Seven FAQs You Must Ask About IBS Branches

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education conducts the IBSAT exam every year. The IBSAT score is accepted by ICFAI Business School (IBS) for various MBA and PGDM programmes. The IBSAT 2023 exam will be held on 23rd and 24th December 2023. The registrations are underway and end on 16th December 2023.

As a prospective MBA student choosing the right college to pursue an MBA is as crucial as writing an MBA entrance exam. MBA Rendezvous offers a one-stop list for all frequently asked questions about the IBS college and its different branches.


1. How many branches of IBS colleges are there?

There are nine branches of IBS colleges across India located in:

a. North India: Gurgaon, Dehradun
b. East India: Kolkata
c. West India: Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Ahmedabad
d. South India: Hyderabad, Bangalore


2. What are the programmes offered at various IBS branches?

ICFAI Business School offers:

a. Two-year full-time PGPM
b. Two-year full-time MBA
c. Four-year Ph.D. program.

Here is the distribution of programmes across campuses:

Location Hyderabad Bangalore Mumbai Pune Jaipur Ahmedabad Kolkata Gurgaon Dehradun
PGPM - - Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes -
MBA Yes Yes - - Yes - - - Yes
Ph.D. Yes - - - - - - - -

3. How are the various IBS branches ranked?

The IBS Hyderabad ranks 40th as per the NIRF 2023 rankings. The other branches rank among the top b-schools in their zones.


4. How are the campus infrastructure and other facilities at IBS Hyderabad?

IBS Hyderabad was the first IBS college to be established in 1995. The highlights of the campus facilities are:

1. 91-acre lush green campus
2. Fully residential campus with state-of-the-art facilities
3. Classrooms and lecture theater are well-equipped with wi-fi and audio-visual tools.
4. Simulation software is available to enhance the learning process.
5. The students remain connected via the local intranet CampusNet
6. Faculty Zone is available for research and other academic activities by the faculty members.
7. The entire campus is connected via CISCO high end routers.
8. Students have access to the latest Windows OS, Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Adobe products.
9. The labs are equipped with SAP, SPSS, SAS, iThink, Rational Rose, Eviews, Microsoft CRM, AutoCAD, Cadian Advanced CAD etc.
10. The library at IBS Hyderabad offers a large variety of materials in the form of books, CDs, journals, magazines, and research work. Students get access to databases like Econlit, Academic search complete, ProQuest, JSTOR and Cabells directory and industry databases like the World Development Indicators. Click here to read more.

5. How are the campus facilities at other IBS branches?

All IBS branches offer spacious and well-equipped infrastructure and facilities. The highlight is the well-stocked library with access to thousands of books and subscriptions to national and international journals, magazines and online databases. The academic buildings have an uninterrupted WI-FI connection with well-enabled classrooms and lecture halls.


6. How is the alumni network of IBS colleges?

IBS colleges (including all nine branches) boasts of more than 62000 alumni students working in over 900 blue chip companies across the globe.


7. What is the placement scenario in IBS colleges?

The placement statistics for various IBS branches is as follows:

IBS Branch Highest Package Average Package Placements
Domestic International
Hyderabad 21LPA 58.19 LPA 10.42 LPA 95%
Mumbai 18.80 LPA 11.13 LPA 8.17 LPA 98%
Bangalore 12.58 LPA - 7.42 LPA 95%
Gurgaon 12 LPA 22.93 LPA 7.55 LPA 95%
Pune 12.00 LPA 56.55 LPA 7.59 LPA 99%
Kolkata 8.50 LPA - 4.41 LPA 99%
Ahmedabad 8.29 LPA 13 LPA 7.30 LPA 98%
Jaipur 9 LPA 23.31 LPA 8.53 LPA 99%
Dehradun 8.65 LPA 23 LPA 6.39 LPA 94%

You can check out the FAQs regarding IBSAT 2023 exam here.