Admission Criteria

Graduates of full-time undergraduate degree programmes and candidates in the final year of the Programme are eligible. Students from ODL (Open and Distance Learning) institutions are also eligible to apply as per the UGC policy and notification.

Work experience is not mandatory. Fresh graduates as well as candidates with work experience are eligible. The
admissions process comprises of two rounds i.e. Round 1 & Round 2, wherein applicants having work experience
between 0 and 36 months as on the date of deadline for submission of application, can apply in either of the rounds.
Full-time work experience up to 36 months will receive credit during evaluation of application.

Applicants are required to take any of the following competitive exams – CAT 2021 / XAT 2022 / CMAT 2022 /
NMAT 2021 / GMAT / GRE.

Please refer to Admissions Section on our website for further details

Applicants born on or after January 1, 1995 and on or before December 31, 2002 are eligible.

No. IFMR GSB does not have any quota system. Admissions are based purely on merit.

Admissions Process

Aspirants can apply by clicking on “APPLY NOW” button on our website
The non-refundable application fee of INR 1,500/- is to be paid using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet
Banking, through application portal before final submission of the application form.

Round 1: Monday, 28 February 2022
Round 2: Monday, 02 May 2022

There are two rounds in admissions process: Round 1 and Round 2. Applicants having work experience
between 0 and 36 months as on the date of deadline for submission of application, can apply in either of the rounds. Full-
time work experience up to 36 months will receive credit during evaluation of application.

You can apply through a single application form even if you have taken multiple entrance tests / competitive

The mode of the interview (in-person or online) will be decided based on the prevailing health situation in the country and the shortlisted candidates will be informed accordingly.

Name of the Process



Application opens

Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Application closes

Monday, 28 Feb 2022

Monday, 02 May 2022

Release of shortlist for Interviews

Friday, 04 Mar 2022

Wednesday, 04 May 2022

Interview dates

08-13 Mar 2022
Tuesday- Sunday

07-10 May 2022

Registration, Orientation and Classes begin

Friday, 01 Jul 2022 

*Above dates are tentative and are subject to change

Please feel free to contact in case of any queries.

All supporting documents are to be submitted while filling the application itself.

IFMR GSB will admit upto 180 students for the batch of MBA 2022-24. However, the School is under no compulsion to fill all 180 seats. Offers will be made to deserving high quality applicants.


About IFMR GSB and Krea University

Krea University has a unique ‘Interwoven Learning’ approach that weaves creativity and action, arts and sciences, theory and practice to make students ready to deal with challenges and opportunities presented by the 21st century. Its Graduate School of Business offers MBA, PhD, EMBA and customised programmes for executives.


IFMR GSB offers an unparalleled educational opportunity that, at once, is comprehensive and interwoven; brings together faculty and students with diverse talents and backgrounds; fosters learning that serves employability and lifelong learning.

What sets the IFMR-GSB MBA programme apart is the inter-disciplinary focus with courses on design thinking, ethics, communication, and a capstone business simulation which aims to prepare students to be ethical, reflective, effective and professional.

IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering the two-year MBA degree under the auspices of Krea University and was offering PGDM with successful operations as a B-School since 2000. Krea University was established in 2017, as a state private university listed in the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) website, recognized by the AP Govt. Krea University, sponsored by IFMR Society aims to help humanity prepare for a predictable world by developing a view of the future through rigorous inter-disciplinary research and management education.

IFMR Graduate School of Business, Sri City, India has been accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) for a period of five years from December 14, 2017.

SAQS is an international system of strategic audit and accreditation designed for the assessment of institutions in widely different national contexts.

  • IFMR GSB, Sri City is ranked 50 as part of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Krea University comprises two schools, namely IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) and School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences (SIAS). IFMR GSB offers MBA, PhD, EMBA and customised programmes for executives and SIAS is currently offering BA (Hons.) and B.Sc (Hons.) degrees in disciplines across Arts, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.

The student to faculty ratio of the MBA Programme is 12:1


IFMR GSB offers electives under the academic areas of Data Science & Information Systems; Economics; Finance, Accounting & Quantitative Finance; Marketing; Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management; Operations Management and Strategic Management.

Yes, students are encouraged to choose electives from multiple areas to become General Managers.

Fee and Scholarships

The tuition fee for MBA batch 2022-24 is INR 14,56,000/-  

For detailed fee structure, please click here  


IFMR GSB facilitates students to avail educational loans from leading banks/NBFCs.

For more details, please refer to https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/education-loan-assistance/

Yes. We provide scholarships to our students. Please refer below link:


Infrastructure and Facilities

IFMR GSB has built a world-class campus spread over 40 acres in Sri City, 70 kms from Chennai. Sri City is located strategically along National Highway-5 on the border of two industrialised States – Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is India’s fastest growing integrated Business City spread over 8,000 acres, with a multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ). 

IFMR GSB Sri City campus is an academic Centre of Excellence in the midst of global organisations setting up world-class manufacturing plants in Sri City to cater to the Indian and export markets. These include Alstom, Kobelco, Danielli, Colgate, Cadburys, Pepsico, Kelloggs, Isuzu Motors, and a large number of Japanese, American and European corporations.

The 3,00,000 sq.ft world-class campus in 40 acres of land has air-conditioned  classrooms, wi-fi campus, ATM, along with a health centre. The other facilities include, air-conditioned hostel rooms, laundromat, convenience store, fitness studio, student lounge, student hub with indoor games, snack vending machine, unisex salon, basketball court, futsal grass turf and cricket nets.

A 1650 sq. ft fitness studio for boys and girls and indoor games [such as table tennis] are available. Facilities are provided for  yoga, playing cricket, football, volleyball, and more to help students unwind and relax after assignments and lectures. An open air auditorium and other recreational facilities have also been set up.

A beautiful water body, a walkway and enough greenery makes the campus aesthetically and physically soothing. The entire campus is wi-fi enabled. Complete security and safety are built-in as basic requirements. There are plans being implemented to make the campus not only a higher education institution, but also a vibrant EcoSystem.

IFMR has state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty in a wi-fi enabled campus with high bandwidth connectivity. A world-class campus occupying 3,00,000 sq.ft in 40 acres of land, students can enjoy the benefits of a Multimedia enabled air conditioned classrooms equipped with labs for simulated and real trading on NSE, with live feeds. In addition to this, the HT Parekh Library in the campus facilitates electronic journal access, apart from books and multimedia and is proudly recognised as a World Bank repository.

Other facilities include ATM, launderettes, hostel rooms on twin-sharing basis with attached bath & geyser, dedicated TV rooms, mess, QSR and Indian fast food outlet, and a store for stationery items, soft drinks, packed snacks and personal care products.

Student life on campus

Abhyudaya is the flagship event of IFMR GSB which is hosted every year in the month of February, at Sri City campus. Abhyudaya is a management and cultural conclave that features a potpourri of events and competitions that incorporate elements of various fields of management.

Modes of Transportation

Admin office of Krea University is in Chennai and the University campus is in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India.

To reach the Sri City campus:

By Driving

  • From Chennai International Airport: – The Institute is at a driving distance of 85 km – about 1 hour 45 mins from Chennai International Airport.
  • From Tirupathi International Airport: – The Institute is at a driving distance of 75 km – about 1 hour 30 mins from Tirupathi International Airport.
  • From Chennai Central Railway Station: – The Institute is at a driving distance of 70 km – about 1 hour 30 mins from Chennai Central Railway Station.
  • From Sullurpeta Railway Station: – The Institute is at a driving distance of 22 km – about 20 mins from Sullurpeta Railway Station.
  • From Tada Railway Station – The Institute is at a driving distance of 9 km – about 10 mins from Tada Railway Station.

By Bus


  • From Madhavaram Mofussil Bus Terminus (MMBT -Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus): – The Institute is at a distance of 56 Kms. We have plenty of buses to Tada from Madhavaram Bus Station. Buses going to Kalahasthi, Naidupet, Nellore have a stopover at Tada.

By Train

  • Tada: – From Chennai Central the closest Railway Station to Sri City is Tada. There are local trains running from Chennai Central to Tada Railway Station. Travel time by Chennai Local Train to Tada is 2 hours.

For visiting the campus, aspirants are advised to  fill the form given in the below link


About Placements

IFMR GSB takes pride in its legacy of placing the students in impactful roles across domains and organizations. With corporate relationships that have existed for decades and new start-ups identifying IFMR GSB as sought-after talent pool. Few of the recruiters include Wells Fargo, Accenture, Bank of America, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Crisil, Deloitte USI, E&Y, Genpact, HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential Life, JP Morgan Chase, Nielsen, Philips, Schneider Electric, Temenos, Wipro and many more.

Our alumni are well-placed in leading firms across various sectors such as Investment Banking, IT, Insurance, Manufacturing, SCM, FMCG & Microfinance. The organisations include Capgemini, CTS, Deloitte, Honeywell, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Infosys, RECL, SBI Caps, Standard Chartered, Vedanta, etc.

For more details, please refer to https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/corporate-relations/     

IFMR GSB in Sri City is uniquely located in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ); our neighbours include Kellogg’s, Colgate, Pepsico, Isuzu Motor, Alstom, Kobelco, Lavazza and Danielli. IFMR GSB’s student community enjoys frequent interactions with industry experts and they get opportunities to be a part of various live projects during their course of study.