We welcome the incoming foreign exchange students at IIM Indore! We hope that they have an enriched learning experience during their stay. Every year we host several exchange students from all over the world, which leads to a wonderful blend of cultures on our campus. Should you also decide to be part of the exchange program at IIM Indore, the following information would prove to be useful:
Deadlines for submitting applications
- Term 7 (July to September): 1st April 2020
- Term 8 (October to December): 1st July 2020
- Term 9 (January to March): 1st October 2020
Eligibility to Apply
To be IIM Indore’s exchange program for one term, a student should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme in a recognized university based outside India. Proficiency in English language in both written and verbal form is compulsory.
Credit Load: Students at IIM Indore are required to take a minimum of 30 credits per term. Courses are usually 4 credits each but can be 3 & 2 credits as well. A four credit course requires 100 hours of work of which includes 25 hours of classroom learning and the remaining 75 hours of work outside the classroom in form of readings, assignments, projects etc. For exchange students, their school will determine the number of credit hours taken by them. They find this course load as academically enriching as well as challenging.
Attendance Criteria: Minimum attendance of 75 percent is required in every course. Every absence in any class must be authorized by the IPM Office beforehand. The PGP Office will keep a record of attendance in all courses. Students who do not meet the minimum attendance norm in a course will be awarded one full grade point lower than that secured by them in that course. Missing more than permissible number of classes of the course would result in an “F” grade for that course. The PGP office will do this and the teaching faculty concerned will be informed of the same.
Grading Policy: Following Grading Policy is adopted by IIM Indore:
|A||Excellent||3.55 – 4.33|
|B||Good||2.55 – 3.54|
|C||Satisfactory||1.55 – 2.54|
|D||Low Pass||0.55 – 1.54|
|F||Fail||0.00 – 0.54|
|I||INCOMPLETE||(Final Grade Pending)|
IIM Indore follows a Trimester system where it has 3 terms in a year. Students are expected to arrive 3 days before the start of a term.
Academic Calendar for 2020-2021 (Tentative) **
Term 7 Reporting for Registration: July 16, 2020
Term Dates: July 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Term 8 Reporting for Registration: October 16, 2020
Term Dates: October 16, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Term 9 Reporting for Registration: January 16, 2021
Term Dates: January 16, 2021 to March 31, 2021
- Subject to minor modifications at the time of finalization of academic calendar.
Note: Students are expected to arrive only on a student visa. IIM Indore will not be in a position to provide documentary or another form of support for students traveling on visas of any other type.
Checklist of Items and Important Documents:
- Passport with a valid Student Visa issued by Government of India
- Student Health Insurance for minimum INR 200,000
- Copy of Application
- 5 passport sized photographs
- 1 Passport copy
- Brief Resume
- Latest Transcript from their Home School
- Health Certificate
Institutional Fee Payment: All students are required to pay the Institutional Fees by either bank transfer, by cash, or by demand draft. In case of bank transfer, students are required to bring a copy of bank transfer acknowledgement.
Laptop: All students are required to have their own Laptop computer. The students will have internet access in their room that can be connected to via LAN cable that will be provided (on request).
Unlocked GSM Mobile Phone Handset: Indian SIM cards, which are easily available, should work with any tri-band unlocked GSM mobile phone handset.
Clothing and Apparels: At IIM Indore, students attend classes in casual wear, which includes shirts, t-shirts, jeans, trousers. Women also wear Indian dresses or long skirts. Students are also required to have at least 2 sets of formal wear for official purpose.
Footwear: It is recommended to have a pair of formal shoes, sneakers, and any other footwear that you find comfortable for daily purpose.
Medicine: Bring any regular medicines that you may usually need due to a health conditions. Also, bring medicine, which may help you get accustomed to spicy Indian food.
Food Items: Bring dry snacks with you, if required, to compliment your meals while you adjust to Indian food.
Electric converter: The plug points in India use 240 V, 60Hz. If your laptop adapters and mobile phone chargers are incompatible to these standards, consider bringing electric converters along with you. Use of any other electrical equipment, like heaters, electric stove, etc. is prohibited on campus.
Weather: Indore often has unforeseen wet-spells and there may be frequent showers. Usually, the temperature during the day hovers in the 20s, in degree Celsius. There might be certain very hot and sunny days too. Also, the winters in December can be cold as the temperature drops down to single digits. Hence, please prepare accordingly.