We welcome the incoming foreign exchange students at IIM Indore! 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 V (September to December): 1st May
- Term VI (December to March): 1st September
Eligibility to Apply
To be eligible for IIM Indore’s exchange program for one term, a student should be enrolled in an MBA program, or enrolled in an equivalent post graduate management programme in a recognized university based outside India. They should be in their second year of the programme, and must have completed the foundation course (1 Year) at the home institution. Undergraduate students or first year students are not eligible to participate in the exchange programme. For students enrolled in an integrated course of bachelor and master level programme, they must be in their fifth year (final year). Proficiency in English language, in both written and verbal form, is mandatory.
Credit Load: Students at IIM Indore are required to take a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 credits per term. Most courses have 4 credits, but they could be for 3 or 2 credits as well. A 4 credit course requires 100 hours of work that includes 25 hours of classroom learning and the 75 hours of take home work; readings, assignments, projects etc. For exchange students, their respective schools will determine the requisite credit hours for them. Usually, exchange students take a combination of 4 and 2 credit courses that amounts from 20 to 24 credits at IIM Indore. Invariably, they find this course load academically enriching and inspiring.
Attendance Criteria: A minimum attendance of 75 percent is required in every course. Every absence in class must be authorized by the PGP office beforehand. The PGP office will keep a record of attendance for all courses. Students who do not meet the minimum attendance norm in a course would have one grade point deducted from the grade awarded to them. Missing more than permissible number of classes in a course would result in an ‘F’ grade for that course. The PGP office is the competent authority for adherence towards the attendance criteria, and they will inform the faculty about their decision. They will have the final say in all academic issues.
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 (3 terms per year). Students are expected to arrive 3 days before the start of a term.
Academic Calendar for 2019-2020 (tentative) *
V Term Reporting for Registration: September 6, 2019
Term Dates: September 7, 2019 to December 3, 2020
VI Term Reporting for Registration: December 20, 2019
Term Dates: December 21 to March 11, 2020
* Tentative: Subject to minor modifications at the time of finalization of academic calendar.
Note: Foreign Students are expected to arrive only on a student visa. IIM Indore will not be in a position to provide support documents for students traveling on other visas.
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.