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IIM, Lucknow, known as one among the institutes for management and research education in India. The idea of the IIMs was established by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The Indian Institute of Management Act of 2017, declared IIMs as institutes of national importance. This act brought a change in the governing bodies from IIM council to IIM coordination forums. The first two IIMs are located in Kolkata (Calcutta) and Ahmedabad. The third IIM to be established is IIM Bangalore.

IIM Lucknow : A Complete Guide
IIM Lucknow : A Complete Guide

Motto: Suprabandhe Rashtra Samridhi

Type: Public Business School

Campus: Urban, 200 acres

Established: 1984

Chairman: Natarajan Chandrasekharan 

Director: Archana Shukla

Affiliation: AACSB

Location: Prabandh Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


IIM Lucknow – An Overview

In 1984, IIM Lucknow was the fourth IIM to be established. The institute is recognized as an “Institution of Excellence” by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. It offers various post-graduate programs (PGP), fellowships and executive programs in management. IIML is the first B-school in the IIM family to set up the education satellite for its second campus in Noida exclusively for the full-time MBA program. 

Programs Offered

IIMs works to fulfil its motto of ‘better management towards better nation’ which is evident through the course and programs it offers in management. 

(PGP)Post Graduate Program in Management:

The core objective of the course is to make candidates professional managers by developing strong conceptual & fundamental skills. The specializations offered are:

  • (PGP-ABM)Post Graduate Program in Agribusiness Management
  • (PGP-SM) Post Graduate Program in Sustainable Management

Post Graduate Programme for Executive (PGP for Executive):

This course is specially curated for trained professionals, entrepreneurs and working executives who desire to further enhance their managerial skills. Aspiring students are provided with the following options:

  • Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive (PGPWE-WMP)
  • International Programme in Management (IPMX)   

Fellowship Programs:

The course offers unique opportunities to those who desire to brighten their research and teaching talents. It is a doctoral-level program offering the following options:

  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Executive Fellow Programme In Management (EFPM) 


The success of any operation depends on the quality of the environment provided to function. Infrastructure is the framework for efficient and effective work. IIM Lucknow being the top B-school of India and fourth largest in the IIM family provides you with the best setting to do so.

IIM Lucknow Campus
IIM Lucknow Campus


Lucknow, the city of spiritual beliefs grooms a candidate to stay connected to their roots and trains them to be a better human first. Spread over a lush campus of 200 acres, the institute provides an ideal setting for learning. Along with academic inclination, the campus provides students with ergonomically designed buildings and well-manicured lawns.

Computer Center:

Within its sprawling campus, the institute has a splendid computer lab connected with access points of college. Computers are tools that offer details in one click and IIM prepares their students to be ever ready and informative. It is open 24/7 so that students have access to relevant information via global resources to enhance the framework of their knowledge at all times.

Wireless Fidelity Coverage:

WiFi access is provided on the main access points on campus. It provides the candidate with uninterrupted internet speed which benefits them in their research work or any informative operation that demands the use of the internet. 

Library at IIM Lucknow:

IIM Lucknow strongly believes that learning remains incomplete without the presence of adequate tools to facilitate the experience. Hence, the biggest boon to any educational institute is its library. Books, documentaries, magazines are resourceful tools to enable the candidate to learn new skills. The campus has five reading halls and a seating capacity of 250 people spread across 30,000 sq ft. It has over 40,000 books, 500 periodicals, and online subscriptions of 1500+ e-journals and 34 databases. GYANODAYA – ‘the home of learning’ is the central library of the institute with the best collection of resources, providing a safe space for learners.

IIM clubs
IIM clubs


In order to provide ease in functionality and eradication of obstacles in the everyday learning process, IIM Lucknow has adopted a sorted and organized approach for the buildings on campus. All the buildings lie within the campus premises. Sanskrit names are used to denote the purpose served by the buildings, for example:

  • Chintan – The Faculty Block
  • Bodh Griha – The PGP Block
  • Manthan – The MDP Block
  • Gyanodaya – The Library
  • Samadhan – The Administrative Block

Additional Facilities

IIM Lucknow upholds the standards set by the reception of multiple prestigious recognitions and certifications. In order to provide the best experience for the staff and students, IIM lucknow provides facilities in addition to the already existing facilities, they are: 


Often found with hectic and packed schedules, hence the institute takes care of the dining needs of the students. The IIM Lucknow cafeteria provides fresh food that resembles home cooked meals to provide students with a homely setting on campus. 

Manicured Fields & Lawns:

IIM focuses on avenues beyond academics and strongly believes that nature soothes the soul and calms the mind of students on campus. The spacious lawns and corridors of the institute facilitate the learning process of students. It also gives them space to practice sports during their leisure time on campus.

Security at IIM Lucknow:

The campus is under the surveillance of security guards 24×7. Various precautionary measures are taken by the IIM Lucknow management beforehand so that the safety of the students is maintained.

Medical first-aids:

Multiple medical aid facilities are provided on campus at specific locations to protect the staff and students from any unforeseen illness. 

Societies & Clubs:

Managed and effectively run by the students to inform and actively engage other students in meaningful learning activities. A thousand lives with thousand talents and IIM Lucknow provides a platform that enhances the skills of students and provides opportunities for exploration. 

IIM Lucknow Residential Facilities
IIM Lucknow Residential Facilities

Residential Facilities 

The fully residential institute provides accommodation to their students, faculty and research scholars. IIM has one of the best housing services in the whole country with first-class alluring facilities and amenities. 

Girls hostel:

The top management institute of India provides the best girl housing services. The hostel is fully equipped with the best facilities and every other amenities required. All the basic and immediate needs have been considered while designing the hostel. It has multiple blocks with a capacity of housing over 500+ students.

Boys hostel:

A separate boys’ hostel is maintained with topnotch facilities so that students have their own space and privacy with the ease of co-education. All basic needs are considered and provided by the institute. The washrooms and bathrooms are common and the hostel has multiple blocks so that students don’t feel clustered. 

Residential Amenities at IIM Lucknow:

  • Each hostel has its badminton, basketball and volleyball courts with table tennis.
  • There are two guest rooms: Chanakya & Patanjali. They have 64 air-conditioned rooms each with full-fledged facilities of LCD, WiFi, tea or coffee machine, etc.
  • There is a common dining hall in Chanakya which delivers and makes mouth-watering cuisines for the students, faculty, staff and guests of IIM Lucknow.
  • The campus prevents any form of ragging or bullying. Ragging is officially a punishable offence on campus and the institute does not endorse any ragging.
  • WiFi coverages is provided across the campus with first-class CCTV cameras and security surveillance for the protection of the IIM family.
  • The campus has a fitness centre – Umang for gymnasts and fitness freaks who love swimming, squash or billiards. It also has a multi-functional hall called Samanjasya, for practicing various events. 
  • A health care center with a doctor is located on campus to ensure the well being of the students and staff on campus. They also have an ambulance to reach any associated hospital.
  • The campus also has two banks, a medical shop, a travel agency, a supermarket, a departmental store, a post office, a salon, a tea-coffee shop, an ice-cream parlor, and three restaurants. 
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya is located near the campus as a community school.


All the admissions take place only through national level exams. There are no direct admissions in IIMs and hence every year 1100 students are selected for various programs.

Exams Accepted at IIM Lucknow: 

Post Graduate Programs 

  • PGPM – CAT
  • PGP-SM – CAT

Post Graduate Programs for Executives 

  • PGP-WMP – GMAT, CAT, GATE, WMP entrance exam

Fellow Programs 

IIM, Library


  • PGPM 

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST/PWD/DA category) by any recognized university by the central or state legislature or deemed as a university by UGC Act, 1956, under section 3. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent can also apply.

  • PGP – ABM

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture engineering, science or any allied subjects with at least 50% marks or equivalent ( 45% for SC/ST/PWD/DA). Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline other than agriculture have to submit a special form for PGP-ABM at the time of PI. 

  • PGP – SM

Candidates should hold Bachelor’s Degree in any field with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PWD/DA). Candidates must have at least two years of work experience.

  • PGP – WMP 

Candidates must be an undergraduate from any field or equivalent academic pursuit (i.e. 10+2+3) with at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% for SC/ST/PWD/DA). Candidates must hold a professional work experience of a minimum of 3 years of full-time post or employee.

  • IPMX

Candidates must be an undergraduate from any field or equivalent academic pursuit (i.e. 10+2+3) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates must hold 5 years of full-time professional work experience.

IIM, Lucknow



The first stage is appearing for Common Admissions Tests conducted by the IIMs itself. Candidates are shortlisted based on CAT results for WAT (Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview).

  • PGP – WMP 

Candidates should apply for forms with a copy of CAT/GMAT/XAT/GATE results or can even attempt for the WMP entrance exam conducted by IIM. The shortlisted candidates are called for PI (Personal Interview) following the final selection.

  • IPMX 

Candidates should duly fill and submit the forms along with SOP (Statement of Purpose) and two recommendation letters. The GMAT scores are considered along with 5 years of work experience. Lastly, the PI (Personal Interview) is also conducted for the students.

  • FPM / EFPM 

Candidates should duly fill the forms and submit them along with a copy of the results of the exams. The candidates are shortlisted for the PI (Personal Interview) and final selection based on the scores obtained.

Scholarships at IIM Lucknow

Need-Based IIM Lucknow Scholarship:

The total fee charged in the tuition fee component for up to 15% of student intake and also depends on the merit and family income. (Total family income should not exceed Rs 1,50,000)

Industry-Sponsored Scholarship:

Rs 6,000 to Rs 1,00,000 is awarded to candidates based on merit by multiple recognized industries. The industries include Hindustan Lever Ltd, Reckitt Benckiser, Aditya Birla, Ratan Tata, Citibank, Exim Bank, Nestle India Ltd, Central Bank Of India, Apeejay Trust And Bharti Foundation. 

Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship:

A maximum of 25% of students receive an amount of Rs 2,200 per annum subject to satisfy their stipulated means and merit criteria. 

SC/ST Scholarship:

The institute provides Rs 1,500 per annum to the SC/ST students on campus.


The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM) completed its placement procedure for session 2018-20 with a 100% placement record and has continuously maintained the legacy. This was the 34th batch of PGP with 443 students in record time. There has been a 20% boost in the pre-placements offers this year as compared to the 2017-19 batch. The increased participation of massive firms made IIM Lucknow the preferred destination for general management, e-commerce, IT/systems, consulting, finance, sales & marketing.

Points scored


  • 140 domestic and international recruiters participated and visited the campus for the placement procedure like Deloitte, Asian Paints, Ernst & Young, Flipkart, Amazon, Accenture, etc.
  • 25+ new companies participated in the recruitment this year like FIITJEE, Bosch, FSS, Indigo, Reliance Jio, etc.
  • 100% placements 9th time in a row with a maximum profile of consulting, finance, sales & marketing and business development.  
  • International placements offered by Artefact, IQVIA and Splash.
  • INR. 58 LPA is the highest international package and INR 54 LPA is the highest domestic package offered.


IIM, Lucknow has been catering to students and staff with its services since 1984. Alumni are the pride of any institute and just like other IIMs, IIM Lucknow also has a history of notable alumni who outperformed themselves in a crowd of many and are still working in the upper portion of the corporate pyramid and other areas in society. 

Some of the notable Alumni are:

  • Gayatri Iyer
  • Amitabh Thakur
  • Rajdeep Grewal
  • Shanmugam Manjunath
  • Avinash Iragavarapu

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Ranvijay Singh · 17th April 2020 at 3:12 pm

Thanks for this amazing information

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