Top 10 MBA Colleges in India

IIM Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad or IIMA) is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Established in 1961, the institute offers Masters Degree programmes. IIM Ahmedabad is the top ranked management institute of India. The Government of India MHRD NIRF Ranking 2018 has placed IIM Ahmedabad at number 1 position.
In 2008, IIMA became the first business school in the country to be awarded EQUIS accreditation.
Case Studies of IIM Ahmedabad are quoted and discussed in the class rooms of top MBA college across the world
IIM Ahmedabad has unique admission process that allows admission to students from diverse academic back ground at a lower CAT percentile. Many non-engineers and students from Arts, Commerce and other diverse academic back ground have found admission in IIM Ahmedabad even after scoring lower than 85-90 percentile in CAT exam.



Chairman– Kumar Mangalam Birla

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Admission Process

The selection of candidates for admission of the PGP-FABM at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.
candidates will be short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) from among candidates who have applied for the programme and have a valid CAT/GMAT score and satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.
For shortlisting the candidates for PGP-FABM admissions, 70% weightage will be given to the scores of CAT and 30% weightage to the Application Rating Score. Since the programme is sector-specific and prefers candidates with relevant educational background, the candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines will be preferred while short-listing for group discussion and personal interview. Shortlisting of candidates with bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline (candidates eligible under section 1.2 of eligibility criteria) will be provisional, subject to their submission of the specified form describing their nature of interest in the programme. This form will be available for submission from the link showing CAT results for the programme. The form will have to be submitted online by the deadline specified on the link showing CAT results for the programme (the deadline would typically be within 7 days of declaration of the shortlisting results by IIMA), failing which, the candidature of the shortlisted candidate will be cancelled and the candidate will not be considered further for admission to the programme.


Programmes Offered

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

IIM Calcutta: Indian Institute of Management

– IIM Calcutta is triple crowned. It has earned 3 International Accreditations AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and is the only B-school with these three Accreditations
– Ranked 3 in NIRF 2018 Rankings of MHRD, Govt of India among top 100 B-schools
– Ranked 2 in MBA Rankings 2018
– IIM Calcutta has 85 partner institutes across the world
– IIM Calcutta is the pioneer in starting the international student exchange programme in 1999


Chairman-V.K. UNNI

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Admission Process

– CAT is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to IIM Calcutta
– Minimum CAT score cut off is 90 percentile while actual cut off may go as high as 98 percentile in shortlisting for final selection round
– After shortlisting candidates have to appear in WAT and PI round
– Final admission offer is made on the basis of performance in CAT exam, WAT & PI, Academics, Work-experience and other parameters

Programmes Offered

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPEX)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • PGPEX-VLM (Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
  • CEMS MIM: Master’s in International Management Post

IIM Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management

– IIM Bangalore is Accredited by EQUIS, a reputed International Accreditation Body
– The B-school is Ranked # 2 among top 100 B-schools in India in MHRD NIRF 2018 Rankings
– IIM Bangalore offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through edX
– IIMB now awards MBA degree instead of post graduate diploma


Chairman- Dr Devi Prasad Shetty


– Admission to PGP is based on CAT/GMAT score
– Actual Cut offs go beyond 97 CAT percentile in Shortlisting
– Shortlisted candidates have to go through the WAT and PI process
– Higher weightage is awarded to Academics, Work Ex & Achievements

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Programmes Offered

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) / Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Post- Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)
  • Post- Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

 SPJIMR Mumbai: SP Jain Institute of Management & Research

PGDM at SPJIMR is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA. The PGPM and FPM at SPJIMR are also approved by AICTE AMBA, the UK-based global accreditation agency has accorded accreditation to PGDM; 15 months PGPM; 18-month PGEMP and 18-months PGPFMB.
SPJIMR is a highly ranked B-school. It is ranked 4th by Business Today, 6th by Outlook, Asia Inc and ranking 2016-17, 19th by MHRD NIRF ranking 2018 in management category, 8th in Asia and 52 in the world by Youth Inc. QS Global MBA Rankings by Specialisation has ranked the SPJIMR specializations in Operations Management, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship in top 50. Consistently 100% placement record with rising salary. The average salary in Placement 2018 increased to Rs.22.4 lakhs from Rs.20.9 lakhs. Large and highly placed alumni base spread over the world.


Chairman- Deepak Parekh


Following steps are included in the SPJIMR Mumbai Admission process:

Step 1: Choose Specialization at Application Stage
Carefully register and apply for admission to SPJIMR. While applying, the applicant is required to select two preferences from four specializations offered – Finance, Information Management, Marketing Management and Operations & Supply Chain.

Step 2: Appear in Entrance Exam
The candidate must have appeared or have registered to appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 or GMAT (Exam taken from Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2018)

Step 3: Shortlist
The first phase includes the candidates, short-listed for Interview round from among the candidates who have excellent profile for early interviews and the second phase includes the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their profile-cum-entrance exam score after declaration of entrance exam result for phase-2 interviews. These candidates must have applied to the programme and must satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme

Step 4: Interview Round
After the Shortlisting process, group interviews will be held in different cities to select the suitable students for the programme. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes profile, performance in entrance exam, performance in Interview round, work experience among others

Step 5: Final Admission Offer
Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April/First week of May 2019 on the basis of Final Merit Score

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Programmes Offered

Full-Time Residential programmes Programmes

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – Two Year Full time MBA
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management(PGPM) – One Year Full time MBA
  • Global Management Programme (GMP) – 6 months GMP + 6 – 18 months MBA/MS from partner school in Europe or U.S.
  • Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW) – a full time management programme for women aspiring to return to the workforce.
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – a full-time doctoral programme.

Family Managed Business programmes Programmes

  • Post Graduate Programme in Family Managed Business (PGPFMB) – 18 month modular FMB programme
  • Owner Management Programme (OMP) – 12 month programme
  • Women Management Programme (WMP) – 12 month programme


Executive Management programmes Programmes

  • Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP) – 21 month modular Executive MBA (Mumbai Campus)
  • Post Graduate Programme in General Management (PGP-GM) – 24 month Alternate Weekend Executive MBA Programme for Working Executive – Delhi Campus

IIM Lucknow: Indian Institute of Management

-IIM Lucknow is accredited by AMBA-International Accreditation Agency

-First IIM to open its satellite campus at NOIDA in Delhi NCR in 2005


Chairman- Natarajan Chandrasekaran

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Programmes Offered

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management (PGP- ABM)
Post- Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGP- SM)
Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (WPM)
Management for Executives (IPMX)

XLRI Jamshedpur: Xavier School of Management

One of the top MBA Colleges in India, Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute. One of the oldest management institutes in India, XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur. Over the last six decades, XLRI business college Jamshedpur has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. XLRI alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations.

Highlights of XLRI are:
• XLRI Jamshedpur is AACSB and AMBA Accreditated B-school. XLRI has also earned the Accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
• XLRI is a highly ranked B-school. It has earned All India rank 10 in NIRF Ranking 2018; ranked 4 in Business Today, India’s Best B Schools 2018
• 100% placement record. Average salary in Placement 2018 shot up to Rs. 20.10 lakhs
• XLRI has strong highly placed alumni base spread across the globe in top companies.


Chairman- T. V. Narendran

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Programmes Offered

  • PGDM (GM)
  • PGDM(BM), part-time (JSR)
  • PGDM (BM)

ISB Hyderabad: Indian School of Business

Evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia, ISB Hyderabad is the top MBA college in India for one year MBA programme. ISB is committed to creating leaders with global perspective through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision, the ISB is a not-for-profit organisation.


Chairman- Harish Manwani

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FMS New Delhi Faculty of Management Studies

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS, Delhi) or the “Red Building of Dreams” is one of the oldest B-Schools in the country, established in 1954 under the aegis of the University of Delhi and is a part of this Central University. It is one of the premier MBA colleges in India and is in the league of top three IIMs. Quality education, with minimal fee structure and excellent placement opportunities make FMS, New Delhi as one of the highest RoI B-schools of India.

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 IIFT New Delhi: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is the top MBA college in India offering MBA in International Business. Established in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation and as a Centre of Excellence in International Trade and Business, IIFT is the dream destination for MBA aspirants who wish to pursue MBA (IB). Starting as a think tank for the Government, IIFT moved on by the 1990s to become a business school. In a few years, IIFT established itself as one of the top business schools of India with a special focus on Trade and Finance. The alumni of IIFT are front ranking executives and business leaders. In 2002, IIFT was also conferred the status of a Deemed University and, in its assessment by NAAC in 2015, it was accredited with an A Grade. As a university, the institute has also signed MOUs with leading institutions of the world for mutual exchange of students and teachers in the area of International Trade and Business. At present IIFT is lead by Prof Manoj Pant as its Director.

MBA (IB) at IIFT is considered as the best full time MBA programme to gain expertise in foreign trade management. For the decades, IIFT has maintained its record of 100% placement with high average salary. Apart from the high domestic placements, IIFT students are getting more and more international placement offers year after year. IIFT has 3 campuses in India at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). IIFT also has a campus at Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

Following MBA programmes are offered by IIFT:

1. MBA in International Business (MBA-IB)

Two-year MBA (International Business) – Full Time
Three-year MBA (International Business) – Weekend

2. Executive Programmes

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB)
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Marketing (EPGDIM)
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Financial Strategies (EPGDIFS)

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IMT Ghaziabad: Institute of Management Technology

Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG) is India’s top MBA college with AACSB Accreditation. The B-schools has a distinct focus on grooming leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, offering highly sought after postgraduate programmes over the past more than three–and–a–half decades, IMTG currently offers four AICTE approved programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Full Time, PGDM Executive, PGDM Part Time, and PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP). While the first three programmes are offered at the IMTG campus in Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR, India, the PGDM DCP is offered in collaboration with the IMT Dubai campus. IMT Ghaziabad has also launched a two year PGDM program in Banking, Insurance and Financial Services from the academic year 2019*.

IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes of the country. Today, it is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best known organisations in India and around the world, in key business functions of Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Consulting, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance among others.


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