IFMR Admissions for 2012 - 2014 (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)

Institute for Financial Management and Research, one of the top 10 Financial schools in India invites applications from aspirants for admissions into various Post graduate diploma in management programs for academic year 2012 - 2014


The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), established in 1970, in Chennai, is one of the top business schools offers various Post graduate diploma programs in management with specializations in Finance, Marketing, HR, IT & Operations and molds the students in achieving high level managerial careers.
IFMR invites applications from aspirants for admissions into post graduate diploma program for academic years 2012-2014.
IFMR Admissions for 2012 - 2014 (PGDM)

IFMR is ranked as
  • A** Rating by CRISIL (All India)

  • Ranked among top 10 finance schools

  • Ranked among top 30 B-schools in India

IFMR Vision
To be the institution of choice for students and employers in general management and research and focus in the financial service industry.

IFMR Mission
To train students and develop globally competitive managers to serve the critical needs of the Indian industry

Various Programs Offered

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) It is the general management program focusing on various specializations such as IT, Finance, Marketing, IT & Operations and HR.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – DSF This program is specially designed for students who are interested in understanding the concept of development. First year of the course is similar with normal PGDM program in general management. Starting second year, the students would be focusing towards development economics, development finance and involving students in live projects.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – FE This program is specially designed for the students who are interested in understanding on capital markets, security markets etc. Fast developments at domestic and global front, increased the demand for quality financial engineers who can analyze the sophisticated products, re-design cash-flows using rigorous mathematical and computational tools, trade and manage the risk arising

For more detailed understanding of the above programs and their syllabus, read Official PGDM Fulltime Prospectus provided by IFMR

Who are Eligibility to Apply

  • Graduates in any discipline with consistent academic track record

  • Aspirants pursuing final year degree can also apply

  • Any one of CAT 2011 / XAT 2012 / GMAT (taken in or after August 2009) scores

Application Procedure

You understood the eligibility criteria for the programs, Read on for “How to apply". IFMR provides 3 different ways for the aspirants to apply for their programs.
  • Option 1: Visit IFMR Official website and make a payment of Rs.1200 through your Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet banking and then fill in application form online and submit it there. It is an easy way to apply sitting at your home.

  • Option 2: You can purchase the Prospectus along with a scratch card from IMS / T.I.M.E / Career Launcher & Bulls Eye Coaching centres in your city by paying Rs.1,200 cash and logon to the IFMR Official website and fill in application form online using the 6-digit registration key in the Scratch Card. This way, You can keep the admission brochure handy.

  • Option 3: You can purchase the Prospectus (along with the scratch card) from IFMR Administrative office, Chennai directly paying Rs.1,200/- only by DD favoring “Institute for Financial Management and Research" payable at Chennai and logon to the IFMR Official website and fill in application form online using the 6-digit registration key in the Scratch Card. It's a little cumbersome process.

Last Date to Apply

Last date for the students to apply for IFRM in any of the above 3 options is February 12, 2012

Selection Procedure

Now we are at one of the interesting phase of the admission process. IFMR will verify all the applications received and select the top scoring candidates and thy will be informed by IFMR during March 2012. Shortlisted candidates are required to participate in Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI) to be held in all four metros, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. Venue details and dates will be informed by IFMR


IFMR offers attractive scholarships starting from 25% tuition fee waiver, This will be awarded on a yearly basis based purely on your performance.
In addition to that, IFMR has been selected by Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) as one of the five best B-Schools in India to receive the prestigious T Thomas Scholarship award of Rs 100,000 to be given to the best outgoing student of the full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management, For the 8th in succession.

Placement Record

IFMR has an excellent placement record since its inception of PGDM programs. Placement cell is being headed by Prof. Rajesh Kumar along with his team members Suresh Babu and Ravi Shankar. All the students of the 2009-11 passed out batch have been placed in following companies with highest salary package of Rs.10.76 lacs and an average Salary: Rs.7.00 lacs.
  1. 3i Infotech
  2. AC Nielsen
  3. Bank of America
  4. Berger Paints
  5. CapGemini
  6. Cognizant
  7. Deloitte
  8. Everonn Systems
  9. FINO
  11. HCL
  12. ICICI Bank
  13. Infosys
  14. Irevna
  15. Ramco Systems
  16. SBI Life
  17. TVS Wabco
  18. UBS
  19. UCAL Fuel Systems

Why should you join IFMR

IFMR aim at preparing students to acquire multiple skills like exposure thru trading & investment, wealth management, portfolio management, goal setting and problem-solving skills and molding them to become quality managers to suit various managerial careers across sectors. Students acquire a number of life skills through exposure to trading and investment, wealth management and other general management skills like goal setting and problem-solving.
  • Outstanding Student Community

  • Strong Permanent Faculty & Visiting Faculty from time to time

  • Focus on Industry Preparedness with advanced technology

  • Theoretical and Practical Learning Methods

  • Continuous amendments in Curriculum as per the industry requirements

  • 100% placement opportunities for the passed out students since its inception

Permanent Faculty

IFMR has strong parmanent Faculty base expertise in various fields.
  • R. Venugopal – FIIM (IIM-A); BTech (IIT, Madras)
  • R. Kannan – MTech (IIT, Mumbai); Diploma in Fin Mgt (Mumbai); Chartered Financial Analyst (ICFAI)
  • G Balasubramanian – PhD (Madras); AICWA
  • PK Viswanathan - MS (University of Manitoba, Canada); MBA (FMS, Delhi)
  • RL Shankar – MS (Carnegie Mellon University); BTech (IIT Madras)
  • Bobby S Srinivasan – PhD (Case Western University)
  • Jessica Wallack – PhD (Stanford)
  • S Gangadharan – PhD (Madras); PDM (OUBS, UK); PGDPM; MA;
  • Jijo Lukose P J – PhD (SoM, IIT Bombay), MBF (Cochin University); Grad CWA
  • Lakshmi Kumar – PhD (IIT, Madras); MA Econometrics;
  • Nilanjan Banik – PhD (Utah State University); MA (Delhi School of Economics)
  • Viswanath Pingali – PhD (Northwestern
  • University); MS (Indian Statistical Institute)
  • L Ramprasath – PhD (Rutgers University); MStat and BStat-Hons (ISI) S Maheswaran – PhD (University of Minnesota); PGDM (IIM-C)
  • S Raghu Raman – (OUBS, UK); PDGFM (IIFM, Bhopal)
  • Ratul Lahkar- PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Visiting Faculty

Addition to the strong parmanent faculty base, IFMR also provides guest lectures and conduct conferences by visiting faculty.
  • Abhijit V. Banerjee - MIT, Ph.D., (Harvard University)
  • Adel Varghese - UTA, Ph.D., (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Antoinette Schoar - MIT Ph.D., (University of Chicago)
  • Esther Dulfo - MIT Ph.D., (MIT)
  • Rangarajan Sundaram - Stern School of Business Ph.D., (Cornell University)
  • Sendhil Mullainathan - Harvard University Ph.D., (Harvard University)
  • T.V. Subramanian - Consultant M-Stat., Fellow IIMA.
  • N.T. Arunkumar - Former CEO, Dun & BradStreet MBA [XLRI]
  • S. Balachandran - Senior Consultant PGDBA (IIM-A), B.Tech (IIT Madras)
  • Venkatesh Bangaruswamy - Consultant CFA [CFA Institute, USA), CRM & PRM [USA]
  • K. Ramachandran - Consultant PGDCM (IIM-C), Cerfitied CWA, CAIIB
  • S. Ramanathan - Consultant Certified ISACA, CISSP; PGDM (IIM-A)
  • G. Srinivasan - Freelance Consultant PGDM (BIM, Trichy), Certified PIM (USA)
  • Rakesh Nigam - Senior Researcher AOL, Ph.D Applied Physics (Stanford)

Contact Details

Institute for Financial Management and Research
24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034
Tel: +91-44-28303400 / 28228193
Fax: +91-44-28279208

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Guest Author: shital pagare09 Apr 2014

Its very Great and Helpful Blog.
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