IBS Hyderabad: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Janki Sharma Janki Sharma | Sep 14, 2023
Janki Sharma
Janki Sharma

Updated on - Sep 14, 2023

IBS Hyderabad is counted as one of the top business schools in India. The institute has received a top ranking in various national B-School Surveys. It is accredited by AACSB. The institute has been ranked first among private business schools in the south zone as per the Times B-School Ranking Survey 2023. IBS Hyderabad has been accredited by NAAC with an (A++) Grade. The institute has a state-of-the-art campus spread over 92 acres.

Every year IBS conducts the IBSAT Entrance Test for the students planning to seek admission to the MBA and Ph.D. programs of IBS Hyderabad. It is a computer-based test of a two-hour duration consisting of multiple-choice questions. Also, there are some pre-defined criteria set up by IBS Hyderabad for candidates who do not wish to take IBSAT 2023. 

IBS Hyderabad Latest Updates

  • September 8, 2023: The next NMT Rounds will continue until October 31, 2023.
  • September 8, 2023: The last date to apply for IBSAT 2023 is December 16, 2023.
  • September 8, 2023: The IBSAT 2023 is scheduled to be held on December 23, 2023 and December 24, 2023.

In order to make the students practice for IBSAT, IBS conducts a free National Mock Test (NMT) every year. The test is free for all the management aspirants across India and there are prizes amounting to INR 10,000 for those who perform well. IBS Hyderabad has a strong alumni base of 20,000 individuals deputed in top-notch firms across the world. IBS Hyderabad has an impeccable placement track record with a placement rate of 95%. The highest international package offered was INR 58.19 LPA.

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IBS Hyderabad Quick Insights

The highlights of IBSHyderabad such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

                               IBS Hyderabad Quick Insights

Establishment Year


Institute Type Private



Member ACBSP (USA), EFMD (Belguim), AMDISA (India), AAPBS (Korea)

Courses Offered

UG, PG & Doctoral 

Campus Facilities

Cafeteria, Hostel, Library, Health Centre



IBS Hyderabad Ranking

As per QS Asia Rankings 2023, IBS Hyderabad has ranked 160th among the top universities in Southern Asia. The prestigious rankings for IBS Hyderabad are mentioned below:

  • As per Education World Higher Rankings 2023, IBS Hyderabad ranked 4th among India's best private universities.
  • As per the Times B-School Survey 2023, the institute has ranked first among the top 20 B-Schools in the South Zone.
  • Ranked 7th among Top pvt. Schools by Career360 in 2022
  • Ranked 1st among the top 20 B schools of south India by Times B Survey in 2022  
  • Ranked 1st among top 20 B Schools of South India by Times B-School Survey - 2022
  • Ranked 6th among Top 150 B Schools of India (Govt. & Pvt.) by Times B-School Survey 2022
  • Ranked 3rd among the top 100 Pvt. B Schools by Times B-School Survey - 2022
  • Ranked 7th among Top Pvt. B Schools by Careers360 - 2022

IBS Hyderabad Courses

IBS courses offered at UG, PG & Doctoral level programs in the field of business and management. The prominent courses along with the duration and selection criteria are mentioned below.



Selection Criteria


3 Years

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in English Medium

B.A Economics

3 Years

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in English Medium

M.A Economics

2 Years

Candidates must have passed 10+2 and Graduation or equivalent examination 


2 Years

Candidates must have passed 10+2 and Graduation or equivalent examination and Valid CAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC/XAT/IBSAT Scores


4 Years

Graduates with minimum 50% marks/Post Graduation in Management Holders with at least 55% marks/Professionally Qualified CFA/ CA/ CWA/ CS with 55% and above marks

IBS Hyderabad Fee Details

IBS offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in various fields. Here are some of the fee details for the various courses that IBS offers.


Total Tuition fees

MBA INR 16,02,000
Ph.D INR 4,80,000

Read More: IBS Hyderabad Courses and Fee Structure 

IBS Hyderabad Admissions

IBS Hyderabad admissions 2023 is in process. Admissions to courses like BBA, B.A., MBA, and more are made based on entrance exam scores and academic merit, depending upon the nature of the program. Students can be admitted to the IBS Hyderabad by filling up the online application form with the correct details on the official website. Admission to other courses at the University is based on scores on the Entrance Test and eligibility criteria. 

The students seeking admission to the MBA and Ph.D. programs at IBS Hyderabad have to appear for IBSAT 2023 conducted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. IBSAT is an Online Computer Based Test. The CAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC/XAT scores are accepted in place of IBSAT 2023. In the case of Ph.D aspirants, IBS Alumni, M.Phil Degree holders, and UGC NET qualified candidates are exempted from IBSAT 2023. 

IBS Hyderabad Eligibility Criteria

IBS Hyderabad Admission to the courses is based on eligibility criteria. If a student is not eligible, then they are not allowed to apply for the courses offered by the college. Below is a list of a few courses offered by IBS Hyderabad with their eligibility criteria.

BBA Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 from any recognized boards

B.A Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination 

M.A Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 and Graduation from any recognized boards

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates are required to secure a minimum of 50% marks in Graduation in English Medium.
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2024.
  • Applicants in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply.
  • Valid CAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC/XAT/IBSAT Scores are also considered for admission to the MBA.

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • All graduates with a minimum of 50% and above marks with a medium of instruction in English are eligible to apply.
  • The candidate can also be a Post Graduation in Management Holder with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • Professional qualification holders like CFA/CA/CWA/CS with 55% and above marks are also eligible to apply.

Read More: IBS Hyderabad Admissions

Why Choose IBS Hyderabad? 

IBS Hyderabad is a constituent of IFHE and has been consecutively ranked many times by various leading national and international bodies. According to QS Asia Rankings 2023, the institute has secured 160th position among top institutes in Southern Asia.

IBS Hyderabad Academic Advantages

  • IBS Hyderabad is among the less than 5% of the business schools worldwide that met the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation.
  • It has been accredited by CRISIL with an A+++ Grade.
  • IBS Hyderabad has announced scholarships worth INR 10 Crores on the basis of IBSAT 2023.
  • It has a strong alumni network of 20,000 professionals.
  • Around 95% of students have been placed this year.

IBS Hyderabad Infrastructure

IBS campus is designed to stimulate learning and create a positive experience for students. IBS has made extra efforts to ensure that the campus provides for great interaction between students, faculty members, and everyone who comes in contact with the student community on campus. There are many facilities which are provided by IBS Hyderabad like, a cafeteria, a hostel, a library, and more which are mentioned below as follows.

  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Wifi
  • Sports Clubs
  • Library
  • Medical Facility
  • Transport

Read More: IBS Hyderabad Infrastructure 

IBS Hyderabad Placement

As per IBS Hyderabad Placement Report 2023, around 95% of students have been placed successfully in top-notch firms. The IBS placement cell gives students all possible assistance to make them industry-ready. All the resources and skills are given to the students. The capabilities of the students are increased by optimizing relationships with industry experts. Placement drives, summer internship programs, career counseling, mock interviews, seminars/ guest lectures, and workshops are frequently conducted by the cell. The package details are listed below.

  • The highest national package awarded has been INR 21 LPA.
  • The highest international package has been INR 58.19 LPA.

IBS Hyderabad Top Recruiters

The prominent recruiters for IBS Hyderabad are listed below.




Aditya Birla




J.P Morgan


Aliens Group






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IBS Hyderabad Scholarships

IBS Hyderabad offers different types of scholarships for the deserving student candidates. Recently, IBS has announced scholarships worth INR 10 Crores on the basis of IBSAT 2023 performance. The following categories of students are eligible for scholarships.

  • IBSAT 2023 Top Performers
  • IBS Alumni Wards
  • Defense Personnel Wards
  • Physically Challenged Candidates

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IBS Hyderabad Collaborations 

IBS Hyderabad has collaborated with many national and international bodies. The national and international collaborations are listed below.

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
MA, USA Bentley University
Oheo, USA University of Toledo
Sydney, Australia Macquarie University
Adelaide, Australia University of South Australia

IBS Hyderabad Faculty

IBS Hyderabad faculty basically teaches the students in the departments of business and management. The faculty members are well-educated and have significant experience in the corporate industry. Some of the esteemed faculty names are listed below.

  • B.Brahmaiah, Professor, Finance
  • KS Venu Gopal Rao, Professor and Director, Marketing and Strategy

IBS Hyderabad Alumni 

IBS, Hyderabad has a growing alumni base of around 20,000 who are currently pursuing fast-track careers with 1000 plus companies in India and abroad. Their success in the corporate arena is an eloquent testimony to their skills, abilities, and hard work, as well as to the quality and rigor of business education at IBS. This extensive and fast-growing alumni network is one of the strengths of IBS.

Notable Alumni


R. Seetharaman

Executive MBA

Sivasswamy Vishwanath

Execution Business

Ajay Nanda

Management Education


IBS Hyderabad Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 170
Year of Establishment 1995
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Area 91 acres
Accredited by NAAC

IBS Hyderabad Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#20 in 2022 BBA
#8 in 2021 MBA
#37 in 2019 MBA
#20 in 2019 MBA

IBS Hyderabad Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
MBA ₹16,02,000 2 Years
BBA ₹7,70,000 3 Years
BA ₹3,20,000 3 Years
PhD ₹3,60,000 3 Years
MA ₹3,10,000 2 Years

IBS Hyderabad Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IBS Hyderabad

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 16,02,000 (2 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,20,000 (3 Years)

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,60,000 (3 Years)

MA [Master of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,10,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by IBS Hyderabad

IBS Hyderabad FAQs

Is there any financial assistance for IBS programs?

The candidates selected for IBS programs can avail of educational loans from public/ private sector banks. The institute has entered into MOUs with Eduvanz Financing Pvt. Ltd AVANSE Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. for the same.

Is IBS Hyderabad good for placements?

Yes, the college offers good placements every year.The highest CTC offered was INR 53.45 LPA and the average package was 8.71LPA. Top recruiters that visited include JP Morgan, ISB, Karvy etc.

What are the courses offered at IBS Hyderabad?

MBA, BBA, EMBA, Ph.D. are some of the courses offered at IBS Hyderabad.

What are the exams accepted at IBS Hyderabad?

Accepted exams include CAT, XAT, MAT and IBSAT.

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Hk92076 Batch 2022 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022
4 Placements
4.5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I had the opportunity to intern at HDFC life which had a performance linked bonus in case you were able to generate sales for the company. The Internship was in Finance field for me so selling the policy was not a huge goal that i had set.

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Rafik R Batch 2022 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021
4.5 Placements
4.5 Fees
4.5 Academics

Placements & Internships : Placement assistance will be provided. IBS has an impeccable track record of achieving excellent placements every year, with top companies visiting the campus to recruit its students. IBS has adopted a very systematic approach towa

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Rishika Chennadi Batch 2021 BBA Marketing
Reviewed on May 25, 2021
3.5 Placements
3 Fees
4 Academics
4 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : ICFAI has a summer internship programme after year one and year two. The placements are given in advance. Some key companies offer placements, such as Wipro and Oracle, however hiring rates are extremely lo

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Rohith Ingenious Batch 2020 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021
5 Placements
4.5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Placement at ICFAI Hyderabad aims at furnishing future leaders across the industries who, with their intellectual capital, strive for a better tomorrow. The total percentage of students that were placed in the Batch 2020 was 95.9%. Subseque

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Priya Mahinder Batch 2018 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021
5 Placements
5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : We get the best placement opportunities in ICFAI, and I recently got placed in Infosys. Several companies have also recruited during the lockdown. We do get reasonable placement assistan

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