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IIM Bangalore: Everything You Need To Know

IIM Bangalore Campus

IIM Bangalore is a leading graduate school of management in Asia. It was established in 1973 and is the third IIM in the country after IIM Ahmedabad and Calcutta. It offers a wide variety of PG, doctoral, certificate and short-term executive programmes to students in the field of Management. It is ranked 2nd by the NIRF ranking in the management category. It is one of the most prestigious institutes in the country and is recognized as an “Institute of National Importance”. This article talks about everything you might want to know about IIM Bangalore, from campus life to placements and everything else!

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Campus Life

IIM Bangalore, India’s a la carte business school is the dream of many MBA aspirants in the country. It is famous for its stone wall, sprawling lawns, wooden benches, and beautiful lush green campus. The journey to IIMB is a big hurdle but once crossed, the reward will never cease to amaze one. The place is home to many flora and fauna with rustling leaves and arching canopy on the well-maintained paths. IIM Bangalore is situated in Silicon Valley and IT-Capital of India.

MBA Entrance exams

The academic life of a student in IIMB is rigorous and demanding with classes starting from 9 in the morning to even 5:30 in the evening. Every student has to go to a class prepared with readings and assignments for a healthy discussion in class. The professors are legendary, one of the bests in the country, and the classroom is oozing with talent. The professors would ignite one’s curiosity and enrich their learning through their own experiences. These are excellent teachers whose teaching does not limit only to the four walls of the classroom. People from every walk of life come to do MBA there and each student has something unique to bring to the table. With a diverse pool of students, peer learning becomes an integral part of academic life. A normal day in a life of an MBA student is about working till ungodly hours, meeting deadlines, preparing for the next class, holding positions of responsibility, and attending guest lectures and workshops. There are around 30 clubs and committees in IIM Bangalore which has its own selection process for the junior batches. Each club and committee conducts various workshops, competitions and events through out the year. Such events provide an environment conducive to learning and keeps the students engaged in extra-curricular activities. The curriculum and teaching pedagogy puts heavy emphasis on learning from Industry stalwarts and hence various opportunities are provided to students to interact and learn from them. For the first-year students of PGP MBA, there are classes for the first four days of the week whereas Fridays and Saturdays are off. These days are not for leisure but are packed with club activities, events, and competitions. These act as a means to connect and network with people to build meaningful and long-term friendships. In the second year of PGP, students choose different electives based on their domains, and classes are held accordingly.

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IIM Bangalore is a place where you will be pushed beyond limits and tested on grit and determination every other day. It will transform you into a new person with potential you never knew existed.

Programs Offered in IIM Bangalore

There are many post graduate programs offered in IIM Bangalore, however their flagship programs is the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in MBA. The programmes offered in IIM Bangalore have duration of one year, two-year, and five-year phD. The table below shows everything you might want to know about the programmes.

IIM Banglore Cut-offs

IIM Bangalore admission is a two-step process. In the first step, candidates with valid CAT 2023 are shortlisted for the Writing ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates above minimum cutoffs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and having a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of the CAT exam are to be considered for the next stage.

Cut-offs For General Category

Cut-offs For EWS Category

Cut-offs For OBC Category

Cut-offs For SC Category

Placements in IIM Bangalore

Placements are an integral part of an MBA journey and placements at IIM Bangalore continue to grow every year, showing the quality of future leaders groomed in the institute. It has become a preferred place for recruitments and many prominent recruiters have shown their trust and faith in the institute. This section of the article shows the current placement situation of the institute.

MBA Entrance exams

IIM Bangalore Placement

Final Placement

The final placement season of 2022 witnessed roles being offered across a wide range of sectors. The sectors that recruited the maximum number of students were Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Consulting, Consumer Products & Retail (CPR) and Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT). Some of the top recruiters were Accenture Strategy, Amazon, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Kearney, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Paytm and Ernst & Young. The placement record of IIMB has been improving in the past years. The graph below shows the placement performance of the last three years.

Top Alums from IIM Bangalore

Peeyush Bansal

  • Designation: Co-Founder, Chief Executive & People Officer at Lenskart.
  • Salary/Net worth: Rs. 600 Crores
  • Year of Passing: He pursued the Management Programme for Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses (MPEFB) at IIM Bangalore in 2009.
  • Accomplishments: Bansal has won numerous awards for his work in the eyewear industry, including the 2018 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Retail and e-Commerce category. He has also been featured in several prominent publications, including Forbes, Business World, and The Economic Times.

Damodar Mall

  • Designation: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reliance Retail
  • Salary/Net worth: 5 Million
  • Year of Passing: He pursued a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in 1986
  • Accomplishments: Under Mall’s leadership, Reliance Retail has grown rapidly and is now the largest organized retail chain in India. He has also been honoured by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), with the “Excellence in Retailing” award in 2016. His Book named “Supermarketwala” also received a lot of recognition.

Deepak Ohri

  • Designation: CEO of Lebua Hotels and Resorts Co. Ltd
  • Salary/Net worth: 5 Million
  • Year of Passing: He did his Executive Education Programme from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in 1999
  • Accomplishments: He has been recognized globally as an award-winning entrepreneur and celebrated speaker, being featured speaker at the Forbes Global CEO conference and Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit, amongst many others. Ohri is also a guest lecturer at many prestigious business schools including Harvard Business School, Columbia University, NYU Stern School of Business, and MIT Sloan.

 Rajiv Srivatsa

  • Designation: co-founder and COO of Urban Ladder
  • Year of Passing: He pursued his MBA from IIM Bangalore in 2004
  • Accomplishments: He worked as a Senior Product Manager at Yahoo for four years where he was the recipient of the highest honor in Yahoo, “Yahoo! Superstar”. Earlier, he worked as an Account Manager (Consulting, BD, Business Analysis) at Cognizant Technology Solutions and as a Software Engineer. He recently started his Podcast called the OneLife Theory where he shares his learnings on happiness, careers, and startups. He is a passionate and ambitious man.

Sahil Barua

  • Designation: Co-founder and CEO of Delhivery
  • Year of Passing: He pursued his post-graduation in Finance from IIM-B Bangalore in 2008.
  • Accomplishments: He received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in 2021.

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