30 Dec 2020 18:18 IST

JKBS introduces business simulation gaming to its admission process

The admission process includes written analysis test, group discussion, and personal interview as well

JK Business School (JKBS) has opened its application for PGDM programme 2021-23. Candidates are requested to fill the application form in online format latest by January 30, 2021. JKBS has introduced business simulation gaming as an important criterion with a weight-age of 20 per cent in the upcoming PGDM admission. It gives an opportunity to students to get into the shoes of business professionals and analyse their analytical skills, thinking and problem-solving approach across various functional areas of business processes.

PGDM programme of JK Business School (JKBS) is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The programme lasts six trimesters, spread over two years, with a summer internship of two months in between the two years.

Selection procedure

Stage 1 - Short listing - The short listing of candidates for WAT-GD-PI-MG is done on the basis of entrance scores percentiles. The minimum cut-off percentile is decided based on the number of candidates to be short-listed.

Stage 2 - WAT-GD-PI- MG - The short-listed candidates go through the following process:

1. Written Analysis Test (WAT): Candidates have to submit a written analysis on the topic provided. The evaluation of WAT is done on two parameters (1) Analysis and conceptual clarity and (2) Grammar, spelling presentation.

2. Group Discussion (GD): Candidates have to discuss a particular topic in group discussion. The evaluation of GD is on two parameters: (1) Group behaviour (2) Content and subject matter. In case of online interview, the student is given an extempore topic.

3. Personal Interview (PI): Thereafter, candidates have to appear for a personal interview. The evaluation is done on three parameters: (1) Communication (2) Analytical ability and (3) Personality profile. In case of online video interviews, the candidate has to appear for three personal interviews, and they needs to clear at least two PIs to successfully complete the selection process.

4. Management Game (MG): Candidates will be provided credentials for the management game available on JKBS website. They will be required to play the game for one day. The game will focus on testing the critical thinking skills, analytical ability, and capabilities to understand and apply basic business concepts.

Prospectus and application

A candidate is required to fill an application form for JKBS through its website www.jkbschool.org by paying a non- refundable fee of ₹1,000 for PGDM. Alternatively, candidates can visit the link: apply.jkbschool.org/pg to apply directly.

Fee structure

The fee structure for the course is ₹5, 99,100 and ₹10,000 refundable security deposit.

Commenting on the PGDM programme at JKBS, Dr Sanjiv Marwah, Director, JK Business School said, “The core pedagogy of JKBS involves hands-on experience by manoeuvring case studies, applications based on real industry data, live projects, and an extensive industry connect via industry veterans handling academic delivery. PGDM course at JKBS offers specialisation modules to students for their development and makes them job ready candidates for leading MNCs and corporates, as well as sharpens their entrepreneurial skills for a bright future ahead.”

The two- year course focuses on subjects such as finance, marketing, human resources, business analytics, digital marketing and analytics, logistics and global business. Companies and MNCs visit the campus for placements and students are offered placement assistance through the corporate resource centre. The highest package for our PGDM graduates has been ₹12.4 lakh.