IBA Bangalore MBA Admission 2020: USPs, Fee, Placements, Selection Process; Last Date – February 28

Wednesday, February 05 2020
IBA Bangalore MBA Admission 2020
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore Admission 2020 is open Now! PGDM at IBA is now Internationally Accredited by IACBE, approved by CHEA & also accredited by NBA. IBA offers 2 years full time PGDM which is recognized as MBA equivalent. IBA accepts CAT/ XAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA/GRE/ GATE scores for admission. The last date to apply is February 28, 2020

MBA admission 2020 at Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore is open for all categories of candidates - Karnataka domicile as well as Non-Karnataka candidates. The application process is online and the application fee is also low at Rs.750/-. The last date to apply for admission to PGDM 2020-22 batch at IBA Bangalore is February 28, 2020. Apply for PGDM admission 2020 at IBA Bangalore

IBA Accreditations
PGDM at Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore is now both Internationally Accredited (IACBE, approved by CHEA) & accredited by NBA (National Board of Accreditation).

Promoting and recognizing excellence in technical education in colleges and universities, NBA (National Board of Accreditation) in recent years has pretty much become the benchmark. Institutions, students, employers, and the public at large all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through the NBA accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by the NBA’s developmental approach to promote excellence in technical education.

Established in the year 2001 with single programme focus in mind – Post Graduate Management Programmes, Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore has established a tradition for excellence and quality in professional education over the years. Right from the beginning the institution has been attracting students from all parts of the country making it a ‘mini-Indiapura’.

IBA is approved by AICTE and Internationally Accredited by IACBE, USA (Recognized by CHEA, USA) and is the 19th among the 45 B – Schools (Out of 5000+ B – Schools in India) to get an International Accreditation. 

Sharing the key focus areas and highlights of management education at IBA Bangalore, Dr Manish Jain, Founder and Chairman of the institute said, We aim to build managers and leaders who are hardworking, who believe in dignity of labour, who are team players and pragmatic, having their foot firmly on ground.”

IBA Bangalore Placements
Over the years, IBA Bangalore has recorded consistently high placements. The placement 2019 for the 2017-19 batch has broken past record. The highest salary in Placement 2019 at IBA Bangalore has gone upto Rs.20 Lakhs from Rs. 12 lakhs last year. Average salary in Placement 2019 season was Rs.6.47 lakhs as against Rs.6.10 lakhs last year.

Placement 2020 for 2018-20 batch is on going and average salary has gone up to Rs. 6.80 Lakh

There were more than 100 companies who participated in placement 2019 and made offers to  participating students. Top recruiters at IBA Bangalore included Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co, Reckitt Benckiser, KPMG, ABP News, Landmark Group, BYJU’s, Bajaj Electricals, Deloitte, Bata, Bandhan Bank, Marico, Berger Paints, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd., Reliance Retail, Café Coffee Day among others.

IBA PGDM 2020-22 Intake
Indus Business Academy will offer admission to 180 students to its flagship PGDM 2020-22 batch

IBA Bangalore: PGDM Programme Fee
The 2 years PGDM 2020-22 programme fees payable by the students at IBA Bangalore is Rs. 8,24,000/-.

PGDM offered at IBA is a residential course and residential charges varies from Rs.1, 98,000/- to Rs. 2,88,000/- for the 2 years PGDM program, depending on the type of occupancy. Students have a choice to stay in single / single with attached bathrooms, double / double with attached bathrooms or triple rooms.

IBA Fee Waivers, Scholarships & Awards
IBA Bangalore offers Fee waivers, number of scholarships and awards to its deserving students.

Scholarships: Based on Academic Record

‘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.40,000/-
‘Sardarar Vallabhbhai Jhaveribhai 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.50,000/-
‘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.60,000/-
‘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:

Scholarships: Based on MBA Entrance Exam Score

CAT 2019 / XAT 2020 / GMAT or GRE (after July, 2019)
MAT 2019 & 2020 / ATMA 2019 & 2020
CMAT 2020
85 percentile or above
Composite Score of 750 or above
95 percentile or above
80 to 84.99 percentile
Composite Score of 700 to 749
90 to 94.99 percentile
70 to 79.99 percentile
Composite Score of 650 to 699
80 to 89.99 percentile
60 to 69.99 percentile
Composite Score of 600 to 649
70 to 79.99 percentile

Apart from the above, there are many scholarships and fee waiver schemes for the bright and economically backward candidates, consistent performers in academics, extra-curricular achievements among others.

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Innovative Pedagogy
IBA differentiates itself from other B-Schools by its innovative pedagogy and its teaching excellence. Regular Guest Lectures, company visits and panel discussions help students relate books with reality. PGDM at IBA is an Industry Driven and Students participation based Management Programme which not only focusses on teaching Management but also various skill building programmes, this helps students to plan their career for long term rather than a first job. IBA sources best of the senior practitioners who teach electives in second year.

Courses like Emotional Intelligence, Critical thinking, Transition Management, Managing Business Disruption and Social Entrepreneurship are taught in depth to develop them as holistic management professionals. In addition, they are also certified by KPMG in Six Sigma, in entrepreneurship by EDII & NEN (Wadhwani Operating Foundation, USA) and in Business Strategy through Capstone programme offered by CAPSIM, USA.

Students are assigned mentors who help students professionally and also nurture their skills to handle stress. In the second year, their transition to corporate gets dedicated attention through deep interactions with the alumni and senior practitioners from the industry.

IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria 2019 describe in detail the admission eligibility, shortlisting criteria, Fee, cut offs and final selection criteria in admission process.

Last Date to Apply: February 28, 2020
IBA Bangalore has announced the admission 2020 criteria. Deadline to apply for admission at IBA Bangalore is February 28, 2020. IBA will accept scores of CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, GRE,GATE exams. The application process is online and the application fee is Rs.750/-

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IBA Bangalore Admission Eligibility

  1. IBA eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline, with at least 50% marks or equivalent
  2. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum required percentage of marks is 45% in graduation.
  3. The candidate should have appeared in at least one of the MBA entrance exams - CAT 2019/XAT 2020/ CMAT 2020/MAT (Sept. 2019, Dec. 2019 & Feb. 2020)/ATMA 2019-20/ GMAT after Sept. 2019/ GRE after Sept. 2019/GATE 2019/20. You need to submit the photocopy of Score Card along with filled Application Form.
  4. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IBA Bangalore to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  5. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply

IBA Bangalore Admission Procedure

  • Eligible Students can apply to IBA by filling the Online Application Form.
  • Students will receive an email having their User ID and Password on their registered primary email id for the future reference.
  • Application Fee can be paid through Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / Demand Draft. After payment of the application fee and submission of the application form, students will receive a PDF copy of filled application form on their registered primary email id.
  • Students shall send a printed copy of filled application form along with other documents as mentioned in an email received by a student after submitting Online Form.
  • Once the application is received by the Admission Department of IBA, Bangalore, the student will receive a confirmation call and an email from the admissions department regarding the initial round of selection process i.e. submission of the SOP (Statement of Purpose).
  • Next step of selection process will be intimated to a student after receipt of SOP.
    Student/s will attend the Selection Process on the designated Date and Time along with the Original Copies of all the relevant documents.
  • The result will be intimated to students within 3 to 4 working days from the day of Selection Process. Selected students will receive an Admission Letter through email as well as by Post.
  • Student/s needs to send a confirmation mail of accepting the offer of admission within the specified date as mentioned in admission letter. After the last date, the seat will be offered to the next deserving candidate.
    Selected students are required to pay the prescribed fee by the date specified in admission letter.

IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria
The IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria 2020 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

  1. IBA Bangalore Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of IBA Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. IBA Bangalore will shortlist the candidates on the basis of following parameters:
  • IBA will consider aggregate scores of 10th, 12th and Bachelor Degree performance
  • IBA will short-list the candidates for GD/PI round based on their best available test scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/GRE/GATE
  • Applicants may submit more than one entrance test score. IBA will consider the best test score for shortlisting.
  1. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

The objective of IBA Selection Process for MBA aspirants is to assess communication skills, presentation skills, knowledge on current affairs, entrepreneurial abilities, understanding of markets, attitude, and aptness to take up the rigour of the programme.

  • Post short-listing on the basis of available scores, applicants will be called for the final selection round (GD-PI Round)
  • The candidates have to submit Statement of Purpose (SoP) during final selection round
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to go through the GD/PI round
  • Final selection is based on entrance exam score, Statement of Purpose (SoP), Academic Performance, Work Experience, performance in Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) among others
  • Final results will be declared within 3 to 4 working days from the day of GD & PI
  • Selected students are required to pay the prescribed fee within the specified date as mentioned in admission letter after the selection results failing which the seat will be offered to next deserving candidate
  • New Academic Session will commence on 18thJune 2020.

IBA Bangalore Admission Cut Off  
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 extracurricular 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.

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Selection Weightage for Final Admission
Final admission offer by IBA Bangalore for PGDM 2020-22 batch will be made on following parameters:

Weightage on a scale of 100
Important Points to Note
Scores of Aptitude Test (list of accepted tests given above)
 20 marks
Original Score Card will be verified at
GD/PI 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
Group Discussion
 10 Marks
Assessment will be done at GD & PI
SOP (Statement of Purpose)
 10 marks
Assessment will be done at GD & PI Centre
Personal Interview (PI)
 25 marks
Assessment will be done at GD & PI Centre
100 marks
Qualifying Marks - 60

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

PGDM program at IBA Bangalore is AICTE approved and learning experience at IBA is good. IBA Bangalore has been working with industry and academia for developing new domains of managerial thought and education and contributing to the process of building leaders in today’s global business environment.

In previous Batches of IBA Bangalore, 25% to 30% of Batch comprised students with varied work experience up to 6 years. It may be noted that the Admission at IBA is purely on Applicant’s merit & performance during the Admission Phase.

IBA Bangalore is one among the largest integrated B-School having built-up area of approx. 3.0 Lac sq. ft over 8.5 acre campus dedicated only for the Management programme. The students have access to dedicated resources, laptops loaded with software to access databases, data mining, statistical tools and more than 3500 management journals, access to business news, Bloomberg Businessweek etc. The campus is equipped with modern facilities including in-house store, ATM, Gym, Doctor, indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

Ever since its inception, the founding mission at IBA has been to bring excellence in Teaching, Training, Corporate Networking and in Placements. The journey in pursuit of this mission has seen it progress into the league of Top 1% B-Schools in India, and stand apart distinctly from the rest. IBA Bangalore is possibly one of the very few or the only institute that teaches Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Sales and Negotiation, Interpersonal Interactions and Managing life transitions as a full course. All these courses and practical learnings helps students develop as confident individuals, ready to take challenges and perform in today’s competitive world

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