Indian Institute of Management, (IIM) Indore Overview

  Indore   UGC, Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1996
  Indore   UGC, Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1996

About College

The Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I) is an elite public funded business school located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It was founded in 1996 and became the sixth addition to the Indian Institute of Management family. This was the first IIM to operate outside India with a campus at Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, established in 2011.

In 2014, after relocating to Dubai in the previous year, IIM-I shut down its UAE campus. IIM Indore offers five different management courses. On the UG level, IIM-I has the five-year full-time integrated programme which covers both the UG and PG levels.

While on the PG level, it offers a PG Programme in Management, a one-year full-time executive management course and an alternate weekend programme in the same subject. For researchers, IIM-I has a fellowship programme.

IIM Indore is chaired by the esteemed Deepak Satwalekar and the day to day operations are headed by Professor Himanshu Rai. The institute employs 106 permanent faculty members while also having provisions for more than 65 visiting faculty members.

Some of the most influential members of this highly qualified faculty include Professor Sushanta Mishra, Professor Dipayan Datta Chaudhuri and Professor Rajneet Nambudiri among others.

The 2019 edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework puts IIM-I fifth among all the management schools in India. The affluent news journal, The Week, on the other hand, had ranked IIM-I sixth in their list of the country’s best b-schools.

IIM Indore Courses and Fee Structure

Being one of the most renowned B-schools of the nation, IIM Indore mainly focuses on management courses. It offers programs across the UG, PG and Ph.D levels. Additionally, it also offers executive programs for working professionals.

  • On the UG level, IIM-I has the five-year full-time Integrated Programme in Management.
  • On the PG level, it offers a two-year residential PG Programme in Management, a one-year full-time executive course known as the Executive PG Programme in Management and a two-year alternate weekend Executive PG Programme in Management.
  • For researchers, IIM-I has a Fellowship Programme in Management.

IIM Indore Course Eligibility and Fee

Course Eligibility Fees (IN INR)
Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) Applicants must complete 10 + 2 examinations before applying 28 Lakhs
Post Graduate Programme (PGP) The candidates should be a Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade point along with a valid CAT score 16 Lakhs
Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai (PGP-Mumbai) 17 Lakhs
Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) 16.50 Lakhs
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with at least five years of work experience 20 Lakhs
Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives in Mumbai (PGP-MX) 15 Lakhs
Integrated Program in Business Analytics (IPBA) Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline with 1+ years of work experience 2.50 Lakhs
General Management Programme For Working Professionals in Dubai and Indore 34,000 AED
General Management Programme for Executives Graduates with work experience between 2 to 10 years 3.50 Lakhs
Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers Officers of the Indian Armed Forces are all eligible for this course NA
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) Master’s degree after completing a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks or an integrated master’s degree with at least 55% marks 50,000/-
Fellow Programme in Management (Industry) Graduation degree with at least 55% aggregate marks along with five years of work experience 5.50 Lakhs

IIM Indore Admission Process

IIM Indore is one of the most exclusive management schools in India which takes in only about 500 students, every year. Consequently, they follow a rigorous admission procedure. All candidates except for those who have applied for the integrated and the fellowship programmes are taken in on the basis of their performance in CAT.

International applications are merited on their GMAT scores. IPM candidates are shortlisted based on their performance in the IIM-I entrance exam while the FPM candidates are shortlisted based on their RAT results.

  • All the PG Programmes shortlist applications based on CAT or GMAT scores.
  • All Executive PG Programmes shortlist applications based on a variety of factors: GMAT score, past academic merits, work experience and their performance in the interview conducted by the institute.
  • IPM admissions are made based on the candidate’s score in an aptitude test (AT) and a writing analysis test, followed by an interview.
  • IPM admissions are made based on the candidate’s score in RAT.

IIM Indore Results and Cutoff

IIM Indore offers a variety of specialisations in their PGPM courses to the students based on their CAT percentile followed by rounds GD and PI. In addition to the candidate’s CAT score, their previous academic scores are also considered during the shortlisting process which decides which of them would head for the next level of the admission process. Aspiring candidates are advised to be aware of the last years’ cutoff trends.

  • This year for General category, overall cutoff percentile was 90.
  • Overall cutoff percentile for OBC category was 80.
Category Quantitative Ability Percentile Rank (QA) Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning Percentile Rank (DI & LR) Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (VRC) Total (Overall)
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80

IIM Indore Placements

The placement process practised by IIM Indore is a student-oriented process that aims to ensure placements for the whole batch. The Student Placement Committee is elected by the student body and they act as liaisons between the administration, students and recruiters.

The placement process consists of two phases - summer placements for the first-years and final placements for the final year students.

No. of Companies Total No. of students No. of students placed Highest salary (In INR) Average salary (In INR) Median Salary (IN INR)
200+ 607 607 89.25 Lakhs - (International) 40.50 Lakhs - (Domestic) 20.79 Lakhs 19.40 Lakhs

IIM Indore Scholarship

IIM Indore provides scholarships to those SC and ST students with more than 7.5-grade-points in their first results. The maximum amount offered by the scholarship programme is INR 3 lakhs. IIM-I has also provisions for a need basis scholarship for students who are either from a financially unsteady background or those who face an unforeseen financial crisis.

IIM Indore Alumni Network

The Indian Institute of Management Indore boasts one of the most aspirational and authoritative alumni networks in India. The official alumni department helps the former students keep in touch with each other as well as the current batch of students.

The IIM-I alumni include very high profile individuals such as best-selling author Sumit Pramanik, Right2Vote CEO Neeraj Gutgutia whose app may replace EVMs in the near future and famous photographer, Joseph Radhik.

IIM Indore Campus

The IIM-I campus lies sprawled across 193 acres at Prabandh Shikhar, on Rau-Pithampur Road, close to the Pithampur Special Economic Zone. The campus consists of academic blocks, administrative offices, student and faculty hostel accommodation, an enormous library,


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 11
NIRF (2017) 10
Business Today 9
Outlook 7
The Week 6
CAREER360 10
The Times Group 12