IIM Lucknow: B-School info

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was founded in 1984. It is the 4th management institute to become a part of the IIM family. IIM Lucknow has received recognition & accreditation from reputable organizations such as the AACSB and AMBA’s (Association of MBAs). This institute has also developed strong association with the leading management institutions across the world, including Bocconi University, the University of St. Gallen and the Turku School of Economics. Presently, IIM Lucknow offers the 3 Post Graduate, 2 Executive and 2 fellow Programs. The government of India has recognized IIM Lucknow as an “Institution of Excellence”.

Admission Process 

Aspirants seeking admission in IIM Lucknow have to first appear for the CAT Exam, It is conducted in the month of November every year. After acquiring CAT score, applicants are shortlisted based on their past academic performance, work experience, achievements, and their CAT exam scores. Short-listed applicants are called for a GD & PI round.

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Experienced candidates who are interested in the IPMX program have to acquire GMAT exam score. They will be selected for the program on the basis of their GMAT scores, quality of work experience, past academic achievements and performance in the personal interview round.

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IIM Lucknow is famous for delivering good roles in the leading organizations for its students. In the academic year 2019, IIM Lucknow was able to achieve 100% placement in only 3 days. This placement drive saw the participation of over 147 national and international companies. Some of the roles offered were in the field of consulting, finance, business development, and sales & marketing. The leading recruiting partners of IIM Lucknow include names such as Amazon, Deloitte, Accenture, Flipkart and the Boston Consulting Group. Furthermore, in the year 2019, many established organizations visited for recruitment purposes for the first time. Some of them were KOIS Invest, Optum, Udaan, and Axis Capital. Consulting was the best performing domain in the placements drive.

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Scholarship Opportunities 

IIM Lucknow provides several scholarships options to its students to help them manage their financials. These financial aids are generally need-based scholarships, which are provided on the basis of the academic performance of the student and their family income. Candidates are also advised to apply for the various national and state level scholarships options available to them. Candidates pursuing the FPM program are eligible for various grants, including fellowship grant, contingency grant, and conference support. Additionally, IIM Lucknow also offers other types of scholarships; these are Industry Sponsored Scholarship, Alumni Sponsored Scholarships, and SC/ST Scholarship.

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Special Programme 

IIM Lucknow also offers the International Exchange Program to its students to pursue a part of their education in any reputable leading management institute across the world. IIM Lucknow also welcomes many international students from the top universities to its campus every year as a part of the exchange program. These international students are offered several facilities such as sports facilities, medical facilities, and travel services. These students under exchanged program are required to complete 5 to 6 credits if joined the course in the 4th term and 3 to 5 credits if joined in the course 6th term.

FoundedIn year 1984
Also Known AsIIM Lucknow
CityLucknow, Noida
Entrance Exam AcceptedCAT/ GMAT
Popular ProgramsMBA/ PGDM , IPMX
OwnershipPublic/ Government, Autonomous
Total number of courses13 courses across 1 stream

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Courses & Fees Offered

IIM Lucknow offers below listed 13 courses in management stream and 8 specializations:

Post Graduate Program in Agribusiness Management

  • Fees – INR 11.76 Lakh
  • Mode of Study: Full Time
  • Duration: 2 years

Post Graduate Program in Management

  • Fees – INR 11.76 Lakh
  • Mode of Study: Full Time
  • Duration: 2 years

Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Working Executives

  • Fees – INR 1.26 Lakh
  • Mode of Study: Part-Time
  • Duration: 2 years

Certificate in Business Analytics for Executives (CPBAE)

  • Fees – INR 5.33 Lakh
  • Mode of Study: Part-Time
  • Duration: 1 year

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IIM Lucknow Cut-Offs

Every year applicants for PGP at IIM Lucknow program are short-listed on the basis of cut off declared by Institute.

Cut-Offs for Last Round Post Graduate Program (PGP), IIM Lucknow

CAT (For General Category Candidates)
Section2018 Cut-off by percentile2019 Cut-off by percentile
VRC85 percentile85 percentile
QA85 percentile85 percentile
DILR85 percentile85 percentile
TOTAL90.78 percentile97 percentile

Above mentioned data is for reference. The actual values may differ.

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  • In year 2020, NIRF ranked IIM Lucknow 4th in all India ranking & best among  management institute in Uttar Pradesh
  • In year 2019, The Week ranked IIM Lucknow 3rd best in all India and Best among  management institute in Uttar Pradesh
  • In year 2020, Outlook ranked IIM Lucknow 5th best in all India & best among the management institute in Uttar Pradesh
  • In year 2019, Economic Times ranked IIM Lucknow 8th best in all India & 2nd among management institute in Uttar Pradesh


  • With AMBA (Association of MBA’s) accreditation, IIM Lucknow joins the family of 187 Management Institute in over 70 countries stating about quality measures of the institute
  • International Exchange Program by IIM Lucknow – it’s a initiative through which candidates of the institute can do a part of their studies in the management institute around the world


  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Convenience Store
  • Labs

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