• Name of the B-School: IIM Tiruchirapalli, Chennai Campus
  • Name of the course: PGPBM

Executive MBA / MBA for Executives / PGPBM at IIM Tiruchirapalli |  Accreditation | Ranking | Class Profile | Eligibility Criteria | Admission Process | Fees | Course Structure | Placement

Course overview

  • Course Duration: 24 Months
  • Course Type: Part-Time(Weekends Only)
  • Course Start date: N/A
  • Location: Chennai, India





What is MBA Executive at IIM Tiruchirapalli?

As per IIM Tiruchirappalli, they launched the PGPBM program to groom working executives who aspire to move into senior leadership roles. Towards this, the programme aims to develop competent professional managers, capable of working in any sector of organized activity, provide leadership and achieve excellence even as they contribute to the welfare of society at large.

Class profile

  • Male 88% and Female 12%
  • Age group: <25  1%, 25-35  45%, 36-45  43%, 46-55  11%, 55> 1%
  • Work Experience 3-10Y  47%, 11-20Y  44%, 21-30Y  8%, 30+Y  1%


As per B-School, eligibility criteria for this course are as follows:


The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also be referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.


IIM Tiruchirappalli believes that experience is the key input working executives bring to the PGPBM program to enrich their own learning and that of their peers. The candidate applying for this program must have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience as of August 1, 2020.


Reservation is provided to eligible candidates as per the Government of India requirements. IIM Tiruchirappalli may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIM Tiruchirapalli.

Dates and deadlines

Important Dates

PGPBM Brochure and Online Application Form available at IIMT website (www.iimtrichy.ac.in)Saturday, February 15, 2020
Last date for submission of Online Application Form Monday, June 1, 2020
Dispatch of Written Test Admit Cards (by e-mail only)Will be updated soon
Written Test at IIM Trichy (Chennai Campus)Sunday, June 7, 2020
Intimation to shortlisted candidates for attending Personal Interviews by e-mail (The Test Admit Card numbers of the shortlisted candidates will also be uploaded on our website)Will be updated soon
Personal Interview at IIM trichy (Chennai Campus)Saturday, June 20, 2020 & Sunday, June 21, 2020
Communication of Final offers by e-mail and post.(The Test Admit Card numbers of the selected candidates will be uploaded on our Website] Will be updated soon
Payment of First Installment of FeeWill be updated soon
Term I Registration at Trichy Campus Will be updated soon
PGPBM 2020-22 Batch Inauguration at Trichy Campus Friday, August 7, 2020
PGPBM 2020-22 Batch Meets the Faculty and PGPBM Committee Members at Trichy CampusWill be updated soon
PGPBM 2020-22 Batch Orientation at Trichy Campus (Case Method Workshop) Will be updated soon
PGPBM 2020-22 Batch Orientation at Chennai Campus (Academic Integrity Workshop)Will be updated soon
PGPBM 2020-22 Batch Orientation at IIMT Chennai Campus (Wokshop on prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace) Will be updated soon
PGPBM 2020-22 Batch Orientation at IIMT Chennai Campus (Understanding the PGPBM Student Manual)Will be updated soon
Commencement of Term I Classes Will be updated soon
Conclusion of Term IX Classes Will be updated soon
Date of Convocation of PGPBM 2020-22Will be updated soon

Admission process

Admission process for this course according to the B-School is as follows


Interested candidates will have to apply in the prescribed format through the application form available on our website (www.iimtrichy.ac.in/pgpbm). A non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2,000/- for general category students and a non-refundable fees of Rs.1000/- for SC/ST/DAP students has to be remitted to “IIMT Chennai Centre”, SB A/c. No. 50100011400101; IFSC Code: HDFC0002086 of HDFC Bank, Tiruverumbur Branch, Tiruchirappalli. The transaction reference number/Demand Draft number has to be quoted in the application form in the relevant field. Candidates availing concessional application fee are required to attach a copy of the relevant caste certificate with their application.

The last date for submission of online application forms complete in all respects to IIM Tiruchirappalli would be Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (tentative).


All candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and with applications complete in all respects will be called for a written test. The written test is scheduled on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (tentative) at IIM Tiruchirappalli (Chennai Campus).

The written test will challenge the candidates on their quantitative ability, verbal ability, data interpretation, and logical reasoning skills. The examination will be for about 150 minutes.

Exemption from Written Test: Candidates having a valid test score of CAT 2019 or GMAT score (test taken between May 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020) are exempted from the Written Test. They are however required to complete the filled-in application form by paying the application fees and completing their application in all other respects.

Candidates who have a valid CAT or GMAT score may also choose to appear for the written test conducted by IIM Tiruchirappalli. In such cases, their CAT/GMAT scores will be ignored and only the scores obtained in the written test scores will be considered for shortlisting them to the next stage of the admissions process. Candidates will be shortlisted for a Personal Interview based on their CAT, GMAT, or written test scores as applicable. Only the candidates selected for Personal Interview (PI) would be intimated by email.


The following table shows the evaluation criteria that would be employed for final offer of admission after the Personal Interview.

S.noEvaluation ComponentWeight
1.Written Test Score40%
2.Personal Interview Score30%
3.Work Experience Score15%
4.Performance at Undergraduate level15%

Fee Structure

As per B-School, Fees Structure for this course is as follows:

The total fee for the PGPBM program comprises of two parts:

(I)  Non-refundable Course Fee – Rs. 11,80,000/- plus applicable taxes

(II) Refundable Caution Deposit – Rs. 10,000/-

The non-refundable course fee of Rs. 11,80,000/- that includes Tuition, Library, Case Permission Royalty, Textbooks, Academic Course Pack, Examination, and Alumni activity. The fee is for the total course and is not related to the number of terms. However, for ease of payment, the course fee is structured to be paid in nine installments as per the following schedule. The date of payment of the fee installments is only indicative and will be announced by the program office in due course.

InstallmentDue DateFees Payable
1July 2019 (along with Offer Acceptance)Rs. 1,90,000*
2November 2019Rs. 1,25,000
3February 2020Rs. 1,25,000
4May 2020Rs. 1,25,000
5August 2020Rs. 1,25,000
6November 2020Rs. 1,25,000
7February 2021Rs. 1,25,000
8May 2021Rs. 1,25,000
9July 2021Rs. 1,25,000

(* Includes the Caution Deposit of Rs.10,000/- refundable on graduation/withdrawal from the program.)

Course Structure

As per the B-School, they use the concept of credit to define the weightage of a course in the curriculum. Courses are listed as one, two or three credit courses depending on an indicative workload for each course. The generally accepted thumb rule is that a three-credit course involves about 100 hours of work, of which 25% is spent inside the classroom and the balance outside the class in preparation and assignments. One and two credit courses would have a proportionately lesser workload.

Preparation for the classroom entails preparation both before and after the class. Prior to the classroom session, students are required to prepare for the assigned case, go through the assigned readings and work on exercises and assignments, among others. Subsequent to the class session, students are required to review and reflect on the session and prepare for the components of the assessment.

In the program the following type of courses are offered: 

  • Core courses are compulsory for all students and are offered in the first five terms of the program. Each student has to do a total of 51 credits of core courses.
  • Electives are courses which are chosen by the students and are offered in the second year. The student has to take a minimum total of 45 credits in electives over the last four terms.

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