• Frequently asked questionsFrequently asked questions

    How can I apply for admission in RIMS?

    Online Process

    •  Go to webpage
    •  Fill in the form Online or download the PDF application form
    •  Note the online application number when the form is submitted.

    The downloaded application form duly filled in with the required academic records must be sent to

    The Admission Office

    Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies. (RIMS) 
    #15,New BEL Road,
    MSRIT Post, MS Ramaiah Nagar,
    Bangalore, India 560 054

    What is the Admission Process?

    Here is a systematic and well-structured admission procedure for admission to any program, and the dates are regularly announced at the web-site of RIMS. Register online, subsequently you will have to appear for a written examination, extempore presentation and personal interview.

    What is the minimum eligibility criteria for Admissions at RIMS?

    Minimum of 50% in graduation including languages in any stream from any recognized University or equivalent and CMAT/CAT/MAT/KMAT/ATMA/XAT score (Minimum 50 percentile).

    Students will be provisionally admitted even if the final year results are awaited so as to avoid any delay in academic session. The admission shall be confirmed subject to passing in the qualifying examination.

    What is the cut-off score for the CAT/MAT/KMAT/ATMA/XAT/PGCET?

    Minimum 50 percentile. A good score strengthens your application but does not guarantee admission while a low score does not necessarily mean exclusion. In fact we test overall potential of the student.

    What is the initial amount that the student has to pay to get registered for his/her admission?

    Student has to pay Rs.50,000 (Part of the total fees) as registration charges.

    If the student has to withdraw within 15 days or so can he get a refund?

    No. The amount paid as registration fee will be nonrefundable.

    What are the various courses we are offering?

    Please look at the prospectus or visit the webpage for the correct information.

    How to apply to a particular Program?

    The application is self explanatory.

    Suppose, I apply for a Program in the application can I change it later?

    Yes. If you want a change in program, you can inform the admission officer at the time of Personal Interview round.

    Do we get educational loan from the banks?

    Yes you can apply to any nationalized Banks for education loan. On confirmation of admissions we also provide a loan letter which assists the student in getting a Bank Loan.

    How is RIMS different from others? / Why should I take admission in RIMS?

    From other business schools, we are different in several ways. These differences are our focus, personal scale, group learning environment, faculty excellence in both research and teaching, and the high degree of loyaltybflow from our guiding principles and values and shape our educational programs and strategic decisions.

    RIMS prepare students to meet the global industry demands; hence all the programs are created and propagated by industry experienced faculty. The Unique features that sets us apart are: –


    •  Core faculty with high qualifications, skills and rich industrial experience.
    •  Rigorous industry integrated training for hands-on experience.
    •  Special focus on Foreign Languages.
    •  State-of-art Infrastructure with Air-conditioned and Hi-tech classrooms.
    •  Wi-fi enabled Campus.
    •  Medical and accident insurance.
    •  Personal I-pad to every student.
    •  Fully equipped Library and Computer lab.
    •  Separate Hostels for Girls & Boys.
    •  Corporate Resource Center for regular interaction with Industries.
    •  Academic Proficiency through regular seminars.
    •  Conferences and Management Development Programs (MDP’s).
    •  Excellent Placement Assistance on course completion.
    • books and Uniform Complimentary.

    How is your course structure different from other institutes?

    Our world class courses are practical and focus on enabling our students to develop the skills they need to become future leaders in the International Business world. The Program is to create and nurture value-based future leaders taking on higher management roles in transforming organizations. Inculcating the winning attitude and empowering the students with all the skills necessary to take on the dynamics of a challenging corporate world is what we excel at. We have designed all our courses to enhance career prospects, enabling to develop the skills necessary for real success. The course structure has been so organized that the student acquires an indepth knowledge’ of the ‘basic subject’ to arm oneself with the fundamental principels and get ready for the industry.

    Does RIMS provide hostel accommodation facilities for Boys /Girls?

    RIMS extends separate residential facilities for boys and girls. The hostel accommodation promotes a quality life style. Hostel accommodation is spacious, fully furnished, with 24-hour clean drinking water. Banking, shopping and medical facilities are all close by. An emergency van is available at all times incase of any kind of emergency.

    What is the difference between an MBA degree and a PGPM?

    PGPM Program is equivalent to MBA degree. In case of an MBA degree, it is a university affiliated course. We have preferred ourselves to offer a program not affiliated to any university. We are maintaining our status as an independent institute as in the case of IIMs. This has helped us ensure that, we maintain a dynamic and most relevant course curriculum which will ensure great placements for our students in the industry.

    What is the importance of Industry Integrated MBA?

    This program is more application oriented in the corporate and business organizations and will give practical exposure to the students along with the class-room theoretical concepts of business & industry. The MBA (Industry Integrated) degree will benefit those who have just passed their graduation and have no knowledge about working environment of todaybs business. Every student would work in the industry / corporate for atleast 6 months during the tenure of the programme.

    What are "Value Added Courses" and why are they important?

    “Value Added Courses,” a compulsory course taught at RIMS, which helps mould our students into a pleasing personality, with good communication skills, patience, tolerance,Japanese case study and presentation soft sjills, appreciation, tact and efficiency. These courses strengthen the academic background of every student.

    • Our students: Know the value of sincerity & dedication.
    • Believe in integrity & hard work.
    • Can communicate effectively across diverse cultures & media.
    • Think creatively by applying new skills innovatively.
    • Acting responsibly.
    • Optimizing resources to achieve results.
    • Manage information strategically to integrate resources intelligently.

    How is the faculty at RIMS?

    Our faculties are leading thinkers whose research and teaching are second to none. They actively publish in referred academic journals, serve on editorial boards, and hold leadership positions in professional organizations. They collaborate with other thought leaders from across the country and have significant impact on the direction of research and knowledge generation in their areas of interest. Through their research, and by serving as consultants and advisors for leading corporations, they influence the practice of management. As skilled teachers who are dedicated to student learning and highly accessible, they give RIMS students an unmatched educational experience.

    What is the examination and validation pattern?

    Examination Pattern:

    •  For University Program Term/Semester pattern will be followed with semester examinations.
    •  For In-house programs PGPM will be having semester pattern, with CGPA system of evaluation.


    •  For University Programs, the University will conduct the examinations and evaluate the performance and appropriately declare the results.
    •  In case of In-house programs; PGPM/ SBS (MBA), the institution will evaluate the performance by CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) scheme and declare their grades. This methodology is adopted by all the premier institutes across the globe.

    In case the student opts for the second option, RIMS will assist the student in procuring Visa. However the student has to bear the University Charges along with travelling, lodging and boarding expenses.

    Which specialization is the best?

    Every specialization is good. The career growth offered by all the specializations is same. But, who reach where and at what time frame depends upon the individualbs abilities and capabilities. One should clearly understand that, each individual is having his / her own capabilities and can reach their destination only by sheer hardwork, dedication and discipline. The principles of equality do not apply in the corporate context. bPerform or Perishb is the mantra there. Corporate World is a demanding place. Survival of the fittest is the slogan there.

    Does the student have to select specialization at the time of admissions?

    No. The specializations are offered in the second year. Based on the students performance in the first year and the interest of subject, students are counseled for the specialization and then they are free to decide upon the specialization they wish to opt for.Any specialization stream should have minimum 20 students.

    Do you prepare students to face the final placement interviews?

    At RIMS, faculty not only monitor academic progression but also concentrate on overall growth and personality development. The prospective employers are looking for qualities like team building, effective communication, positive mindset, problem solving attitude. These essentials are what we term as “subsistence skills”. To develop these we have Value added Courses and various seminars through which continuous input are given to all the students in every semester. Our proactive career counsellors in placement cell offers personalized counselling, communication training, resume-building, mock interviews and Group Discussion sessions so that the student is well prepared to face any competition.

    How will the "RIMS" Brand help in getting a job?

    In India there are realistically at least, 500 applicants for every good job available. The process, of short-listing the candidates to call for interview is quite a difficult one. To shortlist the best 25 out of the 500 is highly dependent on the HR Managers or potential employers’ recall name of any institution. There are about 3500 engineering schools and 1400 management schools in the country. RIMS branding through its A+ quality and its positioning as one of the leading business schools in Bangalore automatically ensures that our students will be short-listed the and called for the interviews. RIMS nametag repeatedly opens many doors for potentially great jobs to our students.

    Our strong corporate relationships will enhance your career and give you great mobility into your future.

    What kind of efforts is made to establish industry contacts?

    RIMS has a history of strong relationships with leading business organization, and we continue to deepen these relationships and expand our corporate partnerships. We will further enhance our corporate relationships by continuing to innovate in custom enrollment as well as specialized programs and adapt to meet the needs of our corporate partners.

    RIMS continuously carries extensive research through detailed interactions with CEO’s / Managers of large and small industries, Multi National Companies and local chambers of commerce. We also invite Managers and CEObs for Guest lectures, Panel Discussions and Seminars. We accept and recognize that the most important responsibility of a professional educational institute is to build strong links with industry and business houses to develop regular interaction with the Corporate Giants, to ensure that talents and skills of each one of the student is sharpened, so as to realize their full potential and get rewarded accordingly.

    What is placement Assistance? What is the Campus Placement situation now?

    International employment markets are a tough environment. Achieving your goals in the field takes dedication, commitment to performance, academic achievement and a set of key qualifications that can only be learnt through meaningful work experience. We see it as our mission to help students develop the necessary skills in order to find, apply for and finally get a job whether it is an internship, a part-time job, a graduate trainee scheme or full employment. By inviting our students to individualized inductions, interview preparation, company research, CV and covering letter advice session, we offer students the opportunity to develop the application skills they will need when they go out into the high pressure and performance-oriented world of international business. This is an important priority for the postgraduate student.

    Our Campus Placement season starts in November. As the economy is struggling globally, we do have tough time just like any best b-School in the country. But, as our students are good, we will win over the hurdles. It should be noted that, up and down in the economic climate is not a new thing to India. We have seen many such situations in the past and the current crisis will also be blown over very soon.

    How many streams of specializations does RIMS offer?

    There are majorly four specializations namely Marketing, Finance, HR and Retail and Supply chain. RIMS is open to offer other specializations such as Banking, Insurance Etc., provided there are minimum 20 candidates opting them.

    Do students get opportunity to participate in Management Fest and other events held by other B.Schools?

    Yes, the Institution provides opportunity to students to participate in Fests, conferences etc., organized by other Institutions in Bangalore.

    Is there encouragement for extra-curricular activities and sports in RIMS?