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Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore Overview

  Bangalore   AICTE, MHRD, Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1973
  Bangalore   AICTE, MHRD, Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1973

About College

In 1972, a special educational committee headed by Ravi Mittal after observing the rising success of the first two IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) in Kolkata and Ahmedabad decided to start a third IIM. While the other two IIMs were oriented towards the private sector, IIM Bangalore which was set up in 1973 with TA Pai and NS Ramaswamy at its helm was the first IIM to be public sector oriented.

IIM Bangalore offers postgraduate, doctoral and executive training programmes. Its Post Graduate Programme in Management is a full-time two year residential MBA programme which is also the institute’s bellwether course. Additionally, IIMB is involved in facilitating research, conducting seminars, academic conferences, publishing journals and offering consultancy services.

IIM Bangalore is currently chaired by Professor G Raghuram and boasts some of the most knowledgeable and inspirational faculty members in India. Prof. YLR Moorthi who teaches Creative Marketing is an occasional visiting faculty at the Ivy League colleges while Professors R Narayanaswamy and V Nagendra hold similar positions in colleges across Europe.

IIM B was ranked number one by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019. The Financial Times had ranked the institution 19th in their Masters in Management Ranking 2016 on a worldwide basis. The QS MBA Rankings 2019 has placed IIM B at 49 on a global basis and at ninth on an Asia wide basis. Business Today ranked it third on the publication’s “India’s Best B-Schools in 2016”.

IIM Bangalore Courses and Fee Structure

 

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has two Post Graduate Programmes each with a different set of specialisations, one Executive Post Graduate Programme and a Doctoral Fellowship in Management. The courses and the degrees are in accordance with the Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017.

Course Highlights

  • IIM Bangalore’s Post Graduate Programmes are its flagship courses and has the institute’s highest recorded CAT (or equivalent exam) cutoff percentile.
  • The Public Policy Management programme is the first of its kind to be implemented by an Indian Institute of Management. It was founded in 1973 and till recently, was the institute’s premier course.
  • The Fellowship Programme set up by IIM Bangalore is a full-time five-year course whose course material and research work have set up a benchmark across Asia.

IIM Bangalore Course Eligibility and Fees

Course Eligibility Fees (in INR)
PGP-PPM > The applicants who are from the Government would be notified by the DoPT. > For Non-Government candidates, the eligibility criteria is that they must be a Graduate (minimum 50% marks) with at least 4 years of work experience in a Public Policy domain. 16.5 lakhs
EPGP The applicant should be a Graduate in any discipline with 50% marks or equivalent grade points. They are required to have 5 years (and preferably less than 12 years) of work experience after graduation. 25.89 lakhs
PGPEM The candidate must have attained a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 50% marks) in any discipline with a minimum of 4 years post qualification work experience. 31.90 lakhs
PGPM A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must follow the (10+2+3) norms. 16.50 lakhs
FPM >A Master's Degree or a five-year Integrated Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 % marks in the Bachelor’s as well in the Master’s degrees. >A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50% marks. >A 4 year Bachelor's degree with at least 60% marks. -

IIM Bangalore Admission Process

Being one of the most prestigious business schools in India, the admission process is a long and arduous process. There are eligibility criteria for each and every programme. The candidate is allowed to apply only if they match the criteria. Following this, the applicant has to sit for the aptitude test. Should the candidate’s score match the cutoff, they are invited for a round of personal interviews and group discussions where they make it to the final shortlist.

PGP - Public Policy Making

Eligibility:

  • The applicants who are from the Government would be notified by the DoPT.
  • For Non-Government candidates, the eligibility criteria is that they must be a Graduate (minimum 50% marks) with at least 4 years of work experience in a Public Policy domain.

Selection Process:

The candidate’s final selection is based on their profile and their performance in CAT/GMAT/GRE/IIMB, intensive personal interview and group discussion rounds.

Executive PGP

Eligibility:

The applicant should be a Graduate in any discipline with 50% marks or equivalent grade points. They are required to have 5 years (and preferably less than 12 years) of work experience after graduation.

Selection Process:

The candidate is eligible for Round 2 of the admission exam only if they have achieved the cutoff in the entrance test (GMAT or GRE). The second round is known as the IIM Selection Process and consists of GD and PI rounds.

PGP - Enterprise Management

Eligibility:

The candidate must have attained a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 50% marks) in any discipline with a minimum of 4 years post qualification work experience.

Selection Process:

The candidate is eligible for Round 2 of the admission exam only if they have achieved the cutoff in the Entrance Test (CAT, GMAT or GRE) Score. The second round is known as the IIM Selection Process and consists of GD and PI rounds.

PGP - Management

Eligibility

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must follow the (10+2+3) norms. 

Selection Process 

The weighted average of the candidate’s entrance test (CAT or GMAT Test) score followed by their performance in the IIM Selection Process.

Fellowship Programme in Management

Eligibility:

  • A Master's Degree or a five-year Integrated Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 % marks in the Bachelor’s as well in the Master’s degrees.
  • A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50% marks.
  • A 4 year Bachelor's degree with at least 60% marks. 

Selection Process:

The selection of candidates to IIMB is made on the basis of their performance in GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET), IIMB Test (depending on the area of specialization) and personal interview rounds.

IIM Bangalore Placement

The placement process at IIM Bangalore is a student-oriented process. While the institution’s reputation attracts a host of companies looking to bolster their ranks with IIMB alumni, the Placement Cell consists of human resource veterans who use their extensive network to ensure that only the best brands come in for recruitment. The Student Placement Representatives are the student members who act as the spokespeople for the student body’s placement interests. This process has proved itself to be highly effective and since 2008, IIMB has a consistent 100% placement record.

IIM Bangalore Placement Trends

Year No. of placement offers Top Recruiter
2019 488 Accenture
2018 462 Deloitte
2017 450 Qualcomm

IIM Bangalore Results and Cutoff

Being one of the three elite Indian Institutes of Management, IIMB has one of the highest cutoff percentile levels. The admission process is regulated by the candidate’s performance in CAT, followed by a group discussion and a personal interview round. The applicants have to clear the sectional cutoffs as well as overall cutoff so as to be selected for the following round of the selection process.

Cutoff Highlights 2018

  • The overall cutoff percentile for the Other Backward Classes category was 75 percentile.
  • For the General category applicants, the minimum cutoff percentile was 80.

IIM Bangalore Alumni Association

The Alumni Association of IIM Bangalore is not only a network for the alumni to stay connected with each other and the faculty and students at the institution, but also, it is a platform for social justice. The influential alumni members have often joined hands to promote, participated and donated for relief campaigns, rescue missions and social crusades. The current IIMBAA Kerala Floods Housing Project and the IIMB Run for a Cause are both examples of how united the alumni still stands. Some famous IIMB names include finance guru and Bloomberg pundit - Aswath Damodar, space scientist K. Radhakrishnan and political activist, Shehla Rashid.

IIM Bangalore Scholarships

IIM Bangalore has two types of provisions to help students out with their financial issues.

Financial Aid

IIM Bangalore provides financial aid to those students who need it. Any PGP student whose annual household income in less than INR 6,00,000 per annum or who faces an unforeseeable financial crisis is eligible to apply for financial aid. The Financial Aid Committee has a two-step process to select from among the applicants deserve the financial aid and dependent on the outcome, the Committee may grant a rebate ranging from 20% to 100%.

Scholarship

IIM Bangalore provides 14 different scholarships to award those students who have achieved an extraordinary feat in either academics or in other fields. The Aditya Birla and OPJEM scholarships are the two programmes with the highest financial aid.

IIM Bangalore Campus

Occupying an area of over 100 acres in South Bangalore, IIMB is located on Bannerghatta Road. The campus was designed by the Pritzker-Prize winning architect, BV Doshi and the construction was completed in 1983. The IIMB campus is known for its all-stone architecture and lush forestry. The features include a state of the art ever-expanding academic block, a 55,000 square foot library, 16 hostel blocks, a sports centre for recreation, an auditorium capable of sitting 500, a 24-7 computer centre with a wifi network spanning across the entire campus and the NSRCEL - which is an incubator for entrepreneurial ideas.

Rankings

Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 2
NIRF (2017) 2
Business Today 3
CAREER360 2
The Week 2
The Times Group 4