Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) in Harihar is regarded as a training institute and knowledge hub. It is one of the top B-Schools in the country imparting a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, admission to which is entrance based. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies cut off changes every year. The MAT cut off for 2019 was 600 percentile. 

  • The placement rate of KIAMS is 96%.
  • With INR 10,75,000 as a course fee, the institute provides an average salary package of INR 6 LPA. 
  • The highest salary package offered in the recent placements was INR 16 LPA (approx.).
  • Also, students got recruited in companies like Deloitte, Accenture,  Bharti Airtel, Bridgestone, Byju’s, Berger Paints, etc.
  • KIAMS offers various scholarships to students up to INR 1 Lac.

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KIAMS Highlights

Established | Type 1991 | Private
Recognized by UGC
Course offered | Type PGDM | Management
Application mode | Fee Online | INR 750
Selection criteria Entrance based
Test scores accepted CAT, MH-CET, Karnatak-CET, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, and MAT
Official website | Contact | +91-(8192) 241269

KIAMS Ranking

  1. KIAMS has been ranked No.4 in India, just behind the IIMs, in the NHRDN-People Matters B-School ranking 2016 for leadership & Governance.
  1. Overall, KIAMS has been ranked among Top 50 in the country, is a comprehensive ranking that includes management programs of the IIMs and IITs. Apart from its top-notch ranking in Leadership & Governance, KIAMS was also highly rated on many other aspects, including:                       
  • 16th in corporate connectedness
  • 21st in Accreditation & Linkages
  • 26th in faculty Profile
  • 28th in Infrastructure
  1. AICTE-CII conducted a survey of industry-Linked Technical institutes’. In which KIAMS is rated “Platinum” with following highlights of survey results
  • The institute stood among the top 6 under the “Placement category.”
  • The institute ranked among the top 20 under “Curriculum.”

    D.  Other recent ranking and awards are:

  • Ranked A++ consistently by Business India
  • KIAMS Harihar is placed 15th in the B-Schools of eminence at National Level and KAIMS Pune is placed at the top as the promising Business school category by GHRDC
  • Ranked 43rd among Top Private B-Schools in India by Business World
  • Ranked 32nd Among Best Private B-Schools in India by Careers 360
  • AAA+ among Best Private B-Schools in Southern India by Career 360
  • Ranked 48th Among Top B-schools in India by Outlook
  • Ranked 25th in what if not IIM’s B-school Survey 2016 by Silicon India
  • “National Education Award” of “B-School with industry-related Curriculum in Marketing” by ABP News
  • “CSR - Top Institute of India Award” by Competition Success Review

KIAMS Courses

The institute offers a two-year full-time PGDM program (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) in five specializations. The specializations are Marketing, Operations, Finance, Human Resource, and Business Analytics. Below are some crucial details of the course:

Eligibility: The Candidates should have a bachelor's degree (10+2+3 OR 10+2+4) in any discipline from a recognized university, with not less than 50% overall aggregate marks. Students appearing for the final year examination may also apply.

Selection criteria: The selection is done on the basis of any of the entrance score CAT, MH-CET, Karnatak-CET, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, and MAT. Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their marks will be called for the personal interview round. Qualified candidates in the PI round will be considered for admission.

Evaluation criteria for admission at KIAMS:

  • Past Academic Performance (10th, 12th, Grad) = 30%
  • Entrance exam (CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, MH-CET, KMAT) = 25%
  • Written Skill Test (WST)/ Extempore (ET) + Personal Interview (PI) = 45%
  • Work experience 06 months minimum = 5% in addition

Fee structure

Fee type 1st year (INR) 2nd years (INR)
Tuition 3,25,000 3,25,000
Others 50,000 50,000
Hostel 1,65,000 1,55,000
Alumni Membership 5,000 -

KIAMS Admission

Admission to the Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies is through the entrance exam. Applicants must have a valid exam score to get admission at the institute. Applicants must apply online to register themselves for admission. For online registration, applicants need to:

  • Fill the Online Application form.
  • Enter all the details. 
  • Upload scanned photograph, signature and enter the personal, academic and graduation (if required) details
  • Enter the CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ K-CET registration details.
  • Pay the application fee online or through any online payment option using Credit/ Debit card/ Net Banking.
  • The application fee for the PGDM program is INR 750.
  • Submit the application form.
  • Print the application form and acknowledgment Slip for future correspondence.

Shortlisted candidates on the basis of marks obtained will be called for interview.

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KIAMS Placements

The placement team is responsible for the recruitment process in the KIAMS campus. Activities like pre-placement talk, resume-writing, interview, communication skills are taught to the students to increase the no. of job offers.

Highest CTC INR 15.64 LPA
Average CTC INR 5.95 LPA
Companies Participated 100+
New Recruiters 20+
Percentage Placed 96%

Students placed are offered job roles in the sectors of Telecom, Social Media, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Education, FMCG, etc. The majority of placed students are in the Finance and Marketing specialization. Below stats will give a clear image of specialization-wise placement of students from the 2017-19 batch of KIAMS Harihar.

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Studies (KIAMS) Harihar placements

Most of the students from the institute are placed in Marketing (Core) with 23% of the total strength, after which the specializations offered to students were in Finance. The top recruiters of the college are Amazon, Deloitte, KPMG, Adani, HDFC Bank, Accenture, L&T Infotech, Bharti Airtel, Bridgestone, Byju’s, Berger Paints, Citi Bank, etc.

Talking about the previous year's stats of KIAMS Harihar, out of 85, 59, and 119 students Graduated in the year 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively not all students got placed. According to the NIRF report f 2019, no students in these years opted for higher studies, which means that the remaining students got off-campus placement. Here are some more highlights from the same:

Year Students Placed Median Salary
2015-16 77 INR 4 LPA
2016-17 54 INR 4.54 LPA
2017-18 97 INR 5.59 LPA

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KIAMS Faculty

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) has faculty specialized in their relevant fields. Here are some core faculty members of the institute:

  • Dr. B. K. Biswal
    • Designation: Director
  • Dr. V.S. Pai
    • Designation: Senior Professor
    • Subject: Strategic Management
  • Dr. Pranab S. Deb
    • Designation: Associate Dean at Admissions and Academics
  • Prof. Mahesh Revankar
    • Designation: Head of Administration and Professor
    • Subject: General Management
  • Dr. V. Padmanabhan
    • Designation: Professor
    • Subject: Finance
  • Dr. Suresh Garimella
    • Designation: Professor
    • Subject: Marketing
  • Dr. Roudra Chakraborty
    • Designation: Associate Professor
    • Subject: Business Analytics
  • CA. Shekhar Sane
    • Designation: Head and Professor
    • Subject: Finance
  • Dr. Chetan G.K 
    • Designation: Associate Professor
    • Subject: Finance
  • Prof. Vinay Bhushan 
    • Designation: Assistant Professor 
    • Subject: IT & Systems
  • Prof. V. Kiran Kumar
    • Designation: Assistant Professor & Controller of Examination
  • Prof. Subrata Nandi
    • Designation: Assistant Professor
    • Subject: Marketing & Operations

KIAMS Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to meritorious students under the following conditions:

  • Candidate with a CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ MAT score which is 95 percentiles and above – Fee concession of INR 100,000.
  • Candidate with a CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ MAT score between 90 to 95 percentiles – Fee concession of INR 60,000.

The concession will be applied from the sixth installment of the fees and will be linked to academic and behavioral performance during the PGDM course. It will be disbursed as follows:

  • Applicants eligible for INR 1,00,000 concession will receive a rebate in the sixth Installment provided the previous 3 semester’s GPA/ CGPA is 3.50 or more, and there are no disciplinary issues till the installment date.
  • Candidate eligible for INR 60,000 concession will receive a rebate in the sixth Installment provided the previous 3 semester’s GPA/ CGPA is 3.20 or more. 

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KIAMS Facilities


  • The Institute has two hostels. The boy’s hostel has 87 rooms and the girl’s hostel has 32 rooms.
  • The rooms are double seated except for some large triple seated rooms.
  • The institute has a mess facility at the hostels with a modern kitchen and dining hall.


Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies- KIAMS has a well-stocked library with a contemporary collection of over 9200 books, 141 periodicals, and newspapers, 30 company annual reports, collection of 860 Case studies from Harvard and other reputed sources, 250 management CDs.

Sports Infrastructure

  • The institute has a Swimming Pool, an Open Air Badminton, access to an open ground for Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Throw-Ball.
  • In addition to these, the institute provides infrastructure for indoor games like Table Tennis, Gymnasium, Carrom, Chess, etc

Computer Lab

The institute computer lab with 120 networked computers and internet facility, a collection of over 130 management videos, the multimedia projection system which alternates between video and computer inputs at the flick of a button, and much more.

KIAMS Festival

Convergence (In-House Management Activity)

  • Organized by the Management Forum, it is spread out over the year to give scope to talent to unfurl itself. It is like sports and cultural activities, which are also conducted over the year.

Operacy (All India paper writing competition)

  • Operacy is the annual All India Paper Writing competition that involves the Brain (paper writing competition) and the Brawn (outdoor competition).
  • This is open to students of other B-Schools as well as young managers (not more than 3 years’ experience) from industry
  • Last year the competition saw an overwhelming response from 150 B-schools and from 30 corporates

Pragati (Rural Marketing Fair)

  • PRAGATI, the annual marketing fair organized entirely by the students of KIAMS, provides a unique opportunity for the corporate houses to introduce, promote and sell their products, brands, and services. It is the only mega rural commercial event of its kind held in this part of Karnataka.
  • Through Pragati students hone their Event Management Skills create a Rural Database which provides companies with information regarding levels of consumer awareness and the trends in rural Karnataka Learn people management skills, financing the event through sponsorship and even crisis management.