Admission started for 2020


How JKLU Prepares you for

Pinnacle MBA Career

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 any 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.

R.L. Raina
R.L. Raina

Vice Chancellor, JKLU; Former Dean, IIM Lucknow; Fullbright and SIS Fellow


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


Pro Vice-Chancellor, JKLU; Former Consultant at McKinsey & Company and Director of McKinsey’s Knowledge & Research Centres in India

Why Pinnacle MBA at JKLU

Experiential projects and startup studio
Multidisciplinary learning with business, technology and liberal arts
Individual mentorship by senior industry leaders
Expert faculty and senior practitioners
Personal leadership development

The Curriculum

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

The ‘Mastering Management Practice’ track will offer core management courses. Students can choose their electives from a variety of courses including: Marketing, Strategy, Operations, Innovation, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource, Accounting, Finance, Business Planning, Business Ethics, Digital Marketing, Problem-solving, Decision Making, Supply Chain & Logistics, Network Businesses, Sales, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship.
Pinnacle MBA encompasses courses such as micro and macroeconomics, comparative politics, sociology, history, psychology, development studies, international relations, public policy and design thinking. You will also gain a business understanding of key technologies like Artificial intelligence, Internet of things and Automation, which are changing the world of work.
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.


Mentors from Industry


  • 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.

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Selection of a student at JKLU will be finalized after a series of evaluative steps. Modular program option also available.


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.


Candidates will be finally selected through overall evaluation of merit and the quality of interactions during the personal interviews.

Date of Commencement of First Term and Last Date of Admissions for 2020-2021 Batch Students:

Monday, August 17, 2020


Pinnacle MBA (2020-21) Fee* in INR

Fee Particulars Annual Fee in INR
Tuition Fee 4,20,000
Other Academic Fee 38,000
Total Fee 4,58,000
Pinnacle Scholarship 1,50,000
Net Fee 3,08,000

To be paid in two equal installments on a half-yearly basis.

  • One-time caution money of Rs 10,000 payable along with first year’s fees.
  • *The above fee will be subject to an increase of up to 8% in every consecutive year.

Fees for accommodation, food and other facilities

Type of Accommodation Annual Fee in INR
AC Room
Hostel Fee 65,000
Utility Charge 20,000
Mess Advance (On Actuals) 52,000
Total 1,37,000


Type of Accommodation Annual Fee in INR
Non AC Room
Hostel Fee 58,500
Utility Charge 2,500
Mess Advance (On Actuals) 52,000
Total 1,13,000

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

  • Hostel charges are on annual basis.
  • Hostel charges are for one academic year and the students are not allowed to leave the hostel during the semester.
  • Hostel fee, as above, is applicable to all boarding students.
  • Hostel rooms are on twin sharing basis. Hostel charges are subject to yearly revision.

Note: Hostel security deposit of Rs 5,000 payable along with first year’s fees.
Refund policy: Fee deposited for the registration is refundable till the beginning of the academic session. 10% processing fees will be deducted while processing the refund. Once the academic session begins, refund will be processed as per the UGC guidelines.


  • Pinnacle scholarship of Rs 3,00,000 to all the students admitting in the Pinnacle MBA programme of Institute of Management.
  • Additional scholarships based on the performance in the qualifying exam for the students admitting in the Pinnacle MBA programme of Institute of Management.
  • Guaranteed Rs. 3 Lakhs scholarships for all admitted students
  • Additional financial aid upto Rs. 1.7 Lakhs available
Qualifying Exam Scholarship in INR
1,00,000 75,000 50,000
CAT 2019/ XAT 2020 Percentiles above 90 Between 85 and 90 Above 80 and below 85
GMAT score Above 700 Between 650 and 700 Above 600 and below 650
NMAT 2019 Percentiles above 95 Between 90 and 95 Above 85 and below 90
MAT(Sept’19, Dec’19,Feb’20,Jun’20) Percentiles above 99 Between 95 and 99 Above 90 and below 95
ATMA 2019 Percentiles above 99 Between 95 and 99 Above 90 and below 95
CMAT 2020 Score above 225 Between 200 and 225 Above 180 and below 200
JKLU MET Score above 90 Between 85 and 90 Above 80 and below 85


The university also offers opportunities for on-campus assistantships and part-time jobs to exceptional students.

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