Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow


Rank: 5

College: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow

Location: Lucknow

Year Established: 1984

Exam: CAT

Summary: The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (abbreviated IIM-L) is an autonomous public business school located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was established in 1984 as the fourth Indian Institute of Management (IIM) by the Government of India. IIM Lucknow offers post-graduate diploma, fellowship and executive programs in management. It is recognised as an “Institution of Excellence” by the India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is ranked among the top 5 B-schools in India. IIM Lucknow also serves as the mentor institution for the newly established IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur.

The institute is situated in a 200-acre site in the northern outskirts of Lucknow. It has a satellite campus at Noida exclusively for executive education. The admission for the post graduate and fellowship programmes is done through Common Admission Test(CAT), while GMAT score is used for the executive MBA program. The programs are accredited by the Global accreditation body AMBA. The institute has tie ups with 24 leading B-schools across the world for student exchange. Many management events, competitions, cultural and sports events are organised by various committees throughout the year.

Courses at IIM-L

Course Duration Degree Awarded
International Programme in Management for Executives 1 year (IPMX)
Working Managers’ Programme 27 months (WMP)
Fellow Programme in Management 4  years (FPM)

Admission to IIM-L

Admission to the post graduate programs and fellowship program is done through the Common Admission Test (CAT), which is jointly conducted by the IIMs in the month of November every year. Applications are shortlisted based on CAT scores, scholastic achievement and work experience. The weightage given for each of these components varies each year. The candidates are called for group discussions and personal interviews, conducted in various cities of India in the months of February and March. The final selection is based upon the performance in CAT, scholastic achievement, work experience and performance in group discussion and personal interview. Admissions to the IPMX program are done based on GMAT score, work profile and personal interview.