In this article, we will be looking at the seat intake for the IPM course at different IIMs, and other details about non-IIM institutes offering similar programmes.

IPM IIM Indore

IIM Indore was the first institute in the country to launch this one of its kind management programme in the year 2011. It currently admits 150 students, and the seat intake is speculated to increase to 240 by next year. While the change was supposed to be in effect from this year itself, the institute had to postpone it by a year owing to the pandemic.

IPM IIM Rohtak

IIM Rohtak was second to follow IIM Indore’s footsteps and launched its own IPM programme in 2019. It currently admits 180 students each year.

IPM IIM Ranchi

IIM Ranchi launched its IPM programme in 2021 and admitted 120 students for its first batch.


IIM Jammu too launched its IPM programme this year and had a seat intake of 60.

IPM IIM Bodh Gaya

IIM Bodh Gaya was the third IIM to introduce its IPM programme this year, and it initially had a seat intake of 60 but went on to admit about 70-75 students. Out of the initial 60, 10 seats were supernumeracy seats reserved for female candidates.  

Even though it was the first year of IPM programme at IIM Jammu and IIM Bodhgaya, the overwhelming response received by the two institutes was evident with hundreds of students in their waiting list. It is quite possible that these two institutes might increase their seat intake in 2022 to reach a matrix composition similar to the other IIMs.


IPM IIM Lucknow

There have been several speculations about IIM Lucknow launching its IPM programme. It is said that the programme would have launched this year itself, but got delayed due to the pandemic.

If the news is actually true, IPM aspirants can have another IIM on their list by 2022 or 2023. The seat intake might be similar to that of IIM Indore, ranging between 120-180.

To get a better idea of the actual number of seats that are open to a student from a particular category, following is the reservation guideline as per the Government of India

  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • NC-OBC -27%
  • PWD- 5%
  • EWS- 10%
  • Unreserved- 35.5%

This means that out of the 570 seats (across 5 IIMs) that are available now, only about 202 seats are open to the unreserved category, making getting into any of these IIMs all the more tough.


NLU Hyderabad (Nalsar)

A highly reputed Law Institute of National Importance launched its own variation of the Integrated Programme in Management in 2021 under the NEP. Its seat intake is 60 and the institute accepted IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak and JIPMAT score card. Based on the score card and past academics (10th and 12th), students were shortlisted for the personal interview.

Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad (IIIT-A)

Earlier this year, it was announced that IIT-A will soon launch its own 5 year dual degree management course wherein students will be awarded a BBA and MBA (IT) degree. The programme intends on providing 3 exit points at different stages. The institute is expected to admit its first batch in the year 2022.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT Kakinada)

IIFTs are considered at par with the IIMs. The 2021 admission brochure of the institute mentions the possible commencement of an integrated MBA (which can possibly be the IPM programme-but nothing can be said surely) at their Kakinada campus. Commencement of this programme during the period 2022-24 is subject to approval of UGC.

Apart from these IPM institutes, the other business schools that can be good alternatives for under graduation are:

DUJAT (Delhi University)

The DUJAT entrance opens doors to about 21 colleges in 3 courses: BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies), BBA FIA (Financial Investment Analysis) and B.A. (Hons) Business Economics. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies is one of the most sought-after management institutes in the nation. Other top options are Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya and College of Vocational Studies.

NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies), Mumbai

NMIMS offers the following 4 courses under the management/commerce stream: BBA, B.Com (Hons.), B.SC Finance and Branding and Advertising. NMIMS has 8 campuses across the country- Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore, Navi Mumbai, Dhule and Chandigarh among which the Mumbai campus is the most sought after and the most prestigious one.

Symbiosis Institute, Pune

Symbiosis offers BBA and Economics Honors courses. Symbiosis has about 6 campuses across the country among which Pune is considered to be the best one.

Christ University, Bangalore

Christ university is a highly reputed college offering a multitude of BBA programmes ranging in Finance, Tourism, International Business, Business Analytics and others. Christ has its campuses in Bangalore, Delhi NCR and Pune, Lavasa.

St. Xaviers Mumbai can be a great option for pursuing BMS.

NIRMA university, Ahmedabad

Nirma University too offers a dual degree programme in management (BBA+MBA) and it has a seat intake of 216.

IPU, New Delhi

IPU is more of a regional university, it may not be recognized nationwide but can definitely be a good option for students residing in North India.


The number of seats in IPM IIMs are increasing every year. In the following years, it won’t be staggering to see more IIMs launching their own variation of the IPM programme. Apart from the IIMs, there are several other highly reputed institutes at the undergraduate level for management studies. There is no dearth of options. With persistence and hard work, there is no stopping you from getting into your dream institute. 

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Saksham Chauhan

Saksham Chauhan

IIM Rohtak IPM'22, Marketing @ AceIPM. Explored my interest in Digital Marketing early and turned it into a passion. Delved deeper into the ed-tech industry in 2018 and went all-in with my startup OneGyan.

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