• Top 10 MBA Schools in India

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    Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 04:52
Top 10 MBA Schools in India

Top 10 MBA Schools in India

The Master of Business Administration is a much sought after degree in India and worldwide. The core course in an MBA curriculum covers various aspects of business such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource and Operations. These streams are designed in a most relevant manner with management analysis, strategy, administration and management.

MBA in India is among the most renowned and pursued advanced courses. Almost every graduate today desires to earn an MBA  because it means a highly stimulating & remunerative career for students. Business schools offer full-time, part-time, executive and distance learning programs to students with specialized combination of subjects.

India has a good number of top MBA schools recognized internationally which you can find in the Acadym Classifieds. In this article, we have listed the top 10 MBA schools in India.

1. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM- A): It is the among the most reputed B schools in India. Located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, this institute provides the PGP course.

Admission process: An aspirant has to apply and clear the aptitude tests of CAT/GMAT. The institute will also check the academic background of the applicant. You have to also clear their group discussions, essays & personal interview.

Course offered: Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management, Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives, Fellow Programme in Management, Faculty Development Programme and Management development programme.

2. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM - B): IIM B  is an acknowledged hub of academic activity in India and globally, recognized as a leading international post-graduate centre for management studies.

Courses Offered: Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) and Weekend Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

Admission: To get into IIM B one has to clear CAT/GMAT. The qualifying score for GMAT is around 710.

3. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM – C): IIM C has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education.  Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.

Course Offered by IIM:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)
  • Doctoral Programme in Management
  • Executive Education Programme
  • Master’s in International Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in business Analytics (PGDBA)

Admission Process: Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT performance as well as their education background. The CAT percentile should be more than 90. This is followed by personal interview and group discussions.

4. Faculty of Management Studies Delhi: The Faculty of Management Studies focuses on management education more than just business management. The commitment is thought leadership with a deep understanding of business.

Courses Offered: MBA Fulltime, Executive- MBA, Management Programme, Doctoral Programme

Admission: Student should have more than 95 percentile in CAT.

5. Xavier School of Management (XLRI): It is the most legendary private college in India imparting education in labour relations and management.

Academic Programs: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), PGDM (HRM). M.S. Programme (MPOD) Master of Science Program in Positive Organization Development and Change, Fellow Programme & Research.

Admission: Student should score around 98 percentile in XAT and or more than 630 in GMAT.

6. Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM- I): IIM Indore is the sixth in the family of state-supported management schools.  IIM Indore has the latest in teaching aids, rich learning resources, a strong IT backbone, state-of-the-art sports complex and hostels as well as contemporary infrastructure.

Course Offered

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
  • Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
  • Faculty Development Programme
  • Broadband Based Executive Education Programme (BBEEP)

7. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS): A leading business school in India, this institute has a collaboration with Harvard School of Business. NMIMS has grown into a flourishing University, offering courses / programs across various disciplines, such as Management, Technology.

Courses Offered: Fulltime MBA, PART time MBA, Doctoral Programs, Executive MBA and Specialized Programs.

Admission: Student should have cleared the NMAT with a minimum score of 210.

8. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute if Management Studies: In the process of scaling new heights in management education, Jamnalal Bajaj institute has been ranked in Asia’s Top 25 business schools by Asia Inc. Besides the regular curriculum, the students are also involved in co-curricular activities like inter business school competitions, research projects conducted by the institute and are constantly interacting with the industry, thus strengthening their practical orientation and developing themselves into future business managers.

Courses Offered: MMS Programme, Masters in Marketing Management, MHRDM (Master in Human Resource Development & Management), Doctoral Programmes, MSc Finance.

Admission: Applicant has to qualify in CAT/ MH-CET/GMAT

9. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management: Symbiosis is a well known premier institute for MBA in Pune.

Course offered: MBA in Marketing, HR, Operations, Finance, Information System, International Business, Retail Management and Entrepreneurship.

Admission: Applicant has to successfully clear the SNAP exam conducted by the institute.

10. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI): A great option for pursuing MBA from a self-constituted private business institute. This institute is collaborated with many international institutes and is also SAQS accredited, AMBA (London) accredited.

Courses Offered: Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PGPM.

Admission: Applicant has to clear CAT with more than 95 percentile and/or GMAT with a minimum score of 680.

Tips for short listing B Schools

Browse through the top B-schools

Study their website & understand the curriculum

Identify your strengths & weaknesses in academic, professional & personal dimensions. Prepare accordingly.

Once you clear the entrance test, be prepared for the group discussion and personal interview round.

Admission procedure

Admissions are solely based on the entrance exam conducted by the particular university or institution. Entrance exam is mandatory, after which candidates have to appear for group discussion. Later on, an individual interview is held, along with essay writing. Based on the performance, candidates are enrolled in the particular college. Some of the common national-level tests are:

  • CAT:For all IIMs and 100 more universities.
  • XAT:For XIM Bhubaneshwar, XLRI Jamshedpur, S.P.Jain
  • SNAP:Symbiosis University
  • MH-CET:for colleges in Maharashtra state
  • CMAT:All India Council of Technical Education

All The Best!



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  • 1/30/2017 8:20:36 AM
    Nice post with details. ITM Institute one of the institutes offering b schools in India. It offers pgdm programs with specialization. It has campuses at Navi Mumbai, Mumbai (Dombivli), Chennai, Bangalore and Warangal. The programs are two year full time.