Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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Year of foundation: 1973
Approx. number of students: 600
Period of study: Mid June-End August; Early September-End November; Mid December-End February
MCI partner since: 2007

The City

Bangalore, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration (with approx. 5,8 million inhabitants).

Today as a large city and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to many of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India.

The University

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is one of India's premier management institutes. It is widely considered to be one of the toughest to get in MBA programs in the world. IIM B is the only B School in India to be ranked among Top 10 Asia-Pacific B-Schools according to the QS Global Business School Survey 2009. Also Eduniversal, Paris has ranked IIMB as the #1 Business School in Central Asia, Middle East & South Asia and among the top 27 schools worldwide.

The IIMs are very selective in admissions. The year 2008 saw around 267,000 candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test, the entrance exam for the IIMs. The IIMs were created by the government of India to augment management talent and resources in the country.