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IILM Institute for Higher Education New Delhi & Gurugram

About the IILM

Take a rickshaw to a class in a top management institute and broaden your horizons with new colors, smells, cultures and religions? Then off to India for a semester at the private IILM university!


country India
city New Delhi & Gurugram
classroom language English
Places / year 2
courses aBWL
Semester times WS Aug - Dec
Semester times SS Jan - Apr
Application documents Application form, transcripts, letters of reference and much more. (see factsheet)
Language courses for exchange students Hindi
Cost of living approx. 58% lower than in Hamburg (https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/hamburg/delhi)
ERASMUS code -


Namaste in the home of chess, polo and yoga as well as the seventh wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal! Here, oriental patience meets a great talent for improvisation, and German punctuality should not be weighed on the gold scales in India. Almost 80% of the population are Hindus, there are strong hierarchies and the caste system is not a thing of the past. With over 1.2 billion inhabitants, the South Asian Republic has the largest population in the world after China. Over 100 languages ​​are spoken in the 29 states, 23 of which are declared official languages. The country is rich in traditions, colors, festivals, palaces, fortresses and sacred architecture, one inevitably thinks of cows on the streets, the incredibly confusing traffic, Bollywood, slums and temples. India is also scenically diverse: from the snow-covered Himalayas to dry deserts to tropical sandy beaches in the south.


The metropolis of Delhi in northern India is a union territory and national capital territory with almost 17 million inhabitants. The majority of the population speaks Hindi, although English is widely used as a lingua franca and education, as is the case across the country. There is great social inequality, around 20% live in slums. At 86%, the literacy rate is well above the overall Indian average of 73%. Delhi is very diverse: from the Red Fort and the Jami Masjid, the largest mosque in India, to the Humayun mausoleum from the 16th century and the Lotus Temple, to huge shopping centers and beautiful parks, there is a lot to discover. With the metro, in which there are separate women's compartments, you can get around the city cheaply and safely. With an annual average temperature of 25 ° C, you shouldn't plan too much for one day. New Delhi is one of nine districts of Delhi and at the same time is the capital of India, which only around 250,000 people live. The royal promenade of Rajpath runs from the residence of the Indian President, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, to the India Gate, a war memorial reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The Cannaught Place, the hub of New Delhi, is the huge financial, commercial and economic center of the city in which not only companies are based, but also a shopping center, restaurants, hotels, cinemas and an underground bazaar. Fun fact: Peter Plate from the band Rosenstolz was born in New Delhi. The satellite city of Gurugram has around 876,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in the state of Haryana, but belongs to the Delhi metropolitan area. It is 30 km from the city center of Delhi and is connected to New Delhi by the metro. In the last 25 years the city has gone through a strong development and has gained more and more importance. It is known as the "City of Lights" and is the financial and industrial center of Haryana. Many wealthy Indians live here, which has led to the construction of over 20 American-style malls, as well as several private schools. Gurugram is growing into the education and comfort capital of India.


The IILM is a private university and one of the leading business schools with three campuses in the Delhi metropolitan area. It was founded in 1993 and offers management courses at bachelor's and master's level. The IILM is the only business school in India affiliated with the UN initiative “Principles for Responsible Management Education” (UN PRME), which aims to establish responsible management education at universities. It is also accredited by the South Asia Quality Improvement System. The curriculum is inspired by top universities such as Wharton and Harvard Business School or the Yale School of Management. Exchange students report on the helpfulness and sincere interest of their fellow students as well as the good support from the university, which includes a pick-up service from the airport to the apartment. In addition to teaching, many of the lecturers also work in business and thus give students practical insights into the Indian market. Participants in the 12-week exchange program can also take a Hindi language course and take advantage of company tours, sightseeing tours, seminars on Indian culture, tradition and cuisine. HSBA students can choose between the Lodhi Road campus in New Delhi and Gurugram. Both offer a B.Sc. in Business & Management in collaboration with the University of Bradford, on the Lodhi Road Campus there is also a BBA program in International Management and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Swiss Business School.


There is a video-monitored dormitory on Campus Gurugram, in which a 3-bed room costs EUR 275 per person per month including food and internet. There are no single rooms, but there is one building for men and one for women. The rooms are furnished, have a bathroom, air conditioning and, for the men, have balconies with a great view of the city. There are kitchens, washing machines, drinking water and lounges (more at http://media.wix.com/ugd/505b83_637516b03aaa4930a0795ca0c6e923ee.pdf). If you want to live outside of the city or go to the New Delhi campus, you should seek support from the IILM. You can trust the brokers mediated in this way, but you should still bargain with the commission. Make sure that there is air conditioning, as fans are not enough in the hot temperatures. In India it is not common to live alone, so it is best to join forces with other exchange students!