Every candidate seeking entry to an MBA program dreams of pursuing it in a top-ranking management institution. The short list for all IIMs has gone out and candidates who are unable to take the IIM can seek admission to any of the best reputable private management colleges in India. Many Non-IIMs rank on par with IIMs and no less than IIMs in terms of curriculum, projects, assignments, internships, learning experiences and infrastructure. Gaining acceptance into those top private MBA colleges is no more difficult and if you missed entry to the top IIMs, now you have many options to choose the best competent MBA colleges like IIM. Here, we provide you with a list of the top 10 private colleges you may be looking forward to applying to and the admission process for each.
1. FMS Delhi
FMS Delhi is one of the oldest B-Schools in the country established under the auspices of Delhi University. The 2-year full-time residential MBA program is FMS’ flagship management course. The best B schools conduct an admissions process once a year at the national level. Apart from MBA, FMS Delhi also offers Executive MBA, Executive MBA (Health Care Administration) and PhD programmes.
Every year, 25,000+ applicants apply for admission to the MBA program at FMS Delhi. Selection to FMS MBA courses is mainly based on CAT 2021 score. FMS Delhi released MBA Phase1 shortlist in February shortlist and 10 times more candidates selected for PI shortlist against approved intake 287. FMS Delhi final shortlist is based on performance student cumulative in CAT Score as well as GD & PI Rounds.
2. ISB Hyderabad
ISB Hyderabad has been ranked 1 in India and 23 worldwide in The Financial Times 2021 Global MBA Rankings. The College offers a Postgraduate Program (PGP) equivalent to a 1 year full-time residential Global MBA in Management as its flagship program for professionals. Apart from PGP, the top-ranked School B also offers PGPpro for working Professionals, PGP MAX Executive Program and PGP MFAB (Family Business).
B School provides Fellow Program Management (FPM) and Executive level EFPM courses for undergraduates with several Advanced Management courses in different specializations. Application forms for all courses can be filled out online from the institute’s official website. The PGP ISB Hyderabad Admission Deadline for cycle 3 admission is 30 Jan 2022.
3. MDI Gurgaon
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon is one of the most sought after management schools and among the 15 Best MBA institutes in India. The B School offers AICTE-approved full-time two-year PGDM/PGDM-HRM and PGDM-IB programs in addition to the PGDM program and other one-year doctoral programs. The PGDM MDI course has been awarded an “A” by the ‘NBA’ from AICTE.
A valid 2021 CAT score is an essential prerequisite for the GD/PI round in the Gurgaon MDI Admission Process. For the 2022 MBA Admission, MDI will only accept CAT and GMAT Scores. Based on the previous year’s trend, the estimated CAT cut off for MDI is likely to be around the 93-95th percentile. For Admission calls, MDI Gurgaon uses CAT scores along with Academic scores. For Final Selection Round, PI-WAT cut-off along with work experience are considered by MDI Gurgaon
4. JBIMS Mumbai
Rated among the top benchmark Management colleges, JBIMS continues its Autonomous Status where the 2-year full-time residential Master of Management Studies (MMS) Program is the flagship program at the institute. Also, the leading institution offers MMS Part Time, M.Sc Finance and doctoral programs in Management Studies on its campus.
For Admission to MMS and M.Sc Finance, JBIMS accepts CAT, CMAT, XAT apart from MAH CET for all Indian category applicants. The admission of JBIMS Mumbai 2021 for its flagship 2-year flagship MMS Program is through the CAP conducted by DTE Maharashtra following the declaration of MH CET results.
5. SPJIMR Mumbai
SPJIMR is among the top 50 in the Financial Times (FT) 2021 Business School Rankings for the second year in a row and continues to hold its place in the list of leading global players in coveted management education. SPJIMR’s Postgraduate Management Program (PGPM) is a one-year, full-time flagship management program preceded by 3 months of online learning. In addition to the PGPM program, SPJIMR also offers the following courses on campus:
For 2022 admission, SPJIMR Mumbai does not accept 2022 XAT Exam Scores. The selection process will be online and will be based on candidate profile and CAT 2021 or GMAT scores. The final selection list of SP Jain Institute of Management & Research is based on composite scores, Applicant Profile, Academic Records, Entrance Test Scores, Work Experience and PI Performance. The minimum entry limit for SPJIMR PGDM is 85th percentile for CAT/GMAT.
6. SIBM Pune
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune is one of the top-ranked MBA colleges at Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. The two-year full-time residential MBA is SIBM Pune’s flagship programme, spread over four semesters and offering specializations in Marketing, HRM, Finance and Operations Management. Furthermore, the institution also offers an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) along with an MBA in Leadership and Strategy (L&S).
SIBM Pune will receive the 2021 SNAP exam scores for the 2022 MBA admissions. Final Admission to the SIBM Pune MBA program is based on scores in the Entrance Exam, Group Practice (GE), Personal Interview and written proficiency test (PI-WAT). Due to the Pandemic situation, WAT is expected to be canceled and the PI round will be conducted online.
7. XIM Bhubaneshwar
XIM Bhubaneshwar (XIMB) is the MBA college of XIM university and is considered one of the top B RoI schools in India. The cutoff in XIMB usually goes beyond the 90th percentile.
XIMB offers a 2-Year full-time flagship MBA (BM) and EMBA-BM for executive work program whose Admission is based on CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ X-GMT scores, previous academic records, WAT, GD and PI rounds. For the EMBA-BM, the institution assesses candidates based on work experience as well. XIMB also offers EPGDM along with its on-campus PhD and EPhD Programs.
8. Great Lakes Chennai
Rated as a top-ranked institute with promising ROI, Great Lakes Chennai offers AICTE-approved 1-year PGPM programs for full-time housing as well as 2-year PGDM programs. Apart from that, B School also offers executive level courses such as PGXPM for Mid-Level & Senior working professionals, PGP Global for Family Company Management and PGPM FLEX which is a Weekend management program for young working professionals.
For Great Lakes Chennai 2022 PGPM/PGDM Admission, online registration has been extended until 10 February 2022. Great Lakes accepts GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores for admission to its flagship PGPM Program along with a minimum of 2 years work experience. Candidates under 2 years of experience are considered for the PGDM program on the Great Lakes campus.
9. NITIE Mumbai
The National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai is one of the pioneers of being the oldest prestigious institution to offer a two-year full-time Industrial Management program. The PG Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE) is NITIE Mumbai’s flagship program. In addition, the institute offers Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Management (PGDIM) & PG Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environmental Management (PGDISEM), PG Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environmental Management (PGDSEM), PGPEX-VLFM and Associate Program in Management (FPM) in his campus.
Each candidate must pass through CAT followed by GD and PI which will be held at NITIE Mumbai. Final achievement list is stated based on various factors like CAT Score, Academic score, Engineering score, GD and PI scores, etc.
10. XIME Bangalore
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bangalore is a top ranked B School in India. The institute offers a two-year, AICTE-approved full-time residential PGDM program as its standout flagship program. This program is equivalent to an MBA degree and has an intake of 180 students for PGDM & 60 students for PGDM BA. Registration for the PGDM course at XIME Bangalore is in progress where the last date for submitting the completed application form along with payment of the registration fee is March 31, 2022.
To enter in XIME Bangalore in the PGDM program, one must have a valid CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, CMAT or GMAT scorecard. The final selection for PGDM at XIME Bangalore will be on the overall assessment of candidates in Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Academic Background, Extracurricular and Diversity. Apart from PGDM, XIME Bangalore also offers PhD programs for scholars approved by the University of Mysore. Selection to PhD is done based on the Entrance Test conducted by BY XIME followed by PI.