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IIM Bangalore - Indian Institute of Management

About IIM Bangalore

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is one of the leading graduate business schools, established in 1973. IIM Bangalore is an institute of national importance. It has 109 full-time faculty members and 1200+ students across various offered programmes and nearly 5000 annual executive education participants. Institute offers numerous management courses at the postgraduate, certificate and doctoral levels such as EPGP, PGP (MBA) and Ph.D., among others.

National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD in 2020 rankings ranked IIMB at 2nd among the top 100 B-schools in India. Admission to IIM Bangalore is on a merit basis with a valid CAT score. It has partnered with many international universities and thus offers student exchange programs. The placement records of the institute are excellent, with an average salary package of 32 LPA.

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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Highlights

The highlights of IIM Bangalore, such as university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

IIM Bangalore Highlights
Type of Institute Public
Year of Establishment 1973
Recognitions UGC, AICTE
Accreditation EQUIS
Student-Faculty Ratio 3:1
Campus Area 100 Acres
Courses Offered Postgraduate, Ph.D., Certificate, PGP
Infrastructure Facilities Classrooms, Hostel, Cafeteria, Hospital, Library, Lab, etc.

Why Choose IIM Bangalore? 

IIM Bangalore has a strong brand identity with a logo that has a high recall. At IIMB, students will have access to a world-class learning infrastructure that ensures the pursuit of knowledge is not only a rewarding experience but a thoroughly enjoyable one too. It is one of the institutes of national importance. There is a computer centre which is available 24/7 along with a printer facility. The institute is a part of one of the few campuses to use the Moodle learning management system. The institute has national and international partnerships for the development of research and students & teachers exchange programs.

IIM Bangalore offers an industry-aligned curriculum for each course. The curriculum of all the courses is highly engaging, flexible, thought provocative and innovative. Each course is designed to be interactive and challenging for students and has been set up to maintain frequent feedback from the industry that keeps the students' learning highly competitive. The evaluation system is transparent, which focuses on the overall learning of students instead of theoretical learning. The faculty is highly qualified, encouraging and supportive.

IIM Bangalore Rankings

IIM Bangalore has been securing top ranks by many national as well as international institutes, magazines, etc. The institutions are private and government as well. Given below are the position bagged by IIM Bangalore.

  • IIM Bangalore 1 year Executive MBA program is ranked at 27 in Financial Times Global MBA Rankings in 2020. 
  • The QS Master in Management Ranking ranked IIMB No. 1 in India and 26 globally in 2020.
  • The institute is ranked among the Top 10 schools in the Asia-pacific region by the ‘Financial Times’ in the Master in Management category.
  • The Financial Times ranked IIMB among the top 5 B-schools in Asia-Pacific in the Global MBA category.
  • IIM Bangalore is ranked No. 1 Business School in the Central Asia region during the Eduniversal World Convention held in 2019.
  • IIM Bangalore ranked No. 1 in India and No. 12th in the Asia-pacific region in the QS Executive MBA Rankings 2019 and it is the only Indian Institute in the QS Executive MBA Rankings 2019.
  • It is ranked among the Top 10 list of schools in the Asia-pacific region for both Open and Custom Programmes, by the Financial Times.
  • NIRF ranked IIMB No. 1 in India Rankings in 2019 and No. 2 in 2018.
  • The institute was ranked 54 by the QS Global MBA rankings released in 2020.

IIM Bangalore Courses

IIM Bangalore offers a wide variety of certificate, PG, doctoral and short-term executive programmes to students in the management field. Below is a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations.

Courses Specializations
MBA Marketing Management, International Business Management, Hospitality Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Industry Integrated Management Business Economics, Business Analytics
Executive MBA -
Fellow Program Management
Executive Education Program -
PGP Public Policy & Management, Enterprise Management
Executive PGP Management
Certificate Programs Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship
Ph.D. Decision Sciences, Economics & Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management, Production & Operations Management, Public Policy, Strategy

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IIM Bangalore Admission

The IIM Bangalore admission is initiated by filling up an online or offline application form on the official website or at the college campus, respectively. IIMB Admission 2021 is based on the national level entrance exam, scholarship test. The institute's Ph.D. admission and MBA programme admission, are based on past academic merit and a personal interview with strict eligibility criteria.

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IIM Bangalore Eligibility Criteria

Various courses are offered by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in the management discipline, each of which has different eligibility criteria. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the institute with their eligibility criteria.

IIM Bangalore MBA Eligibility

Masters in Business Administration, known as Post Graduate Programme (PGP), is a 2-year postgraduate program, with specialization in Marketing Management, International Business Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Hospitality Management, Industry Integrated Management Business Economics.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed with valid marks in bachelor’s degree.
  • The candidate must have crossed the cut-off decided by IIMB in the CAT exam.

IIM Bangalore Ph.D. programme Eligibility

Doctorate of Philosophy, offered at IIMB, is a 5-year programme specializing in Decision Sciences, Economics & Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management, Production & Operations Management, Public Policy, Strategy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A Master's Degree or a 5-year Integrated Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55% marks in the bachelor’s as well in the master’s degrees.
  • The candidate must have to score valid marks in GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ IIMB Test

IIM Bangalore Cut Off

IIM Bangalore releases admission cut-off for various courses offered every academic year after the results of the accepting examinations are out. The admission cut-off is high and students have to face tough competition for taking admission into the courses. IIM Bangalore CAT cut off the rank is 85.

IIM Bangalore cut off for various courses will be calculated based on:

  • The difficulty level of the entrance examination
  • Number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Passing percentage of candidates
  • Student intake capacity in a particular institute
  • Ranking of the IIM

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IIM Bangalore Infrastructure Facilities

The IIM Bangalore has 100 acres campus, which is located on Bannerghatta Road in Bangalore. It is easily accessible by public transport and lies in the southern parts of the city. It is planning to set up its second campus on the outskirts of the city near Jigani in Anekall. IIM Bangalore campus was designed by architect B. V. Doshi, a recipient of the Pritzker Prize. Its architecture was inspired by the historic Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri near Agra, and the Madurai temples in Tamil Nadu.

IIM Bangalore provides world-class infrastructural facilities that help students, professors excel in studies and research activities. IIM Bangalore offers separate facilities for games like tennis, badminton, table tennis and pool. Other facilities offered by IIM Bangalore are a gym, a swimming pool, library, hostel, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. The library has a collection of 160742+ books, 8857+ international journals, 42188+ bound volumes, 20+ newspapers, 5530+ working papers and much more.

Hostel Details

IIM Bangalore has 10 hostel blocks, 1 executive accommodation and 1 executive block. The accommodation facilities are 24hr internet, student-run library, hair salon, fully automatic washing machines, music room, recreation room and store in the hostel premises. Laundry, intercom facility, ironing services, guest room facility for visitors are also provided.  All hostels, in general, have the following facilities, among others.

  • Separate mess facility in each hostel 
  • Laundry
  • Internet connectivity 
  • Washing Machine
  • Hospitals with resident doctors and ambulances 
  • Hair Salon
  • Ironing Services
  • Guest Room
  • Recreation Room
  • Library
  • 24-hour security

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IIM Bangalore Placements

IIM Bangalore placement cell is known as Career Development Services. The cell plays an important role in training students according to industry standards. 100+ companies from across the globe visit the campus every year for summer and final placements. The summer placement of 2021 witnessed 100% placement of students. Prominent recruiters like JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting Group, Mckinsey, Microsoft, HUL, Google, GSK, Heinz, Abbott and many others recruit from the campus. Given below are some of the placement highlights of IIM Bangalore.

  • IIM Bangalore witnessed 100% summer placements of 432 PGP students
  • The average salary package offered to IIMB students is INR 25 LPA. 
  • A total of 441 students were given 446 offers.
  • Amazon has recruited 24 students from the campus.

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IIM Bangalore Scholarships

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore offers various scholarships to the PGP students based on their academic performance, scholarships are also provided based on financial conditions, research requirements, physical ability, etc. Given below are some of the scholarships offered by IIMB:

  • Aditya Birla Scholarship
  • Uday Nayak Scholarship
  • T Thomas Scholarship
  • OPJEMS Scholarship
  • Rajesh Kaushik Memorial Scholarship
  • Society General Global Solution Center India Scholarship
  • Community Service Award
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions – B’izard Scholarship
  • Ocwen Scholarship for Competence in Academics and Research 

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IIM Bangalore International Collaborations

IIM Bangalore has numerous national as well as collaborations with educational institutions and corporate organizations. It is also a member of the International Association of Universities [IAU], France, Association of Commonwealth Universities [ACU], UK, Accreditation Council For Business Schools And Programs [ACBSP], USA and The Institute of International Education [IIE], New York

IIM Bangalore International Collaborations

IIM Bangalore's tie-ups with various international educational institutions are as follows

FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile School of Business
Fudan University School of Management
Hong Kong Universities of Science and Technology Business School
Renmin Universities of China School of Business
INCAE Business School
HEC Paris
Asian Institute of Management
University of Ghana Business School
ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Adarniy Jayavantraoji Bhosale Adhyapak Mahavidyalaya
Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Economics
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
EGADE Business School,Tecnologico de Monterrey
Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University
National University of Singapore Business School
University of Cape Town

IIM Bangalore Industrial Tie-Ups

Below is a list of IIM Bangalore tie-ups with various corporations.

Maruti Suzuki
Dell EMC
Texas Instruments

IIM Bangalore Distance Education

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore provides distance education for students and professionals to make education more accessible. All the courses and information are given on the official website of IIM Bangalore. The courses are available on SWAYAM, Edx, and IIMBx. IIMB offers 20+ distance education courses on SWAYAM. There are 4 types of programs offered by IIMBx namely Workshops, Open Courses, a Certificate Programme in Technology and Management jointly offered by IIM Bangalore and IIT Madras and General Management Programme. 

IIM Bangalore Alumni

IIM Bangalore has produced many successful alumni in various fields, some of the notable alumni are Gopal Krishna Nayak, Former Director IIIT Bhubaneswar; Ravi Subramanian, author; Damodar Mall, CEO, Reliance Retail; Damodar Mall, CEO, Reliance Retail; Hasmukh Adhia, IAS and many more. The Alumni Association of IIMB strives to build and maintain alumni relations. To encourage alumni and felicitate for their work in the respective fields, it presents awards every year. Alumni are invited to the campus for entrepreneurship talks, workshops, lecture delivery and others.

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IIM Bangalore Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of IIM Bangalore

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IIM Bangalore Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time
Executive MBA  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 27.50 Lakh
Ph.D  5 year(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Programme  5 year(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Programme  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 23 Lakh
Post Graduate Programme  2 year(s), Part Time Rs. 19 Lakh
Post Graduate Programme  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 23 Lakh

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Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 13 Student's Reviews 7.8/10  
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This institute is recommended by 9/13 students

IIM Bangalore Ranking

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Economic Times 3
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Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by AICTE.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : Bannerghatta Road, Karnataka - 560 076
Website : http://www.iimb.ac.in/

Student Reviews

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • IIM B is a tough place as the syllabus is extensive and takes a lot of time to be grasped especially if you have no prior background Almost all the faculty have doctoral degrees from highly reputed universities.
  • The teaching patterns of cases coupled with the high quality of students themselves makes the learning enriching.

Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
  • Infrastructure is wonderful. Teachings and the placements are too good One should study in IIM Bangalore Proud To be an IIMB Student :)

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • Good placements and well programmes are provided at Indian Institute of Management.
  • Good communication skills are provided in the College

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
IIM B is a tough place as the syllabus is extensive and takes a lot of time to be grasped especially if you have no prior background

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
IIM Bangalore is one of the best places to do management studies. It has a very conducive environment for learning under the guidance of some of the best faculties in India. It has students who come from different sectors and it helps many times during project work as they come up with a different perspective. Classes take place every day except weekends. Projects and assignments are part of pedagogy and their frequency differs from course to course. There are one midterm and one end term examination with quizzes and surprise quizzes based on professor's discretion. Most of the courses are elective and can be chosen based on students preference. Students organize a lot of events throughout the year which supplement the classroom learning with firsthand management learning. 

There are more than 20 clubs in each and every category. Its sports infrastructure is very good. Students get ample opportunity to participate in sports event both at intra and inter college level.

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