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GIM Goa Introduces PGDM (BFSI) Programme – New Programme, New Opportunities

GIM Goa has introduced a new PGDM programme with specialization in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. The highlights of the programme are:

  • PGDM (BFSI) is a two-year full-time programme with six trimesters.

  • The intake capacity for the course is 60 (AICTE approval awaited).

  • Students can apply for the PGDM (BFSI) using CAT 2019, XAT 2020, CMAT 2020 or GMAT exam taken between 1st January 2018 and 20th January 2020.

  • The overall programme is divided into four parts - Foundation course, first year and Final year with an internship programme embedded in it.

  • The programme plans to seek organizational collaborations and tie-ups with at least twenty banks and financial companies.

  • In addition to the fundamental courses related to financial services, the PGDM (BFSI) course content aims to include Digital Banking, Fintech (Block Chain, Payment Technology, Wealth-tech, Insurtech and Regtech) and Artificial Intelligence for Banking.

  • GIM proposes to offer an extended internship of 4-5-months. This would ensure students get sufficient exposure to corporate requirements which enables them to take more informed decision on their electives in the second year.

PGDM (BFSI) – Key Differentiators


The programme promises strategic tie-ups with industry partners.


The programme proposes to offer longer tenure internships (at least 4 to 5 months).


The programme aims to focus on the technological foundations of new age banking.


The programme aims to integrate strategic industry partners during the course offering extended internships, SIP exit guidance interactions, and mentoring to its students.


The programme delivery will emphasize on practical ad application-oriented learning augmented by theory using Capital Market Gaming Applications.

PGDM (BFSI) – Admission Process

  • Candidates for PGDM (BFSI) 2020-22 session will be shortlisted on the basis of their overall profile.

  • Candidates must apply using CAT 2019 (last date 15th December 2019), XAT 2020, CMAT 2020 or GMAT scores latest by 31st December 2019 and 3rd January 2020 (with late fee). There is no expected cutoff for the exam scores.

  • The selection committee aims to choose students who have knowledge of the BFSI sector.

  • Eligible students will be shortlisted and called for face to face interview.

  • The final selection for PGDM (BFSI) will be made on the basis of:

    1.   Objective Assessment (based on CAT, XAT, CMAT or GMAT score) – 40%
    2.   Past Academic Record - 15%
    3.   Work Experience (if any) – 10%
    4.   Face to face evaluation – 30%
    5.   Profile Assessment Index – 5%

GIM Goa’s Presence in BFSI Field


Average salary of GIM students in BFSI space has been improving over the years.


Around 39% students for placed in the BFSI sector in the 2018-19 placement cycle.


The highest salary in the BFSI sector was 24.37 LPA and average salary was 10.73 LPA during 2018-19 placements.


Some of the companies visiting the GIM campus from the BFSI sector are HSBC, Exide Life Insuarance, Birla Sun Life Insuarance, Tata AIG Insurance, Barclays, Citibank etc.

The aim of PGDM (BFSI) is to model excellence in financial services.

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