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

18 October, 2023
Asma Fakih

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 NameAvg Salary (LPA)Total Fees (in Lakhs)EligibilityApplication DeadlineApplication Link
Scores AcceptedWork Experience Required
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) – PGPX38.6431.50GMAT, GRE4 yearsR2: 30th Oct’23Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) – EPGP33.0728.50GMAT, GRE5 yearsR3: 11th Oct to 30th Nov’23Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) – MBAEx36.7931GMAT5 yearsR3: 13th Oct to 23rd Nov’23Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) – PGPEX-VLM18.913.5Own Test4.5 years
Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) – EPGP27.822.11GMAT, GRE, CAT5 yearsPhase 1: 30th Nov’23Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) – PGP-BL29.0622.5GMAT, GRE, CAT3 yearsPhase 3: 20th Nov’23Click here
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) – IPMX26.4726.00GMAT, GRE5 yearsPhase 1: 31st Oct’23Click here
Indian Institute Of Management, Shillong (IIM-S) – PGPEx21.7122.71CAT, GMAT5 yearsR1: 13th Nov’23Click here
Indian Institute Of Management, Udaipur (IIM-U) – MBA GSCM20.722.75GMAT, GRE, CAT3 yearsCycle 3: 21st Nov’23Click here
Indian Institute Of Management, Udaipur (IIM-U) – MBA DEM23.2522.75GMAT, GRE, CAT3 yearsCycle 3: 21st Nov’23Click here
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) – PGPM23.8923.50CAT, GMAT3 years2nd October’23Click here
XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur (XLRI) – ExPGDM26.5623.15GMAT, GRE, XAT5 years30th Nov’23
Indian School of Business (ISB) – PGP34.2141.98GMAT, GRE0 for YLP, 0-2 for EEO, 2 years for PGPR2: 3rd Dec’23Click here
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI) – PGDM-BM24.4616.41GMAT, CAT, XAT3 years
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT) – PGDM ExP23.0719.03GMAT, CAT, XAT5 yearsClick here
Great Lakes (PGPM)18.121.25GMAT, CAT, XAT2 years
NITIE + IIT Delhi (PGDEx–VLFM)26.2B.E or B.Tech with 1st Class + aptitude test5 years
SP Jain School of Global Management (Global MBA)32.5334.54GMAT, CAT, GRE, SPJAT3 yearsOct’23Click here

#All Data as on 15 June 2023

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