KIIT School of Management (KSOM), Bhubaneshwar is one of the oldest private top management colleges in the country and was founded in 1993 as the Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT). Later on the department of management was established and named as KIIT School of Management (KSOM). KSOM is a part of KIIT Deemed to be University, one of the 10 private institutes in India to get the ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag from UGC, MHRD, Government of India. The leading B-School has been ranked 32 by NIRF ranking and recently awarded Life Membership by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).

KSOM Bhubaneswar offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in Business Administration and management. The MBA programme of KIIT School of Management (KSOM) is a 2-year full-time residential flagship course approved by AICTE. KSOM Admission 2021 for the MBA program is being offered on the basis of CAT / MAT / GMAT / CMAT / XAT/ KIITEE Management Exam score followed by GD/PI round. Admissions to the BBA programme is based on candidates' AIMA-UGAT score/ academic scores. Read more KSOM Courses & Fees

During Placements 2018-20, the average salary at KSOM Bhubaneswar stood at INR 7 LPA and the highest salary was Rs. 17.33 LPA. Top recruiters included Deloitte, ITC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Lombard, RIL, TCS, Amazon, Khimji Ramdas, Yes Bank, Tata AIG, L&T etc. KSOM has 40+ regular and 25+ visiting faculty members, both among the highest across B-schools in India. Check KSOM Reviews

KSOM Quick Facts

  • Awarded Best B School of Odisha by Times Business 2020
  • The institution houses more than 1000 students across three programs: BBA, MBA and Doctoral program in Management.
  • youngest institute ever in the country to be declared a University by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • 80% faculty from industry or with Ph.D. & over half the faculty from institutions such as IIMs, IITs, TISS, MDI, XLRI and other premier institutes
  • Unique Faculty:Student – Mentor:Mentee concept with personalized attention(1:10 ratio)
  • Strong industry connect with more than 100 corporate interactions (conclaves, seminars, webinars, conferences, guest lectures) per year
  • 5000+ Alumni with many of them at CxO level
  • First B School in India to incorporate Business Simulation as part of the pedagogy.

KSOM MBA Batch Profile

KIIT School of Management Batch Profile

KSOM Ranking

Ranking Body Ranking Parameter Ranking
Times 2021 MBA/PGDM 39
Times B school ranking 2020. BBA program 2
NIRF 2020 Private MBA 32
India Today 2020 BBA program 15
Business Today 2020 Business Today 2020 52
Accreditation in NAAC( NAtional) A

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KSOM Courses

Course Course Eligibility Course Fee (IN INR)
BBA Candidates must have 50% marks in 10 and 10+2 with Mathematics, Business Mathematics, Economics or Statistics as one of the subjects in higher secondary exams Candidates appearing for the final examination for the Bachelor’s degree can also apply
Duration: 3 years
Admission Criteria: UGAT score
Seat Intake: 180
9.27 Lakhs
MBA Bachelors in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent grade with a
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: valid CAT/MAT/ XAT,CMAT/GMAT/KIITEE MGT score+GD+PI
Seat Intake: 280
13.6 Lakhs
PhD Master’s degree or MSC/ LBA/ MCA equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in graduation Or B.Tech./BE or an identical degree with at least 60% imprints or a proportional Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
Duration: 6 years
Admission Criteria: valid KIITEE/GATE/UGC NETscore
1.50 Lakhs

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KSOM Cutoff 2021

National Level Exam Cut off
MAT 80
CMAT 80
CAT 65
XAT 70

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KSOM Placements

  • With 297 students participating in the placements process, KSOM recorded a 100% placements rate
  • The Highest international package during placement 2020-21 went INR 17.33 Lacs
  • The highest placed sector was Marketing because maximum students belonged to the same domain
  • There was a remarkable increase of 19.35% in the average CTC as compared to last year
  • The highest domestic CTC offered during placements 2021 was recorded as INR 12.4 LPA, which is 11.33% higher than the previous year
  • The Average Placement package stood at INR 7.33 LPA
  • Some of the top recruiters were Khimji Ramdas LLC, Dell, TVS Motor Company Ltd, Greenlam Industries, Jaro Education, HDFC Bank, Blue Star, Deloitte etc.

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KSOM Scholarship

PradyumnaBal Memorial Scholarships: Every year two poor and meritorious students are provided completely free education under this scholarship scheme. The scholarship covers college fees, hostel fees including mess, books and any other ancillary expenses.

KIIT Poverty-Cum-Merit Scholarships: It is sanctioned for the poor and needy students. The amount and period of scholarship are decided based on the needs of the selected candidates. 

KIIT Merit Scholarship: It varies from 5000 INR – 10000 INR per month for 1st position holder in semester examinations. The scholarship also amounts to 50% waiver of the tuition fees for the students to Top-5 students of KIITEE Management Entrance Examination, 80 Percentile and above score in CAT/XAT or candidates with 95 Percentile and above score in MAT

KIIT International Scholarship: 2 students and 10 students from each country are provided with full and half scholarships respectively. 100 scholarships are available under these schemes.

PhD Scholarship: Under this scheme, KIIT Deemed to be University provides full-time PhD scholarship of 20000 INR per month.

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KSOM Faculty

There are 50 full-time faculty members engaged with KSOM Bhubaneswar. It is headed by a Dean and a Director along with other staff members. The bifurcation of the teaching staff is as follows:

  • Professors: 7
  • Assistant Professors: 20
  • Associate Professors: 13
  • Senior Professors: 02
  • Faculty Associate: 02

Get details at KSOM Faculty

KSOM Alumni

KIIT School of Management has an extensive network of alumni which plays a pivotal role in student mentoring. Some of the famous personalities and alumni of KSOM are mentioned below. 

  • Aparajita Panda: Recruiting Manager at Alexa Voice Service and Alexa Automotive
  • Sanjeev Singh: MD at MYO Research Services Private Limited
  • Yuvraj Mehta: Group Head Corporate Communications at GMR Group
  • Ayaskanta Mohanty: MD at GOVSiS Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  • Debjani Nandy: Head of Sales & Business Development at Gati Kausar India Ltd
  • Mr. Sourya Sidhhartha Dash: GM – HR & TM at Philips Lighting
  • Shrawanti Saha: VP at IDFC Asset Management Company
  • Priya Varma: International (Associate Recruiter) Kornferry
  • Ishani Chomal: HR at TCS

KSOM FAQs

Ques. Is KSOM good for MBA? 

Ans. KSOM is absolutely a great college among the B-Schools. The dynamic faculty members help, guide & support the students. This college is one of the popular institutes which is renowned for its placement records. For admission the college accepts qualified scores in CAT/MAT/XAT and other MBA entrance exams. 

Ques. Is KIIT better than VIT? 

Ans. The placement record of both KIIT & VIT is good. Campus infrastructure of VIT is excellent though KIIT has zero ragging record. The placement record of KIIT is well known for CSE and VIT is well known for its Biotechnology. 

Ques. How good is KIIT for MBA? 

Ans. KIIT is excellent for MBA. KIIT was ranked 32nd for MBA by NIRF, 2020. The institute's flagship program is MBA. To get admission, aspirants need to have qualified marks in KIITEE/ CAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ XAT. The college has 100% placement records of MBA batch. Companies like HDFC Bank, BYJU'S, Deloitte, Mahindra Finance, L&T etc. 

Ques. Being a fresher, is it a good decision to join KSOM, Bhubaneswar for an MBA?

Ans. After finishing graduation, most of the students join KSOM as a fresher. The facilities are amazing. They have industry experience, most of them are from IIMs. It is certainly one of the best B-schools of eastern India approved by NAAC, UGC, AICTE and NBA. Check: KSOM Reviews

Ques. How is past academic performance considered in the selection process at KSOM?

Ans. Yes, past academic performance is considered in the selection process at KSOM. The final selection is on the basis of marks at 10+2 & graduation, followed by entrance score, GD & PI performance. 

Ques. If a student has a gap year then he/she can apply at KSOM? 

Ans. Yes, a student who has a gap year then of course he/she can apply at KSOM but it is preferable if he/she has work experience. 

Ques. With whom KSOM has industry partnerships? 

Ans. KSOM has academic partnerships with several industries. This partnership helps students to enhance their capabilities and skills. Some of the industry leaders are Tech Mahindra, SAP, SHRM, Default Systemes. 

Ques. Can a student register himself for the Doctoral Programme in KSOM while staying at the places outside Bhubaneswar, Orissa ?

Ans. The candidates are required to do the course work at the KSOM and complete the associated evaluations/ tests. The schedule of the course work is communicated to the scholars by the programme office well in advance.

Ques. What are the differences between KSOM and other universities? 

Ans. There are specific reasons for which KSOM is different from other universities. Such as KSOM offers better Summer internships, rigorous curriculum, industry-focused curriculum including SAP / PLM, better corporate exposures etc. 

Ques. Does KSOM have international academic tie ups? 

Ans. Yes, KSOM has international academic tie ups. The university represents 22 countries including most of the South Asian Nations & Central Asia. As a part of globalisation, KSOM has academic partnerships with 105 world class universities across the world. 

Ques Does KSOM have international academic tie ups? 

Ans. Yes, KSOM has international academic tie ups. The university represents 22 countries including most of the South Asian Nations & Central Asia. As a part of globalisation, KSOM has academic partnerships with 105 world class universities across the world. 

Ques. With whom KSOM has industry partnerships? 

Ans. KSOM has academic partnerships with several industries. This partnership helps students to enhance their capabilities and skills. Some of the industry leaders are Tech Mahindra, SAP, SHRM, Default Systemes. 

Ques. Is hostel compulsory in KSOM? 

Ans. As all the courses are offered in KSOM residential so either students can stay in the hostels in which all the accommodation facilities will be provided by the college or the students can stay in a nearby PG so that they can travel easily. 

Ques. Does KSOM offer any scholarship? How can a student avail scholarship? 

Ans. Yes, KSOM offers scholarship programs. Students who are ranked in top 5 in KIITEE management, and score 95% in MAT or 80% or above in CAT/XAT are eligible to have scholarship programs.