Delivering Leaders to the Nation
  • Specializations:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Data Sciences / Business Analytics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Operations and Information Systems
Students with Work experience @ IFMR
  • Have an average of 27 months experience
  • Get roles which are either client facing or involve managing others
  • Are placed at Salaries above Rupees Ten Lakh if they return to their domain
  • Get a premium of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 Lakh over fresh graduates even in other domains
Salary in Rs lakh against Months of Work Experience: data up to 31 Dec 16
Does NOT include latest offer of Rs 18 Lakh obtained by three students

PGDM Placements

Specialization of Students Batch 16 (2017 Graduation) Proportion of students Average Salary in Rs Lakh Highest Salary in Rs Lakh^ Roles Offered Prominent Recruiters
BFSI Operations 19% 8.7 11.0 Team Lead, Operations Analysis, Project Mgmt Bank of America, Genpact, JP Morgan, RBS, SCOPE International
Consulting, HR & others 25% 8.8 11.3 Business Analysis, Consultant, Recruitment, Training, Corporate Planning Accenture, Cognizant, Infosys, i-Nautix, Temenos, TCS
Finance and Financial Engineering 35% 9.4 14.0 Equity Research, Risk Analysis, Credit Underwriting ANZ, Credit Suisse, CRISIL, Deloitte, HDFC, SBI Caps
Marketing / Sales 21% 8.8 12.0 Area /Territory, Pre-Sales, Product Mgmt, Relationship Mgmt Bajaj Fin Serv, DSP Blackrock, HSBC, Hyundai, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Whirlpool, Yes Bank
^ does not include data pertaining to three students who got an offer of Rs 18 lakh in January.
CTC PGDM Batch 2014 – 16
  • Average CTC: Rs. 9 lakhs PA
  • Highest CTC: Rs. 18 lakhs PA
  • 100% Placement since inception

Corporate Speak

“IFMR students are not only technically equipped in the requisite work skills but also excel in their practical applications. Their value addition to the organization has been immense.”
“Our organization has been associated with IFMR graduates for some time now; the students are industry ready and well trained in soft skills. They are leaders as well as great team players.”

Alumni Speak


Mr. Vijay Manickavasagam

Product Manager, Amazon Marketplace (Batch 2007)
“You would be terribly mistaken if you thought IFMR is just a place to learn Cutting Edge Management Subjects. Apart from offering the most up to date and dynamic curriculum, IFMR gave me an opportunity to interact closely with research scholars from Global Universities, Industry Captains and some of the brightest minds of the country. This helped me to figure out what I wanted to do in life and appropriately choose my career!”

Mr. Rajiv Mohapatra

Lead Consultant, Insights & Data, Capgemini (Batch 2011)
“My two year stint at IFMR has helped me significantly establish myself as a Financial Risk Consultant at Capgemini. The inputs from the case based approach followed in the classroom helped us in understanding the application of theory.The diversity of work experiences from my batchmates would enrich our discussions, adding different perspectives on everything. These experiences ensured that my transition from campus to corporate was seamless.”

IFMR is located in SriCity, just an hours drive from Chennai. IFMR B-School boasts of a 3,00,000 sq.ft wi-fi enabled campus in 40 acres of land. Some of facilities include:

  • Multi-media enabled air conditioned class rooms
  • Lab for simulated and real trading on NSE, with live feeds
  • HT Parekh Library with electronic journal access, apart from books and multi-media is recognized as a World Bank repository
  • ATM, Launderettes, dedicated TV rooms
  • Hostel rooms on twin sharing basis with attached bath & geyser
  • Mess, QSR and Indian fast food outlet
  • Store for stationery, soft drinks, packed snacks and personal care products

For nature lovers, we have a water body, and a walkway around the perimeter of the campus, with plenty of greenery, and ducks. For sportswomen and men, we have three volleyball courts, a basketball court, a badminton court, a hockey ground, football ground and cricket ground, tables for TT, and separate gyms in the ladies and gents hostels, fully equipped for all round fitness and body building. Then, there is LAASYA, the cultural club which organizes music and dance events, DJ nights and movie nights.



  • Graduate or final year of graduation in any discipline
  • Track record of good academic performance (above 60% in Class X, Class XII and Graduation)
  • Valid score of CAT 2016, XAT 2017, CMAT 2017 or GRE/GMAT* taken on after 1st January 2014
Application to the PGDM program can be submitted only online.

For the early decision round, the admission committee will shortlist based on performance in Class X, XII and Graduation and the selection process will focus on the applicants work experience. Only when compiling the final score the percentile in the entrance examination and the applicant’s achievements at the work place or other areas will be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for our selection process, to be held at Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune – subject to a viable number of shortlisted candidates in each of these centers.

Last date to apply for the Early Decision Round is 5th February 2017.

Merit Scholarships

Based on the academic performance (CGPA) during the 2 years, top performers of the class will be given a merit scholarship on the following scale:

  • First Rank : Rs. 2 Lakhs
  • Next 3 students : Rs. 1 Lakh each

Merit-cum-means Scholarship (Up to 10% of Students)

IFMR desires that a meritorious student shall not be denied management education for want of financial ability.

Hence, IFMR offers merit-cum-means scholarships for the top 18 students. For more details, just register with your details.