IIM Lucknow (IIML): Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission 2024, Placements

Ishani Mishra Ishani Mishra | Dec 21, 2023
Ishani Mishra
Ishani Mishra

Updated on - Dec 21, 2023

IIM Lucknow MBA admission 2024 will be based on CAT 2023 exam. CAT result 2023 has been released on December 21, 2023. IIM Lucknow was established in 1984 and is one of the 20 IIMs declared institutes of national importance after passing the Indian Institutes of Management Act of 2017. IIM Lucknow NIRF Ranking 2023 was #6 in the management category.

IIML offers admission to postgraduate, doctoral and certificate courses in management. These include MBA- Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Post Graduate Programme (PGP), PGP-Agribusiness Management, PGP-Sustainable Management (SM), International Programme in Management for Executives (IIMX), FPM, EFPM and MGNF. Admission to various courses at IIM Lucknow is made based on GMAT/GRE/CAT and NET-JRF  scores.

The IIM coordination forum governs it and is one of the first-generation IIMs established in India. IIML also provides international exchange programs where students get global exposure to business-related aspects. International students visit campus and enrich the learning experience. In the IIM Lucknow placements 2023, the highest package offered was INR 1.0 CPA, and the average package was INR 32.23 LPA. 

IIM Lucknow Highlights 2024

IIM Lucknow is recognized as an Institute of Excellence by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Some of the key highlights of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow are given below, including the program levels offered, accreditations, recognitions, and infrastructure:

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 2024

IIM Lucknow admission 2024 is ongoing. Interested candidates must visit the official website to apply for the desired courses. The step-by-step application process to apply at IIM Lucknow is given below:

  • Register online for the CAT 2023 exam and fill out IIM Lucknow as your preference.
  • Apply for the desired course online through IIM Lucknow's official website.
  • The aspirants must appear in the CAT/GMAT exam and score well.
  • The institute publishes the list of shortlisted candidates to appear in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) based on academic and CAT scores.
  • Final seat allotment is done based on the candidate's performance in the WAT and PI.

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 CAT exam.

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 CAT exam.

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 CAT exam.

Read More: IIM Lucknow Admission

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Admission Dates 2024

IIM Lucknow admission for 2024 will be made based on CAT scores. The following table shows the important dates (tentative) for the same.

Event Date
CAT 2023 Result Date December 21, 2023

IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow ranking has grown in the past years. It is one of the leading IIMs in the country and is also an institute of national importance. In 2023 IIM Lucknow was ranked 90th by Financial Times among the top B schools in the country. Below are the most prominent ranks of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

Ranking Body 2023 2022 2021
NIRF 6 6 7
India Today B-School Rankings 4 4 4
Outlook B-School Rankings 4 4 4
IIRF 4 5 -

IIM Lucknow Courses

IIM Lucknow offers nine courses at the postgraduate, executive, and fellowship programs levels. These include MBA- Entrepreneurship and Innovation, PGP-PGP Agribusiness Management, and PGP-Sustainable Management (SM). International Programme in Management for Executives (IIMX), FPM, EFPM and Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF).

The PGP-Working Executives (WE) and EFPM courses are offered at the satellite campus in Noida. More details about the courses offered at the institute are given below.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
MBA E & I 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for WAT and PI
PGP 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for WAT and PI 
PGP-SM 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for WAT and PI+ 2 years of work experience
PGP ABM 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for WAT and PI + 3 years experience in Agriculture
IPMX 1 year Graduation+GMAT/GRE scores+Application Rating Score for WAT and PI 
MGNF 2 years

Graduation+3 years of work experience (optional)

PGPWE 2 years GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE +WAT and PI +3 years of work experience
EFPM 5 years CAT/ GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ JRF / PGPWE Entrance Exam Score.

Read More: IIM Lucknow Courses

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. Below are some of the fees for different courses the institute offers. 

Course Total fees
MBA- E and I INR 14.30 Lakh
MBA INR 20.75 Lakh
PGP-ABM INR 19.25 Lakh
PGP-SM INR 19.25 Lakh

Read More: IIM Lucknow Fee Structure

IIM Lucknow Cutoff

IIM Lucknow cutoff 2023 will be released soon after the CAT 2023 result is released. 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.

CAT 2023 Section-wise Weightage Distribution

Exam Section Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Weightage 34% 32% 34%

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

Sectional Cutoff
Overall Cutoff
General and Economically Weaker Section 75-80 75-80 75-80 85-90
Non-OBC and Transgender 65-70 65-70 65-70 75-80
SC 55-60 55-60 55-60 65-70
ST 55-60 55-60 55-60 55-60
PwD 55-60 55-60 55-60 55-60

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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. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow placement drive 2023 recorded 100% placements. The key highlights of the drive are given below:

  • A total of 556 students were placed.
  • The highest domestic package offered was INR 1.0 CPA.
  • The average package offered was INR 32.23 LPA.
  • The highest international package offered was INR 65.0 LPA.

IIM Lucknow Top Recruiters

In 2023, more than 200 recruiters participated in the placement drive and offered roles across Business Analytics, e-commerce, management consulting, IT, Sales and Marketing domains. The following companies visit the IIM Lucknow campus. 

Deloitte Cognizant OLA
Puma Infosys CIPLA

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Why Choose Indian Institute of Management Lucknow?

IIM Lucknow is the fourth in the prestigious IIM family of management schools to be established in India. 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.

1. Internationally Ranked

IIM Lucknows' PGPM, IPMX, and WMP programmes have been ranked by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This ranking is awarded to institutes after rigorous assessments. Financial Times Rankings, AACSB, NIRF, and IIRF have also ranked the institute. These rankings indicate the high quality of education and facilities offered at the institute.

2. Diverse Curriculum

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow offers postgraduate, executive, doctoral and certificate-level courses. The courses have been designed to impart the latest education in the management field. A rigorous selection process associated with these courses inducts the brightest minds into the courses. IIM Lucknow also launches new courses based on industry requirements.

3. Multiple Centres of Excellence

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has established eight centres of excellence until now. These centres serve as hotspots for generating and imparting knowledge in specific areas. These include the Centre for Public Policy, Food and Agribusiness Management, Leadership and Human Values, Business Sustainability, Marketing and Emerging Economies and others. 

4. Executive Education

IIM Lucknow also offers short-term, customised, online, international and defence programmes as part of its curriculum. These programmes are offered as skill-building and leadership-oriented courses to allow professionals to advance in their careers.

IIML Infrastructure

IIM Lucknow has a main campus in Lucknow and a satellite campus in 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 institute's 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 as follows:

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

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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 described below.

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 1.08 LPA. 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 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 recognised internationally by prestigious organisations such as Amazon, Inchainge, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, the Hult Prize Foundation, and others.

IIM Lucknow Result

IIM Lucknow result 2023 will be released soon on the official website. The steps to access the results are given below:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on News and Announcement on the Homepage.
  • Click on the relevant course link to access the result.

Read More: IIM Lucknow Result

IIM Lucknow Departments

IIM Lucknow offers various specializations and additional credits as a part of the regular courses. These specialisations are offered at the various departments at the institute. Some of the departments at IIML are given below.

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

IIML 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

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 from other countries are also invited to the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

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)

IIML 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 IIM Lucknow IIM Kozhikode  IIM Indore
NIRF Ranking (2023) 6 3 8
Year of Establishment 1984 1996 1996
Campus Area 185 acres 112.5 acres 193 acres
Overall CAT Percentile Required (Minimum) 90% 85% 90%
Average Package Offered INR 31.01 LPA INR 31.02 LPA INR 24.09 LPA


Seat Intake 621 597 618

IIM Lucknow Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 95
Year of Establishment 1984
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 1257
Total Area (In Acre) 185 Acres
Website http://www.iiml.ac.in
Recognised by UGC

IIM Lucknow Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#6 in 2023 MBA
#3 in 2021 MBA
#8 in 2019 MBA

IIM Lucknow Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
MBA ₹9,50,000 2 Years
PGP ₹11,90,000 2 Years

IIM Lucknow Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IIM Lucknow

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT GMAT

₹ 9,50,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT GMAT

Post Graduate Program [PGP]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 11,90,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT

Exams Accepted by IIM Lucknow

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 2023 the highest package offered was INR 1 CPA and the average package was INR 32.23 LPA.

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.

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4.5 Placements
2.5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
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Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018
3.5 Placements
2.5 Fees
2.5 Academics
2.5 Infrastructure
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Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016
3.5 Academics
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