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The IIMs are not only the top-ranked management institutes in India in numerous rankings and polls but they are also designated by the government as Institutions of National Importance. In India, there are 20 IIMs that provide MBA, PGP, PGDM, Executive MBA, and Fellowship programmes. 

Admission to the IIMs’ MBA/PGP programmes is based on the institutes’ Common Admission Test (CAT). GMAT scores are allowed for several EPGP courses. Check out the list of IIMs in India below.

Name of the IIMYear Of FoundationOfficial WebsitesRanks
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad1961Official Website1
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta1961Official Website2
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore1973Official Website2
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow1984Official Website7
Indian Institute of Management Indore1996Official Website6
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode1997Official Website4
Indian Institute of Management Shillong2008Official Website23
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak2009Official Website28
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur2009Official Website18
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi2010Official Website21
Indian Institute of Management Raipur2010Official Website15
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur2011Official Website33
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchilappari2011Official Website17
Indian Institute of Management Vishakhapatnam2015Official WebsiteNA
Indian Institute of Management Amritsar2015Official Website67
Indian Institute of Management Nagpur2015Official WebsiteNA
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya2015Official WebsiteNA
Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur2015Official WebsiteNA
Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur2015Official WebsiteNA
Indian Institute of Management Jammu2016Official WebsiteNA

IIMs are India’s top choice for 2-year MBA programmes, Managerial Executive Programs for working people, Doctorate Programs, and research. IIMs conduct a Common Admission Test, or CAT, for admission to their MBA or management programmes. The CAT is administered by IIMs once a year, in November.

Details about IIMs in India

  • IIMs are spread throughout the country and have the best curriculum, faculty, facilities, and training.
  • These universities are also recognised for their high-paying placement prospects in the private and public sectors.
  • Six of the 20 IIMs are ranked among the top ten management institutes in India by the NIRF-MHRD.
  • IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Calcutta are among the world’s Top 50 management education schools.
  • Admission to IIMs’ PGP/MBA programmes is based on CAT test scores, Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).
  • CAT and GMAT scores are accepted for shortlisting applicants for WAT/GD and PI rounds for Executive PGP courses.

Courses Offered By IIMs in India

Here is the list of the courses offered by the IIMs in India.

  • Postgraduate Programme in Management
  • Executive Postgraduate Programme
  • Integrated Postgraduate Programme
  • Fellow Programme in Management 
  • Certificate Executive Programme 
  • Five-year Integrated Programme

Top 5 IIMs in India: Seats, Fees and Rank

Candidates who are interested in applying for an MBA in an IIM can go through the list given below of the top 5. 

  • IIM, Ahmedabad

India’s top-ranked and oldest business school is the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. The institution, which was founded in 1961, has received international recognition for its different management programmes. Interested candidates can check out the course details and eligibility criteria in the table below. 

CoursesFeesEligibility Criteria
MBA/PGDMINR 10L – INR 23 LCAT & GATE with 50% in Graduation
Executive MBAINR 30.5 L
FPMGMAT & CMAT
CertificateINR 5.7 L
MMSINR 20LCAT with 50% in Graduation
  • IIM, Calcutta

In the MHRD-NIRF Rankings 2021, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta is rated third. IIM Calcutta was founded in 1961 and provides three management programmes: Full Time, Executive, and Fellow. The PGDM is the flagship programme of IIM Calcutta and the most popular among MBA candidates.

CoursesFeesEligibility Criteria
MBA/PGDMINR 23L – INR 24LCAT with 50% in Graduation
Executive MBAINR 13.5 L – INR 27 LGMAT
CertificateINR 6 L – INR 11 L50% in Graduation
  • IIM, Bangalore

The most well-known programme at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management. The Government of India has recognized the institute as an Institute of National Importance, and it is among India’s top five management schools. It has consistently placed in the top 50 in the world.

CoursesFeesEligibility Criteria
MBA/PGDMINR 19.1 L – INR 23.15 LCAT with 50% in Graduation
Executive MBA/PGDMINR 27.5 L50% in Graduation
CertificateINR 1.75 L – INR 10.35 L
PhDCAT & GATE with 55% in Graduation
  • IIM, Lucknow

In 1984, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow was founded. IIM Lucknow is the first IIM to open a satellite campus in another city, offering multiple PGP, EPGP, and Fellow programmes (Noida). It presently provides a variety of postgraduate and doctorate management programmes. The two-year, full-time, residential PGP is IIM Lucknow’s flagship programme, leading to the award of a PGDM degree upon completion.

CoursesFeesEligibility Criteria
MBA/PGDMINR 9.2 L – INR 19.25 LCAT with 50% in Graduation
CertificateINR 40K – INR 2.95 L50% in Graduation
Executive MBAINR 13.7 – INR 23.8 LCAT & XMAT with 50% in Graduation
FPMINR 4L- INR 6LCAT & GMAT with 50% in Graduation
  • IIM, Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, which was founded in 1997, has consistently grown in popularity and educational quality over the years, which is why it is rated 4th in the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2021, ahead of several top business schools that were founded much previously. PGP, EPGP, and Fellow programmes are available at IIM Kozhikode. The Government of India and the State Government of Kerala collaborated to build the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode in 1996. The institute is located in Kerela and covers an area of 112.5 acres. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 ranked IIM Kozhikode 6th out of 100 best management institutes in India.

CoursesFeesEligibility Criteria
MBA/PGDMINR 10L-INR 22.5 LCAT & EMAT with 50%-60% in Graduation
CertificateINR 85K – INR 5.35L50% in Graduation
Executive MBAINR 10LCAT & GMAT with 50% in Graduation
PhDCAT & GATE

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