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Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

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Established : 2008 | Accredited/Approved : AICTE, NBA | Affiliated : Autonomous

Overview Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, commonly known as CIMP Patna, was established in 2008 as an autonomous body. Since its establishment, the CIMP has been working towards making its students professional industry experts. CIMP is the only business school in Bihar to be ranked in the NIRF Top 100 B- schools. Chandragupt Institute of Management Ranking is 76 in NIRF 2021. Aside from NIRF Rankings, CIMP was ranked 29th among Top B Schools in India by IIRF. Chandragupt Institute offers PGDM, Fellow Programme in Management, and Executive Fellow Programme in management. AIU has recognized CIM Patna PGDM as MBA equivalent degree. Besides, PGDM has been accredited by NBA and approved by AICTE. In addition, CIMP has been proposed to launch a PGDM in IEV for the 2022-23 academic year, subject to the approval of AICTE. CIMP accepts the score of CAT/ MAT/XAT/ CMAT for the admission procedure. The CIMP application forms will be available both in online and offline mode. CIMP Patna Placement rate is 100%. High-profile companies do visit the campus to recruit graduates. Faculty members teaching at CIMP are highly qualified and experienced. Most of them are alumni of prestigious institutions like IRMA. IIMs, ISI Calcutta, XLRI, etc. Institutes also get mentoring support from the advisory council. That comprises highly skilled professors from IIMs and other top business schools from India and abroad.

Institute name

Chandragupt Institute of Management

College Type


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Patna, Bihar

Establishment year


Admission Criteria

Entrance test score

Entrance test accepted


Mode of application form

Both online and offline

Courses offered

PGDM, FPM, Executive FPM, and PGDM IEV

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Rankings CIMP has been ranked, recognized, and accredited by various prestigious institutions, councils, and boards.

  • Chandragupt Institute of Management NIRF Ranking is 76 among Top B Schools in India.
  • In the IIRF, CIMP Patna's ranking in India was 79th among the top b-schools and 12th in the top b-schools in the eastern zone of India.
  • CIMP Patna PGDM course is accredited by the NBA (National Board of Accreditation) and considered equivalent to MBA by AIU.
  • CIMP  has won the EQ leadership award given by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
  • The institute bagged Majestic Five Continents Awards for excellence in education.

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Fees structure Students can check the Chandragupt Institute of Management courses offered and its fees details.

  • Chandragupt Institute of Management PGDM Fees

Areas of Specializations

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT
  • General Management


Total fees (2 years)

Offer Acceptance Fees

INR 15000

Caution fees (Refundable)

INR 1000

PGDM Programme fees




*Apart from Programme fees, students must pay hostel/mess and book fees separately. 2. Chandragupt Institute of Management Executive FPM fees Areas of specializations:

  • Strategic Management
  • General Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing



1st Instalment

INR 2 Lakhs

2nd Instalment

INR 2 Lakhs

3rd Instalment

INR 1.5 Lakhs

4th Instalment

INR 1.5 Lakhs

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Admission Students interested in enrolling at CIMP for PGDM shall have completed their graduation with a least 50% from a recognized university. (45% in case of SC, ST, and differently-abled students). Whereas students applying for FPM or Executive FPM must hold a master's degree. Eligible applicants can fill out the Chandragupt Institute of Management application form online or offline. Students can visit the official site of CIMP Patna or visit the campus to receive the form. A fee of Rs. 1000 has to be paid for the form. For the reserved class (SC and ST) and differently-abled students, the application form fee is Rs. 500. CIMP PGDM Admission & Selection Criteria

  • CAT /MAT/CMAT/XAT/XAT are acceptable for PGDM admission at Chandragupta College Patna.
  • Admission seekers must have qualified in any entrance tests with an eligible score that should be equivalent to the Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Cut-off. (CMAT Cut off is 80 Percentile)
  • Shortlisting of the aspirants will be based on their test scores, previous academic marks, and work experience. However, work experience is not mandatory.
  • But candidates with work experience will be preferred, and it holds additional weightage during the shortlisting process.
  • Further rounds of assessment include Group discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT).
  • The final merit list will include the weightage of entrance test scores, work experience, and performance in GD, PI, and WAT.

The weightage for different sections is given in the table below.

Pre GD-PI Assessment

The weightage (in %)

10th class marks


12th class marks


Graduation Percentage




Work experience profile


Assessment during GD and PI

The weightage (in %)

WAT and psychometric test






Sports and extracurriculars




50% of the total seats will be reserved for the Domicile of Bihar students. 4% of the total seats for the person with a disability. The category-wise breakage of seats can be seen in the table below. CIMP Patna also reserves some percentage of seats for the reserved categories as prescribed by the Government of Bihar for the educational institutions. For SC- 16%, ST- 1%, EBC- 18%, BC- 12% and women of BC- 3% (BC- Backward class) seats are reserved.


Reservation (in %)

General students










Women of BC


CIMP FPM Admission & Selection Criteria To be eligible for admission to CIMP for FPM, students must hold a Master's degree with 50% marks.

  • The selection of the candidates for the CIMP Fellow Programme in Management depends on CAT, GMAT, GRE, or NET scores.
  • In addition, applicants must submit a synopsis of 5000 words on the subject of their research activity along with an application form. And, they must do the presentation.
  • Later, shortlisting will be based on students' performance in the entrance test, previous academic marks, work experience, and presentation quality.
  • Shortlisted aspirants will be intimated for further selection rounds: Research Proposal Presentation and Personal Interview.
  • The final selection depends on the overall marks secured in each selection parameter.

Selection Parameters


Academic Records


Entrance Test


Research Proposal Presentation


Personal Interview


Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Placements CIMP offers great job offers to the graduates by arranging campus placement drives. In the recent drive, CIMP witnessed a 100% placement rate. More than 104 students from the PGDM batch were successfully placed with good pay packages. The sectors are banking, cement, financial services, chemical, consulting, EdTech, aerospace, telecommunication, etc. Chandragupt Institute of Management Placement 2021

  • Out of the 106 students, 104 were placed by the recruiting companies.
  • 10 new recruiters joined the placement drive.
  • Chandragupt Institute of Management's average package was 5 LPA.
  • ICICI Bank recruited 27 students, the highest recruitments, followed by 8 by Byju's.
  • The location of the placement offered to students was not restricted to Bihar. Students were offered placements in other cities.
  • Major recruiters who came to the campus were TASL, ITC, ICICI, Asian Paints, Airtel, Amul, Byju's, Bajaj Finance, etc.

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Scholarships

  • A tuition fee waiver scheme is provided to economically backward class students whose parent's annual income is less than 8 LPA.
  • Meritorious Girls Student Scholarship Scheme (MGSS) is given to the 3 girls who come in the top 10 positions.
  • In addition, CIMP scholarships are facilitated for the economically backward class as approved by AICTE.

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Course fee structure

PGDM - Finance 425000 2 years
PGDM - Marketing Management 425000 2 years
PGDM - Human Resource Management 425000 2 years
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Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Entrance exams required for Admission 2022

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Campus Facilities/Infrastructure


Placement Statistics

5 Lacs per annum
12 Lacs per annum

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna Placements and Companies visited

L.I.C. of India
Yes Bank


Asked question

What is the minimum marks in CMAT needed to take admission to CIMP?
Asked by Deepak mishra
replied on 02-Dec-2021 06:53:20

The CMAT cut-off for MBA. PGDM admission at CIMP is 80 percentile.   

MBA admission in CIM Patna.
Asked by Saurav kaushik
replied on 18-Jun-2021 16:29:15

CIM Patna offers a full-time two year PGDM course which is similar to the MBA course. Admission to the PGDM is given based on the scores obtained in the entrance exam. Thus, applicants must have qualified in any valid entrance tests such as CAT, XAT, or MAT with good scores. Along with the entrance exam score, applicants shall have obtained a minimum of 50 percent at the UG level.


Can I get direct admission for MBA in CIM Patna
replied on 05-Jun-2021 16:55:33

CIM will offer admission to the PGDM, which is as similar to the MBA course. Admission to the PGDM is based on the entrance test score. There is no provision for direct admission since it is a government institute. Therefore, students who are willing to apply for  PGDM admission must clear any of the valid entrance exams like CAT, XAT or CMAT. The minimum eligibility is students shall have obtained 50% marks at UG level

Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

0612 – 2200489, 2231026, 2231878, 2230518

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Phaneeshwarnath Renu Hindi Bhawan , Chajjubagh, Patna, Bihar, India - 800001, Patna, Bihar, India

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