform the ordinary into extraordinary. The aim is for students to imbibe what it takes to be a leader who is not only competent but who has the humility, wisdom, compassion and ability to inspire others. The SOIL faculty comprises top-notch resident and visiting faculty who have the passion to ignite the love of learning in their students.

Cutting Edge Curriculum Design – The PGPM one-year curriculum offers the same learning as a 2-year program in just 1 year. Term 1 provides a comprehensive and intense grounding in business fundamentals while Terms 2 & 3 offer specialization in Marketing, Finance, HR & Analytics. This year a new specialization in Digital is also offered. SOIL uses the Harvard case study approach, applied learning, self-reflection, Group learning projects and industry action learning projects extensively to provide relevant real-life experiences to all students. Using participant centric learning, our emphasis is on building leaders. With more than 90 courses offered across all 3 terms the curriculum rigor is more intensive than other B schools in India.

Career & Placement Services – The Career Services Office (CSO) provides personalized guidance to every student, equipping them with the right skills, tools and knowledge to identify and leverage key strengths and prepare them to get industry ready once they graduate from SOIL. Interview preparation, Group Discussion, Resume Writing, Networking Events, Leadership Series and Pre-Placement talks are organized extensively by the CSO.

Industry Mentoring – Every SOIL student is assigned two mentors – a senior industry leader and an internal faculty member, to seek guidance on academic, personal and career development. This provides students the chance to build their network; and achieve their learning and career goals.

Individual Learning Plan – A personalized learning plan is created for every student in consultation with their mentors, basis the student’s Psychometric Profile and Behavioral Interview feedback to help maximize their learning potential. The learning plan is reviewed on a monthly basis for sustained development throughout the learning year.

Social Innovation Program with NGOs – The Social Innovation Program aims to foster social responsibility in our future student leaders. Through SIP, students spend one day of the week with a partner NGO, helping them solve real-life social problems and developing ‘capacity’ to do more with less.

Self-Leadership – As a part of the self-leadership module conducted by top industry leaders, students identify their true calling through a self-drawn life-map with clearly defined goals. Through this, students gain perspective on what it means to lead, to motivate others and to drive change. Additionally, annual events such as the Himalayan learning retreat, theatre values workshop, practice of morning circle and positive appreciations give students a once in lifetime experience to develop leadership qualities.

Return on Investment – Alumni consistently rate the SOIL PGPM Program as a career defining life changing program.  Given the benefits of a one-year program and the salaries before and after the PGPM Program, students define the Return on Investment (ROI) as the best and among the top MBA programs in India.

SOIL is a journey that prepares you for a life time of learning and leadership excellence.