Asian Business School (ABS) is extremely happy to share that the institute has added yet another achievement to its credentials with its flagship PGDM degree programme now been granted the equivalent status of MBA Degree by the esteemed national organization, Association of Indian Universities (AIU)! This recognition now also makes us one of the very few privileged colleges across India whose PGDM degree programme has this most esteemed AIU certification.

Primarily an apex organization and association of major universities in India, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) evaluates the courses, syllabi, standards, and credits of programs like PGDM and the programs of foreign universities being pursued abroad and equates them in respect to various courses being offered by Indian universities. The core functionality of AIU relates to the recognition of degrees/diplomas being awarded by the universities in India, which are duly recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, and abroad for the purpose of admission to higher degree courses in the various Indian universities.

A few of the major highlights of this AIU affiliation for Asian Business School are:

  • ABS PGDM degree program is now equivalent to MBA Degree of an Indian University
  • ABS students can pursue higher studies abroad and do their PhD after doing PGDM from here as now it is equivalent to a Masters Degree (MBA) from an Indian University
  • Students of ABS who are interested in making their career in academics will now be eligible to appear for UGC – NET with this equivalence from AIU
  • ABS PGDM students can now also apply for Government Jobs where Masters Degree or equivalent is the eligibility requirement

It goes without saying that this acquisition of the coveted AIU affiliation by Asian Business School for our flagship PGDM degree program has further bolstered our growing stature as one of India’s top B-School.

View AIU Affiliation Letter