IIM Shillong MBA / PGPM: Overview

Course Highlights


Course LevelMBA
Duration2 Years
Highest Salary48.5 LPA
Average Salary18.76LPA
Lowest SalaryN.A.
Average GMAT/ CAT acceptedN.A.
EligibilityGraduation with 50% of nin. marks, CAT / GMAT Score
Total Fees14.60 Lac



The Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) offered by IIM, Shillong, is designed to equip students with the required skillset and the ability to solve any kind of management issues with an out-of-the-box thought process. In other words, this program is all about developing managers with a holistic approach.

Not only this, but this course also emphasizes developing analytical skills and working in a dynamic work environment. This way, students can fulfill industrial needs with great leadership, skill sets, and problem-solving ability.

Rich Interdisciplinary Curriculum

There are both types of courses, such as elective and core courses are included in the curriculum. That helps students to learn about functional as well as cross-functional areas of management. IIMS’s curriculum includes everything that an MBA participant needs in order to learn about new skills and for his/her individual growth. The course also includes a capstone course designed by industry experts and other academicians from India and abroad. Multiple seminars are also included.

The institute always tries to keep the curriculum updated, which changes with the business and industrial requirements.

Industry Connect

Besides classroom learning and experiential learning, the institute believes that students must interact with the people who are already part of a business for corporate success. This way, students can grapple with real world business problems before entering the corporate world.

Class profile

MBA Class Profile 2018-20

  • Number of Students: 175
  • Gender Ratio: M-58%:F-42%

Work Experience by months:

  • Fresher’s: 45%
  • 1-18 Months: 26%
  • 19-36Months: 24%
  • More than 36 Months: 5%

Education Background

  • Engineering: 57%
  • Commerce & Finance: 28%
  • Arts: 3%
  • Science 6%
  • Others: 6%

Domain Wise Work Experience

  • IT: 28%
  • Finance: 22%
  • Sales & Marketing: 12%
  • Operations: 10%
  • Analytics: 9%
  • Consulting & Strategy: 6%
  • Others: 13%

Class Profile of 2019-21

  • Number of Students: 204
  • Gender Ratio: M-61% : F-39%

Education Background

  • Engineering: 58%
  • Commerce and Finance: 15%
  • Management: 5%
  • Science: 9%
  • Arts: 9%
  • Others: 4%

Sector-Wise Work Experience

  • Analytics: 3%
  • Operations: 6%
  • Finance: 8%
  • Sales and Marketing: 13%
  • Consulting & Strategy: 19%
  • Information & Technology: 24%
  • Others: 27%

Work Experience in Months

  • Freshers: 47%
  • 0-15 Months: 18%
  • 16-24 Months: 18%
  • 25-36 Months: 11%
  • More than 36 Months: 6%


Salary Statistics

  • Highest CTC: 48.5 Lac
  • Average CTC: 18.76 Lac
  • Median CTC: 17.00 Lac
  • Total Participants: 170
  • Total Recruiters: 60

Domain-Wise Offer

  • Consulting & Strategy 29%
  • Sales & Marketing 27%
  • Finance 20%
  • General Management 8%
  • Human Resource & Operations 7%
  • IT & Analytics 9%

Sector-Wise Offers

  • BFSI 27%
  • Manufacturing & Retail 12%
  • IT & Analytics 8%
  • FMCG 6%
  • Consulting 19%
  • Education 9%
  • Technology, Media and Communication 12%
  • Others 7%

Domain Highlights 

Consulting & Strategy

  • Highest CTC: 40 Lac

Prominent Recruiters:

  • BAIN & Company
  • Cognizant
  • Deloitte
  • OLA
  • PWC

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Eligibility Criteria And Admissions

In order to get into this program, all applicants must have taken and passed the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institute of Management. Applicants can find all the details about the CAT examination here.

International candidates must provide GMAT scores.

Eligibility Criteria 

All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% passing marks or CGPA in any other equivalent degree. There is additional 5% relaxation for applicants belonging to categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Differently Abled (DA), and Persons with Disability (PWD).


In order to get admission into this program, candidates must have valid CAT scores, and international or overseas candidates must apply with GMAT scores.

Validity and other conditions are specified below:

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Fee & Scholarships

2 years PGP Programme fee is Rs.14,60,000


Structure of the program 

Both elective and core courses are included in the curriculum, and the whole program is spread into six semesters and two years. Students are only introduced to core courses in the first year of this program, where the elective courses take part in the second year.

Each year of this program is divided into three terms (each has three months duration). After the 1st year, all students must go through the two-month duration of the internship program with businesses and corporates. In the second year, students can choose elective courses for further specialization in their area of the field.

The institute also encourages students to take independent study courses. These courses are capped by a capstone course that helps students to understand the real corporate world and organizational needs. This way, the program helps students to become responsible, reasonable, and creative managers. Here are the parts of this program that a student goes through:

  • Orientation Program
  • Remedial Programs
  • Foundation Course
  • Core Courses
  • Internship
  • Elective Courses
  • Courses of Independent Study
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Podium Series

List of Core Courses

The core courses are mainly covered in the first year of study, with a few covered in the second year:

Term I

  • 1          Data and Business Modelling
  • 2          Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • 3          Managerial Economics
  • 4          Marketing Management
  • 5          Operations Management
  • 6          Self and Group Dynamics
  • 7          Statistics for Decision Making

Term II

  • 1          Designing and Managing Information Systems
  • 2          Foundations in Financial Management and Financial Markets
  • 3          Macro Economics
  • 4          Marketing Strategy
  • 5          Operations Research
  • 6          Research Design for Management
  • 7          Team Building and Leadership

Other Course / Activities

In addition to the above, there are certain courses/activities spanning terms I to III:

  • 1          Community Immersion
  • 2          Book review
  • 3          Workshop on Managerial Communication

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