School Expert Q&A: FLAME

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Foundation for Liberal & Management Education (FLAME) at a glance:

FLAMELocation: Pune

Founded in: 2007

Program name: Two Year Full Time PGDM

Admission Criteria

  • GMAT score: Accepted
  • Work experience requirement: Not mandatory, but recommended
  • English proficiency requirement: Candidates are expected to have good verbal and written English communication skills
  • Letters of recommendation: Not mandatory, but recommended
  • Interview/group discussion? Both are required
  • Other criteria: Admission test scores, past academic record, extracurricular activities and achievements and statements-of-purpose are considered

Application Process

  • How do I apply? Online
  • What is the application fee? Rs. 2,000/-
  • When does the application process start? Usually in October
  • What is the last date to apply? The admissions process is conducted in five distinct cycles, all with different deadlines.

Admission Process

  • What is the range of GMAT scores for accepted students? 600-650
  • Is there a requirement of study prior to applying? Yes, 15 years, the norm in India
  • What constitutes work experience? Full time professional
  • When should I expect an invitation for an interview? Within a week’s time from the date of deadline for each cycle.
  • Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my application status? Email

Fees & Other Expenses

  • What is the estimated cost for the entire program for a foreign student? At present, FLAME does not admit foreign students.
  • What is the cost of living for the duration of the program? Room: Rs. 1,30,000/ ; Board: Rs. 1,00,000/
  • Are there other costs to be taken into consideration? Tuition fees, course material, sports, medical and one-time payable charges: Rs. 5,30,000/- ; Internet: Rs. 13,500/-; transportation: Rs. 4,500/- 

Financial Aid

  • Are on-campus jobs available? No
  • What scholarship options are available? We award a range of merit-based scholarships to the best performing candidates at the time of admissions.
  • What are the loan options? Bank loans are available.

Academic Life and Job Placement

  • How many intakes each year? 1, in June.
  • How large is the class? FLAME School of Business:120 students and FLAME School of Communications: 60 students
  • What specializations are available? Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource, Operations Management
  • What is the job placement rate within 3 months of graduation? 80%
  • What is the mean starting salary of a class after graduation?  Rs. 5.5 Lakhs 
  • What industries recruit from this program? Banking and other financial organizations, media, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive, information technology, and retail

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