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Top MBA Institutes in India

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MBA is a postgraduate level degree course in business administration. India is growing in the fields of marketing, industrialization, financing, education. Many colleges and Universities are offering MBA programme as executive, full-time and part-time or through online or distance learning MBA in India. The MBA programme has specially been designed for the candidates who are executing the administration of the industries or related fields. In India and abroad, there are various multinational companies, which are offering jobs for the MBA degree holders.

In all of the above learning modes, distance MBA is new and the most opted education mode by students due to heavy population and lack of infrastructure. Distance MBA can be done from any city in our country such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai or MBA in Mumbai distance learning.

Institutes Offering MBA in India

Talking about the General MBA course, here is the list of top MBA colleges in India:

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad or IIMA) is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was the second Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to be established, after IIM Calcutta. Established in 1961, the institute offers post graduate diploma programs in management and agri-business management, a fellowship programme and a number of executive training programs.

IIM Ahmedabad runs 2 years full time PGP and PGP-FABM programmes. Exams accepted for admission is Common Admission Test (CAT). IIM Ahmedabad’s Postgraduate Program in Management (PGPM) has duration of 24 months (2 years). The total fee of the course is INR 14.15 lacs.

Average and highest salaries offered in 2016 placements are INR 20.47 lacs per annum and INR 53 lacs per annum respectively.

Top recruiters include: Amazon, Asian paints, Axis Bank, Cognizant, ITC Ltd, Microsoft India Procter & Gamble, TATA Steel, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nestle India Ltd., Bank of America Reserve Bank of India, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey & Co, Oliver-Wyman, Wipro, Yes Bank

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (established in 1973) is an EQUIS accredited management school, offering various doctoral, post graduate and executive education programs.

Popular courses in IIM Bangalore are: Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Program in Public Policy & Management (PGPPM), Executive Post Graduate Program in Management (EPGP), and Post Graduate Program in Enterprise Management (PGPEM).

Generally, for admissions, scores of entrance exams such as CAT and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are considered and accepted. IIMB’s PGPM course has total 400 seats every year and duration of the course is 24 months (2 years). The course total fee is INR 19,50,000.

Average salary offered in placements is INR 21,42,000 per annum.

Top recruiters include: The Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co., Amazon, Accenture Strategy, Bain & Company, Aditya Birla Group, Deloitte, EXL, A.T. Kearney and many more.

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

IIM Calcutta was established as the first National Institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961. IIMC is the only B-school in India getting crowned with all the 3 international accreditations AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Popular Courses of IIMC include: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Program for Executives (PGPEX). These courses have durations of 24 months (2 years) and 12 months (1 year) respectively .

For Admissions, CAT and GMAT scores are accepted. The total course fee of PGDM is INR 19 lacs, while for PGPEX, it is INR 22 lacs.

Average salary after PGDM is INR 20 lacs per annum. While for PGPEX is INR 20.14 lacs per annum.

Top recruiters include: Bank of America Reserve Bank of India, McKinsey, AT Kearney, Accenture, Hindustan Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Merrill Lynch, Citibank, BNP Paribas, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co, Deutsche Bank, JPMC, Avendus Capital, ICICI Securities, Edelweiss, Kotak IBD

Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur

Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India. XLRI Jamshedpur is AACSB and AMBA accredited B-school. XLRI has also earned the Accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

Popular Courses include: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), PGDM Human Resource Management (HRM), PGDM General Management (GMP).

For admissions, GMAT and Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) scores are accepted. XLRI’s PGDBM course is AICTE approved and has a duration of 24 months. The course total fee is INR 20 lacs.

Average salary offered in placements after PGDBM is INR 20.10 lacs per annum.

Top Recruiters include: Boston Consulting, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC, P&G, Colgate Pamolive, GAIL, HPCL, IOCL, HUL, NESTLE, Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez, ITC India, AB InBev, Heinz


Other than regular MBA, candidates can also go for distance MBA from symbiosis, Indian Institute of Management Studies (Ghaziabad), ICFAI, Bharathiar University, IGNOU and more.

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