IIM Ranchi was the ninth institution among the IIM group to be set up in Ranchi, Jharkhand in December 2009. Running into the 11th academic year, IIM Ranchi has moved up 12 places in NIRF ranking. It has been ranked #20 for the year 2020. 

Set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, IIM Ranchi has been declared with the stature of ‘Institute of National Importance’. 

It offers admission to its flagship PG and PGP-HRM program along with PGEXP, Ph.D, Exec-Ph.D, CGPM and invited Ph.D scholars for Post- Doctoral Fellowship Program. 

All admissions are based on entrance accepting either CAT / GRE / GMAT /GATE / NET / JRF. Followed by either PI / WAT or work experience or profile.

IIM Ranchi Highlights

Established | Type 2009 | Public
Status  Institute of National Importance
Campus Type Urban 
Courses Offered 07
Collaboration with UN-PRME
Gender Ratio 2019-20 Admission Females: 35%; Males: 65% 
Admission Criteria Based on entrance
CAT Cutoff 2020 95 and above
Total Research Publications  63 (till 2019)
Total Teaching Staff 70 members 
Application Fee INR 2000 per course
Facilities Offered Recreational Clubs, Library, IT, Placement Cell, Hostels 

IIM Ranchi Courses Offered

Apart from the flagship program - PGP, there are 6 other courses offered. The following courses are offered for admission to IIM Ranchi, details are:

Course Name Details  Selection Basis
PGP / PGP-HRM Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Passed bachelor’s degree. CAT + WAT / PI + Profile 
PGEXP Duration: 18 months Eligibility: Professional degree holders. Work Exp + Written Test + PI
Ph.D / Exec-Ph.D Duration: 4 years Eligibility: Master’s / bachelor’s / professional degree. CAT / GRE / GMAT / GATE / NET / JRF + PI 
Post-Doctoral Fellowship  Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Ph.D holders. Presentation on Research + PI
CPGM Duration: 15 months Eligibility: Passed bachelor’s degree. SOP / Application / Academic Qualifications / Assigned Profile

Find course fees at  IIM Ranchi Course and Fees.

IIM Ranchi Admission

Admission is entrance and merit based at IIM Ranchi. Followed by PI or written test. There is a validity period for all entrance tests. There are mostly three Admission Stages

  • Stage I: The candidate must appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT to be considered for the Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Ranchi. Applicants must have obtained a valid score in any of the following exams:
    • CAT (Common Admission Test)Read More
    • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)Read More
    • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) – Read More
  • Stage II: Final Selection Round for IIM Ranchi Admission comprises of Personal Interview followed by a Writing Ability Test. The weighted aggregate of the following components will be used to prepare a merit/rank list:
    • CAT
    • WAT
    • PI
    • Profile + Diversity

Steps to apply online

  • Fill the online application form at the official website.
  • Candidates have to create a login ID and password for the online application form at the website mentioned above. 
  • Select the program you want to enroll in. 
  • Enter your personal, educational, work experience details.
  • Upload the relevant documents necessary during filling out the application form. 
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature.
  • Pay the application fee online at the ‘Make Payment’ tab.
  • After successful completion of online payment of registration fee, Click on ‘Save’ to save the information. 
  • Once the application filling gets over, record your login credentials and take the hard copy of your application fee for future reference.

Find more details at  IIM Ranchi Admission.

IIM Ranchi Admission Cutoffs 

The cut offs for admission to IIMs depend upon CAT score majorly. The table below throws light upon the cut offs for previous admission session:

Categories  PGP PGP-HRM
General  95 95
NC-OBC 78.01 78
SC 60.01 60
ST 40.01 40
DAP 40.16 40

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IIM Ranchi Placements 

With 100% placement for the flagship program PGP and PGP-HRM, there was a 5% surge in the packages offered. The placement statistics for 2018-20 batch is as follows:

IIM Ranchi Placement Statistics 2018-20 Statistics and Figures (in INR)
Total Students Recruited 181
Total Companies Participated 94
First-time Recruiters 71
Average CTC INR 15.11 LPA
Top 10% CTC INR 19.5 LPA
Highest International CTC INR 59.36 LPA
Highest Domestic CTC INR 22.37 LPA
Median CTC INR 14.82 LPA

IIM Ranchi 2018-20 Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters included: Capgemini, IBM, Mindtree, Infosys, Value Labs, Amazon, Cummins, L&T, Reliance, Tata Steel, Accenture, ICICI Bank, JPMC, Muthoot, Fincorp, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. YES Bank, etc. 

The below Graph represents the sector-wise distribution of Students in various roles in an organization. 

IIM Ranchi Placements

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IIM Ranchi Facilities


The academic block consists of six aesthetically designed classrooms equipped with all the required modern facilities. 


The housing facility consists of separate blocks for girls and boys. There is a mix of three bedrooms and four-bedroom shared flats that are fully furnished, serviced and are installed with five-star facilities. 


Currently the library has a collection of 3,356 books, 22 print periodicals, 372 CD/DVD’s, 36 e-resources (databases), 17,000 + e-journals, 43,00,000 + e-books, and 17,00,000 + e-dissertations and theses.

IT Labs: 

Every computer in the computer lab has Windows 7 and is equipped with antivirus as well as a laser printer and scanner. The network backbone is designed with Single-Mode Fibre Optics cable and the internal network is equipped with Cisco 3750 Core Switch and Cisco 2960 Access Switches. There are 40 computers in each lab.

Wifi Facility:

The academic block is internally connected through Wi-Fi as well as wired LAN (10 Mbps 1:1 internet bandwidth provided by RailTel) to support round the clock access to the resources on the network.

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IIM Ranchi Faculty

The well qualified faculty at IIM Ranchi has both regular and visiting faculty members. They are mostly pass outs from top B-Schools or or renowned universities. The staff members statistics is given below:

  • Assistant Professors: 30+
  • Associate Professors: 10+
  • Professors: 5+
  • Visiting Faculty: 25+

Also there are more than 30+ members who indirectly help through the navigation and education of students. They are mostly in the administrative block.
For contact details click on  IIM Ranchi Faculty.

IIM Ranchi FAQs

Ques. Does IIM Ranchi have a permanent campus?

Ans. No, IIM Ranchi has presently no permanent campus. Currently, it is imparting education through a temporary campus. However, its proposed campus has been allotted more than 100 acres of Land. 

Ques. Can work experience be replacement of GRE/GMAT Score?

Ans. No, GRE/GMAT Score cannot be a replacement of work experience. 

Ques. I am in a tech field with package of more than 10LPA. Should I study at IIM Ranchi?

Ans. According to one of the student of IIM Ranchi, ansewered originally on quora, you should not consider studying into IIMs unless you have pathetic life in Tech field and you are not happy with it. In his words, “Do not join any new IIMs unless you want to change your domain. Frankly, there is less chance even if you join a new IIM since the companies are still skeptically about these new marketing hubs.”

Ques. Which is better IIM Ranchi or MDI Gurgoan?

Ans. If you look into placement statistics, MDI is far more better than IIM Ranchi. But General public knows IIM word better than any other, but the people who've been recruiting know the reality. If you are interested in getting the feel good factor of being into an IIM for that reason, you can go ahead with it. There's absolutely nothing wrong in it. Totally depends on your priorities and preferences.