Approved by AICTE & Internationally Accredited by IACBE, USA Recognized by CHEA, USA

Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore

Admission Open for PGDM 2022-24

about IBA

Indus Business Academy (IBA) was established in 2001 with single programme focus in mind – Post Graduate Management Programmes. The campus of IBA is built over 8.5 acre of land with modern facilities. It is located in Bengaluru. IBA is internationally accredited by IACBE, USA (Recognized by CHEA, USA). It is one among the only 58 out of more than 5000 colleges in India to receive international accreditation by IACBE. In addition to this, IBA is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA. IBA PGDM programme granted MBA status by AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

IBA has scholastic association and international linkage with various renowned institutes and universities, including Zurich University of Applied Science, Switzerland; Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; Stockholm University, Sweden; among others.

Several top-notch companies visit the IBA campus for placements of its students such as Godrej, Reckitt Benckiser, KPMG, ABP News, Landmark Group, Bajaj Electricals, Deloitte, Bata, Bandhan Bank, Marico, Berger Paints, PwC, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd., Reliance Retail, and Café Coffee Day, etc. Average salary for 2022 (ongoing placements) is 7.02 lacs.

Indus Business Academy also awards merit and need-based scholarships to meritorious students. It offers scholarships & awards worth INR 5.54 crores for meritorious students.

IBA Library has over 15900 books, 9000 titles, 1500 A/v on Business Management, 3500+ International & National journals, over 80 International & National Magazines and 13 Newspapers. The students of IBA get access to Delnet. It’s the world’s largest library of e-books with more than 5.97 lac e-books on Management and over 41 lacs e-books of other disciplines. It also provides access to lacs of journals, audiobooks, articles, etc.

Recognition, Rankings & Awards

  • Internationally Accredited by IACBE – IBA Bangalore is the 19th among the 56 B – Schools (Out of 5000+ B – Schools in India) to get an International Accreditation
  • PGDM at IBA Bangalore is accredited by NBA (National Board of Accreditation)
  • PGDM programme granted the MBA Status by AIU
  • IBA has been recognized & mentioned as Special Institutionin the category ‘Excellence & Innovation in Management’ by Business World Top Education Brands 2020
  • IBA Bangalore has been featured for two consecutive years 2019 & 2018 in “Great Indian Institutes” Forbes India Marquee – a special Marquee Edition in association with SkillTree Knowledge Consortium and Great Place to Study
  • IBA Bangalorechosen among 'Best Education Brands' by The Economic Times for four consecutive years 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017
  • IBA ranked 23rd All India by ‘Competition Success Review’ (CSR) B-School Survey 2021
  • IBA ranked 30th Top Private MBA Institutions by The Week B-School Survey 2021
  • IBA ranked 33rd Top Private MBA Institutions by Outlook India B-School Survey 2021


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 5.54 crores for meritorious students


Eligibility Criteria
Accepted Entrance Exams
Candidates must be graduated in any field with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories)
CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT / ATMA/ GMAT/ GRE/ State Government Entrance exam followed by Statement of Purpose and GDPI

Following are the expected cutoff percentiles as per the national level entrance exams accepted by the institute for admission to the PGDM programme:

National Level Test
Excepted Cut Off
60 percentile
60 percentile
65 percentile
70 percentile
70 percentile
60 percentile


The IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria 2021 is a two-step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on entrance exam score & the academic background and the Final admission selection Criteria based on other key components apart from entrance exam score like SOP, work experience, extra-curricular activities and Interview performance.

IBA considers the overall performance of an aspirant like marks in 10th, 12th and Bachelor Degree, whether aspiring students has interests like sport, dance and other extra-curricular activities, etc. Personal Interview plays an important role in selection process and aspirants are advised to prepare well for the Personal Interviews.

The aspiring candidate is offered an admission to IBA purely on the performance as tabulated below.

Scores of Aptitude Test (list of accepted tests given under Eligibility Criteria)
20 marks
Original Score Card will be verified during Personal Interview
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 during Personal Interview
Group Discussion (GD) or Personal Interview (PI) 1
35 marks
Personal Interview (PI) 1 or PI 2*
100 marks
Qualifying Marks – 60

*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) 40,000/-
Security Deposit - Academics (Refundable after completion of the Course) 10,000/-
1st Year
First Installment (As mentioned in Admission Letter & Inclusive of Admission Processing Charges)
Second Installment (by 21st September, 2022)
Third Installment (by 9th December, 2022)
2nd Year
Fourth Installment (by 3rd April, 2023)
Fifth Installment (by 3rd August, 2023)
Sixth Installment (by 9th December, 2023)
Total (for 2 years)

* Through Competitive Selection using CAT 2021, XAT 2022, MAT 2021 / 2022, CMAT 2022, ATMA 2022 & State Govt. Entrance Tests, GMAT / GRE 2021 / 2022 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 )
Total Residential Charges for 2 yrs. (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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