ISME Bangalore

    ISME Bangalore

    One of Bangalore, Karnataka's top private B-schools, International School of Management Excellence (ISME), was founded in 2006. Alumni from Wharton Business School, Purdue University, and Carnegie Mellon University in the United States founded the institute.

    India Today 2023 has placed the institute among Bangalore's Top 5 B-schools. Additionally, Higher Education Review named it the Best ROI "Management College of the Year" for 2020. NBA, AICTE, and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are just a few of the organisations that have accredited and approved ISME.

    Business Administration, Commerce, and Management postgraduate, undergraduate, and doctorate level courses are offered by the institute. The flagship two-year full-time programme at ISME Bangalore, the PGDM, has been approved by the AICTE and prepares aspiring young professionals for the demands of the corporate world. Admission to the college is determined by the student's chosen course of study and is awarded based on merit and CAT, XAT, SNAP, MAT, GMAT, and CMAT scores. The University of Mysore and Fellow Programme in Management (FPM-Ph.D. - AICTE Approved Programme) are Ph.D. courses that ISME also offers to working executives, managers, faculty members, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

    The instructors at ISME are either graduates of prestigious universities in India and other countries or have international work experience. Around 1900 ISME graduates are employed by prestigious multinational corporations both in India and overseas, making up a sizable alumni base.

    Additionally, the college owns the record for having a 100% placement rate from its first graduating class. Jobs such as business analytics, inside sales, financial analysis, business consulting, and many more were given to the students. The IT/ITES sector made the majority of the offers, with the financial services sector coming in second. Up until now, there have been salary packages offered that range from INR 6 LPA to INR 14 LPA. In the current placement season, all students were placed. Several corporations, including Mondelez, Hector Bererages, PWC, Cisco, VIP Industries, ABB, Purvankara, Quess Corp, and numerous others, paid a visit to the campus.

    ISME Bangalore Courses



    Eligibility Criteria


    Finance, Marketing & HR

    Eligibility: 10+2 from any recognized Board/ University with minimum 60% marks, Proficiency in oral and written English communication. 
    Duration: 3 years
    Selection Criteria: PI performance + merit list rank


    Accounting & Taxation, Finance, Information & Technology, Banking & Insurance

    B.Com with CA foundation

    Accounting & Taxation/ Information Systems/ Information & Technology /Finance/ Banking & Insurance


    Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business Analytics

    Eligibility: Bachelor’s or master’s with a minimum aggregate of 50%. (Work experience will be given importance)
    Duration: 2 years 
    Selection Criteria: CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ XAT/ SNAP Scores + PI

    ISME Bangalore Admission

    The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), an AICTE-approved and NBA-accredited two-year full-time programme that is equivalent to an MBA, is offered by the International School of Management Excellence (ISME), Bangalore. By paying an admission fee of INR 1200/-, candidates can apply online or download the application form from the institute's website. GD and in-person interviews will follow the CET (CAT/MAT/ CMAT/ XAT/ PGCET/ ATMA/ ICET, etc.) score system for selecting candidates for admission to the MBA programme.

    A three-year UG programme in BBA, BCom + ACCA, BCom with CA foundation, and BCA is available from ISME Bangalore, which is connected to Bangalore University. After paying an application fee of INR 1200/-, you can fill out the registration form online for the BBA, B Com + ACCA, B Com with CA foundation, and BCA programmes. Candidates are narrowed down by ISME based on their combined academic record, results in the group discussion, and interviews. Candidates for the PhD in Management programme, which is administered by the University of Mysore, must have at least five years of consistent teaching experience. ISME Bangalore holds a Ph.D. entrance exam. Candidates for the NET and KSET, however, are not required to take the entrance exam. Learn more about the ISME Bangalore Fees & Courses.

    ISME Bangalore PGDM Admission

    A variety of management specialisations, including Major Specialisations in Finance, Marketing, HR, Business Analytics, and International Accounting (US CPA) and Minor Specialisations in Digital Marketing, FinTech, Information & Cyber Security, and People Analytics, are offered by ISME Bangalore under the PGDM programme. Additionally, the institute offers an online blended PGDM in retail, supply chain, and logistics management. Merit in the online entrance exam and online interview determines admission to the course.

    ISME Bangalore PGDM Eligibility
    • a bachelor's or master's degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university, or its equivalent, with a minimum of 60% overall.
    • Applicants must have passed any of the National Management Exams with a valid score (CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA)
    • Each applicant must fill out the Application Form ( in order to be considered for admission to ISME.
    ISME Bangalore PGDM (Retail, Supply Chain & Logistics Management) Eligibility
    • Completed a minimum of three years of coursework towards a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised college or university, or an equivalent. at least 50% (45% for candidates in the reserved category) of the possible points in the qualifying exam. At the time of admission, the candidate's age shouldn't be older than thirty.
    • To be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Retail, Supply Chain, and Logistics, candidates must take the Test of English Language (online).
    • Applicants seeking admission are required to complete the online application at
    • Work experience would be a crucial factor in the admission process.
    ISME Bangalore PGDM Selection Criteria

    The grades received on written exams, in-person interviews, and previous academic records are used to determine admission to ISME. Work experience is one of the preferred requirements for admission.

    • Interested parties apply online for their desired course and pay the required application fee in order to be considered for admission.
    • The candidate will receive an invitation for a face-to-face or online interview if they are chosen.
    • The candidate's overall performance at each level of the admissions process will determine their final choice.
    • An offer of admission will be sent to the chosen applicants.
    • The candidate must provide the institute with a confirmation of admission acceptance in order to be admitted.
    • Only upon receipt of the admission acceptance and payment of the admission fee will admission be confirmed.

    ISME Bangalore BBA, B.Com Application Process

    • Visit the ISME, Bangalore official website at
    • a copy of the official school records or grades for the tenth and twelveth grades
    • Application fee: INR 1,200 payable online or by demand draft to "International School of Management Excellence," payable in Bangalore.
    Admission Decision

    The students who are selected for admission to the programme will receive invitations from the admission committee, which will be based on the evaluation of their applications, test results, and the panel's recommendation.

    ISME Bangalore Admission Process
    • Visit ISME Bangalore's official websites.
    • Fill out application completely.
    • Distribute the Resume
    • A copy of your official transcripts or grades for your graduate programme, 12th grade, and 10th grade exams
    • Purpose Statement CAT, GMAT, CMAT, XAT, ATMA, MAT, or other test score
    • Application cost: A demand draft or online payment of INR 1,200 made payable to "International School of Management Excellence" in Bangalore should be made.

    Documents Required

    • Photocopies of mark sheets and certificates.
    • Passport sized photograph.
    • Aadhar Card / Passport / Driving License for proof of your identity and address.

    ISME Bangalore Placements

    With the commencement of its placement drive, ISME Bangalore placed all of its students. The students were given pay packages that varied from INR 6 LPA to INR 14 LPA. Students were given the opportunity to apply for a variety of jobs, including retail management, investment banking, business analytics, and financial analysis. The following provides specific placement statistics for the year:



    Highest Package

    INR 12.85 LPA

    Average Package

    INR 7.48 LPA


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