IIM Amritsar is one of the fast-growing New generation IIMs. The college is well known for its flagship MBA program. MBA admission at IIM Amritsar is based on CAT score. Apart from MBA, IIM Amritsar offers MBA Business analytics, MBA HR, EMBA & Ph.D courses. Admission to EMBA is based on CAT/GMAT/GATE/GRE score and minimum work experience. Know more about IIM Amritsar Courses & Eligibility

IIM Amritsar Admission Updates: IIM Amritsar MBA admission process has started after the declaration of shortlisted candidates for PI on January 21, 2021. Total 2500 candidates have been shortlisted for the PI process of 320 MBA seats. The PI process has also started on February 15, 2021 and still are in process. Know More about IIM Amritsar MBA

IIM Amritsar Quick Facts

  • Mentored by IIM Kozhikode, IIM Amritsar students get an opportunity to get courses delivered by both IIM Amritsar and IIM Kozhikode faculty.
  • The MBA program payable fee is INR 12 Lakhs and Ph.D scholars are offered fellowship support.
  • IIM Amritsar rank in Outlook ICARE ranking has improved from 29 to 27 in 2021. Check IIM Amritsar Ranking
  • For the 2020 Placements, IIM Amritsar top average quartile CTC has increased by 15.15%. 
  • Highest CTC for IIM Amritsar went up to INR 40 LPA whereas the Average CTC for 2020 Placements were12.61 LPA. Check IIM Amritsar Placement
  • The top three recruiting sectors are Consulting, BFSI, and IT. Check IIM Amritsar Placement Report 2020.

IIM Amritsar course, Fees, Selection Criteria

Course Name Eligibility & Selection Criteria Fees
MBA Eligibility: Must have passed Bachelor's degree have valid score card of CAT entrance
Selection Criteria: Entrance Merit-based
INR 12 Lakhs
EMBA Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any specialization, Minimum 3 years work experience in managerial role, entrepreneur or professional role, Must have a valid score of CAT/ GMAT/GRE/ GATE/IAAT
Selection Criteria: Entrance Merit-based
INR 9.5 Lakhs
Ph.D. Eligibility: Master’s or PG diploma with specialization in any disciplines, Must have secured first class in Master or PG diploma, Or B.Tech degree with minimum 6.5 CGPA. Or Any professional qualification such as CS/CA/ICWA/ CFA- Level II (USA), Must have graduation degree in relevant subjects with minimum 55% marks
Selection Criteria: Entrance Merit-based
No Tuition Fee, Additional Financial support through monthly fellowship

Check IIM Amritsar Courses & Fees

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off 2020

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off for MBA Admission 2021 stands at 85 percentile in overall category. As compared to past year, the overall cut off has dropped by 5 percentile. The table below prove CAT 2020 cut off for IIM Amritsar MBA 2021 admission:

Category Quantitative Aptitude (Percentile) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Percentile) Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Percentile) Overall Percentile Rank
General 80 75 75 85
NC-OBC/EWS 65 60 60 75
SC 55 50 50 55
ST 35 35 35 40
PWD 35 35 35 40

IIM Amritsar Ranking

IIM Amritsar Ranking at 27th position in OUTLOOK ICARE Top MBA Public institutions ranking 2021. The overall score secured by the institute is 67.8. The institute is 2 rank ahead in 2021 as compared to the rank list of 2020. Check IIM Amritsar Ranking

IIM Amritsar Batch – Class Profile

IIM Amritsar MBA batch of 2019-21 batch has improved gender diversity as compared to 2018-2020 batch. The female students enrolled for 2018 batch was 3% that has increased to 12% in 2019 batch. It has witnessed 50% rise in the total batch size of the MBA students. The 2019-2021 batch has diverse work experience with the majority of the students having 12-23 months work experience. On the contrary 44% ofthe batch students are freshers with 0 months work experience. The academic background of the batch is more diverse as compared to the 2018 batch. Students enrolled from 13 academic specializations including 8 subjects of science and 1 subject of arts stream.

Check the table below for further information:

Sector Background Percentage of students enrolled
IT 43
Sales and marketing 18
Manufacturing 13
Construction 5
Operation & Analytics 11
BFSI 4
R&D 1
Education 5

For MBA batch 2019, academic background of the students is illustrated in the table below: 

Academic Background Number of students enrolled
ECE 23
Mechanical & Industrial 21
CS/IT 19
Civil 5
BBA/B.Com 18
Maths/Physics 3
Biotechnology 3
Metallurgy/Chemical 2
Agriculture 2
Planning 1
Applied Psychology 1
English Literature 1
Food technology 1

IIM Amritsar Placements

IIM Amritsar Placements 2020 made a significant growth record as compared to previous year placements. With 50% rise in Highest domestic CTC,IIM Amritsar has retained 100% placement record. Given below are some of Placement 2020 highlights of IIM Amritsar:

  •  Average for top quartile increased from 15.51 LPA to 17.86 LPA.
  • The highest domestic CTC has increased 90% of yearly rise to INR 40 LPA.
  • The top recruiting secor of placement 2020 is consulting firms followed by BFSI.
  • Top recruiters include Aditya Birla Sun Life, L&T, Anand Rathi, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG.

IIM Amritsar Scholarships

IIM Amritsar offers few scholarships to meritorious students. Other than institutional scholarship IIM Amritsar students are allowed to opt for scholarships from Government agencies or other organisations. In that can IIM Amritsar scholarship facility will not be available.

  • For first year MBA students, IIM Amritsar offers scholarships based on performance in the admission process and previous academic record.
  • The second year students with minimum 2.96 CGPA will continue to have scholarship facilities.

Check: IIM Amritsar Scholarships

IIM Amritsar Faculty

IIM Amritsar faculty members have an average experience of 10-20 years in academic profile or industry work experience. Faculty include professionals like Amar Saxena who have more than 23 years of work experience. He has worked with leading corporates such as HSBC, Reliance Retail, TCS, Royal Bank of Scotland and ADP.

The faculty ratio of IIM Amritsar is currently at 1:12 that is quitle for the students. Mentored by IIM Kozhikode, IIM Amritsar struggles to create a healthy faculty ratio for better impact on the students. Check IIM Amritsar Faculty

IIM Amritsar FAQs

Ques. IIM Amritsar is a new institute. How far will it be accepted by the industry? It has a direct bearing on my future career prospects.

Ans. While IIM Amritsar is new, since its initial operations are being handled completely by IIM Kozhikode (IIMK), more than 18 years of IIMK's history of excellence in management education becomes directly available to IIM Amritsar. In due course of time, IIM Amritsar will undoubtedly evolve its own distinct character and reputation.

Ques. How long will IIM Kozhikode mentor IIM Amritsar?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) will mentor all activities at IIM Amritsar till it moves to its permanent campus (about three years later), or IIM Amritsar is able to handle these activities entirely on its own, whichever is earlier.

Ques. Who IIM Amritsar's MBA faculty members?

Ans. Recruiting full-time faculty is a fairly long process. During the mentorship period and while IIM Amritsar's own faculty members are being recruited, faculty members from IIMK and other reputed Institutions in India will be delivering the courses. This includes a few visiting and adjunct faculty selected by IIMK to meet their exacting standards. The overall design, quality and delivery of PGP courses will be of high standards and with direct involvement of IIMK.

Ques. What are the fees for PGP at IIM Amritsar?

Ans. The tuition fees for IIM Amritsar is fixed at Rs. 9 Lakhs for two years. Details of breakup will be given in the admission offer. Leading banks routinely offer educational loans at concessional terms as per Govt. of India guidelines for all IIMs including IIM Amritsar.

Ques. Has IIM Amritsar shifted to a permanent campus?

Ans. The classes will be conducted in the transit campus, in the Punjab Institute of Technology building, inside Government Polytechnic Compound at Amritsar. The transit campus is located close to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Campus. The process of setting up the permanent campus is in progress.

Ques. What kind of hostel facilities will I get in IIM Amritsar?

Ans. The Hostel facility on twin sharing basis will be provided separately for both boys and girls. The students will be staying at Ashberry Apartments with spacious rooms and excellent furniture, located at Vallah, near Verka Chowk, GT Road.

Ques. If I confirm my interest in IIM Amritsar, does it affect my position in other IIMs?

Ans. No.The admission offers in each IIM are independent of others, and therefore accepting or rejecting an offer from any other IIM will not affect your chances in IIM Amritsar, or vice versa.