The Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM Business School) offers postgraduate (PG) and doctoral (Ph.D.) applicants with a degree and certificate programs. Programs offered at JAGSOM are available in Business & Management streams. In addition, in collaboration with Visvesvaraya Technical University, JAGSOM also offers a Ph.D. in management (VTU).

For one of the XAT, CAT, or GMAT program, applicants seeking admission in their flagship PGDM program at Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM Business School) must appear. The final selection for the 2-year full-time PGDM program is based on the Creativity Ability Test (IPT), Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interview (PI), along with the candidate’s academic scores and work experience. You may apply for application forms online or download them from the official website.


The college offers, via NSE at the postgraduate level, PGDM, E-PGDM, PGDM for Working Professions, and PGCP in Global Financial Markets. The admission process for the 2 years full-time PGDM program includes several components such as IPT, GE, and PI.

The Innovation Potential Test (IPT) carried out by JAGSOM is a 30-minute in-class test to determine a candidate’s innovation potential. This exam contains both multiple-choice and descriptive questions In addition to this, a 30-minute indoor GE session will be held in groups of 6-8 candidates. After accessing the work and academic record of a student, a PI session is followed.

SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
-International Business (IB)
Qualifying exam: CAT, GMAT, or XAT –
A recognized university Bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% for all subjects taken together (45% for SC/ST candidates)
 For specialization in finance: CFA applicants with level 1 clearance will be given priority during admission.

The shortlisted applicants are invited to a personal interview with NSE for Executive PGDM and PGCP in Global Financial Markets.. The final decision to admit an applicant is based on the academic credentials of the candidate and a personal interview. For admission to the E PGDM programme, job experience is also considered.

This institute also provides the PGDM Data Science programme for applicants who aspire to be the CDO and CEO of companies. As the official website of the Institute claims, this programme is India’s first PGDM in Data Science. For both of these programmes, detailed eligibility requirements are specified in the following tabular format:

CourseEligibility Criteria
-PGDM for Working Professionals
-PGCP in Global Financial Markets by NSE
– Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate of 50% for all subjects (45% for SC/ST candidates) – 2-year full-time work experience after graduation.
PGDM Data Science– Bachelor’s degree in any discipline ideally with Mathematics & Statistics – Higher of 80th percentile or 60% in the INSOFE Entrance Exam (INEX)


CourseTotal Fee (in Rs)
PGDM PGDM (Finance) PGDM (International Business)
PGDM (Finance)
PGDM (International Business)
PGDM (Marketing)



CourseSeat Intake
PGDM Marketing60
PGDM Finance60
PGDM International Business60


Final placements in 2020 were completed by Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM Business School) with 100 percent of its students put in top industries. More than 150 companies took part in the final placement process and companies from diverse sectors such as IT, Consultancy, Manufacturing, and BFSI showed a strong interest in providing this college’s students with excellent profiles. In the latest placements so far on the official website, the institute has not disclosed the packages provided to the students of this institution. So far, a 10% dip has been observed in the number of companies that visited this year.

In 2020, JAGSOM saw an all-time high salary achievement, the number of company visitors and the profiles offered. Placements began in 2020 on an upbeat note with more than 100 companies participating in the process that concluded with more than 170 companies offering placements along with more than 55% of students accepting IIP conversions to final placements.

IFIM Bangalore Placements Highlights 2020

Total Companies Visited177
IFIM Bangalore Highest PackageINR 19.6 LPA
IFIM Bangalore Average PackageINR 7.5 LPA
IFIM Bangalore Top RecruitersDeloitte, Dell, Cognizant, HDFC Bank, TCS, Oracle

IFIM Bangalore Placements 2020 Salary Statistics

The following are the salary trends of the previous 3 years made by the PGDM programme organizations at IFIM Bangalore:

Academic YearHighest CTCAverage CTCMedian CTC
2018-20INR 19.64 LPAINR 7.50 LPAINR 7 LPA
2017-19INR 16.64 LPAINR 5.75 LPAINR 5 LPA
2016-18INR 7.75 LPAINR 4.76 LPAINR 2.5 LPA
2015-17INR 7.5 LPAINR 4.73 LPAINR 3 LPA

IFIM Bangalore Placements 2020 Top Recruiters

The B-School is a top destination for some of the top companies and organizations. The institute is also known for its recruiting partners with great offers. The IFIM Business School’s top recruiters are listed below:

Capital FirstCapital Close UpHSBCCognizant
DeloitteEnvisionHouseeyFirst SourceFyers Securities
Federal BankHDFCHunger BoxITCJockey
MicrolandOracleHunger BoxZoloPwc
StarcraftMindteckMorgan StanleySSGADHL

IFIM Bangalore Internship 2020

• The Institute also offers its students a wide range of internships with its Industry Internship Program.

• Students receive paid projects, live assignments and learn about the basics of the corporate sector.

• This year, 126 students received PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers) from top recruitment companies.

• The highest stipend was INR 69,166 per month, while the average stipend offered to students was INR 25.000 per month.

• Top recruitment companies include Cognizant, HDFC, Nestle, Dell, Yes Bank, Oracle, Zolo, Firstsource, Moody’s Analytics, DHL, OYO.