Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About GIBS?

Global Institute of Business Studies (GIBS) is where talents are nurtured, ambitions cherished, ideas shared & dreams fulfilled.

An institute of international standards, we have been recognized as one of the top business schools in India. We have achieved this status of distinction by pioneering refined quality of learning, moral upkeep and intellectual support across the all-encompassing span of advanced education in India.

As envisioned by our founders, we strive to transform our students into leaders of the future by providing innovative and globally accepted programs in a congenial atmosphere. Our programmes are designed for individuals who endeavor to contribute to the sustained development and inclusive growth of the nation and the world at large. We create leaders imbued with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our programs, hand in hand with our world-class infrastructure, are the perfect platform for a massive transformation in a student’s life in terms of leadership, excellent communication skills, the latest additional skills, and overall personality development.

Why should we choose GIBS Business School?

Global Institute of Business Studies (GIBS) is a place where talents are nurtured, ambitions cherished, ideas shared & dreams fulfilled. GIBS Business School is a part of Goyal Educational Trust, which is an Exclusive Business School. GIBS is an Institute of International Educational Standards based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. GIBS Business School provides an AICTE-approved PGDM programme and BBA from Bangalore University.

To prepare its students for success, GIBS introduced a number of unique programmes like the Innovation Research & entrepreneurship (IRE) Programme, Finishing School & Business mastery Programme.  Since our inception, we have had an Excellent placement track record. Our students have been determined to be Industry-Ready by the majority of the biggest corporations. Throughout the course, we ensure that there is a proper balance of practical and theoretical training.

  • Promoted & Driven by IIM Alumni
  • 5th Emerging B School – Times of India (TOI) 2022
  • New Age N School – Forbes 2021
  • Dual Degree (PGDM+IRE) with Dual Specialization Program
  • Non-IIM Member Institution
  • Best Curriculum Designed by Industry Experts
  • Industry Integrated Programme
  • 70% Practical & 30% Theory
  • Learn from World Class Faculty & Experts
  • GIBS Sports Arena a Modern Necessity
  • State of the Art Infrastructure

What is the approval of GIBS?

GIBS Business School PGDM is Approved by AICTE, Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India.  BBA is Affiliated with Bangalore University. Anyways GIBS Business School is an Exclusive Business School having only two management courses.

What is GIBS Business School Rankings?

  • • 5th Best Emerging Business School in India and the 9th Best Business School for BBA placement in the Times of India (TOI) 2022
  • New Age B – School By Forbes India 2021
  • 11th Best Emerging B-School in India by Times of India (TOI) 2021.
  • Best Emerging Business School by Outlook 2022
  • 19th Best B-School by CSR for Outstanding B-School of Excellence in Academics & Placements in India – 2021
  • AAA For providing high value practical & Quality Academic Management “Careers 360 – The Education Hub”- 2021
  • 12th Best B-School in Karnataka Private B-School by CSR-2020
  • 28th Best B-School by Higher Education Review 2021

What is PGDM Programme, Specializations & Course Highlights?

The flag-ship PGDM programme is a two-year full-time programme in the field of management.

GIBS, being one of the best PGDM colleges in Bangalore, is offering a PGDM course that is recognized by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This Programme is considered to be extremely prestigious and is highly rated.

The PGDM Programme gives high employment opportunities for the students and equal orientation to both theory and practical concepts. GIBS provides a platform for the students to involve in research and innovation activities.

GIBS PGDM Programme Includes:

  • Value Added Programs (VAPs)
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Finishing School (Every Saturday)
  • Innovation, Research & Entrepreneur (IRE) School (Every Friday)
  • Field Work Based Programme
  • Global Immersion Programme (Foreign Tour)
  • Business Mastery Programme (BMP)
  • Sports Management Programme (SMP)
  • Marketing Lab in association with IVYY Singapore
  • Industrial Visit
  • Unique Mentoring Model
  • Credit Based Industry Project

PGDM Specialization (Dual)

  • Finance Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Information Technology
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing

What is BBA Programme, Specializations & Course Highlights ?

Bachelor of Business Administration, the flagship degree programme of GIBS Bangalore, one of the best BBA colleges in India is affiliated with Bangalore University. It is a highly rated and acknowledged programme in the industry. This program is an excellent platform for young minds to build a strong future.

GIBS BBA Programme Includes:

  • Value-Added Programs (VAPs)
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Finishing School (Every Saturday)
  • Innovation, Research & Entrepreneur (IRE)
  • Global Immersion Programme (Foreign Tour)
  • Guest Lecture, Workshop & Seminar’s
  • Unique Mentoring Model
  • Industrial Visits
  • Live Projects
  • Laptop & Uniform


  • Finance Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management

What is GIBS Finishing School?

GIBS Finishing School is a dedicated wing to provide assistance on start-ups, Placements, and Internships for PGDM & BBA students. Every Saturday, the student’s timetable is scheduled keeping in mind the Finishing School agenda.

What is GIBS IRE School?

GIBS IRE (Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship) School is a complete action-learning school. Every Friday is dedicated to the IRE School which trains and equips the first-year PGDM students on Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship through activities, workshops, expert sessions, and many more.

How about GIBS Faculties?

GIBS is known for high-quality education, and the GIBS faculty is a combination of young and experienced, passionate and curious individuals. They are not only renowned academicians but also accomplished scholars with experience from various industries.

GIBS Faculties belongs to :

  • 25% Faculties from IIM/IITs
  • 35% Faculties from Corporates
  • 20% Faculties are Businessmen
  • 20% Faculties from International Universities

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What is Student of the Year Program?

Student of the Year (SOTY) is a Mega Annual Event hosted by GIBS, in which students are recognized for their achievements on multiple fronts throughout the course. This award also includes a substantial cash reward for the chosen SOTY.

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What is the Admission Process?

First and foremost, the applicant must complete an online application form. After the aspirant submits the application form, a representative of the GIBS will contact him through email or phone to request the Statement of Purpose (SOP). The first round of interview is the sharing the SOP, which is worth 60% of the selection criteria. Following receipt of the SOP, There will be either a face-to-face or a skype interview, depending on the scenario. After the skype interview, if the aspirant or any of the aspirant’s family members desire to learn more about GIBS, an information session will be held on the virtual platform. It takes roughly 5-7 days to complete the process. If the student is shortlisted, You can proceed for Admission formalities.

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How to Apply in GIBS?

The candidate must have received a minimum of 50% in his or her bachelor’s degree course and must have taken one of the admission tests such as CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT, or any state level entrance exam to be eligible for PGDM.

In addition, the aspirant for the BBA Program must have passed his or her 12th Exam.

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What is the selection process?

GIBS Admission panel reviews your application.  If eligible, SOP (Statement of Purpose) Google form will be sent to write an essay about yourself. After the SOP evaluation, Skype interview will be scheduled. Panel decides the selection.

Selection results will be based on SOP, Personal round of interview, Academic performance, competitive exams, communication skills, attitude, dressing sense, and general personality.

What is GIBS Fee Structure ?

PGDM Fee Structure:

Particulars For Indian / SAARC / NRI Foreign Nationals
Registration fee Rs. 50,000/- Rs. 50,000/-
1st Installment Rs. 275,000/- Rs. 375,000/-
2nd Installment Rs. 250,000/- Rs. 250,000/-
3rd Installment Rs. 250,000/- Rs. 250,000/-
Total Rs. 825,000/- Rs. 925,000/-

BBA Fee Structure:

Particulars For Indian / SAARC / NRI Foreign Nationals
Registration fee Rs. 35,000/- Rs. 35,000/-
1st Installment Rs. 150,000/- Rs. 250,000/-
2nd Installment Rs. 125,000/- Rs. 125,000/-
3rd Installment Rs. 125,000/- Rs. 125,000/-
Total Rs. 435,000/- Rs. 535,000/-

Other Fees

  • Campus Security Deposit (Refundable) – Rs. 20,000/-
  • Hostel Fee for Boys & Girls – Rs. 1,20,000/- per annum
  • Exam fee should be paid as per notification.

How GIBS encourage Startup Ideas?

Every year GIBS will have 10+ startups. IRE School on Fridays will help students to innovate, research and to develop entrepreneurial skills. BMP ( Business Mastery Program ) Program gives rigorous training to students.   New concepts that can be developed into any Ventures and these are encouraged at GIBS.

What is Global Immersion program?

Global Immersion Programme is optional and if any student is optional for Tour they need to pay extra as per actual. GIBS is tied up with 5+ International Universities. Before last year, our students visited Putra Business School, Malaysia and had workshop, Guest Lectures & Seminars, Industry visits, workshops and sight-seeing.  The Global Immersion programme gives an international exposure to students through an international tour in which they will be engaged in a Certification programme.

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What is Mentoring Model?

Mentoring at GIBS is not a process; it is a model of relationship that mentors and mentees hold. GIBS is highly concerned towards student’s emotion, interest, growth, dream, and many more. Each student will have 4 mentors:-

  • Learning and Development (L&D) Mentor
  • Corporate Mentor
  • Placement Mentor
  • Business Mentor

It is not a group mentoring in the class. It is a one-to-one mentor system and a scheduled meeting with the student. The major focus of mentoring will be focused on mind-set, skill-set, spiritual quotient, emotional quotient, happiness & success, personal life suggestion support, communication improvement techniques, family values, etc.

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What kind of societies does GIBS have?

GIBS has around 12+ societies on campus. To name a few Cultural Society, CSR Society, Sports Societies, Talent Hunt Societies, Networking Societies, and others are among the most active societies.

  • Entrepreneurship Development Society
  • Cultural & Creativity Society
  • Sports Society
  • Toastmaster/TED talk society
  • GIBS Social Foundation (CSR) Society
  • News-letter and Magazine Society
  • Management Fest Society
  • Marketing, Finance & Human Resource Society
  • International Relations Society
  • IRE Society

What are the Value Added Programme (VAP) provided by GIBS?

All VAPs are delivered by Renowned Trainers. It adds value to the student’s profile helping to acquire needed skill-set and to get a good placement. GIBS believes in preparing the students according to the trends of the Job-market.  GIBS offers AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), and BA (Business Analytics), Data Analytics, Design Thinking, SAP, Digital Marketing, Excel, Image consulting etc. which are in high demand in the industry.

What is GIBS Placement Record & Top Recruiters ?

We take pride in our excellent placement track record since our establishment. Most of the top Corporates have found our students to be ‘industry-ready. Our students are competent leaders capable of making business decisions that can eventually translate into a quantum leap in an organization’s profit. We ensure that there is a perfect balance between practical and theoretical training during the course.

GIBS Bangalore achieved yet another massive 100% placement record for PGDM Batch 2022 – Times of India (TOI)

  • 100% Placement and Internship to all the Students
  • Stipends upto 1,15,000/- during 2 Months Internship
  • Highest Package: 15.5LPA & Average Package: 7.4 LPA
  • 160+ Recruiters
  • 23% Salary Hike from previous year
  • 10+ Start-ups from Campus
  • 2000+ Alumnus Network
  • GIBS Finishing School (Every Saturday)
  • Placement Advisory Board & Student Committee
  • Incubation Centre

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What about the Placement Scenario?

GIBS Business School has an excellent placement record since its inception. The average salary offered by the companies for the PGDM Batch (2020-2022): 

Highest CTC (in INR Lakhs p.a.) ₹15.5
Average (in INR Lakhs p.a.) ₹7.4
  • Some of the top recruiters included Amazon, Puma, Bose, Toyota, Flipkart, BYJU’S, Oracle, Havells, Tata Motors, etc.

Is the internship paid or unpaid?

It is a paid internship. But some Branded companies offer internship without stipend. We do suggest the student to take it up because of the Brand name which will come into his /her CV.  We are pleased to announce that two of our PGDM students were recently offered a 2-month internship at 3M Digital for Rs. 115,000. (Brand Encashment)

What is Business Mastery Programme (BMP) programme?

Business Mastery Programme that will assist PGDM students in gaining a better understanding of what is genuinely affecting business in today’s environment, as well as optimizing strategy to make firms truly unshakeable. In Business Mastery Programme PGDM Students will:


  • Discover the surprising and crucial factors that are preventing your business from growing.
  • Instead of allowing economic changes to become hurdles, learn how to turn them into opportunities.
  • Create a massive vision for your company that rekindles your enthusiasm and sense of purpose.
  • Get practical tactics and resources to help you expand your company beyond your greatest expectations.


GIBS Business Mastery Programme Includes Goal Mastery Programme, Personal Branding, Public Speaking & Networking, Life Skills, Employee Mastery & Business Plan Presentation Etc.

What is the GD-PI Dates ?

Is there any Scholarships in GIBS ?

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Is there any Financial assistance from GIBS ?

GIBS provides assistance in receiving financial support from banks for pursuing higher education. The primary motive is to provide an opportunity for every student to pursue an education at affordable terms and conditions. Every bank has set certain rules and regulations for disbursing the education loan. For further information, students may contact their nearest branch. GIBS will provide all the required documents to the selected candidates for processing the education loan. Since GIBS offers AICTE approved PGDM and BBA programme affiliated to Bangalore University, all the admitted students have easy access to the bank loan facility.

GIBS has tie-up with various national banks to offer education loan at a reasonable rate of interest and a better moratorium period. Some of the national banks are IDBI, HDFC, SBI, Bank of Baroda, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Canara Bank, etc.

Does GIBS Has Hostels for Students ?

GIBS has Boys and girls hostel facility. The Girls hostel is within the campus, and the Boys hostel is a short walk away. GIBS also provides bus transportation for students staying at the GIBS Boys Hostel.

GIBS Hostels will have access to all necessary amenities such as accommodations, a gym, geysers, parking, and an in-house mess with 24×7 CCTV surveillance and security. The Hostel fee will be Rs. 120,000 p.a

Our food is healthy, nutritious & freshly cooked. Our hygienic cooks specialize in cooking & serving varieties of both North Indian and South Indian food.

Our girl’s hostel has two sharing rooms, whereas our boy’s hostel is built on a flat concept. The boy’s hostel is a one-bedroom apartment with three students per apartment. Hostels are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis on acknowledgment of payment.

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What are the facilities of campus (Infra Specs)?

GIBS is known for its best Infrastructure. We have Conference room, Campus wifi, Amphitheatre, Dance Studio, CCTV Surveillance, Duplex Auditorium, Creativity Room, computer lab, Seminar hall, Library, Yoga room, Language lab, Mess and Cafeteria, Digital Class rooms, Career counselling cabins,  indoor games, Canteen , Meditation/yoga space , Waiting lounge and so on.

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How is the campus Life at GIBS?

The Campus life at GIBS is very vibrant. You create memories for life!   Located in the heart of the city, GIBS is a student – friendly buzzing active community. Life at GIBS is so enriching, exciting, empowering and energizing.

To name few- Regular Sports Activities, Cultural Event, Student-driven Societies, Management Fests, Celebration of all festivals (Mini India), Student of the Year, Personal Branding and so on ..

Where is GIBS located?

GIBS is centrally positioned in the city, close to all schools, hospitals, shopping malls, residential flats, and supermarkets. It is located in Bangalore’s southern part. It is close to Bangalore’s IT centre, Electronic City, on the Begur/Mylsandra Road.

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