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Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore

Admission Open for PGDM 2024-26

about IBA

Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bengaluru is one of the top MBA colleges in Bengaluru, one of the top 1% colleges in India and one among the only 56 out of more than 5000 colleges in India to receive an International Accreditation by IACBE. World Consulting & Research corporation (WCRC) has certified IBA (process evaluated by KPMG) as one of Asia’s fastest growing Institutes.

Media publications like Competition Success Review (CSR), Business India, Dainik Bhaskar among others have consistently ranked IBA amongst the top B-Schools in Bengaluru and India. IBA has created a niche for itself in the sea of management institutes through the culture it imbibes in its students. Indus Business Academy in Bengaluru is marching on the path to glory.

Recently, IBA Bangalore was chosen as one among the Top Education Brands 2020 (under Category – Excellence and Innovation in Management) at the BW Education Leadership Summit 2020 and got ‘Special Mention’ by the Jury. The Jury consisted of Chairman of AICTE (Govt. of India), Mission Director – Atal Innovation Mission (Govt. of India), MD and CEO, National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC, Govt. of India), Secretary General – AIU (Association of Indian Universities, Govt. of India), Previous Directors of AICTE (Govt. of India), Chairman and Editor-in-Chief (Business World, BW), Governing Council Member, CRIS (Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India) among other eminent personalities.

SCHOLARSHIPS (Batch 2024-26)


Students who meet below mentioned criteria (a student will be awarded the best option, if eligible for more than one Criteria)

‘Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Scholarship’: Student/s having aggregate (all subjects) marks of 60% or above in Class X, XII and Graduation, would be awarded a Scholarship of Rs.50,000/-

‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel Memorial Scholarship’: Student/s having aggregate (all subjects) marks of 70% or above in Class X, XII and Graduation, would be awarded a Scholarship of Rs.60,000/-

‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Memorial Scholarship’: Student/s having aggregate (all subjects) marks of 80% or above in Class X, XII and Graduation, would be awarded a Scholarship of Rs.70,000/-

‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Scholarship’: Student/s having aggregate (all subjects) marks of 60% or above in Class X, XII, Graduation and having percentile/Composite Score as mentioned below in the Entrance Tests would be awarded Scholarships as stated below:

CAT 2023 / XAT 2024 / GMAT or GRE (after July, 2023) MAT 2023 & 2024 / ATMA 2024 CMAT 2024

(As per format of results published by CMAT)

85 percentile or above Composite Score of 750 or above above 95 percentile OR AIR 1-999 1,00,000
80 to 84.99 percentile Composite Score of 700 to 749 90 to 94.99 percentile OR AIR 1000-2499 80,000
70 to 79.99 percentile Composite Score of 650 to 699 80 to 89.99 percentile OR AIR 2500-3999 70,000
60 to 69.99 percentile Composite Score of 600 to 649 70 to 79.99 percentile OR AIR 4000-4999 60,000


Indus Business Academy offers a two-year dual specialisations full-time residential PGDM programme across eight specialisations. Candidates will be able to choose the combination from the specializations before the beginning of the third trimester. Check the following table to know more about the Indus Business Academy courses, specialisations and fee structure:


  • Dual Specialization Course (HR, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Retail, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics)
  • Industry Driven and Students participation based Management Programme
  • Focused Mentoring Program
  • Courses in Career & Personality Development Programme (CPDP):
    1. Emotional Intelligence & Critical Thinking
    2. Managing Projects (by organizing Live Project)
    3. Managing Business Disruption
    4. Social Entrepreneurship
    5. Transition Management
  • Value Added Courses
    1. Green Belt Six Sigma certification by KPMG
    2. Capstone Strategy Course by CAPSIM, USA
    3. ERP Course
    4. Foreign Language
    5. Peregrine Certification (USA)
    6. Art of Living Yes+ Stress Buster Programme
  • Foreign Study Tour for Global Exposure
  • Business Laptop to access Databases for Case Studies & Data Mining
  • Scholarships & Awards worth INR 6.54 crores for meritorious students


A Bachelor’s degree in any field from any statutory University approved by UGC with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories) OR Applicants, who are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree, are also eligible to apply.


Applicant must appear for any one of the below-mentioned Entrance Tests and submit the photocopy of Score Card along with filled Application Form.

We accept scores of the following tests:

  • CAT 2023 (Common Admission Test conducted by IIMs)
  • XAT 2024 (XLRI Admission Test)
  • CMAT 2024 (Common Management Admission Test Conducted by AICTE)
  • MAT Sept. 2023, Dec. 2023 & Feb. 2024 (Management Aptitude Test conducted by AIMA)
  • ATMA 2024 (AIMS Test for Management Admission)
  • GMAT after Sept. 2023 (Graduate Management Aptitude Test conducted by GMAC)
  • GRE after Sept. 2023 (Graduate Record Examination conducted by ETS)
  • GATE 2023/24 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering jointly conducted by IISC and IITs)
  • State Governments Entrance Tests – 2024 like MAH-CET, KMAT, PGCET, etc.
  • NMAT by GMAC 2023

Disclaimer: IBA uses scores of the above-mentioned Tests for admission in its Management Programme. The Testing Bodies neither have any role in the selection process nor the conduct of the Management Programme.



Scores of Aptitude Test (list of accepted tests given under Eligibility Criteria)
20 marks
Original Score Card will be verified at GD & P.I centre
Consideration of Bachelor Degree Marks, 12th Standard, 10th Standard Marks & Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities
35 marks
10 Marks each for Bachelor Degree, 12th and 10th Standard. 05 marks for Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities
SOP (Statement of Purpose)
10 Marks
Assessment will be done at GD & P.I Center
Group Discussion or Personal Interview (PI – 1)
35 marks
Assessment will be done at GD & P.I Centre
Personal Interview (P.I.)*
100 marks

*It is necessary for an applicant to clear the Personal Interview round for Admission at IBA.

Please Note:

  • In previous Batches, 25% to 30% of Batch comprised of students having varied work experience up to 6 years.
  • Admission at IBA is purely on Applicant’s merit & performance during the Admission Phase.
  • Please don’t fall prey to any Admission Consultant and don’t pay any donation for Admission at IBA. IBA has not authorized any Admission Consultant to conduct GD & P.I on its behalf.
  • Any attempt to influence the admission process / result / decision making will disqualify the Applicant.


Admission Processing Charges (Non-Refundable) 45,000/-
Security Deposit - Academics (Refundable after completion of the Course) 15,000/-
1st Year
First Installment (As mentioned in Admission Letter & Inclusive of Admission Processing Charges)
Second Installment (by September 11, 2023)
Third Installment (by December 8, 2023)
2nd Year
Fourth Installment (by April 6, 2024)
Fifth Installment (by August 2, 2024)
Sixth Installment (by December 16, 2024)
Total (for 2 years)

* Through Competitive Selection using CAT 2023, XAT 2024, MAT 2022 / 2024, CMAT 2024, ATMA 2024 & State Govt. Entrance Tests, GMAT / GRE 2023 / 2024 Scores

Annual Residential Registration Charges (Non-Refundable)
Security Deposit - Residential (Refundable after completion of the Course)
Categories of Rooms Available
Ist Academic Year
(At the time of Admission) (in )
IInd Academic Year (by 3rd April, 2023) (in )
Triple - Boys Hostel only
Double - Girls & Boys Hostel
Double (with attached toilet) - Girls & Boys Hostel
Single - Girls & Boys Hostel
Single (with attached toilet) - Girls Hostel only
** Category of rooms are subject to availability. If a student is asked to leave the course or withdraws from the course before the completion of an academic year, he/she will forfeit the residential charges as per the rules of the Institute.
Note : IBA has separate hostels for boys & girls inside the campus.
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