An Initiative of
Education Promotion Society for India

About Institute

Institute for Financial Management and Research was established in 1970 as a not-for-profit society, IFMR was sponsored by ICICI, the House of Kotharis and other major industrial groups. Starting off as a corporate training institution in 1970, IFMR launched the doctoral programme in 1982, followed by the PGDM for working executives in 1994 and then the full-time PGDM program in the year 2000. This timeline and the funnel of industry to academia itself is a testimony to the fact that IFMR stands for Industry-driven inputs and Managerial Excellence. Since the 70s, it has been producing world-class managers ready to excel in the corporate world.

The rigorous PGDM program with an intake of 180s graduates offer Specializations that includes Finance, Financial Engineering, IT & Operations, Marketing and Human Resource Management.  IFMR’s PGDM program for working executives is very old in India. This course 3-year course is being offered in part-time mode. The participants of the program are all middle level executives from leading companies such as Renault Nissan Technology, HCL, TAFE, TCS etc. IFMR is also offering one of the most vibrant Doctoral programmes in the country that offers highest stipend. IFMR also conducts Management Development Programs (MDPs) for more than 3 decades. It has so far trained over 15,000 senior-mid-level executives both in India and globally.

IFMR is fortunate to have eminent faculty members, most of whom have Ph.Ds. from well-known institutions in India (IIMs & IITs) and the United States who are Complemented by CEO level industry professionals in the Faculty team. They have worked and consulted with both national and international organisations. Students are involved in such live projects as well, ensuring continuous interaction with industry during their study years. With 100% Placement record right from the inception, IFMR alumni are in key decision-making positions in various institutions in India and in abroad.


IFMR has set up its own research centres under the overall umbrella of IFMR LEAD. (Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development). IFMR LEAD is a non-profit research organization conducting high-quality scalable action research and outreach in development economics and finance. We are dedicated to leveraging evidence-based research to further economic and financial development of poor people living in India and other low-to-middle income countries. IFMR research centres have continued to synergize the administrative, capacity building and policy outreach activities among the centres. Within IFMR LEAD there are three dedicated research centres: Centre for Development Finance (CDF), Centre for Microfinance (CMF), and Small Enterprise Finance Centre (SEFC) ( ). IFMR also hosts the Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) and the J-PAL South Asia.


  • A** Rating by CRISIL [All India] & A*** Rating by CRISIL [Andhra Pradesh]
  • A1 League by All India Management Association [AIMA]
  • All India 27th Rank by National Human Resource Development Network
  • Rank 9 in the category TOP B-Schools of Super Excellence by CSR-GHRDC B-School Survey 2015
  • IFMR is included among Good Business Schools category (26-50 ranks) by Business Today-MDRA B School Survey 2015.
  • Ranked 17 among Top Private Business Schools by Business World Cfore Annual B-School Survey
  • All India Rank 34 by The Hindu Business line- MBAUniverse B School ranking 2016

This AICTE recognized institute over its four decade long existence has been recognized by different bodies:  

•        As an Institution of Importance across India by the Government of India (Ministry of Finance – under IT Act section 10(23)(c)(iv))

•        As a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.


  • Recipient of Assocham award for Best Institute Serving Social cause- CSR -2016
  • Recipient of MMA Award 2016 for Managerial Excellence in the Educational Institutions Category


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA has hosted Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab for South Asia at IFMR
  • Gates Foundation has established the Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion in IFMR
  • Eminent academicians and researchers like Dr Esther Duflo &   Dr Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) do development research with IFMR 
  • MoU with IIT Madras and ISI, Kolkata for research.
  • Harvard- Kennedy School of Government center for  Evidence for Policy Design at IFMR

With PGDM Full-time & Working Executive Mode, Full-time Doctoral Programme, MDPs, Dedicated Research Centres, Faculty Consultancy and publications – IFMR is a highly integrated B-school within a strong industrial complex. This is a unique feature for any B-School around the country.

With a learning environment that features a trading floor, a well-equipped library, interactive sessions, real-life case studies, mentoring by eminent faculty, opportunities to learn and earn from live projects, IFMR provides a great learning environment that is key in creating a complete business graduate.



    Course NameCourse Duration
PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)2 Years

Institute Details

    Facility NameFacility Description
Lab Lab Multi-media enabled air conditioned class rooms; Lab for simulated and real trading
Wificampus Wificampus 3,00,000 sq.ft, world class Wi-Fi campus with high bandwidth connectivity
Library Library The HT Parekh library includes rich collection of over 41,500 books on various aspects of management
Hostels Hostels Excellent facilities with ATM, Launderettes, rooms on twin sharing basis with attached bathrooms
Cafeteria/Mess Cafeteria/Mess Mess, QSR and Indian fast food outlet available with menu decided by the student committee
Medical Hospital/Medical facilities Medical officers visit campus on Saturday and Sunday. Frontline Hospital at Sri City is also used.
sports Sports Complex 3 volleyball courts, a basketball / badminton court, ground for hockey/ football. TT /Snooker Tables
Gym Gym Separate gyms in the ladies and gents hostels, fully equipped for all round fitness and bodybuilding