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 2020 exam will be held between 26th-27th December 2020 in four slots. The registrations are underway and end on 16th December 2020.

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 PGDM
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
PGDM - Y Y Y - Y Y Y -
MBA Y - - - Y - - - Y
Ph.D. Y - - - - - - - -

3. How are the various IBS branches ranked?

The IBS Hyderabad ranks 25th as per the NIRF 2020 rankings. The other branches rank among the top b-schools in their zones. Click here to know more.


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 50000 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 No. of Recruiters Top Recruiters
Domestic International
Hyderabad 15.89 LPA 50.23 LPA 7.97 LPA 149 1. IDFC First Bank
2. Deloitte Financial Advisory Services India Pvt. Ltd.
3. PwC US Advisory
4. HDFC Bank
5. Federal Bank
6. ICICI Lombard
7. TCS
8. WIPRO Ltd
9. Cognizant Technology Solutions
10. KPMG
Mumbai 15 LPA 50.23 LPA 6.91 LPA 241 1. HDFC Bank
2. MyGate
3. ICICI Bank
4. IDFC First Bank
5. ICICI Securities
6. Deloitte Tax Services
7. TCS
8. Federal Bank
9. Kotak Mahindra Bank
10. BlackRock Services
Bangalore 12.40 LPA 6.42 LPA 84 1. HDFC Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. ICICI Securities
4. KPMG Global Services
5. Kotak Mahindra Bank
6. Deloitte Tax Services
7. Pricewaterhouse Coopers
8. HCL Technologies
10. IDFC First Ban
Gurgaon 15 LPA 25.72 LPA 6.51 LPA 151 1. HDFC Bank
2. Deloitte Tax Services
3. Evalueserve
4. Ernst & Young
5. ICICI Securities
6. MyGate
7. Kotak Mahindra Bank
8. ICICI Bank
9. BlackRock Services
10. IDFC First Bank
Pune 12.40 LPA 50.23 LPA 6.73 LPA 83 1. HDFC Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. HCL Technologies
5. upGrad
6. ICICI Securities
8. OPPO Mobile India Pvt. Ltd.
9. JM Financials
10. TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited
Kolkata 10.79 LPA 5.79 LPA 38 1. Ernst & Young
2. HDFC Bank
3. ICICI Bank
4. ICICI Securities
5. Kotak Mahindra Bank
6. Edelweiss Broking Ltd
8. Puma
9. Bharti AXA General Insurance
10. Deloitte Shared Services India P Ltd.
Ahmedabad 12.40 LPA 23.82 LPA 6 LPA 18 1. HDFC Bank
3. ICICI Bank
4. Extramarks Education India Pvt. Ltd
5. Coca Cola
6. ICICI Securities
8. TCS
9. Reliance Securities
10. S & P Global
Jaipur 12.40 PA 5.74 LPA 27 1. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
2. Extramarks Education India Pvt. Ltd
3. AU Small Finance Bank
4. Centrum Housing Finance Limited (CHFL)
5. ICICI Bank
6. Hindustan Recruiters
7. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Ltd.
8. Kotak Mahindra Bank
9. Cognus Technology
10. Pin Click
11. S & P Global
2. Bandhan Bank Limited
3. ICICI Securities
4. Ebullient Securities
5. Centrum Capital Direct
6. Extramarks Education India Pvt. Ltd
7. Hindustan Recruiters
8. ICICI Bank
9. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Ltd.
10. Decathlon Sports India

You can check out the FAQs regarding IBSAT 2020 exam here.