Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya: Campus Details

The Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (IIM-BG) is an autonomous public business school in Bodh Gaya, Bihar in India. It is the 16th Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The institution was mentored by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya Campus Details


Key Description Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gya

Motto: सब्बे भद्राणि पस्सन्तु

Type: Public Business School

Established: 2015; 5 years ago

Chairperson: Uday Kotak

Director: Vinita Sahay

Location: Bodh Gaya, Gaya, India

Campus: Urban, 119 acres (0.5 km2)

Affiliations: Indian Institutes of Management



History of Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya

Originally named IIM Bihar, IIM-BG was one of five Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) set up by the 2014 Union budget of India. The academic session for the first batch was inaugurated by HRD Minister, Smriti Irani on 31 August 2015.

In 2018, Dr. Vinita Sahay, professor of marketing at IIM Raipur, was appointed by the Government of India as the first director of IIM Bodh Gaya. Dr. Vinita Sahay is only the second woman in the country to lead an IIM. Top leaders and industrialists like Uday Kotak (Chairperson & MD & CEO, Kotak Bank Ltd.), Falguni S. Nayar (Founder & CEO, and many other eminent personalities constitute the Board of Governors of IIM Bodh Gaya.


Campus of IIM Bodh Gaya

Students Hostel

IIM Bodh Gaya is located in the temple city of Bodh Gaya, the most sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The institute moved to its transit campus, which has all the facilities, in July 2019. It has its own hostels, Aryabhatta and Bhaskara with all necessary amenities for different sports like cricket, volleyball, football, table-tennis, basketball, badminton, etc and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Academics of IIM Bodh Gaya

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is a two-year, regular, full-time residential program. Admission to the PGP course of IIM Bodh Gaya is conducted each year through the Common Admission Test (CAT). The PGP course consists of six trimesters spread over the two years. The first year constitutes the fundamental courses which lay the premises for various management roles. Between the first and second years, students are expected to go through an eight-week summer internship. The second-year constitutes the elective courses that provide diverse opportunities for students to study and specialize in their specific fields of interest.

Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya follows the same pedagogy of its previous mentor, IIM Calcutta. Just within 5 years since its inception, IIM Bodh Gaya now has 18 full-time faculty members. The program includes specializations in the fields of Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, Strategy, Business Analytics, and Consulting.

IIM Bodh Gaya is all set to introduce a Ph.D. program from 2020 with the aim to foster high-quality researchers, innovative thinkers, and touchstone academics.

Student Exchange Program

IIM Bodh Gaya is one of the top B-schools in India and has further strengthened its position by meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with different esteemed institutions around the globe. This step will two year PGP flagship program students towards a broader and better view of strategic development in the global era by responding effectively to rapid changes in the social, economic, legal, technological, cultural, and political environments. IIM Bodh Gaya has collaborated with ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management (France), Montpellier Business School (France), Alba Graduate Business School (Greece), SolBridge International School of Business (South Korea), Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (Venezuela), the University of Florence (Italy), Universidad De Monterrey (UDEM, Mexico) and few more under process.


Campus Life of IIM Bodh Gaya

IIM Bodh Gaya, a student-driven institute provides a platform for students to showcase their skills & nurture their talents and hobbies by organizing different events & drives throughout the year inside and outside campus premises via different committees and clubs. IIM Bodh Gaya’s committees include Envision-Cell a center for industrial relations & entrepreneurship development, Cultural committee Media & PR committee, Academic committee, IT committee, PGP committee, Alumni committee, social responsibility committee Pragati, Communicacion a communication club, sports club, finance club FINix, marketing club MaSq, Strategy, and Consulting club and operations club OPSIM.

Events of IIM Bodh Gaya

Throughout the year there are several events organized in the campus like futsal, cricket or table tennis tournaments by Sports Club, Village adoption program and other social drives by Pragati, the CSR Club of IIM Bodh Gaya, different festivals like Onam, Christmas, Ganesh Puja, etc by the Cultural Committee, Youth Entrepreneurship Summit by E-Cell, Annual Leadership Summit Netritva by Media & PR Cell, HR conclave Gyanodyaya by Placement Committee and last but not the least Elegante, flagship annual event of IIM Bodh Gaya organized in collaboration with all the committees and clubs.

Fit India Movement

Initiated by our Honorable PM of India Mr. Narendra Modi, a blood donation camp was organized by the Pragati Club of IIM Bodh Gaya in association with Magadh Medical College, Gaya. More than 100 members including students and faculty donated blood to support the noble cause along with 5 Km marathon for creating awareness by showing a great deal of enthusiasm for the greater good.


Started in the year 2016, Elegante is the annual management, sports, and cultural fest of IIM Bodh Gaya organized by the cultural committee in coordination with all the other clubs and committees. It is a two-day event filled with excitement, entertainment, and enjoyment from management quizzes and case study competitions to sports competitions to cultural events and fashion shows. The 2019 version of Elegante saw the performance from renowned singer Gajendra Verma, standup comedian Kartikey Raj, Miss Bihar, and many more.


IIM Bodh Gaya organized its maiden leadership summit Netritva in 2019. Students were introduced to top industrialists who imparted knowledge and shared the inspiring journey of becoming leaders in the changing world of business dynamics and environment. It hosted eminent personalities like Rajeev Bhaduria (Managing Partner- Ebullient), Rakesh Singhania (CFO- Wellsfargo), Gaurav Sangtani (VP- Goldman Sachs), Amita Karadkhedkar (VP- Citi) and several other top industrialists and leaders.

ज्ञानोदय (Gyanodaya)

Started in the year 2018, Gyanodaya is the annual HR conclave of IIM Bodh Gaya. It provides a platform where corporate leaders share their valuable thoughts and changing economic constraints with the students. The theme for the 2019 conclave was “Changing HR trends in the modern world” which witnessed the presence of eminent & distinguished HRs and leaders from the corporate world.