Due to scheduled maintenance, IMS website will not be accessible between 24th April 09:00 PM to 25th April 11:00 AM.

1 Year MBA/PGPEx in India | List of Institutes & Application Deadline

27 October, 2022

1-year MBA in India is a great option for professionals with work experience. Most of the top-tier institutes in India offer 1-year full-time MBA programs.


The general eligibility for these programs is a prior work experience (typically above 3/4/5 years depending on the program) and a test score (GMAT/GRE). On this page, you will find detailed information about 1-year MBA programs in India. In addition to this, the B-Schools ask for letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, or application essays, and look at the overall profile of the candidates.


  1. Quick return to corporate career:

Unlike a 2-year program, these programs are 12-16 months in duration and this helps students to get back into the corporate sector quickly

  1. Offers higher immediate return on investment:

The return on investment of a 1-year MBA is similar to that of a 2-year program

  1. Accelerated Career Progression to mid/senior management roles:

As these programs accept candidates who come in with a significant amount of work experience, students end up getting placed in middle or senior management roles post completion

  1. Networking with seasoned professionals:

The networking opportunities are immense, not only in the form of the immediate batch but also through the rich alumni network

  1. International Immersion:

All the programs have 2-3 month international study tours which widen the horizons for the participants


Most of the B-schools conduct admissions in multiple rounds. It is recommended to apply at the earliest to increase your chance of selection and also gets a chance at various scholarships offered by the b-school. After submitting the GMAT/GRE score and application essay, students are shortlisted based on their fit with the institute culture and are called for a panel interview, with faculty and alumni.


Institute Name Avg Salary (LPA) Total Fees (in Lakhs) Eligibility Application Deadline Application Link
Scores Accepted Work Experience Required
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) – PGPX 32.44 31.50 GMAT, GRE 4 years R1: 4th September’23 Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) – EPGP 31.63 28.50 GMAT, GRE 5 years R1: 7th August’23 Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) – MBAEx 36.79 31 GMAT 5 years R1: 17th August’23 Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) – PGPEX-VLM 18.9 13.5 Own Test 4.5 years
Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) – EPGP 25.9 22.1 GMAT 5 years
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) – PGP-BL 29.23 22.5 GMAT, GRE, CAT 3 years Phase 2: 31st August’23 Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) – IPMX 24.66 26.00 GMAT, GRE 5 years
Indian Institute Of Management, Shillong (IIM-S) – PGPEx 21.71 20.4 CAT, GMAT 5 years
Indian Institute Of Management, Udaipur (IIM-U) – MBA GSCM 19.04 22.60 GMAT, GRE, CAT 3 years R1: 10th September’23 Click here
Indian Institute Of Management, Udaipur (IIM-U) – MBA DEM 21.27 22.60 GMAT, GRE, CAT 3 years R1: 10th September’23 Click here
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) – PGPM 23.58 23.50 CAT, GMAT 3 years 2nd October’23 Click here
XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur (XLRI) – ExPGDM 26.56 21.7 GMAT, GRE, XAT 5 years
Indian School of Business (ISB) – PGP 34.07 41.98 GMAT, GRE 0 for YLP, 0-2 for EEO, 2 years for PGP 10th September’23 Click here
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI) – PGDM-BM 23.15 16.41 GMAT, CAT, XAT 5 years
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT) – PGDM ExP 23.07 19.03 GMAT, CAT, XAT 5 years Click here
Great Lakes (PGPM) 17.86 21.25 GMAT, CAT, XAT 2 years
NITIE + IIT Delhi (PGDEx–VLFM) 16.60 B.E or B.Tech with 1st Class 4 years
SP Jain School of Global Management (Global MBA) 27.89 32.96 GMAT, CAT, GRE, SPJAT 3 years

#All Data as on 15 June 2023

Disclaimer: The information, statistics, and data contained herein are produced, processed, compiled, and based on various sources from the public domain believed to be reliable to the best of our knowledge. These details have been disseminated for reference purposes only and IMS makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, suitability, completeness, adequacy, accuracy, or timeliness of such information, placement report, and data. Readers are further advised to procure information from the official websites of the respective Universities/institutes/ Business Schools etc.