Considered to be the top management school of India, and one of the toughest B-school in the world to get into, the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore was founded in 1973 and boasts of its prestigious and highly rigorous curriculum. The program nurtures world-class managers by exposing them to real life unstructured situations along with analytical tools and business philosophies. Students gain conceptual insights into managerial decision-making while fine tuning their interpersonal skills.
Post Graduate Program (PGP) Management is 2 year, full-time residential program that allows students the time and pace to discover their area of interest. PGP in Software Enterprise Management is focused on the IT sector, while the PGP in Public Policy and Management is focused on the government / regulatory sector. The Fellow Program in Management (FPM) is research intensive, doctoral program. The school also offers General Management Programme for IT Executives (GMITE) and Executive General Management Program (EGMP).
The IIMs conduct their own entrance test, known as the CAT, which is used to evaluate an applicant's eligibility for the program. Based on the overall profile of the candidate and his/her CAT scores, invitations for group discussions and personal interviews are sent to selected set of candidates.
The 2008 class consisted of 31% freshers and 18% students with 0-21 months of work experience. 91% students came from engineering background and 4% from commerce. Technology constitutes a major domain.
The CAT is usually held in November each year.
IIM Bangalore fees for 2008-10 program are approx. Rs. 8,00,000.
Salary information is not disclosed by IIM Bangalore. However, through unconfirmed reports, the average domestic salary is expected to be Rs. 11 lakh p.a. for 2008. Top recruiters for the year 2008 include McKinsey, Lehman Brothers, Boston Consulting Group and Deutsche Bank.
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