Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM - L)
Location & Infra:
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM - L) has two campuses, one in Lucknow and the other in Noida. The Noida campus is still under development, and has been marked out primarily for executive education.
The Lucknow campus is spread over acres and acres of land, and is lush green from the inside.
The infrastructure is very good as well. There are hostels for both boys and girls. The campus has one of the best conference halls in the country. It has a well-equipped library, and facilities for sports and recreation for students. The campus is completely WiFi enabled.
Fees & Placements:
The fees for the PGDM course is about Rs. 12 Lakh.
IIM Lucknow has consistently had 100% placements in the past few years. In 2011, there were 446 offers for a batch of 389 students. 221 companies participated in the placement process. Job profiles offered were predominantly consulting, finance, sales and marketing. Some of the major recruiters were Ernst and Young, Deutsche Bank, Boston Consulting Group, PWC, McKinsey, ITC, HUL, TAS, and Accenture.
IIM Lucknow, as a rule, do not disclose their packages, but they are believed to be in the range of ‘Very High’. The fees charged for the batch of 2011-13 was Rs. 12 Lakh.
- Post Graduate Program in Management
- Post Graduate Program in Agribusiness management
Faculty & Pedagogy:
IIM Lucknow is often ranked as the fourth best B School in India, and major credit for this goes to the faculty. The professors are from a rich academic background, with affiliations with top schools like Harvard, Stanford and MIT.
The pedagogy is mainly case-study based. There is a 10:1 student teacher ratio. Courses are redesigned every year with feedback from industry.
Crowd & Campus Life:
The majority of the crowd, as one would expect, comes from an engineering background. There is a rather Unhealthy male to female ratio, but that’s something that is common in most of the top Bschools.
The life at IIM-L isn’t only academic-oriented. Students manage to find some time for recreation as well as socializing. There are 20+ committees in the campus, and students participate actively in them.
But all the extra-curriculars in no way mean that life here isn’t hectic. The massive number of projects and case studies ensure that an average student spends a fair few sleepless nights trying to make deadlines.
IIM Lucknow has an executive program in association with Reliance Communications. They also have an understanding in place according to which many IIM-L alumni assist some UNICEF programs.
IIM Lucknow also has tie-ups with a number of international universities like Brock University Canada, European University and George Mason University, National University of Singapore, Copenhagen Business School, and many more .
583 offers were made to a batch of 434.Students of IIM-L were also made offers by Standard Chartered, Citibank for their market profile. Investment banking roles were also offered by Avendus Capital, Edelweiss, Deutsche Bank and HDFC Bank, among others. HSBC, on the other hand, recruited for its private banking role.
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Flipkart also visited the campus. Frost & Sullivan, Singapore was one of the most sought after international internship.
The 1st IIM to start another campus (Noida), now even IIM Indore has started another campus in Mumbai.
- KV Pratap – Chief Economic Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office
- Rakesh Jha – Deputy CFO, ICICI Bank
- Kameswara Rao – Partner, PwC India
It’s the next best thing after IIMs A, B and C. Fantastic campus, excellent placements, and every reason to take it up if you get a chance.
Indian Institute of Management
Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road,
Lucknow - 226 013.
Phone : (91-0522) 2734101 - 120