Master of Business Administration

The Digital University Kerala will be commencing the application process for MBA program 2022-24 by the end of Feb 2022.

SCHOOL OF Digital Humanities and Liberal Arts

Master of Business Administration

Duration of the program

Two years

Mode of program

Full time, regular, on-campus at Digital University Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Capacity/ number of Seats: 40

The tuition fee payable for the whole MBA Programme is Rs 4 Lakhs payable in 4 installments –  1 lakh while taking admission and 1 lakh each at the beginning of the second, third and fourth semesters. Other fees and the caution deposit will be  applicable as per the University norms.

Attractive scholarships will be awarded to top ranking students
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The qualifying degree will be Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration or Master’s degree of at least 2 years duration from a recognised universityEntry-level requirement is a minimum score of 60 percentage marks OR CPI/CGPA of 6.5 or above in 10 points in the qualifying degree. Rounding off of marks is not allowed. A candidate with CGPA less than 6.5 will also be eligible if the equivalent percentage for graduation is above 60% as per the respective university norms for conversion from CGPA to percentage. In such a case, the candidate will have to produce the official document or percentage equivalence certificate from the respective university showing CGPA to percentage conversion norms, at the time of admission. Students who have scored less than 60% in their graduation degree are not eligible for admission to the courses of Digital University Kerala. Candidates belonging to SC/ST and Persons with Disability categories are eligible for applying if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examination. SEBC candidates of Kerala State who are certified as belonging to non-creamy layer are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination, provided that the candidates have passed the examination.
Students appearing for final year exams in 2022 can also apply. However, admission if offered will be subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria latest by 31st January 2023.

About the Program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) of Digital University Kerala is a 2-year, full time, on-campus program. The degree will be generic without specialisations, but the student gets the opportunity to take elective courses in applied verticals like Business Analytics, Digital Governance, Technology Management, Information Security Management, and Digital Transformation, as well as in functional verticals like Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, Systems and Finance. Innovative curricular structure, course content, and pedagogy will ensure that the MBA program offered by the Digital University Kerala is updated for the digital era and stands out from the typical industrial-age MBA programs offered elsewhere. The program strives to inculcate the highly desirable traits of creativity, empathy, leadership, conflict and crisis management, disruption, and dynamic decision making necessary to lead change and transformation in the digital age. The curriculum will be divided into a required (core) and elective set of courses; the first year comprising mostly or entirely of core courses and the second year consisting of about 25% core and 75% elective courses.

Career opportunities

The MBA program, which is the World’s flagship management qualification that creates professionals who become business leaders, is one of the most relevant programs now as technology creates ever new possibilities in business, innovation and entrepreneurship. The digital-age MBA at Digital University Kerala is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to take on management positions in a variety of organizations ranging from for-profit to social enterprises to innovative entrepreneurial ventures.

Candidates who have appeared or are appearing for the final year/semester examination may also apply for the PG Programs provided that they satisfy the following two conditions

  • Condition 1 ‐ That they have appeared/ are appearing for the final year/semester exam in full and for the first time
  • Condition 2 ‐ That they have passed all examinations prior to the final year /semester.

In other words, applicants to undergraduate programmes who are appearing for compartmental/improvement/supplementary examinations are not eligible for this privilege.

Selected students for the PG programs are expected to submit all the original documents of marklists, degree/provisional degree certificates, migration certificate, etc. by 30th September 2022. In case any of the candidates fail to submit the original certificates as proof of their eligibility by this date, the University may be forced to ask the students to discontinue the course.

Selection Process

Candidates must have a valid score (tests since Nov, 2021) in CAT (IIMs), GRE(Code: 3457),  CMAT (AICTE), KMAT (Kerala), XAT (XLRI), or NMAT (GMAC)  on the basis of which they will be called for Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and interview, provided they have submitted the test score cards while submitting the application. Those failing to submit the score card (copy or scanned copy) will not be included in the rank list. Admission rank-lists will be prepared on the basis of an index score. Weightages for computing the index score will be as follows for preparing the final rank list:

  • Entrance Test score (CAT/GRE(Code: 3457)/CMAT/KMAT/XAT/NMAT)- 40%
  • GD/Written Ability Test- 20%
  • Interview-30%
  • Academic performance: 5%
  • Work experience: 5%

The GD/Written Ability Test/Interview will be held in the offline mode in major cities across India or in the online mode depending on the COVID situation at that point. The chosen mode will be communicated to the short-listed candidates in advance.


  • Online application will be open on: 24th Feb 2022
  • Deadline for submission of applications: 1st May 2022
  • Tentative dates of GD/ interview: 20th June to 30th June 2022
  • Date of  publication of final selection list: 8th July 2022
  • Commencement of classes : 3rd August 2022


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