KIIT School of Management (KSOM), Bhubaneswar is one the top private B-Schools in India was founded in 1993 as the Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT). KSOM is part of KIIT Deemed to be University which was ranked as 16th Best University in India by NIRF 2023. It is approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).  KSOM is 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 was recently awarded Life Membership by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). KIIT School of Management offers UG, PG and Doctoral courses in the field of Business administration and Management. During KIIT School of Management Placements 2023, the highest international package stood at INR 20 LPA & the highest domestic package stood at INR 12.56 LPA and the average package stood at INR 9 LPA.

  • Admission to all the courses at KSOM is merit-based and applications are available online. 
  • MBA is a 2-year residential flagship course offered by KIIT School of Management and is approved by AICTE.
  • KSOM accepts qualifying examinations such as AIMA-UGAT for BBA and CAT/MAT/GMAT/CMAT/XAT/KIITEE Management Exam for MBA. 
  • MBA applicants are selected based on the entrance exam followed by group discussion and personal interviews. 
  • KIIT School of Management provides a 50% waiver of the tuition fees for the MBA program to aid meritorious students in higher education.

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KIIT School of Management Highlights 

Some of the important highlights of KIIT School of Management (KSOM) are tabulated below:

Particulars Details
Institute Name KIIT School of Management (KSOM)
Established | Type 1993 | Private 
Apporved by AICTE 
Accreditation NAAC  “A++”, NBA, AMDISA
Courses Offered BBA, MBA and PhD
Qualifying Examinations UGAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, GMAT, KIITEE Management, GATE, UGC NET
Application Mode Online
Facilities Offered Classroom, Library, Auditorium, Wi-Fi, Hostel, Gym, Computer Lab and Sports Facilities
Top Recruiters  Accenture, MG Motors, IndiaMART, Nestle, Deloitte, TCS and others
Official Website

KIIT School of Management MBA Admission 2024 is open through CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ KIITEE merit. Some of the important dates are mentioned below:

Exam Event Date
CAT 2023 Registration August 2, 2023 – September 13, 2023
Last date to submit CAT registration fees September 13, 2023
CAT 2023 Admit Card October 25, 2023
CAT 2023 Exam Date  November 26, 2023
MAT 2023 PBT Last Registration   August 29, 2023
MAT 2023 PBT Admit Card August 31, 2023
MAT 2023 PBT Exam Dates September 3, 2023
MAT 2023 CBT Last Registration   September 12, 2023
MAT 2023 CBT Admit Card September 14, 2023
MAT 2023 CBT Exam Dates September 17, 2023
KIITEE Management 2024 Last Date to Apply January 15, 2024
KIITEE Management 2024 Admit Card Download January 17, 2024
KIITEE Management 2024 Exam Date January 19 - 21, 2024
KIITEE Management 2024 Result January 25, 2024 
MBA Event Date
Last Date to Apply through CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT January 25, 2024
GD & PI Date February 2024
MBA Program Starts July 2024

KIIT School of Management Batch Profile

KIIT School of Management Batch Profile

KIIT School of Management Ranking 2023

KSOM is one of the top B-Schools in the country. KSOM is part of KIIT Deemed to be University which was ranked as the 16th Best University in India by NIRF 2023. According to IIRF 2023, the institute also secured the 52nd position under the top private B-Schools category. Some of the KSOM Ranking are mentioned below:

Ranking Body Ranking Parameter Ranking
IIRF 2023 Private B-Schools 52
NIRF 2023 Management 59
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 A++

KIIT School of Management Courses and Fees 

KIIT School of Management offers UG, PG and Doctoral courses for eligible candidates based on merit in the qualifying examination. Detailed information about KSOM Courses & Fees are tabulated below:

Course  Course Details Eligibility Criteria Selection Criteria
BBA Duration: 3 years
Course Fee: INR 2,80,000 (per year)
Candidates must have 50% marks in 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 Score/Merit in AIMA UGAT.
MBA Duration: 2 years
Course Fee: INR 7,95,000 (per year)
Bachelors in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent Score/Merit in CAT/MAT/ XAT/CMAT/GMAT/KIITEE MGT followed by group discussion and personal interview. 
PhD Duration: 3 years
Course Fee: INR 2,50,000 (per year)
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). Score/Merit KIITEE/GATE/UGC NET

KIIT School of Management Admission 2024

KSOM offers admission to BBA, MBA and PhD courses to eligible candidates. Admission application to KSOM is online-based. Candidates are selected on a merit basis and through entrance examinations.

How to Apply for KOSM Admission?

Interested candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for KSOM Admission:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Register yourself through your e-mail ID.
  • Verify your email
  • Fill out the application form with the correct details. 
  • Attach all the required documents.
  • Pay the application fee and submit the form.  

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KIIT School of Management Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

KSOM accepts admission to MBA on the basis of a national-level entrance exam. The CMAT cutoff for 2023 is expected to be 80. KSOM 2022 cut-off for the MBA program was as follows:

National Level Exam  Cut off 2022
MAT 80
CAT 65
XAT 70

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KIIT School of Management Placements 2023

KIIT School of Management Placements 2023 is ongoing. KSOM's highest package stood at INR 20 LPA whereas KSOM's average package stood at INR 9 LPA. The below table represents more highlights of KSOM Placements 2023:

Particulars Placements Statistics 2023
Highest International Package INR 20 LPA
Highest Domestic Package INR 12.56 LPA
Average Package INR 9 LPA
Top Recruiters Dell, ITC Hotels, HDFC Life, Deloitte, Yes Bank, Jaro Education and others. 

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KIIT School of Management Scholarship

KSOM offers various scholarships to aid students in pursuing higher education. Some of the scholarship details are mentioned below:

  • 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 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 holders in semester examinations. The scholarship also amounts to a 50% waiver of the tuition fees for the students to Top-5 students of the KIITEE Management Entrance Examination, with 80 Percentile and above score in CAT/XAT or candidates with a 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 a full-time PhD scholarship of 20000 INR per month.

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KIIT School of Management 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

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KIIT School of Management 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

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KIIT School of Management FAQs

Ques. Is KSOM good for an 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. The 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 School of Management for an MBA? 

Ans. KIIT School of Management is excellent for an MBA. KIIT was ranked 59 for MBA by NIRF, in 2023. The institute's flagship program is MBA. To get admission, aspirants need to have qualified marks in KIITEE/ CAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ XAT. During the 2023 placement drive, the highest package stood at INR 20 LPA & the average package stood at INR 9 LPA.

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, and most of them are from IIMs. It is certainly one of the best B-schools in eastern India approved by NAAC, UGC, AICTE and NBA.

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. Can a student with a gap year 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, and 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 coursework at the KSOM and complete the associated evaluations/ tests. The schedule of the coursework 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, a rigorous curriculum, an 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. 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, and Default Systemes. 

Ques. Is the hostel compulsory in KSOM? 

Ans. As all the courses are offered in KSOM residential 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 the top 5 in KIITEE management, and score 95% in MAT or 80% or above in CAT/XAT are eligible to have scholarship programs.