Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM L)

by 104 Pratham Gulati 179 April 16, 2024

IIM Lucknow: In the field of management education, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), have made the highest benchmark within the country owing to their pedagogy, reputation and rich heritage. Among these esteemed institutions, IIM Lucknow holds a distinguished position. IIM Lucknow is a part of top IIMs within the country , famously referred as IIM BLACKI which is an acronym for- IIM Bangalore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Kozhikode and Indore. In this blog we will have a detailed exploration of this coveted and highly reputed institute discussing the courses offered, exams accepted, fees and the notable alumni.

IIM Lucknow Highlights

IIM Lucknow , situated in the historic city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is the 4th IIM to be established by the Government of India in 1984. Since then it has maintained a legacy of excellence in management education, research and consultancy. The institute takes in pride by having accreditions from prestigious bodies like AACSB and AMBA, showcasing its commitment to high quality education and global standards. IIM Lucknow is the first IIM that has started its satellite campus at Noida in Delhi NCR in 2005.

IIM Lucknow's campus is spread across a sprawling area of 185 acres of land, making it not only one of the most beautiful campuses within country, but also providing an enriching environment for academic and personal growth. There is availability of air-conditioned hostel rooms, sports complex, labs, library and cafeteria .

The prestigious institute is ranked 5th in India and 85th globally as per FT Global 2024 rankings. Moreover it was also ranked 6th by NIRF 2023 and 6th by IIRF 2024. IIM Lucknow has always maintained consistency with 100% placements and high packages from both domestic and international companies. Additionally, the institute also provides international experience and exposure to its students by organizing exchange programs and competitions in 35+ Business schools located all over the world.

 IIM Lucknow Courses Offered 

There are majorly three types of programs offered with various sub-categorization among them-

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

This is the flagship two-year full time-residential programme crafted to develop professional managers instilled with strong conceptual fundamentals and skills to manage big businesses. It touches upon all fields of managements like marketing, finance, operations, sales , HR etc. The 4 types of PGPM programs are-

  • PGPM General
  • Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management ( PGP- ABM)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management ( PGP-SM)
  • Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( MBA- E& I)

Executive Programs

These programs cater to mid career professionals who seek to enhance their managerial knowledge and skills through formal management education while continuing their current businesses or jobs. These programs are taught at satellite campus situated in Noida. The two programs provided include-

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (WMP)
  • International Programme in Management for Executives ( IPMX)

Fellow Programs

These doctoral level programs aim to nurture scholars and researchers in various management domains. It again has two choices-

  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)

IIM Lucknow Accepting Exams

A table below shows the list of exams accepted by IIM Lucknow for its various courses-

CoursesExams Accepted

Also Read, IIM Lucknow Placements


IIM Lucknow Fees

Courses Fees
MBA/PGDM20.75 Lakhs
Executive MBA/PGDM11- 26 lakhs
Fellow Programs5- 7.5 Lakhs
Certificate Courses93 thousands- 4.4 Lakhs

IIM Lucknow Alumni

IIM Lucknow boasts of a rich alumni network comprising distinguished personalities who have excelled in various fields including not only business and entrepreneurship but also government and social sectors. Some notable alumni include-

Rajdeep Grewal

An award-winning researcher, Rajdeep Grewal is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Marketing Research.

Taniya Biswas

Taniya forayed into business at IIM-L itself through a venture that she started with her friends, a beauty salon called HeadToToe

Roopa Satish

Roopa Satish is the Country Head:Institutions & Investment Banking at Indusind Bank Ltd. She joined IIM Lucknow to specialize in Finance and Marketing. Post IIM-L, she chose the field of banking to develop her career.

Shreya Sachdev

Shreya, the Head of Marketing & Strategy at Puma, pursued an MBA from IIM Lucknow. She worked extensively in the FMCG sector at McKinsey and joined PUMA in 2019 to lead Strategic Initiatives.

Kavish Gadia

Kavish Gadia, an alum of IIM Lucknow started out his career as a consultant in KPMG. He had business consulting assignments in various sectors such as Consumer Markets, Business Process Outsourcing, Media & Entertainment, Telecom, Financial Services and Infrastructure.

Nitin Seth

Nitin Seth is an Indian tech entrepreneur and author who was the COO of Flipkart. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Incedo, a US-based digital transformation services and platforms provider

Gayatri Iyer

Gayatri Ganjawala is an Indian playback singer, primarily in Bollywood. She landed up with the part of Princess Anjuli in the West End of London musical production of M. M. Kaye's The Far Pavilions, which opened in the summer of 2007.

Amitabh Thakur

Amitabh Thakur is an ex-Indian Police Service officer and a political activist. He was given compulsory retirement in March 2021. He was working as IG Civil Defence at that time.

IIM Lucknow FAQs

What is the NIRF ranking of IIM Lucknow?

IIM Lucknow got 6th rank in NIRF 2023 rankings.

Are there opportunities for international exposure at IIM Lucknow?

Yes, IIM Lucknow offers several international exchange programs, summer internships and seminars to help students gain valuable global perspective and experience.

Which courses are offered by IIM Lucknow?

The institute offers two year post graduate programs (PGPM), Executive MBA, Doctoral program and many certificate courses.

What are various specializations of MBA offered at IIM Lucknow?

The various specializations offered are-PGPM General, PGP Agribusiness Management ( PGP- ABM), PGP Sustainable Management ( PGP-SM) and Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( MBA- E& I).

What is the fees for MBA/ PGPM program at IIM Lucknow?

The fees for the PGPM program and its specializations is around 20.75 lakhs.


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