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JAGSoM (formerly IFIM) opens Admissions 2021 for Bangalore Campus: Achieves 100% Placements 2021; Check revised Fee, Scholarship, Deadlines

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM Business School) Bangalore has opened PGDM admission 2021. JAGSoM has emerged as one of the fastest growing B-school in South India and is among the first six B-schools with International AACSB & SAQS Accreditation. The B-School has achieved 100% placements for the batch 2019-21.

After announcing 100% Placements 2021 much ahead of almost all Top 25 B-schools, Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) has opened the PGDM Admission 2021 for its Bangalore campus. Amongst the first 6 B-Schools in India to be awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation, JAGSoM has also announced revised fee structure with more than 100 scholarships. Check revised fee, scholarship, placements, and complete admissions 2021 details.

Before we progress to Admission 2021 details, here is a quick recap of eventful few year at JAGSoM (formerly IFIM Business School):

  • In 2018, JAGSoM (formerly IFIM Business School) became the sixth B-school in India after ISB, TAPMI, IIM Calcutta, IMT Ghaziabad and XLRI to be AACSB Accredited. AACSB is 100+ years old US based world’s premier management education body that accredits B-schools only after rigorous evaluations running into 4-5 years.
  • n 2020, QS Masters in Marketing Ranking 2021 ranked JagSom (formerly IFIM Business School) amongst the Top 100 such programs (in 51-100 band) in the world for its PGDM (Marketing) program. It has also been ranked in the 101-150 Band Globally, in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings for its PGDM (Finance) Program.
  • On October 21, 2020, IFIM Busines School Bangalore is rechristened as JAGSoM after Padma Bhushan Dr Jagadish Sheth.
  • On December 23, 2020, JAGSoM announced 100% completion of Placements 2021 with Average Salary of Rs 10.21 Lakhs per annum. This is remarkable as most Top 25 B-schools are yet to announce full placements even by early February.

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JagSom’s (formerly IFIM Business School) Flagship PGDM Program Admissions 2021 announced

After going through the transition phase from IFIM to JAGSoM, Admissions 2021 have now been announced for the flagship PGDM program. JAGSoM has made many changes in the program structure to make it relevant to industry needs and students career aspirations.

JAGSoM USPs & Highlights

So what are the USPs and highlights of JAGSoM? After looking at course curriculum and speaking to leadership at JAGSoM, here are the key USPs

1. AACSB Accredited & Globally Ranked: As said earlier, JAGSoM was the 6th Business School in India to receive the prestigious AACSB International accreditation. It was Globally Ranked in QS Masters Global Ranking 2021 in 51+ Band for PGDM Marketing and 101+ Band for PGDM Finance. This puts JAGSoM in the league of 8-10 top B-schools in India who have an international profile.

2. Fastest 100% Placements 2021: JAGSoM has concluded 100% placements for the batch 2019-21 by end of December 2020 which is many months before other Top 20 B-schools. Average Salary in Placement 2021 has gone up at Rs. 10.21 LPA from last year’s Rs. 9.15 LPA. Read more about Placements 2021 below.

3. Moderate Programme Fee: JAGSoM PGDM programme tuition fee for 2 years is Rs. 12 lakhs which is lower than the fee in many top B-schools. Option of International Super-specialisation and/or International Corporate Immersion are available for students willing to augment their learning.

4. Cutting edge Curriculum and Pedagogy: JAGSoM Curriculum and Pedagogy are designed to create ‘T-Shaped Professionals’ for new-age roles in Industry 4.0. JAGSoM offers Super Specializations in new-age domains like MarTech, FinTech and Digital Transformation, in partnership with top global B-Schools.

5. International Alliances & Partnership with Top B-schools: JAGSOM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin). This ensures that JAGSoM students have access to best global resources that add value to their CV.

6. 'Domain Specialist’ Faculty: After looking at rich faculty profiles, it will be fair to say that JagSom’s intellectual capital is at par with Top B-schools in India. JAGSOM’s faculty are ‘Domain Specialists.’ Within each functional area- Marketing, Finance, HR and Analytics & Digital Business- JAGSoM faculty specializes in specific subjects and domains. This helps students acquire in-depth knowledge and skills.

Speaking about JAGSoM USPs, Dr Atish Chattopadhay, Director, JAGSoM says, “JAGSOM is unique in many ways – It’s mentored by a globally acclaimed scholar, Prof. Jagdish Sheth, bringing in global best practices and unique pedagogical interventions like ‘learning by solving,’ where participants work in groups on research assignments supported by our corporate partners. The placement success of the graduating class of 2021 can be attributed to the continuous engagement that the curriculum enables with our recruiting partners. The super-specialisations in new age areas grooms our graduates as ‘T’ shape professionals for new age roles aligned to Industry 4.0 ”. Dr Chattopadhyay was the Director of IMT Ghaziabad and part of the leadership team at SPJIMR and MICA before joining JAGSoM in May 2018.

Coming back to JAGSoM admissions 2021, here are key details and important dates.

JAGSoM Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM B-School) PGDM Admission 2021 Open: Apply Now

JAGSoM Bangalore Admission 2021: Important Dates

Admission Activity Important Dates
Application Process Starts January 15, 2021
Last Date to Apply March 31, 2021
Personal Interview Ongoing for shortlisted candidates

Let’s review other aspects of JAGSoM Admissions process 2021.

JAGSoM Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM B-School) PGDM Admission 2021 Open: Apply Now


This is one of the most criteria for B-school selection, and understandably so. Here is good news for MBA aspirants. PGDM Programme tuition fee at JAGSoM is Rs. 12 lakhs. This is lower than fee for most IIMs and top B-schools which makes JAGSoM a compelling choice.

Option of International Super-specialisation and/or International Corporate Immersion is also open to the students.

Further, JAGSoM is offering 225 merit-cum-means scholarships in a range from Rs. 1 lakh to 4 lakhs, based on need and performance in the Jagsom Scholarship Test

JAGSOM Bangalore Placement 2021: Highlights

JAGSoM announced completion of Placements 2021 in December 2020 itself. This is remarkable as most Top 25 B-schools are yet to announce full placements even by early February. Here are top highlights:

  • Average Salary in Placement 2021 goes up to Rs. 10.21 LPA from last year’s Rs. 9.15 LPA.
  • Average Salary for PGDM Marketing is Rs. 10.79 LPA
  • Average Salary for PGDM Business Analytics is Rs. 11.79 LPA
  • Highest Salary stood at Rs. 16 LPA
  • 70 Recruiters participated in Placement 2021
  • Top Recruiters include Oracle, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Dell, HDFC, BNY Mellon, EY, Hexaware, Numly, OSG, Arcesium, Cuemath, MetricStream, Scaler, Smart Knower, and several others, with many of them being headquartered in the USA.
  • An increasing hiring trend seen in Placement 2021 in IT, Management Consulting, and EduTech sectors

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JAGSoM plans for Industry Engagement

This is one of the key strengths of this B-school. When asked what key initiatives are being taken by JAGSoM for industry engagement for the batch 2021-23, here is what they shared:

  • Learning by Solving Integrated Pathway: Research Incubation based on ‘Request for Problems’ from Corporates followed by Industry Internship for 4.5 months
  • Corporate Mentoring for career success
  • Guest lectures and webinars by industry experts
  • Centres of Excellence in Services, Business Analytics, Banking and Entrepreneurship
  • Focus on new-age roles in new-age companies for placements.

According to Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, JAGSoM Bangalore, “We are focussing on Job Roles which are futuristic, by grooming Professionals for the Roles of Tomorrow. The key differentiation lies in taking a conscious call of moving away from the convention and investing to groom professionals for new age roles like MarTech, FinTech, Digital Transformation Specialists etc.”

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JAGSoM Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

So, who can apply? JAGSoM is looking for the candidates who have new ideas and are entrepreneurial instead of only high scorers in MBA entrance exams.

Below are the PGDM Admission 2021 eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized university with minimum aggregate 50% marks for all subjects taken together (45% for SC/ST candidates)
  • Must have qualified in one of the national level management entrance examinations, viz., CAT, XAT, MAT or GMAT
  • Students in final year of graduation can also apply.

Following are the expected score cut offs in shortlisting for Admission 2021:

MBA Entrance Exam Cut Off Percentile
CAT 2020 70
XAT 2021 70
MAT 2020/21 75

When asked about the admission criteria, Dr Chattopadhyay said: “We are looking for aspirants who need not be the ones who have belled the CAT, but the ones who are entrepreneurial, have new ideas and can dirty their hands to make a difference.”

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JAGSoM Admission Process

Admission process is a simple three steps process:

  1. Eligible candidates need to fill in the application form online apart from appearing in MBA entrance exam.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the Personal Interview round in virtual mode.
  3. Final admission offer will be made based on entrance exam score, profile, performance in PI Round.

Before we close, here is a quick roundup of other courses. Programs at JAGSOM include

  1. PGDM: 2 Year residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management with international super-specializations in Martech, Fintech, Big Data Analytics, Digital Transformation & HR. Details as above.
  2. PGDM SpecX – In addition to PGDM, JAGSoM also offers specialized programs: PGDM (Marketing), PGDM (Finance) and PGDM (Business Analytics)
  3. PGDM IB: Dual Degree Pathway Program in association with State University of New York (Albany) and Sydney Business School (UOW)
  4. PGDM LFH: A unique learn from home program which brings in the experience of learning from a campus while at home
  5. MBA & BBA at Vijaybhoomi University, Greater Mumbai, having pathway options with ESCP Europe, ESC Rennes and UOW Australia.

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