LIBA invites Applications to PGDM Admission 2021. The last date to apply for LIBA MBA Admission 2021 is Jan 21. Interview for the selected candidates is expected to start from Feb/Mar 2021. Interested students can apply for admission to the PGDM course through downloading the application form. The application fee is INR 1500.

LIBA Important Date


Important Dates

Last date to apply online

January 20, 2021

CAT Admissions Test Date

November 29, 2020

XAT Online Application closes

November 30, 2020

XAT Admissions Test Date

January 3, 2021

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) is an institute indulged in Management Education for 40 Years. LIBA has International collaboration with universities in the USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, China, Australia, Kenya, Peru, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. It offers various postgraduate diploma courses through Undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees. 

Admission to full time PGDM program at LIBA will be conducted on the basis of CAT 2020 or XAT Score 2021. For doctoral courses, the institute conducts Written Entrance Test and Personal Interview for Admission. The Application for Full-time PGDM program is released in the month of January-February each year.

Besides, PGDM LIBA also conducts a full-time Ph.D. program. For the doctoral program admission are conducted twice in a year i.e January session, August Session. Online Application form for January session can be filled between December 1 to December 31, 2020.

Loyola Institute of Business Administration Highlights

Established | Type 1979 | Private
Official website
Affiliated by Ph.D: University of Madras, Chennai
Recognized by  Association of Indian Universities (AIU) 
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), SAQS Accredited by The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
NIRF Ranking 50 (Management Category)
Program type Diploma
Accepted test score CAT / XAT
Seat Intake 180
Contact Number 044 -28177100/116
Quick Facts
- Innovative learning and assessment of learning 
- LIBA aims at 100% placement ever since its inception of the full-time program.
- Course content constantly revised and updated with input from the experts to respond to the challenges and needs of the rapidly changing corporate world. 
- Distinguished faculty with high academic credentials and corporate experience closely involved in the personal and professional development of each student. 
- Dual specialization in the functional areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Systems, International Business, Operations and Business Analytics. 
- Focus on the development of skills, traits and capabilities required for the leaders of today. 
- Additional emphasis on strengthening the oral and written communication skills of students through specially designed modules. 
- Inculcation of the right attitude and values essential for creating competent corporate managers. 
- International collaboration with universities in the USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, China, Australia, Kenya, Peru, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. 
- The motivation for commitment to excellence, social responsibility (individual/ corporate), ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. 
- Internationally accredited by AMDISA with SAQS

Loyola Institute of Business Administration Courses

LIBA offers Full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Doctoral program, Executive Diploma program, Certificate program, and Executive Education.

A brief about these programs is given below:

Course name Eligibility
Full-time PGDM program

Subjects: International Business, Strategic Planning and Development, Business Analytics, Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategy Implementation, Finance, Human Resources Development, Marketing, Systems, General Management, Operations

Eligibility: 60% marks in 10th and 12th + Graduate in any discipline + CAT / XAT test score + Group Discussion and Personal Interview

Duration: 2 Years

Part-Time PGDM program


Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in Graduation + 2 years of working experience + Applicant should be employed at the time of applying for the program.

Duration: 3 Year (Weekend Program)

Doctoral program

Subjects: Finance, Economics, Operations , Systems , Marketing, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management General Management , Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: 55% marks or above in Masters with Management + Wriiten Entrance Test

Duration: 3 Years

Executive Diploma Programs

Subjects: Business Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Insurance Management, Human Resource Management, Investment Management, International Business Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management

Eligibility: Graduate degree or Equivalent degree with at least 50% marks + Personal Interview


Certificate programs

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics with Python, Management Of Human Resources, Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, Supply Chain Management

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (Preferences are given to applicants with work experience)

Duration: 2 Years

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Loyola Institute of Business Administration Admissions

Admission criteria at LIBA vary from course to course. 

  • Admission to Full-Time PGDM Programme is based on CAT and XAT score.
  • Admission to the Part-Time PGDM Programme is based on CAT / XAT.
  • LIBA grant admission in Executive Diploma Programmes depending upon the applications and Personal Interview.
  • Applicants secure admission in Ph.D. Program through their performance in Qualifying Exam, Written Test, and Personal Interview.

The final selection of applicants is on the basis of their CAT / XAT cut-off for Written Ability Test, Group Discussion & Personal Interview. The centers for GD and PI are Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai.

Read More: Loyola Institute of Business Administration Admissions

How to Apply?

Application form for admission to various courses of LIBA Chennai can be filled online by visiting Candidates are requested to fill all the personal and Academic details carefully. 

Further, the required application fee can be paid via Credit Card/ Debit Card or Net Banking in order to complete the application process. 

Loyola Institute of Business Administration Placements

Once again, Loyola Institute of Bussiness Administration has successfully concluded its placements with 100% placement records. Highlights of LIBA placements are given below

Total number of Students 120
Average Salary INR 10 LPA
Highest Salary INR 17 LPA
Median Salary INR 9 LPA
Number of Companies Participated 50+ 
Total Number of Sectors  13

Among the top recruiters, Deloitte, Amazon Kindle, Cognizant, TCS, and many more. Students were placed in 13 different sectors.

Loyola Institute of Business Administration Faculty

Faculties at LIBA are full-time, adjunct, and visiting. As per the college website, institute has a total of faculty members, few of which are:

Rev. Fr. C. Joe Arun, S.J


Qualification: BA, MA, MBA, D.Phil

Rev. Fr. G. Victor Roch, S.J.

Designation: Dean Administration

Dr. P.C. Lakshmi Narayanan

Designation: Dean (Academics and Associate Professor- Finance & Law)

Dr. S. Srikrishnan

Designation: Senior Professor (Business Analytics)

Dr. Shanthi Venkatesh

Designation: Associate Dean (Academics and Associate Professor- Marketing Management)

Dr. B. Aiswarya

Designation: Associate Dean (Student Affairs & Associate Professor-Human Resource Management)

Dr. S. Ravichandran

Designation: Professor (Finance)


Loyola Institute of Business Administration FAQs

Ques. What is the application fee for applying at LIBA Chennai?

Ans. The application fee at LIBA depends on which course you wish to apply. 

  • For part-time PGDM programs- INR 800
  • For Full-time PGDM program- INR 1500
  • Executive Diploma program- INR 800

Ques. Does LIBA provide Placement?

Ans. LIBA has an active placement cell which is involved in placement activities and assists students in getting placed in reputed and prestigious companies. LIBA provides 100% placements with the average package being 9.2 lakhs and the maximum package was 17 lakhs per annum last year. More than 50 companies participated in the placement.

Ques. Does LIBA provide an MBA program?

Ans. LIBA has an active placement cell, which is involved in placement activities and assists students in getting placed in reputed and prestigious companies. LIBA aims 100% placements with the average package being 9.2 lakhs and the maximum package was 17 lakhs per annum last year. More than 50 companies participated in the placement.

Ques. Who are the most famous/ successful alumni of Loyola College and LIBA, Chennai?

Ans. The list of notable alumni of LIBA is very long. Given below are some names of the students who passed out from LIBA and now are working in reputed companies or organizations:
  • Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Former President of India
  • C. Rangarajan, former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • P. Sathasivam, Chief Justice of India
  • Daniel Lisulo, Former Prime Minister of Zambia
  • Verghese Kurien, Father of the White Revolution, founder of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation
  • Narasimhan Ram, journalist, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu.

Ques. Does LIBA Chennai provide hostel accommodation?

Ans. LIBA has excellent hostels, for men and women, located within the campus. The hostels with well-furnished rooms, provide an ideal ambiance to make residents feel at home. The hostels have wired internet connectivity. The Men’s hostel is a multi-storied building and a single room is allotted to each student. The hostel includes indoor sporting facilities and a common room on the ground floor. Residents can use the Loyola College boarding facilities.
Check: Loyola Institute of Business Administration Hostel Fees

Ques. What is the cutoff for PGDM Program of LIBA Chennai?

Ans. It is important for candidates to meet the prescribed cut-off marks in the admission test in the PGDM program. The minimum percentile required in the tests are:
Category CAT XAT
General 80 percentile 75 percentile
Catholics 60 percentile 50 percentile

Ques. Does the Loyola Institute of Business Administration provide scholarships?

Ans. Loyola Institute of Business Administration offers Scholarships to deserving students on Merit-cum means basis. The institute also has tie-ups with corporates such as Bharti Foundations, Hyundai Motors India Limited, Palaniswamy Trust, etc, that provide scholarships to eligible students. Moreover, LIBA provides educational loans from Banks.

Ques. What are the class timings of the PGDM Part-Time Program of LIBA Chennai?

Ans. It is a three years weekend program, comprises of nine terms of approximately three months each. The classes will be held as follows:
  • Saturdays from 5.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 10.00 to 1.45 p.m.

Ques. What is the weightage criteria for final selection at LIBA Chennai?

Ans.The weightage criteria for final selection is tabulated below:
Components Weightage
Qualifying Exam 50%
Written Test 40%
Personal Interview 10%

Ques. How to apply for LIBA Certificate Programs?

Ans. The following are the steps below to apply online for the Certificate Program:
  1. Go to the official website of the institute and select “Our Courses” on the home page.
  2. Click on the “Certificate Program”.
  3. A page will appear displaying the Apply Now tab.
  4. Fill all the details and submit the same.