[Official] VGSoM , IIT Kharagpur (2016-2018) Admissions Helpdesk

For notifications and queries related to admission to VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur.

Candidates seeking admission to MBA Programme of the Institute should have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Science Economics or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor's level) GE/NC-OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (OR CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale) SC/ST/PwD: Minimum of 55% marks (OR CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale)

Greetings from Admission committee VGSoM !

After the conclusion of CAT 2015 , we hope all of you must be waging hard to sail through your dream college. Admission committee VGSoM act as a roadside lamp where we try to lighten your pathway to the college.

What we delightfully encourage -

1) Healthy discussions and GD/PI preparation.
2) Relevant inquisition from aspirants regarding VGSoM admissions/academic/campus/happenings.

3) Exchange of ideas pertaining to intellectual development.

What we expect aspirants to REFRAIN from-

1) Comparison of colleges.
2) Placement related questions. (Detailed report is available on official website)

3) Any communal/religious/sexual/irrelevant discussion.

We believe all of you are rational adults so we advise you to leverage the thread in best of your interest by maintaining decorum of the thread.

Have a happy learning ! Best of LUCK !

Aspirants can access admissions brochure through below link for getting an overview of MBA program at VGSoM-


Admission Committee contact : Mayank Goel +91-8171348075 Tamas Oberoi +91-9999229428 Jagruti Jain +91-8460197397 Debarghya Poddar +91-8420456018 Raviteja Pingali +91-9566773086 or write to us @ : [email protected]

Facebook group for VGSOM admission queries. - https://m.facebook.com/groups/1050817001647866/

nc obc cut off in 2015?

last date for submitting applications?

Hope all of you must be enjoying preparation. It is advised to all aspirants to please tag us (admission coordinators) for more prompt reply.

Preparation tip #1 - Don't only assimilate information and news rather assess it through your own lens. Have opinions about current news.

My personal favorite political news resource -


my cgpa is 6.4 which translates to 64% acc. to conversion formula used by my college.

Am i eligible ?

Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), IIT Kharagpur has fortified its position as one of the pre-eminent business schools of the country by successfully completing the first phase of the final placement drive within a week for the MBA class of 2016. The first phase of placements has seen a record 103 offers made for a batch of 102 students, with 15 students bagging pre-placement offers and interviews through their summer internships. The highest compensation (CTC) offered so far stands at 20.47 LPA. With 70% of the students already securing a package (CTC) of above 11 LPA, the placement process will enter into its second phase in January with more companies and dream offers lined up for the students.

Preparation tip#2 : Don't throw terms which you can't explain. Interview is always about your in-depth knowledge rather than jargons. Here is useful link for basic finance concepts- http://www.investopedia.com/university/concepts/

@goel_baba I have 2 queries:

1. Approximate ratio of [Students Called: Students converted] for 2015-17 batch.

2. Preference given to work experience, and any other useful info regarding this aspect.

@goel_baba  I did b.com then completed m.com (through distance mode) and while doing m.com through distance mode i was working in a company. Am i eligible to apply?

Does the current batch have non engineers?

Also, what was gen CAT cut off last year?

Application form will be out the very next day of CAT result. It will be available for 3 weeks.

Some FAQs which might be helpful - http://www.som.iitkgp.ernet.in/faqs.html


Category - NC-OBC

10th - 91

12th - 93.5

Grad - 7.35 CGPA

Cat 2015 - 85 (Expected)

Work Exp - 25 Months

Extracurricular  activities - WON Zonal &District championship  Table Tennis thrice .

Been a coordinator in college tech Fest

What are my chances for getting a call and final convert.

Please help , so that I can apply for the college.


With the Onset of new year, We admission committee of VGSoM wish all aspirants a very happy new year. Needless to say with new year comes new avenues and challenges but we wish you all luck and happiness. Its time for all of you to pull up your socks and gear up for the battle ahead. In very short while we will be starting our GD/PI preparation series. Keep checking.

@VGSoM.IIT-KGP   Do I need to provide any reference letters if I am applying through CAT 2015. Can I know what certificates should I produce while applying to IITK and is it sufficient If I submit online or should I post the application to karagpur.


1) Admission criteria?

The admission criteria has changed this year.

For General candidates, minimum CAT percentile is 90, for NC-OBC 80, for SC 75, for ST 75 and for PwD 75.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology or Master's degree in Economics or commerce (with Mathematics or statistics at Bachelor's level)

GE/NC-OBC-Minimum 60 %( or CGPA of 6.5) whichever is applicable as per your consolidated mark sheet.
ST/SC-Minimum of 55 %( or CGPA of 6.0)

2) When will the admission process start this year?

The application form will be available from the very next day of CAT 2015 result and will be available for approx 3 weeks.

3) How are placements at VGSoM?

Final Placement report 2014

Summer placement report 2015

Final placements Phase-1 2016


Official final placement report 2016 and summer placement report 2016 will be available soon on VGSoM website

4) Last percentile to get through last year?

Since the admission criteria has changed this year, it is no longer relevant

But just for your reference


5) Selection criteria?

The applicant is rated on the basis of Profile(X, XII, and Bachelors, work ex) , CAT percentile and GD/PI performance.

For your reference Last year weightage was

CAT score-20%

For this year the weightage is not available yet. We'll share it once we get an official update.

6) How to prepare for GD/PI?

We'll be sharing GD/PI experiences of this year batch along with their profile so that you can get an idea of what kind of questions were asked. But as a general rule be well versed with current affairs and your profile.
Also we'll be coming up with Tips from Adcom, Google Hangout sessions, Mentorship programme (once the shortlist is out) which might be helpful during the process.

7) Tentative dates for GD/PI with locations?

Delhi: February 29 to March 03, 2016
Mumbai: March 14 to March 17, 2016
Kolkata: March 24 to March 26, 2016
Hyderabad: March 28 to March 30, 2016
Bangalore: April 04 to April 07, 2016

8) The Number of students called for GD/PI?

We don't have official numbers on the number of students called last year for GD/PI.But Approx. 1:10 students were called and around 800 students were given CMR's (common Merit rank)

9) Will I get through?

The golden question which has no definite answer. If you are shortlisted for GD/PI you stand an equal chance of getting through whether you are 95 or 99 percentiler. So you got to perform well during GD/PI's which will see you through.