IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019: PGPM 2019-21 Batch Commences with 235 Students comprising 40% Females

Wednesday, June 26 2019, 01:40 PM
IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019
IIM Tiruchirappalli has inaugurated its 9th PGPM batch and 7th FPM batch on June 24 with 235 students in its PGPM 2019-21 program who got admission as per IIM Trichy admission criteria 2019. The batch was given warm welcome at the inauguration ceremony by the Chief Guest, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli, Chairperson, PGPM among other distinguished faculty members, parents and students

IIM Tiruchirappalli has inaugurated its 9th PGPM batch 2019-21 on June 24, 2019 with 235 students admitted to its flagship two-year full-time PGPM  programme – Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). The inauguration ceremony witnessed the launch of the 7th batch of the doctoral programme – Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). The inauguration ceremony held on June 24 was graced by Chief Guest Shri Harsh Sachdev, Executive Director (Regional Services) Marketing Division, Indian Oil Corporation.

The event began with an invocation and the lighting of the lamp, followed by a welcome address by Dr. Godwin Tennyson, Chairperson, PGPM. Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli delivered the Director’s Address in which he mentioned the unique features of Trichy and what makes it the land of intellectuals.

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IIM Trichy PGPM 2019-21 Batch Profile: Highlights 
Based on the IIM Trichy final selection criteria with focus on diversity, IIM Trichy has admitted a more diverse PGPM 2019-21 batch. Key highlights of the batch are:

  • Total Students Admitted in PGPM 2019-21 Batch: 235
  • Female Students: 40%
  • Non-Engineers: 31%
  • Freshers: 23%
  • Students with Work Experience: 77% with an average experience of 2 years plus

Addressing the new batch, the Chief Guest said that every destination is a doorway to new opportunities and the key attribute of success is GRIT which entails all the qualities of a great leader. He quoted example of Abraham Lincoln and emphasized that in the new paradigm, world students should sharpen their knowledge and skills. He also encouraged students to sow seeds of health, sustainability, empathy and faith which would bear fruits in long term. Shri Sachdev requested students to focus on values that define a leader.

On the occasion, the Chief Guest presented the Term Wise Merit Awards for best academic performance in the first year of the PGPM 2018-20 batch to Ms. Vadlamudi Swetha and Ms. Navisa J. He also gave away the Director’s Merit Awards to the top 5% of the students in the entire batch identified based on their academic performance during the 1st year to Ms. Vadlamudi Swetha, Ms. Navisa J, Mr. Amit Narendula, Mr. Karthigeyan R, Mr. Rajan V Harkare, Mr. Devarun Dutta, Ms. K Namitha and Ms. Neeta Miriam Cherian.

Dr Metri, Director IIM Trichy shared about the state-of-the-art infrastructure of IIM Trichy including the construction of 2 MW solar plant by REC Ltd., which would come up in six months’ time. Sharing with the new batch, he highlighted that the facilities were conducive to all round learning at the campus. The faculty members have strong research base and global exposure. Dr Metri also mentioned that IIM Trichy has the International Week Program where every student gets a chance to learn from International scholars from top Business Schools. He concluded by mentioning that the cultural history of the land is a matter of pride as the leaders of leaders belonged to Trichy.

The New batch inauguration ceremony event saw Tree Plantation ceremony planned for evening in association with Tamil Nadu Forest Department. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Professor Sankalp Pratap, Chairperson, Fellow Programme and Research. The event concluded with National Anthem.

IIM Trichy has two campuses. The main campus is at Tiruchirappalli which offers flagship 2 years full time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is recognized as equivalent to a Master’s Degree of an Indian University for the purpose of admission to higher studies, Association of Indian Universities.

The other campus of IIM Trichy is at Chennai that offers Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM). The PGPBM is meant for working professionals only and the classes are conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

IIM Trichy admission process for the flagship PGP 2019-21 batch was based on CAT 2018 score, shortlist for Personal Appearance (PA), conduct of common PI & WAT round for participating IIMs and final admission offer. The PGP 2019-21 batch at IIM Trichy has a sanctioned intake of 210 students.

Although, IIM Tiruchirappalli awarded 50% importance to CAT 2018 score in preparing final admission merit list, other parameters also played major role in final selection round. IIM Trichy awarded 28% Weightage to PI and WAT components to arrive at the final merit list after PA round.

IIM Trichy application fee was included in the CAT 2018 Registration fee of Rs.1900/-. Candidates applying for CAT 2018 had to exercise their option to be considered by IIM Tiruchirappalli for admission in the programme column of the CAT 2018 application form without paying any separate fee. Last date to apply for CAT 2018 and to IIM Tiruchirappalli was September 26, 2018.

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Criteria
IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2019-21 had three steps. The three-stages of selection criteria were:

  1. Eligibility criteria
  2. Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Appearance (PA) Process
  3. Final Admission Selection criteria

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM  Trichy Eligibility criteria required that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. One of the most important points in IIM Trichy Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate had to appear in CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to be considered for shortlisting
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGP 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 IIM Trichy by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and were awaiting results were also eligible to apply for IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019-21. Such a candidate needed to produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. IIM Trichy Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, could not be eligible for the IIM Tiruchirappalli admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2019 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2019) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It was mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Trichy and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2019.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019. 

IIM Tiruchippalli Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM Trichy Admission criteria was the shortlisting criteria before Personal Appearance (PA) round. IIM Tiruchippalli has used CAT 2018 percentile score for shortlisting candidates for PI & WAT:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Trichy Admission Criteria awarded 100% weight to CAT 2018 score.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT 2018
  • If the candidate did not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, he/she has not been considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for PI-WAT process had to attend both WAT and PI which was be a common process for all the participating IIMs

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Cut Off  
IIM Trichy Cut off 2019 was liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 were considered for shortlisting.

The table below indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates for shortlisting for the PI & WAT. However, achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT was necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted by IIM Trichy. The actual cut-off percentiles for the 2019-21 batch remained higher. IIM Tiruchirappalli decided the number of candidates called for the PI & WAT for each category, depending on which the cut off percentiles also changed. 

Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates were eligible to participate in PI-WAT round for admission to IIM Tiruchippalli
  • Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT) were conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. 
  • The shortlisted candidates had to participate both in Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The final selection round for IIM Trichy Admission was common for the new IIMs who participated in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019. IIM Ranchi coordinated CAP 2019.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2019 were considered for preparing the IIM Trichy merit list
  • IIM Trichy selection criteria after final admission round awarded 50% weight to CAT 2018  Score; 14% weight to Personal Interview(PI); 14% weight to Writing Ability Test (WAT); 10% Weight to Academic profile; 5% Weight to Work Experience; 5% weight to Gender Diversity and 2% Weight to professional Qualification.
  • Candidates who did not obtain certain minimum scores in the WAT & PI were not considered for the merit list. The minimum scores were decided by IIM Trichy at its discretion.

IIM Tiruchirappalli Final Selection Criteria Weights
The table below clarifies the parameters and corresponding weightages used to arrive at the composite score of the candidates, which were used by IIM Trichy to prepare the final merit list for admissions.   

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2018 Score
CAT score for the candidates who have opted for admission to IIM Trichy
Personal Interview (PI)
PI will test Communication Skills,  Academic
Ability, Current Affairs & General Awareness,
 Managerial & Leadership Abilities,  Co-
curricular and Extra-curricular Activities
Written Ability Test (WAT)
WAT tested the Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills
Academic Profile
To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage was applied to different disciplines – 0.5 to Engg & Technology; 1 to Arts,Humanities, Medicine, Science, Management etc.
Professional Qualification
Passed in CA/CS/ICWA
Work Experience
Based on quantum and quality
Gender Diversity
For Female candidates only
Total Weightage points
After Final Selection Round

IIM Tiruchippalli Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Tiruchirapplli Admission process:

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2018 considered for Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Trichy. Category wise short-lists of the candidates are prepared for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2018 score, who have applied to the programme at the time of submitting the CAT 2018 application form and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Trichy.

Step 2: Shortlisted Candidates had to attend Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2019 consisted of both PI & WAT round in final selection process. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in PI & WAT will not be considered for the final selection.

Step 3: After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Trichy to successful candidates. The final selection is based on composite score of the candidates which includes performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, work experience, diversity among others. Category wise merit list was generated based on weightages awarded to various components.  

Step 4: Final Admission Offer was made to the candidates in the last week of April 2019 on the basis of Final Merit Score and was available on IIM Tiruchirappalli website. 

IIM Tiruchirappalli Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Tiruchirappalli is Rs 14,00,000/-.
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on  travel, clothes and laundry are extra.

IIM Tiruchippalli Intake
IIM Trichy PGPM batch 2019-21 sanctioned intake is 240 students

IIM Tiruchirappalli Placements
The Placements at IIM Trichy have been rising consistently. Last 6 years Placement trends at IIM Trichy are shared below:

Placement batch
Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
Highest salary (Rs. In lakhs)

Top recruiters at IIM Trichy include Accenture, BPCL, Bosch, Aditya Birla Group, Dell, Deloitte, EXL, HPCL, HDFC, L&T, Infosys, J P Morgan Chase, Cognizant, Hyundai, ICICI, JIO, Mahindra, SBI, RBS, YES Bank.

IIM Trichy New Campus
IIM Trichy has moved to its newly built 175 acre permanent campus with world class amenities. The new campus was inaugurated on April 3, 2017 by the Union HRD Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar.

The new campus is built on the land area of 175 acres at a cost of Rs.772 crores and was constructed in a record 30 months. It is located at Trichy-Pudukkottai road near Chinna Suriyur village. The Hostels at Campus can accommodate 400 students and include staff and faculty residences as well as recreation club. Class rooms are designed to offer learning with an open mind. Three types of class rooms with a capacity of 25 students each, 50 students each and 80 students each have been created

IIM Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), the 11th IIM in the country started functioning in 2011. The B-school is led by Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Trichy. The institute focuses on developing competent professionals for the industry. The flagship programme, PGPM has been instrumental in achievement of this goal. Hard Work, Perseverance, Passion and Integrity are some of the virtues taught at the institute. IIM-T has a collection of eminent faculty and motivated students which form its backbone. Ensuring an optimal student-teacher ratio to encourage better learning and to impart appropriate guidance is one of the key USPs of IIM Trichy.

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