IIM Indore | Indian Institute of Management Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Indian Institute of Management Indore is a state funded management institute in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Instituted in 1998, IIM Indore is the sixth addition to the prestigious IIM family. Known as "Prabandh Shikhar" or "Peak of Management", the scenic 193 acre (781,000 m²) campus is located atop a small hill on the outskirts of Indore. The institute has been consistently ranked among the top business schools in India.

The essence of management, IIM I believes, lies in managing one's own ambitions and forging ahead consciously. "A strong theoretical foundation is the basis of good corporate practice" this, coupled with a grounding in management as it is practiced, is the underlying theme of the flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP). Spanning two years the programme is benchmarked against similar programmes of the best business schools in the world. Experiential learning, IT orientation, and social sensitivity are some of the unique features of the programme.

The institute was conceived by the then Human Resource Development minister Arjun Singh. The institute was established here to give an impetus to the management education in the central region of the country, and partially influenced by the fact that Mr. Arjun Singh hails from this state. The old temporary campus was located in Rajendranagar in Indore till 2002, when the institute moved to its current state of the art campus situated on the Rau-Pithampur road close to the Pithampur Special Economic Zone.

Established: 1998
Type: Public
Director: Prof. N. Ravichandran
Faculty: 34 full time, 49 visiting
Students: 480 MBA, 60 Exec MBA, 25 PhD
Location: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus: Suburban, 193 acres
Affiliations: Indian Institutes of Management

The Library resource includes over 15000 books in the area of Management and related subjects, 425 journals (350 Foreign and 75 Indian) specific to the academic and research needs of the academic community and over 1000 selective e-journals available in full-text.

The foundation stone of the new campus was laid by Mukesh Ambani. The sprawling 193 acre campus is amongst the biggest for management institutes in the country. A large part of the campus still remains unused as the institute is relatively young. Expansion plans include building more hostels to accommodate the growing number of post graduate and executive students, a state of the art sports complex and residential quarters for doctoral students.

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The admissions to IIM Indore take place through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIMs. The CAT is a very competitive test conducted for admission to the IIMs and is considered one of the most competitive exams in the world, with a success rate of less than one in a hundred. Based on the performance in CAT, each institute independently shortlists prospective candidates and conducts group discussions and personal interviews.

The number of aspirants taking the test has been increasing every year, with more than 270,000 sitting for CAT-2008 to compete for around 1600 seats in the IIMs, which makes it even more selective than all the Ivy League Universities put together. Even with a top 1% score, a candidate must also successfully clear the stringent group and individual interviews.

While the other IIMs have been known to have fixed cut-offs for a candidate to get a GD-PI call, IIM Indore sets the minimum a little lower for the sectional cut-offs, while giving weightage for the candidate's profile, be it in academics, cocurricular, extracurricular, or work experience.

The overall percentile to get a GD-PI call still remains however at almost 99 percentile. While this has the obvious benefit of widening the pool of available candidates, it also means that the final batch that gets admitted has students from diverse fields, experiences and industries, providing the latent advantage of participative learning from each other.

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Academic Programmes:

Post Graduate Program in Management

The Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at IIM Indore is a two-year, full-time, residential programme. It is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to M.B.A. Degree.

The PGP of IIM Indore have some special features like:

Experiential Learning,
International Focus,
Information Technology Orientation, and
Social Sensitivity

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

The Fellow Programme at IIMI is a unique doctoral programme in management. It is designed to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge to doctoral participants in management. The programme has two-fold objective of enabling the participants to master the relevant methodological tools of management research on one hand, and the advancement of the current body of management knowledge on the other. The FPM track offers prospects of a career within academia or in (research) positions outside the academia world.

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) (2010-2011)

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) is an intensive one-year residential program exemplifying the academic rigor and progressive thinking at IIM Indore. Specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations, the programme combines skill-building with exploration of good management practices. The exposure to new perspectives, contemporary theories and approaches in management lends focus to leading in turbulent times. In addition to a comprehensive functional core module, the electives provide opportunities to specialize in Strategy, Leadership, and International Business.


The 18-month Executive PGP programme is a uniquely designed course for working executives and entrepreneurs. It provides them a platform to hone their skills and competencies, to grow higher in business. Typically, this program admits candidates with a minimum of 5 years of experience after graduation. These candidates can also be organization-sponsored.

Executive Programmes:

Management Development Programmes (MDP)

Today's business is characterized by constant change and dynamism in every sphere. Organizations have become more human resource oriented and it is the human resource capital that plays a dominant role in helping the organization to stand apart in the crowd. Hence, it becomes imperative for managers to continuously educate and update themselves about the changes and evolving management practices. For this purpose, IIM Indore considers its role of imparting training and development to corporate executives, through open MDPs, customized in-house programmes and consultancy, as an important activity.

Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers

Armed forces are one of our most valuable work forces that contribute their highest level of services to the nation. It has been believed that the officers are very much oriented towards their task. They are self-disciplined, highly enthusiastic, and courageous. They posses high level of leadership ability, and also indulge in the job at hand with highest level of motivation. Having said these, their focus is more structured, and time taking. Their work-profile creates a distance from civilian life.


IIM Indore’s new one-year certificate programme is intended to equip the participants with basic skills and competencies that are required for progression to managerial and supervisory positions in organizations. The programme is offered on an online, interactive platform with classrooms located at various cities in India.

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Contact Us:

Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar
Rau - Pithampur Road
Indore 453 331
Madhya Pradesh INDIA

Tel: + 91-731-2439666

Fax: + 91-731-2439800


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