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JKLU Pinnacle MBA Programme

The Pinnacle MBA is a space for students to think creatively, explore their unique potentials and become problem solvers for businesses and societies of the future. The programme is a 2-year full-time, residential, post graduate degree programme, where our students are given the opportunity to truly build an entrepreneurial mindset – grounded in academic theory, the programme provides the opportunity to learn-by-doing, be inspired by faculty, visiting lecturers, speakers and experts from different domains, industries and geographies, and acquire a broad perspective with a wide variety of courses.

Architects of the Course

The Pinnacle MBA at JKLU is a one-of-a-kind reimagined programme designed by experts from higher education, management studies, business and industry to offer the right blend of academics, experience and experimentation to the students. We believe that every individual should be given the opportunity to develop personally as well as professionally, in whichever domain they are interested in. It is an opportunity for aspiring professionals to chase their dreams and see them come true.

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Pramath Raj Sinha   

Founding Dean of ISB, Hyderabad and Board of Management Member, JKLU



Asheesh Gupta

Asheesh Gupta  

Former McKinsey & Co consultant and Pro-Vice Chancellor, JKLU

R.L Raina 

Former Dean, IIM Lucknow and Vice-Chancellor, JKLU

The Curriculum

Optional certification from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

The three converging tracks of the programme that form the pillar of the curriculum are:

Management Studies

The ‘Mastering Management Practice’ track will offer core management courses of marketing, strategy, operations, innovation, organisational behaviour, accounting, finance, business planning, business ethics, digital marketing, problem-solving, decision making, supply chain & logistics, network businesses, sales, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

Liberal Arts & Science

Can you make the right choices for your organisation without understanding the economics, politics and sociology of that choice? We need professionals, today, who can to contexualise their environment and draw from multiple disciplines to innovate. This track, therefore, offers courses such as micro and macro economics, comparative politics, sociology, history, psychology, development studies, international relations, public policy and design thinking. Unique to this programme, you will also gain business understanding of key technologies like Artificial intelligence, Internet of things and Automation, which are changing the world of work so that you can confidently approach the work environment of future.

Personal Growth

The courses offered in this track helps you understand and build on your strengths, develop critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication skills. We believe in identifying your unique styles, motivations, interests and aspirations to help you hone and upgrade your skills.

How We Do It Differently

Experiential Projects

Experiential projects based learning with live and capstone projects

Focused Mentorship

Personal development and mentorship for each student

Multidisciplinary Learning

Multidisciplinary curriculum including new-age themes: AI, Design Thinking, Automation, Data Sciences

Expert Faculty

Expert faculty academia & industry, from a variety of disciplines

Personal Leadership

Learn self-assessment tools and technologies, designed to help understand, manage and lead yourself effectively

Pioneer Batch Scholarship

To the founding batch of the Pinnacle Programme, we are offering a scholarship of Rs. 2,00,000 each year on the Academic Fees to every student joining the programme. Please find further details of the fee, after taking into account the scholarship here.


Amit Gulati

Founder, Incubis
B.Des, NID Ahmedabad

Ankon Mitra
Co-founder, Hexagramm
MS, University College London; B.Arch, SPA Delhi

Bennett McClellan

PhD (Management) Claremont Graduate University; MBA, Harvard Business School

Bhawani Singh Shekhawat
CEO UK/Europe, The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Former Director, The Coca-Cola Company & Reckitt Benckiser

Jishnu Changkoti
Director, Sueno Management Consultancy
PGDM, IIM Kolkata; B.Tech, NIT Calicut

Madhusudan Mukherjee
Asst. Professor, SLU College
Visiting faculty NID, IIM A Ph.D in Nonsense Literature

Prabhu Aggarwal
Founding VC, O P Jindal University
PhD & MBA, University of Washington; B.Tech, IIT Kanpur

Prashant Dhawan
Co-founder, Biomimicry India
PGPM, ISB Hyderabad; B.Tech, SPA Delhi

Pushkal Kumar Pandey
Higher education professional
MBA, IIM Bangalore; M.Tech & B.Tech, IIT Delhi

Sanjay Saraf
MD, Bizol HR Services
PGDM, IIM Kolkata; B.Tech IIT Kanpur

Seema Anand
Co-founder, Biomimicry India
B.Arch TVB School of Habitat Studies

Shalabh Chandra

MBA, The Wharton School UPenn; MS, The Ohio State University;
B.Tech IIT Kanpur


Sonam Mansukhani
Senior Academician; Recipient of Award for Teaching Excellence;
Ph.D, University of Mumbai


Tushar Jaruhar
MBA, Kellogg School of Management;
Dual MS, University of Pennsylvania

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Amit Kumar
MSc, Cleveland State University
Former Executive, The World Bank



Raghava Rao
Vice President Finance & CFO, Amazon India
IIT Bombay & IIM Calcutta alumnus


Sanjay Shrivastava
Business Head, Mahindra World City, Jaipur
Harvard Business School & IIM Calcutta alumnus


Ravi Chandran  

Co-Founder & COO, Ellora Health Technologies
IIT Bombay & IIM Calcutta alumnus


Ghanshyam Singh Jodha
Executive Director, Asal Durg Enterprises
Former global market research expert with Neilson


Saurabh Jain  

Online business leader and entrepreneur
Chief Counsellor, collegedekho.com
Former Program Manager Cognizant
Delivery Manager Volkswagen AG

Abhinav Sharma

Abhinav Sharma
Vice President, Operations, FirstCry; Former Director, Fossil & Flipkarts

Anil Sachdev_ Mentor

Anil Sachdev
President, TMQI International; IIT Delhi Alumnus

Rajiv Kapuria

Rajiv Kapuria
Global Business Leader and Senior Director , Halliburton
Rice Business & IIT Kanpur alumnus

Why Pinnacle


  • Minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST Candidates) or equivalent CGPA in a three-year bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University.

  • Students appearing in the final examination of bachelor's degree can also apply.

  • The candidates must have appeared in CAT/MAT/ATMA/XAT/CMAT or any other national level entrance test. In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.


The MBA programme at JKLU is a unique programme, providing deep experiential learning to the students, through our rigorous project based curriculum. We are, therefore, looking for driven individuals with a desire to learn by doing in an experiential learning environment that transforms them into life-ready professionals.

The selection of a JKLU student will be finalized after a series of evaluative steps

  • Candidates will be first shortlisted after consideration of their merit on the basis of score in CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT/ATMA, their previous academic records and preliminary interactions with the Admissions team at JKLU
  • Shortlisted candidates will go through two rounds of interviews with senior leaders at JKLU; the candidates will go through a second round of interview only upon clearing the first round.
  • Candidates will be finally selected through overall evaluation of merit and the quality of interactions during the personal interviews.


MBA – Fee in INR

Total Academic Fee: 1,29,000 per half year*

*The above fee will be subject to an increase of up to 8% in every consecutive year

Half Yearly Fee for Accommodation, Food and Other Facilities (2018-19)

Hostel Fee (Non – Ac Room)** 24,650
Utility Charges (Non AC Room) 850
Mess Advance (to be adjusted as per Actuals) 24000
Hostel Fee (AC Room)** 27,500
Utility Charges (AC Room)  8500
Transport Fee** 15000

The above mentioned fee as applicable to citizens of India and SAARC Countries.

** Hostel rooms are on twin sharing basis. Hostel charges are subject to yearly revision.  Transport fee is applicable if the students wished to avail the JKLU transport facility from Jaipur to JKLU campus.

Note: One time Caution Money of Rs. 10,000 and Hostel Security Deposit of Rs. 5,000 would be payable along with first year’s fees.