One Year MBA / EPGP at IIM Indore | Accreditation | Rankings | Class Profile | Eligibility Criteria | Admission Process | Fees | Course Structure | Placements

Course Overview

  • Course duration: 1 Year
  • Course format: Full time, residential
  • Start date:  21 April, 2020
  • Location: Indore, MP, India


IIM Indore EPGP holds the dual accreditation of :

  •  Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Also Read – IIM Indore launches One Year MBA Class of 2015


  • IIM Indore was ranked 4th among the Indian Institutes of Management (after Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Lucknow) and 6th among all the B-Schools of India
  • IIM Indore is ranked 7th among all the B-Schools in India by business today 2017

Also Read – EPGP Graduates at IIM I Awarded MBA Degree For The First Time 

What is One Year MBA / EPGP at IIM Indore?

As per the B-School, the Executive Post Graduate Program in Management (EPGP) is an intensive one-year residential program of IIM Indore. EPGP is specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations and the Program combines skill building with exploration of good management practices.

Also Read – IIM Indore EPGP Cohort Gets Marketing Strategy Lessons From Ford India’s Rahul Gautam

Class profile

  • Class Size: 66
  • Average Age : 30.8 Years
  • Female: 12
  • Male: 54
  • Average GMAT Score : 650
  • Average  work experience: 8.2
  • International work experience: 384 Months

Also Read – IIM Indore EPGP 2017-18 Batch Has 23% from Operational Management

Functional diversity

Industry split




Energy/Power/ Oil & Gas


















Also Read – IIM Indore EPGP Students Bag 1st Prize at UT Austin Social Media Analytics Challenge 

Eligibility criteria

According to IIM Indore, eligibility criteria and other requirements are as follows:

The program is open to all nationalities. The Candidate must have –

  • 50% in Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline
  • A valid GMAT score

The GMAT score should be within 05 years from the date of the application deadline date i.e. December 15, 2019. Hence the GMAT test date should be between December 16, 2014, to December 15, 2019.

Also Read – IIMs, It’s Time To Bell The Cat – Ensure MBA Tag For 1-year MBA, MBM For PGP

Minimum 5 years of managerial / entrepreneurial / professional experience after graduation as on the application deadline date i.e. December 15, 2019.


  • Mention only full-time paid work experience after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Do not include training / project work done as an integral part of any curricular requirement.
  • Minimum years of experience should be 5 years on the application deadline date i.e. December 15, 2019

Also Read – IIM Indore Receives AACSB Accreditation


The associated program code for One Year Executive Post-Graduate Program in Management (EPGP) is “2ZX-H9-35”

IIM Indore One Year MBA / EPGP Dates and deadlines 2020-21

Application WindowSeptember 05, 2019, to December 15, 2019
Announcement of PI shortlistDecember 21, 2019
Interviews DatesDecember 28 & 29, 2019
Provisional admission offersJanuary 10, 2020
Last date for accepting offersJanuary 31, 2020
Program RegistrationApril 20, 2020
Commencement of classApril 21, 2020

Note : * These dates are tentative and subject to change if required.

Application process

As per the B-School, candidates seeking admission to the Executive Post Graduate Program in Management of IIM Indore should submit their online application during Thursday, September 05, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019 and pay the online non‐refundable / non-transferable Application processing fee of Rs.5,900.00 (including GST) for Indian nationals and US$118 (including GST) for Foreign nationals.

Also Read – IIM INDORE EPGP PLACEMENT 2018-19: Average Salary Up by 15% at Rs 20.65 LPA

Interview of shortlisted candidates will be conducted at various locations (i.e. Bengaluru, New Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Skype) depending on the number of candidates from that region.

Also Read – One Year MBA (EPGP) Alumni Meet at IIM Indore 

Selection process

According to IIM Indore, Short-listing of candidates for the interview will be done on the basis of GMAT score and / or any other criteria as decided by the admission committee for that academic year.

Also Read – IIM Indore Alumna Shares Experience In Bringing Mobility To Disabled In Bangalore

Shortlisted candidates shall appear for the Personal Interview (PI). IIM Indore also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by the Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of the selection process.

Also Read – Admission Open for One Year MBA (EPGP) at IIM Indore, Apply by December 15 

Only the candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned above will be considered for the final selection. The merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in Table – 1 and the provisional admission offers will be made.

Component WeightPercentage
Personal Interview50


Final selection will be based on the requirements of the Program. all matters pertaining to admission into the EPGP at IIM Indore is governed by the decisions taken by the Admissions Committee.

Also Read – How Academic Institutions can Support Thought Leadership: Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Fee structure

As per the B-School, fee structure and payment options are as follows:

Program fee and Payment Schedule for EPGP 2020-21 Batch:

  • Non-Refundable Commitment Fee (payable at the time  of acceptance of provisional admission offer) INR 1,00,000/- + Applicable tax

Also Read – One Year MBA (EPGP) Batch 11 Begins at IIM Indore

Selected candidates shall be required to deposit a non-refundable commitment fee of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only) + Applicable tax. This fee has to be paid at the time of acceptance of the provisional admission offer by the selected candidate.

  • Program Fee (including the commitment fee)
  1. For Indian Nationals (Indian Passport holder) INR 20,00,000/- + Applicable tax
  2. For foreign Nationals (Foreign passport holder) US $49,950 + Applicable tax

Also Read – IIM Indore EPGP Cohort Gets Marketing Strategy Lessons From Ford India’s Rahul Gautam

Payment Schedule

Option I: The balance fee of INR 19, 00,000/- (Rupees Nineteen Lakh only) plus Applicable tax can be paid fully at the time of registration.

Option II: The balance fee can be paid in three installments as per the below-given schedule:

If paid in installments, candidates are expected to provide an irrevocable bank guarantee valid up to 22 February 2021 for INR 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakhs only) with the first installment:-

  • First Installment – On or before the day of Registration, i.e. 20 April 2020, INR 9,00,000/- + Applicable tax
  • Second Installment – Before 21 September 2020, INR 7,00,000/- + Applicable tax
  • Third Installment – Before 21 December 2020,  INR 3,00,000/- + Applicable tax

Also Read – IIMs Seek Government Nod for Awarding Master’s Degree To One Year MBA Students 

The fee includes tuition, course material, access to library facilities, network/computer charges, lodging and boarding.

All expenses towards International travel, visa, passport, lodging and boarding (international) etc. would have to be borne by the candidate. Expenses towards academic input (international) are included in the fee.

Also Read – Rishikesha T. Krishnan: Reflections on Recent Talks on Innovation 

Course structure

According to IIM Indore, the EPGP is structured to prepare executives for transformational leadership positions. During the intense one-year Program, they will work towards developing a deeper understanding of various facets of management and hone their managerial skills. The Program is spread over five academic terms in IIM Indore campus and one International Immersion module at one of the top-ranking international university. The first three terms (mostly composed of core courses) focus on laying the foundation for the specialization through a bundle of electives offered in the other terms. An international module provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the global business environment and an ability to operate in a multicultural environment. The last two terms are mostly electives and other experiential learning. 

Also Read – IIM L-Axis Bank MoU to Benefit Female Students of IPMX Program

Program Structure: 

EPGP consists of six segments, which are: 

  • Orientation – Online HBS courses are offered to the students
  • Core Curriculum
  • Industry Consulting Module
  • International Immersion
  • Advanced Analytics Workshop
  • Elective courses
  • Simulation based learning


The pedagogy will be a judicious mix of lectures, case discussions, project work, term papers, role-play, seminar presentations, assignments, management games, and simulations.

Also Read – Admissions Open at IIM Indore for EPGP 2018-19

Placement 2018-19 

As per the B-School, the process of placement started after the cohort arrived back to the IIM Indore campus from a successful and enriching international immersion at the McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas, USA and ended in May’19.

The participants were offered roles in

  • Consultant – Strategy
  • Associate Vice President – Banking
  • Analyst – Strategy
  • Lead Consultant – Domain Expert
  • Manager – Products (SAP)
  • Consultant – Domain Expert
  • Business Analyst
  • Sr. Manager – Business Development
  • Associate Project Manager – Banking
  • Executive Assistant to CEO
  • Associate Manager – D&A/SI
  • Specialist
  • Senior Associate
  • Product Manager

The placement season also saw a special interest from the recruiters to hire candidates for upcoming technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IOT, Industry 4.0 and Data Analytics.

Also Read – Exclusive: IIM I One Year MBA grad bags 48 lakh domestic salary. Highest pay ever offered at institute.


The placement season 2018-19 saw a rush from the recruiters from all walks of the economy. IT still dominates the recruiting space, but there was an uptick from the other sectors such as Power, Consulting, Construction, FMCG, Pharma & BFSI. Notable start-ups, such as, Oyo, Elastic Run and Oaknorth Analytical, participated in the process. More than 80 companies communicated their interest and more than 60 ended up floating an opportunity or finally recruiting.

  • Total participants 66
  • Participants on sabbatical/company sponsored 14
  • Participants opting for campus placements 54
  • Roles offered on campus  51
  • Roles offered off campus/Opting out of campus placements 3

Detailed Placement Statistics

                                                                               Incoming (Rs. Lakhs)         Outgoing (Rs. Lakhs)

  • Average salary per annum                           10.32                             20.65
  • Median salary per annum                              9.76                             22.15


  • Average Salary Per Annum 20.65 Lakhs
  • Median Salary Per Annum 21 Lakhs
  • Maximum Salary Per Annum 31.68 Lakhs
  • Minimum Salary Per Annum12.5 Lakhs

Also Read – Prof. Kamal Jain, IIM I: Threats Are Not Your Best Bet in Negotiation

Broad Hiring Roles

  • Technology – Data, Operations, Strategy & System Integration 14
  • Domain Consulting –Manufacturing, Automotive, Life Sciences, Telecom, Insurance 18
  • Product Management – Automotive 3
  • Core – Product Marketing, Business Development & Strategy 7
  • Finance – Credit Analysis, Auditing & Banking operations 9

Major recruiters List

  • Accenture Strategy
  • Hilti
  • Oyo Rooms
  • Accenture Technology
  • Honeywell
  • PWC
  • Accenture Operations
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Sun Pharma
  • Aditya Birla Retail
  • ICICI Securities
  • Shell
  • Afcons
  • Indiamart
  • Shapoorji Pallonji 
  • African Industries
  • Innoeye SKP
  • Group Arshiya Ltd.
  • ITC Infotech 

Also Read – IIM Indore Receives AACSB Accreditation

Placements Data (IIM Indore EPGP 2017 – 18 Batch Statistics)

Highest salaryApprox.

65 LPA (8500$ /month)

Average Salary20 LPA
Recruiter who hired the

most numbers

Accenture (7 candidates)
RecruitersKPMG, PWC, Michael Page,


Oyo Rooms,

Bajaj Allianz,

Reliance Broadcast,

Nestaway, AVTEC,

Eris Life sciences & more

Past recruitersICICI Bank,


Wipro, Atos,

Perceptive analytics,

Genpact, Enquero,

L&T Constructions,

JCB, Jakson,

AK capital,

Shapoorji Pallonji,

Tech mahindra,

Gallup, Sarda Group,

Ujaas energy, Cognizant ,

L&T Infotech,

Infosys consulting, Capgemini


IIM Indore old Data


EPGP participants have previously worked in over 29 countries spread across 4 continents


Average salary for Class of of 2011 – Rs 17.75 lakh

Average salary for Class of 2012 – Rs 16.5 lakhs


To be eligible for EPGP, the applicant must have:
1. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline.
2. A valid GMAT/CAT score
3. Minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation as on March 31, 2013



16 May 2014 (indicative, based on last years deadline)

Selection is done on basis of number of parameters like CAT /GMAT score, academic performance, work experience, extracurricular achievements and interview.

Tentative Timelines (2013-14)
S.No.Activity Description

Tentative month and week


Release of admission notification

Mar – April


Last Date for receipt of applications

1st week of May


Interview intimation to candidates

4th week of May


Conduct of Personal Interviews

4th week of June


Announcement of final admission offers

1st week of July


Last date for acceptance of Admission offer with a commitment fee

1st week of August


Registration for the Programme

1st week of September


Commencement of Classes

1st week of September

The program has 5 academic terms. The first 3 terms are core terms where the focus is on learning the management basics and laying the foundation.  The last 2 terms are electives focusing towards specialization in a particular domain.  There is an international module aimed towards g an opportunity to understand the global business environment.

Also Read – EPGP iKon, CXO Guest Talk Series At IIM Indore Features Vijay Sethi, CIO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

How to Apply

Candidates applying to  IIM Indore EPGP, either have to appear for CAT 2012 or submit their GMAT score. The GMAT score should have been obtained between Jan 1, 2010, and March 31, 2013.

Candidates will have to send in a separate application form. 

Candidates applying through CAT 2012 have to mention their CAT Application Form number in the EPGP Application form. Candidates applying through GMAT have to submit their GMAT score along with the EPGP Application form.

The completed application form along with the processing fee should reach IIM Indore on or before 16 May, 2013. The application processing fee is Rs. 3500/- for resident Indians and U.S. $ 110/- for other nationals and non-resident Indians. Please enclose a DD for the application-processing fee drawn in favor of “IIM Indore” payable at Indore along with the application.


The associated programme code for One Year Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) is “2ZX-H9-35


  • IIM Indore EPGP Essay 1: If work experience and academic/professional qualifications do not account for the entire period from the time you completed the 10th standard till date, please specify the time gaps, with full explanation.
  • IIM Indore EPGP Essay 2: Indicate your extracurricular interests.
  • IIM Indore EPGP Essay 3: Please give details about your accomplishments, awards received and position held (a) in sports, games, and hobbies, (b) in associations and voluntary organizations.
  • IIM Indore EPGP Essay 4: Please outline briefly how you perceive the EPGP Programme helping you in achieving your future career plans/ prospects.

Also Read – IIM Indore EPGP Class Learns About Leveraging Data Analytics To Run Ambulances


The program fee is Rs. 18,00,000/- (Rupees Eighteen Lakhs only) for Indian passport holders and US $45,000 (U.S.D forty-five thousand only) for Foreign passport holders.

The fee includes tuition, course material, network /computer charges, access to library facilities, lodging and boarding. Expenses such as international travel, visa etc would have to be borne by the applicant separately.

One year MBA at IIM Indore: EPGP
Article Name
One year MBA at IIM Indore: EPGP
As per the B-School, the Executive Post Graduate Program in Management (EPGP) is an intensive one-year residential program of IIM Indore. EPGP is specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations and the Program combines skill building with exploration of good management practices.
Publisher Name
One Year MBA
Publisher Logo

Also read: