IIM Lucknow has released the list of shortlisted candidates for admission to PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM based on CAT score. The shortlisted candidates were required to fill the application form for PI round. The application date is over now. The institute is also inviting applications for Ph.D. in Management, IPMX (Phase-II) and GMPE programmes. The last date to register for GMPE is 15 March, 2021 while the last date for rest of the two programmes is 31 Jan, 2021.
Spreaded over 190 acres of land in the city of Nawabi culture, IIM Lucknow is a pubic B-School which was established in 1984. It stands at the fourth position just behind its three competitors IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad. It is recognized as an ‘Institute of Excellence’ by MHRD and ranks 4th for IIM by NIRF 2020 and 5th by Outlook 2020. At present, IIM Lucknow is a mentor of IIM Jammu, IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur. The institute also used to mentor IIM Sirmaur till 2018.
IIM Lucknow offers PGP as its flagship programme. It also offers Executive and Fellow programmes such as WMP, IPMX, GMPE, FPM and EFPM. All the programmes are accredited by global accreditation body, AMBA and AACSB.
Further, IIM Lucknow is the first among IIM that started its satellite campus at Noida in 2005. It offers PG and Doctoral level programmes. The campus has been bulit as a centre of excellence for executive education.
Admission to IIM Lucknow is based on CAT score followed by GD and PI. The CAT Cutoff for the institute as declared for academic batch 2021-23 is 90 percentile. The shotlisting will be based on general and selectional cutoff. For some of the courses like PGPWE and IPMX, work experience is also considered.
Top notch companies like Accenture Strategy, McKinsey, Wipro, Paytm, Amazon, FlipKart, Uber, Makemytrip and Goldman Sachs frequently visit the campus for attracting the best talent for complex roles. Packages of as high as INR 50 Lacs per annum are offered to the deserving and meritorious candidates who wish to create a change in the world with their extensive skills & personality.
|CAT Exam||29 Nov, 2020|
|Registration Deadline for Ph.D. in Management||31 Jan, 2021|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for PGPWE (WMP)||15 Jan, 2021|
|WAT and PI for PGPWE (WMP)||30-31 Jan, 2021|
|Declaration of Selected Candidates for PGPWE (WMP)||05 Feb, 2021|
|Last Date of Acceptance & Submission of Acceptance Fee||28 Feb, 2021|
|Last Date of IPMX Application for Phase-2||31 Jan, 2021|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for IPMX Phase-2||05 Feb, 2021|
|WAT and PI for IPMX Phase-2||20-21 Feb, 2021|
|Declaration of Selected Candidates for IPMX Phase-2||26 Feb, 2021|
|Last Date of Acceptance & Submission of Acceptance Fee||17 Mar, 2021|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for EFPM||01 Feb, 2021|
|Personal Interview for EFPM||22-23 Feb, 2021|
|Declaration of Selected Candidates for EFPM||05 Mar, 2021|
|Last Date of Acceptance & Submission of Acceptance Fee||17 Mar, 2021|
|Last Date to avail Early Bird Discount for GMPE||01 Mar, 2021|
|Application Deadline for GMPE||15 Mar, 2021|
|Last date of Acceptance & Submission of Acceptance Fee||25 Mar, 2021|
|Established | Type||1984 | Autonomous|
AMBA (The Association of MBAs)
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
|Ranking||NIRF: 4th among Management Institutes|
|Type of Programs||PGP, Executive Program & Fellowship Programs|
|Popular Courses||PGP-ABM, PGP-SM, FPM, PGPWE, IPMX|
|Entrance Exam||CAT, GMAT, XAT or GATE|
|Application Mode||Online and Offline|
Mentioned below is the latest achievements of Indian Insitute of Management Lucknow:
|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|
|JagranJosh||2020||4 out of 20|
Know More: IIM Lucknow Ranking
Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Decision Sciences, Communication, Business Environment
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for candiates belonging to reserved category) + CAT Score + GD and Personal Interview.
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) + CAT+ GDPI
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates). Students in their final year can also apply for the program + CAT+ GDPI
Duration: 2 Years
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/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE
Duration: 2 years | Part Time
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA + 5 Year Working Experience + GMAT + WAT + PI
Duration: 2 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)
Duration: 4 Years | Full Time
Eligibility: Postgraduate Degree IIM Lucknowwith 55% marks in case of Non Engineering candidates and a Gradaute degree with 65% marks for Candiates holding a B.Tech/ B.E Degree.
Duration: 5 Years| Part Time
Eligibility: Graduate or Postgraduate Degree in any doscipline or CA/ICWA/CS + 2 years full-time post qualification work experience
Admission to IIM Lucknow in based on course-specific entrance exam followed by WAT and PI rounds. The institute also considers past academic performance and work experience for some its courses. Candidates can apply for the institute via online and offline mode.
NOTE: For courses such as GMPE and Ph.D., candidates need to downoad the application form from the official website, fill it and submit it along with a DD.
The CAT cutoff for IIM Lucknow has been released. The institute accepts both sectional and overall cutoff. However, the final cutoff is always higher than the qualifying cutoff. The table shows the IIM Lucknow CAT 2020 Cutoff for various categories:
|Section 1 (Quantitative Ability)||85||77||55||50||50|
|Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning)||85||77||55||50||50|
|Section 3 (Verbal Ability)||85||77||55||50||50|
Given below are the reservation policy for selected categories as per the regulations of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow:
The institute provides financial assistance to the deserving and needy candidates. 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.
Read more: IIM Lucknow Scholarship
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 54 LPA (Domestic) and 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 1.20 Lakhs per month. Finance, Marketing and Consulting were amongst the top sectors driving placements.
The table below encapsulates the placement highlights for the 2018-20 batch-
Total no. of offers
Highest International Package
INR 58.47 LPA
Highest Domestic Package
INR 54 LPA
INR 24.25 LPA
The list of top-notch recruiters visiting the campus includes 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.
Read More: IIM Lucknow Placements
Ques. How are the placements at IIM Lucknow for PGP?
Ans. In recent placements held at IIM Lucknow for PGP programme, 32% 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 organised by IIM Lucknow throughout the year. Many flagship annual management events are also held in the college premises. Personality development programmes and workshops also take place round 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. What is the eligibility for PGP at IIM Lucknow?
Ans. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For details read here IIM Lucknow eligibility
Ans. With specifics to IIM Lucknow, Agri-Business Management (ABM) course, you get to study extra subjects each trimester related to Agribusiness. In the final year, there is a restriction in choosing the major subjects. As for placements, you will be offered the same opportunities as any other PGP student. Agribusiness in general has a very wide scope. According to the placement statistics of the 2018-20 batch at IIM Lucknow, the median salary was 23 LPA and the highest salary (international) was 58.47 LPA. The institute had 100% placement and more than 140 domestic and international recruiters joined the campus placement. Some of the top recruiters from various sectors were HSBC, Microsoft, GE, Asian paints, HUL, PNG, Amazon, American Express, Ola, Ernst & Young, Flipkart, etc. Operations/IT, Strategy/Consulting, General Management, Sales & Marketing, Finance were the top sectors in which students got placed. Read more
Ans. Post Graduate Programme (PGP) of IIM Lucknow is considered to be one of the most rigorous MBA programmes in India because of the intense workload of the course. A lot of factors contribute to this workload like there is no concept of a weekend in the institute, it is supposed to be a 6-day working week with the classes all week long. However, most of the Sundays are also occupied by the guest lectures. The minimum compulsory attendance at IIM Lucknow is 80% and students are allowed to miss 4 out of the 20 classes per term for every subject. If anyone misses more than 4 classes than the institute takes disciplinary measures. Each term is of 2.5-3 months with 6-7 courses per term and 4-5 quizzes per course to go along with the end term and midterm exams each term. There are two books for each course per term, however, you end up reading 12-14 books and giving 44 quizzes and exams at the end of each term (3 months). The corporate presentations, workshops and sessions also take up a lot of your time and thereby adding to the workload. Also, being in a B-school just doesn’t mean only curriculum-based academics there are internships, skill-based courses, certifications that also end up becoming a part of your schedule along with the college activities like sports, competitions, fests, societies that are responsible for your overall development. To add to this there is a policy of absolute passing marks of 35 % for a course, even in the case of tough courses where the average marks of the entire class are 40 %, the students who get below 35% will fail the course. If any student ends up failing in two courses or fails in one course and gets a D in 2 more, they will be repeating the year, which approx. 10% of the people do on average every year. However, students get used to this way of life in 6 months and start enjoying it. Read more
Ans. IPMX is the flagship program of the IIM Lucknow Noida campus. It is a one-year residential program designed for mid/senior-level professionals and aims to help them prepare them for leadership roles. Admission: The prerequisite for this program is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks and at least 5 years of full-time managerial experience. Candidates are shortlisted for admission based on their GMAT score. The final selection of the program is done through a written ability test and personal interview conducted by the institute. The course fee of IPMAX for the academic year 2020-21 is INR 23,50,000. Infrastructure: The Noida campus has excellent faculty and good infrastructure. With a diverse pool of students, the IIML IPMX program provides an excellent peer-learning process. The IPMAX program currently has an alumni base of over 500. Placement: In 2019, IPMAX students witnessed almost 100% placement. The average CTC was around 20 LPA and the median CTC was 18 LPA. Read more
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|XLRI - Xavier School of Management - [XLRI], Jamshedpur||# 7 by Financial Express||₹11,80,000|
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|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad||# 2 by Financial Express||₹11,50,000|
|Management Development Institute - [MDI], Gurgaon||# 6 by TOI||₹9,24,000|
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