Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore


Rank: 3

College: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore

Location: Bangalore

Year Established: 1973


Exam: CAT

Summary: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (also known as IIMB) is a public business school located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Founded in 1973, it was the third IIM to be established, after IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad. It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India and the Asia-Pacific region.

It offers Post Graduate, Doctoral and executive training programmes. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a two-year, full-time residential MBA programme is IIMB’s flagship programme. In addition to its main academic programmes, IIMB is also engaged in facilitating research, offering consultant services, conducting seminars and academic conferences and publishing journals.

IIM Bangalore Courses

Course Duration Degree Awarded
Post-Graduate Programme in Management 2 years (PGP)
Fellow Programme in Management 1 year (FPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management 2  years (PGPEM)
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management 1 year (EPGP)
Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy Management 2 years (PGPPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Aerospace and Aviation Management 1 year (PGPAAM)

IIM Bangalore Admissions

The admissions department follows a well-defined and detailed admission process. This process judges candidates on a number of parameters.

IIMB has found over the years that students who perform well in the academic programme are typically those who have a consistently good academic record during their school, high school and graduation level, besides exhibiting sufficiently high aptitude as measured by CAT (Common Admission Test if the IIMs)/GMAT. Therefore IIMB uses multiple parameters, namely academic performance in school, high school and graduation programmes as well as candidates’ scores in CAT/GMAT to judge the suitability of candidates for the PGP programme. Relevant work experience, if any, is also given weightage. Evaluation by multiple criteria is also consistent with empirical research on recruitment and selection that shows greater efficacy of recruitment processes that uses multiple criteria. The CAT/GMAT score, over and above being a selection criterion, is also used to establish the minimum level of proficiency that is expected from the candidate in respective faculties as indicated by section-wise minimum scores in the CAT/GMAT. Multiple criteria are used to arrive at a composite score for every candidate, which is used to select candidates for the subsequent stage.

Thus the CAT/GMAT score is one of the more important parameters. The CAT/GMAT score that is used as a cutoff varies from year to year. The admission process includes a personal interview, conducted through remote video conferencing for international students, and an assessment of writing ability.