Know Your B-Schools – IIM Bangalore


Established in 1973, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) anchored in the Silicon Valley of India, is amongst the revered holy trinity of B-schools in India. Its biggest advantage is the college’s proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience. IIMB is also mentoring IIM Visakhapatnam which started its operations in September 2015. IIM Bangalore’s staff, faculty, students, and alumni contributed significantly to building this new Institute with solid foundations, one that from the outset has the quality and feel worthy of an IIM.

A feature that sets apart IIMB from other B-schools is the carefully selected mix of students with diversity enriching learning experience. IIMB also has the largest Student Exchange Programme amongst all management schools in India with several partner universities across North America, Europe, and Australia.

Programmes Offered

The long-duration post graduate programmes of the Institute comprise the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM); the one year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) and the Post Graduate Programme in Management.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) The flagship two-year, full-time, residential programme lays the foundation for understanding the business dynamics and concepts by one of the best mentors in country. The program is divided in 6 trimesters and is loaded with numerous engaging quizzes, assignments, case studies etc. which aids students’ practical knowledge

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) The Fellow Programme in Management is the globally recognized doctoral programme of IIMB committed to training individuals who will excel in their area of research by publishing quality work of international standard. It emphasizes on rigorous and inter-disciplinary research in all areas of business management and public policy, including Corporate Strategy & Policy, Decision Sciences, Economics & Social Sciences, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management, Production & Operations Management, and Public Policy.

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management (PGPPM) Introduced in 2002, by the Centre for Public Policy (CPP),this course integrates public policy and general management skills into a single programme. The PGPPM is packed with path-breaking insights about winning policy making and management strategies.

Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) The PGPEM is a 22-month diploma granting programme, where participants learn from world-class faculty, while strengthening their network through collaboration with peers when they stay at the beautiful campus for some time in a week. Designed for working mid-career and senior executives, the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) is tailored to integrate real-world experience with classroom learning.

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) The EPGP is an intensive one-year, full-time programme designed specifically for professionals with remarkable track records and 4 to 12 years of work experience in a wide range of industries. A key advantage of the EPGP is that the course work builds on the diverse and extensive work experience of the students.

Executive Education Programme (EEP) The Executive Education Programme (EEP) caters to a wide variety of organizations in government, the public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, with open and custom programmes ranging from two days to one year.

Key Student bodies of IIM B

The Students’ Affairs council (SAC) is the apex student body at IIM Bangalore which acts as a bridge between students and institute for all the activities. There are plenty of other committees and clubs in IIM Bangalore, a few of which are mentioned underneath

Anveshan: Anveshan, the adventure and mountaineering club of IIMB, helps students stay connected with nature, and enjoy a much-deserved break occasionally. The club organizes trekking and hiking expeditions, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, white water rafting, kayaking, cycling, bike trips and night safaris in Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.

Cultural Committee: The Student Cultural Committee (Culcom) is the pulse of campus life. Be it festivals or parties, Culcom adds color to events. ‘Unmaad’, one of the most popular cultural fests in the country, is organized by the same committee which witnesses many celebrities and singers participating every year.

Dress Club : Dress Circle is the film and photography club of IIMB. Apart from organizing movies and sports event screenings, the club tries to tap the talents of individuals in short films, photography and ad films.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (Enl): The Enl nurtures entrepreneurial talent in the IIMB Community. It works in co-ordination with NSRCEL and has co-hosted events such as a ‘Sharktank’ to nudge students into exploring their entrepreneurial dreams. Eximius hosted by Enl is one of the biggest entrepreneurship summits that happens in India

Forum of Industrial Interaction (FII) : Forum for Industrial Interaction (FII), the face of IIMB in the corporate world, is a student-run initiative. The 44-member team aims to promote interaction between academia, industry, and the government to complement and enhance learning at IIMB. Their flagship event is called vista which attracts participants from 150+ colleges and 60+ corporate enterprises

LitClub :LitClub offers you an opportunity to read, reflect and review. You can borrow bestsellers and classics (no subscription fee) and you can contribute to LitClub’s monthly newsletter ‘Bits, Bytes and Bakar’.

Women in Management: Women In Management aims at encouraging leadership in women through several activities such as talks, informal meets and mentoring. WIM not only provides them with a great opportunity to form better networks but also helps them understand the requirements that are pertinent to women in top management positions

Final Placement 2020 report

IIM Bangalore has completed the final placement process for PGP 2018-20 batch with participation from 120 recruiters from India and abroad. A total of 432 students participated in the process who received 518 offers. 3 students opted out of the placement process to pursue their own venture. As many as 216 Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) were extended to students of which 149 PPOs were accepted by the students. BCG emerged as the leading recruiter with 23 offers followed by Bain and Accenture with 20 and 18 offers respectively.

Below is a summary of the placement report:

Placement Snapshot Number of Students
Student Participated 432
Offers Received 518
Pre-Placement offers (PPos) Extended 216
Pre-Placement offers Accepted 149
Overseas offers 18
Student opted out of the placement process 3
Average salary offered 26.18 L

Below of a summary of the leading recruiters

Company Number of offers
BCG 23
Bain 20
Accenture 18
Amazon 16
AT Kearney 15
Mckinsey 14


Summer Placement 2019-2021 report

The suumer placements for 2019-2021 batch witnessed a participation from 100+ companies across industries and sectors. Most number of students got placed in management consulting firms followed by Sales and Marketing. Below is a quick summary of the summer placements for the batch 


Placement snapshot Number of offers
Total eligible students 441
Total offers made  446
Students opted out 4
Leading recruiters Amazon (24), Bain (19), Accenture (17)


Financial Assistance/Scholarships, Housing and Fee structure

Housing : IIMB consists of 10 hostel blocks, one executive block and the executive accommodation at the Management Development Center (MDC). All students are provided with accommodation on campus in well-appointed single room in the hostels. 24- Hour Internet connectivity, fully automatic washing machines, music room, and recreation room are standard features. Laundry and ironing services are also provided. There is also a student-run library, music club and store in the hostel premises.

Fee Structure The total fee for 2 years for the PGP programme is Rs. 23,00,000. The fees are exclusive of service taxes and other taxes. This would cover Tuition, Library, accommodation, insurance, Internet, course material and other insurance charges.  Additionally, students need to pay Rs.30000 for mess charges for each term.

Financial Assistance/Scholarships IIMB extends financial aid to students in need of financial assistance. The objective of the Financial Aid Policy at IIMB is to ensure that no student is deprived of an education at the institute for financial reasons. All PGP students with annual household income below INR 6,00,000 are eligible to apply for financial aid. Other students with severe financial difficulties arising from sudden unforeseen circumstances are also considered. The Financial Aid Committee undertakes a two-step process for deciding the number of awardees and quantum of aid. In addition to the Financial Aid, which is provided purely on the basis of financial need, PGP students also receive several Merit based or Merit-cum-Need based scholarships.

Notable Alumni of IIMB