The selection process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by personal interview (PI). IFMR has two rounds of admission for the PGDM batch 18 (2017-19).
The Early Decision Round is dedicated to those applicants with work experience of 12 months to 36 months as of 30th November 2016. The deadline for this round is 18th December 2016. The selection process for this round scheduled in late January and February 2017 is expected be held at the following 10 Indian cities – Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune – subject to a viable number of shortlisted candidates in each of these centers.
The General Round is open to all applicants, who may or may not be currently employed. The deadline for this round is 22nd January 2017. The selection process for this round scheduled in March 2017 is expected to be held at the following 20 Indian cities, subject to a viable number of shortlisted candidates in each of these centers.
- East Zone – Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi
- North Zone – Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow
- South Zone – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore
- West Zone – Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur.
Shortlist will be announced by the 22nd of February 2016.