FAQ's| FAQ's



1 .What are the courses offered by IIPM?


From 2015 IIPM has become a research center and institute for entrepreneurial excellence. It primarily designs and certifies programmes that other institutions take rights and offer. However, all the core papers are taught by IIPM faculty and the examination papers are set by IIPM faculty. Currently IIPM has designed a One Year Full Time Programme in Planning and Entrepreneurship. Students typically join the same after 10+2 or graduation and do a 11 month programme. This programme is currently being offered by Planman. 


2. Are IIPM designed and certified programmes similar to MBA/MBE programmes offered by other business schools?


No. IIPM from the very beginning has maintained that its programmes are far superior in content and intellect to MBA/MBE programmes offered by other business schools. IIPM programmes are a globally unique combination of entrepreneurship, economics (with focus on national and international economic planning), management and marketing. Even in rigor the IIPM programme is far ahead of MBA programmes taught anywhere else in the world. The IIPM programme is an entrepreneurial programme of 200 credits, while MBA programmes across the world are typically 66 to 120 credits maximum. To know more about IIPM courses we highly recommend that you read the course content link on our website. 




1. How does one apply to IIPM designed and certified programme?

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 Is the admission test similar to the CAT or the GMAT? 


No. Admission test for IIPM designed and certified programmes are a unique composition of a written test followed by a group discussion and a personalinterview. All students have to go through all the three. This difference is there since IIPM believes – and world wide studies prove the same- that to become a great future entrepreneur or manager a high EQ is far more important than just high IQ. Therefore while the written test tests the IQ as well as EQ, the group discussion and personal interview are focused more on an applicants EQ. For more details please refer to the selection process link on the website.




Do students applying for IIPM designed and certified programme get bank loans. 

Yes. Most banks in India accept admission letter to IIPM designed programmes as ground for its education loans. 




1. Do all students go for the global internship programme of IIPM (GOTA) to various countries abroad? 


Yes. All students who join IIPM designed and certified programmes go for various internship programmes abroad. 


2. Do foreign faculty from leading business schools abroad come to take classes for IIPM designed programmes? 


Yes. Faculty from almost all of the top twenty B- schools have come to teach at IIPM in past. A shortlist of faculty who have taken classes at IIPM is there in the Global Faculty link in our website. The same continues for IIPM designed programmes as well.


3. Do they come only to take lectures on individual topics or they also take the entire subject? 


Yes they come primarily to share their thoughts on topics closest to their hearts and topics they have mastered in. However, they also come at times to take the entire subject as well. An example of the same is Investment Banking Course. The entire course was taught by faculty from the National University of Singapore (NUS).




1. Does AICTE/UGC recognize IIPMs programme in planning and entrepreneurship? 


No. IIPM has never sought recognition from any statutory bodies and is proud of its world class course contents. Students bothered about statutory recognition of IIPMs programmes need not apply to IIPM. The exceptional education that IIPM imparts and the excellent placements offered to IIPM certified graduates year after year is proof of the massive industry recognition of IIPM’s courses.


2. Does IIPM award an MBA/BBA degree? 


No. IIPM only gives Certificate in Planning and Entrepreneurship. IIPM programs are in entrepreneurship and not MBA / BBA. In India degrees can be awarded only by universities and therefore just like the IIMs, even IIPM (which is not an university) does not offer an MBA/BBA degree. Our courses being superior in contents to regular MBA programmes does not merit the same either. In fact IIPM has never sought any kind of statutory recognition from any government body ever. The value of the IIPM certificate lies in the excellent Course content and also placements that IIPM students get year after year and in the no. of students who put their faith in the IIPM programme every year.




1. When do placements start and how long do they last.


Placements for the spring summer batch typically starts in October and getsover by the end of February. Placements of the Fall winter batch starts by December and gets over by end of april. Most of the students are of course placed at least two months before the end of the placement season. 


2. Is placements guaranteed to IIPM certified students? 


No. Even the Prime Minister of the country can’t guarantee jobs. Jobs depend upon the economic situation of the country at a given point of time. However past experience suggests that about 70 percent of students joining IIPM programmes every year opt for placements as the others end up joining their own businesses or start their own ventures or go for further studies. Almost hundred percent of these 70 percent students who opt for placements every year get placed before they pass out. IIPM programmes do not have a maximum interview criteria for any student. Students are given a chance to sit for interviews till they get placed. Zee News termed the IIPM placements as a ”national record” in terms of the numbers in 2008. That’s IIPM’s commitment to placing students.


3. Do IIPM programme students get global placements? 


Yes. In the year 2008 the total no of students placed by IIPM internationally stood at 165. This figure did not include any inter group placements withinIIPM or its associate companies. This was the highest number of students placed internationally that year. IIPM programme students have continued to get placed internationally in large proportion since then.




1. What kind of infrastructure does IIPM make mandatory for IIPM designed programmes? 


IIPM designed programmes have to be imparted in high class air-conditioned and wi-fi smart classrooms by all its partners. 




What are the other aspects of IIPM programmes and IIPM that need mention? 


IIPM certified students must know that IIPM is extremely proud of the quality of its permanent faculty and their research and publication work. It takes out 5 of the most world class management and economy magazines that come out ofIndia. They are highly respected, sought after and leading authorities of various subjects contribute regularly for them. For more information on thesame please go to the Research and Publications link on the IIPM website orbetter still log on to www.iipmthinktank.com. It will prove beyond doubt IIPM’s superiority in this sphere as well.