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IIM Bangalore


IIM Bangalore, established in 1973, was the third IIM to be established in the country. It is one of the most desirable business school of the country, and has been ranked by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as India's #1 business school in 2019. IIM Bangalore is considered to be one of the toughest IIMs to get admission into, considering the high weightage it gives to the academic record of a candidate, and its emphasis on work experience. IIM Bangalore is also one of the only four Indian B-schools to be listed in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, and is the highest ranked IIM in that list. Notable alumni include K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of ISRO, Satya Narayanan R., founder of Career Launcher and Vipul Parekh, Co-founder of BigBasket, among others.

Last year's CTC for IIM B was:

Rs. 24.54 Lac (Domestic)
Rs. 62.30 Lac (Overseas)



Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) builds leaders and entrepreneurs through holistic, transformative and innovative education. An EQUIS accredited business school, IIMB is an acknowledged hub of academic activity in India and across the globe. IIMB’s research centres include the Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management (CCMRM), Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC), Centre for Management Communication (CMC), Centre for Public Policy (CPP), Centre for Software & Information Technology Management (CSITM), Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), India-Japan Study Centre, Israel Centre, NSRCEL and Supply Chain Management Centre (SCMC).

The NSRCEL incubates start-ups and provides offered a range of educational and capacity building programs and mentorship support, both for startups and early stage ventures.

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Selection Criteria

The following are the five major takeaways from IIM Bangalore's latest selection criteria:

1. IIM Bangalore has reduced the overall as well as sectional minimum CAT percentile to be eligible for a WAT-PI shortlist call from the institute. The latest minimum sectional percentiles now stand at 80, 75, 75 for VA-RC, DI-LR, and QA respectively, while the overall minimum sectional percentile has been reduced from 90%ile to 85%ile. The implication of such a change is that more candidates with a lower percentile will now be eligible for a shortlist from IIM Bangalore, and those with stellar profiles may even make it to the WAT-PI round, though final conversion would be another matter altogether.

2. IIM Bangalore continues to be one of only two IIMs (the other being IIM Indore) that gives more weight to a candidate's academic profile than their CAT scores. In 2019, IIM Bangalore has assigned 40% weight to CAT 2019 scores, and 50% weight to candidates' academic profiles while computing the composite score (CS) for WAT-PI shortlist.

3. With regard to CAT 2019 scores, IIM Bangalore has defined the different sectional weights within the 40% weight that CAT 2019 scores carry in the overall composite score. VA-RC scores carry a weight of 35%, DI-LR scores carry a weight of 40%, while QA scores carry a weight of 25% within the overall CAT 2019 score. In the overall composite score, VA-RC scores carry a weight of 14%, DI-LR scores carry a weight of 16%, and QA scores carry a weight of 10%.

4. Working professionals have an advantage over freshers in IIM Bangalore's WAT-PI shortlisting process, with working professionals scoring a minimum of 0.22 points and a maximum of 8 points extra over freshers. Work experience will also be evaluated in Phase 2, i.e., the final shortlisting for IIM B's PGP programme.

5. IIM Bangalore continues to push for gender diversity, with the gender diversity factor carrying 2% of the total weight in Phase 1 of the selection process, however, academic diversity has not been given any additional points.

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Courses Offered

1. PGP

The Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management leading to a degree of

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration: Two-year fulltime

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree

The PGP is designed to equip student with the skills and capabilities that will enable them to reach responsible global position in management. The PGP revolves around the principle that world-class business leaders are not mass-produced; they are nurtured and developed in a practical application-oriented, user-friendly environment.

Upon successful completion of the academic requirements, the programme leads to the grant of the degree of Master of Business Administration.

2. Executive Post Graduate Programme

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management leading to a degree of

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Duration: One-year fulltime

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree, Minimum 5 Years of work experience after graduation

The EPGP is an intensive one-year, full-time programme designed to enhance skills and capabilities essential for responsible positions at senior management levels. The programme is challenging, widespread and globally oriented. The objective of this programme is to produce future leaders who can handle the dynamic corporate environment.

Upon successful completion of the academic requirements, the programme leads to the grant of the degree of Master of Business Administration.

Programme Fees

Rs. 2100000

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