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A Unique MBA Admissions Process

Academic achievement is only a small part of the picture in a student’s life, and is often weighted far too heavily inB  school admissions offices. SOIL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DESIGN selects students based on indicators of their future potential; characteristics including intellectual curiosity, perseverance in the face of adversity, and creativity. Read our admissions section for more information and contact our admissions office to start your application.

Our user-friendly admissions process will help you navigate your innovation journey and make a choice that will impact your intellectual and creative potential in profound ways. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria will be required the follow the below mentioned steps.

Online application form

Statement of purpose

Design thinking workshop

Personal interview

Important Information for Admissions to the PGDM Program

Online Application Form Availability - September 1, 2019

Applications are accepted to the 2 year PGDM program. 

Tentative Program Start Date - 10 Aug, 2020

Online Application Form - application.schoolofbusinessdesign.com

Eligibility Criteria

  1. All applicants are required to appear for GMAT /CAT /XAT /MAT.

  2. Only freshers and candidates with less than 5 years of work experience as on 30th June 2020 are ONLY eligible to apply.

  3. Applicants may submit multiple examination scores; SOBD will consider the best score provided by an applicant while shortlisting applications

  4. Candidates should have a full-time undergraduate degree completion certificate before 15th June 2020

  5. Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution

  6. Graduation type: 3 years / 4 years or 5 years integrated program

  7. Stream: Arts/Commerce/Science/ Engg. (B. Tech / B.E) etc.

  8. A minimum score of 50% (45% for SC/ST) in graduation (for engineers) is required to be considered in the admission process

Online Application Form

  1. Start your registration process by visiting https://application.schoolofbusinessdesign.com/ 

  2. Complete the Registration process and online application form by making an online payment of INR 2000.

  3. Once you complete the payment, you will receive a notification email acknowledging your payment.

  4. The applicant will have to submit their Statement of Purpose (SOP) before their interview dates for consideration for the further steps.

  5. The applicant will have to select a date for their Design Thinking Workshop (A half day immersion where students will solve real-life problems. It is designed to help us appreciate your candidature better and also provide you a glimpse of our innovative approach to teaching and learning.)

Selection Process - Design Thinking Admissions Workshop

Candidates who have eligible will be short listed on the basis of the details filled in the application form and their entrance examination scores. Only the shortlisted candidates will then be called for the Design Thinking Admissions workshop and Personal Interview round. 

Design Thinking Admissions Workshop

A Design Thinking workshop is a hands-on, activity-based session built around the Design Thinking process. The students will be taught about the process of design thinking and the ways to practice and implement the learning. The students will then carry out the 5 key processes of design thinking namely Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test their solutions to a problem. The personal interview round will follow the design thinking workshop

Download Workshop Itinerary

Evaluation Parameters

All candidates will be evaluated based on the following key parameters. If a student is selected, he will be notified to his official emai-id given in the application form within 14 days from the interview date.

Capacity to Relate

Capacity to Think

Capacity to Learn

Capacity for Action

Capacity to Communicate

Program Fee Structure


- Accommodation charges are indicative and subject to review depending on changes in input costs.

- Caution / Security subject to obtaining clearance to all dues and damages to institute properties/assets.

Refund Policy

- Refund policy as per AICTE norms

- In case the vacated seat is not filled, the Institution should refund the Security Deposit and return the original documents.

- The Institution should not demand a fee for the subsequent years from the students canceling their admission at any point of time. Fee refund along with the return of Certificates should be completed within 7 days.


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