does IBA have to offer the Management aspirant?
IBA is a management education institute founded to
develop a cadre of world class management professionals.
It has been conceived as a centre of excellence and
frankly the shortcomings of many existing institutions
have helped point us in the right direction. We offer
a two year Management education program that is at
par with the best and equips one to step confidently
into the international management arena.
How is IBA different from
any other B-school?
I would say that difference stems from attitude. We
recognise that the conventional approach to management
education is to churn out managers for whom theory
is management. At IBA, we endeavour to develop a thinking
individual who has the mental flexibility to adapt
concepts to new situations maybe even develop new
concepts. While there are other institutions that
are beginning to question existing management education
patterns instead we have gone ahead and the continuous
feedback from Industry strengthens our curriculum
that addresses the realities of today's knowledge
Is attitude enough to help
managers face a dynamic future?
No. But then we don't stop at attitude alone, we back
it up with helping students develop skill sets that
equip them with the ability to analyse and devise
appropriate solutions. Our educational programs focus
on providing as close to a 'live' management environment
as possible. While concepts are imbibed through the
traditional lecture methods, case studies are utilized
to enable students to discover theory in application.
Real time projects provide that essential 'hands-on'
experience without which education remains in the
realm of academia. As a matter of fact we even go
to the extent of providing our students with exposure
to international management practices through a visit
to corporates and institutions abroad.
you say your program is more rigorous than other similar
Definitely so. Being an autonomous institution gives
us the advantage of devising a program which has far
more to offer in the curriculum. Our Governing Council
and Industry contacts, which consists of leading corporate
Mangers, Consultants, Researchers, Administrators
and Academicians, is responsible for designing a program
that is relevant to contemporary needs. The emphasis
is on delivering a program that helps the student
build a solid career. Towards this we actively address
the subject areas, personality, emotional and ethical
development of the individual as well.
is the student evaluation carried out?
As an institution that provides a holistic management
education it is natural that our approach to evaluation
is also holistic. We have avoided the trap of judging
by the results of term examinations. Instead we adopt
an evaluation process that is on-going throughout
the program and Multidimensional. Performance of the
student is assessed through seminars, debates, presentations,
critiques and case study analyses besides book reviews
and an examination. The assessment is designed to
enable students to understand their shortcomings so
that they may overcome them.
does IBA stand in its All India Ranking?
We are ranked as mentioned below by various agencies
78th by Cosmode / Business World Survey 2005
Category A Level 1, Institute
by Business India Survey 2005.
Top 100 B-Schools by Dalal Street Journal
was IBA established?
IBA was established in 2001.The core team consists
of IITs, IIMs & scions of the corporate world.
The first campus was established in Bangalore - the
IT, BT, Education & Technology capital of India
- a city blessed with education friendly ambience
and having excellent placement and training opportunities.
Driven by the success, IBA has now spread its wings
and has set up its second campus - a state of the
art integrated 5 acre facility - in Greater Noida
- the modern, green city in the National Capital Region.
IBAs promoters, the eminent Academic Advisory
Council, young and energetic Director and CEO, Dean
and Faculty are passionate about IBAs development.
are the members of the IBAs Academic Advisory
Mr. Ashok Kumar
TATA Electric Co., Trombay
B M L Jain
Chairman, Indian Business Academy
CMD, M.J. Group, New Delhi
Gopal P Mahapatra
Director-Training & O.D., Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Ex. MD, T.V. Rao Learning Systems, Bangalore
Hriday Mohan Jain
Samrat Ashok Technological Institute
CEO, Indian Business Academy
Director, MUHEPL, New Delhi
Honble Minister (Ex.), Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
Chairman, VMoksha Technologies
Ex-President, Tata IBM
Director, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Bangalore
Rajen K. Gupta
Chairman, HB & OD Area, MDI Gurgaon
Director-Vinsurge, Ex-CEO Ensit Solutions, Ex- Sr.
Manager of the Australian Trade Commission
Subhash Sharma, Dean, IBA
PGDBM IIM-A, Ph D (University of Southern California
Director, Corporate Workshops & Sri Sri Rural
The Art of Living
IBA a residential campus?
Both the campuses of IBA (Bangalore & Greater
Noida) provides in-campus separate residential facilities
for boys and girls with round-the-clock security out
side the hostels.
it mandatory to stay in Hostel?
IBA is a residential campus.
are the Electives offered in PGPM?
The Electives offered are
Finance Marketing International
Business HRM Operations IT
IBA offer dual specialization?
Yes, IBA offers Dual Specialization. Students have
to choose electives from 2 areas.
is the Overseas Business Study Mission (OBSM) all
IBA perceives that todays emerging managers
must have a global outlook and extend the academics
to an Overseas Business Study Mission in which about
two weeks, the final year students are taken abroad
and made to interact with executives in the overseas
successful enterprises. The Top 40 performers in the
first year at IBA get this exposure. In past IBA students
have visited countries like UK, Singapore and Malaysia.
is the eligibility to apply for IBAs PG Program
Bachelors degree in any discipline with minimum
50% marks. If you are final year student you are eligible
are the All India Aptitude tests IBA Considers for
its PGPM Programme?
IBA recognizes the below mentioned All India Management
Aptitude Tests as directed by the Ministry of HRD,
Govt. of India.
XAT 2006/ATMA 2006/CAT 2006/MAT 2005/06
could not opt for IBA while registering to XAT 2006/ATMA
2006/CAT 2006/MAT 2005, 06. Can I apply now to IBA?
Yes, you can apply. What you need to do is to attach
a photocopy of the score card along with the application
is the cut of MAT/XAT/CAT/ATMA?
As such there is no cut off. What matters is your
overall performance during the admission procedure.
IBA believes in not only taking the Aptitude Test
Score, but also understanding the Managerial abilities
of a candidate. The comprehensive evaluation is done
through Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Psychometric
Test. We have weightages given for each of these parameters.
stages of selection process and the weightages are:
Test Score :
(Attested copy of the Score Card must be attached
along with the Application Form)
will be conducted on a single day at a
centre chosen by you in your application form
(Assessment will be given based on your Academic
will be done during the Personal Interview)
final admission will depend purely on your performance
as mentioned above.
to apply for the PGPM Programme?
The Application kit is available at IBA Bangalore
Campus and select centres of IMS, Career Launcher,
Career Forum, Professional Tutorials, on payment of
Rs.800/- in cash.
Apply online or download Application Form: www.ibainternational.org
For Application kit by Post, send DD of Rs.800/- in
favour of Arihant Education & Research
Foundation, payable at Bangalore to the Admissions
Dept, Bangalore Campus.
do I sent the Demand Draft along with Completed Application
You can send either by
: Speed Post / Regd. Post
COURIERS : First Flight / Professional
Do I have to buy separate Application Form for Bangalore
& Greater Noida Campus?
No, its centralized admission process and you dont
need to apply separately. In the application form
you have to fill your preferences.
are the GD & PI Centres?
subject to change)
GD & PI
will be held during the month of April
are the companies which regularly come for campus
Companies which have been regularly coming for placements
DR. REDDYS LABS
TAJ GROUP OF HOTELS
TIMES OF INDIA
FROST & SULLIVAN
KUEHNE+NAGEL INTL AG
HILL & ASSOCIATES
IBM GLOBAL SERVICES
MASON & SUMMERS
is the placement scenario of this year?
90% of our students are placed; the rest will be placed
within couple of weeks. Traditionally, the placements
used to get over in month of April. This year, the
placements will get over in the month of February,
which itself speaks a lot about the performance of
our alumni in the industry.
The average salary this year has gone up to 3.2 lacs(CTC).
Highest being 5.5 lacs(CTC) per annum.
lap top compulsory for all students?
Yes, lap top is compulsory for all the students. We
facilitate from the vendors to get you the best rate
with the latest configurations.
Lap top included in the fees Structure?
No, Lap top is not included in the fees Structure.
is the intake of students?
Bangalore - 180
Greater Noida - 90
loans given by banks for IBA program ?
Most of the banks provide loan to our students. Some
of Banks which have provided loan facilities in past
are SBI, SBM, Corporation Bank, Indian Bank, Punjab
National Bank, Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank, Allahabad
Bank, UTI Bank, UCO Bank and Syndicate Bank. The copies
of the same are available with the admissions dept.
will receive my Degree Mark Statement only after July?
How do I stand if I am selected?
You will be provisionally admitted to IBA and before
the end of the first trimester you need to submit
the Degree Certificate.