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Admission Open for One Year Full Time MBA, EPGP 2020-2021 at IIM Bangalore

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Admission is open for the one-year full-time MBA, the Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) 2020-21 at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. Aspirants will be able to submit their applications online in any of the two rounds along with the prescribed application fees. We provide you with full details regarding the program, the application process and the deadlines.

EPGP Program

The one-year residential program, according to IIMB, is created specifically for professionals with remarkable track records and 5 to 12 years of work experience in a wide range of industries. It provides students with the same solid foundation in key management concepts and disciplines as a two-year MBA, with similar rigour, range of electives, and grading criteria.  A key advantage of the EPGP is that the course work builds on the diverse and extensive work experience of the students.

The program also aims to fulfil the increasing need of business houses for skilled mid-level and senior executives with the vision and potential to attain top leadership positions. While deep functional and operational expertise is a prerequisite for such executives, their success is also contingent on their ability to perceive and analyse a situation from multiple perspectives and take timely and effective action.

 The total fee of this course is Rs 25,89,000 (incl. shared accommodation) and Rs 27,24,500 (incl. family accommodation)

IIMB says the program has innovative content and students also stand to benefit from an international immersion and a series of seminars​.

How to Apply

Online applications are available on the IIMB website under the Admissions tab. The application process for Round 1 began on June 6 with the deadline on August 29. Round 2 starts on September 3 with the deadline on November 28.

The interviews of shortlisted candidates in Round 1 will be held in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi on September 28 and 29 and that for Round 2, on December 14 and 15. Please note that the dates are tentative and subject to change.

The tentative dates for the admission offer sent by email to the successful candidates will be October 9, for Round 1 and December 27 for Round 2.

Eligibility Criteria

You should be a Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. You should have a minimum of 5 years (and preferably less than 12 years) of work experience (By March 31, 2020) after completion of graduation.

You should submit a valid GMAT/GRE score along with a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and two Reference letters. Shortlisted candidates will undergo a Written Ability Test and Interview.

While there is no minimum GMAT score, it is looked at in relation to the applicants’ pool. Last year’s average GMAT score was about 709.

The GMAT/GRE test should have been taken between September 1, 2014, and August 29, 2019, for Round 1, November 29, 2014, and November 28, 2019, for Round 2. You can apply on the basis of the test centre scores but should ensure that the official GMAT scores reach IIMB no later than August 29, 2019, for Round 1 Admissions and November 28, 2019, for Round 2 Admissions.

Fees & Other Expenses

The Tuition Fee will be Rs 21,19,000. Accommodation charges will be Rs 1,50,000 for shared accommodation and Rs 2,85,500 for family accommodation. International Immersion expense will be Rs 3,00,000. You will also have to provide Rs 3,00,000 refundable deposit. Thus, the total expense will be Rs 25,89,000 (incl. shared accommodation) and Rs 27,24,500 (incl. family accommodation).

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