Chandragupt Institute of Management

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Chandragupt Institute of Management
CIMP Logo.jpg
Logo of CIMP
Motto Vidya, Samridhi, Vikas aur Sanskriti (Knowledge, Prosperity, Development & Culture)
Type Autonomous and management institution
Established 2008
Director Prof. V. Mukunda Das[1]
Location Patna, Bihar, India
25°35′18″N 85°07′55″E / 25.5882°N 85.1319°E / 25.5882; 85.1319Coordinates: 25°35′18″N 85°07′55″E / 25.5882°N 85.1319°E / 25.5882; 85.1319
Acronym CIMP

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) was established in 2008 as an autonomous institution under the Societies Act, with active support from the government of Bihar. It is an AICTE-approved and NBA accredited institution, offers a two-year full-time program in Post Graduate Diploma in Management. The institute was established with the objective of contributing substantially to the academic and development credentials of Bihar, while fulfilling the primary role of training students to become effective managers.

It is established on the lines of IIMs and follows most of the practices, systems and processes of leading management institutes in India. "It deserves the status of an IIM," says Dr. S.C. Jha, the economic advisor to the prime minister of India.

The institute provides a range of opportunities outside the classroom as well - be it industry interaction, cultural activities, sports competitions or entrepreneurial pursuits. Emphasizing on holistic development of students, it is full of vitality and excitement!

Board of Governors[edit]


Shri Nitish Kumar

Hon'ble Chief Minister, Bihar

Vice Chairman

Hon'ble Education Minister, Govt. of Bihar

Chief Secretary

Govt. Of Bihar

Development Commissioner

Govt. of Bihar

Principal Secretary, Education

Govt. Of Bihar

Finance Commissioner

Govt. Of Bihar

Nominee from AICTE, New Delhi Nominee of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)

Bihar Industries Association, Patna


Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Patna

Nominee from MHRD, New Delhi
Prof. Shamshad Hussain

Ex Vice Chancellor,

Magadh University & Nalanda open University, Ex Chairman, Bihar College Service Commission


Shri Ram Lal Khetan, Bihar Development Council, ASSOCHAM

Ex. Officio Member

Dr. V. Mukunda Das, Director, CIMP


In a short period of 8 years, CIMP has achieved 100% placement for all the batches. CIMP is involved in research transfer with schools like Lancashire Business School and Stockholm Business School and draws teaching materials from the Harvard Business publishing (a unit of Harvard Business School). It has been declared the first stand-alone educational institute in the country to submit all required information to the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), Statistics Division, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, New Delhi. It has organized more than ten national and three international seminars/conferences across the country.


Selection process[edit]

Applicants are selected on the basis of CAT, XAT and CMAT scores and are called to appear for Essay test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview/Interaction. Academic profile, and work experience of candidates are also considered for short-listing. Upon aggregating their performance on these grounds, a merit list is prepared and students are selected. IIMs/XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.


The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) categories], from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.


The institute follows reservation policy as prescribed by the Government of Bihar for educational institutions. The break-up of reservation policy is as follows:

  • General Category – 50%
  • SC – 16%
  • ST – 01%
  • EBC – 18%
  • BC – 12%,
  • Women of BC – 3%

Amongst all the categories, 50% of the total seats are reserved for students who qualify as a Domicile of Bihar (permanent residents only) and 3% of the total seats for Person with Disability (PWD).


  • 100% placement of the students.
  • The participating companies are from diverse verticals like Banking & Financial Services, FMCG, Telecom, Dairy, Research & Consulting, Microfinance, Aviation & Aerospace, Media, IT Services and more.
  • Regular recruiters like Tata Advanced Systems, Amul, GIC Housing Finance, Saija Finance, NDDB Dairy Services, NCDEX, Yes Bank, HDFC AMC, HT Media, reaffirmed their faith in the talent nurtured at CIMP.
  • The largest recruiter was ICICI Bank for 2014–16 batch which hired students for the position of Deputy Manager followed by HDFC AMC which hired students for Management Trainee positions.
  • The job location of placements was not restricted to Bihar alone. Several companies offered positions in New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and other cities.

Top recruiters[edit]

  • 3i Infotech Ltd
  • AGA Khan Foundation
  • Airtel
  • AMUL
  • ANMsoft
  • Asian Paints
  • Axis Bank
  • Capital Via Global Research
  • Campus Management Corporation
  • Clairvolex
  • Coca-Cola
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Comfed
  • Competition Commission of India
  • CSM Technologies
  • Digital Green
  • FRHS
  • Frontier Growth Advisors
  • HDFC Bank
  • HT Media
  • IMRB International
  • Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd. (ICT)
  • ITC
  • Jabong
  • Jeevika
  • KPMG
  • LIC Housing Finance Ltd
  • Mother Dairy
  • MicroX Foundation
  • National Skill Foundation of India
  • NDDB Dairy Services
  • Nestle
  • NSDA
  • RBI
  • Saarthak Development and Business Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Saija Microfinance
  • SBI
  • SEBI
  • Shoppers stop
  • Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd
  • Talisma
  • Tata advanced Systems
  • The Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd
  • Think Tank
  • Vistaar Financial Services Ltd
  • Voonik
  • Yes Bank
  • X L Dynamics Pvt Ltd


Located in the heart of the city, the campus is known for its state of the art infrastructure which is entirely Wi-Fi enabled. All classrooms and conference rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with LCD screens and projectors to stimulate learning and interaction. In addition to the classrooms, the institute has a library, a computer centre, faculty rooms and on-campus hostel, mess and cafeteria facility for students and a separate hostel for married students also. It also has Badminton Court, Table Tennis court and separate Gym facilities for boys and girls. The State of Art Auditorium in the campus makes campus life more attractive. It can accommodate around 500 persons at a time. Auditorium has hosted many programs where eminent personalities including the Honorable Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar, SIDBI chairman Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji, musical maestro Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar have participated.


  1. ^ "CIMP alumni urged to pay back to state". The Times of India. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Educational News, Bihar, CIMP director receives prestigious TISS Award". Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  3. ^ "CIMP's Director wins arch of Europe award - YouTube". Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna". Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
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