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IIM Lucknow : Campus, Cutoff, Placement, Alumni & More

IIM Lucknow – Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 

Fourth in line after IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Bangalore, the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was established in 1984. It was the first IIM to set up a satellite campus solely for Executive Education (Noida). The institute has constantly been ranked among the top B-schools in India. It was ranked 6th in the NIRF Rankings 2022, and 4th in the IIRF Rankings 2023. Listed among the Tier 1 institutes in India, IIM Lucknow is undoubtedly a favored destination for MBA aspirants. Keep reading to get to know more about the institute.

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Campus Life at IIM Lucknow

Situated in Lucknow, a city known for its rich cultural heritage, the IIM Lucknow campus spreads across 200 acres. A unique feature of the campus is that all the major wings on campus have been named in Sanskrit. For example, the library is named ‘Gyanodaya’, the administration building ‘Samadhan’, and the faculty building ‘Chintan’. All in all, there are six major wings on campus. One of the most beautiful campuses in India, the IIM Lucknow campus is picturesque, like something out of a fairy tale, with a mix of both modern and traditional elements.

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The campus has numerous scenic spots that are highly popular among ‘Hellites’. This is how the students of IIM Lucknow fondly refer to themselves. Of course, the ‘Hell’ from Hellites is meant to refer to IIM Lucknow. During the two years at IIM Lucknow, the library becomes your best friend. It is where you spend hours on a stretch, stressed out of your mind preparing for the next class, or the upcoming exams. When you get numb from cramming, you come out to recharge yourselves. Established in 1984, the campus has many scenic spots with lots of green natural beauty. For example, there is the Fauji, a preferred hangout spot, with green meadows on one side and a few general stores and Dosa Aunty on the other. Dosa Aunty, the campus eatery is another place you can find students coming to refresh.

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If you were in the mood for some soul-searching and looking for a place away from the crowd, then Medusa is the place for you. The spot is referred to as Medusa because of the huge statue of a woman resembling the Greek mythical character, Medusa. The statue is surrounded by a picturesque garden and fountain. Titanic is where you can find all the party animals and the Computer Centre or CC as it is better known, is where you would go to discuss group projects and take print-outs, At the mess, you get to fill your stomachs with cheese or chicken Maggi, eggs, chicken biryani, or aloo cheese toast among other delicious options.

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The hostels at IIM Lucknow, at least the newer ones, have been designed on the green-building concept. They are equipped with differently-abled friendly features such as ramps. Generally, Hellites get to have a room to themselves with amenities such as a table, chair, bed, bookshelf, cupboard, and fan. There are dedicated washing machines for each dorm. Manifest-Varchasva, IIM Lucknow’s annual cultural, business, and sports fest with more than 40 events and participants from numerous colleges around the country is much awaited by all. At the Leader’s Express events elite corporate executives and thought leaders share their insights and experiences.

You might have been the smartest in your class. However, at an IIM or any one of the top B-schools in India, there is always someone as smart as you, and unfortunately, numerous that might be smarter than you. When you first enter IIM Lucknow, you get pulled into the rat race. Out of their comfort zones, Hellites, spend the initial months trying (and failing) to balance their lives. IIM Lucknow might not teach you to be better than everyone else. But it teaches you how to fight. It teaches you to be better than you once were. The academic requirements of the program are extremely rigorous, preparing you for the challenging corporate life.

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Your friend and study groups are what will help you survive through the next two years. They are who will come to your rescue when you are overwhelmed with assignments, deadlines, and exams. Their invitations for late-night walks or a cup of coffee will be your life-saving grace. The shared comforts and random discussions pull you away from thoughts of failure and self-doubts. There are more than 20 clubs and committees on campus. They organize numerous conferences, events, and competitions throughout the year.

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The memories of rigor and challenges that you went through at IIM Lucknow, and the knowledge that these challenges helped shape you into a more capable version of yourself will bring you a sense of achievement and pride. IIM Lucknow is not just about placements. It teaches you to keep pushing your limits. That you are strong enough to handle the challenges. It teaches you to hold on despite everything dragging you down. Get up, brush away the dust, and keep climbing every time you fall on your way to achieving the peak of your dreams.

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Programs Offered at IIM Lucknow:

The institute offers numerous programs at postgraduate, doctoral, and executive levels. The PGPM, IPMX, and WMP programs offered by the institute have been awarded AMBA accreditations. The tables given below will discuss all the programs offered by IIM Lucknow in more detail.

Post Graduate Programs

Post Graduate Programs for Executives

Fellow Programs

IIM Lucknow Cutoffs

IIM Lucknow has a two-step admission process. The first phase involves shortlisting based on CAT scores. The academic background, work experience (if any), and achievements are considered in the next step before the selected candidates move on to the WAT-PI round. Then, with the declaration of the final list of candidates, the uncertainty and anxiety haunting the aspirants are finally laid to rest. Here, you can find the category-wise overall and sectional cutoffs of IIM Lucknow to help you identify if you might have a chance to be shortlisted for the next rounds.

Cutoffs For General Category

Cutoffs For EWS Category

Cutoffs For OBC Category

Cutoffs For SC Category

Cutoffs For ST & PwD Categories

  • PwD students get calls if they clear sectionals as well as the Total cutoff
  • Sectional is 50+ in each and the total is 60+
  • ST students also need to do the same as PwD students. which is to clear sectionals and overall cutoff 60 to get a call. But more the percentile, the easier it would be to convert.

Key Placement Highlights Over the Recent Years

Final Placements


The 2022 final placement process at IIM Lucknow witnessed recruiters from both domestic and international firms. Leading recruiters from Accenture, BCG, HSBC, Adobe, Microsoft, P&G, PUMA, Paytm, Deloitte, and more than 150 other companies offered placements for a wide variety of roles in domains such as Consulting, Finance, General Management, IT & Analytics, Operations, and Sales & Marketing. There was a 19.3% rise in the average CTC and a 23.4% rise in the Median CTC.

The graphics given below tracks the placement highlights of recent years.

Key Placement Highlights Over the Recent Years


The final placement process for the 7th batch of the PGP-SM program of IIM Lucknow was successfully conducted for the 33 students who participated. More than 25 recruiters participated in the process of which the prominent recruiters were Accenture Strategy, Trident, Zee Entertainment, KPMG Global, Ernst & Young, Essar Capital, Fourth Partner Energy, and IndusInd Bank among others. The statistical placement highlights were as follows.

Highest CTC: INR 66 LPA

Average CTC: INR 30.44 LPA

Median CTC: INR 28LPA

35% of the roles were offered in the IT/ITES sectors. This was followed by 12% each in Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Consulting and 4% in EdTech.

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The final placement process for the Class of 2023 of the IPMX program at IIM Lucknow had 30+ companies extending offers to 91 students who participated in the process. The statistical placement highlights were as follows.

Median CTC: INR 26.62 LPA

Average CTC: INR 26.47 LPA

Axis Bank, HSBS, Ernst & Young, Jio Platform Lts, L&T Infotech, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, ElasticRun, and ICICI Bank were among the other prominent recruiters.

Summer Placements

The summer placement process for the 2022-2024 batches of PGP and PGP-ABM witnessed the participation of 566 students and more than 150 recruiting firms. Together they extended 570 offers across the BFSI, IT, E-Commerce, Technology, GMCG, Telecom, Digital Media, Consulting, and General Management sectors.

Highest Stipend: INR 3.50 Lakhs/month

Average Stipend: INR 1.41 Lakhs/month

Median Stipend: INR 1.50 Lakhs/month

The prominent recruiters on campus were Accenture, Amazon, BCG, Bain & Company, PwC, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, MasterCard Advisors, Ernst & Young, Pidilite, Kearney, American Express, JSW, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Procter & Gamble, Vedanta, Aditya Birla Group, and Hindustan Unilever Limited. among others.

Top Alumni of IIM Lucknow

Sangeeta Prasad

IIM Lucknow Alumni
Sangeeta Prasad
  • Designation: Group CEO at Runwal Developers Pvt. Ltd.; Independent Director at JSL Lifestyle Limited
  • Graduation Year: She was a graduate from the 1992 batch of the PGDM program at IIM Lucknow
  • Salary: INR 90 Lakhs – INR 102 Lakhs
  • Accomplishments: She was the former MD & CEO of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited and also a member of the Group Executive Board at Mahindra Group.

Taniya Biswas

IIM Lucknow Alumni
Taniya Biswas
  • Designation: Founder of SUTA; A sustainable clothing brand working with more than 1400 weavers across India.
  • Graduation Year: She graduated from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in 2013.
  • Net Worth: Suta is known to be worth over INR 50 crores.
  • Accomplishments: She was recently awarded the Indian Affairs Co-Founder’s Innovation Award in the luxury brand category. ET Inspiring Women Awards also recognized her as an Impact Creator in Handcrafted Fashion.

Roopa Satish

IIM Lucknow Alumni
Roopa Satish
  • Designation: Country Head, Sustainable Banking and CSR; Head, Portfolio Management and Decision Science – IndusInd Bank
  • Graduation  Year: She graduated from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in 1992.
  • Salary: INR 40 Lakhs – INR 70 Lakhs

Kavish Gadia

IIM Lucknow Alumni
Kavish Gadia
  • Designation: Founder, Stones2Milestones Group; Co-Founder and Director of Freedom
  • Graduation Year: He graduated from IIM Lucknow with a PGDM in 2005.
  • Accomplishments: He is currently also serving as a Managing Trustee at Amrit Vidyalaya

IIM Lucknow Alumni From iQuanta

1. Mouzzam Ali

IIM Lucknow Alumni from iQuanta

2. Tanya Jain

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How can iQuanta help you get into IIM Lucknow?

With a community of more than 3,00,000 aspirants, iQuanta is one of India’s leading e-learning platforms preparing students for one of the toughest entrance exams in India, the CATs and OMETs. iQuanta aims to provide an enhanced learning environment by offering the students just what they need to better prepare for the exams. Taking into consideration the various inconveniences that might be faced by an aspirant during their preparations iQuanta has come up with unique features to overcome these challenges.

The 24/7 Doubt Solving mechanism of iQuanta ensures that any doubt raised by a student is answered within 15 minutes. This is made possible through iQuanta’s Facebook groups and the emphasis on Peer-to-Peer Learning. Students are encouraged to help solve each other’s doubts and share preparation tips. They get to prepare for the CATs together as a community.

Aware of the significance of constant practice in preparing for CATs, iQuanta has made available more than 8000 practice questions as soon as a student enrolls for the course. In addition, 20 CAT mocks, 30 sectionals, and 15 Non-CAT mocks can be accessed by the students on iQuanta’s dashboard. An assignment is also unlocked on the dashboard after every session of QA, LRDI, and VARC.

At iQuanta, you get everything you need, want, and more to prepare for one of the toughest exams to crack in India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. IIM Lucknow does offer scholarships based on their academic performance.

The following programs are offered at the satellite campus of IIM Lucknow.

  • International Program in Management for Executives (IPMX)
  • Post Graduate Program for Working Executives
  • Post Graduate Program in Sustainable Management (PGP -SM)
  • Executive Doctoral Program


Yes. IIM Lucknow does offer more than 45 online programs for working professionals.

Yes. IIM Lucknow have a student exchange program.

Yes IIM Lucknow does have sectional cut offs.

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