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Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) BRAC Development Institute, BRAC University CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza) Columbia University Emory University
Country India Bangladesh Costa Rica United States United States
Degree Awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Sustainable Development Practices Masters in Development Management and Practice (MDMP) MSc in Development Practice Master of Public Administration in Development Practice Master's in Development Practice
Admissions Requirements


Selection Procedure:

For Indian candidates: CAT/MAT/XAT/GMAT and other prominent national / international level management exams, GD+PI+Write-up

For international candidates: GMAT and international level management exams and a telephonic interview

Eligibility Criteria: Graduation (Min 10+2+3) with 50% marks, professionals from development area will get an additional consideration

For admission related queries, contact: Anshuman Srivastava,

:   +91-0-9873788681, 0120- 3243638



For Bangladeshi Students
1) Completed Application Form 2) Attested copies of Certificates and Mark Sheets of all Examinations (SSC, HSC etc.) 3) Testimonial/Letter of Recommendation from Institution last attended 4) Admission Test Fee Receipt 5) A total of 15 years of study and at least a bachelor's degree 6) A CGPA of 2.50 or above in the bachelor's degree

For International Students
Prospective international students require an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university to be eligible to apply for the program. Applicants need to provide a writing sample and a statement of purpose and must qualify for the program through an interview.

For English proficiency a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer based)/IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

* Academic Credentials from your university and copy of diploma. * Have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience, principally in area that you are going to study. * It is preferred that the applicants have experience working with agricultural or natural resources sectors, universities or affiliated organizations.

* Application form (biographical information filled in on the application site) * Personal statement * Standard Résumé/CV * Quantitative/Language Résumé/CV - click here for samples/instructions. * Test Scores ** GRE or GMAT ** TOEFL or IELTS (for non-english native speakers) * Three letters of recommendation * Academic Transcripts - please see details below. * Application fee - $85

   * Statement of Purpose
   * Letters of Recommendation
   * Transcripts
   * Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
   * GRE
   * TOEFL (for non-native English speakers)

Due Date of Application May 25, 2012 July 31, 2011 November 1, 2010 January 5, 2011 January 3, 2011

Merit: 5,00,000 INR for two years

Corporate/NRI Sponsored/Foreign: 9,00,000 INR for two years

Cost of living expenses: PGDM SDP is a two year residential programme. The fee for boarding and lodging is approximately 1,50,000 INR per annum

For Bangladeshi Nationals
Admission and other fees : Taka 23,400
Tuition Fees : Taka 270,000
For Nationals from SAARC/ Developing Countries
Admission and other fees : USD 1100
Tuition Fees : USD 9000
For Nationals from Developed Countries
Admission and other fees : USD 1100
Tuition Fees : USD 18000

Tuition and Fees:  $18,760 total for two years


Total - $67,800, per year

Tuition and Fees                         $36,892     
Living Expenses                          $10,440     
Accident/Sickness Insurance     $2,331     
Other Living Expenses               $2,500     
Textbooks and supplies            $800     
Initial Costs                               $1,250
TOTAL     $54,213

Scholarships Available Limited number of scholarships and tuition waivers are available based on merit and need Yes - highly competative There are a limited number of scholarships available for first year students, with more available for second year's Partial scholarships available (average ~$10,000)
MDP Program Specialization

BIMTECH has a special focus on the challenges found within India.

Southeast Asia

Central and South America

Given Columbia University's relationship with the Millennium Village Projects, primarily located in Sub-Saharan Africa but expanding to other world regions, there is a focus on the Millennium Development Goals and the Millennium Village Projects.


Field Training Columbia University Field Training 2012 Emory University
Course Dates June 15, 2012 - March 31, 2014 November 13, 2011 - December 15, 2012 January 4, 2011 - December 21, 2012 August 15, 2011 - May 23, 2013 July 27, 2011 - August 16, 2013
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