IIT Kanpur offers full-time MBA program for two years at the Department of Industrial & Management Engineering. The program is offered in areas like Manufacturing Management and Service Management along with the functional areas of Operations, Systems, Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.

Admission is done on the basis of CAT score followed by the Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.

IIT Kanpur MBA Eligibility

Eligibility for the program is Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 65% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PD) from a recognized university. 

Candidate must also have a valid CAT score to be eligible and be shortlisted for the program. Score with 85+ percentile is preferred as the minimum score for shortlisting candidates. 

Final year students who are awaiting or will be completing their graduation by 2021, can also apply for the program. 

IIT Kanpur MBA Selection Criteria

  • Once the CAT results are announced, candidate must visit the official website of Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur. They must keep a check on the notification regarding the MBA Admission. 
  • Once the notification has been released, candidate can fill the application form entering all the information including CAT score and registration details.
  • Upon shortlisted (based on CAT scores), they need to report to the institute for GD PI rounds, schedule as mentioned in the intimation letter mailed to each shortlisted candidate
  • Based on GD PI rounds’ performance, past academic performance and CAT score, final list of selected students shall be released on the website as well as personally informed via Email to each selected student. 
  • Following table gives parameters considered for final selection and the percentage allotted to each:
Selection ParametersPercentage allotted
Personal Interview Performance30%
Group Discussion Performance25%
Previous Academic Performance and Background20%
CAT Score10%
Work Experience10%
Extra-Curricular Activities5%

The selection for MBA Admission is made based upon the aggregate score. The average score depends on a lot of factors like academic profile, job profile, etc. So, for general Category candidates required minimum CAT cutoff for admission is 93 Percentile in aggregate and 50Percentile in each section.

How to apply for MBA?

Candidate can apply for the programs through online mode only. Candidate has to register online by providing their personal, academic details, submitting photograph and signature along with all the required information. They need to pay an application fee of INR 1600 (General and OBC applicants)/ INR 800 (SC/ST and Physically Disabled) through demand draft payable to 'Registrar IIT Kanpur' payable at Kanpur.

Complete signed application form along with the demand draft must be sent to the following address:

Head, Industrial and Management Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology,

Kanpur, UP,

Pin Code: 208016