Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong is India’s 7th IIM, with only a decade old experience. IIM Shillong is known for its scenic campus, small batch sizes, 100% MBA placement records, 56.52% lower MBA fee in comparison to IIM Ahmedabad and high in ROI. Check: Is IIM Shillong worth joining?
IIM Shillong was also the first, of other 20 IIM’s to have awarded an MBA degree to its 2017-19 batch, after the implementation of IIM Act of 2017. NIRF ranks IIM Shillong MBA at #30, among 50 top B-Schools in India. Admissions at IIM Shillong are majorly entrance based. CAT scores are accepted for for admission to both PGP and PGPEx courses, along with applicant’s interview and academic scores.
IIM Shillong 2021 Admission Updates: IIM Shillong completed its interview round on Feb 20. At present, the candidates are being shortlisted for the final round scrutiny. The list is expected to release before the end of February 2021. This year IIM Shillong has increased PI weightage to 70% Students were shortlisted based on their CAT and academic scores. CAT sectional cutoff for general category students was 75. Qualifying applicants were intimated via mail.
Check: IIM Shillong Selection Cutoff.
IIM Shillong Plus Points
- Campus: The campus of IIM Shillong is temporary but located in Meghalaya.
- Placement: For 2018-20 batch a whopping 73% increase in highest CTC was recorded. The highest CTC of INR 48.50 LPA was recorded. On the other hand, the average CTC also increased as a consequence to 11.7% in 2020. Check: IIM Shillong Placement
- Return on Investment: IIM Shillong Placement statistics are 100%, thus pointing to the fact that ROI is very high.
- Fee: IIM Shillong MBA Fee is INR 10 Lakhs for two years, which is lower in comparison to IIM Ahmedabad charging INR 23 Lakhs.
- Alumni Base: IIM Shillong is though only a decade old but has 500+ alumni members. The count is low but the tag of passing out from IIM Shillong holds a greater value.
- Faculty: The faculty of IIM Shillong is well qualified and over 80% of them hold Phd degrees. Check: IIM Shillong Faculty
- Sessions: The well known TED X Talks are organised at IIM Shillong, which is another plus point of studying at IIM Shillong.
IIM Shillong Ranking
IIM Shillong managed an above average rating of 8.6/10 as per Collegedunia reviews. Other rankings for IIM Shillong from 2018-2020 are as follows:
|Ranking Agency||Rank||Ranking Category|
|NIRF||#30||MBA Ranking 2020|
|Times of India||#1||Overall Performance 2020|
|Economic Times||#40||Management Ranking 2019|
|NIRF||#30||MBA Ranking 2019|
|India Chronicle||#2||Management Colleges in India|
|Business Today||#14||Colleges in Meghalaya in 2018|
For more details check: IIM Shillong Ranking
IIM Shillong Courses - Eligibility, Fee & Selection
Mentioned below are the academic programs offered by the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, with their corresponding admission details:
|Courses||Course Details||Selection Basis|
|MBA or PGP||Duration: 2 Years
Areas of Specialization: Marketing, Strategic Management, Finance and Control
Fee: INR 15 Lakhs
Eligibility: Applicants should score 50% in graduation
|CAT (Indian) / GMAT (foreign) scores + PI|
|PGPEx-MBEE||Duration: 1 Year
Fee: INR 18.7 Lakhs
Eligibility: Applicants should have 5 years of work experience after graduation.
|CAT (Indian) / GMAT (foreign) score + EAC Evaluation|
|Ph.D||Areas of Study: Economics and Public Policy; Marketing Management; Finance and Control
Duration: 5 Years
Eligibility: Masters with 60% aggregate
Professional degrees - CA/ICWA/B.Com
|GMAT / GRE / CAT / GATE or JRF score|
|Ph.D for Working Professionals (FPM)||Areas of Study: Economics and Public Policy; Finance and Control; Information Systems & Analytics
Fee: INR 5.50 Lakhs
Duration: 5 Years
Eligibility: Candidates with Masters’ degree with 5 years of professional experience.
|PGP for Working Executives or MBA (WE)||Duration: 3 Years (Weekend Program)
Fee: INR 10 Lakhs
Eligibility: 50% marks in graduation + 3 years of working experience.
|CAT / GMAT score OR Written Eligibility Test|
Check: IIM Shillong Courses & Fees
IIM Shillong Admission Criteria
Candidates seeking admission to IIM Shillong for any course, must have a valid corresponding bachelor’s or master’s degree. They are also required to qualify for the entrance exam as per admission requirement. Application forms are made available on the respective official websites. The selection criteria for the academic programs are based on the national level entrance exams below:
- CAT (Common Admission Test)
- GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
- GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
- GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
After qualifying in the entrance and upon fulfilling the basic requirements, applicants would further be called for an interview (for PGP, Phd). While PGPEx and MBA (WE) applicants would be called for respective additional eligibility tests. Merely fulfilling the basic requirement is not sufficient for admission at IIM Shillong.
How to Apply?
Candidates seeking admission to various programs offered by IIM Shillong shall fill the forms required for the required entrance exam. IIM Shillong admissions are given on the basis of centralized counseling conducted by IIMs.
For more details check: IIM Shillong Admission Criteria
IIM Shillong Cutoff
Candidates seeking admission in the PGP program at IIM Shillong are shortlisted for GD and PI based on their scores in different exams. The table below throws light on IIM Shillong Cutoff 2020 for shortlisting:
|Category||% in 10th||% in 12th||% in Graduation||CAT (Verbal Reasoning)||CAT (Logical Reasoning)||CAT (Quantitative Aptitude)|
The overall percentile is decided by IIM Shillong for admissions. Thus, those who score 92+ in CAT overall percentile can check here if they can still qualify for GD and PI round.
IIM Shillong Placement
IIM Shillong observed a 100% placement record for PGP 2020 batch. About 170 students participated in the placement who received more than 180 offers. Read on for more statistics:
|Components||2020 Placement Statistics|
|Highest Package||INR 48.5 LPA|
|Median Package||INR 17 LPA|
|Average Package||INR 18.76 LPA|
|Top Recruiters||Bain & Co, JP Morgan & Chase, PwC, Thomson Reuters, HSBC Bank, etc.|
The highest placement percentage was recorded for Consulting & Strategy - 29% followed by 27% in Sales & Marketing. The following graph shows domain wise placement at IIM Shillong for 2020 in PGP:
While the highest CTC of INR 48.5 LPA was offered in Operations & HR sector followed by Consulting & Strategy sector offering INR 40 LPA. Summer internships are also offered at IIM Shillong. Read Here
Check: IIM Shillong Placement
IIM Shillong vs Other IIMs
Following table shows the comparison between IIM Shillong, IIM Rohtak and IIM Ranchi based on different factors:
|Factors||IIM Shillong||IIM Rohtak||IIM Ranchi|
|Location||Good hotel accommodations, facilities for sports, angling, trekking, and hiking||Part of National Capital Region (Delhi NCR)||Popular Tourist Destination|
|Rankings||- Ranked #30 for MBA by NIRF 2020
- Ranked #14 for MBA by The Week
- Ranked #1 for Overall by TOI
|- Ranked #21 for MBA by NIRF 2020
- Ranked #11 by Outlook-ICARE for Top Public MBA Institutions
|Ranked #20 for MBA by NIRF 2020|
|Highest Package||INR 48.5 LPA||INR 24 LPA||INR 22 LPA|
|Average Package||INR 18 LPA||INR 13.7 LPA||INR 15 LPA|
|Top recruiters||Amazon, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co, GlaxoSmithKline, PwC, Bain & Co, Deloitte, etc.||Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, Yes Bank, Dabur, ICICI Bank, etc.||RPG, Valuelabs, Google and Maruti Suzuki, Tolaram, L&T, etc.|
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IIM Shillong Scholarships
Students get assistance for obtaining educational loans from banks during admission process. IIM Shillong Scholarship includes Need-Based Financial Assistance Scheme to help economically weaker students studying in PGP.
Apart from this, the Fellow Program in Management which can be pursued in Economics, Marketing, and other disciplines is one where students are given stipends and fellowships.
- For the first year, a student will be given INR 20,000, for second and third year INR 25,000, and for the fourth year, INR 30,000.
- An additional stipend of INR 5,000 will be paid to students for the academic duty assigned up to 10 hours a week.
- Students who will be teaching full 30 credits courses will be given an additional stipend of INR 7,000.
In addition to this, there are scholarships available for SC/ST/PwD students as per the norms laid by the Government of India.
IIM Shillong International Collaborations
IIM Shillong has collaborated with 06 international universities giving the students an opportunity for exchange programs exploration in management field. IIM Shillong is in collaboration with:
- Fudan University
- Ocean University of China
- Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
- School of Management, Fudan University
- IESEG- School of Management
- Nanyang Technological University
IIM Shillong FAQs
Ques. How is life at IIM Shillong?
Ans. A student can expect a very happening and busy life at IIM Shillong. Wth events and festivals celebrated all round the year, one can be at campus and enjoy everything. Students are encouraged to take parts in cultural clubs, sports events, competitions, etc. One can never explore enough at IIM Shillong, life becomes a hustle yet amazingly fun and sleeping is a blessed opportunity.
Ques. Are outside competitions encouraged at IIM Shillong?
Ans. Students have participated and bagged positions in competitions like TATA Crucibles, Russia Youth Conference, Infosys Ingenious, Amazon Ace, Inter IIMs, and many others.
Ques. Is IIM Shillong one of the old old IIMs?
Ans. IIM Shillong was the seventh IIM to be established in the year 2008, which is almost a decade after the IIM Indore, is considered to be one of the old IIMs.
Ques. Is IIM Shillong one of the tier 1 Business schools?
Ans. Being one of the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), IIM is a tier 1 Business school but it is not in the list of top 10 B Schools. Some of the top 10 B Schools are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta.
Ques. Is it worth doing an MBA from IIM Shillong?
Ans. True to the fact that IIM Shillong does not have as good companies and packages as the top ABC IIMs but if one is dedicated enough, he/she can make the two years of MBA from IIM Shillong definitely worth it as every IIM has almost the same teaching and learning methodologies.
Ques. Is summer internship offered at IIM Shillong?
|Components||2019-21 Summer Placement Statistics|
|Gender Diversity||61% males | 39% females|
|Educational Background||58% students from Engg background|
|Highest Package||INR 03 Lakhs|
|Average Package||INR 1.31 Lakhs|
|Top Recruiters||Google, Goldman Sachs, Titan, Tala Steel, Bain & Co, etc.|
Ques. What is the fee of the PGP Executive MBA program at IIM Shillong?
Ques. How was your IIM Shillong interview experience?
The interview panel may also start to ask simple questions such as “what does your father do? Why did you choose to pursue PGP from IIM Shillong”? etc. These questions then become tricky and they start to check your IQ by asking about “Why did your father chose to be in your grandfather’s business? You have worked under your father for 2-3 months, What is GST?” etc.
Ques. What are the probable cities where I can appear for the Interview?
Ques. How is PGPex is different from PGP?
Ques. How good is IIM Shillong?
Ans. There are various parameters to assess how good an institution is, i.e.,
Ranking: IIM Shillong is counted as one of the top colleges in the country. The institution has been placed on 30th rank by NIRF in 2020.
Location: Shillong is well connected by air and by road. But sometimes due to foggy weather and difficult terrain, recruiters find it difficult to visit the city for the recruitment process. However, to maintain high placements, earlier IIm Shillong has arranged recruitment drives in other cities like Gauhati.
Placements: IIM Shillong witnessed 100% placements in the Academic year 2020, where the highest placement offer observed a surge to 48.5 LPA. The Average package for 2018-2020 batch was 18.6 LPA. The top recruiters include Amazon, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co, GlaxoSmithKilne, PwC, Bain & Co, Deloitte.
Ques. What is the average package at IIM Shillong?
Ques. How is the Mayurbhanj Campus of IIM Shillong?