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Indus Business Academy - [IBA], Bangalore

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Indus Business Academy - [IBA], Bangalore


Established in the year 2001, Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bengaluru is one of the top private MBA colleges in Bengaluru. The institute boasts of being one of the top 1% colleges in India and one among the only 56 out of more than 5000 colleges in India to receive an International Accreditation by IACBE. World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) has certified IBA (process evaluated by KPMG) as one of Asia’s fastest-growing Institutes.

IBA, Bangalore is known for its 2-year full-time flagship PGDM program in multiple specializations. IBA shortlists the candidates for GD/PI round based on their best available test scores in CAT/XAT/ GMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GRE/ GATE and state level exams such as MAH-CET, KMAT, PGCET, etc. Final admission selection Criteria is based on other key components apart from entrance exam score like SOP, work experience, extra curricular activities and Interview performance. 

At IBA placements is not a seasonal task but instead a process that is initiated by means of Advanced Placement & Training Programme (APTP) right from the day when the student joins for the course. The Average salary in Placement 2020-22 was INR 7.02 LPA and the highest salary stood at INR 13.67 LPA. Top recruiters at IBA Bangalore included Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co, Reckitt Benckiser, KPMG, ABP News, Landmark Group, BYJU’s etc.

Indus Business Academy Quick Facts

  • Chosen as one among the Top Education Brands 2020 (under Category – Excellence and Innovation in Management) at the BW Education Leadership Summit 2020.
  • 3D Centre, Student Activity Centre, Executive Training Centre for all-round development of students.
  • Enlisted among the T-100 Institutes in India which includes 78 IIMs, IITs, NITS + 22 other premier Institutes & Universities of repute and G-250 Institutes
  • 360 degree approach of learning with global inputs

Indus Business Academy Ranking & Accreditation

Ranking Body

Ranking Parameter


Times B School 2022

Overall Category


Outlook India B-school Survey 2020 

Private MBA


Indiatoday 2020 



Times of India 2021



Times of India 2021




MBA equivalence





Indus Business Academy Courses,Eligibility, Admission Criteria, Fees

Course Name

Course Eligibility

Course Fee( in INR)


Eligibility: Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's Degree with at least 60% marks from an UGC recognized university./ Final year appearing students can also apply
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ KMAT/ MAH-CET scores +GD+PI+SOP
Intake: 180

8.51 Lacs

PGDM International Business

Eligibility:A Bachelor’s degree in any field from any statutory University approved by UGC with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories)
Applicants, who are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree, are also eligible to apply.
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ KMAT/ MAH-CET scores +SOP+GD+PI
Intake: 60

8.51 Lacs

How to Apply for Admission?

Application for MBA Admission 2022 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:

  • Eligible Students can apply to IBA by filling the Online Application Form.
  • Students will receive an email having their User ID and Password on their registered primary email id for future reference.
  • Application Fee can be paid through Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / Demand Draft. After payment of the application fee and submission of the application form, students will receive a PDF copy of the filled application form on their registered primary email id.
  • Students shall send a printed copy of the filled application form along with other documents, as mentioned in an email received by them after submitting Online Form.
  • Once the application is received by the Admission Department of IBA Bangalore, the student will receive a confirmation call and an email from the admissions department regarding the initial round of selection process i.e., submission of the SOP (Statement of Purpose).
  • The next step of the selection process will be intimated to a student after receipt of the SOP.
  • Students shall attend the Selection Process on the designated Date and Time along with the Original Copies of all their relevant documents.
  • The result shall be intimated to students within 3 to 4 working days from the day of the Selection Process. Selected students will receive an Admission Letter through email as well as by Post.
  • Students need to send a confirmation mail of accepting the offer of admission within the specified date as mentioned in the admission letter. After the last date, the seat will be offered to the next deserving candidate.
  • Selected students are required to pay the prescribed fee by the date specified in the admission letter.


Indus Business Academy offers PG Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the duration of two-year (Two Semester) within the following specializations:

  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics & E-business
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Human Resource
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship Management

Indus Business Academy Cut off 2023 (Expected)

National Level Test

Cut off (in Percentile and scores)












550 score

Selection Weightage for Final Admission

Final admission offer by IBA Bangalore for PGDM 2022-24 batch will be made on following parameters:

Scores of Aptitude Test (list of accepted tests given under Eligibility Criteria)

20 marks

Original Score Card will be verified during Personal Interview

Consideration of Bachelor Degree Marks, 12th Standard, 10th Standard Marks & Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities

35 marks

10 Marks each for Bachelor Degree, 12th and 10th Standard. 05 marks for Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities

SOP (Statement of Purpose)

10 Marks

Assessment will be done during Personal Interview

Group Discussion (GD) or Personal Interview (PI) 1

35 marks

Personal Interview (PI) 1 or PI 2


100 marks

Qualifying Marks - 60

Indus Business Academy Placements

  • Indus Business Academy has over 120 companies that have come for placement batch 2019-2021.
  • The highest salary During the IBA placement drive 2020-21 stood at INR 14 LPA
  • The average salary offered during the recruitment drive was 6.92 LPA
  • Top recruiters at IBA Bangalore included Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co, Reckitt Benckiser, KPMG, ABP News, Landmark Group, BYJU’s etc

IBA Bangalore Scholarship

Scholarship For Meritorious Students (During Admission Phase)

‘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/-

‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai 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 in the Entrance Tests would be awarded Scholarships up to INR 1 Lakh.

Shri B.M.L Jain Memorial Special Scholarship For Wards Of Defence & Crpf Personnel: It is offered during 2nd Year of PGDM Programme. The college shows special appreciation towards the sacrifice which our Defence and CRPF personnel make for our nation. To recognise their contribution, IBA offers 25% Fee waiver (only Academics in 2nd year of the course) to their wards.

Mother Teresa Fee – Waiver: Economically weak and Need based are offered 25,000/- to 35,000/- under those fee waiver scheme 

IBA Bangalore Notable Alumni

  • Sumit Moriyani Head Infrastructure Management Services - ASEAN Tech Mahindra, (Singapore) 
  • Anant Sagar Global Process Owner & Strategy Leader IBM, Bengaluru 
  • Rajdeep Dutta AVP - Operations - Head SOI Snapdeal, Gurgaon
  • Ankur Saxena Asst. Manager - Add Sales Aaj Tak, Bengaluru 
  • Anindita Kundu Manager - Marketing Solutions (South) LinkedIn, Bengaluru
  •  Vijay A G Head - HR Process Excellence Alghanim Industries, (Kuwait)
  •  Punita Singh Asst. Vice President I Ads & Events, New Delhi 
  • Deepak Lall State Sales Head United Spirits Ltd, (UB Group), Raipur 
  • Sameer Sikdar Zonal Business Head, Hyderabad

IBA Bangalore Class Profile 2019-21

Gender Diversity





The following table represents the experience wise trends of 2021 batch:



Work Experience


The following table represents the stream wise trends of 2021 batch:



B.Com/ M.Com






The following table represents the domain wise trends of 2021 batch:

Business Analytics & Marketing


Finance/ Marketing


HR/ Marketing


IB/ Marketing


Operations/ Marketing


Business Analytics/ Marketing



Ques. What is the location of IBA, Bangalore?

Ans. The contact address of IBA bangalore has been given below.

Indus Business Academy,

Lakshmipura, Thataguni Post, 

Kanakapura Rd, Bengaluru, 

Karnataka 560082


Ques. Is IBA Bangalore a good option for PGDM?

Ans. Indus business academy is in every sense an adequate option.World Consulting & Research corporation (WCRC) has certified IBA (process evaluated by KPMG) as one of Asia’s fastest growing Institutes . Media publications like Competition Success Review (CSR), Business India, Dainik Bhaskar among others have consistently ranked IBA amongst the top B-Schools in Bengaluru and India .

Ques. Are the course fees for all specializations of PGDM same at IBA Bangalore?

Ans. Yes, the course fee excluding the hostel 7 fooding charges are same for all the PGDM streams at IBA Bangalore. At present, the proposed Course Fee of PGDM Program at IBA is INR 8.51 Lacs. 

Ques. What are the state level entrance exams which IBA Bangalore considers for PGDM admission shortlisting?

Ans. At the state level, IBA Bangalore accepts the valid scores of MAH-CET, KMAT, PGCET, etc. for shortlisting of candidates for further GD/PI rounds. Final admission selection Criteria is based on other key components apart from entrance exam score like SOP, work experience, extra curricular activities and Interview performance

Ques. What is the marking scheme of the selection criteria for PGDM admissions at IBA Bangalore?

Ans. Students will be selected on the basis of their performance under the following categories:

Weightage Components


Score in the Aptitude Test


Academic Record


Group Discussion (GD)


Statement of Purpose (SOP)


Personal Interview (PI)




Contact Details

For further details and one-on-one help, please contact the undersigned

8088888710, Career Advisor



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