Online applications open for IME Dept. IIT Kanpur MBA program admissions 2021-23

Want to apply for the flagship MBA program at IIT Kanpur, U.P.? TheDepartment of Industrial & Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is accepting online applications for its 2021-23 MBA batch up to 31st January 2021. This article provides complete information on the eligibility requirements, course curriculum, application procedure, etc.

Department of Industrial & Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) is accepting online admissions for its MBA program for the academic session 2021-23. Interested students who seek admission to this program must have a valid CAT scorecard from the 2020 exam conducted by IIMs.

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Other IITs that are offering the MBA program are IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Delhi and the ones at Dhanbad, Roorkee, and Kharaghpur.

About IME Dept. IIT Kanpur

For over 40 years, the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering at IIT Kanpur has offered an excellent blend of engineering and management through its varied UG, PG and Doctoral programs, each of which enables a student to develop technical, analytical and soft skills. Students graduating from IME have taken up job offers at reputed private companies and government organizations. The fact that faculty members of this Department have won prestigious awards and Fellowships are testimony to their expertise.

It's not all about attending lectures and seminars, though! There are unique IIT Kanpur Fests which are organized and attended by MBA students of the IME Department, including the annual management fest that has events for each specific area, such as marketing, HR, etc, the technical fest which gets enthusiastic participation from students of other B-schools, an inter-college cultural festival, etc. There are plenty of Clubs, too, such as one devoted to music, adventure, etc and hobby groups such as for joggers and cyclists.

The Wi-Fi enabled campus of IIT Kanpur has plenty of sports facilities, including for swimming, cricket, basketball, etc, management computing and simulating labs, a library, hostel facilities with mess and a gym, etc.

About IME MBA program

There are 78 seats, with seats reserved for certain categories as per the norms of the Central Govt.

Started in 2001, the syllabus of the MBA program is regularly updated to keep up with contemporary industry trends. The 21-month full-time course is over four semesters, with both, a winter and a summer internship. In addition to the core courses, there are 59 Elective courses, and students are also required to attend Seminar courses in each semester. Find out what's special about IIT internships.

IIT Kanpur MBA Core Courses: Probability & Statistics; Economics for Management; Decision-making and Quantitative Methods; Financial Management; Organisation Behaviour; Production and Operations Management; and Socio-Political, Legal & Ethical Environment of Business.

The Capstone Project of the MBA program at IME IIT Kanpur is a unique feature. This is taken up over two semesters, wherein knowledge across specific streams are applied to a real-life business-related problem with the student working in an organization under the mentorship of IME Faculty (refer: The project areas are Finance, Marketing, Analytics, Operations Management, IT/Software Consulting, and HR. Credits: 36.

Course fee

Refer to the previous academic year's course fee to get a general idea of the course fee:

Eligibility requirements

For those applying in the General Category, EWS and OBC (NCL): You should have scored a minimum of 65% and above in both, the Class 10, and the Class 12 exams. At the Graduate level, you should have a B.Tech. or B.E. or B. Arch. (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class XII) Degree with a minimum aggregate of 65% or a CPI of 6.5 on a scale of 10 from any AICTE-recognized institute/university, IITs, NITs, and IIITs.

Other acceptable educational qualifications are B.Sc. Engineering (with Maths as one of the subjects in the UG program) acquired through a four- year degree program; or BS (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the UG program) acquired through a four-year degree program; or a Master of Science (with Maths as one of the subjects in the UG program); or Master of Arts in Economics (with Maths as one of the subjects in the UG program.

CAT Score: The overall CAT-2020 score should be 85 percentile and above.

EWS candidates are advised to go through this notification:

For ST and ST applicants: The educational qualifications are the same as stated above, with an aggregate of 55% or a CPI of 5.5 on a scale of 10 and 55% and above in Class X and Class XII exams. The CAT-2020 score requirement is overall 75 percentile and above.

Those appearing for the final degree exam this year can also apply and, if selected, will get provisional admission, with final admission being permitted on producing all the required supporting documents of the qualifying degree at the time of joining the course.

How to apply

Register and fill up the application form. The scanned documents that you need to upload are-
  1. Photo and signature in .jpg/.png format, with the file size of each not more than 500KB.

  2. Birth certificate of High School (Class 10) Certificate that indicates the date of birth, in PDF format with the file size not more than 2MB. Misplaced the birth certificate? Learn how to apply for a duplicate birth certificate.

  3. Qualifying Degree/Mark sheets, in PDF format with the file size of each not more than 2MB.

  4. Additional documents, such as a Cover Letter or Statement of Purpose, in PDF format with the file size of each not more than 2MB. Going abroad? Know how to write an SOP.

The application fee has to be paid online with a debit card or credit card or can be paid through Net Banking or RuPay. The application fee is Rs.1600/- for General and OBC (NCL) candidates and Rs. 800/- for EWS/SC/ST/DAP (Differently Abled Person).

On completing the submission of the application, use the print button that is provided to save a PDF copy of the application form. Don't worry if you forget to download and save it; you can do so through log-in again.

After the final payment, you will receive an intimation on your email for confirmation of successful submission and payment, along with a copy of the receipt on your registered email id.

It is advisable to read the instructions for the application procedure before starting: Application procedure: In case you have any technical problems in applying, including discrepancies with the online payment, contact via email or call Ph. 0512-2596803/0512-2596805.

Note: Due to the current pandemic, IME IIT Kanpur will not be conducting any GDs or interviews for the 2021-23 MBA program. Those who are shortlisted for admission will be selected on the basis of their CAT Percentile Score, academic background, and work experience.

Important dates

Online application submissions: 4th January 2021 to 31st January 2021, up to 11.59p.m.
Announcement of shortlisted candidates: 12th February 2021.
Announcement of result: 30th April 2021.

Note: Call letters of shortlisted candidates will be put up at

Contact information

Industrial & Management Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur-208016, Uttar Pradesh.
Ph: +91-512-2596409 (MBA Admission Office), +91-512-2597376 (IME Office), +91-7658938850 (Student Admissions Coordinator).
Admissions' portal:

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Author: Umesh23 Jan 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

IIT Kanpur is a prestigious institute and this course in management is definitely a career-making milestone for the interested students. Nowadays, many engineering graduates are going for MBA degree as that gives them added advantage for getting a managerial position in the industries and companies. But doing it from any mediocre institute would not help and that is why one has to try hard for getting admission in a reputed one.

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