The first batch of Indian Institute of Management Amritsar has been inaugurated by the Minister for Higher Education & Languages of Punjab, Sardar Surjit Singh Rakhraon August 6, 2015. Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, director, IIM Kozhikode and mentor director IIM Amritsar, Deans, Faculties and Senior Administrative staff of IIM Kozhikode was present during the inauguration.

The first batch of Post Graduate Programme (PGP) has about 65 students and the classes will start this week from a temporary campus at the Punjab Institute of Technology, Amritsar. The students have been selected on the basis of CAT 2014 scores. The cut off for General category candidates was 96.30 percentile

While addressing the first batch of students, parents and guests, Sardar Surjit Singh Rakhra, Minister of Higher Education and Languages, Government of Punjab, said, “I’m happy to  announce that out of the 6 new IIMs announced in India recently, IIM Amritsar becomes the second to be inaugurated. Punjab can become one of the leading states in education through IIM Amritsar. We must institutionalize IIMs and produce the best of human resources.”


He appealed to the students, “Today the students of IITs and IIMs have excelled in various fields. IIMs play an important role to change the image of India.  We also need to provide quality education to the poor, if we are to become a global superpower. I know most of you would be looking forward to a career in the banking or the financial sector, but you must also look at agriculture and rural management.”

Prof. Balooni said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Human Resource Development in initiating the process of starting IIM Amritsar in October last year. The Commitment of Government of Punjab in setting up IIM Amritsar is admirable that sends a signal to other States who are vying for academic institutions of repute.” He further added, “Students are the brick and mortar in building an institute. It is the students who largely shape the academic culture and dignity of the institutions.”


IIM Amritsar was given a final go ahead for the course this year upon the finalization of the permanent site for the IIM campus by a committee in late June. IIM Kozhikode, the mentor institute has put together the programme structure, systems and faculty.


The institute has been allotted  60 acres of near Manawala on Amritsar-Jalandhar GT Road for the permanent campus which is expected to be ready in the next 2-3 years.


IIM Amritsar is one of the 6 new IIMs that the Narendra Modi government proposed in the budget session 2014-15 earlier this year. It is Punjab’s first IIM and is being mentored by IIM Kozhikode.

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Iim amritsar cut off is 80 percentile and iim shillong 75

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 9th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant
Based in CAT 2019, IIM Shillong and IIM Amritsar has released the cutoff list for admission into academic year 2020-22.
IIM AMRITSAR has 85 percentile as cut off for general category along with sectional cut offs. Furthermore, unlike other IIMs, IIM Shillong does not release the overall cutoff of CAT. The cutoff for Shillong takes into consideration SSC, HSC and graduation score as well. You can visit the following link for detailed cut off:-
Good luck

Most of the people who got New and main IIM calls are not getting shortlisted for IIM Amritsar. Can anyone clarify what is the situation, is IIM Amritsar yet to update their calls?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Jan, 2020

IIM Amritsar has released their cut offs for this Academic session and they look like this:





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IIM Asr admission process has 2 phases: Personal Interview, Written Test followed by shortlisting Candidates for decision regarding admission to the MBA programme. The Institutions uses a composite score of marks in 10th, 12th, Graduation, work experience, gender and academic divrsity and CAT sectional scores. Personal Interview and Written Test is applicable to all eligible stidents who have appeared for CAT 2019. Once the Candidates are shortlisted based on the CAT scores, the weightage is calculated as follows:

CAT score: 45%

10th board: 10%

12th board: 10%

Bachelor's: 20%

Gender Diversity: 10%

Work experience: 5%

The merit list is prepared based on this criteria. Post Personal Interview and Written test, the final ranking list is prepared based on the aggregate cores after applying the following weightage:

10th marks: 5%

12th marks: 5%

Bachlor's" 10%

Work experience: 10%

Academic diversity: 5%

Gender diversity: 5%

CAT: 25%

Personal Interview: 25%

WAT: 10%

For more information, please visit our page at:

Having said this, IIM Asr has updated the Application status of its Candidates and it can be checked at:


Hi All, I want to apply for IIMs and I have a query regarding EWS certificate. I had applied for EWS but I got it in my regional format (marathi). The college I am applying is not accepting this format. And I am confused of how to apply the format that they want. Does that format has any name ? TIA

Akram Khan 28th Jan, 2020


Many institution give the format of the document required in their information brochure or at the official site. So visit the official site of CAT exam. There in the certificate section you will find the format of all the certificate required.

From there download the  EWS certificate. And after proper attestation submit it.

Hope it helps.


CATEGORY- NC OBC FEMALE CAT- 82.92 percentile 10th - 89.6 12th - 70.4 Grad- BCA: 76.05 Post Grad - MCA: 84.06 Work Ex- 30 months Can I expect calls from IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, NITIE, IIM Amritsar, IIM Shillong, IIM Udaipur, IIM Rohtak?

Yashu Shrivastava 28th Jan, 2020

Hello Prabhakar

With 82.92 percentile in CAT and as you have mentioned your academics and it is more than average and also your work experience will be beneficial for you,there are some chances that you will get call from these colleges.It all depends on the sectional cut off in all 3 sections of CAT.

However there are some other top colleges where you can get admission with this percentile,you can check them here

I Hope This Information Helps

Best Of Luck!!!


Hi iam having dyslexia, and government hospital certificate for learning disability, can I get pwd (person with disabilities) quota in iim for mba

Harshita Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

IIM has given the criteria for PwD under the " Rights of person with Disabilities Act 2006" and according to it, a person must not have disabilities less than 40% , which means disability should be 40% affective.
The categories of disabilities considered under the Act are as follows:
  • Blindness and low vision.
  • Deaf and hard of hearing.
  • locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy.
  • autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness.
And few others. So according to the last point mentioned above, you are eligible and might get admission in pwd category if you meet the requirements of scores and cut-off and if you fulfill the criteria.

hope this helps!
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