Bengaluru, Karnataka

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B)

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) was established in 1973 in Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, with the support of GoI, GoK & Industry members. It is one of the most sought-after B-schools and a dream for MBA aspirants in India and across the globe. IIMB has the status of INI which means it is an Institute of National Importance making it a premier institute. It was founded in 1973 after IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta.

IIMB goes by the motto ā€˜Tejasvi nāvadhÄ«tamastuā€™, which is a Sanskrit declaration meaning; Let our study be enlightening. It offers multiple courses and degree-granting programmes including a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), MBA, executive programmes, etc.

About 1200 students enrolled in different degree-granting courses at IIMB, 108 full-time faculty members, and close to 5000 participants in executive education each year comprise IIMB. Their institute states that its goal is to become a globally recognised, prestigious academic institution that supports business, government, and society by promoting excellence in management, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
They have the extra benefit of combining classroom learning with real-world experience since IIMB, which is situated in the high technology capital of India, is near some of the top business houses in the nation, from consumer goods to information technology.

IIM Bangalore: Courses

For all the school's curricula, instruction is conducted in English. The following academic courses are available from IIMB.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    Duration: 5 years

    Eligibility: Masterā€™s Degree

    The goal of the IIMB Doctoral Programme is to produce highly qualified researchers who can publish their work at an international level.

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

      Duration: 2 years full time

      Eligibility: Bachelorā€™s Degree

      PGP is now rated 31st in the Financial Times ranking for 2022, making it one of the highest-ranked courses in the world. The PGP is intended to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to advance to responsible global management positions. The foundation of the PGP is the idea that exceptional business leaders are not mass-produced, but rather are raised and grown in an environment that is user-friendly, practical, and application-oriented.

      Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

        Duration: 2 years full time

        Eligibility: Bachelorā€™s degree

        531 students are currently enrolled in this programme for the year 2023. The goal of the multidisciplinary Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics is to prepare students to address challenges in society and business. Through the curriculum, students will be able to define issues using analytical tools and methodologies to find patterns, obtain new perspectives, create business strategies, and aid in decision-making.

        Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP)

          Duration: 1 year fulltime

          Eligibility: Bachelorā€™s degree

          The EPGP is a rigorous, full-time, year-long residential course for seasoned professionals that aims to improve the competencies required for senior management positions and other responsible roles. The course is extensive, demanding, and focused on the world. This program's goal is to develop future leaders capable of navigating the fast-paced business world.

          Post Graduate Program in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) - MBA

            Duration: 2 years programme for working professionals

            Eligibility: Bachelorā€™s degree + Minimum 4 years of work experience after graduation

            PGPEM is intended for working professionals at the intermediate and senior levels. In addition to learning from top-notch instructors, participants' networks are expanded through peer cooperation during the weekend sessions held on campus.

            Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management

              Duration: 40-week Modular and Hybrid Program

              Official email for admission:Ā

              The redesigned PGPPM is a 40-week hybrid and modular PG Diploma curriculum given by IIMB to improve policymakers' and administrators' efficiency, leadership, and management abilities. Participants in the curriculum must also present a thorough policy paper that highlights the lessons they have learned and applies them to a sensitive policy topic. In modules 2 (8 weeks) and 4, participants stay on campus, whereas modules 1 and 3 take advantage of IIMB's powerful MOOC platforms. The programme structure page contains further programme details at

              IIM Bangalore: Admission


              Admission to PhD in various specializations at IIMB is conducted through GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET), IIMB Test

              Regular MBA/MBA(BA)

              Over the years, IIMB has discovered that students who perform well in the academic program are usually those who have demonstrated a high level of aptitude as determined by the CAT (Common Admission Test of the IIMs)/GMAT, in addition to having a consistently good academic record throughout their school, high school, and graduation level. Thus, to determine whether applicants are qualified for the PGP course, IIMB considers several factors, including the candidates' CAT/GMAT results and their academic standing during their time in school, high school, and graduate programs. If there is any, relevant job experience is also taken into consideration.

              EPGP (Executive MBA)

              A valid GMAT or GRE score - The GMAT / GRE Score should be valid as of the date of application submission in each round. It is mandatory to submit an Official Scorecard/Test Taker copy (if the Official Scorecard is not yet received) along with the application. Online GMAT/GRE score (exam taken at home) is not applicable for EPGP 2024.


              Applicants require a valid CAT, GMAT, GRE or IIMB Test score as of the date of application submission to be considered for IIM BangloreĀ admission. The application fee is Rs. 1500.

              Also Read, IIM Banglore Placements

              IIM Bangalore: Fee Structure

              The fee structure for the general MBA program offered by IIM Bangalore is as follows:

              Fees for 2 yearsRs. 24,50,000
              Caution Deposit (General)Rs. 15,000
              Caution Deposit (Hostel)Rs. 5,000
              Mess advance (each term)Rs. 30,000
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              IIM Bangalore: Rankings

              • IIMB was ranked #2 among management schools by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2023.
              • The QS Global MBA Rankings 2024 ranked it #48 in the world and #8 in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2024: Asia.

              Notable Alumni from IIM - B

              The notable alumni of IIM Bangalore include:

              1. Sameer Suneja (Youngest CEO Appointed of Indian origin in 2013 associated with Perfetti Van Melle)
              2. Ashish Goel (Co-founder Urban Ladder)
              3. Vipul Parekh (Co-founded BigBasket)
              4. Malavika Harita (Founder Saatchi and Saatchi Focus)
              5. Ravi Subramanian (An author and noted columnist)
              6. Harish Mittal (Founder and MD of Camellia Clothing Ltd.)
              7. Sahil Barua (Co-founder and CEO of Delhiveryā€™s)
              8. Saumil Majumdar (Co-founder, CEO, & MD of EduSports)
              9. Aswath Damodaran (Kerschner Family Chairperson in Finance Education & Professor of Finance, New York University)
              10. Deepak Ohri (Founder and CEO of Lebua Hotels and Resorts)
              11. Gopal Krishna Nayak (Director at IIT Bhubaneshwar)
              12. Hasmukh Adhia (IAS Officer and former Finance Secretary and Revenue Secretary of India)
              13. Raghavendra Rau (Co-founder of Cambridge Centre for Alternate Finance and past President of European Finance Association)
              14. Souvik Sengupta (Co-founder of Infra)

              Notice: The material in this blog is current as of the time it wasĀ  written, but it might change at any time. Kindly consult the officialĀ  website of IIM Bangalore at for up-to-date information and comprehensive instructions.


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