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Best IIM Colleges - List of Top IIM in India 2022

Mahima Gupta
Mahima GuptaUpdated On: July 12, 2022 12:58 pm IST | CAT

Including the legendary A, B, and C of IIMs, there are a total of 20 IIMs in India offering world-class management education to the brightest managerial minds. Here’s some information about the top B-Schools currently operating in India.

The Top B-Schools in India - List of IIMs

IIMs in India are marked as the Institutions of National Importance by the government. Management education has become popular among young individuals, and today everyone wants to pursue either an MBA or a PGDM degree from the best IIM in India. Although candidates often tend to get confused between these two degrees. Business students need to comprehend the difference between MBA vs PGDM.

Interested applicants often go through the list of top IIMs in India and dream to grab admission to any of the IIMs because of the prestige and reputation attached to them. Apart from that, a higher return on investment (ROI), excellent faculty strength, and numerous opportunities offered to students not only through academics but also concerning extra-curricular activities, IIM fests, b-school competitions, etc. also attract a large number of candidates to compete for admissions at IIMs of the country.

Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) in India 

IIM Colleges in India train their students for the holistic development of the individual to equip them to face business challenges and maximize output through real-world situations, seminars, workshops, industry visits, interaction, etc.

The gateway to making it to the top IIM in India is through the most popular management entrance exam - Common Admission Test (CAT) which is conducted every year in November or December. The IIM Selection Process & Criteria varies from institute to institute. A majority of engineers opt for MBA courses at the post-graduation level. Based on the latest IIMs ranking, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Bangalore are the top management institutes in India.

However, with changing trends, it is observed that students from science, commerce, humanities, medical, and arts background also show a keen interest in management education. You can check the detailed CAT paper analysis here by CollegeDekho experts and also estimate your performance in the exam using the CAT Percentile Predictor here.

Best IIM in India

At present, there are a total of the top 20 IIMs in India that are functional. Each IIM offers a variety of courses to students and follows a rigorous admission process. Check the complete list of IIMs below along with their rankings among other management institutes in the country.

  • IIM Bangalore (IIM B)
  • IIM Ahmedabad (IIM A)
  • IIM Calcutta
  • (IIM C)
  • IIM Lucknow
  • (IIM L)
  • IIM Indore (IIM I)
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Shillong
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Nagpur
  • IIM Bodh Gaya (IIM BG)
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Vishakhapatnam (IIM Vizag)

S.No

IIM in India 

Location

Year of Est.

NIRF 2021 RankNIRF 2020 Rank

Courses Offered

1.IIM Bangalore (IIM B)Karnataka197322
  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management (PGPPM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management

2.

IIM Ahmedabad (IIM A)

Gujarat

1961

11
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP in Management)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Food & Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

3.

IIM Calcutta
(IIM C)

West Bengal

1961

33
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGP-PGDM)
  • Post Graduate for Executives (PGPEX-VLM) - a program specifically meant for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)

4.

IIM Lucknow
(IIM L)

Uttar Pradesh

1984

74
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • PGP in Agribusiness Management
  • International Programme in Management for Executives
  • PGP in Sustainable Management
  • Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
  • Working Managers’ Programme
  • Executive Fellow Program in Management (EFPM)

5.

IIM Indore (IIM I)

Madhya Pradesh

1996

67
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
6.IIM KozhikodeKerala199646
  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme - Kochi Campus
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Management Development Programme (MDP)
  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
7.IIM UdaipurRajasthan20111817
  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX)
  • Entrepreneurs Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Fellow Program in Management MDP for Women
8.IIM TrichyTamil Nadu20111715
  • Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
  • PGPBM
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
9.IIM RaipurChhatisgarh20101519
  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Executive Fellow Program in Management (EFPM)
  • Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM)
  • Post Graduate Programme for Working Executives (PGPWE)
10.IIM RohtakHaryana20102821
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for Executives
11.IIM ShillongMeghalaya20072330
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEx)
12.IIM KashipurUttarakhand20113333
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM)
  • Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for Executives
  • Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGPM)
13.IIM RanchiJharkhand20102158
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGEXP)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management
  • Executive Fellow Programme in Management
  • Fellow Programme in Management

14.

IIM Nagpur

Maharashtra

2015

4060
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

15.

IIM Bodh Gaya (IIM BG)

Bihar

2015

NANA
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

16.

IIM Sirmaur

Himachal Pradesh

2015

NANA
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

17.

IIM Amritsar

Punjab

2015

67NA
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

18.

IIM Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir

2016

NANA
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGDP)

19.

IIM Sambalpur

Odisha

2015

61NA
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

20.

IIM Vishakhapatnam (IIM Vizag)

Andhra Pradesh

2015

NANA
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Top IIM in India: Highlights

For students interested in attending one of India's IIMs, let's take a look at the IIMs and their respective ranks.

  • IIMs are spread all over the country & are ranked the highest in terms of faculty, pedagogy, infrastructure, & training.
  • If you are looking to take admission to PGP/MBA courses provided by the IIMs, it is done through the CAT exam score, Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) along with a Personal Interview (PI) session.
  • Famed for high-paying placements, these colleges provide opportunities in both the corporate and the government sectors.
  • 6/20 IIMs can be found in the top 10 of the NIRF-MHRD ranked best management institutes in India. Apart from these, there is also IIM Delhi, which was established in 2007 to provide PGDM course to aspirants. 
  • IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Ahmedabad are among the best 50 institutes for management studies globally.
  • For Executive PGP programs, CAT & GMAT scores are recognized for shortlisting of applicants for the WAT/GD & PI rounds.

IIM in India: Course Fees, Seats and Placement

IIM full form is the Indian Institute of Management, the most renowned institute for management in India. Aspirants who want to pursue MBA/PGP programme can find the IIM rankings along with their rankings and course fee below.

IIM Ahmedabad 

IIM-A or IIM Ahmedabad is one of the top-ranked institutes in India. According to NIRF rankings 2021, it has got the number 1 spot. 

IIM Ahmedabad

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

PGP in Management

385

INR 23 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 58.88 (Domestic) / INR 1.32 Cr (International)
  • Average CTC: INR 26.13

IIM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has been ranked among the top 50 management institutes in India.

IIM Bangalore

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

• Post Graduate Programme (PGP)

• Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management (PGPPM)

Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

430

INR 23 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 80 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 28.98

IIM Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has been ranked on spot three as per the MHRD-NIRF Rankings 2021.

IIM Calcutta

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGP-PGDM)

210

INR 23 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 87.36 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 34.2 LPA

IIM Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has been ranked 4th in the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2021 and offers various PGP, EPGP, and Fellow programmes. 

IIM Kozhikode

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Management Development Programme (MDP)
  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

375

INR 17.50 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 46.88 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 29.5 LPA

IIM Indore

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has been ranked 6th as per the MHRD-NIRF Rankings 2021. It is known for its best infrastructure, RIO, and quality education.

IIM Indore

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

• Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

• Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

• Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)

451

INR 16 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 70 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 25.01 LPA

IIM Lucknow

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow offers several PGP, EPGP, and Fellow programmes and has ranked 7th in the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2021. 

IIM Lucknow

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • PGP in Sustainable Management
  • PGP in Agribusiness Management

436

INR 14 Lakh

  • Highest CTC INR 35.04 LPA
  • Average CTC INR 21.05 LPA 

IIM Trichy

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli offers PGPM and FMP programmes and has been ranked 17th in the MHRD-NIRF ranking 2021.

IIM Trichy

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

• Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

• Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM)

180

INR 16.50 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 34 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 17.01 LPA

IIM Udaipur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur offers entrepreneurship, Executive, and fellow programme and has been ranked 18th as per the MHRD-NIRF Rankings 2021. 

IIM Udaipur

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

• Post Graduate Programme (PGP)

• Entrepreneurs Post Graduate Programme (PGP)

260

INR 20.00 Lakh

Highest CTC: INR 35 LPA

Average CTC: INR 17.5 LPA.

IIM Ranchi

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi offers PGDM in Human Resource Management, General Management, FPM, and Executive programmes. It has been ranked 21 in the  MHRD-NIRF ranking 2021.

IIM Ranchi

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management
  • Integrated Programme in Management

240

INR 16.30 Lakh

  • Highest Package: INR 29.75 LPA
  • Average Package: INR 14.69 LPA

IIM Shillong

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong offers PGP, PGPX, and FPM programmes. As per the NIRF IIM rankings, it has been ranked 23.

IIM Shillong

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

120

INR 14.60 Lakh

Highest CTC: INR 55.22 LPA

Average CTC: INR 23.10 LPA

IIM Rohtak

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak offers various Executive, Doctoral, and Diploma programmes. It has been ranked 28 in the NIRF rankings 2021.

IIM Rohtak

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

240

INR 16.10 Lakh

Highest CTC: INR 32 LPA

Average CTC: INR 16.06 LPA

IIM Bodh Gaya

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya was established in 2015 and is one of the newest IIMs in India. 

IIM Bodh Gaya

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

120

INR 12.94 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 30.50 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 12.36 LPA

IIM Kashipur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur offers flagship PGP and FPM programmes and has been ranked 33 in the NIRF rankings 2021. 

IIM Kashipur

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

210

INR 15.42 Lakh

Highest CTC: INR 28.82 LPA

Average CTC: INR 15.21 LPA

IIM Amritsar

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Amritsar has been ranked 67 in the NIRF rankings 2021 and offers only the PGP programme. 

IIM Amritsar

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

60

INR 13.20 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 25.21 lakh
  • Average CTC: INR 14.63 lakh 

IIM Visakhapatnam

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Visakhapatnam offers PGP, PGCEP, and FPM. 

IIM Visakhapatnam

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

60

INR 15.04 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 31.6 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 15.06 LPA

IIM Raipur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur has been ranked 15 in the NIRF ranking 2021and offers PGP, FPM, and EFPM programmes. 

IIM Raipur

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme (PGP)

210

INR 14.20 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 30 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 15.11 LPA

IIM Nagpur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur only offers a PGP programme and has been ranked 40 in the NIRF rankings 2021.

IIM Nagpur

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

130

INR 13.75 lakh

Highest CTC: 31.54 LPA

Average CTC: INR 15.21 LPA

IIM Jammu

 Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is one of the newly established institutes which offers PGP and FPM along with some open programmes in Executive Education. 

IIM Jammu

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

  • Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGDP)
  • Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

45

INR 15.56 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 32 LPA
  • Average CTC: 13.53 LPA

IIM Sambalpur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur offers PGP, executive, fellow, and flagship programmes.

IIM Sambalpur

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

120

INR 13.03 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 30 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 12.64 LPA 

IIM Sirmaur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur only offers a PGP programme and was established in 2015.

IIM Sirmaur

Seats

Course Fees

Placement

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP in Management)

60

INR 11.75 Lakh

  • Highest CTC: INR 26.50 LPA  
  • Average CTC: INR 12.74 LPA

Important Note: Aspirants must note that seat availability, course fees, NIRF ranking, and Placement packages at top IIMs in India are subject to change. Evey years figures are changed. 

IIM Colleges Courses in India

IIM Colleges in India offer a variety of MBA specializations that a student can opt for depending on their interest areas. Here is the list of courses provided by top IIMs in India.

Courses Available at IIMs in IndiaDetails

MBA/PGP

MBA and Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) are the main programmes being offered in top IIMs in India. The duration is of 2 years.

EPGP

EPGP (Executive Post Graduate Programme) is majorly for mid-level professionals having work experience of more than 5 years.

IPM

IPM (Integrated Programme in Management)

Is offered by IIM Rohtak, IIM Indore,  IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Ranchi, and IIM Jammu. The programme duration is of 5 years.

PGPX

PGPX (Post-graduate diploma programme) is offered by some of the top IIMs in India. It is i year programme mainly for graduates having some work experience

FPM

FPM (Fellow Programme in Management) is a doctoral programme which is offered by several IIMs in India. 

Unique Programmes

Several IIMs offer unique programmes such as IIM Indore offers 5-year Integrated Programme in Management and IIM Lucknow offers a Working Managers Programme of 3 years.

For instance, if one shows a keen interest in getting business for an organization, he/she can opt for MBA in Sales & Marketing. On another hand, someone who is good at coming up with new and innovative ideas can opt for MBA in Product Management or MBA in Strategic Management. Apart from the conventional ones, there are other upcoming and emerging MBA specializations that one can consider in the competitive world of today.

Plus, not all courses offered at top IIMs in India are for regular graduates. Many IIMs also offer part-time courses catered to working individuals who wish to add an IIM degree to their portfolio but can’t afford to quit their jobs in pursuit of a managerial degree.

So, if you are keen to make it to the IIMs, a six-month preparation time for CAT is ideal. Not only will you have to clear the CAT exam with a good percentile, but you will also need to excel in the other stages of admissions basis the CAT exam at the Indian Institutes of Management. You can check the individual CAT cutoff of all the IIMs here. 

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FAQs

What is the NIRF ranking of IIM Kashipur?

According to the NIRF rankings 2021, IIM Kashipur has been ranked at number 33.

What are the courses offered by IIM Banglore?


IIM Bangalore offers various courses like PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, and EPGPM.

Which is the best IIM in India?

According to the NIRF rankings 2021, IIM Ahmedabad is the best IIM in India with a number 1 ranking.

What courses are available at top IIMs in India?

Various courses offered by IIMs in India are MBA/PGP, EPGP, IPM, PGPX, FPM, and unique programmes.

What is the highest placement package offered by IIM Indore?

The highest CTC offered by IIM Indore is INR 46.88 LPA.

 

What is the selection process of IIMs in India?

Selection of all the IIMs will be done based on scores in the CAT exam. Besides this, some other factors such as performance in the personal interview, group discussion, and work experience will also be considered while selecting candidates.

What are the top three IIMS in India?

The top three IIMs in India are IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Calcutta.

How many total IIMs are in India?

There are 20 IIMs in India. Some of them are IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Trichy.

What courses are offered by IIMs in India?

IIMs in India offers a variety of post-graduation programs in management such as MBA, PGDM, and PGPM.

What is the IIM ranking of Indore by NIRF?

The NIRF ranking of IIM Indore in 2021 is 6 and it was 7 in 2020. You can check the NIRF rankings of all the other IIMs from here.

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