Centres Of Excellence

To focus on new and emerging areas of research and education, Centres of Excellence have been established within the Institute. These ‘virtual' centres draw on resources from its stakeholders, and interact with them to enhance core competencies



Faculty members at IIMB generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general.


IIMB Management Review

Journal of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

IIM Bangalore offers Degree-Granting Programmes, a Diploma Programme, Certificate Programmes and Executive Education Programmes and specialised courses in areas such as entrepreneurship and public policy.


About IIMB

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) believes in building leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education




The admissions department follows a well-defined and detailed admission process which judges candidates on a number of parameters since empirical research on recruitment and selection shows the efficacy of multiple criteria.

IIMB has found over the years that students who perform well in the academic programme are typically those who have a consistently good academic record during their school, high school and graduation level, besides exhibiting sufficiently high aptitude as measured by CAT (Common Admission Test of the IIMs)/GMAT. Therefore IIMB uses multiple parameters, namely academic performance in school, high school and graduation programmes as well as candidate’s scores in CAT/GMAT to judge the suitability of candidates for the PGP programme. Relevant work experience, if any, is also given weightage. The CAT/GMAT score, over and above being a selection criterion, is also used to establish the minimum level of proficiency that is expected from the candidate in respective faculties as indicated by section-wise minimum scores in the CAT/GMAT. Multiple criteria are used to arrive at a composite score for every candidate, which is used to select candidates for the subsequent stage.

Thus the CAT/GMAT score is one of the more important parameters. The CAT/GMAT score that is used as a cutoff varies from year to year. The admission process includes a personal interview, conducted through remote video conferencing for international students, and an assessment of writing ability.

There are two channels for admissions to the PGP: one for domestic candidates and the other for International candidates. The admission requirements and application processes for each channel are different.

International Admissions: 

International candidates are candidates holding foreign passports (including those of Indian origin).

Eligibility Criteria for applying as an International applicant:

The applicants should have

▪ a foreign passport

▪ a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (from at least a three year programme) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA/Grades from a recognized university/institute

▪ a valid GMAT/GRE (administered in test centre) score. The GMAT code for IIMB’s Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is Q9H-KK-49 and GRE code is 1675. Online GMAT/GRE score (exam taken at home) is not applicable for PGP 2024

▪ The test scores should have been reported to GMAC/ETS respectively before applying to IIMB.