IIM Lucknow is ranked 4th for Management after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore by NIRF 2020 Rankings. The institute is also placed in a ranking list of 150-200 by QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 and 4th by Outlook ICARE 2021 Ranking. The most opted course of IIM Lucknow is PGP followed by PGP-Agribusiness Management (ABM) and PGP-Sustainable Management (SM). Admission to IIM Lucknow for these courses is based on CAT score and WAT/ PI. For PGP-ABM and PGP-SM, 2 years work experience is required in relevant field. 

IIM Lucknow also emphasize on executive education for which it has inaugurated a new campus in Noida for working professionals. The most popular course of IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus is IPMX. Admission to the program is based on a GMAT/ GRE score with 5 years of work experience after graduation. 

IIM Lucknow Quick Facts

  • IIM Lucknow has served as mentor for the newly established IIM Jammu, IIM Rohtak, and IIM Kashipur. The institute has also been the mentor to IIM Sirmaur till 2018.
  • IIM Lucknow PGP is the flagship program of the institute which is ranked 5th by the Outlook-ICARE in its 2020 rankings. 
  • The program gives good ROI to students as for the INR 20 Lacs of fees, the Highest Domestic CTC that a student gets is INR 51 LPA while the Highest International CTC was recorded as INR 56 LPA. The mean CTC of IIM ucknow stood at INR 26 LPA.
  • With the 35th batch of IIM Lucknow PGP being placed, the institute has released its placement report on the official website for the first time. Check IIM Lucknow Placement 2021
  • Out of 97 faculty members, 95 of them hold a doctoral degree in their respective field. Read on to IIM Lucknow Faculty.
  • More weightage is given to CAT score and PI round for the final selection, the marks alloted to these parameters is 30 and 40 respectively. 
  • For the last 5 years, IIM Lucknow has been under the accreditation of AMBA and is a part of 187 business schools in over 70 countries. 

The best thing about MBA course is that a student from any field, be it science, commerce or arts, can pursue this 2 year masters degree course.

IIM Lucknow Highlights

Check IIM Lucknow Selection Process

IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow is being ranked 4th among the top management institutes in India by the NIRF since 2016 and Outlook-ICARE 2021 Rankings. Recently, QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 placed the institute in 150-200 rank list. The table below shows IIM Lucknow Rankings by other institutes for the year 2020 and 2019:

Ranking Agency Year Rank
Outlook-ICARE 2021 4 out of 25
QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 #150-200
NIRF 2020 4 out of 100
Economic Times 2020 8 out of 50
JagranJosh 2020 6 out of 120
The Week 2019 3 out of 150

IIM Lucknow One - year MBA Program

IIM Lucknow offers International Program in Management for Executives (IPMX), popularly known as One-year MBA. The program is designed for mid/ sr. level professionals preparing them for higher positions in industry. The program costs INR 23 Lacs (approx) and requires GMAT or GRE score for admission. Candidates applying for admission must have 5 years of working experience after graduation. Candidates working while pursuing their Graduation will not be counted in 5 years. 

IIM Lucknow Courses

Course Details Selection Criteria

Duration: 2 Years

Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Decision Sciences, Communication, and Business Environment

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates belonging to reserved category)


Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Agri. Science/ Agricultural Engg. or allied subjects with at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ PwD)

2 years experience in Agriculture + CAT+ GD/ PI

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates)

2-year professional experience + CAT+ WAT and PI

Duration: 2 years | Part-Time

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent academic pursuit (i.e., 10+2+3), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA

3 Year Working Experience + GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE + WAT and PI

Duration: 2 Years | Full Time

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA 

5 Year Working Experience + GMAT/ GRE + WAT and PI

Duration: 4 Years | Full Time

Eligibility: Masters' Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks, OR Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point 


Duration: 5 Years | Part-Time

Eligibility: Postgraduate Degree IIM Lucknow With 55% marks in case of Non-Engineering candidates and a Graduate degree with 65% marks for Candidates holding a B.Tech/ B.E Degree.

CAT/ GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ JRF (Qualified)/ PGPWE Entrance Exam Score.

Duration: 1-year

Eligibility: Graduate or Postgraduate Degree in any discipline or CA/ ICWA/ CS 

2 years full-time post qualification work experience

Read More: IIM Lucknow Courses & Fees Structure

IIM Lucknow MBA Cut off

Category VARC DILR Quant Overall
General PGP: 85
PGP-SM: 80
PGP: 85
PGP-SM: 80
PGP: 85
PGP-SM: 80
PGP: 90
PGP-SM: 85
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 82
PGP-SM: 77
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 82
PGP-SM: 77
SC PGP: 55
PGP-SM: 55
PGP: 55
PGP-SM: 55
PGP: 55
PGP-SM: 55
PGP: 70
PGP-SM: 65
ST PGP: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 65
PGP-SM: 60
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 65
PGP-SM: 60

Read More: IIM Lucknow Cutoff

IIM Lucknow Batch 2019-21: Class Profile

IIM Lucknow PGP batch of 2019-21 is diverse in terms of educational background. The institute focuses on maintaining the diversity factor without compromising the merits. In the ongoing batch of PGP program, the students belong to Engineering & Non-Engineering, Business Management, Arts, Commerce, Science, Agriculture, Hotel & Tourism Management, etc. Not only the stream diversity, the institute also believes in Gender diversity as there are 177 female students in the whole PGP program including 148 in PGP and 29 in PGP ABM.

The stats of the IIM Lucknow PGP 2019-21 batch profile is encapsulated in the table below:

Program Male Female Total
PGP in Management 257 148 405
PGP in Agri Business Management 44 29 73

The class of 2019-2021 also contains students with work experience ranging from 1 month to 48 months. The chart below shows the exact number of such candidates along with their experience in work:

2109-2021 Batch Profile Graph

IIM Lucknow Placements

The institute witnessed a 100% placement for the batch of 2020-21. The highest package stood up at INR 51 LPA (Domestic) and INR 56 LPA (International). African Industries Group,  Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Jio, Landmark Group, ZYNGA were the major recruiters.

The Summer Placements 2020-22 also recorded a whopping 100% placement with 192 offers. The highest and median stipend offered was INR 2.5 Lacs and INR 1.2 Lacs respectively. Is it worth it to do the remote IIM Lucknow's summer internship?

The table below encapsulates placement highlights for the 2020-21 batch:

Total no. of offers 447
Participating Companies 140
Highest International Package INR 56 LPA
Highest Domestic Package INR 51 LPA
Average Package INR 26 LPA
Median Package INR 23.5 LPA

Read More: IIM Lucknow Placement

Which one is better: IIM Lucknow or IIM Indore? 

Particulars IIM Indore IIM Lucknow
NIRF Ranking 2020 7 4
Cut off  90 90
Average CTC INR 22.92 LPA INR 26 LPA
Highest CTC INR 50 LPA

INR 56 LPA (International)

INR 51 LPA (Domestic)

Top recruiters Amazon, MagicBricks, DE Shaw, Goldman Sachs, EY Parthenon, BCG, ABG, ACT Fibernet, etc. African Industries Group,  Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Jio, Landmark Group, ZYNGA, etc.

IIM Lucknow Scholarships and Financial Assistance

IIM Lucknow does not provide any scholarship to its students, instead, they provide financial assistance to deserving and needy candidates based on merits. One among them is the Need-based IIML Scholarship

  • The students whose spouse/ parents’/ self income is less than INR 4 Lakhs are eligible for this scholarship. The financial assistance would be in the form of a fee waiver and is subject to academic performance.
  • IIM-L has also partnered with the Central Bank, the State Bank of India, and Axis Bank to provide subsidized interest rates on loans availed by IIM-L candidates.

Though there are no institute-based scholarships, students still can avail a few government scholarships through its official website.

IIM Lucknow Faculty

The faculty members of IIM Lucknow are well-educated and highly-qualified in their respective fields. Out of the 97 faculty members, 95 hold a PhD degree and two of them have master’s awards in MBA.

  • In 2018, Mr. Prakash Singh received ‘Macro Research Award’ by the Reserve Bank of India. In addition to this, in the same year, Mr. Satyabhusan Dash received ‘Manubhai M Shah Memorial Award for Excellence in Commerce and Business Management’ award by the Indian Commerce Association.
  • In 2019, 10 of the faculty members received international awards by highly-reputed organizations like Amazon, Inchainge and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, Hult Prize Foundation, etc.

Check Profiles of IIM Lucknow Faculties

IIM Lucknow Alumni

A notable alumni of IIm Lucknow are as follows:

  • Rajdeep Grewal: Townsend Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Amitabh Thakur: Social & RTI activist and IPS officer
  • Gayatri Iyer: Indian playback singer
  • Saurabh Arora: Writer of book ‘Unchaining Blockchain’
  • Taniya Biswas: Worked at TATA and IBM and and started Suta, a clothing brand

IIM Lucknow FAQs

Ques. What facilities does IIM Lucknow provide?

Ans. IIM Lucknow provides the following facilities:

The institute offers a sprawling campus surrounded by a lush green environment. It provides world-class education along with a plethora of facilities. Few of the facilities have been listed down below-

  • Hostel: The hostel premises at IIM Lucknow is well equipped with all the essential amenities. It offers space for accommodating around 1000 students and 75 faculties. The beautiful surroundings add an edge to the existing lifestyle.
  • Retail & Services: All the necessary items for livelihood are available within close proximity. Students can avail the benefits of Banks, Post Office, Cafeteria, Departmental Store and Retail Shops within the vicinity of the college.
  • Sports & Recreation: Various activities take place on the campus throughout the year. The campus is equipped with Squash, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, and other courts. A Gym, Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi are also present within the college premises.
  • Health & Wellness: IIM Lucknow pays utmost attention to the health of everybody associated with the college. It offers in-house Medical Officers and reimbursement of Medical Insurance. The health center has 4 beds in total with all the necessary requirements.

Ques. How are the placements at IIM Lucknow for PGP?

Ans. In recent placements held at IIM Lucknow for the PGP program. The highest international package stood at INR 56 LPA while the highest domestic CTC was INR INR 51 LPA. Companies like African Industries Group, Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Jio, Landmark Group, ZYNGA, etc. recruited the maximum number of students.

Ques. How is the faculty at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow is one of the premier academic institutions offering world-class faculty. The way of teaching is extremely unique. The teachers are well qualified and knowledgeable. They provide immense industry exposure as well.

Ques. How is the infrastructure of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow is well equipped with all the necessary facilities inside and outside the campus premises. The canteen provides hygienic and delicious food. A big and spacious library with books from almost all genres is also present inside the campus. 

Ques. Are there any extracurricular activities at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Various sports and cultural activities are organized by IIM Lucknow throughout the year. Many flagship annual management events are also held on the college premises. Personality development programs and workshops also take place around the year.

Ques. Are there any clubs at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow offers a plethora of opportunities to its students. Students can shine with the help of dance, drama, and art clubs. A Toastmaster’s and Spic Macay club is also present in IIM Lucknow.

Ques. Does IIM Lucknow allow foreign nationals to apply for the program FPM?

Ans. Yes, the institute enrolls foreign nationals as well subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. However, the students will not be able to apply for financial assistance provided by the Institute. They also need to pay the tuition fee for the same.

Ques. What are the facilities offered at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow is an entirely residential institute, offering housing capabilities for 500 students and 75 faculties. It has state-of-the-art IT facilities with global resources that prepare the students with a framework. The library of IIM Lucknow characterizes what the institute stands for – accessibility, vision, and excellence. This spacious 30,000 square foot two-storied library, is a repository of knowledge both historical and current.

Ques. What are the career options available after FPM at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. FPM stands for Fellow Program in Management. It is a doctoral degree with a duration of 4-years. This program is meant for training people for research and academics. After the completion of the degree, one can find jobs in academic institutions like IIMs, MDI, and XLRI. Many companies are concerned about research – to develop better solutions and methods to get a competitive advantage. Thus many companies have started their own research wings, like IBM, Deloitte, GE, etc.

Ques. Is it compulsory to live in a hostel for PGP course of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Yes, as PGP program of IIM Lucknow is a 2 year, full-time, residential programme. Hence, it is compulsory to live in hostel for PGP Program.

Ques. Does IIM Lucknow provide any medical facility?

Ans. IIM Lucknow has medicare facilities which provide a flexible structure of medicare support through in-house Medical Officers and a dispensary with a network of associated Hospitals.

Ques. How many hostels are there in IIM Lucknow campus and how much is the fee?

Ans. There are two hostels on the campus with one person per room policy. The annual hostel fee for both boys and girls is the same which is INR 1.09 Lacs.