Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP), Patna was established as an autonomous institution in 2008 with active support from the Government of Bihar. Since then CIMP has been contributing substantially to the academic and development credentials of Bihar while fulfilling the primary role of training students to become professional managers. CIMP offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Fellow Program and an Executive Program in Management (for working professionals) sponsored by the Government of Bihar. In a short span of 12 years, CIMP’s achievements are known to the corporate world and have been able to place its graduates in various companies of national and international repute.

CIMP Admission 2021: As per the latest updates, CIMP Patna is accepting applications for its PGDM program for the academic year 2021. Interested and eligible applicants can apply for the program till the deadline of April 30, 2021, at 

Important Dates

Events Dates
Commencement of sale of Application Form and Brochure 3rd Week of October 2020
Last date to submit the Application Form April 30, 2021

Chandragupt Institute of Management Highlights

Institute Type Private (Autonomous)
Approved by AICTE
Recognized by AIU
Accredited by NBA
Entrance Exam

National: CAT/ XAT/ CMAT

International: GRE

Institute: RAT

Courses Offered PGDM, Executive Program and Fellow Program
Application Mode | Fees Online & Offline
Official Website
Admission Helpdesk +91 9693223405
Address Mithapur Institutional Area,
Patna India 800001

Chandragupt Institute of Management Ranking and Awards

  • Ranked 29th among top B-Schools in India by IIRF 2021.
  • Ranked 12th among B-Schools of East region by IIRF.
  • CIMP has received ‘Majestic Five Continents Award for Quality and Excellence in Geneva. - Received prestigious five international and two national awards.
  • CIMP has won “Dr. J.J. Irani Award”.
  • Conferred upon the ‘EQ Leadership Award’ by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in recognition of a significant contribution to leadership development in Bihar.
  • CIMP has collaborated with Lancashire Business School UK to foster research in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Chandragupt Institute of Management Courses

CIMP offers PG Diploma, Fellow and Executive Programs in various disciplines. Tabulated below are the details for the same:

Course 1: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

  • Specialization: Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Business Analytics and Operations.
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate marks or its equivalent CGPA (45% for reserved category) and obtained a valid score in CAT/ XAT/ CMAT.
  • Duration: 2 years

Course 2: Fellow Program in Management

  • Specialization: Marketing, Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Information Systems, Communication, Human Resource Management, Operations and Quantitative Techniques.
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline with above 50% marks or equivalent CGPA and Obtained a valid score in CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ RAT conducted by the institute.
  • Duration: 4 years

Course 3: Executive Program in Management

  • Eligibility: Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline with above 50% marks or equivalent CGPA and Obtained a valid score in CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ RAT conducted by the institute.
  • Duration: 11 months

Check: CIMP Courses and Fees

Chandragupt Institute of Management Admission

Step 1: Download the application form or admission brochure from the official website of the college or obtain it from the institute. Apply Here

Step 2: Fill in all the required details and pay the application fee of INR 500 (INR 200 for reserved category) via online mode (Credit/ Debit Card/ Net Transfer) or through demand draft in favor of Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, payable at Patna.

Step 3: Submit the duly filled form online or by post or in person with all the required documents.

Selection Criteria


  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks in any of the following exams:
    • Common Admission Test (CAT) – Read more
    • Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) – Read more
    • Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) – Read more
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion followed by Personal Interview.


  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of research interest, work experience, and marks secured in any of the following exams:
    • Common Admission Test (CAT)
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) – Read more
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – Read more
    • Research Aptitude Test (RAT)
  • Candidates are required to submit a proposal narrating their specific topic of research.


  • The first level screening will be done on the basis of received application forms. Selected applicants will be called for a personal interview later.
  • The final selection will be done on the basis of the overall performance of the applicant in all components of the selection process.

Reservation Criteria

The break-up as per reservation policy is given below:

Category Reservation (%)
General 50
SC 16
STS 01
EBC 18
BC 12
Women of BC 03

Note: 50% of the total seats would be reserved for students who qualify as a Domicile of Bihar (permanent residents only) and 3% of the total seats for Persons with Disability (PWD).

Check: CIMP Admission

Chandragupt Institute of Management Placement

CIMP has an excellent record of achieving 100% campus placements for its graduate students. A number of high profile companies visit the institute for recruitment. Majority of the students get placed in sectors of their choice. The year-on-year success in placements has been the result of CIMP team’s constant engagement with the corporate world and the valuable training imparted to students. Some of the placement highlights of CIMP are as follows:

  • 100% placement of eligible students
  • The average package was offered at INR 5.10 LPA and the highest package was offered at INR 15 LPA.
  • The participating companies were from diverse verticals like Aerospace/Defence, Banking, Cement, Chemicals, Consulting, Dairy, Development & Social Change, Financial Services, FMCG, Real Estate, Telecommunications, and more.
  • Recruiters who visited CIMP for the first time include Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd., Prism Johnson Ltd., RBL Finserve Limited, Arohan Financial Services Limited, Samasta Microfinance Limited (an IIFL group company), Marico Ltd., Kotak Mahindra Bank, Jana SF Bank, and Iffco Tokio General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Niche profiles in Sales & Marketing, Branch Banking, Consulting, General Management, Micro Banking, Relationship & Service Management, Supply Chain Management/Operations were offered by the recruiting organizations.
  • The largest recruiter was Utkarsh Small Finance Bank which hired 15 students for the position of Customer Relationship Officer (MT) followed by ICICI Bank which hired 14 students for the position of Deputy Manager (Band II).
  • The job location of placements was not restricted to Bihar alone. Several companies offered positions for different Metro and other cities in India.

Top recruiters of CIMP: Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), ITC Ltd., JEEViKA, ICICI Bank, HDFC AMC, Yes Bank, HDFC Bank, Asian Paints, Airtel, Amul and more reaffirmed their faith in the talent nurtured at CIMP.

Check: CIMP Placement

Chandragupt Institute of Management Faculty

CIMP has a pool of highly qualified and experienced faculty members, most of them being alumni of reputed institutes like IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIT Kharagpur, ISI Calcutta, XLRI Jamshedpur, IRMA, Lancashire Business School UK and NITIE Mumbai. These 20 full-time internal faculty members are specialists in different disciplines of management like Human Resource Management, Operations, Economics, Innovation Management, Finance, Marketing, Systems, Managerial Communication, Organizational Behaviour & Strategy. In addition, the institute has visiting faculty drawn from top business schools and industries. The institute also gets mentoring support from an eminent Academic Advisory Council comprising professors from IIMs and other leading business schools across the world. Faculty members have distinguished themselves as high-caliber teachers, policymakers, researchers and consultants.

Check: CIMP Faculty

Chandragupt Institute of Management Facilities

The institute is spread over an area of 10 acres providing state-of-the-art eco-friendly Wi-Fi enabled campus located in the education hub. A brief about the same is listed below:

  • State of the art Library Research Centre
  • Air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 students.
  • Well-equipped and State-of-the-art computer lab with the latest hardware.
  • Language lab for language tutorials.
  • Audio-visual devices
  • Quality Improvement Cell
  • Startup Incubation Centre and Business Innovation Lab
  • Research and Consulting Activities

Chandragupt Institute of Management FAQs

Ques. Has CIMP achieved 100% placement for previous batches?

Ans. Yes, the institute has achieved 100% placement. All the graduating students of the previous 10 batches got placed successfully. 

Ques. Does CIMP help in getting a bank loan?

Ans. Yes, CIMP helps students in getting an education loan from the leading nationalized banks. This will, however, be subject to the ability of the candidate to fulfill the terms and conditions of the respective bank.

Ques. What are the scholarship available to the students?

Ans. CIMP facilitates the education of economically backward students through Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFW) as proposed by AICTE. The proposed scheme will be applicable only to the students having parents’ annual income (from all sources) less than INR 8 lakhs. The total number of seats under this category will not exceed 5% of the total intake of the students.

Under the Meritorious Girl Student Scholarship (MGSS) Scheme, the scholarship will be given to the top 3 girl students securing a place in the top 10 positions in the batch, every academic year.

Ques. Are students required to stay on the campus?

Ans. PGDM Program offered by CIMP is a two-year fully residential program. Students have to stay on campus during the program.