IBA Bangalore

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 63 out of more than 5000 colleges in India to receive international accreditation by IACBE.
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. Highest Salary for 2023 was 22.26 lacs PA & Average salary was 7.80 lacs.
Indus Business Academy also awards merit and need-based scholarships to meritorious students. It offers scholarships & awards worth INR 6.54 crores for meritorious students.
IBA Library has over 16000 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.
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  • Residential Programme for maximum exposure and learning.
  • Only one programme offered at 8.5 acres of green campus
  • Chosen as one among the Top Education Brands 2020 (under Category – Excellence and Innovation in Management) at the BW Education Leadership Summit 2020
  • IBA ranked 17thAll India by ‘Competition Success Review’ (CSR-GHRDC) B-Schools Survey 2023
  • IBA ranked 27th All India by ‘Outlook India’ B-School Survey 2024
  • IBA ranked 39thAll India by ‘Times of India’ B-School Survey 2023
  • IBA ranked 37th All India Private by ‘The Week’ B-School Survey 2023
  • IBA organizes various workshops, seminars and industrial visits regularly for their students as well as faculty
  • IBA offers Scholarships & Awards worth INR 6.54 crores for meritorious students
  • IBA is associated with several national and international institutes and universities to give its students the overall exposure
  • Library
  • 3D Centre
  • IT Lab
  • WiFi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • Hostels
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Complex
  • Gymnasium
  • Mini Stadium 
  • Amphitheatre
  • Medical Facilities
  • Convenience Store
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:
Courses offered
PGDM (Marketing, Retail, Finance, Operations, Human Resource Management, International Business, Business Analytics & E-business and Entrepreneurship Management)
Course Fee
INR 9.78 Lakh
2 years (Full Time)
Approved by
IACBE, Recognised by CHEA, USA
  • 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
  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
Application Fees & Mode of Application
Application Fees
INR 1050/-
Mode of Application
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)
CATXATCMAT/ MAT / NMAT / ATMAGMAT/ 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
70 percentile
70 percentile
75 percentile
75 percentile
80 percentile
70 percentile
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Eligible Students can apply to IBA by filling the Online Application Form.
The IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria 2024 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)
35 marks
Personal Interview (PI)
100 marks
Qualifying Marks – 60
*It is necessary for an applicant to clear the Personal Interview round for Admission at IBA.
Important Dates
Last Date of Application - 27th Feb 2024
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