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. CheckIs 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.

Read: IIM Shillong courses, eligibility and fee.

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.

Must ReadWhat is the experience of being an IIM Shillong student?

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

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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 checkIIM 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)
SC 55 55 55 60 60 60
ST 50 50 50 50 50 50
PwD 50 50 50 50 50 50
EWS 80 80 65 75 75 75
Others 80 80 65 75 75 75

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.

Read: What is IIM Shillong’s overall cutoff for admission?

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
Batch Size 175
Recruiters 60
Offers Extended 180
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.

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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:

IIM Shillong Placement

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

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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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Check: IIM Shillong vs IIM Ranchi vs IIM Rohtak – Which is better?

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:

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?

Ans. Yes, IIM Shillong offers summer internship to its PGP students. Read on for 2019-21 statistics:
Components 2019-21 Summer Placement Statistics
Batch Size 204
Gender Diversity 61% males | 39% females
Educational Background 58% students from Engg background
Recruiters 68
Offers Extended 208
Highest Package INR 03 Lakhs
Average Package INR 1.31 Lakhs
Top Recruiters Google, Goldman Sachs, Titan, Tala Steel, Bain & Co, etc.
Check: IIM Shillong Placements

Ques. What is the fee of the PGP Executive MBA program at IIM Shillong?

Ans. IIM Shillong fees for PGPEx is around INR 18.75 Lakhs. This amount includes tuition fees – INR 16.5 Lakhs, mess charges, electricity charges, health insurance, student activity charges.

Ques. How was your IIM Shillong interview experience?

Ans. The candidates are sent an invitation via phone call or mail, whereby, the location and time of the interview are informed to the student. In the PI round, the candidate is usually given a situation where he/ she must suggest some actions or measures that may help the organization to increase its profits or improve its management. For example, “a cake manufacturing company is facing some losses for the past few months. the company was given an opportunity to subcontract its brand with another company.” the candidates were asked their course of action in this situation.

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?

Ans. Based on previous trends, interviews are conducted in cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore. It depends upon the number of applications received from a city.

Ques. How is PGPex is different from PGP?

Ans. Both of these courses are full-time residential programs but PGPex is specifically designed for professionals with work experience. The program aims to equip students with management knowledge and skills.

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?

Ans. The average package of IIM Shillong in the previous year i.e 2019-2020 was 18.76 LPA and the median salary was 17 LPA. The top recruiting sectors at IIM shillong are Consulting & Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Finance.

Ques. How is the Mayurbhanj Campus of IIM Shillong?

Ans. The current campus of IIM Shillong functions from Mayurbhanj complex, the erstwhile summer palace of the Mayurbhanj Kings. The complex is well maintained by the Government of Meghalaya. Meanwhile for a permanent campus of IIM Shillong work has commenced on 120 acre site.