Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

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Updated on: January 28, 2023 | 5:38 pm, January 28, 2023 | 5:38 pm

IIM Lucknow is the fourth IIM founded by the Government of India in 1984. The most sought after program of IIM Lucknow is MBA. The college also offers other degree courses like PGP-Agribusiness Management (ABM), PGP-Sustainable Management (SM), and PhD Courses.  For MBA shortlisting, the college considers CAT Score and Academics. Final merit list will be released after the completion of the Personal Interview Round. IIM Lucknow conducts Interviews for PGP ABM and PGP-SM along with the MBA interviews. IIM Lucknow MBA Admission process for MBA / PGP for the year 2023 will start in August 2022 with the onset of CAT application process. Check    

Further, IIM Lucknow also boasts of being the first IIM to have a satellite campus at Noida.  offers Executive MBA, International Program in Management for Working Executives (IPMX) and EFPM courses. IPMX Admissions are based on a / GRE score with 5 years of work experience after graduation. Apart from this, IIM Lucknow also offers Live Online / Open Programs at Lucknow and Noida Campus. Blended learning programs are offered in distance mode to upskill working professionals. Check

IIM Lucknow is a mentor to IIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur and also offered its mentorship to IIM Sirmaur till 2018. Moreover, IIML is also known for its remarkable placements with a decent ROI. The MBA fees at IIM Lucknow is INR 19.25 Lakhs and the average package of 26 Lakhs. The college has recently concluded the summer internship placements where the highest stipend at IIM Lucknow Summer Internship Placements witnessed an increase of 36% and a total of 567 offers were offered for a batch of 567 students. IIML attracted the highest stipend of 3.4 lakhs this year and the average stipend stood at 1.3, which also saw a growth of 18%.

IIM Lucknow Quick Facts

  • Mentor to Top B-Schools: The institute mentors the newly established , IIM Rohtak, and IIM Kashipur. The institute has also been the mentor to till 2018.
  • Ranking: IIM Lucknow PGP is the flagship program of the institute which is ranked 5th by the Outlook-ICARE in its 2021 rankings. In the newly released NIRF 2022 rankings IIM Lucknow bagged #6th rank. Check 
  • Faculty Vs Students Ratio: The faculty Vs Student Ratio at IIM Lucknow is 1:15. Out of 97 faculty members, 95 of IML faculty are PhD holders from top colleges and hold doctoral degrees in their respective fields. Read more IIM Lucknow Faculty.
  • Double Crowned International Accreditations: IIM Lucknow has successfully earned 2 international accreditations from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) & AMBA (The Association of MBAs). The accreditations have been accorded to its PGP, IPMX and WMP programs without any conditions attached.
  • MBA Selection Criteria 2023: For MBA 2023 admissions, CAT weightage has been reduced to 60% in the shortlisting process. The sectional minimum CAT percentile required for MBA admission will be 85 for PGP and 80 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM. Whereas the minimum overall CAT percentile required for admission is 90 for PGP and  85 for PGP-ABM & PGP SM. Check
  • High Placements: With a consistent 100% placement record, IIM Lucknow has maintained higher salary packages for its students. The highest salary for Placements 2022 (International) remained INR 61.59 lakhs and the highest salary (Domestic) is INR 58 Lakhs. Some of the top recruiters include Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Jio Platforms and top international recruiters were African Industries Group, Landmark Group, ZYNGA and many more.

The best thing about course is that a student from any field, be it science, commerce or arts, can pursue this 2 year masters degree course.

IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow is being ranked 6th among the  by the NIRF Top MBA colleges Ranking 2022. Recently, QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 placed the institute in 201-250 ranking, degrading from the earlier rank of 150-200. The table below shows IIM Lucknow Rankings by other institutes for the year 2021 and 2022:

Ranking Agency Rank
QS Global MBA Ranking 2022 201-250
NIRF 2022 6
Outlook-ICARE 2021 4 out of 25
QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 #150-200

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IIM Lucknow Courses

Course Details Selection Criteria
Duration: 2 Years
Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Decision Sciences, Communication, and Business Environment
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates belonging to reserved category)
CAT + WAT + PI
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Agri. Science/ Agricultural Engg. or allied subjects with at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ PwD)
2 years experience in Agriculture + CAT+ GD/ PI
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates)
2-year professional experience + CAT+ WAT and PI
 (Noida Campus) Duration: 2 years | Part-Time
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent academic pursuit (i.e., 10+2+3), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
3 Year Working Experience + GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE + WAT and PI
 (Noida Campus) Duration: 2 Years | Full Time
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA 
5 Year Working Experience + GMAT/ GRE + WAT and PI
  Duration: 4 Years | Full Time
Eligibility: Masters' Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks, OR Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 60% marks or equivalent grade point 
GATE/ GRE/ GMAT/ JRF/ SRF(UGC/ CSIR/ ICAR)
 (Noida Campus) Duration: 5 Years | Part-Time
Eligibility: Postgraduate Degree IIM Lucknow With 55% marks in case of Non-Engineering candidates and a Graduate degree with 65% marks for Candidates holding a B.Tech/ B.E Degree.
CAT/ GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ JRF (Qualified)/ PGPWE Entrance Exam Score.

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IIM Lucknow Admission Stories

Name CAT Percentile Work Experience Graduation score Link
Gaurav Jaiswal 98.34 Fresher 8.83
Mayank Dohare 91 Fresher 66.9

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IIM Lucknow MBA Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

Category VARC DILR Quant Overall
General PGP: 85
PGP-ABM: 80
PGP-SM: 80
PGP: 85
PGP-ABM: 80
PGP-SM: 80
PGP: 85
PGP-ABM: 80
PGP-SM: 80
PGP: 90
PGP-ABM: 85
PGP-SM: 85
EWS PGP: 77
PGP-ABM: 72
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-ABM: 72
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-ABM: 72
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 82
PGP-ABM: 77
PGP-SM: 77
NC-OBC PGP: 77
PGP-ABM: 72
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-ABM: 72
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 77
PGP-ABM: 72
PGP-SM: 72
PGP: 82
PGP-ABM: 77
PGP-SM: 77
SC PGP: 55
PGP-ABM: 55
PGP-SM: 55
PGP: 55
PGP-ABM: 55
PGP-SM: 55
PGP: 55
PGP-ABM: 55
PGP-SM: 55
PGP: 70
PGP-ABM: 65
PGP-SM: 65
ST PGP: 50
PGP-ABM: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-ABM: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-ABM: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 65
PGP-ABM: 60
PGP-SM: 60
PWD PGP: 50
PGP-ABM: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-ABM: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 50
PGP-ABM: 50
PGP-SM: 50
PGP: 65
PGP-ABM: 60
PGP-SM: 60

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IIM Lucknow MBA Batch Profile 2020-22

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IIM Lucknow Student Exchange Program

IIM Lucknow also offers International Exchange program to MBA students on board. For this, the college has collaborated with 35+ Business Schools located in Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania.

Some of the prominent students exchange partner institutions include McMaster University-Michael G Degroote School of Business, Canada; Kelley School of Business, USA; University of North Texas College of Business, USA; University of Akron, USA; Brock University, Canada; ESSEC Business School, France; NEOMA Business School, France; Turku School of Economics, Finland; ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, France; Bocconi University, Italy; University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; University of Hull, United Kingdom; Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece; Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium; Beijing Jiaotong University, China; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Singapore Management University, Singapore; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Lincoln University, New Zealand among others. 

IIM Lucknow Placements 2022     

IIM Lucknow Placements 2022 has been concluded. 491 students participated in the placement drive. 150 recruiters visited the campus. Major recruiters included Microsoft, Myntra, Winzo Games, Vodafone-ideas & many more. Recruiters came from various sectors. Consulting, Finance, General Management were the leading recruiting sectors. The placements highlights are mentioned below:

  • IIM Lucknow domestic highest salary: INR 58 LPA
  • IIM Lucknow international highest salary: INR 61.59 LPA
  • IIM Lucknow average salary: INR 31.03 LPA
  • Top 10% average salary: INR 51.21 LPA
  • Top 50% average salary: INR 38.20 LPA
  • Median salary: INR 29 LPA
  • Top recruiting companies: Accenture Strategy (34), Deloitte India (34)
  • Major domains: General Management, IT & Analytics
  • New recruiters: IBM, PharmEasy, Splash, TVS etc

IIM Lucknow Summer Placements 2023

IIM Lucknow recently concluded its 2023 summer internship placement drive. A total of 562 students received internship opportunities. Among them, 229 students received salary packages of INR 1.5 Lakhs per month & more. 517 students received salary packages of INR 1 Lakh per month & more.  Here are the highlights of the summer internship placement drive:

  • IIM Lucknow highest stipend: INR 3.40 Lakhs per month
  • IIM Lucknow average stipend: INR 1.30 Lakhs per month
  • Median stipend: INR 1.25 Lakhs per month
  • Top recruiters: Amazon (33), Accenture Strategy (32)
  • Major domains: Finance, IT & Analytics

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Which one is better: IIM Lucknow or IIM Indore? 

Particulars IIM Indore IIM Lucknow
NIRF Ranking 2022 7 6
Cut off  90 90
Average CTC INR 23.6LPA INR 31.03 LPA
Highest CTC INR 56.8 LPA

INR 61.59 LPA (International)

INR 58 LPA (Domestic)

Top recruiters PwC, Deloitte, Optum, BCG, Amazon, Cipla, MX Player, ACT Fibernet, Paytm, Microsoft, etc. Microsoft, Myntra, Winzo Games, Vodafone-ideas, etc.

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IIM Lucknow Scholarships

IIM Lucknow does not provide any scholarship to its students, instead, they provide financial assistance to deserving and needy candidates based on merits. One among them is the Need-based IIML Scholarship

  • The students whose spouse/ parents’/ self income is less than INR 4 Lakhs are eligible for this scholarship. The financial assistance would be in the form of a fee waiver and is subject to academic performance.
  • IIM-L has also partnered with the Central Bank, the State Bank of India, and Axis Bank to provide subsidized interest rates on loans availed by IIM-L candidates.

Though there are no institute-based scholarships, students still can avail a few government scholarships through its official website.

IIM Lucknow Faculty

The faculty members of IIM Lucknow are well-educated and highly-qualified in their respective fields. Out of the 97 faculty members, 95 hold a PhD degree and two of them have master’s awards in MBA.

  • In 2018, Mr. Prakash Singh received ‘Macro Research Award’ by the Reserve Bank of India. In addition to this, in the same year, Mr. Satyabhusan Dash received ‘Manubhai M Shah Memorial Award for Excellence in Commerce and Business Management’ award by the Indian Commerce Association.
  • In 2019, 10 of the faculty members received international awards by highly-reputed organizations like Amazon, Inchainge and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, Hult Prize Foundation, etc.

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IIM Lucknow Alumni

A notable alumni of IIm Lucknow are as follows:

  • Rajdeep Grewal: Townsend Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Amitabh Thakur: Social & RTI activist and IPS officer
  • Gayatri Iyer: Indian playback singer
  • Saurabh Arora: Writer of book ‘Unchaining Blockchain’
  • Taniya Biswas: Worked at TATA and IBM and and started Suta, a clothing brand

IIM Lucknow FAQs

Ques. What is the minimum CAT percentile to get into IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The minimum qualifying CAT cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow admission 2023 is similar to that of last year, i.e. 85 for General and OBC candidates. The minimum CAT overall cutoff stood at 90 percentile & sectional cutoff stood at 85 percentile.

Ques. How can I get a confirmed seat in IIM Lucknow?

Ans. There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through prior to getting selected for IIM-Lucknow PGP course. The first stage comprises appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs. Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on their performance in the CAT, scholastic achievement, and relevant work experience.

Ques. What is unique about IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow was the fourth IIM to be established. The institute is recognized as an “Institution of Excellence” by GoI. It offers various post-graduate programs (PGP), fellowships and executive programs in management. IIML is the first B-school in the IIM family to set up the education satellite for its second campus in Noida exclusively for the full-time MBA program. 

Ques. Is the IIM Lucknow campus really good for residential programs?

Ans. Spread over a lush campus of 200 acres,IIM Calcutta provides an ideal setting for learning. Along with academic inclination, the campus provides students with ergonomically designed buildings and well-manicured lawns. 

Ques. Is it really safe to do an MBA from IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The campus of IIM Calcutta is under the surveillance of security guards 24×7. Various precautionary measures are taken by the IIM Lucknow management beforehand so that the safety of the students is maintained.

Ques. Do I need to be an MBA to do FPM at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Not necessary. The course work of FPM at IIM Lucknow provides understanding of relevant fields of management. Different areas prefer students from diverse backgrounds to match the area requirement.

Ques. How are MBA placements at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. In recent placements held at IIM Lucknow for the PGP program. The highest salary for Placements 2022 (International) remained INR 61.59 lakhs and the highest salary (Domestic) is INR 58 Lakhs. Some of the top recruiters include Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Jio Platforms and top international recruiters were African Industries Group, Landmark Group, ZYNGA and many more. Read More: 

Ques. Does IIM Lucknow allow foreign nationals to apply for the program FPM?

Ans. Yes, the institute enrolls foreign nationals as well subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. However, the students will not be able to apply for financial assistance provided by the Institute. They also need to pay the tuition fee for the same. Check IIM Lucknow

Ques. What are the career options available after FPM at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. FPM stands for Fellow Program in Management. It is a doctoral degree with a duration of 4-years. This program is meant for training people for research and academics. After the completion of the degree, one can find jobs in academic institutions like IIMs, MDI, and XLRI. Many companies are concerned about research – to develop better solutions and methods to get a competitive advantage. Thus many companies have started their own research wings, like IBM, Deloitte, GE, etc.

Ques. How is IIM Lucknow Hostel?

Ans. There are two hostels on the campus with one person per room policy. The annual hostel fee for both boys and girls is the same which is INR 1.09 Lacs. The hostel premises at IIM Lucknow is well equipped with all the essential amenities. It offers space for accommodating around 1000 students and 75 faculties. The beautiful surroundings add an edge to the existing lifestyle. Check

Ques. Who are the leading recruiters at IIM Lucknow in the recent past years?

Ans. Some of the leading industry giants which have made their presence felt in the recent few years during IIM Lucknow final placements include Amazon, Accenture, Deloitte, Flipkart, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Investec, ICICI Bank, Uber and ITC among others.

Ques. Can I get into IIM Lucknow without a CAT score?

Ans. The only option to book a seat in IIM Lucknow is writing the GMAT and obtaining the valid sectional and overall score in it. The aspirant needs to write the GMAT exam and should score the minimum 670-715 score to be eligible for the different programmes. 

Ques. How can I check my IIM Lucknow shortlist PI Round?

Ans. To check the shortlist of IIM Lucknow, you can login at the institute’s admission portal and If you can see your name in the shortlist, you are required to download the call letter for PI and WAT. All the details regarding the subsequent rounds are provided in the call letter.

Ques. What are the components considered by IIM Lucknow in deciding the final shortlist?

Ans. IIM Lucknow final shortlist is decided based on the vital components such as Scaled CAT score, Class 12 marks, Graduation marks, Work experience, PI and WAT scores and Diversity factors including gender and academic discipline

Ques. Apart from the Lucknow campus, does IIM Lucknow operate in any other location?

Ans. In order to expand the realm of management education, IIM Lucknow has become the first IIM to set up a satellite campus at NOIDA in Delhi NCR region.The college operates the noida campus in order to impart Executive Education exclusively.

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