Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow ,

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IIM Lucknow Admission Dates 2022

IIM Lucknow has released its admission calendar for its PGP programme for the 2022 session. The complete schedule for the same is tabulated below:


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23-Sep-2022 to 26-Sep-2022

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27 Oct '22

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27 Nov '22

IIM Lucknow Application Process 2022

IIM Lucknow PGP admission takes place only via CAT, XAT and GMAT exams. Therefore, candidates must visit the official website of all these entrance exams to register themselves. Below mentioned is the process to register on the official website of CAT ( For programmes such as PGPWE, IPMX, EFPM and FPM, the IIM Lucknow application process 2022 is conducted both in online and offline modes. For the online mode, candidates can fill the application form in either of the two ways:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Lucknow (

Step 2: Select the desired programme and click on ‘Admission

Step 3: Fill the application form

Step 4: Pay the application fee

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Cut Offs

What's new regarding IIM Lucknow cut off 2021? CAT 2021 cut offs will be released by the IIMs after the declaration of CAT results. The result of CAT 2021 exam was released on Jan 4, 2022 thus, the cut offs are expected to be out by Jan 6 by the top IIMs for shortlisting of candidates for the WAT-PI round. Read more

CAT cut offs 2021 for IIMs are expected to range from 95 to 100 percentile for all candidates. As per the estimation of experts, the cut offs are not expected to go lower as compared to last year. So, the General category students can expect CAT cut off percentile of 99-100 for top IIMs. For other IIMs it could be lower. Accepting CAT as the primary exam for admission, IIMs, however, do not release CAT cutoffs publically and are accessible only via account login to candidate

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IIM Lucknow Courses and Fees 2022

IIM Lucknow offers several management programmes such as Post Graduate Programme (PGP), International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) and Fellowship programmes. Admission to the programmes is based on a candidate’s score in CAT/ GMAT, GRE, XAT/ GATE/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET. Admission to each course at IIM Lucknow follows specific admission criteria. Also, IIM Lucknow admission 2021 for all the PG and doctorate programmes is entrance-based. Below mentioned are the course-wise eligibility criteria and list of accepted entrance exams:

CoursesTotal tuition Fees Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(3 Courses)
INR 11.4 L - 12.6 L
(for 2 years)
Graduation : 50 %
Exams : CAT
Certificate(43 Courses)
INR 1.05 L - 4.1 L
(for 18 hours-1 year)
Graduation : 50 %
Executive MBA/PGDM(2 Courses)
INR 13.55 L - 26 L
(for 1 year-2 years)
Graduation : 50 %
FPM(5 Courses)
INR 5 L - 7.5 L
(for 3-4 years)

IIM Lucknow Rankings 2022

One of the top 4 IIMs established in the country so far, IIM Lucknow has remained in the 10 positions not just among other IIMs but among other B-schools in India. IIM Lucknow was ranked 4 among all the IIMs under the ‘Management’ category by the NIRF 2021. Some of the most recent rankings received by IIM Lucknow are listed below:

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QS Asia Rankings 2022



QS World Rankings 2022



India Today 2021



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Outlook 2021



Financial Times 2021



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Ameya Pathak | Post Graduate Program in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Agribusiness Management at IIM Lucknow: Decoded. Good placement and curriculum.

Placements: The placement process is common for PGP and PGP-ABM students at IIM Lucknow. 100% students were placed in the placement process in 2019, and the placement process was a great success, and it is my proud privilege to inform you that the batch of 2020 was fortunate enough to have an even more fruitful placement season. The 2020 batch had 100% summer placements as well as final placements. For the final placements: Some of the top recruiters across different sectors are Accenture, Amazon, American...

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Joydeep Chakraborty | Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2018
Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020
Placements 4 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
One of the best Management institutions in India. Focus on holistic development.

Placements: IIM Lucknow offers top class placements. It is counted amongst the top 5 MBA schools in India. Companies like McKinsey, BCG, Brain etc. In consulting: Leading banks and finance companies for Finance. All FMCG giants for marketing. Top 50% would be at par with ABC.

Infrastructure: Excellent infrastructure, probably India's best mess and uninterrupted connectivity. The campus is as open as it gets and there is a lot going on. Academics, sports, community work and multiple fests. The mess food is beyond expectation...

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Saloni Mittal | Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 7 Mar 2019
Placements 4 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
Absolutely satisfied with the faculty, good infrastructure and record-breaking placements.

Placements: Placements in our college have been record-breaking this year. The highest number of offers came from consulting followed by information technology and marketing companies. The finance roles are considered a niche in the industry.

Infrastructure: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is home to the state-of-the-art facilities. Strong Wi-Fi facilities are available. The college has high-end labs, classrooms, a rich library, and sports and games facilities. The mess is the best on the campus which serves deliciou...

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Rajesh Kumar | Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 10 Mar 2019
Placements 4 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 3 Crowd & Campus Life 3 Value for Money 3
The college is quite rigorous.

Placements: Placements in our college are quite satisfactory as per the trend in other B-schools. From my batch, everyone was able to get a summer internship in various prestigious firms. The same goes for the final placements of the second year batch. Most of the students got placed during lateral placements only, and the rest were placed during the final placemat week.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure of our college is quite good as a B-school. The campus has its own playgrounds, auditorium, faculty building and residen...

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Abhilekh Mohapatra | Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 6 Mar 2019
Placements 3 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 4
Review of IIM Lucknow - Indian Institute of Management (IIML).

Placements: The college has provided 100% placements for both the batches. It is on par with other old IIMs. Consulting and finance companies visit the campus in less volumes, but a good number of industries visit the campus during the placement season. Maximum companies offer sales and marketing roles to the students. Quantitative and research-oriented roles are to be offered more. There is a hardworking placement committee that looks after the placement process.

Infrastructure: All the requirements from classrooms, sports...

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IIM Lucknow Scholarships

IIM Lucknow offers a few need-based financial aids to make sure that no student prevented from pursuing the programme due to financial constraints. The scholarship schemes presently available under IIM Lucknow are:

  • Need-Based IIML Scholarships: This institute offers scholarships based on merit and family income. Student whose total annual gross family income (self, parents, spouse) does not exceed Rs 4 lakh are eligible for consideration of this scholarship. The awardees are chosen from eligible candidates in order of merit, for a period of one year at a time. This scholarship is awarded in the form of fee waiver.
  • Other scholarships: Students can avail various scholarships offered by various Central Government, state government and other relevant bodies. Details regarding these are available on The National Scholarship Portal or NSP and the respective state government portals.

In addition to need-based scholarships, IIM Lucknow also offers a number of grants to the students of FPM. A few details around these are as follows:

  • All residential Indian scholars are given fellowship allowance up to four and a half years
  • They are provided with a stipend amount of Rs 25,000 per month during the first and second year
  • For the rest of the programme (i.e. third year onwards), the stipend of Rs 30,000 per month is provided after completion of the comprehensive exam after the second year
  • In addition to the above grants, candidates are also provided with a contingency grant and other miscellaneous final assistance from the institute

IIM Lucknow Highlights 2022

The fourth member in the list of IIMs, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (also known as IIM Lucknow), is a public Business school located in Uttar Pradesh. Ranked 4 for IIMs by NIRF 2020 and 5 for IIMs by Outlook 2020, it is recognised as an Institution of Excellence by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. IIM Lucknow was established in 1984 and currently serves as a mentor institute for IIM Jammu, Rohtak and Kashipur. In the past, it has also mentored for IIM Sirmaur till it settled on its own. It currently offers various PG and doctoral level programmes in the field of Management. The two year, full time, residential PGP is the flagship programme of IIM Lucknow which leads to the grant of a PGDM degree after course completion. Tabulated below are the major highlights around IIM Lucknow:



Establishment year | Ownership type

1984 | Public


- 31 by QS Asia Rankings 2022

- 201-250 by QS World Rankings 2022

- 7 for ‘Management’ by NIRF 2021


Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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Entrance exams accepted



Need-based, Fellowship grants

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IIM Lucknow Infrastructure

Spread across an area of 185-acre campus in Lucknow, IIML provides excellent infrastructure and facilities for the students. The campus is located in lush green vicinity and offers top notch classrooms for the purpose of academics, research and industry. IIM-Lucknow has one of the most beautiful campuses in India. Strategically located and christened buildings such as Chintan (faculty block), Manthan (MDP block), Bodhgriha (the PGP block), Gyanodaya (Library: The Rich Learning Resource Centre), Computer Centre (with state of the art computing facilities), and Samadhan (the Administrative Block). IIML also has a 20-acre satellite campus located in Noida exclusively for the executive education. The programmes offered by this institute are accredited by the global accreditation bodies, AMBA and AACSB. Also, as a host institution, IIM Lucknow has created IIML - Incubator at its Noida campus to nurture entrepreneurial talent.

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IIM Lucknow Faculty

With many years of up-to-date industry experience, IIM Lucknow faculty acts as facilitators of high-quality education in the students’ learning process. The faculty of IIML include professors, assistant professors, guest and visiting faculty members. Over 85 core faculty members teach in the campus. Most of professors teaching at IIM Lucknow are PhD degree holders.

IIM Lucknow Alumni

IIM Lucknow has one of the most growing alumni base excelling in the field of Marketing, Administration, Entertainment, Academics and Management in India and abroad. These alumni represent the country as CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities and social workers among others. Below mentioned are details about some of these successful alumni of IIM Lucknow:

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Rajdeep Grewal is the professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shanmugam Manjunath was a sales officer for the Indian Oil Corporation who was murdered for sealing a corrupt petrol station in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.

Amitabh Thakur is a former 1992 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, ex-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member and a social activist.

Gayatri Ganjawala is an Indian playback singer who works in the Indian film industry.

Suhail Sameer is the CEO of BharatPe.

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IIM Lucknow FAQs

Q. Is IIM Lucknow worth joining?

A. According to verified reviews published on Shiksha, IIM Lucknow has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. On one side where students have mentioned in their reviews that the course curriculum is quite rigorous, a few also mentioned that they are satisfied with the faculty, good infrastructure and record-breaking placements. In addition to these factors, IIM Lucknow carries the brand vale of IIMs, which in itself makes this institute worth joining. Therefore, yes it is a good option.

Q. Which is the flagship course of IIM Lucknow?

A. Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is the flagship programme of IIM Lucknow. It is a two year, full time, residential programme.

Q. What are the facilities offered at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow?

A. IIM Lucknow is a residential institute offering housing capabilities to over 500 students and 75 faculty members. With state-of-the-art IT infrastructure with global resources, it strived to prepare its students with a framework. The campus also houses a spacious 30,000 square foot two-storied library, which is a repository of knowledge both historical and current.

Q. What is the total fee of IIM Lucknow PGP programme?

A. The total is INR 19.25 lakh for the two-year PGP programme. This fee is inclusive of everything apart from the mess fees. Fee for IIM Lucknow is lower as compared to IIM A, B, C which is in the range of INR 18-25 lakh but is comparatively higher than the new IIMs.

Q. Is the E-FPM offered by IIM Lucknow recognised as equivalent to a PhD?

A. Yes, E-FPM is a doctoral-level programme offered by IIM Lucknow.

Q. What is the minimum CAT score required for admission to PGP at IIM Lucknow?

A. Candidates are required to score a minimum overall 90 percentile in CAT exam (for general category) to become eligible.

Q. Are students required to send a recommendation along with their application form at IIM Lucknow?

A. Yes, a recommendation letter must be sent in a sealed envelope along with the application form.

Q. Which are the top recruiters at IIM Lucknow in the past years?

A. Some of the top industry giants which participated in the IIM Lucknow placements 2020, include Accenture, Amazon, American Express, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Bank, Investec, ITC and Uber, among others.

Q. Does IIM Lucknow allow foreign nationals to apply for FPM?

A. Yes, IIM Lucknow allows admission for foreign nationals subject to the eligibility criteria. However, students will not be able to apply for financial assistance provided by the institute.

Q. Is separate accommodation for married people available at IIM Lucknow?

A. Right now, there is no provision for such a facility at IIM Lucknow.

Q. Are there any seats reserved for company-sponsored candidates for PGPWE programme of IIM Lucknow?

A. IIM Lucknow encourages sponsored candidates. Though, it does not have any reserved seats for them.



What are my chances to get in top 6 IIMs if I score 97+ percentile in CAT? My scores: 10th-79%,12th-76% and UG-82.3%.


Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

3 days ago

It depends if you are belong to OBC, SC and ST, you can easily get the admission. But if you are from general category, it is so much difficult to get into black IIM and new IIM. Baby IIM could be a possibility.


Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

9 months ago

Hi akash
just go through this link and fill out the required details
College predictor in Shiksha


Does a special form for PGP-ABM and PGP-some IIM Lucknow have to be filled? Where to access it from?

Harshit Tripathi

Beginner-Level 4

2 weeks ago

Sorry but there is no any special form for PGP-ABM and PGP, I think you have wrong information, please check once again.


How should I prepare for Agri related questions for FABM and General MBA? Targeting top Iims. I am a B.Sc. Agri Graduate.


I am looking at integrated course in MBA for undergraduate student from IIM?


Kshitiz Jangir

Contributor-Level 9

4 months ago

Yes, you can pursue that. The prospects are really good. University School of Business (USB), ranked among the Best Management Colleges in Punjab has earned recognition for its unique style of teaching & experiential learning. The attribute that makes learning business management exclusive at USB...Yes, you can pursue that. The prospects are really good. University School of Business (USB), ranked among the Best Management Colleges in Punjab has earned recognition for its unique style of teaching & experiential learning. The attribute that makes learning business management exclusive at USB is its specialized approach paired with a research focus, innovation culture, and entrepreneurship zeal backed by world-class facilities.


Archit Jat

Contributor-Level 6

4 months ago

Yes, Chandigarh University is a fantastic place to get an MBA. In India, NAAC accreditation is quite unusual, but Chandigarh University is the only university with an A+ rating from NAAC. CU is also known as Asia's the fastest-growing university. It is a student-centered university that focuses o...Yes, Chandigarh University is a fantastic place to get an MBA. In India, NAAC accreditation is quite unusual, but Chandigarh University is the only university with an A+ rating from NAAC. CU is also known as Asia's the fastest-growing university. It is a student-centered university that focuses on the needs of students. In today's competitive environment, a student must possess a wide range of talents in order to obtain employment. For an MBA, we require a wide range of abilities. Some of them are discussed farther down this page -
Communication skills - Communication skills are a must for every business to grow. From the first semester onwards, initiatives have been done at Chandigarh University to improve student communication abilities. Time management - Time management is necessary for achieving an adequate aim. It is simple to get more if someone spends their time according to specifications. Students at Chandigarh University are taught how to manage their time. Skills for life and. Only personal development is the focus of the mentoring sessions. Critical thinking comes in handy when things are at their worst. CU gives students additional assignments to help them think critically. It offers a really beneficial course for it. Not only that, but many other abilities are required, such as leadership, confidence, and so on. Those are the talents that are most useful in any course. In the case of an MBA, they are quite important. If we're looking for an MBA, The placements and internship are the first things we look at. Approximately 600 to 630 MNCs visited campus for campus placements in 2018-19, with 6312 students placed in various industries. Every year, the scale has been raised. As a result of the campus placements in 2020-2021, the number of MNCs increased by fifty, and the number of students placed increased to 6566. The necessary content provided by Chandigarh University is required for theory, knowledge, and confidence. It offers a variety of beneficial online courses for advancing your job. Chandigarh University's best feature is its culture. Because of the diversity of people in it, we are better able to understand our society and culture and to achieve our goals. Furthermore, CU placed a strong emphasis on personal development. Every day, we may view the competition schedule organized by the Curriculum for the purpose of knowledge growth. CU provides all of the necessary abilities for pursuing an MBA at this institution.


I am appearing for CAT.There i need to fill aggregate graduation marks ,but i have got marks for sem 1 and 3 only, what should I fill there?

Vinty Tanwar

Guide-Level 13

5 months ago

Aggregate marks till that semester can be considered.

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