IIM Jammu – Five Year Integrated Program in Management

Introduced by IIM Indore, the five-year Integrated Programme in Management is a multidisciplinary course that caters to the constantly evolving needs of the dynamic corporate world. After IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodh Gaya, and now IIM Jammu, they will start enrolling students for the Integrated Program in Management from the next curriculum. 
The five-year integrated program will help the aspirants develop diverse skills and expand their knowledge about the industry and enable them to become competent leaders in their chosen fields. IIM Jammu launched IPM in the academic year 2021, let us now explore what the institute has to offer.
Why IIM Jammu?
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is a brand that is committed to innovation, success, and contribution in management to produce competent managers and leaders of tomorrow. Since its inception, the institute has been setting high standards for high-quality, value-based, and executive education that helps students develop interpersonal skills, which is helpful for them in establishing international and strong corporate linkages.
The elite management institution also encourages students and teachers to concentrate on global, national, and regional issues. The institute is also recognized as the center of excellence for providing students with an outstanding education. Besides, the college strives to become a B-school that serves humanity and contributes to society's development and the nation's growth.
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Why IIM Jammu IPM?
IIM Jammu launched IPM in 2021. The course aims to prepare young minds with managerial and decision-making skills that enable them to become competent leaders in the managerial field. The five-year integrated management program is designed to integrate management education with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Thus, the institute focuses on the development of the students in all capacities of aesthetics, intellect, emotional and moral being in an integrated manner. Besides, the course provides the students with opportunities to start their careers at any point in time. It also prepares students for a dynamic work environment with competent skills.
According to NEP 2020, the institute has adopted a comprehensive teaching-learning approach, which involves engaging teaching techniques, continuous assessment, and an appropriate curriculum. The students also get adequate support from the staff and faculty present at the institute. As specified in the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the first three years of the five-year Integrated Programme in Management will develop the students with holistic skills by providing them with multidisciplinary education. However, the fourth and fifth years will be as per MBA norms. Besides, the students will be given the option to exit the program after completing 3 years of graduation in BBA. They will be awarded the BBA Degree/Certificate as per the provisions of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
IIM Jammu JIPMAT
JIPMAT or Joint Integrated Program in Management Admission Test is a national-level entrance exam conducted by IIM Jammu for admissions to IPM. The entrance exam is accepted by IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya, as they have recently introduced the IPM program in their curriculum. On behalf of the two IIM's, National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the exam. The standard of JIPMAT is to conduct admissions at the undergraduate level. The below-mentioned table will help you in a better understanding of JIPMAT.
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IIM Jammu JIPMAT: Overview
Nomenclature
Details
Name of the exam
Joint Integrated Program in Management Admission Test (JIPMAT) – IIM Jammu & IIM Bodh Gaya
Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Duration
150 minutes
Total no. of questions
100
No. of Sections
3
Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
Logical Reasoning (LR)
Verbal Ability (MCQ)
Marking Scheme
+4 for every correct answer
-1 for every incorrect answer
IIM Jammu: JIPMAT Important Dates
Events
Date
Registration Begin
To be notified
Submission of Online Forms
To be notified
Last date for Fee Payment
To be notified
Correction Window
To be notified
JIPMAT Exam
To be notified
IIM Jammu IPM Course Structure
The Integrated Program in Management (IPM) duration is 5 years, which is divided into two parts of 3 years graduation and 2 years of postgraduation. The first three years that focus on the foundation of the course are based on a semester system, and the last two years focussing on management learning will be based on the trimester system, as per the prevailing course structure for MBA.
Besides a great learning experience, students at IIM Jammu will get exposure to different opportunities that will develop competent skills in them. At the end of the first year, candidates will be asked to undertake a Bootcamp in Ladakh. In the second year, the student will have to go for a Social and Corporate Internship. At the end of the third year, they can enroll in an international exchange program, and students can select a specialization based on their sector.
However, the course structure after completing 3 years is then merged with their flagship MBA program. The curriculum for the first three years is as follows –
Economics for Business
Principle of Computational Thinking
Accountancy
Principles and Practices of Management
Business Mathematics
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Physical Training and Sports
Psychology
Business Communication
Management Information System
Indian and World History
Performing Arts
Happiness and Mental Wellness
Marketing Management
Sociology
Indian and Global Economy
Financial Management
HRM
Indian and World Geography
Data Analytics
Creativity and Innovation
Foreign Language
Visual Arts
Consumer Behaviour
Financial Systems and Markets
Business Research Methods
Emerging Technologies in Business
Environment Science
Indian Polity
Digital Culture
Operations Management
Developmental  Economics
Branding and Advertising
Business Ethics and Values
Supply Chain Management
Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
New Venture Planning
Organizational Behaviour
Talent and Leadership Development
Business Laws
Public Policy
Elective Courses in Marketing, IT Systems & Analytics, OB & HRM, Finance & Accounting, Operations, Supply Chain & Decision Sciences
For more detailed information about the curriculum, students can visit the official website.
Internships & Exchange Programs
Social Internships
Students will have to complete an internship of the prescribed duration at any of the social sector organizations (NGOs/CSR) of their choice, subject to approval by the Chairperson (Placements). The internship would be completed at the end of Semester III.
Corporate Internship
Each student must complete a business internship during the prescribed period with a business enterprise of their choice, subject to approval by the Chairperson (Placements). This internship would be completed at the end of Semester IV.
Boot Camp at Ladakh
At the end of the 1st year, the student will have to go for a Bootcamp in Ladakh. The program aims to expose students to and immerse them in the culture and history of the country.
International Exchange Program
During the 3rd year, students will get an opportunity to enroll in an international exchange program with any of the partner institutions based on the course norms and merits. The international exchange program will provide students with global exposure to management learning.
Exit System as per New Education Policy (NEP) 2020
As per the New Education Policy provision, the students will be provided with an exit option. If the student wishes to exit after completing the third year, they will be awarded the BBA Degree. However, the students will also be given multiple exit options as followed-
  • After completing the first year and the student chooses to exit, they will be awarded a Certificate in Basics of Management.
  • After the successful completion of the second year, they will be awarded the Diploma in Management.
  • After successful completion of the third year, they will be awarded BBA Degree.
Eligibility to continue to MBA Program
A student must score a minimum CGPA of  6.00 will be required for continuation to the MBA program. After completing 3 years, the fourth and fifth years will be merged with the flagship MBA program at IIM Jammu. However, students are then required to meet the academic requirements of the MBA program.
IIM Jammu IPM Eligibility
  • The candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022. The candidate should have a minimum of 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations (55 % for the SC/ST/ PwD category).
  • Candidates who are likely to complete standard XII/ HSC or equivalent by the end of June 30 in the year admission can also apply, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria mentioned above. If selected, such candidates will be offered admission to the program provisionally.
  • At the time of registration for the program, such candidate must have produce standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations mark sheet (securing minimum marks, as indicated above) along with a school-leaving certificate/migration certificate, failing which the candidate's provisional admission offer will stand cancelled.
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in X and XII Standard would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet, irrespective of the Board's regulation. If the candidates are awarded letter grades or grade points instead of marks, the conversion of grades to the percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the Board/ Competent Authority explaining the conversion method from where they have obtained the certificate.
  • Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated to foreign boards like IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) and IB (International Baccalaureate) can also apply.
  • IIM Jammu reserves the right to decide the eligibility conditions in terms of equivalence, percentage marks, and the recognition of the qualifying examination, intake, etc.
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IIM Jammu IPM Selection Procedure
  • The candidate will have to fill the application form providing all the details and required documents.
  • IIM Jammu will conduct Joint Integrated Program in Management Admission Test (JIPMAT) to test the applicant's aptitude, logical reasoning, and verbal ability. It is important to note that this is NOT the same test as CAT. This will be a separate test at the XII level. JIPMAT will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the institution.
  • The pattern for JIPMAT will be as follows –
         a. There will be 3 sections in JIPMAT – Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) & Logical Reasoning (LR).
         b. Each question will carry 4 marks and -1 negative marks for each wrong answer.
         c. The JIPMAT will be structured as under –
Section
No. of Questions
Marks per Question
Marks
Quantitative Ability (QA)
33
4
132
Verbal Ability (VA)
34
4
136
Logical Reasoning (LR)
33
4
132
  • After the exam has been conducted, a composite merit list will be prepared based on Academic Background (percentage of marks in Xth and XIIth) and Admission Test as per the IPM Admission Policy.
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Criteria for Merit List Preparation
  • The total seat intake for the IIM Jammu - IPM Batch (2022-2027) would be 60.
  • Joint Integrated Programme in Management Admission Test (JIPMAT) to be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • Class 10 th and 12 th marks
  • Preparation of Merit list based on JIPMAT Score and academic profile.
  • The criteria for preparing the merit list will be based on the composite score comprising the weightage of JIPMAT score, academic profile of class 10th and 12th, and gender diversity as follows:
Calculation of Composite Score
Components
Weightage (%)
Admission Test Score
60
Xth
15
XIIth
15
Gender Diversity
10
Gender Diversity
Gender
Marks
Male
0
Female
10
IIM Jammu Application and Course Fees
The application form for IIM Jammu IPM is available on the NTA website. However, the course fee would be-
  • The application fees are Rs. 2,000 for General category/ OBC and Rs. 1,000 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates.
  • For the first three years, the course fee for the Indian Residents will be Rs. 4, 85, 000/- per annum. However, the course fee for the fourth and fifth year will be as per the prevailing fees of the MBA course.
  • The cost of accommodation and hostel mess charges will be informed at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Students will be allotted rooms on sharing basis for the first three years, and for fourth and fifth year, single room accommodation will be provided upon availability.
For any further information regarding the program, you can visit the official website of IIM Jammu.
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