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Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT in India
May 18 2024

India is a hub of some of the best Business Schools. Top MBA colleges here offer the add-on advantage of higher exposure to a variety of industries ranging from pharma, FMCG, IT, etc. The diverse industrial presence of various Indian and Global companies makes India a sought-after place to get enroll in MBA colleges based there. With the MBA admissions season going on for the year 2022-2024, CATKing brings you the list of top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT in India

Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Ahemdabad

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a government institute located in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad. The institute was established in the year 1961 set up by the Government of India with the collaboration of the Government of Gujarat and Indian industry as an independent institute. The Institute gives guidance, coaching, consulting, and research in management. In 2018, the IIM Ahmedabad is the No. 1 management institute by the NIRF, Management ranking. IIM Ahmedabad is consistently rated as the Top B-School in India by reputed national agencies like Outlook, Business Today, Business India, etc. IIMA aims to educate leaders of the future where they contribute their effort to make a difference in the organizations and to the world around them.

The Campus of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is surrounded by lush green oases. The campus of IIMA is spread over 100 acres of land in which institute provides modern teaching with the latest technologies. The classroom of IIMA is facilitated with modern teaching mounted with LCDs projectors to make the learning the easy & effective. The institute has five seminar halls & Dormitories with a total capacity of around 750 students.

Courses offered:

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives PGPX
  • Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business ManagementPGP-FABM
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

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Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Bangalore

In Bangalore, India, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore or IIMB) is a public business school and an Institute of National Importance. According to the QS World University Rankings and the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, IIMB is a globally ranked institution. Postgraduate, doctoral, executive education, and certificate programs are available at the institute. The MBA program is the institute’s flagship program, and it is available in three formats: one-year full-time, two-year full-time, and executive (weekend). Candidates accepted through the Common Admission Test are eligible for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a two-year full-time residential MBA program (CAT). For applicants enrolled through the Graduate Management Admission Test, IIM Bangalore offers the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), a one-year full-time MBA program (GMAT).

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Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Calcutta

In Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is a public business school. It was the first Indian Institute of Management to be created, and the government of India designated it as an Institute of National Importance in 2017. IIM Calcutta is placed 17 in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management Ranking 2019 and 42 in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2020. It was ranked 101-110 in the world and 13 in Asia in the QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2020.

The Institute of Management Calcutta provides five main full-time academic programs:

  • The two-year full-time MBA program with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).
  • PGDBA (Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics) — A two-year full-time business analytics program.
  • MBA for Executives (MBAEx) (Formerly Post Graduate Programme for Executives or PGPEX) – One-year full-time MBA program for executives.
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) – One-year, full-time Executive MBA programme

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Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Lucknow

IIM Lucknow (also known as IIM-L) is a public business school in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Government of India founded it as the fourth Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in 1984. Post-graduate diplomas, fellowships, and executive management programmes are available at IIM Lucknow. India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development has designated it as a “Institution of Excellence.” IIM Lucknow also serves as a mentor institution for IIM Jammu, IIM Rohtak, and IIM Kashipur, all of which were recently created. Until 2018, it also acted as a mentor institute for IIM Sirmaur. In 2020, it was ranked 4th among management colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

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Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Indore

The Indian Institute of Management Indore (also known as IIM-I) is an independent public business school in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. IIM Indore, which opened in 1996, is the sixth addition to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) family of management schools and, like the other IIMs, was designated as an institute of national importance in 2017. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) placed IIMI sixth among Indian management schools in 2020. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM), Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), and Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management are some of the courses provided by the institute (EPGP)

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Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is a self-governing public business school in Calicut (Kozhikode), Kerala. This institute, which was established in 1996 by the Government of India in partnership with the State Government of Kerala, is one of the best MBA colleges in South India. It is one of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). It was the fifth IIM to open its doors. The two-year MBA programme is the industry’s premier education programme, designed to educate young graduates for senior-level roles. Through self-study, group work, open-ended debates, and real-life projects, the institute emphasises a rigorous grading system and a “learning to learn” approach.

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FMS Delhi

University of Delhi’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS Delhi or The Red Building of Dreams) is a prestigious business school in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1954 under the auspices of the University of Delhi and is widely regarded as one of India’s premier business schools. Dean A. Dasgupta of the Delhi College of Engineering founded the institute on the campus of the Delhi School of Economics (DCE). A full-time MBA, an executive MBA, an executive MBA in health care administration, and PhD programmes are also available at FMS. FMS also holds Management Development Programs on a regular basis in addition to all of these programmes. FMS Delhi was placed 12th in Outlook India’s 2020 “Top Public MBA Institutions” and 8th in Business Today’s “India’s Best B-Schools 2019.” CEO world magazine has FMS placed 28th in the globe.

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Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur

Established in 2011, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur is situated at Balicha, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan. Being an autonomous management institute in the city of Udaipur, IIM is one of the well-known institutes for providing quality management institute. The institute is accredited from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is rated 3rd among Indian business schools based on research published in leading global journals. Also, IIM Udaipur has secured 13th rank in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) among top management colleges of India and 1st among the new all Indian Institute of Management.

The campus of Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur covers almost 300 acres of land in the city of Jaipur. IIM Udaipur constitutes of many world class facilities which facilitate the students to learn better . Classrooms and Academic block of the college are equipped with projectors where live lectures of experts and faculties of some other reputed institutes take place. The sports facility of IIM Udaipur has many sports like football, cricket, volleyball, table tennis and basketball. Residential Facility is available at the campus which provides a housing place for the students who got admitted in the college which can be opted by the faculties also. Students can find books of different authors at the college library.

Courses offered:

  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX)
  • Fellow Program in Management MDP for Women
  • Entrepreneurs Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX)

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S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research (popularly known as SPJIMR, Mumbai) is the most prestigious management school, situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is an autonomous institute with entrepreneur agility and a part of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

SPJIMR, Mumbai consistently ranked amongst the Top-10 management institutes in the country. Founded in 1981 by the then British PM, Margaret Thatcher, SPJIMR mission is to Influence Practice and Promote Value-based Growth.

SPJIMR offers PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) course in a full-time residential mode in various specializations including Finance, Information Management, Marketing Management and Operations & Supply Chain Management. The institute also offers Post Graduate Program in Management, Global Management Program (GMP), Post Graduate Management Program for Women (PGMPW), Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and some Executive Certificate courses in various specializations.

Courses offered:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM),
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), Global Management Programme (GPM),
  • Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW),
  • Post Graduate Programme in Family Business Management(PGPFMB)
  • Owner Management Programme (OMP),
  • Post Graduate Programme in General Management( PGPGM)

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 XLRI – Xavier School of Management

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) is a private business school in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India, run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It is India’s oldest business school, having been created in 1949 in the steel city of Jamshedpur. In 2020, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) placed XLRI tenth among India’s management schools. Business Today’s “India’s finest B-schools 2019” ranked it third in India, while Outlook India’s “Top Private MBA Institutes” of 2020 put it first. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) are two-year MBA programmes offered by XLRI (PGDHRM). A 15-month General Management Program (GMP) and a doctoral-level fellowship programme are also available (FPM). XLRI also offers a variety of short-term management development programmes as well as a variety of virtual programmes.

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Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), IIT Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Bombay is one of the first and oldest IITs in India which was set up in 1958. The IITs in India are synonymous with the innovative and quality technical education which is not an exception of IIT Bombay as well. The institute authorities felt the need of quality education in management for the commercialising and global expansion of technological innovation. This was only possible if the students are trained with proper business management training. With this aim, in 1995, the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management started its journey as a part of IIT Bombay.

SJMSOM offers various courses such as MBA, Executive MBA, Fellowship Programmes and more to build the business leaders of tomorrow. This b-school under the professionalism of IIT Bombay has now emerged as one of the top B-Schools in India. The alumni of the school have marked their prominent presence on the global scale. Some students are well settled in the western countries and some are handling some top positions of some top Indian companies.

Courses offered:

  • Masters of Management Programme
  • EMBA Programme,
  • Doctoral Programme

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Goa Institute of Management

Goa Institute of Management (GIM, GIM-Goa) is an autonomous leading B-School, located in Goa, India. GIM, Goa offers two years full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in Healthcare Management and Big Data Analytics. It also offers part-time PGDM course for working executives.

Goa Institute of Management is an autonomous institute and GIMS is accredited by  All India Council of Technical Education of the Government of India (AICTE) for offering PGDM courses.

GIMS has collaborations with many institutes like Antwerp, Universidade Católica Portuguesa ( MBA Catolica ), Warsaw University of Technology Business School (WUTBS, Warsaw) and  The University of Kansas, USA.

Goa Institute of Management has world-class infrastructure equipped with the computer lab, library, hostel, sports etc.

Courses Offered:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM),
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (PGDM-HCM)

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National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) is a top B-School formerly known as National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering. The institute was established over 50 years ago by the government of India. NITIE Mumbai is an autonomous body under the ministry of HRD. It is a reputed postgraduate institute located in Powai near Vihar Lake, Mumbai.

NITIE is AICTE approved and the courses of the college are NBA accredited. The college is recognized by the ministry of HRD as the center of excellence in the country along with the 6 IIMs, 7 IITs, and IISc.  The institute has been ranked 12th among all the Management Institutes and ranked 36th among all the Engineering Institutes in the country as per the NIRF Ranking. Moreover, the institute was ranked 8th in Career 360 B-school rankings in 2018.

NITIE PG courses are in the field of Management and Industrial Engineering, as well as in the field of Fellowship programs. The PG programs are offered in many specializations such as Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environmental Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Material Management and Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management. Other courses are Fellowship program in Management and Postgraduate Program for executives for visionary leadership for manufacturing (PGPEX-VLFM)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management (PGDIM),
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management (PGDMM)

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K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research was established in the year 1981 is located in the heart of Mumbai. The institute was started with a vision to build a world-class research and teaching institute that’s global in the reach of ideas. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and approved by AICTE. Moreover, SIMSR is certified as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29990:2010 by Bureau Veritas Quality International. Among the many surveys that are conducted by different brands, SIMSR has been awarded as ‘Super League 2’ by ‘Business Standard’ in the 2017-2018 year and also bagged the position 54th by NIRF 2019. According to a survey of Outlook, the institute has been ranked 30th in the country and also bagged the 28th spot by ‘The Week’ magazine among the top management colleges in India.

Courses Offered:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Executive
  • Part-Time Masters
  • Doctoral Programme in Management

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IMT Ghaziabad, (IMT G)

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), set up in 1980, is a pioneer in offering top class management education in the private sector in India. Its management programs are grounded on the belief that managerial competencies must be married to technology to ensure most impactful management practices. The programs are profiled appropriately with the evolving skill needs of the business world, contemporary, also for future, in order to remain relevant to the ever changing world. Having smart campuses with ultra-modern academic facilities, deep corporate engagement, intensive international connect, faculty with very rich experience in industry and academics, vibrant campus life ensuring a holistic approach in grooming the students for the challenging career, enabling academic environment make IMT an irresistible destination for budding business leaders.

IMT Ghaziabad faculty have diverse research interests and are publishing at the highest levels, shaping management thought and practice. IMT alumni serve with distinction in senior business positions across the world. The talented and hardworking students are trained to contribute to the organizations they work for. In addition to the Post Graduate Management programs, IMT serves the corporate world through its Executive Learning and Development programs, consultancy and research.

The institute has set a record of placing 517 students in just 17 Days for PGDM batch 2020-2022, with an average salary of Rs 15.25 lakh per annum and participation from 136 companies.

The average salary for the top 25% of the batch stands at Rs 20.64 lakh per annum. The highest package received this year is Rs 29.5 lakh per annum. More than 50 students have received offers above Rs 20.0 lakh per annum. The institute has set record of 100 % placement for this batch. 

IMT Common Admissions Process:

IMT has revamped its application and admission process for the 2-year full time PGDM programs for its three campuses, i.e. IMT Ghaziabad, IMT Nagpur & IMT Hyderabad under the common admissions process for 2022 and undergone several key changes. 

For Admissions 2022, IMT will be consider aspirants under two categories. The first category is profile based and second one is test score based. The profile based selection will involve relaxation of test score cut offs, subject to them meeting basic eligibility criteria, excellent academic track records and performance in personal interview process. The test score based selection will be done via the CAT , XAT, GMAT and CMAT * results with and will have higher test cut offs for shortlisting.  

IMT has announced Profile Based shortlisting along with relaxation on cut off. For such candidates, the likely cut off for CAT /XAT score will be 85 percentiles for IMT Ghaziabad (a five percentile waiver) and 70 percentile for IMT Nagpur and IMT Hyderabad campuses (a five percentile waiver). The absolute GMAT score accepted will be 630 for IMT Ghaziabad and 500 for IMT Nagpur & IMT Hyderabad campuses.

Criteria for Exceptional Profile-based candidates

The candidate should have at least one of the following capabilities/competencies: 

  1. The applicant should be from A ranked premium undergraduate college/university/institute. The undergrad list of colleges is as per IMT’s internal ranking list as per its discretion and is based on leading and latest rankings by both Govt. of India (NIRF) and reputable private rankings. 
  2.  The applicant must be undergraduate of a reputable undergraduate foreign university* as this would bring geographic diversity. 

 *the ranking is as per IMT’s internal assessment and discretion. Rankings are based on the latest QS Rankings and World university rankings.

  1. For candidates who have represented National level teams’ in sports recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports GOI. (https://yas.nic.in/sports/list-of-recognised-national-sports-federations-for-the-year-2020-2021?page=1

Candidate with other exceptional skills or talent

  1. National bravery award or any other national award given by the Government
  2. Awards like:
  3. Scale-Up Award.
  4. The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Award
  5. National MSME award
  6. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  7. Growing Business Award
  8. IoD Director of the Year
  9. Any other national/international award or merit which can be duly proved with valid documentation

The IMT Common Admissions Process for 2022 can be hybrid or completely online dependent on the Covid guidelines state wise in January 2022. IMT will follow the latest Govt. and MOH guidelines and update aspirants about exact mode of process in the month of January 2022.

This year a candidate who has a strong profile but has not done very well in the entrance exam also gets a chance to appear for the interview process if he/she is shortlisted on profile-based selection.  The final selection depends on the candidate’s composite merit score.

The parameters for the IMT Admission process 2022 will be as follows :

  1. Critical Thinking Test
  2. Consistent Academic Scores
  3. Test scores (CAT 2021 OR XAT 2022 OR GMAT), CMAT only in case of IMT N or IMT H
  4. Duration and Quality of Work Experience ( if Any )
  5. Academic Diversity
  6. Performance in the Admissions process consisting of Critical Thinking and Personal Interview

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Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research is one leading B-School in India. The institute was established in the year 1977 and is also part of S.P.Mandali, Pune. The Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research is one of the best private institute located in Mumbai now known as WeSchool. WeSchool is a prominent institute governed by S.P.Mandali, Pune with the accreditation of AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), GOI (Government of India). Over the years WeSchool has been awarded many awards.  In 2018 the institute has been awarded as the Best Management Institute (Pvt. Tier 1) at 39th BMA Corporate Leadership Awards 2018 for Academic Excellence, champion of rural markets 2018 by economic times etc.

The campus of WeSchool is fully wi-fi enabled for the student, faculty & other staff members. Classrooms and Seminar Hall of the institute are well furnished with modern infrastructure & facilities. The Library of WeSchool has a vast collection of books, reports, journals, and periodicals. The library of WeSchool consists of all prescribed Textbooks & Reference books. The campus also has a well-established Cafeteria located within the campus by providing a wide range of foods.

Courses Offered:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • PGDM Retail Management, Business Design,
  • PGDM Media & Entertainment
  • PGDM Rural Management

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BITSoM

BITSoM is a new-age business school offering industry-immersive business education for tomorrow’s leaders in the heart of the business capital of India, Mumbai. BITSoM is a first-of-its-kind institute nurtured by BITS Pilani, an Institution of Eminence. It offers a two-year residential MBA degree in which distinguished leaders from different walks of life have designed immersive and future-ready programs for the changemakers of tomorrow. It has also signed Memorandums of Understandings(MoUs) with top of the funnel such Global B-Schools as London Business School.

BITSoM accepts CAT, GMAT, or GRE scores for its MBA program.

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N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research was established in 1995 by our Founder Chairman Late Shri Niranjanlal Dalmia with an aim to provide holistic education to every meritorious student. Today, NLDIMSR ranks among the Top 10 Private B-Schools in Western India and is regarded as the most preferred destination to study management in Mumbai. The Institute has been a recipient of many prestigious awards such as the Pride of Maharashtra’s exemplary achievements & unique contributions in the field of education, CSR activities, and generating new entrepreneurs and start-ups at the Maharashtra Industry and SME summit. The institute has also recently been awarded Best Private Institute in Maharashtra for Placements 2020 by the Centre for Education Growth & Research. NLDIMSR boasts of a state-of-the-art infrastructure that provides a propitious environment to learn, and succeed. The Institute is also Mumbai’s first to have a 12-Terminal Bloomberg Lab.

The Institute currently offers 4 programs:
1. 2 years Full-Time PGDM program approved by AICTE
2. Global MBA program in association with University of Wisconsin – Parkside
3. Post Graduate Certificate Program in Big Data in association with SAS
4. Ph.D. program in association with University of Mumbai
An important KPI for every B-school is its annual placement report. And NLDIMSR’s alumni presence in some of the top leadership positions in the industry is a testament to their excellent placement record. Every year, top MNCs and top-tier companies such as Hindustan Unilever, Zee Entertainment, Tata Croma, Bennett and Coleman, Kantar, Godrej & Boyce Limited, CitiCorp., CRISIL, CBRE, Factset, Linedata, Aditya Birla Finance, Darashaw & Co. Pvt. Ltd., BK Securities, etc. visit the campus for placements.
Average Placement Package: 9.00 LPA

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TAPMI

T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) is a self-governing private business school in India. It was founded in 1980 and is located in the Karnataka university town of Manipal. It is India’s fifth management institute to be accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Some Highlights from the Institute 

The T. A. Pai Management Institute has a 37-year legacy rooted in a value system that inculcates ethical behavior, respect for diversity, and a desire to excel in all aspects of life. The institution is proud of its unbroken 35-year placement record and 5000+ alumni, one-fifth of whom are currently leading at the CXO level. 

TAPMI is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). It is consistently ranked in the top 1% of B-Schools in India. 

TAPMI has become a constituting institution of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education as of August 1, 2021. (MAHE). As a result, TAPMI will no longer offer PGDM programmes and will instead offer MBA degree programmes, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals.

MBA Programs Offered

TAPMI provides four full-time MBA programmes lasting 2 years:

MBA
MBA(HRM)
MBA (BKFS)
MBA (Marketing)

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SOIL Institute of Management

SOIL was established in 2008 when top executives of several corporations and spiritual thinkers got together to address the most difficult challenge of changing the reality of our current times, for a better tomorrow. SOIL was co-created by 32 leading companies and supported by 32 NGOs with the aim to build Leaders with character, competence and enthusiasm. SOIL has graduated over 1400 alumni who are working across 300+ companies, startups, social sector across the globe.

Courses Offered:

  • Flagship 1 Year PGPM Program (For candidates with 2+ years of work experience)
  • 1 Year PGPM in Human Resources (Freshers & Work experienced are eligible)
  • 2 Year AICTE approved PGDM (For candidates with 0-5 years of work experience)

Profile Shortlisting

At Soil, we focus on a Profile-based admission process and not purely an exam score based one. The following parameters account during a SOIL shortlisting process.

  1. Past Academic Performance
    2. Work Experience
    3. Awards & Achievements
    4. Student Diversity
    5. Entrance Test Scores – CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT (Only for PGDM. SOIL inhouse STAT leadership exam is considered for PGPM)

Evaluation Method (GEPI Round):

PGPM students are required to appear for the STAT Leadership Test which is a 60 min non analytical test that gives insights into your personality and leadership skills. 

PGDM students are required to appear for DT workshop (45 min) where students will work on real live short problems using Stanford D school based Design Thinking tools & methods.

The key parameters that are evaluated during your GEPI round are
1. Motivation – Understanding of why SOIL
2. Attitude towards learning and goal setting
3. Communication Skills, teamwork & Energy
4. Leadership potential & Organisational skills

Application Deadlines for Admissions 2022

SOIL follows a rolling admission process. In each round of admissions, applications meeting eligibility criteria will be accepted & candidates will be intimated about the selection to the program.

Cycle 2 App. Deadline: PGPM & PGDM: 22 nd Jan, 2022

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MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad


Founded in 1991, MICA, formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, is located in the administrative headquarters of colorful state Gujarat. MICA is renowned for creating leaders in Strategic Marketing and Communication. MICA’s curriculum focuses on the human and experimental implications of knowledge and molds its student with great power in creativity and logic. It is the first-ever institute in India to have introduced a specialization course in Digital Communication Management.

MICA offers various post-graduate certificate programs in the area of strategic communication and marketing either as fully residential programs or as online programs. It also offers a fellow (doctoral level) program MICA has partnered with Emory University for data analytics, luxury marketing, and consumer insight, and with Michigan State University (MSU) and Northwestern University for marketing management and integrated marketing communications, MICA has two residential programs – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications) and Crafting Creative Communication. PGDM-C is the flagship program offered by MICA.

The basis for MICA selection completely depends on your MICAT, CAT, and GE/PI score, the weightage of which are MICAT (30%), CAT/XAT/GMAT (20%), Group Exercise (20%), and Personal Interview (30%).

However, during your interview, they ask questions from your SOP and other relevant profile-related questions basis on which they select you for the final merit list. There are no marks awarded to this externally but MICA looks out for a diverse set of students with different student profiles to make the batch an appropriate fit for all the activities that go on year-round.

Jagdish Sheth School of Management-JAGSoM (Formerly known as IFIM)

The Jagdish Sheth School of Management (Formerly IFIM Business School) is a business school in Electronic City, one of India’s largest industrial parks in Bangalore.

It is an AICTE approved institution with an ISO 9001:2008 certification. The school is accredited by NAAC ‘A’ grade, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System). JAGSoM’s programs have also been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, a department of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to offer its programs in distance mode. PGDM Finance is recognized by the CFA Institute under its University Recognition Programme. The institute offers PGDM, Executive, Ph.D. in the discipline of Finance, International Business and Management Development Program. JAGSoM has been ranked no. 26 in India amongst Best Business Schools by Business India magazine and has won Education World ‘Higher Education’ Awards.

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (Formerly IFIM Business School) has a dedicated placement cell that offers placement assistance to the students for enhancing the skills of the students in order to shape their careers. Some of the placement highlights of 2020 are listed below:

  • The college witnessed 100% placements and 150+ companies participated in the recent placement drive and IT, BFSI, Manufacturing were the highest recruiting sectors
  • JAGSoM placement cell is linked to top recruiters like Oracle, Infosys, ITC, Nestle, Deloitte, Cognizant, Wipro and Mindtree

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BML Munjal University (BMU)

BML Munjal University (BMU), is a private university established in 2014 and is located at Sidhrawali, Gurugram. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The University was founded by Hero Group and mentored by Imperial College London. The Imperial College London and BMU jointly offer student exchange programmes, summer study programs, research activities, digital learning platforms, executive learning programs, faculty training, and much more to provide students international exposure.

The University also offers a Global Leadership Program (GLP) for MBA students and International Immersion Programme for UG students under the Imperial College London. In 2020, the University was ranked 37 for MBA by the NIRF, in the same year, the University was also chosen by ET Edge, an initiative by Economic Times as one of the Best Education Brands.

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MICA – The School of Ideas

MICA was founded in 1991. Formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, MICA is in the administrative headquarters of Gujarat. The curriculum of MICA is primarily focused on the human and experimental implications of knowledge, which helps create future leaders in Strategic Marketing and Communication. The students at MICA have great power in creativity and logic. MICA is India’s first institute to introduce a specialization course in Digital Communication Management. It offers three other specializations, namely, Advertising and Brand Management (ABM), Marketing Analytics (MA), and Media and Entertainment Management (MEM).

There are various post-graduate certification programs in strategic marketing and communication available at MICA. MICA offers both residential and online courses. A fellow (doctoral level) program is also available. MICA has collaborations with Emory University for data analytics, luxury marketing, consumer insight, and Michigan State University and Northwestern University for marketing management and integrated marketing communications. MICA offers two residential programs: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications) and Crafting Creative Communication. The flagship program at MICA is the PGDM-C.

MICA selection is entirely based on the MICAT, CAT, and GE/PI scores of the candidates, with MICAT (30%), CAT/XAT/GMAT (20%), Group Exercise (20%), and Personal Interview (30%).

During the selection interviews, questions are asked from the candidate’s SOP and profile from which the final merit list is selected. MICA looks for diversity in their student batch, although no marks are allocated externally to make the batch an appropriate fit for all the year-round activities. 

SDA Bocconi Asia Center

SDA Bocconi Asia Center formerly MISB Bocconi’s International Master in Business is a Post-Graduate Program, a Full-Time program with two 11-month modules. Upon completion of the program, the graduates become a part of the global alumni network of SDA Bocconi. SDA Bocconi School of Management is currently ranked 3rd Business School in Europe by Financial Times and holds the Triple Crown Accreditation – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. IMB  placements range from International Brands like H&M, Ferraro and retail giants like Lifestyle, Bigbasket, Consulting giants like Deloitte, Ernst, and Young, innovative and fastest-growing brands like Nykaa, TataCliq, Michael Page. Getting such exposure will set your career on the right path and provide the requisite corporate exposure and packages. As per the latest placement statistic, the average package is INR 12.3L so far. The greatest strength of SDABAC is internationally renowned faculty members who come directly from the parent campus in Milan. They are esteemed professors who taught at Harvard and INSEAD, which is a huge multi-national corporation. They are experts on a global scale. The course curriculum is par excellence, and it is taught in a highly practical manner using case studies, class participation, discussions, and assignments inside and outside of the class.

The selection process is based on an overall analysis of various factors. On one hand, applicants must score well on formal admission requirements: bachelor degree and test scores(CAT/NMAT/GMAT/GRE/Bocconi Test) On the other hand, it evaluates soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person. Admission to the IMB depends on a rigorous selection process, meant not only to determine whether candidates are suitable for the program, but also whether the program will meet each candidate’s expectations and career goals. SDA Bocconi Asia Center formerly MISB Bocconi does not indicate any “cut off” restriction; a high test score is definitely helpful, but – for instance – an average score could be compensated by the candidate’s excellence in other areas. If you don’t have any of these scores, or if your scores are not satisfactory, you can opt to take the Bocconi Test.

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It is based on the overall profile analysis of the below-mentioned factors. Candidates with a consistent academic background and a demonstrated ability to cope with the rigor of the program have an advantage in the selection process. Soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person are critical for selection; it is meant not only to determine if the candidates are suitable for the program, but also whether the program will meet each candidate’s expectations and career goals. Applicants must also score well on admission test scores (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NMAT by GMAC, or Bocconi test). Management experience, leadership potential, social work, entrepreneurial experience, communication skills, creativity, art, sports, and involvement in the community that is considered in the candidate’s profile.

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Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, was established in 2004 by the Visionary Management Guru Padma Shri Dr. Bala V Balachandran – JL Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information & Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. Great Lakes was founded with the objective of creating management professionals equipped to navigate the business challenges of the future. The institute is one of the pioneers in introducing the one-year full-time MBA (PGPM) in India. Great Lakes has also been responsive to changing industry dynamics by being the first to introduce specializations such as Analytics, AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain in management programs. With a global faculty pool, innovative curriculum, application-oriented teaching-learning pedagogy, and strong engagement with corporate leaders, Great Lakes provides a holistic learning experience to its students right from day one.

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, was founded in 2010 as the 2nd campus to Great Lakes Chennai. The Gurgaon campus was strategically set up in the industrial hub of the country – Delhi NCR – to engage extensively with the established Fortune 500s and new-age businesses in the region.

Aspects evaluated together during the application phase:
1. Past Academic Performance
2. Professional Track Record (for candidates with work experience)
3. Application Essay – Statement of Purpose (PGPM Only)
4. Diversity
5. Entrance Test Scores – CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT (best score would be considered in case multiple scores are submitted)

Aspects evaluated through AWT:
1. Reasoning Skills
2. Clarity of Thought
3. Written Communication Skills

Aspects evaluated through PI:
1. General & Business/Industry Awareness
2. Attitude, Motivation & Thought Process
3. Initiatives taken during Past Academic days and at Workplace
4. Past achievements
5. Leadership potential

Great Lakes Admissions process in its entirety aims to select well-rounded, highly motivated, and consistently high-performing individuals for its programs solely on the basis of overall merit. The process has no provision for reservations of any kind and all applicants are evaluated on a fair basis. To encourage diversity in class, the Great Lakes Institute of Management also offers diversity and merit-based scholarships worth up to INR 2 Crores for the PGPM program.

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ISME – Bangalore

ISME established in 2006, is an institution approved by AICTE, a body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. We are accredited by the National Body of Accreditation (NBA), India, an autonomous body to assess and assure the quality and standards of professional education.

ISME is a leading business school offering excellent education through a student focussed culture of excellence, international outlook, entrepreneurial thinking and industry alignment. ISME is part of the NVT Group, an ISO accreditation body that has certified companies for over 25 years across 36 countries. ISME was founded in 2006 by alumni from CMU, Purdue and Wharton, USA.

At ISME, we focus on attaining global standards in management education providing quality inputs and academic excellence. The Institute has been consistently ranked among the top B-schools in India. The Founder Directors of ISME are alumni of Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue and Wharton, USA. Many of our faculty have international experience and are alumni of top colleges from India and abroad. The world-class infrastructure, an open and nurturing learning environment is an embodiment of the spirit of excellence which is a hallmark of ISME. Over 1500 ISME alumni are working in India and abroad.

Over the years, ISME has also been conferred with reputable rankings, some of which are:

  • Ranked 39th all India by Times B-School Ranking 2019.
  • Ranked 3rd best B School of Eminence in India, 8th best B School in Karnataka by Competition Success Review in 2019. CSR Ranking
  • Ranked 25th Best B-School in India by Business India, 2020 (Business India Ranking)
  • Awarded “Management College of the year” for Best ROI by Higher Education Review, 2020.

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University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun is a private university that was established in 2003 under the UPES Act, 2003. The University is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). It is accredited with Grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Apart from these accreditations, the University is also accredited by several other bodies, including the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the International Association of Universities, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and more. The University has two campuses in Dehradun, namely UPES Bidholi and UPES Kandoli. In 2021, the University was awarded 39; The University of the Year-North 39; by ASSOCHAM, 46 th rank in NIRF ranking, whereas in 2020 it was ranked 1 for Best Academia-Industry Alliance among Private Indian Universities by the Education World. Besides this, the University has filed over 140+ patents along with 5,300+ research articles, 11,300+ citations. It also has more than 60+ funded research projects under multiple streams, such as Science, Technology and more. UPES has also collaborated with a number of organisations and international universities for industrial and academic activities. It offers several specialisations in collaboration with Microsoft, BSE, Oracle, CISCO, KPMG and more.

UPES is a domain-specific University. With the kind of disruptions in the global world about power and energy, I think the industry is growing at an unimaginable pace. If you’re intrigued with energy and allied fields, how can you really take unfair advantage of this knowledge? By pursuing a domain-specific MBA. This makes you a Specialist and a hot selling cake on the corporate Bazaar.

MBA programs offered by the School of Business are:

MBA Business Analytics, MBA Aviation Management, MBA Digital Business, MBA Oil & Gas Management, MBA Power Management, MBA International Business, MBA Logistics & Supply Chain Management, MBA Marketing Management, MBA Finance Management, MBA Human Resource, MBA Operations Management

Placements

  • 29 LPA Highest Package
  • Placement assistance up to 5 years

Fee Structure:

Fee(INR): 15,26,000 & 16,76,000(KPMG Associated Program)

Top Recruiters
IT Sector & Consulting– Accenture, Infosys, L&T Infotech, Tech Mahindra, IBM, Capgemini, EY, PWC. Oil & Gas – ONGC, Exxon Mobil, Meru, Techchip, Reliance, Total. Logistics – GATI, Transworld, FedEx, Shun Shing Group, Decathlon, Amazon,
Kuehne Nagel Power – IRM Energy, Adani Power, Reliance, TATA Power, Torrent Power. Construction – GMR, L&T Construction, AFCONS, Patil Rail Infrastructure Ltd FMCG – Nestle, Adani, Emami, Dr. Reddy, P&G Aviation – Bangalore International Airport, GMR, Adani Airports, IFOS Aviation, SpiceJet, Vistara, Global Aviation

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Masters Union

Masters’ Union is India’s premier postgraduate program in technology and business management. Led by industry veterans trying to rethink management education from the ground up, Masters’ Union creates a unique platform for motivated and ambitious individuals to emerge as contemporary leaders at the intersection of business and technology.

Equipped with an internship-style curriculum that is driven by CXOs and stalwarts across diverse industries along with many tech-driven co-curricular engagements, we foster a culture of learning by doing through real-world experiences. Here’s what a student at Masters’ Union can sample.

Core Concentrations:

  • Marketing, Branding and Design 
  •  Finance and Fintech
  • Management and Strategy
  • Computing, Business Analytics and Statistics 

Skilling Concentrations:

  •  Communications  
  •  Design and User Experience
  • Programming and Software Development

Industry Concentrations:

  •  Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Advanced Data Analytics 
  • Digital and E- Commerce
  • Product Development and Management 

In addition to classroom instruction, our planned interventions give our students several avenues to apply their knowledge in a real-life scenario. 

MU Interventions:

  • Masters’ Union Investment Fund
  • Venture Initiation Programme
  • Master-led Bootcamps
  • CXO Shadow
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Hackthons
  • And more!

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Alliance University

Alliance University Bangalore is awarded the Best Most Preferred Private University of the Year – South and Most Preferred B-School Providing Global Exposure by ASSOCHAM in 2020, ranked 39th among Management Institution in India (including IIMs) 2020 and many more. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and professional courses in Engineering, Management, Commerce, and Law streams.

Alliance University is one of the best B-schools in Bangalore. Their placements cover a variety of sectors like Consulting, IT Products & Services, Banking, Research & Analytics, Logistics, Real Estate, Retail, Media, FMCG, etc.

Top recruiters are Aditya Birla Retail, Akamai, TCS, Mercedes Benz, WIPRO, Cognizant, Bosch, Oracle, E&Y, Honeywell, Federal Bank, HCL Technologies, CB Richard Ellis, KPMG, Salesforce, etc.

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Institute For Technology & Management, Navi Mumbai

ITM Business School is one of the leading private B-School which is located in Navi Mumbai. The College is an integral part of ITM Group of Institutions. The college has successfully completed around 3 decades of functioning in the area of business education.

The College campus is located in a developed and marvelous city of Navi Mumbai with world-class facilities like; wide-roads, tempting architecture, etc.

ITM Business School is ranked under the top 25 best B-schools in India by different renowned rating agencies.

The courses offered at ITM Navi Mumbai are AICTE approved and the institute is NBA and NAAC accredited.

ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai offers a PGDM course in 8 different specializations. Any Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate is the minimum eligibility for admission. ITM PGDM iConnect program is a two-year full-time program with a unique program schedule, curriculum, internship, and training process in a different specialization.

ITM Business School’s placement record is getting better day by day because of the institute rigorous admission process which provides talented and capable leaders for companies to recruit from.

ITM strongly believes in the economic growth of the country and for proving it the institute has established incubators for start-ups at the campus level and provides all support to the students to make their dream true. Hundreds of India’s best companies come to the campus every year with a variety of job profiles, and opportunities for students to uplift their careers in the desired field.

Courses Offered:

  • Executive MBA
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management- (PGDM)

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HMR University is an institute for Health and Hospital Management. Founded in 1984 in Jaipur, IIHMR is the first of its kind in India, with attention focused on the health system, research, and management. It consists of two more campuses, namely IIHMR, Delhi, and IIHMR, Bangalore. IIHMR has acclaimed as the leading management courses in the health sector.IIHMR University Jaipur offers two years of full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses in three different specializations including Hospital and Health Management, Pharmaceutical Management, and Development Management. It also offers an MPH (Master of Public Health), Ph.D. and Certificate program in Rural Livelihoods.

Courses Offered:

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

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