Which is better: IIM Trichy or IIM Kashipur?

1 Answer

Girish Singh Feb 4, 2021

IIM Trichy is better than IIM Kashipur as it is ranked 15th by NIRF for MBA and 7th by the Outlook- iCare MBA Ranking for 2020 while IIM Kashipur was ranked 33 by NIRF for MBA 2020.

IIM Trichy is a better business school for various reasons:

  • IIM Trichy is well- connected having the nearest International Airport with direct flights to places in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Whereas, for IIM Kashipur, the nearest airport is in Pantnagar. This range of connectivity allows IIM Trichy to easily build ties with companies from those regions.
  • IIM Trichy is only 6 hours away via road, from major cities like Bangalore and Chennai.
  • IIM Trichy is one of the best among the few business schools in South India; it takes the same amount of time to reach, say, Delhi via flight from Trichy and from Kashipur.
  • There are no language barriers, you don’t need to learn Tamil because people speak English and Hindi which makes it easy for students coming from different Indian states.
  • The mess food is multi-cuisine so that students coming from different states can easily get accustomed to it. The college also has 5 restaurants, many small cafes, a 24/7 cafe coffee day and several dhabas located nearby the college.
  • They value academic excellence and have a permanent faculty of 35 members from top universities along with stellar industrial experience. The college also invites guest professors for lectures and conferences.
  • They offer a rigorous academic programme and have various certificates to prove the same.
  • They also offer its students the opportunity to work/intern with some of the biggest financial institutions like the World Bank as a part of their summer internship programme.
  • In terms of international exposure, they are ready to offer an elective called the International Business Practices: the course includes an on-site industry project which includes 10 sessions conducted in either Singapore or Malaysia.
  • They also have international exchange programmes with European colleges and actively encourage students to participate in international competitions.

Overview of Placement Statistics of IIM Trichy and IIM Kashipur:


IIM Trichy

IIM Kashipur

Highest CTC



Average CTC

INR 14.96 LPA

INR 13. 82 LPA

No. of Recruiters



  • Companies like Microsoft and Bosch offer leadership roles to students in summer and there is the GMC programme by Mahindra.
  • IIM Trichy invited nearly 119 companies to their recruitment drive in the year 2020; companies like Infosys, JP Morgan, Accenture, Mu Sigma, TVS Motors, Deloitte, etc. took part in their placement program.
  • Various companies visiting the campus offer pertinent job profiles like Business Analyst, Project Manager, Financial Consultant, Sales and Marketing, Business Manager etc. The highest recruiting sector for the college is Sales and Marketing.

While both IIMs are good in their own right; IIM Trichy is better than IIM Kashipur. Based on the above information, you can make an informed choice.