Kirloskar Institute of Management - [KIM], Harihar

    Kirloskar Institute of Management - [KIM], Harihar

    Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM), one of the best B-Schools in India, was founded in 1991 in Harihar, Karnataka, and has continuously received an A++ ranking from Business India. GHRDC Karnataka 2019 has ranked The Colleged as number ten.

    The two-year full-time flagship PGDM programme at KIM Harihar is spread over six trimesters and has been duly approved by the AICTE. For admission, KIM, Harihar takes into account results from national admission tests such as the CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/MAT/ATMA/K-MAT/Karnataka PGCET. The final admission offer is determined by the results of the entrance exam, prior academic standing, performance in the Group Discussion (GD) and Extempore and Personal Interview (PI) and any relevant work experience or extracurricular activities.

    KIM Harihar provides placement services in a number of industries, including operations, finance, marketing, and human resources. 98% of students were placed in the most recent placement drive (2021–2023), with the highest CTC for the PGDM Course being INR 18 LPA. Among the top recruiters were Grant Thornton, Accenture, Kirloskar Group, PWC, TATA Power, Reliance Retail, Deliotte, HUL, Marico, E&Y, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Amazon, and many more.

    KIM Harihar Courses


    Course Eligibility


    A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university, with not less than 50% overall aggregate marks. Students appearing for the final year examination may also apply.
    Duration: 2 Years
    Admission Criteria: CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, ATMA, Karnataka PGCET + GD +PI
    Seat Intake: 180

    KIM Harihar Admission Process

    The PGDM programme at Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM), Harihar, lasts two years. Interested candidates may apply for admission to KIM by visiting the college's official website,, and paying the Rs. 1000 admission fee. Applicants may apply to the PGDM course with a bachelor's degree. The national level admission test scores, such as those from the CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, ATMA, K-MAT, and Karnataka PGCET, are used to select students for the course.

    The entrance exam score card has been assigned 30–60% of the total weight, out of 100%. Candidates are chosen in the end based on their prior academic performance, GD/Extempore & PI performance, relevant work experience, and extracurricular accomplishments. It has been noted that applicants who use their MAT results to apply to KIM have a higher acceptance rate than those who use other admission test results.

    KIM Harihar PGDM Admission

    The two-year full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management programme offered by Kirloskar Institute of Management, Harihar, focuses on the following areas: business analytics, finance management, marketing management, human resources management, operations management, and industry 4.0.

    The PGDM course accepts applications from candidates with a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 50% overall score on the CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, ATMA, K-MAT, or Karnataka PGCET entrance exam. The candidate's performance in the personal interview phase determines their final placement in the PGDM course.

    KIM Harihar PGDM Eligibility
    • To be eligible for the PGDM programme, a candidate must have completed a Bachelor's degree in a 10+2+3/10+2+4 format from an accredited institution or university with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
    • Candidates who are in their final year may also apply, provided they can produce their original degree within the allotted time frame for validation. Every admissions process must be carried out according to a set of standards and merit.
    KIM Harihar Selection Criteria

    Upon receipt of the completed application by the admission office, candidates will receive an email with information on their status as shortlisted. For the next round of selection, they must bring a set of hard copies and the original documentation to the interview centre.

    KIM Harihar uses the procedures listed below for the selection process:

    • Score of XAT/MAT/CAT/ATMA/GMAT/ CMAT/Karnataka PGCET
    • Case Based Group Discussion /Case Study
    • Personal Interview

    How to Apply for KIM Harihar PGDM?

    • Complete the online application.
    • Fill out the registration form completely. Use the generated credentials to log in after the email ID has been verified.
    • Upload a scanned copy of your signature, along with your academic record and, if necessary, your graduation information.
    • Enter the registration information for CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT, and K-CET.
    • Use a credit/debit card or Net Banking to pay the application fee online or through any other online payment method.
    • The PGDM programme has an application fee of INR 1000.
      Send in the application.
    • For use in upcoming correspondence, print the application form and the acknowledgment slip.

    Documents required

    1. A photocopy of the score card for entry
    2. a photocopy of the certificate from classes 10 and 12.
      Passport Dimension Images (4).
    3. Xerox copy of the graduation examination marksheet (first and second year for those with a three-year degree, and first, second, and third year for those with a four-year degree, if they're applying for the final exams).

    KIM Harihar Placement

    After the completion of its 2021–2023 placement drive, KIM Harihar placed 98% of its students, with over 40% of them landing jobs at BIG 4 companies. 95 students in all were assigned

    • INR 18 LPA was the largest placement package that was noted during the final placement.
    • The average campus placement package was INR 8.5 LPA.
    • Mercedes-Benz, Amazon, Kirloskar Group, PWC, HUL, Marico, Reliance Retail, Grant Thornton, E & Y, Deliotte, KPMG, TATA Power, Accenture, and other top recruiters were among them.


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