B-school SWOT Analysis series: IIM-L Placements, Rankings & Admission Criteria

This ‘B-school SWOT Analysis series’ will share with you the crucial factual data regarding placements, rankings and admission criteria for each of the leading B-schools. MBAUniverse.com research team has painstakingly collected and analyzed this data for accuracy, so you can completely rely on it for your MBA admission decision.

We kicked off this series with a review of India’s premiere management institute – the IIM Ahmedabad. Click here to read in detail: http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/6639/

Our 2nd article in this series was on IIM Calcutta.

Click here to read in detail: http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/6651/

In today’s article of this special series, we will analyze the USPs of IIM Lucknow. This analysis will help you, the MBA aspirant, understand B-schools better, and take an informed decision – which B-schools to apply and seek admissions.

What makes IIM L # 3 B-school in India!

The Indian Institute of Management (IIML) was established in 1984, as a national level school of excellence in management science.

The Institute fosters and nurtures leaders capable of making difference in the management of corporate and non-sectors. It inculcates human values and professional ethics in the students, which help them make decisions and create path that are good not only for them, but also are good for the society, for the nation, and for the world as whole.

It has produced notable alumni like:

-Atul Kumar Gupta, Senior Vice President, Oracle – Class of 1987

-Prabal Chakraborty, Group Vice President, Johnson & Johnson – Class of 1989

-Venkatadri Ranganathan,  VP, Domestic Business at Rallis India Limited – Class of 1991

-Rishabh Saksena, MD, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Singapore – Class of 1993

-Anjali Mullatti, CEO & M.D, Finitiatives Learning India; Owner, Catalyst Consulting-                    Class of 1993

-Dattatray Pandit, Associate Director-Investment Banking, Motilal Oswal- Class of 1995

-Bhavesh Somaya, Head – Consumer Planning & Strategy, Diageo India – Class of 2001

-And many more.

Performance on B-school Ranking 2013:

Let’s see how IIM C was ranked on various B-school Rankings.

The MBAUniverse.com B School Rankings 2013, the third such ranking carried out by your portal, ranked IIM-L as the No: 3 B-school in India. IIM-L has excelled in every important parameter of the ranking. Almost 204345 students applied to seek admissions for approximately 407 seats. This ensures the level of quality intake. The median domestic salary stood at Rs 15.5 lacs. CAT cut off percentile will be 90.

Comparison of IIM L across 5 key B school Rankings:

The following info will give you the comparative rank of IIM-L according to MBAUniverse.com B School ranking 2012-13 and the ones by Business Today, Business World, The Week and Outlook.

Table 2: Comparison across different B school rankings

B School: IIM Lucknow

MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2012: 3

Business Today 2012: NA

Business world 2012: NA

The Week 2012: 9

Outlook 2012: NA
IIM Lucknow didn’t feature in other rankings. However, The Week has ranked IIM-L as 9th rank in the top B schools.

Let’s now review its admission criteria.

Analysis of admission criteria and selection process of IIM-L (2013-15):

IIM Lucknow follows a methodical and complex system for short listing candidates for the personal interview round. The highlight of IIM L short listing process is that it provides weightage to diversity; Gender Diversity and academic diversity.

Table 3: Criteria & Weightages* for short listing for the PI round

CAT Score: 38%

10th std: 1%

12th std: 1%

Grad: 3%

Work experience: 2%

Diversity (a): 3

Diversity (b): 2

* Short listing scores out of 50%

CAT cut-offs percentile for short listing

Section – I: 85+

Section – II:  85+

Overall: 90+


Criteria & Weightages for Final Selection

Components: Written Ability Test (WAT)

Weights:  10


Components: Group Discussion (GD)

Weights:  10


Components: Personal Interview (PI)

Weights:  30


Components: GDPI Total

Weights:  50


The grand total of short listing criteria and personal assessment criteria (total 100%) will be used to rank candidates for final selection.

So, if you have been short listed by IIM Lucknow for the GD PI rounds, prepare yourself for the battle ahead. Read our recommendations on how to prepare for GD PI WAT rounds,

Click here: http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/6624/ 

Next in our B-school SWOT Analysis series, we will publish an in depth analysis of XLRI. Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com.

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