FAQ ( MBA-Development Management )

Q1. What is the MBA-Development Management program at IIHMR University?

The School of Development Studies (SDS) established in 2012, seeks to produce and disseminate knowledge for holistic understanding of issues and challenges of development. An abiding faith in humanism, commitment to cosmopolitanism, respect for diversity of life, and empathy with poor constitute core values of SDS. The unique position of the School within IIHMR University a premier health management research university, of the country enables a context for a rigorous inter disciplinary exploration of the different dimensions of human wellbeing.
A Degree in Development Management is an outwardly looking globally relevant programme which envisages an integration of the challenges of Developmental paradigm and an approach to meet them professionally. A graduate from this programme is trained in issues germane to 21st century. Students would be equipped to deal with those with knowledge in analytics, financial and human resource systems, sustainable development approach. It is a programme that seeks total Developmental Transformation for 21st century. These professionals would also play a role in the country’s endeavor to attain Sustainable Development Goals.

Q2. What are the key attributes and course design of MBA-Development Management?

The primary objective is to facilitate integrative learning in the deepest sense of the term, so that graduates can walk into professional roles with ease and play a vital role both at operational and strategic level in their jobs. The specializations (in areas of high demand) aims to improve the marketability and reach of a degree program, in management and development practice to enable the students ability to hit the ground running in the professional world that demands specialized inputs. To achieve this, the course of IIHMR MBA (Development Management) strikes a balance between three things:

  • This programme develops a strong conceptual and an analytical framework on sustainable and inclusive development issues in the students. It also gives appropriate attitudes that are required for a professional development manager
  • Students can work in enterprises, public systems as policy makers, managers, analysts, and consultants advising on operational efficiency and programme efficiency.
  • Willingness to work in challenging geographies / context as it requires resilience, perseverance, emotional and social intelligence, and courage of conviction.

In addition to this, three areas remain critical to all that the students they learn:

  • A stress on written and oral communication.
  • A comfort with the use of technology in all areas.
  • Leadership skills.

Q3. What is the teaching style of faculty at IIHMR University?

The teaching style strives to understand, analyze, and identify realistic solutions and management interventions to meet up the challenges of a rapidly transforming India. The core of academic practice seeks to balance the analytical, professional, and experiential learning with the inspiration to act progressively in different spheres of life, to truly impact life at the grassroot level. One of the core objectives of the pedagogy is to, inculcate values of active and responsible citizenship and human empathy for development communities.

Q4. What's the average amount of time students study each week?

Average study time on campus is, about 30 hours a week plus 10 hours of self-study which makes it about 40 hours a week. Students have about 4 sessions a day and each session are for 1.5 hours.

Q.5 What is the IIHMR University Policy towards Ragging?

The University strictly complies to UGC and AICTE guidelines and the latest Supreme Court rulings and orders relating to anti-ragging. The University observes “Zero tolerance” policy to ragging and expels students found guilty of mistreating fresher’s.

Application - Admission

Q6. How can I apply?

You may fill the online application form at https://applications.iihmr.edu.in.

Q7. Can I apply online for MBA-Development Management admission?

Yes, you can apply online to the program. 

Q8. What all documents would be required for applying online?

Please make sure you have the scanned copies of the following documents before filling up the online form: Passport sized photo, Class X certificate, 10+2 certificate showing the subjects passed, Final mark sheet/degree for the candidates who have passed the qualifying degree or Mark sheet of the pre-final year for those who have appeared at the final year exam for the qualifying degree, Scanned copy of signature, Copy of CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT Score Card, Certificate(s) of work experience. None of the files should be larger than 1 MB (1028 kb)

Q9. How could I confirm that my application has been submitted?

Once you submit your complete online application, you will receive an email confirming your submission. We shall update your application status on our online application system once we have received all the application documents from your side.

Q10. What are the eligibility criteria for admissions?

Bachelor’s Degree from any AIU recognized University with minimum 50% marks aggregate. Candidates awaiting their final year results may also apply. IIHMR accepts the CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/ IIHMR-U MAT tests. Candidates with a relevant experience of two or more years are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on overall academic performance & followed by scheduled Group Discussions & Personal Interviews.

Q11. I am currently in my Final Year of my Graduation. Am I eligible to apply to the MBA-Development Management program?

Yes, you are eligible to apply to the MBA-RM program, but you should successfully graduate before the date of joining.

Q12. How will my application be evaluated?

The application will be evaluated based on your academic qualifications, management entrance exam score. Short-listed candidates will be called to attend the Group Discussion & Interview Process which would be intimidated through post/courier and through e-mail.

Q13. How do I add new information if I have already submitted my application?

Once the application has been submitted, the Admissions Team is unable to accept application updates other than contact updates. If invited for an interview, applicants may inform the Admission Team for updates at that time.

Q14. My undergraduate concentration is in a non-development and agriculture related field. Is MBA-Development Management the right program for me?

The MBA-Development Management Program encourages students from diverse academic backgrounds of science, arts, commerce, agriculture, dairy science, veterinary science, arts, engineering, allied health sciences etc.

Q15. How many seats are available in the MBA-Development Management program?

30 seats are available for MBA-Development Management program at IIHMR U-School of Development Studies.

Q16. Can we come to IIHMR University campus before admission?

You are most welcome to visit our campus. Please call on the admissions office for scheduling your visit.

Application - Work Experience

Q17. What does the desired length of work experience you wish to see in candidates?

MBA-Development Management program do not require a minimum number of work experience prior entering the program, and it is important for you to assess your own readiness when deciding to apply. However, mid-career professional with a graduate degree and two years relevant work experience in the development sector are encouraged to apply.

Q18. Do people with experience get preferred at MBA-Development Management?

Most B-schools take MBA aspirants with work experience, this is because many of them apply to these B-schools. There is no defined 'quota' for experienced personnel, nor they are given any 'preference' at any stage of the process. Students with work experience do have a psychological edge in the

Application - Interview

Q19. What should I expect for my final selection round?

Your final selection round will constitute of two essential parts—Group Discussion (GD) and a Personal Interview (PI). For an updated admission schedule visit: https://iihmr.edu.in/admission/iihmr-u-mat-gdpi-dates. Candidates are required to bring original documents at the time of the interview.

Application Follow-up

Q20. Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my application status?

Any questions/queries could be clarified from our admission office on +91-9358893198.

You can also send an e-mail admissions@iihmr.edu.in .

Q21. When and how can I expect to hear regarding final selection round, dates of joining etc. from IIHMR University?

Notifications about the final selection rounds, dates of joining will be communicated to you via post, courier at your current correspondence address & email also. The same will be displayed on our website.

Test Scores

Q22. Which latest test scores should be submitted with the application?

  • MAT Official Score Card or Registration Number (if you have not received the Score Card).
  • CMAT Official Score Card or Registration Number (if you have not received the Score Card).
  • CAT Official Score Card or Registration Number (if you have not received the Score Card).
  • ATMA Official Score Card or Registration Number (if you have not received the Score Card).
  • XAT Official Score Card or Registration Number (if you have not received the Score Card) Admission Board acknowledges all the above scores.

Financing the MBA-Development Management

Q23. What is the fee of MBA-Development Management at IIHMR University?


Q24. What are the options for financing my MBA-Development Management education?

IIHMR is committed in making the MBA- Development Management Program accessible to all students.


Q25. What are the facilities available at IIHMR University?

The facilities at the University are of international standards. The main building has an academic block, a computer center, a library and documentation center, a conference hall, an auditorium, an MDP center, seminar rooms, tutorial rooms, and lecture halls. Other facilities includes Canteen, Hostels, Sports, Big Gymnasium, wi-fi connection, jogging track, tennis and badminton courts, Bank ATM etc.

Q26. What are the Library Facilities at IIHMR University?

The University hosts Dr. D.A. Henderson Library and Documentation Centre. It is one of the best professional libraries in India. It has a collection of textbooks, reference books, training materials, case studies, journals, manuals, reports and conference proceedings etc.

Q27. Is there a hostel facility at IIHMR University?

Yes IIHMR University, Jaipur has a hostel facility with fully furnished rooms and provided with a telephone and central air-cooling. A well-equipped modern kitchen and a spacious dining hall are attached to the hostels.

Placements / Career Services

Q28. What is scope of MBA-Development Management?

The MBA-Development Management graduates could work in government development agencies, flagship development program’s and missions of the state relating to livelihoods, education, health, water and sanitation, health, agriculture, handicrafts, cooperatives and producer organizations, Non-Government Development Organizations, public foundations, Banking & Finance institutions, Consultancies, Agribusiness Organizations, Information and Communication Technology (ICTs), National and International Donors engaged in promoting development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Divisions engaged in promoting sustainable and inclusive development.

Q29. What would be the employment opportunities which I could expect after completing MBA-Development Management?

IIHMR University, Jaipur has always enjoyed a special preference from, public as well as corporate recruiters on account of its excellent performance, sustained over a long period of time and its strong brand image. The development management graduates get excellent placement in cooperatives, NGOs, government development agencies, national and international donors engaged in promoting development, and leading agribusiness organizations. Additionally, IIHMR University career service team will be there to provide you with the opportunity, tools and counseling to better understand yourself and your career aspirations. This will facilitate your job search. The career services are integrated into overall MBA-DM program, exposing you to workshops, which focus on topics such as self-assessment, CV, writing of a cover letter, career strategies, competency based mock interviews, and time management etc.

Q30. Is there a placement cell for MBA-Development Management at IIHMR University?

Yes, there is a dedicated placement cell at IIHMR University. It acts in collaboration with a placement committee comprising of faculty advisors, faculty coordinators, placement in-charge, along with student representatives from all the streams. The activities of the placement cell primarily revolves around, achieving successful placement for summer training in the first year, Placement for internship in the second year, and Campus placements for the outgoing students.

Q31. Can I contact alumni of MBA-Development Management? Can I contact current students?

IIHMR does not give out the names or contact information of current students or alumni to prospective applicants. Prospective students can schedule a campus visit to meet the current students.

Q33. What are the eligibility criteria for a scholarship in MBA- Development Management?

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