FAQ 2021-2023


General Queries

Q1. What is the degree offered by VGSoM? Do we have to choose a specialization in second year or is it a general MBA?

It is a general MBA program. You have the option of choosing electives from Vinod Gupta School of Management as well as other departments in IIT Kharagpur based on your interest.

Q2. Is there any Scholarship scheme running for the students?

There is no scholarship scheme as such.

Q3. How much is the total fee amount?

 Fees for the MBA programme of four semesters cover tuition fee, international immersion, room rent, teaching materials, library and computer facilities, hostel accommodation, mess charges and other institutional fee. Please refer the link for detailed information.

 Fee Structure

Please note that both the tuition fee as well as accommodation & mess charges are subject to revision.

Q4. What is the proposed intake for the Admission Calendar 2021-23?

The total number of seats this year is 170.

Q5. How is the faculty: student ratio at VGSOM?

There are 23 members of "Core Faculty" for about 230 students which works out to a faculty: student ratio of about 1:10. If one includes the visiting faculty, the ratio will be better.

Q6. What is the withdrawal and refund policy at VGSoM?

The withdrawal and refund will be in accordance and compliance with the rules of IIT Kharagpur, which will be notified in due time.

Q7. Does the institute help in getting loan for fees?

No, the Institute does not as such help in getting a loan for fee payment. Students can choose to avail loan from any bank that they deem suitable. The campus has branches of SBI, PNB, and Syndicate Bank.



Admission Form Related Queries

Q1. What are the eligibility criteria?

Please refer the link for detailed information on Eligibility criteria at VGSoM

Eligibility Criteria

Q2. Is separate EWS category included during admission at VGSoM?

VGSoM has included EWS category as per Government of India regulations and follows the same for its admission process.

Any changes to the same will be updated and notified on the website.

Q3. What all documents do you need for the application process?

You do not need to send any hard copy to IIT Kharagpur. You would need to upload the following documents while filling up the application form: -

  1. Scanned copy of any age proof (For example – Voter ID, Passport etc.)
  2. Scanned copy of caste certificate for reserved categories
  3. Scanned copies of mark sheets of 10th std (secondary/matriculation level), 12th std (higher secondary/intermediate level) & graduation certificate. If you are in the final year of graduation degree program, please upload the provisional certificate.
  1. Proof of work experience. If you have work experience certificate from your employer(s), upload it. Else, upload the joining letter and the first & the last pay- slips.
  1. Copy of your CAT 2020 scorecard

Remember to take a printout of the payment confirmation page for your record.


WAT/PI & Final selection related queries

Q1. Are calls for WAT/PI given based on profile or only based on CAT scores?

Calls would be given on the basis of the CAT score and the overall application rating (AR). Application rating comprises various parameters like prior work-experience and past academic performances.

Q2. Are there going to be any sectional or overall cut-offs this year?

There is an overall cut-off. For General candidates, minimum CAT percentile is 90. This will be relaxed for category students as per Govt. of India norms.

Note - Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur reserves the right to make changes in the shortlisting and Selection Criteria, if considered necessary at any point.

Q3. My extra-curricular achievements are not outstanding. Do I stand a chance?

Extra-curricular and personal achievements are not considered during initial shortlisting for WAT-PI. But these may be considered by the interview panel in rating the applicant. While these achievements are always appreciated, absence of these would not deter the chances of admissions as such.

Q4. Will my request for rescheduling of WAT-PI slot be entertained?

Requests for rescheduling of WAT-PI will not be entertained in general. However, in case of emergencies, the candidate can email such request to the Admission Coordinator stating the circumstances under which such rescheduling is being requested. Admission Coordinator will take the decision as to whether such request can be accepted.

Q5. How does the final selection take place?

Candidates for admission to the 2021-23 batch are selected from among the candidates who attend the WAT-PI, with 60% weightage given to WAT-PI, 20 % to Application Rating (AR) and 20% to CAT score at the final stage of selection to arrive at the Aggregate Score. Selection at this stage will strictly be based on ranks on the Aggregate Score.

Q6. Are there any separate marks for Gender Diversity for admission at VGSoM?

Overall CAT 2020 scaled score out of 20, application rating (AR) out of 20 and Gender Diversity Factor (GDF) will be added to get the score for short-listing of the candidates to be called for WAT-PI. Two marks will be given to all female applicants for GDF. However, GDF component will not be considered for final composite score calculation. It will only be used during shortlisting of candidates for WAT-PI process.

Q7. Whom should I contact if I have further questions regarding my application status?

If you have any other questions, you may contact the following Admissions committee members: -


Email Id

Contact Number

Aswathy T Krishnan


+91 82818 20824

Rumani Chakraborty


+91 89676 19086

Sriparna Patra


+91 70087 71260

Aashaykumar Dubey


+91 98708 98804

Abhishek Padhy


+91 70082 96931


You may also send your queries through emails to the Admission Committee at

admission.vgsom@gmail.com and/or admissions@vgsom.iitkgp.ac.in


Prof. Vimala Rani

The Chairperson of MBA Admission 2021

Email: admissions@vgsom.iitkgp.ac.in

Phone: +91-3222-281788 / +91-9739057100 (Mobile)


Prof. Srinivasan

Co-chairperson of MBA Admission 2021

Phone: +91-3222-83872 / +91-9841159821 (Mobile)