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JKLU Pinnacle MBA Programme

The Pinnacle MBA is a space for students to think creatively, explore their unique potentials and become problem solvers for businesses and societies of the future.

The programme is a 2-year full-time, residential, post graduate degree programme, where our students are given the opportunity to truly build an entrepreneurial mindset – grounded in academic theory, the programme provides the opportunity to learn-by-doing, be inspired by faculty, visiting lecturers, speakers and experts from different domains, industries and geographies, and acquire a broad perspective with a wide variety of courses.


Architects of the Course

The Pinnacle MBA at JKLU is a one-of-a-kind reimagined programme designed by experts from higher education, management studies, business and industry to offer the right blend of academics, experience and experimentation to the students.

We believe that every individual should be given the opportunity to develop personally as well as professionally, in whichever domain they are interested in. It is an opportunity for aspiring professionals to chase their dreams and see them come true.

Pramath Raj Sinha

Founding Dean of ISB, Hyderabad and Board of Management Member, JKLU

Asheesh Gupta

Industry Scholar, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures; Former Director, McKinsey Knowledge and Capability Centres and Pro-Vice Chancellor, JKLU

R.L Raina

Former Dean, IIM Lucknow and Vice-Chancellor, JKLU

The Curriculum

Optional certification from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Focused Mentorship

Personal development and mentorship for each student

Multidisciplinary Learning

Multidisciplinary curriculum including new-age themes: AI, Design Thinking, Automation, Data Sciences

Expert Faculty

Expert faculty academia & industry, from a variety of disciplines

Personal Leadership

Learn self-assessment tools and technologies, designed to help understand, manage and lead yourself effectively

Startup Studio

2 year long live entrepreneurship journey.

Programme Details

  • Minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST Candidates) or equivalent CGPA in a three-year bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Students appearing in the final examination of bachelor’s degree can also apply.
  • The candidates must have appeared in CAT/MAT/ATMA/XAT/CMAT or any other national level entrance test. In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.

Selection of a student at JKLU will be finalized after a series of evaluative steps.

  • Candidates will be first shortlisted after consideration of their merit on the basis of score in CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT/ATMA, their previous academic records and preliminary interactions with the admissions team at JKLU.
  • Shortlisted candidates will go through two rounds of interviews with senior leaders at JKLU. The candidates will go through a second round of interview only upon clearing the first round.
  • Candidates will be finally selected through overall evaluation of merit and the quality of interactions during the personal interviews.

Pinnacle MBA (2020-22) Fee* in INR

Fee Particulars Annual Fee in INR
Tuition Fee 4,20,000
Other Academic Fee 38,000
Total Fee 4,58,000
Pinnacle Scholarship 1,50,000
Net Fee 3,08,000

To be paid in two equal installments on a half-yearly basis.

One-time caution money of Rs 10,000 payable along with first year’s fees.
*The above fee will be subject to an increase of up to 8% in every consecutive year.

Fees for accommodation, food and other facilities

S. No Type of Accommodation Annual Fee in INR
1 Seater – AC
Hostel Fee 60,500
Utility Charge 18,700
Mess Advance (On Actuals) 48,000
Total 1,27,200
2 Seater – Non AC
Hostel Fee 54,200
Utility Charge 1,900
Mess Advance (On Actuals) 48,000
Total 1,04,100

The above-mentioned fee as applicable to citizens of India and SAARC Countries.
Hostel charges are annual and subject to a yearly 10% increase.
Hostel charges are for one academic year and the students are not allowed to leave the hostel during the semester.
Hostel fee, as above, is applicable to all boarding students.
Note: Hostel security deposit of Rs 5,000 payable along with first year’s fees.

Pinnacle scholarship of Rs 3,00,000 to all the students admitting in the Pinnacle MBA programme of Institute of Management.

Additional scholarships based on the performance in the qualifying exam for the students admitting in the Pinnacle MBA programme of Institute of Management.

Qualifying Exam Scholarship in INR
1,00,000 75,000 50,000
CAT 2018/ XAT 2018 Percentiles above 90 Between 85 and 90 Above 80 and below 85
GMAT score Above 700 Between 650 and 700 Above 600 and below 650
NMAT 2018 Percentiles above 95 Between 90 and 95 Above 85 and below 90
MAT(Sept’18, Dec’18,Feb’19,Jun’19) Percentiles above 99 Between 95 and 99 Above 90 and below 95
ATMA 2019 Percentiles above 99 Between 95 and 99 Above 90 and below 95
CMAT 2019 Score above 225 Between 200 and 225 Above 180 and below 200
JKLU MET Score above 90 Between 85 and 90 Above 80 and below 85


The university also offers opportunities for on-campus assistantships and part-time jobs to exceptional students.