Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees; Apply by March 15, 2019

IBA Bangalore PGDM Admissions 2019
Tuesday, February 26 2019, 10:46 AM
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore PGDM Admission 2019 is open. IBA will shortlist the candidates for Group Discussion & Personal Interview round on the basis of CAT/ XAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA/GRE/GATE scores. Last date to apply for admission is March 15, 2019. IBA Bangalore will generate merit list on the basis of weightage criteria for various components in final selection round

MBA admission 2019 at Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore is open for all categories of candidates - Karnataka domicile as well as Non-Karnataka candidates. The last date to apply for admission to PGDM 2019-21 batch at IBA Bangalore is March 15, 2019. The application process is online and the application fee is also low enough at Rs.750/-. Apply for PGDM admission 2019 at IBA Bangalore

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’.

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Sharing the key focus areas and highlights of management education at IBA Bangalore, Dr Manish Jain, Founder and Chairman of the institute says, 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 is in progress and is poised to break 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 reported so far in Placement 2019 season is Rs.6.47 lakhs as against Rs.6.10 lakhs last year.

There were 107 companies who participated in placement 2018 and made offers to 177 participating students. Top recruiters at IBA Bangalore included Colgate, Reckitt Benckiser, Landmark group (Lifestyle), Bata, Bridgestone, Bajaj Electricals, Café Coffee Day, Deloitte, KPMG, BYJU’S, Mahindra Finance, Marico, Godrej, Grant Thornton, Tata Motors among others.

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.

IBA is approved by AICTE and Internationally Accredited by IACBE, USA (Recognized by CHEA, USA) and is the 19th among the 42 B – Schools (Out of 5000+ B – Schools in India) to get an International Accreditation. 

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.

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: March 15, 2019
IBA Bangalore has announced the MBA 2019 admission criteria. Deadline to apply for admission at IBA Bangalore is March 15, 2019. 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/-. Apply for PGDM admission 2019 at IBA Bangalore

How to Apply for Admission
Application for PGDM Admission 2019 at IBA Bangalore should be filled up and submitted online at the institute’s website by making payment of application fee of Rs.750/- and then send the hard copy to IBA Bangalore. The Application process is shared below:

  • Step-1: Start the Online Application form by filling the personal details. Students will receive an email having their User ID and Password on their registered primary email id for the future reference.
  • Step-2: Fill up academic details from class 10 onwards
  • Step-3: Fill in details about your work experience, if any
  • Step-4: Enter details about family background. Enter all the information regarding parent's / guardian’s address, email ID, telephone number, and mobile number 
  • Step-5: Enter the details of entrance score.
  • Step-6: Make payment of application fee of Rs.750/- online. Application Fee can be paid through Credit Card / Debit Card / Demand Draft.
  • Step-7: After completely filling the Online form you need to take a printout of the filled in Application Form and send it along with self-attested photocopies of all the relevant documents.

IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria
IBA look at overall performance of an aspirant like marks in 10th, 12th and Bachelor Degree. Whether aspiring students has other interests like sports, 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 IBA Bangalore Admission Criteria 2019 is a two step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on entrance exam score & SOP and the Final admission selection Criteria based on other key components apart from entrance exam score:

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 both aggregate scores and sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • IBA will short-list the candidates for further round based on their SOP submission & 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.

2. 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 (Personal Interview)
  • Student/s will attend the Selection Process on the designated Date and Time along with the Original Copies of all the relevant documents.
  • 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 Selection Process.
  • Selected students will receive an Admission Letter through email as well as by Post.
  • 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 June 20, 2019.

IBA Bangalore Admission Cut Off  
IBA Bangalore has not prescribed any minimum cut offs in the admission process. It depends upon the quality & number of applications received and varies from year to year for different courses. 

Indus Business Academy will decide the Cutoff 2019 on the basis of aggregate percentile score in the entrance exam although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam.  

Selection Weightage for Final Admission
Final admission offer by IBA Bangalore for PGDM 2019-21 batch will be made on following parameters:

Weightage on a scale of 100
Important Points to Note
Scores of MBA Entrance Test (CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA etc.)
 20 marks
Original Score Card will be verified at
GD/PI centre
Academic Performance
 30 marks
10 Marks each for Bachelor Degree, 12th and 10th Standard.
Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities
 05 marks
Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities Taken together
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

IBA Bangalore: PGDM Programme Fee
The 2 years PGDM 2019-21 programme fees payable by the students at IBA Bangalore is Rs. 7,52,000/-.

PGDM offered at IBA is a residential course and residential charges varies from Rs. 90,000/- to Rs. 1,35,000/- per annum 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.

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

Scholarships: Based on MBA Entrance Exam Score

CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 / GMAT or GRE (after July, 2018)
MAT 2018 & 2019 / ATMA 2018 & 2019
CMAT 2019
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

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:

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.

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.

PGDM programme 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.

IBA started the PGDM 2019 admission process in Nov, 2018 and so far, according to Dr Manish Jain, “As against previous year, we have seen the profile of students and average experience going up this year with more diversity (both location and educational background) with healthy mix of boys and girls.”

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.

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