IFIM Business School


IFIM Business School is one of the top ranking institutions in India. It has a distinct advantage of being a pioneering premier management institute housed in the hub of the IT industry –in Electronics City, Bengaluru. Our association with the industry is therefore, strong, varied and deep rooted. PGDM is our flagship program, two years fully residential, and we leave no stone unturned to make it rigourous, industry oriented and knowledge-driven. The curriculum is constantly updated with the help of renowned in-house academicians and top-notch industry experts. We have a strong connect with our alumni, as an institution that is more than 24 years old and most of our graduated students are in high positions in the corporate world. With all the hard work and involvement in various activities, a prospective student can also look for fun, and time to pursue one’s own hobbies in the two-year program (PGDM, PGDM(Finance), PGDM(International Business), PGDM (Marketing). IFIM offers the best of infrastructure, state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, hostel rooms, auditorium and 24x7 wi-fi connectivity. We provide high quality of education, training and excellent placements year after year.

Students at IFIM Business School are regularly exposed to corporate mentoring, industry visits, weekly industry guest lectures and industry-academia events like Ascent Transformation Series in association with Times Ascent. Furthermore, activities like Industry Internship Programme and case-studies ensure that the students are developed with a holistic aptitude with the knowledge and understanding of the industry. With an industry connect which brings together classroom learning and practical experience, the management graduates receive excellent placement offers from the best companies. We welcome you to a journey of knowledge and experience at IFIM Business School.

Mission and Vision

Vision and Mission

Spirits and Values

Vision and Mission

Our Spirit - Inspired Family Igniting Minds

Inspired Family - A purpose driven, peak performing, well-knit family of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and management.

Igniting Minds - Energizing and stimulating the quest for learning to be continuously employable.

Our Values

- Genuine Transparency
- Unity through Belonging
- Relentless pursuit of perfection
- Unstoppable Dynamism


Board Of Governers

Chairman & Secretary- CDE society, Bengaluru
President & CEO Nightingale Empowerment Foundation
Director General of IMI and Erstwhile Director of MDI and IIM Lucknow
Founder- HCL and Former Chairman - HCL Infosystems Ltd
Chairman, National Institute for Open Schooling, Noida
Managing Director DSIJ Private Ltd.
Director- The National Stock Exchange, Mumbai
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB International
Director - IFIM Business School
Ph. D. Advisor & Former Dean of Studies, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

Industry- led Board of Studies

Chairperson Professor University of Miami
Chief Strategy Officer Fractal Analytics
Sr Vice President Flipkart
Executive Director United Nations Global Compact Network India
Professor IIM Bangalore
Senior Vice President - Strategy Wells Fargo
Group Head - HR Infosys
AVP - People Function Mindtree Ltd
Director General National HRD Network
Chief Academic Advisor & Former Director -IMT and Former Dean - BITS Pilani, ICFAI Hyderabad
President & CIO Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
Director IIM Trichy
Vice President BSE India

Internationalisation Advisory Board (IAB)

Dean - ESCP Europe Business School, London
Senior Global Consultant - Higher Education Management, Berlin
Director- Business School Development - EFMD Global Network, Brussels
Former SVP- AACSB International
James W.McLamore Chair and Professor, Marketing - Univ. of Miami, Miami
Chief Executive Officer - RimaOne, Paris

The economic engine of the country is firing all cylinders. To continuously grow at the desired rate in excess of 8% year on year, it is essential to equip the industry with trained and qualified human resources. IFIM Business School was founded in the post liberalisation era to fulfil this need. The school has served the nation for the last 20 years and has provided the industry with business leaders who are poised to lead the nation into the 21st century.

This journey of 20 years has established IFIM Business School as one of the oldest private schools in the country which has consistently ranked amongst the top 50 in the country. This consistency has been achieved by investing into better faculty year on year and by creating world class infrastructure to impart learning of the highest order.

I credit this success to the faculty of the school which has been continuously endeavouring to innovate on the pedagogy by adopting the best practices available globally. A lot of this has been made possible by some our globally acclaimed partner institutions who helped mentor the school to maintain its ranking amongst the best. The Industry Internship Program offered by IFIM Business School helps our students experience a corporate environment during their tenure as students and helps them prepare for the real world experience. This has been appreciated by the industry as they are able to source “Ready Managers” from this business school. The 100% placement record of the school for the past so many years stands testimony to the success of this program.

The school prepares the student to manage work life balance efficiently. This is done by integrating wellness and personality development into the rigour of the academics. A well looked after physical self definitely helps our students enhance their endurance levels making them long term goal seekers. This coupled with a polished exterior makes them assets for the corporate world.

I am extremely proud to be associated with this institution as I can see the 20 year dream turn to reality of creating business leaders who are all set to Get Ahead in their lives and their respective careers.

With best wishes,
V.B. Padode
C D E Society

Pittu Sindhu
Federal Bank
Grade 1 Officer

"No Challenges No Success, Know Challenges Know Success", this is one of the vital things I learned at IFIM B School. IFIM gave me an opportunity to work beyond my limits and encouraged me to achieve my dream job at Federal Bank.

Ananya Das
Tax Consultant

The two years journey in IFIM was enjoyable and fun. The curriculum was good. PEP helps me a lot to improve my all-around communication. The subjects are quite helpful and faculties were also helpful to clear any doubts. I got placed in Deloitte, for that I am thankful to CCE department for their help and PEP faculty too, to help us prepare for it. IFIM journey is a memorable one and I will always cherish it.

Aditya Sai Kodukulla
City Union Bank

IFIM is a place of learning, fun, culture, and life preaching activities. Studying at the IFIM brought an added value to my life. It gave me an opportunity to meet a different set of people and learn a number of things. Guest lectures and placement training programs were the best. I really find a difference in me before and after joining IFIM.

Parshant Sharma

Throughout my 2 years at IFIM B - School, I had immense opportunities to deepen my knowledge and build confidence through various programs and events. IFIM helped in my holistic development as an individual and helped in learnings that one cannot learn from books. These attributes helped in my successful final placement at Government EXIM (Export-Import) Bank with a good package. A big thanks to all my friends for this wonderful journey at IFIM. My sincere gratitude and appreciation to all faculties and CCE Department for their guidance and support.

Navin Kumar

I would like to thank the entire IFIM for making me capable so that I could be able to reach this level. Getting a job in PWC is like a dreams come true and the whole credit goes to IFIM. I can clearly differentiate myself before joining IFIM and where I am today, and the positive attitude came only because of IFIM. The whole PGDM faculty, as well as alumni, was so supportive and helpful that guided me in each and every step in building my career. Also, the Mentorship program was one of the remarkable contribution provided by IFIM that helped a lot in understanding the weakness and preparing ourselves towards the success in corporate life.

Arihant Jain
Deloitte USI

It is the best place to begin your career. IFIM provides both IIP and placement to its students in one of the top most companies. The students get a chance to overcome their fear by conducting a mock interview, group discussion, PI, business meetings, and a lot more. The institution will give their best to make you a professional. It is a decent place for the people, who are fitness and sports freak. Personality enhancement programme is one such activity that helps the students to remain fit throughout the course.

Mohammad Akheel

These last two years in IFIM’s PGDM program that I spent in the most stimulating and picturesque environs, has not only helped me to gain the necessary knowledge skills but also ushered a unique vigor to set out and embrace transformation. I take pride in my institution. When I joined IFIM, I was unsure about my future and anxious about the different challenges I was heading forward to face. IFIM gave me the support and confidence to grow both personally and professionally and to be job ready. It wouldn’t have been possible without the great faculty of IFIM and its placement cell.

Aditi Guha Raja

IFIM Business School has shaped me as an individual and has prepped me to take better decisions in life. Apart from studies, I have also been a part of multiple clubs working within the college and that has given me great exposure to varied areas. The teachers were extremely supportive throughout and have guided me in a way that has elevated my skills and strengths. I was made industry ready with all the required soft skills and technical competence during my tenure in here.

Neha Yogesh
Dvara Solutions Pvt Ltd

IFIM is one such college which provides equal importance to cultural activities as it does to academics. I am grateful for all the opportunities received to showcase my talent as a musician and providing the opportunity to lead the music club. In the duration of my course, I was successfully able to clear my CFA level 1 all thanks to the support and guidance from the faculty. This institution has taught me to lead, to be responsible, to organize, to manage and most importantly to be independent.

Lingabathina Abhinav
Nestle India

Whatever I am today a fair share goes to IFIM. I thank IFIM B School for providing me immense help and support throughout the course, which made me feel like I am a good fit for the position where I am in now. With the guidance of faculty, college management, and team CCE.

Patel Niharika

It has been a great two years on the campus. I've learned a lot in these two years be it academically or personally. The support given by the faculty in the process has helped me immensely. The college has nourished me and made me a good citizen and a future leader. It has provided me a platform to prove who I'm. I thank all the mentors who have brought me to this stage today.

Saswata Chanda
Infosys BPM Ltd

From nurturing our inner talents to eradicating the fear to speak up, IFIM has polished my skills and added a shine to my personality. The trust that our college has in its students to run so many events is a standout feature. When I joined IFIM, I was unsure about my future and anxious about the different challenges I was heading forward to face. But IFIM gave me the support and confidence to grow both personally and professionally and to be job ready. Great infrastructure, a library with a wide array of books and wonderful staff members to guide, I’m grateful to have experienced one of the best PGDM programmes.

Rankings and Awards

IFIM has been consistently ranked amongst the top in B-school ranking surveys.

Ranked No.26 in India amongst Best Business Schools by Business India magazine 2016


IFIM Business School honored at the Education World ‘Higher Education’ Awards 2017-18.


Adjudged as Gold Award winner at the 7th Indian Management Conclave 2016 at IIM Ahmedabad by MBA Universe


Recognized amongst ‘World’s Greatest Brands 2016’ by United Research Services, UAE


Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South
ASSOCHAM Awards 2016
IFIM Business School, Bengaluru was awarded as the ‘Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South’ at the National Education Excellence Awards 2016, organized by ASSOCHAM India.


Certified as ‘Global League Institution’ by Great Place to Study Research Institute, UK


Best Business School in Bengaluru
Brands Achiever Award
IFIM Business School was awarded as the ‘Best Business School in Bengaluru’ by Brands Achiever on basis of the significant achievements and contribution it has made to the field of management education.


Outstanding Business School ( South)
National Education Awards
World Education Congress 2015 by ABP News


National Education Excellence Awards 2015
ASSOCHAM awards IFIM Business School for the “Best in Promoting Industry – Academia Interface” at National Education Excellence Awards 2015


World wide Achievers
IFIM Business School Bengaluru recognised as the ‘Most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface in Karnataka’ at the Asia Education Summit 2015 in New Delhi, organised by World wide Achievers.


Careers360 B-School Ranking 2014 provides you a comprehensive list of top B-Schools in India 2014. The objective of this ranking is to help you know more about the top MBA colleges in India and facilitate you in selecting the best B-School for your MBA.

Bengaluru Management Association Awards, 2013
In its 60th anniversary celebration, one of the oldest management associations in India gave away a series of awards to achievers in different fields from the city of Bengaluru.

MBA Universe
It is one of the comprehensive and most sought after MBA portal for MBA aspirants, faculty, students and executives.

NHRDN People-Matters Survey, 2013
This ranking is a first of its kind by NHRD which involved more than 30 senior corporate executives in its design and execution.

MBA Universe
It is one of the comprehensive and most sought after MBA portal for MBA aspirants, faculty, students and executives.

The Outlook Survey, 2012
One of India’s general interest magazines conducts B-School surveys annually. The survey is of prime importance to both aspirants of management education and recruiters alike.

IFIM Business School participates only in the following Business School rankings:

MBA Universe

Career 360




Centers of Excellence

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better” - Pat Riley.

In order to become great leaders, it is absolutely essential to inculcate, within students, the habit of striving for the best. In areas of stiff competition - ability, attitude and endurance are true indicators of a student’s potential. As these factors become our area of focus, IFIMB enhances a student’s learning experience by further improving given facilities. Each centre is steered by a Chairperson who is elected among the faculty members.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centre for Continuous Employability assists students with career counseling, placements and internships; in addition to managing alumni, corporate relations and innovations in Executive Education.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centers of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Development helps students and aspiring entrepreneurs with training, mentoring and incubation of start-ups.

IFIM Business School aims to be the most sought after destinations for quality management education and hence in line with this vision, the centers of Excellence for Entrepreneurship Development envisages the following:

Vision: The center aspires to be one of the most sought-after destinations for budding entrepreneurs. The center envisages the percolation of entrepreneurial mindset across the institute leading to a thriving ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurship.

In line with the mission of IFIM to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals, the institute’s agenda is to create an ecosystem that allows students to develop into enterprising citizens. This entails creating opportunities for students to learn, experiment and execute their ideas for business ventures that add value to their own environments.

Mission: The Center aims to build an empowering ecosystem that freely admits and nurtures candidates with entrepreneurial mindset by helping them set-up ventures, learn from experiential pedagogy and obtain access to legal, financial and mentoring support.

In pursuit of building such a system, the centers of Excellence - Entrepreneurship Development (COE - ED) at IFIM will pursue the following objectives –

  • Increase number and strengthen quality of entrepreneurial activities on the campus (short terms and long term ventures, campus ventures, talks, panels, workshops etc) to allow percolation of entrepreneurial focus across all programs.
  • Cultivate an ecosystem of supporting mentors, financiers and legal aids.
  • Develop instructive programs that enable budding entrepreneurs to make educated decisions.
  • Develop innovative pedagogies for training entrepreneurs.
  • Develop intellectual capital in the area of entrepreneurship in terms of research, study materials and instruction materials including but not restricted to cases, exercises, activities and simulations.
  • Develop a self-sustaining incubation center.

The CoE – Entrepreneurship Development pursues its objectives in three main verticals -

  • An important pillar of the center is the intellectual capital developed by means of courses and programs offered by the institute. The center aims to attract entrepreneurial minds through the specialized courses offered to students inclined towards entrepreneurship. The idea is to nurture and kindle these minds in to setting up and growing ventures.
  • The central pillar of the center is the incubation center which facilitates and houses the potential start-up entrepreneurs to experiment with their ventures.
  • The third function of the center is to develop a network of experts as mentor, advisors, funder to help incubatees with successfully launching their ventures.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centers of Excellence in Banking is a knowledge forum imparting understanding about best practices in banking to students and the industry.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centers of Excellence in Business Analytics helps people understand how to manage large amounts of data and subsequent pattern analysis, opening up a plethora of career options like business analysts, data scientists, information analysts and project managers across verticals.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centre for Research guides creation of intellectual capital through publication of papers, development of case studies and presentations at academic conferences.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The V.B. Padode Centre for Sustainability provides a forum for students to undertake CSR and community projects.

24 years of leadership development

The journey of IFIM Institutions