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FLAME University has an online application process. You are required to provide information such as entrance tests scores, personal contact details, educational qualification, work experience (if applicable), achievements / extracurricular activities and statement of purpose.

Please register on our application portal to create your user account. You will get an auto generated e-mail with your log in information. Use this log in information to apply to FLAME.

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Note: For any information / assistance, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us at 1-800-209-4567 (Toll Free). You can also chat with our counsellors from the application portal during business hours.

Admission Schedule

Admissions to FLAME University occur in five distinct cycles. If you make an early decision to apply to FLAME, you can participate in the first cycle. Participating early in the admission process gives you a first mover advantage. Your decision to apply early is not binding on you, in case you receive an offer of admission from FLAME University. However, selected candidates will have to complete the admission requirements before the stated deadlines in their offer letters. The second and fourth cycles are campus rounds, where we conduct our assessment process during a dedicated weekend in the month of January and March on FLAME University's campus in Pune. You may also choose our regular application cycles (third and fifth cycle), which will take place in selected cities across India, like the early decision cycle.

SR. NO. CYCLE DATES LOCATION DEADLINE RESULT
1. Early Decision Cycle 9th-10th December, 2017 Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata 4th December, 2017 23rd December, 2017
2. Campus Cycle I 13th - 14th January, 2018 FLAME Campus, Pune 8th January, 2018 27th January, 2018
3. Regular Cycle I 17th - 18th February, 2018 Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata 12th February, 2018 5th March, 2018
4. Campus Cycle II 18th March, 2018 FLAME Campus, Pune 13th March, 2018 31st March, 2018
5. Regular Cycle II 28th - 29th April, 2018 Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore 23rd April, 2018 16th May, 2018

* Dates may be subject to change.

Selection Process

The goal of our assessment process is to select best performing and well-rounded applicants who can contribute and enhance the learning experience at FLAME University. We have an internal assessment process which considers the following aspects of your application:

  • Admission Test ((CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/GMAT/MH-CET))
  • Group Discussion (GD) / Personal Interview (PI) *
  • Past Academic Record
  • Extracurricular activities/ achievements
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Personality Profiling

* During the GD/PI, we will also conduct a 60-second video recording about your views on, 'Why you want to join FLAME University?'

We follow a sliding principle for selection, where we shortlist candidates based on their overall performance on all the parameters enlisted above. As an applicant, if you score below average in your entrance test, but your application is strong in other aspects, chances are you might still get an offer from FLAME University. Obviously, the higher the test score, the better your chances of getting an offer letter. Your chances of selection are brighter if you have a strong academic record, well-articulated SOP, and extracurricular/ professional achievements.

FLAME University’s selection process is designed to give each applicant a fair chance of admission. FLAME tries to ensure that bright well-rounded individuals get admitted to its programs.

An outstanding performance in the selection process may make you eligible for scholarships. (Please refer to the section on ‘Scholarships’ for details).

Minimum Eligibility

The minimum eligibility to apply to FLAME University’s postgraduate programs is the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a university / institution recognized by the UGC or equivalent bodies with a minimum score of 50% in aggregate or an equivalent grade (CGPA/ CPI/ etc.). Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree program can also apply, provided they can produce the final year degree certificate / mark sheet before 31st August.
  • Test scores in any of the following national level tests conducted in the current year – *CAT (conducted by IIMs)/ **XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ MH-CET or ***GMAT.
    (* IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the program
    ** XLRI has no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the program
    *** GMAT scores are valid for 5 years. Please ensure that your scores are valid till the date of enrollment specified in the schedule. )

Please note that it is your responsibility to check whether you are eligible to apply for the postgraduate programs at FLAME University as per the eligibility criteria outlined above. FLAME University has full right to disqualify you at any stage of the admission process if found ineligible. In such a case, your admission, even if selected, will stand annulled.

Admission Procedure

Inquire and know more about the program

Please explore the FLAME website to know more about a program of your choice. You can also download our e-brochure from (MBA - www.flame.edu.in/academics/postgraduate/mba/download-brochure) and (MBA Communications Management - www.flame.edu.in/academics/postgraduate/mba-communications/download-brochure. For any additional information or clarification, you may post an enquiry on the FLAME University website (www.flame.edu.in/contact-us/admission-enquiry) and our counselor will get in touch with you. You may also call us on our toll free number 1-800-209-4567, for any assistance.

Register on the FLAME University website

Please register on the FLAME University website (apply.flame.edu.in) to create your user account. You will get an auto generated e-mail with your log in information. Use this log in information to apply to FLAME.

Apply to FLAME University

FLAME University has an online application process. You are required to provide information such as your national level tests scores, personal contact details, educational qualifications, achievements/ extracurricular activities and statement of purpose, etc.

You may apply to FLAME University even if you do not have the national level test scores available at the time of application, provided you are otherwise eligible. However, the final decision on your application shall be taken only after you submit the scorecard before the specified date.
You also need to provide your centre preference for Group Discussion (GD) / Personal Interview (PI). FLAME University will try to schedule your GD/PI at your first centre preference. However, the university is not obligated to accommodate your first centre preference, and under certain circumstances, may schedule your GD/PI at your second preference or a center of its own choice.

Additionally, you need to upload your recent passport size photograph (.JPG or .PNG format, file size less than 5 MB) and scanned copies (self-attested) of the below-mentioned documents in support of your application. If you do not have scanned copies of the required documents ready at the time of submitting your application, you should upload these documents on the application portal or e-mail these documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. soon after.

The required documents to be submitted at the time of application are:

  • Copy of 10th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet
  • Copy of 10th standard (or equivalent) certificate
  • Copy of 12th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet
  • Copy of 12th standard (or equivalent) certificate
  • Copy of Graduation mark sheets (all years/ semesters/ trimesters), if received
  • Copy of Graduation degree certificate, if received
  • Copies of Post-graduation degree mark sheets (all years/ semesters/ trimesters) and degree certificate, if any
  • Copies of any other educational qualification mark sheet and certificate, if any
  • Copy of national level entrance test scorecard (CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MH-CET/ GMAT), if available
  • Copies of all other certificates, transcripts, and testimonials (optional, but these documents may have relevance in assessing your candidature)

Please complete all mandatory details carefully and accurately.

You need not complete the application form in one sitting. You can save and return to the application form as many times as required, but before making the payment of application fee.

Payment of application fee

Your application will be considered incomplete till an application fee of INR 1,500 is paid by you. The application fee can be paid through either of the following modes:

  • Debit Card or Credit Card (All major cards, except American Express)
  • Demand Draft (DD)
    Please make a DD in favour of "FLAME University", payable at Pune. In the application form, you can mention the DD details (such as the DD number, Bank, and Date). After submission of the application, please send the DD (with your name, program, and application number mentioned on the backside of DD) to FLAME University’s mailing address (Foundation for Liberal And Management Education, 401, Phoenix Commercial Complex, Bund Garden, Opp. Residency Club, Pune - 411001, Maharashtra, India).
  • Purchase of scratch card from counsellors
    You may directly pay the application fee by cash to any of the FLAME University’s admission counsellors by purchasing a scratch card voucher. Please fill the number mentioned on the scratch card in the application form to proceed for submission.

Note: Application fee is non-refundable.

Submission of application

Once you have made the payment, you can submit the application form. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your application number. You will be able to download a pdf copy of your submitted application form from the application portal.

Over the next few weeks, we will send you important information regarding your FLAME application status. Please check your registered e-mail account regularly, and keep visiting our application portal.

Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)

After you submit your application, FLAME University will conduct a preliminary screening to shortlist candidates for GD/PI. If you are shortlisted, you will be intimated about the centre and date of GD/PI. FLAME University's admission panel will conduct the GD/PI. During the GD/PI, we will also conduct a 60-second video recording about your views on, 'Why you want to join FLAME University?'

You should carry your admit card to the centre of GD/PI. You will be able to download your admit card from the application portal prior to the date of GD/PI. Please ensure that you reach the centre on time.

You can appear for the GD/PI even if you do not have your national test scorecards, provided you are otherwise eligible. However, your admission status will be communicated to you only after we receive your national level admission test scorecard, before the specified date.

All candidates are required to bring their certificates and other supporting documents for verification at the time of GD/PI.

Selection and declaration of result

FLAME University shall evaluate your candidature based on different selection criteria. The admission results would be announced on the application portal as per the admission schedule. If you are selected, you will receive a copy of your offer letter by courier as well.

Acceptance of the offer

Selected candidates need to accept their admissions offer within the validity period. Required information will be detailed in your admission offer letter. You need to:

  • Submit the letter of acceptance
  • Pay the admission deposit fees as mentioned in the offer letter

Admission deposit fees can be paid through the following modes:

  • Net Banking
  • Demand Draft (DD)
    Please make a DD in favour of "FLAME University", payable at Pune. In the acceptance form, you can mention the DD details (such as the DD number, Bank, and Date). After submission, send the DD (with your name, program, and application number mentioned on the backside of DD) to FLAME University’s mailing address (Foundation for Liberal And Management Education, 401, Phoenix Commercial Complex, Bund Garden, Opp. Residency Club, Pune - 411001, Maharashtra, India).

Enrolment to FLAME University

We will communicate all the necessary information about your joining such as reporting date and time, academic calendar, housing details, documents to be submitted during enrolment, items to bring to campus, and induction schedule before the commencement of academic program.

Please check your registered e-mail and your user account regularly.

Re-application

FLAME encourages those applicants who have been rejected/ wait-listed in first instance to re-apply, where you may add some of the factors you might have missed in your previous application. Your application will be treated and assessed as a fresh application. You will have to pay the application fee again during re-application. You will be allowed to re-apply only once.

Re-application is not permitted if your first application was rejected on the basis of your credentials being misrepresented.

Misrepresentation of information

FLAME University will NOT tolerate any instance of falsification of information. Your admission shall immediately stand cancelled and fees forfeited, in case it is discovered at any stage that any of the information submitted by you was falsified. We will verify your original certificates or mark sheets supporting your application at the time of enrollment.

Withdrawal of admission and fee refund

If a candidate wishes to withdraw after accepting the offer and having paid the admission deposit fee, he/ she can make a request by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from his/her registered e-mail id seeking refund. The university shall refund the admission deposit fee after deducting INR 5000, if such a request is received before the specified date. If a candidate requests for withdrawal any time thereafter, no such request shall be processed.

Privacy Policy

All information submitted by the applicants is kept confidential, except as desired by the law.

Application Checklist

TASKS NOTES
Register on the Application Portal Register on apply.flame.edu.in to create your user account. You will get an auto generated e-mail with your log in information. Use this log in information to apply to FLAME university.
Complete the Application Form You are required to provide information such as national level admission test score, personal contact details, educational qualifications, work experience (if applicable), achievements/ extracurricular activities and statement of purpose.
Copies of 10th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet and certificate Scanned attested copies of the 10th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet and certificate should be uploaded on the application portal.
Copies of 12th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet and certificate Scanned attested copies of the 12th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet and certificate should be uploaded on the application portal.
Copies of Graduation mark sheets Scanned attested copies of the graduation mark sheets (all years/ semesters/ trimesters) should be uploaded on the application portal, in case already completed your graduation.
Copy of Graduation degree certificate Scanned attested copy of the graduation degree certificate should be uploaded on the application portal, if received.
Copies of Post-graduation degree mark sheets and certificate Scanned attested copy of the post-graduation mark sheets (all years/ semesters/ trimesters) and degree certificate, if any, should be uploaded on the application portal.
Copies of any other educational qualification mark sheet and certificate Scanned attested copies of any other educational qualification mark sheet and certificate, if any, should be uploaded on the application portal.
Copy of national level admission test scorecard Scanned attested copy of either of the valid test scorecards viz. CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ MH-CET/ GMAT, if available
Copies of other certificates and transcripts This is optional, but may help you in assessment of your candidature.
You can upload scanned attested copy of certificates/ testimonials of your co-curricular or extra-curricular achievements.
Recent passport size photo .JPG or .PNG format | File size less than 5 MB
Statement of purpose Your thoughts on why you are the right fit for FLAME, what value you add to the FLAME Community and why FLAME University should select you.
Application Fee Application fee of INR 1,500, which can be paid through the following modes:
-Debit Card or Credit Card (All major cards, except American Express)
-Demand Draft
(DD) -Purchase of scratch card from counsellors
Eligibility verification It is your responsibility to check whether you are eligible to apply to FLAME University as per our eligibility criteria. FLAME University has full right to disqualify you at any stage of the admission process if found ineligible. In such a case, your admission, even if selected, will stand annulled.