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IIM Lucknow (Indian Institute of Management), Lucknow  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

 ESTD 1984
 Public College
  AICTE Approved

IIM Lucknow (Indian Institute of Management) , Lucknow

Adya Trivedi

Latest Updates on IIM Lucknow: The CAT 2023 exam is set for November 26, 2023. The cost to register for CAT 2023 has gone up for all categories. Writing Ability Test (WAT) scores are used to determine admission to the PGP program, which is then followed by a personal interview (PI). The maximum package offered by IIM Lucknow for the 2023 batch was INR 1 CPA, while IIM Lucknow’s average package was INR 32.23 LPA

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About IIM Lucknow:

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow) which is famously known as IIM Lucknow is a public management institute which is one of the Institute of National Importance declared by the Government of India. IIM Lucknow was established in the year 1984 to improvise the management education in India. The institute was fourth in the row after the formation of IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore.  IIM Lucknow is located in Uttar Pradesh, and it is spread over 200 acres of land. Indian Institute of Management  Lucknow is administered by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India and has been positioned at 4th place among all the MBA colleges in India by the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) 2017. For the participants in the Management Development Programme at both campuses, the Institute offers well-equipped air-conditioned lecture halls, a library, a computer centre, and pleasant on-campus air-conditioned accommodation and lodging arrangements. IIML has been ranked fourth among Indian business schools by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (2019). The PGPM, IPMX, and WMP programmes of the Institute have received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). IIM Lucknow ranked between positions 301-350 in the business-management studies category of the QS World Rankings. The prestigious AACSB International Accreditation for a global network of business schools has been granted to IIM Lucknow.

IIM Lucknow Highlights:

Following are the some of the important highlights of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow - 

CollegeIndian Institute of Management Lucknow
Ranking- 201-250 by QS World Rankings 2022   
-31 by QS Asia Rankings 2022   
- 7 for ‘Management’ by NIRF 2021
Established in1984
TypeAutonomous University
Recognized byUGC, AMBA, AACSB
MBA Fees    20.75 LPA
PGP ProgrammeRs.19.25 Lakhs
Courses OfferedPostgraduate - PGP, PGP ABM, PGP SM, PGP WE, IPMX, FPM, EFPM, GMPE
Admission CriteriaEntrance Based
Exam AcceptedCAT, GMAT, GATE, GRE, JRF
NIRF Rankings 2023    6
Number of courses   40+
Total faculty   71
Highest Package INR 1 CPA
Top RecruitersAccenture, BCG, Deloitte
Application ModeOnline
Top RecruitersAmazon, Accenture, Deloitte, PwC US Advisory, Indusind Bank
Official Websitehttps://www.iiml.ac.in/

IIM Lucknow Important Dates 2024:

Important dates for the 2024 batch are shown in the table below:

CAT 2023 Registration Start dateAugust 02, 2023
CAT 2023 Registration ClosesSeptember 13, 2023
CAT Admit Card ReleaseOctober 25, 2023
CAT Exam DatesNovember 26, 2023
CAT Result21 December 2023 (Tentative)
Shortlist Announcement for PI WAT4 January 2024 (Tentative)
Last Date to Submit PI WAT Form9 January 2024 (Tentative)
PI WAT RoundFirst Week of February 2024
Final Admission offer April 29, 2024 (Tentative)

IIM Lucknow Admission 2023 - Important Dates

In order to get into Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, there are a few determined national entrance tests along with the IIM Lucknow admission procedure. Here is a table about the important IIM Lucknow admission deadlines for 2023:   

Estimated DatesComing Soon 
April 2023 - Last week of June 2023MBA/PGDM (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) Interviews
August 2023 - September 2023Registration - CAT 2023 
October 2023Download CAT 2023 admit card 
November 2023CAT 2023 mock test release
November 2023CAT 2023 exam
December 2023CAT 2023 result announcement

IIM Lucknow Courses:

IIM Lucknow courses are offered in the domain of management in various forms. IIM Lucknow through its management programmes does not just provide the education on management; it also builds up the entrepreneurs of the future with a special focus on the women empowerment. 
CoursesNo. of CoursesDurationTuition FeesEligibility
MBA/PGDM416 Months - 2 Years10L-12L INRGraduation : 50 %   
Exams :CAT
Certificate5710 Hours - 1 Year93.75 K - 4.38 L INRGraduation : 50 %
Executive MBA/ PGDM21 Year - 2 Years11L - 26L INRGraduation : 50 %   
Exams :CAT, GATE
FPM53 - 4 Years 5 L - 7.5 L INRGMAT, CAT, GRE, GATE, CSIR NET
The courses offered by the IIM Lucknow are-

1) Postgraduate Programmes-

Postgraduate programmes are the full time on campus programmes designed for the students who want to build up the career in the field of management. Under the Postgraduate programmes, three courses are offered by the institute. The courses are-

2) Postgraduate Programmes for Executives-

PG Programmes that are designed for the working professionals comes under this category. To attend the courses under this domain, the candidates must have some working experience in industry or corporate. The courses offered under this programme are-
  • WMP (Working Manager’s Programme)
  • IPMX (International Programme in Management for Executives)

3) Fellow Programmes-

Fellow Programmes are the programmes that are designed for the people who want to work in the field of academics and research. It is a doctoral programme which exhaustive training in research methodologies are provided. The courses offered under this programme are-

4) Executive Education-

These are the special programmes which are designed for niche purposes. The courses under it are designed to fulfil the skill upgradation requirement in some specific domains. The courses offered under this programme are-
  • EEP (Executive Education Programme)
  • Customized Programmes
  • FDP (Faculty Development Programme)

IIM Lucknow Admission 2024:

The procedure for applying to IIM Lucknow in 2024 is shown in the following table: 

IIM Lucknow Admission StepsSteps Involved
Application StartsApply for CAT Exam
CAT ExamCAT is the mandatory entrance test for admission to all the IIMs
Shortlist Announcement for WAT PICandidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT percentile, Academic Profile and Work Experience and Diversity Factor
Final Admission OfferAfter the WAT PI Round final Admission offers are made to the candidates on the basis of CAT, WAT-PI, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements and work experience
IIM Lucknow Admission process differs for different programmes and courses. The Admission criteria for various course are as follows-
  • For Postgraduate Programmes, the admission will be taken on the basis of CAT (Common Admission Test) scores.
  • For Postgraduate Executive Programmes, the admission will be taken on the basis of GMAT/CAT/GATE/XAT and work experience.
  • For Fellow programmes, the selection will be made on the basis of GATE/GRE/GMAT or JRF/SRF scores.

IIM Lucknow Fees: 

The fee structure at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is dependent on the program chosen by the students. For the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), the total fee for the two-year program is Rs. 19,50,000. This includes the tuition fee, accommodation charges, and other charges like the alumni fee, library fee, and student welfare fund.
Fee Structure-PGPSM-I & II for Academic Year 2021-2023
Course Annual
PGPSM- I (2021-22)1005000
PGPSM- II (2022-23920000
                                                                                                  Fee Structure-PGPSM-I & II for Academic Year 2021-2023
CoursesNo. of CoursesDurationTuition FeesEligibility
MBA/PGDM416 Months - 2 Years10L-12L INRGraduation : 50 %   
Exams :CAT
Certificate5710 Hours - 1 Year93.75 K - 4.38 L INRGraduation : 50 %
Executive MBA/ PGDM21 Year - 2 Years11L - 26L INRGraduation : 50 %   
Exams :CAT, GATE
FPM53 - 4 Years 5 L - 7.5 L INRGMAT, CAT, GRE, GATE, CSIR NET

For the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGPM), the total fee is Rs. 17,50,000 for a one-year program. For the Working Managers’ Programme (WMP), the total fee is Rs. 12,00,000 for a three-year program. Additionally, there is a refundable security deposit of Rs. 30,000 which is payable at the beginning of the program and is refunded at the end of the program. 

IIM Lucknow Executive ProgrammesFees
IT ManagementINR 2,29,000
Applied FinanceINR 2,35,700
Sales & MarketingINR 2,47,500
Digital Marketing & Social Media AnalyticsINR 2,45,000
Certificate Programme In Customer Relationship ManagementINR 1,16,250
Certificate Programme In Global Business ManagementINR 2,42,500
Certificate Programme In Design Thinking & Innovation ManagementINR 96,250
Accelerated Business Management Programme For ExecutivesINR 3,42,500
Advanced Programme In Strategy For LeadersINR 2,80,500
Advanced Programme for Senior Marketing ProfessionalsINR 2,59,000

For the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the tuition fee is waived off, and the students are given a monthly stipend of Rs. 30,000. The program typically lasts for four to five years, and the students are required to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs. 2,000 as an application fee.

Read in detail about the IIM Lucknow fees over here.

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2024:

The 90 Percentile in CAT is the cutoff for the IIM Lucknow MBA. 85 percentile is the sectional cutoff for the same. Cutoff for PGP-ABM and PGP-SM is the 85%ile. For the 2023–25 batch, the actual cutoff may change.

The Expected CAT cutoff for admission to IIM Lucknow MBA is given below:

CategoryOverallVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
NC - OBC82777777

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IIM Lucknow Placements 2023:

Following are the IIM Lucknow Records are as follows- 
                                   Placement Package Data
Highest Salary OfferedINR 25 LPA
Average Salary OfferedINR 10 LPA


BatchPlacement Statistics (2021-23)

Number of Students


Number of Recruiters Participated


Number of Offers


Highest International CTC


Highest Domestic CTC


Average CTC

INR 32.23 LPA

Top Recruiters

Accenture, Deloitte, BCG, EY, KPMG

Read in detail about IIM Lucknow Placement.

IIM Lucknow Summer Placements 2022: 

According to the official report, IIM Lucknow completed its final placements with a 100% placement record for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and Agro Business Management (ABM) class that graduated in 2022. 491 participating students received over 530 offers. The top domestic package at IIM Lucknow was INR 58 LPA, and the highest overseas package was INR 61.59 LPA. The median package provided was INR 29 LPA, and both the average and standard deviation were INR 31.03 LPA. The following table summarises the major placement-related highlights for IIM Lucknow in 2022:



Average package

- PGP & PGP ABM: INR 31.03 LPA

- PGP SM: INR 21.05 LPA

- IPMX: INR 24.66 LPA

Highest package

- PGP & PGP ABM: INR 61.59 LPA

- PGP SM: INR 35.04 LPA

Average package of top 50%

- PGP & PGP ABM: INR 38.20 LPA

- PGP SM: INR 23.69 LPA

- IPMX: INR 28.17 LPA

Placement rate

- PGP & PGP ABM: 100%

- PGP SM: 100%

Students participated

- PGP & PGP ABM: 491

- PGP SM: 26

- IPMX: 108

Companies participated

- PGP & PGP ABM: 150+

- PGP SM: 20+

- IPMX: 80+

Offers made

- PGP & PGP ABM: 534

Placements at IIM Lucknow includes top recruiters like -
  • Cognizant
  • Axis Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Coca Cola
  • Bank of America
  • American Express
  • IBM
  • ICICI Bank
  • Essar
  • Goldman Sachs

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has a strong reputation for academic excellence, industry interface, and research, and attracts top talent from all over India and abroad. The institute offers various programs, including the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM), Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGP-SM), and Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP).

IIM Lucknow Rankings 2023:

In the Management Category, NIRF 2023 placed IIM Lucknow is ranked 6th. The Institute is additionally ranked 4th by Business Today for the year 2023 and 5th by IIRF 2023. The IIM Lucknow Rankings’ specifics are as follows:

Ranking BodyCategoryYear
FT Global MBAMBA90th
Business Today (BT) - MDRA    Executive MBA (GMPE)5th
 1-year MBA (IPMX)7th
Outlook-ICAREIndia’s Top Government MBA Colleges4th

IIM Lucknow is one of the top four IIMs to date in the nation and continues to rank in the top 10 B-schools in India as well as other IIMs. In the ’Management’ category, the NIRF 2021 placed IIM Lucknow fourth out of all IIMs. The following is a list of some of the most recent IIM Lucknow ranking 2022 has received:

Ranking body



QS Asia Rankings 2022



QS World Rankings 2022



India Today 2021



NIRF 2021



Outlook 2021



Financial Times 2021



IIM Lucknow Ranking for MBA/PGDM:

All IndiaYearPublishersState
62022NIRFBest among NIRF ranked colleges in Uttar Pradesh
42023NIRFOut of 24 in India 2023

Read in detail about IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow Scholarships:

Scholarship 1: IIML Need-Based Scholarships - 

  • Based on family income, the institute has established a need-based scholarship programme for students. Any student who meets the eligibility requirements (self, parents, spouse), regardless of caste, creed, gender, or religion, may apply for the scholarship.
  • Following admissions, the eligibility requirements and disbursement requirements would be made public. The scholarship is only valid for a year; there is no automatic renewal. The disbursement is made according to the terms, and it is contingent upon meeting the term’s academic criteria.
  • There is a limit of one scholarship per student.

Scholarship 2: Additional Scholarships -

  • Students may apply for additional scholarships offered by the Central Government and State Governments.
  • For further education, students can take advantage of a number of additional scholarships offered by different Central Governments, State Governments, and other entities. The National Scholarship Portal, also known as NSP, and the websites for the corresponding State Governments, among other places, have information on the subject.

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