List of IIMs in India 2021: Ranking, Location, Courses, Fees, Placements, Eligibility

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The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are institutes of management education and research in India. They offer undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and executive education programmes alongside other additional courses in India. At present there are 20 IIMs in India providing quality management education to its candidates.

  • MBA or Master’s in Business Administration is an extremely popular course among students. 
  • Each year a surge of students or candidates is witnessed applying for entrance exams. In 2019 alone, a total of 2.44 lakh students appeared for the CAT exam, while CAT is not the only exam that is held for MBA.
  • IIMs offer numerous courses such as MBA, PGP, PGDM etc.
  • According to the NIRF rankings for top MBA colleges, IIM Ahmedabad holds the top position. 
  • The admission process involves clearing an entrance exam, a group discussion round and a Personal Interview round.

IIMs in India: NIRF Rankings

IIMs are one of the finest institutions in India to pursue management courses. Let us look at their rankings of 2020 & 2019:

College NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019
IIM AHMEDABAD 1 2
IIM BANGALORE 2 1
IIM CALCUTTA 3 3
IIM LUCKNOW 4 4
IIM KOZHIKODE 6 8
IIM INDORE 7 5
IIM TRICHY 15 14
IIM UDAIPUR 17 13
IIM RAIPUR 19 19
IIM RANCHI 20 28
IIM ROHTAK 21 23
IIM SHILLONG 30 24
IIM KASHIPUR 33 25
IIM NAGPUR 40 Not Ranked
IIM AMRITSAR Not Ranked Not Ranked
IIM SIRMAUR Not Ranked Not Ranked
IIM BODH GAYA Not Ranked Not Ranked
IIM VISAKHAPATNAM Not Ranked Not Ranked
IIM SAMBALPUR Not Ranked Not Ranked
IIM JAMMU Not Ranked Not Ranked

IIMs in India: Top Entrance Exam

The list of programs that are offered in IIMs in India are as follow:-

Program Entrance Exam
MBA CAT
EMBA GMAT/GRE
PGP CAT
PGDM GMAT

IIMs In India: List of Courses Offered

IIMs are famous in students for management courses. Candidate’s first choice to pursue MBA is IIMs. IIMs also offers various courses in multiple disciplines. Some of the them are as follows:-

Courses Offered Fees
MBA INR 15 to 25 Lakhs
EMBA INR 8 to 11 Lakhs
PGP INR 15 to 20 Lakhs
PGDM INR 20 to 24 Lakhs

IIMs In India: Eligibility Criteria

Before we talk about the IIMs, let us understand the basic criteria that the students need to follow in order to attain admission at any college or university for an MBA course. It is important to remember that fulfilling the minimum eligibility is important as without it, the candidates cannot apply for the entrance exams.

  • Students or candidates need to score a minimum 50 percent aggregate marks in their under graduation in the general category. While the reserved category gets a 5 percent relaxation.
  • Candidates or students who are appearing for their final year of under graduation or bachelor’s degree can also apply for the entrance exams even if they have not received their results.

IIMs in India: Admission Process

After fulfilling the eligibility, the students have to go through a long process of selection which starts with appearing for an entrance exam. The complete process is divided into three sections and is mentioned below.

  1. The candidates give the entrance exams, and based on their scores, they are shortlisted by the college committee. The candidates are invited for the WAT/GD-PI round where the candidates who have been called out due to their CAT score have to verify themselves through their CAT IDs.
  2. The candidates, then. go through multiple screenings to further shortlist and decrease the number of students. The candidates need to give their WAT exam first, and then they are called for a group discussion session with the rest of the candidates. Finally, the candidates go through a Private Interview session with the faculty chosen as judges.
  3. The last stage is where the overall performance of the candidate is calculated and given a cumulative score. The candidates who are able to achieve a good score, make it to the final cut-off list released by the college or university. They finally receive an offer letter through post or email which they have to accept in order to fix their seat in the college.

IIMs In India: List of All Indian Institutes of Management 

IIM AHMEDABAD

The college was established in the year 1961 and is extremely popular. It is known to be one of the oldest and most prestigious Business schools in India.

COURSE FEES ELIGIBILITY
MBA INR 23 Lakhs  Pass in Graduation + CAT
Executive  INR 28 Lakhs Pass in Graduation + GMAT/GRE
ePGP INR 20 Lakhs Graduation
Executive INR 10 Lakhs Graduation
FDP INR 30680  Post Graduation

IIM BANGALORE

This institution of education is extremely famous all over the Asia-Pacific for its top-quality MBA course. The Business school was established in 1973 and has, since then, produced a good number of alumni who have reached different places all around the world. The fee structure for the whole course is INR 23 lakhs. It is currently ranked 2nd in the MHRD-NIRF ranking 2020.

COURSE FEES ELIGIBILITY
PGPM INR 23.15 Lakhs  Graduation + CAT/GMAT
PGP-PPM  INR 19 Lakhs Pass in Graduation + CAT
PGPBA INR 21 Lakhs Pass in Graduation + CAT
Executive INR 27.5 Lakhs Graduation

IIM CALCUTTA

The college was established in 1961 and is ranked 3 in the MHRD-NIRF ranking 2020. The college holds a lot of popularity among students and is often in competition with IIM Bangalore, when it comes to the quality of education provided.  

COURSE FEES ELIGIBILITY
MBA INR 23.15 Lakhs  Graduation + CAT/GMAT
PGDM  INR 24 Lakhs Pass in Graduation + CAT/GMAT
PGPEX-VLM INR 11.25 Lakhs Pass in Graduation + CAT/GMAT
Executive INR 27 Lakhs Graduation+CAT/GMAT

IIM LUCKNOW

This college has the MHRD-NIRF ranking 4 and was established in the year 1984. The college has about 436 seats available and the fees is INR 14 lakhs.    

COURSE FEES ELIGIBILITY
EMBA INR 23.8 Lakhs  Graduation + CAT
PGDM  INR 20 Lakhs Graduation + CAT/GMAT
PGP INR 13.7 Lakhs Graduation
EFPM INR 7.5 Lakhs Post-Graduation

IIM KOZHIKODE

The year when this college was established was 1997, making it more than 2 decades old. With such a rich history of advancement and producing good alumni, the college is ranked 6 in the MHRD-NIRF rankings of the year 2020. Currently, the total fees of this college is approximately INR 17.5 lakhs for the course.   

COURSE FEES ELIGIBILITY
MBA INR 17.5 Lakhs  Graduation + CAT/GMAT
PGPM  INR 21 Lakhs Graduation
PhD INR 10 Lakhs Post Graduation 
Executive INR 12 Lakhs Graduation+EMAT

IIM INDORE

This Business school was built a year before IIM Bangalore, in 1996. The college is respected for many reasons and one of them is that it is accredited by the Association of MBAs, London. Currently ranked 7 in the MHRD-NIRF rankings 2020, the total fees for the course is INR 16 lakhs.   

COURSE FEES ELIGIBILITY
MBA INR 16 Lakhs  Graduation + CAT/GMAT
PGPM  INR 16 Lakhs Graduation
FDP INR 88500 Post Graduation
Executive INR 21 Lakhs Graduation+CAT/GMAT

IIM TRICHY

The Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli or IIM Trichy was established in the year 2011.

  • It has been ranked 15 in MHRD-NIRF ranking 2020. 
  • The total fee that the course demands is INR 14 lakhs.
  • It has only 180 seats available. 
  • The college was able to witness a 44% surge in the overall percentage of the median salary in the placements for the year 2019 as compared to the record of the previous 2 years.
Course Fees Eligibility
PGPM INR 9,15,000 Graduation + CAT/GMAT
EFPM INR 10,00,000 Post Graduation
PGPBM INR 11,90,000 Graduation + CAT/GMAT

IIM UDAIPUR

The college was established in the year 2011.

  • It is ranked 17 in the MHRD-NIRF ranking 2020.
  •  IIM Udaipur received AACSB accreditation and joined 5 percent of the world's top Business schools. 
  • AACSB perceives institutions that have shown an emphasis on greatness in all territories, including instructing, research, educational plans improvement, and passing rigorous quality standards. 
  • The total fees for the MBA course is INR 9.6 Lakhs.
  • The total seats allowed for this course in this college are 260.

IIM RAIPUR

 A rather newly constructed branch of the IIM. The IIM Udaipur saw more than 150 recruiters for placing over 300 students between the years 2018-2020.

Course Fees Eligibility
PGPM INR 7,28,000 Graduation + CAT/GMAT
EFPM INR 4,00,000 Post Graduation
PGP INR 7,28,000 Graduation + CAT/GMAT

IIM RANCHI

The ninth Indian Institute of Management also called IIM Ranchi was constructed at Ranchi in the year 2010. 

  • The college is ranked 20 in the MHRD-NIRF rankings 2020. 
  • The total fee for the course is INR 14 lakhs. 
  • IIM Ranchi presently offers a long term MBA in General management, which is their lead program. Passing by the developing significance and imperativeness related to HR, they are the main IIM offering a full-time long term program in Human Resources Management (MBA-HR) 

IIM ROHTAK

  • IIM Rohtak has been positioned among top 17 Business Schools in India. 
  • IIM Rohtak is positioned as the sixth-best B School in North India and the eighth-best Government College among all Management Institutes. 
  • IIM Rohtak stands fifth in character improvement and industry introduction boundary, though, in boundary, determination cycle, and confirmation, IIM Rohtak is one among the top 10. 
  • The total fee for the course is INR 12.83 lakhs. Currently, the college accepts about 120 candidates for this course.

IIM SHILLONG

Ranked 30 in  NIRF, IIM Shillong offers quality education in management. 

Course Fees Eligibility
MBA INR 5,00,000 Post Graduation + CAT
Ph.D INR 2,50,000 Post Graduation
EMBA INR 18,50,000 Graduation 

IIM KASHIPUR

IIM Kashipur started officially in July 2011 under the mentorship of IIM Lucknow. 

  • The institute offers Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM), a long term full-time private program. The thorough educational program looks to ingrain an enthusiasm for information and the capacity to apply that information to genuine situations. The program lays emphasis on all-round character improvement and instils the estimations of authority and trustworthiness.

Course Fees Eligibility
MBA INR 6,28,000 Post Graduation + CAT
EFPM INR 2,00,000 Post Graduation
EMBA INR 8,50,000 Graduation 

IIM NAGPUR

The Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIMN) was established in the year 2015.

  • It is currently at rank 40 of the MHRD-NIRF rankings 2020. 
  • The college might have a short history but it’s making its way by providing a surge in the number of placements provided every year.
  • The total fees required to complete the course here is INR 11.5 lakhs while the number of seats provided by the college are only 130, making the admission process all the more difficult.

IIM AMRITSAR

Course Fees Eligibility
MBA INR 6,00,000 Post Graduation + CAT
Ph.D INR 2,00,000 Post Graduation
EMBA INR 8,50,000 Graduation 

IIM SIRMAUR

  • IIM Sirmaur was officially constructed in 2015, coached by IIM Lucknow, and is one of the most recent institutes in the IIM family. Perhaps the greatest favourable position of learning at a developing foundation is that it offers limitless occasions to use the best, all things considered.
  •  The college has been acknowledged by the IIM Bill 2017 with remarkable self-sufficiency, and is set to alter the manner in which management instruction is conveyed in India. The college also offers the best application-arranged Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching method planned and conveyed by the nation's most honed personalities.

IIM BODH GAYA

The Indian Institutes of Management has been the prime example of management tutoring in India since their establishment after our autonomy in 1947. IIMs are seen as the most renowned and world-class B-schools in India which lay emphasis on user experience and basic considering rather repetition learning and regular scholastic timetable. The college is only 5 years old, constructed in 2015. The total fees that it demands is INR 10.6 Lakhs for the course.

Course Fees Eligibility
PGP INR 5,09,000 Graduation + CAT
PGP-PPM INR 5,09,000 Graduation + CAT

IIM SAMBALPUR

  • IIM Sambalpur is working best in the class structure at the Jyoti Vihar, Burla – the schooling center including the Sambalpur University, and Medical and Engineering University. This institution was also constructed in 2015. With a very little experience, the college is still able to maintain its position among other colleges.
  •  Currently, the total fee required to do this program here is INR 12.03 lakhs. The ground is encircled by countless enormous enterprises, for example, MCL, HINDALCO, Vedanta, TATA, NTPC, L&T, and so forth which give openings on genuine experiential learning for the students of IIM Sambalpur.

IIM VISAKHAPATNAM

  • Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) has a place with the renowned IIM group of business schools. 
  • It is considered to be a highly advanced model of an IIM, which was constructed by the Government of India in September 2015. The Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017 announces IIMs as Institutions of National Importance, engaged to achieve principles of worldwide greatness in management, management research, and partnered subject matters.
  •  Currently, the total fees required to complete the MBA course here is 12 lakh. 

IIM JAMMU

  • The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) brand has now gotten equivalent to development, ability, and enthusiasm for progress and commitment in management. 
  • The government of India had set up IIM Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir in 2016. The total fee is INR 12.51 Lakhs.
  • IIM Jammu is setting up an Off-Campus at Srinagar also. From an absolute starting point, IIM Jammu has set elevated requirements for exceptional worth based quality schooling, great examination, chief training, consultancy, and solid corporate just as worldwide linkages.
  • IIM Jammu empowers contemporary examination focusing on territorial, public, and worldwide issues.

IIMs in India: FAQs

Ques: How to get into an IIM?

Ans: To take admission in an IIM, you have to follow the admission process specified. The major steps include: applying and appearing for CAT, filling out the college forms and then clearing the group discussion and personal interview rounds.

Ques: What can I do after IIM? 

Ans: After completing your education in the program, one can either look out for the job opportunities or even study higher.

Ques: Can I  get a good salary after studying in IIM?

Ans: Yes, the average salary of an IIM graduate is usually higher as compared to other institutions.

Ques: How high is the salary of an IIM graduate?

Ans: As an IIM graduate your salary can be as high as INR 20-25 Lakhs per annum.

Ques: Is a work experience compulsory for admissions in IIM?

Ans: No, a work experience is not necessary or a requirement for taking admission in IIM.

Ques: What are my odds of getting accepted into a MBA program?

Ans: The admission of a candidate depends on how they perform in their entrance exams and further rounds of selection. IIM has a rigorous procedure of admission and due to limited seats, students should work extremely hard to make sure that they are granted admission.

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