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 IIM||Year Of Foundation||Official Websites||Ranks|
|Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad||1961||Official Website||1|
|Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||1961||Official Website||2|
|Indian Institute of Management Bangalore||1973||Official Website||2|
|Indian Institute of Management Lucknow||1984||Official Website||7|
|Indian Institute of Management Indore||1996||Official Website||6|
|Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode||1997||Official Website||4|
|Indian Institute of Management Shillong||2008||Official Website||23|
|Indian Institute of Management Rohtak||2009||Official Website||28|
|Indian Institute of Management Udaipur||2009||Official Website||18|
|Indian Institute of Management Ranchi||2010||Official Website||21|
|Indian Institute of Management Raipur||2010||Official Website||15|
|Indian Institute of Management Kashipur||2011||Official Website||33|
|Indian Institute of Management Tiruchilappari||2011||Official Website||17|
|Indian Institute of Management Vishakhapatnam||2015||Official Website||NA|
|Indian Institute of Management Amritsar||2015||Official Website||67|
|Indian Institute of Management Nagpur||2015||Official Website||NA|
|Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya||2015||Official Website||NA|
|Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur||2015||Official Website||NA|
|Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur||2015||Official Website||NA|
|Indian Institute of Management Jammu||2016||Official Website||NA|
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.
|MBA/PGDM||INR 10L – INR 23 L||CAT & GATE with 50% in Graduation|
|Executive MBA||INR 30.5 L||–|
|FPM||–||GMAT & CMAT|
|Certificate||INR 5.7 L||–|
|MMS||INR 20L||CAT 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.
|MBA/PGDM||INR 23L – INR 24L||CAT with 50% in Graduation|
|Executive MBA||INR 13.5 L – INR 27 L||GMAT|
|Certificate||INR 6 L – INR 11 L||50% 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.
|MBA/PGDM||INR 19.1 L – INR 23.15 L||CAT with 50% in Graduation|
|Executive MBA/PGDM||INR 27.5 L||50% in Graduation|
|Certificate||INR 1.75 L – INR 10.35 L||–|
|PhD||–||CAT & 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.
|MBA/PGDM||INR 9.2 L – INR 19.25 L||CAT with 50% in Graduation|
|Certificate||INR 40K – INR 2.95 L||50% in Graduation|
|Executive MBA||INR 13.7 – INR 23.8 L||CAT & XMAT with 50% in Graduation|
|FPM||INR 4L- INR 6L||CAT & 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.
|MBA/PGDM||INR 10L-INR 22.5 L||CAT & EMAT with 50%-60% in Graduation|
|Certificate||INR 85K – INR 5.35L||50% in Graduation|
|Executive MBA||INR 10L||CAT & GMAT with 50% in Graduation|
|PhD||–||CAT & GATE|
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