IIM Lucknow: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Ishani Mishra Ishani Mishra | Mar 27, 2023
Ishani Mishra
Ishani Mishra

Updated on - Mar 27, 2023

IIM Lucknow was established in 1984 at Prabandh Nagar in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is one of the 20 IIMs declared institutes of national importance after passing the Indian Institutes of Management Act, 2017. IIM Lucknow offers admission to postgraduate courses in the field of management. These include MBA, PGP, FPM, and EFPM. Admission to various courses at IIM Lucknow is made based on CAT, GMAT, GRE, and NET-JRF scores.

IIM Lucknow Latest Updates

  • March 27, 2023: IIM Lucknow launches MBA programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Apply till March 31, 2023. 

It is governed by the IIM coordination forum and is one of the first-generation IIMs established in India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development recognizes the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow as an Institute of Excellence. The college is ranked at the 7th position in the NIRF list of top 100 management colleges in India. It also provides international exchange programs where students get global exposure to business-related aspects. International students visit campus and enrich the learning experience. The placements at IIM Lucknow are excellent in 2022, the highest package offered was INR 58 LPA, and the average package was INR 31.03 LPA

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IIM Lucknow Quick Insights

IIM Lucknow moulds its students into value-driven leaders, managers, and global players. Some of the key highlights of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow are given below, including the program levels offered, accreditations, recognitions, and infrastructure.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow  
Year of Establishment 1984
Type of Institute Public
Recognitions UGC, MHRD
Accreditations AMBA, AACSB
Courses Offered Postgraduate, Doctorate
Campus Area 185+ Acres
Infrastructure Facilities Classrooms, Auditorium, Laboratories, Gym, Library, Cafeteria, Hostel
Location Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

IIM Lucknow Admission Dates 2023

IIM Lucknow admission for 2023 will be made based on CAT scores. The following table shows the important dates (tentative) for the same.

Event Date
Last Date to Register for CAT September, 2023
CAT Admit Card Release October, 2023
CAT Exam November, 2023
CAT Result Declaration First Week of January

IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow is one of the leading IIMs in the country and is also an institute of national importance. In 2022 IIM Lucknow was ranked 6th by NIRF Ranking among top B schools in the country. Below are the most prominent ranks of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

  • IIM Lucknow was ranked 7th among the top management institutes in India by the NIRF Top MBA colleges Ranking 2021 and Outlook-ICARE 2021
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked IIM Lucknow in 4th place among management colleges in 2020.
  • The college is ranked 5th place for MBA by Outlook 2020.

IIM Lucknow Courses

IIM Lucknow offers various postgraduate, executive, and fellowship programs The PGP-WE and EFPM courses are offered at the satellite campus in Noida. Below given are the courses along with their department.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
PGP/MBA 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
PGP-SM 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI+ 2 years work experience
PGP-ABM 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI + 3 years experience in Agriculture
PGPWE 2 years GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE +AWT and PI +3 years work experience
EFPM 5 years CAT/ GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ JRF / PGPWE Entrance Exam Score.

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IIM Lucknow Fee Details

IIM Lucknow offers various postgraduate and doctoral programs in management. Applicants pay their fees to IIM Lucknow via online or offline mode. Given below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute. 

Course Total fees
MBA INR 14.05 Lakh
PGP-SM INR 19.05 Lakh
PGPM INR 19.25 Lakh
FPM INR 6 Lakh
IPMX INR 23.80 Lakh

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IIM Lucknow Departments

IIM Lucknow offers the following departments as a part of its curriculum. 

Marketing Information Systems Business Communication
Finance and Accounting Public Policy Information Technology and Systems
Analytics Operations Management and Decision Sciences Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

IIM Lucknow Admission

IIM Lucknow admission process for 2023 is conducted both online and offline. Interested candidates must visit the official website to apply for the desired courses. The courses available at IIM Lucknow include MBA, MBA-Sustainability Management, MBA-Agriculture Business Management, PGPM, FPM, and PGP for Working Professionals. The admission process is mainly completed online, and shortlisted candidates are called in for selection. The course includes various stages in the study, like mandatory coursework, summer internships, dissertations, comprehensive exams, and thesis submissions. The exams accepted at IIM Lucknow include CAT, GMAT, GRE, and NET-JRF.

IIM Lucknow Eligibility Criteria

All the programs of IIM Lucknow have different eligibility criteria, which need to be duly fulfilled by the candidates before applying for admission. The eligibility criteria for some of the courses are given below.

PGP Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree with a 50% score.
  • The candidate must have appeared for the entrance examination.

PGP-ABM Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must complete a bachelor's degree in agricultural science/engineering/ horticulture with a 50% score.
  • The candidate must have appeared for the entrance examination.

PGP-SM Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree with a 50% score.
  • Candidates must have at least two years of work experience.
  • The candidate must have appeared for the entrance examination.

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IIM Lucknow vs Other Top-B Schools

IIM Lucknow was the fourth IIM to be established in the country and has ranked among the top 10 business schools in the country. The following table shows a comparison between IIML and other top-B schools in the country.

Institute NIRF Ranking (2022) Average Package Offered
IIM Lucknow 6 INR 31.03 LPA
IIM Bangalore 2 INR 33.34 LPA
IIM Calcutta 3 INR 34.07 LPA
IIM Kozhikode 5 INR 29.5 LPA
IIM Indore 7 INR 25.4 LPA

Why Choose IIM Lucknow?

IIM Lucknow is the fourth in the prestigious IIM family of management schools to be established in India, after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore. The establishment of IIMs was envisioned and initiated by the first Prime Minister of India – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. IIM Lucknow has been ranked impressively by national ranking agencies like NIRF and Outlook.

  • The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has collaborated with international institutes for student and academic exchanges.
  • Various scholarships are offered to eligible candidates.
  • Good placement record every year

IIM Lucknow Cutoff

IIM Lucknow cutoff 2022 has not yet been released for the 2022-2024 course. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow offers many courses for which the cutoff is different. In 2021 the cutoff for CAT was between 55-85 percentile differing from category to category. The cutoff usually depends on the difficulty of the entrance exam, the previous year's cutoff, the total number of seats available for the program, the past academic record of the students, the category of the students, etc.

IIM Lucknow PGP/ MBA CAT Cutoff 2022 (Expected)

Category CAT Percentile (Overall) CAT (Section Percentile)
General 85 75
OBC 75 65
SC 65 55
ST 55 55
PWD 55 55
EWS 75 65

Past 5 Years Data for CAT Cutoff 

Year Acceptance Cutoff Overall Cutoff Sectional Cutoff
2017 90 97 70
2018 90 97 70
2019 90 98 70
2020 90 98 70
2021 90 98 70

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IIM Lucknow Result

IIM Lucknow has officially issued the IIM Lucknow result 2022. Candidates looking for the IIM Lucknow Result 2022 can get it through the IIM Lucknow official website. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow assistant result 2022 is now accessible online for candidates.

IIM Lucknow Infrastructure

IIM Lucknow's main campus is in Prabandh Nagar, Lucknow, UP. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has a satellite campus at Noida specifically for its executive programs. The main campus has an area of more than 185 acres, and it houses all the quality infrastructure. The college library consists of more than 45000 books, more than 400 periodicals, 2800 e-journals, access to more than 60 databases, etc. Some of the facilities offered at the institute are

  • Library
  • Computer Centre
  • Hostel
  • Mini Departmental Stores
  • Medical Facilities
  • Transportation Services
  • Sports Facilities

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IIM Lucknow Placements

IIM Lucknow is often ranked as one of the best IIMs in terms of placements. The placement cell overlooks the entire summer internship and the final recruitment process for all its students. In the previous academic year, 100% placement was observed at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. 

  • The highest international package offered was   INR 61.59 LPA
  • The highest domestic package offered was INR 58 LPA.
  • The average package offered was 31.03LPA.

IIM Lucknow Top Recruiters

The following companies visit the IIM Lucknow campus 

Deloitte Cognizant OLA
Puma Infosys CIPLA

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IIM Lucknow Scholarships

IIM Lucknow offers scholarships to postgraduate as well as doctoral students. These are both merit and means based. The scholarships available at IIML are

Scholarship Description
Need-based IIML Scholarship It is a means scholarship available for 15% of students with a family income of less than 1.5LPA
Industry Sponsored Scholarships These merit-based scholarships range from Rs.6,000/- to Rs.100,000/- per annum. The benefactors include the Central Bank of India, Apeejay Trust, and Bharti Foundation. Ratan Tata, Aditya Birla, Hindustan Lever Ltd., and Nestle India Ltd
Merit-cum-Means Scholarships It is awarded by the Government of India to 25% of the students that meet the criteria. The amount awarded is Rs.2200 per annum
Bharathi Scholarship It is a merit-cum-means scholarship awarded to students with a family income less than 1.08LPA. The amount awarded is Rs.5000 per annum.
SC/ST Scholarships These are awarded by the Government of India to all SC/ST students enrolled in the institute; The amount is Rs1500 per annum.

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IIM Lucknow Collaborations

IIM Lucknow's international exchange program initiative aims to provide valuable international exposure to the students to learn about global economic and cultural differences. Students of other countries are also invited to the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow to expose them to India simultaneously. Below are some of the institutes worldwide collaborating with IIM Lucknow.

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
Croatia University of Zagreb
Belgium Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Finland Turku School of Economics
USA University of Akron
Australia Western Sydney University
New Zealand Lincoln University
Italy Bocconi University
China Beijing Jiaotong University

National Collaborations

  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

IIM Lucknow Faculty

IIM Lucknow faculty members are well educated and qualified in their respective professions. 95 of the 97 faculty members have earned a PhD, while two have earned master's degrees in business administration. In 2019, ten faculty members were recognized internationally by prestigious organizations such as Amazon, Inchainge, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, the Hult Prize Foundation, and others.

IIM Lucknow Alumni

IIM Lucknow Alumni Affairs Office and the Alumni Committee are established to benefit the students, alumni, and the institute. The benefits include student mentoring by the alumni and alumni staying updated with all the latest happenings at the institute. Some of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow's notable alumni are

Notable Alumni Profession
Rajdeep Grewal Editor-in-chief, Journal of Marketing Research
Taniya Biswas Head: HeadToToe
Roopa Satish Country Head: Institutions & Investment Banking at Indusind Bank Ltd
Shreya Sachdev Head of Marketing & Strategy at Puma

Also read: IIM Lucknow Alumni

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IIM Lucknow Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 95
Year of Establishment 1984
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 1257
Campus Area 185 Acres
Recognised by UGC

IIM Lucknow Rankings

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IIM Lucknow Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
MBA ₹14,05,000 4 Years 6 Months

IIM Lucknow Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IIM Lucknow

₹ 14,05,000 (4 Years 6 Months)

Exams Accepted by IIM Lucknow


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023


IIM Lucknow FAQs

Does IIM Lucknow offer certificate courses?

Yes, IIM Lucknow has certificate courses in Data science, Product Management, Management program for IT amongst others.

How are the placements at IIM Lucknow?

IIM Lucknow offers excellent placements. in 2022 the highest package offered was 61.59LPA and the average package was INR 31.03LPA..

Does IIM Lucknow allow foreign nationals to apply for the program FPM?

Yes, the institute enrolls foreign nationals as well subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. However, the students will not be able to apply for financial assistance provided by the Institute. They also need to pay the tuition fee for the same.

What is the CAT Score required for admission to IIM Lucknow?

The qualifying percentile required is 85 percentile and the minimum percentile required is 90 percentile.

Does IIM Lucknow offer scholarships?

Yes, IIM Lucknow offers scholarships to meritorious students.

Does IIM Lucknow offer distance education?

Yes, IIM Lucknow provides distance education to working executives. These are offered in Strategic Marketing, Strategic management, Strategic operations, Fintech Banking and Applied Risk Management, Data Science and Applied Finance.

Who are the leading recruiters at IIM Lucknow in the recent past years?

Some of the leading industry giants which have made their presence felt in the recent few years during IIM Lucknow final placements include Amazon, Accenture, Deloitte, Flipkart, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Investec, ICICI Bank, Uber and ITC among others.

IIM Lucknow Reviews

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Rohit Raj | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

  • 4.4
  • Placements 4.5
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Aspirants must write CAT entrance exam and based on the percentile, shortlist will be given for next round of PI. After this round and based on total score, list of students will be prepared who will be securing a seat at the college.

Awadh Kishor Shukla | , batch of 2016

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018

  • 4.5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 4
  • Campus 4

Entrance Exams & Admissions : You have to pass 10+2 and you are eligible and you can apply online behalf offline no there is no entrance exam

Nandita Singh | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018

  • 2.7
  • Placements 3.5
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 2.5
  • Infrastructure 2.5
  • Campus 2.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : the eligibility criteria are, you have to get 60 percent marks in your graduation or 12th, then you have to give entrance exam and if you are clearing that you can get the admission. The typical cutoff for my course was 98 marks.

Aman Goel | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016

  • 3.5
  • Academics 3.5
  • Fees 4.5
  • Placements 3.5
  • Campus 2.5

Academics & Faculty : Daily routine is hectic, as there are lot of projects & assignments. Teaching depends entirely on the professor, ranging from very light to high pressure for subjects

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