The 6 IIMs Alumni Report – Locations & Companies – Part 1 has made life easy for all of us. We thought we should make it easier for all you aspirants and current students. Using freely available data on, Team InsideIIM presents to you the ‘Alumni Report’. We have looked at all professionals who have mentioned one of the Β older 6 IIMs as a part of their Education on their profile and done some analysis for the last 15 years. This is the first in a series of reports that we shall bring to you on alumni in top schools of India!

This report focuses only on 2 aspects – Locations and Companies. Every professional who has attended one of the 6 IIMs between 1997 to present (About 15 years) is included. If you look at the flagship PGP programme, it includes about 16 batches (Lowest being IIM Indore 13 batches).

Since the data is user-generated, we cannot say that the figures are 100% accurate. But we suggest, you look at the data and figure out a trend rather than splitting hair on every statistic. For e.g. IIM I and IIM K (13 & 14 batches respectively) show a trend which suggests they are twins πŸ˜›

Please note the following before you proceed forward :

1) The data may include a few fake profiles. However, The number is too insignificant to distort the trend.

2)It includes professionals who may have attended other programmes at these institutions. Not everyone, in the sample has attended the 2 yr flagship PGP programme. For e.g. it may even include someone who has done a 3 day certificate programme at any IIM.

3) It includes current PGP students who are undergoing summer internships and have updated their profile with the name of the organization they are interning in.

4)We have not filtered for domain/function. So if there is someone in a bank’s technology team, since he/she is an employee of the bank, it would be counted below.

Lets look at the data :

IIM Ahmedabad – Dates Attended – 1997-2012 – Total Sample – 8,647

IIM Calcutta – Dates Attended – 1997-2012 – Total Sample – 12,384

IIM Bangalore – Dates Attended – 1997-2012 – Total Sample – 11,081

IIM Lucknow – Dates Attended – 1997-2012 – Total Sample – 5,196

IIM Indore – Dates Attended – 1997-2012 – Total Sample – 3,212

IIM Kozhikode – Dates Attended – 1997-2012 – Total Sample – 3,273

The above data is as on 20th April 2012. It will be republished again as on 20th October 2012 which shall see inclusion of the Class of 2012 with their updated permanent roles.

Next Β we shall bring to you the non-IIM top business schools – ISB Hyderabad, XLRI Jamshedpur, FMS Delhi, JBIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai

While this report is only indicative, we shall publish more slices of this data which you shall find more useful. We promise there are more interesting insights coming your way πŸ™‚

The 6 IIMs Alumni Report – Banking & Finance – Part 3

The 6 IIMs Alumni Report – Consulting & FMCG – Part 2

The 6 IIMs Alumni Report – Locations & Companies – PartΒ 1

The Most definitive Student Exchange Programme Report – 2011 (One of its kind report for top business schools in India)

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Read our Final Placement Reports for the Class of 2012 :

Final Placements :IIM Lucknow – Class of 2012

Final Placements: IIM Bangalore – Class of 2012

Final Placements :XLRI Jamshedpur – Class of 2012

Final Placements :IIM Kozhikode – Class of 2012

Final Placements :IIM Calcutta – Class of 2012

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Summer Placements 2011-13 – IIM Kozhikode

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Neutral Junta

Really Nice article. A bit disappointed to see not even double digit alum in BCG/Mckinsey from I and K. Nice to know that IIM Indore has more alums in P&G than HUL.Does Accenture mean Accenture Management Consulting or Accenture in general ??


Most of the big consulting companies do not visit a campus unless it completes certain no of years of existence. Obviously I & K being the younger members of this fraternity have attracted BCG/McK only in recent years. Hopefully in next couple of years the no will reach in double digits.


K hasn't attracted BCG yet. I know of at least 5 alumni from IIM Indore in the Boston Consulting Group. There should be at least 8 in McKinsey too from IIM Indore.


This information will be skewed for one more reason – The pre-MBA work experience will be counted leading to both double-counts as well as incorrect representation of where the alumni worked post-MBA. I feel that there are just too many noises in this data.

Team InsideIIM

We are confident that pre-MBA work ex is not counted in the above data. We have checked that. It is a as on data. So the numbers above are of professionals currently working in these organisations and no past companies are captured.

IIM Student

I find the data to be completely wrong. Take the sample size of IIM-C alumnus for the last 15 years as mentioned in the article- 12,384. This gives an average of whooping 825 pass outs a year!! This is ridiculous given that the largest batch size amongst all IIMs is about 450 (Indore).

Similar is the case with IIM-B with a sample size of 11000+.
IIM-I has an average of 250+ when the size of the batch that passed out in 2011 was only 240!!

This article should have verified such critical information before publishing it.

Amit Grover

As the point 2 in article says, the data includes not only flagship and reputed 2 year PGDM program, but also the others like 3-day, get-IIM-brand-quick type programs as well! Hence, the numbers are showing as too high compared to batch intake.


@IIM Student: Seriously mate, read what's in front of you carefully before making statements like "I find the data to be completely wrong". I can just imagine you making a forceful sales presentation to your boss with carefully analysed numbers and shait, only to be pointed out that your target segment doesn't exist πŸ˜›

MBA student from 'C'

@Team InsideIIM: Can you provide link to more complete data i.e. after the top 20 also … Am very interested to know the number of alumnus in certain companies
This is a terrific article. Keep up the good work.


No K guys in Kozhikode but 604 I guys in Indore! Seems they have they not updated their location after leaving school. Don't think there are companies in Indore to absorb so many I grads.
1st of its kind article that i have seen..good one!


dont know why so many IT firms are there across IIMs… IIMB..the top 10 firms are IT related…..


Thats because they hire in big numbers. Also, the so called 'coveted' jobs are always few in number. Across all IIMs less than 50 ibankers would have been hired this year. You'll never see mass hiring from financial companies. And the ones like ICICI, Yes and Axis who do already show in the lists above

IIM Student

i find the data to be completely wrong. Take the sample size of IIM-C alumnus for the last 15 years as mentioned in the article- 12,384. This gives an average of whooping 825 pass outs a year!! This is ridiculous given that the largest batch size amongst all IIMs is about 450 (Indore).

Similar is the case with IIM-B with a sample size of 11000+.
IIM-I has an average of 250+ when the size of the batch that passed out in 2011 was only 240!!

This article should have verified such critical information before publishing it.

Team InsideIIM

Please read the article carefully. A disclosure has been made beforehand that the sample size includes people who may have attended IIM C for various programmes but have mentioned it as a part of education on their LinkedIn profiles. It includes 3 – day Certificate programmes as well. A lot of professionals use this trick to make their LinkedIn profiles better and also to be able to connect with alumni of the IIMs.

We also request you to wait patiently for our Part 3 where a lot of your doubts should be answered.


Then why dont you include this statement in the article itself? I mean that way a lot many controversies can be brought down and also useless comments.

Team InsideIIM

Please Read Point 2 under the Points to Note. It was always mentioned. The issue is people waiting to attack and comment without reading the piece entirely


I read the disclaimer. But the problem is because of inclusion of these people who attend such 2-3 day workshops, one does not get the real picture. Anyways, I hope the next parts will bring more clarity. Good job Team InsideIIM!


@Team InsideIIM:Why do you guys ignore Nitie always?Any particular reason against the college?

P.s I am just a aspirant will be eager to know it.


They are focusing on only 10 B-schools. See the 'featured Business schools' list. It does not include NITIE.


No surprise that Bangalore has a lot of IT firms. I bet most of the numbers are from people who are already working in these IT companies who take the 3 day course from B.

K A Mazumdar

Brilliant article – I have always asked people to go through linkedin to understand how things happen in the corporate world. I always ask aspirants to look through linkedin data before they join.

Its an amazing tool.

Thanx team insideiim, I hope you guys keep doing these kind of things πŸ™‚

Also, I would request you to do the same analysis from schools like spjimr, imt ghaziabad, nmims, ximb etc It would be a huge paralleled feat and would give a very big oversight. That

IIM B Student

IIM Bangalore has a three year programme called as PGSEM (Software) which churns out 90+ professionals every year. These guys are essentially from the software industry. This explains the huge number of IIMB alumni in software companies.


Most of the reports dont make much sense. How come there are more alumni from IIM A in ahmedabad more than in a city like delhi and IIM I in Indore is more than Mumbai. The report must be based on some stale data.


Do you have difficulty reading? Are you ignorant? Or are you just dumb? Why don't you read the entire article before making such comments. It has been clearly stated that ' The numbers include current students'. Not only that, not everyone updates their LinkedIn status immediately after they graduate. It has also been clearly stated that anyone attending a 3 day course is also included which means people from local cities/companies who would have attended these programmes would also have the IIM tag on their linkedin profile. Think before you comment.


Dude Cool.. dont get so angry. Most of the times people dont read the entire article and bash it up.It happens with almost everyone.
But that doesnt require such a scathing reply. Chillax man.

Ravi Balgi

Nice analysis! if you could do it by industry, location, function it would have been superb.
Yes, eliminating fake profiles is little difficult. but for curated networks for institutions, this problem is solved.
I liked your analysis πŸ™‚
keep them coming.. one of the other analysis that would be interesting is
1. alumni driven initiatives at institution
2. alumni givebacks/sabbaticals/knowledge creation activities
how iims stack against each other on these parameters.. it would be an exhaustive exercise though