IIM Lucknow is the 4th institute for management after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore as per the NIRF 2020 rankings. The institute has also saved a place amongst the top 100 MBA college list released by QS Global MBA Rankings 2021. IIM Lucknow gives more emphasis to executive education for which it has inaugurated a new campus in Noida for working professionals. The most popular course of IIM Lucknow is IPMX, offered at the Noida Campus. Admission to the program is based on a GMAT/ GRE score with 5 years of work experience after graduation.

IIM Lucknow Latest Admission Updates

IIM Lucknow admission process has begun from January 15, 2021, the institute has released a shortlist of candidates for PGP, PGP-ABM, and PGP-SM admission 2021-23. Out of 4,29,985 applicants, only 19,795 have been shortlisted under various categories based on CAT 2020 exam scores. The shortlisted candidates will now be called for WAT and PI round by the institute. Check IIM Lucknow Admission status

As per the IIM Lucknow selection process, the CAT and PI marks are the dominant factors for admission as per the admission policy released by IIM Lucknow in August 2020. Also, the cut-off percentile set for PGP, PGP-ABM, and PGP-SM is 90, 85, and 85 respectively.  Check IIM Lucknow Cut off

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 CTC that a student gets is INR 54 LPA and the mean CTC stands at INR 23.25 LPA.
  • With the 34th 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 2020
  • 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 35 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. 

IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow is being ranked 4th by the NIRF since 2016. In the Outlook-ICARE 2021 rankings too, the institute has saved 4th place among the top management institutes in India. The table below shows IIM Lucknow Rankings by other institutes for the year 2020 and 2019:

Ranking Agency Year Rank
Outlook-ICARE 2021 4
NIRF 2020 4 out of 100
Outlook ICARE 2020 5 out of 25
QS Global MBA Rankings 2020 #251-300
Economic Times 2020 8 out of 50
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 IIM Lucknow 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
PGP 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) CAT + WAT + PI
PGP-ABM 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
PGP-SM 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
PGPWE 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
IPMX 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
FPM 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  GATE/ GRE/ GMAT/ JRF/ SRF(UGC/ CSIR/ ICAR)
EFPM 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.
GMPE 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 Fees Structure

IIM Lucknow MBA Cut off 2021

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

Check More: IIM Lucknow Cut off 2020

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 2018-20. IIM Lucknow maintained its position amongst the other IIMs by receiving 447 offers from 140 international and domestic recruiters. The highest package stood up at INR 54 LPA (Domestic) and INR 58.47 LPA (International). The Summer Placements of the PGP program also recorded a whopping 100% placement of approximately 481 students. The median stipend offered was INR 1.20 Lacs. Finance, Marketing, and Consulting were amongst the top sectors driving placements. Is it worth it to do the remote IIM Lucknow's summer internship?

The table below encapsulates the placement highlights for the 2018-20 batch:

Total no. of offers 447
Participating Companies 140
Highest International Package INR 58.47 LPA
Highest Domestic Package INR 54 LPA
Mean Salary  INR 24.25 LPA

IIM Lucknow Placements include the following recruiters: Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, BCG, Amazon, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bain & Company, ICICI Bank, Star India, Flipkart, Tata Administrative Service (TAS), Ernst & Young, and The Boston Consulting Group.

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 20 LPA
Highest CTC INR 50 LPA INR 54 LPA
Top recruiters Amazon, MagicBricks, DE Shaw, Goldman Sachs, EY Parthenon, BCG, ABG, ACT Fibernet, etc. Amazon, Flipkart, Avendus, Goldman Sachs, EY Parthenon, Accenture Strategy, Mahindra GMC, ABG, 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 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. Who are some of the famous alumni of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Some of the famous alumni of IIM Lucknow are:

  • Amitabh Thakur
    • IPS Officer and served as a Superintendent of Police in ten districts of Uttar Pradesh 
  • Rajdeep Grewal
    • Townsend Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
  • Gayatri Ganjawala
    • Indian playback singer, primarily in Bollywood.

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

Ans. In recent placements held at IIM Lucknow for the PGP program, 32% of offers were made in Strategy/Consulting segments followed by Operations/IT and Finance. The highest international package stood at INR 54.87 LPA while the highest domestic CTC was INR INR 54 LPA. Companies like Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, The Boston Consulting Group. Bain & Company 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.