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Admission Process for Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy Management (PGP-PPM)

Important Dates: (Tentative)

Announcement by DoPT Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Announcement by MDI Friday, October 06, 2017
Last date for receipt of applications Friday, November 24, 2017
Date of Personal Interview Friday, December 08, 2017
Commencement of the programme First/ Second week of April 2018

Eligibility Criteria

All India Services and Class I Service officers from Central and State Governments, sponsored by DoPT, Govt. of India.

For DoPT Sponsored Candidates

The programme is open to officers of All India Services, Central Services (organized, non-organized, technical and non-technical), faculty members of State ATIs and State Civil Service Officers subject to the following eligibility conditions:

  • Age:The officer should not be more than 50 years of age on the date of commencement of the programme (53 years in case of officers belonging to SC and ST).

  • Length of Service:: Officers of All India Services, Central Services should have put in at least seven years of Group “A” service. The State Civil Service Officers should have put in at least nine years of Group “A” service.

  • Earlier Training:: The officer should not have undergone a training programme of 12 weeks or more duration in India during a period of five years preceding the date of commencement of the programme. The officer should not have undergone a programme of training abroad of more than two weeks in preceding two years, more than one month in preceding three years or more than six months in the preceding five years.

  • Venue:Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

How to apply

After announcement of 10th PGP-PPM by DoPT the application forms can be downloaded from MDI website or the DoPT website and completed applications must be sent to:

Joint Secretary (Training)
Department of Personnel & Training
Government of India
Old JNU Campus
New Delhi 110067

Admission process for Self Sponsored candidates:

MDI Information Brochure along with Application

Form availability From First week of October 2017
Last Date of submission of Application Form at MDI Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 17:00 Hrs
CAT Test Date Sunday, November 26, 2017
MDI Test Date Sunday, December 17, 2017
GMAT Test Taken not before 1st January, 2016 and not later than 30th November, 2017
Date of Personal Interview Sunday, January 28 2018 (tentative)
Commencement of the programme First Week of April 2018


  • The candidates must have 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in both X and XII.

  • The candidate must have minimum 3 years Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline from any University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

  • A minimum of 5 years of post qualification executive work experience as on December 31, 2017.

Self Sponsored Candidates through CAT/ MDI Test/GMAT

Applicants are required to appear for either Common Admission Test (CAT-2017)/ MDI Test-2017/ GMAT. The Common Admission Test (CAT-2017) is conducted by the IIMs on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Applicants must refer to the CAT Advertisement for further details. MDI Test 2017 will be conducted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Gurgaon, Bangalore and Mumbai (all centres except Gurgaon are tentative). GMAT Test should be taken not before 1st January, 2016 and not later than 30th November, 2017

Selection Process

The shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview at Gurgaon (Date to be announced later)

Online Application

Applicants have to apply online by visiting MDI website They can click on the programme they wish to apply for and follow the instructions given on the website. Online registration will be Open till Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 17:00 hrs. Candidates have to make an online payment of Rs 2596/- (Incl. of 18% GST) - using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking. After the payment has been made an application receipt is generated, the candidates must take the printout of the application receipt and bring along with them at the time of their Personal Interviews. The candidate will not be allowed to appear in the Personal Interviews without submitting the application receipt duly signed.

Fee and Other Expenses for Public Policy and Management*

Nomenclature of Fees PGP-PPM
Tuition Fees* Rs 4,84,000
NGO attachment* Rs 49,910
Boarding Fees* Rs 81,000
Lodging Fees** Rs 1,20,000
Reading Material Fees** Rs 46,200
Students Welfare Activities** Rs 21,450
Library Fees** Rs 29,700
Alumni Fees** Rs 13,200
Security Deposit** Rs 23,760
Total Rs 8,77,310

*Wherever MoUs are signed between MDI & sponsoring organizations, MoU fees shall be applicable.
** Few Studio apartments are also available for which Lodging Charges will be extra Rs. 6,000 p.m.

Note:The above fee does not include International Immersion fee/charges/fares that would be sanctioned by DoPT (Training) for candidates sponsored by them.

Schedule of Payments PGP-PPM 2018
Installments Amount (in Rs.)
1st Installment Rs 75,000
2nd Installment Rs 2,25,560
3rd Installment Rs 2,88,375
4th Installment Rs 2,88,375
Total Rs 8,77,310

Note:MDI reserves the right to increase the fee and other charges at any point of time during the Academic Year. Due notice would be given, while making such changes.