MBA Colleges in India

Top private MBA Colleges in India

  1. XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

Also Known As: XLRI, Jamshedpur

XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. XLRI is private a ownership which is approved by AICTE. XLRI is one of the India’s top private colleges. The Jesuit-managed school offers numerous programs: a full-time, 2-year, post-graduate program in Business Management, Personnel Management, & Industrial Relations (renamed Human Resources Management in 2011); Global Business Management; a 15-month, full-time, General Management program (PGDM-GM); a doctoral fellow program (FPM); and several executive education programs including a three-years, part-time programme in Business Management for Working Executives and Business Owners. Admission to these programs is through XLRI’s entrance test, Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), and GMAT. After applying for XAT, candidates apply to other member colleges, which use XAT scores for their respective admissions. XLRI updates the admission procedure on its website every year. XLRI has 180 seats each in its Business Management & Human Resource Management (erstwhile PMIR) programs, 20 seats in its two-year Global Business Management, and 180 seats in the one-year General Management Program (popularly known as GMP).

Mode of Admission: GMAT (International Level Exam/Admission) and XAT(National Level Exam/Admission) are the exams for the admissions. XAT cut off score is 373.13 out of 500.


2. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Also Known As: MDI

MDI is one of the top B-Schools of the country. It was established in 1973 by Industrial Finance Corporation of India. The institute integrates knowledge, research, industry experience and international exposure to offer comprehensive management programmes. MDI is one of the top B-Schools of the country. The institute integrates knowledge, research, industry experience and international exposure to offer comprehensive management programmes. MDI maintained its tradition of 100% placement every year. Prestigious companies from various sectors offered job profiles spanning across various functional areas. Mode of Admission in MDI is CAT only exam. CAT cut off score is 356.04 out of 500.

               First Indian B-School Accredited by AMBA

International accreditation by the covered Association of MBAs (AMBA) London was awarded to three Programmes of MDI: PGPM, NMP and PGPM (Part-Time) in 2006. These Programmes were re-accredited in 2011.

MDI Gurgaon offers only Post Graduate Programmes

  1. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
  2. Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource (PGP-HR)
  3. Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGP-IM)


3. SP Jain, Mumbai

Also Known As: SPJIMR

SPJIMR is a leading school of management in the heart of India’s financial centre of Mumbai. SPJIMR is inaugurated in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher. SPJIMR has grown over the years to be recognised as one of the top 10 business schools of India. SPJIMR is a part of the Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan and function as an autonomous Institute with entrepreneurial agility. SPJIMR offers a wide variety of programmes and courses for postgraduates, executives, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government and family businesses. SPJIMR’s oldest programme is the two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). SPJIMR runs a highly successful Post Graduate Family Managed Business (PGFMB) programme, the 15-month Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), the Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP), the Global Management Programme (GMP), the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGP-DM). The Institute runs several short term programmes like the:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management
  • Doing Business in India (DBI)
  • Start Your Business (SYB) and Grow Your Business (GYB)
  • Management Development Programmes (MDPs).

Selection criteria is based on CAT, XAT and GMAT exams score. CAT cut off score is 333.54.


  1. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Also Known As: Great Lakes Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management (also known as Great Lakes or GLIM) is a private business school in India. It was founded in 2004 by Bala V. Balachandran a professor at Kellogg School of Management with its first campus in Chennai. Great Lakes Institute of Management is among the first business schools in India to offer a one year full-time management programme. It’s one year Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) became the first one year full-time management programme to be accredited by India’s higher technical education regulator AICTE in 2008. Since 2012, Great Lakes has also started offering the traditional two-year PGDM programme. Great Lakes is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK, one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education. Great Lakes is the youngest and 7th institute in India to get accreditation from the association. Selection criteria in GLIM is based on CMAT, GMAT, XAT and CAT exams. CAT cut off score is 300.


5. TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Also Known As: TAPMI

T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) is a private autonomous business school in India. It was established in 1980 and is located in the university town of Manipal in Karnataka. It is the second B-School in India to get global accreditation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) after Indian School of Business CRISIL graded TAPMI as A+++ B-School both at national and Karnataka State levels for three consecutive years. TAPMI was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business on 29 April 2012. TAPMI’s programmes include a two-year residential post-graduate diploma in management, post-graduate programmes in healthcare management, banking and financial services, a Ph. D. programme, and an 18-month joint TAPMI and University of Dubai MBA programme. TAPMI collaborates with a number of business organisations to provide continuous learning and education to their executives. Selection criteria is based on CAT, XAT and GMAT exams. CAT cut off score is 298.13.


  1. Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Also Known As: IMT

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad abbreviated as IMT, is a business school with its main campus at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India. IMT is a fully autonomous university and offers several post graduate, doctorate and executive education programmes in management. It also offers distance learning and collaborative programmes. “Dr K.Nath Public Trust” established Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad under the aegis of Lajpat Rai Educational Society in the year 1980 (AICTE approval in 1983) with the objective to be a leading management institution that contributes to the development of business and society through excellence in grooming leadership, entrepreneurial talent and Research. IMT has four campuses: The first one is in Ghaziabad (established in 1980); the second campus is in Nagpur (established in 2004); a third campus in Dubai (established in 2006) and a fourth campus in Hyderabad (established in 2011). IMT G has an admission procedure which takes place in a three-step model. The top 10 percentiles in CAT/XAT/GMAT are given a call for a group discussion in the major cities of the country. The call getters are also based on their profiles. The GD is followed by a personal interview which is taken in most cases by two faculty members and an alumnus. The students having the maximum combined score in GD and PI are then given a final call by the college.

IMT offers following programmes:

  • Two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Two-year full-time MBA programme
  • Doctoral programme (PhD) in Management
  • Management DevelopmentProgramme for Executives
  • General Management Programme for Executives (GMPE)
  1. International Management Institute, Delhi

Also Known As: IMI

International Management Institute, New Delhi, known as IMI, New Delhi is a private business school located in New Delhi, India.Established in the year 1981, it was India’s first corporate sponsored business school. IMI, New Delhi is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). IMI was ranked 27 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017, tenth by Business Today’s “India’s best B-schools 2016”, and 11 in India by Outlook India‘s “Top 100 Management Schools” of 2016. IMI, New Delhi offers several post-graduate diplomas in management, including a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), with related programmes in Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM) and Banking and Financial Services (PGDM-B&FS). Selection criteria is based on CAT and GMAT exams. The candidates are shortlisted on CAT/GMAT scores, performance in graduation, XIIth and Xth exams. These candidates appear for a psychometric test, essay writing test, extempore and interview. The candidate’s past academic record, experience and profile are given due weightage.


  1. Institute of Rural Management, Anand

Also Known As: IRMA

The Institute of Rural Management Anand is India`s leading school in rural management committed to acting as the catalyst and facilitator of rural prosperity. IRMA educates those inspired to work with organisations serving the rural sector and engaging directly with rural communities. IRMA was established in 1979 at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Rural organisations function in tough, complex environments calling for professional management with precision and dexterity. A need that is fulfilled by our talented young graduates who are trained to become able managers and undertake challenging responsibilities in the rural co-operatives and development sector thanks to our well-structured two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM). Recognizing the paucity of a talented academic pool with a sectoral focus, IRMA initiated Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). Selection criteria is based on CAT, IRMASAT and XAT exams. Institute of Rural Management Anand conducts Issues of Social Concern Test for its Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management programme offering 240 seats. The computer based test is conducted for 80 minutes duration and carries 40 questions on the single section. Students must also have valid CAT and XAT scores.


  1. IBS Business School, Hyderabad

Also Known As: IBS Hyderabad

Indian School of Business (ISB) is a private business school with campuses in Hyderabad, Telangana, India and Mohali, Punjab, India. The institute has various Management programs with the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) as its flagship course. The school was founded by two senior executives of McKinsey & Company with the backing of government and is governed by a board comprising both Indian and non-Indian businessmen. The school celebrated its 15th year in 2016. ISB is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is a non-profit membership organization that provides a quality certification to its member schools and their programs similar to EQUIS or AMBA. ISB is not accredited by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Because, ISB PGP is not recognized as MBA or Post Graduate Degree/Diploma by AICTE unlike the PGDM offered by the IIMs, authorities outside India do not recognize ISB PGP as an equivalent of MBA and hence do not consider the same as Advanced degree. Selection Criteria is based on CAT, GMAT, IBSAT and NMAT by GMAC exams. IBSAT is an online aptitude test conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) for students seeking admission to MBA programme of IBS (ICFAI Business School) Hyderabad.

Courses Offered:

Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Professionals (PGPpro)

Post-Graduate Programme in Management for senior executives (PGPMAX)

ISB Certificate Programme for Business Analytics (CBA)

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Family Business (PGPMFAB)

Centre for Executive Education (CEE)

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP)

Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP)


  1. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

Also Known As: NMIMS

NMIMS, formerly Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, is a deemed-to-be-university institute headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. NMIMS was established in 1981 by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal in Vile Parle, Mumbai as a MBA college affiliated to University of Mumbai. NMIMS was granted deemed university status by the UGC in 2003. After being awarded deemed university status in 2003, NMIMS has expanded to six campuses across the country. Courses and programs offered by the institute include management, technology, science, architecture, pharmacy, commerce, economics, law, engineering and liberal arts. Mumbai campus has eleven schools under its umbrella offering undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated and doctoral programs. Mumbai Campus was accredited by NAAC with 3.59 CGPA (on 4 point scale) and Grade A+.  Selection Criteria is based on NPAT BBA, NMAT by GMAC exams.

  1. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune

Also Known As: SCHMRD

It is a premier institute honing world class leaders and entrepreneurs. Established in 1993, SCMHRD’s MBA program is one of the most prestigious programs in India. SCMHRD specializes in producing quality talent in the fields of HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Infrastructure Management and Business Analytics. Apart from academic excellence, the institute also focuses on equipping the students with the latest technical competencies used in the corporate world. It also provides opportunities to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills through various student activities and institute initiatives. Association with National Entrepreneurship Network is one such initiative to breed young entrepreneurs. The Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development was ranked 22 by Business Today‘s “India’s best B-schools 2016” and 12 in India by Outlook India‘s “Top 100 Management Schools” of 2016. Institute offered MBA (MBA, MBA-IM, MBA-BA), MBA EXECUTIVE and PG DIPLOMA. Selection Criteria is based on SNAP exam which is conducted by the Symbiosis university.

  1. Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Also Known As: Welingkar

Welingkar was established in 1977, by the S P Mandali, a charitable trust headed by Former Chief Justice of India, Jusctice Y V Chandrachud and that manages 43 educational institutes in Maharashtra. Academically, Welingkar has the best planned network of faculty with strong academic and versatile corporate experience. With an expansive campus, Welingkar is the first management institute in the private sector to implement Gigabit Ethernet as a backbone and has an uplink to workgroups. Selection criteria is based on CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAH-CET exams. Post Graduate programmes offered by welingkar:

PGDM (with specializations in Marketing,Finance, HR, Operations)
PGDM Business Design
PGDM Research and Business Analytics
PGDM Health Care Management
PGDM Media & Entertainment
PGDM Rural Management (Emerging Economies)
PGDM Retail Management


  1. Institute for Financial Management and Research, Sri City

Also Known As: IFMR

The Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR) is a leading business school with the objective of moulding ambitious young men and women into competent and socially responsible organisational leaders in a global setting. Established in 1970 as a not-for-profit society, IFMR was sponsored by ICICI, the House of Kotharis and other major industrial groups. Selection criteria is based on CAT, XAT, CMAT and GMAT exams. IFMR offers a 2-year PGDM program which is accredited by AICTE and it is an approved institution by the University of Madras for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Finance, Economics and Management. Catering to the different needs of potential students, working executives and research scholars, IFMR has been offering the following Programmes:

  • PGDM – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Regular, Full-time Programme)
  • PGDM- WE (Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Working Executives)
  • PhD – Full-time Doctoral Programme
  • Executive Education – Management Development Programmes for Executives


  1. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

Also Known As: LIBA

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), established in 1979, is one of India’s premier management institutes. LIBA is managed by Jesuits of the Loyola College Society well-known for their outstanding contribution to higher education. LIBA offers primarily a two-year full-time PGDM course, approved by AICTE and recognized by AIU.It also offers other programmes: Part-time PGDM (AICTE approved), Ph.D. (affiliated to the University of Madras) and one-year executive diploma programmes. Management Development Centre offers various customised programmes (short-term and long-term) with a focus on skill development. LIBA focuses on the holistic formation of students in all quotients, viz., intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual. Admission to the two-year, full-time MBA is through the XAT examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Since academic year 2012, LIBA has also accepted CAT scores. Candidates applying to LIBA will be short-listed on the basis of their XAT and CAT scores. Final selection of short-listed candidates is based on a group discussion and a personal interview; these are held at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Management Development Centre

LIBA’s Management Development Centre designs, develops, and conducts customized programmes to suit industry needs. The focus is on creating skill-development programmes that equip managers with the required expertise.

  • Long-term executive programmes
  • Short-term executive programmes
  • Management development programmes
  • Consultancy


  1. Goa Institute of Management, Goa

Also Known As: GIM

The Goa Institute of Management (abbreviated as GIM-Goa), is a premier business school of India located in the state of Goa. The autonomous school is governed by a board, and offers a full-time MBA (PGDM) program (2 years), full-time MBA (PGDM)-Healthcare Management Programme (HCM) and executive MBA (3 years) and also is a resource centre for PhD programs in management for Goa University. Approved by the All India Council of Technical Education of the Government of India (AICTE) for offering postgraduate courses in management at the MBA level. Associate member of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools, which facilitates linkages for collaboration and exchange among some 60 Business Schools in 25 different countries in various parts of the world. Selection Criteria is based on XAT, CMAT, GMAT, CAT and ATMA exams.

Goa Institute of Management currently offers Post Graduate Diplomas in Management as following:

Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Healthcare Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Part Time


      16. Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Founded on the vision of Padmashree Dr.  Karsanbhai  K.  Patel,  the  Institute  of  Management,  Nirma  University,  earlier  known  as  Nirma Institute  of  Management came  into existence  in  1996. The  Institute  of  Management  believes  in  serious  academic  pursuit  and  encourages  original  and  innovative thinking  with  regard  to  national  and  internationally  relevant  ideas,  policies  through  intellectually  stimulating debates and discussions at all levels. It offers a five-year integrated BBA-MBA, a two-year residential MBA Full-Time programme, an MBA in family business and entrepreneurship, and a doctoral programme in management, as well as an executive diploma programme, in-house training programmes, management development programmes and consulting services. Institute of Management, Nirma University offers various management programmes awarding Master of Business Administration and Ph.D, as well as an integrated a BBA-MBA programme. It also offers executive diploma programmes. Selection Criteria is based on CAT, GMAT and UGAT-AIMA Exams.

      17.Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

Also Known As: IFIM

IFIM Business School is one of the top ranking institutions in India. It has a distinct advantage of being a pioneering premier management institute housed in the hub of the IT industry –in Electronics City, Bangalore. IFIM Business School, Bangalore, is a 23 year old institution and is one of the top business schools in India. It has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No. 1 Private B-School’. PGDM is their flagship program, two years fully residential, and they leave no stone unturned to make it rigourous, industry oriented and knowledge-driven. They have a strong connect with our alumni, as an institution that is more than 23 years old and most of our graduated students are in high positions in the corporate world. With all the hard work and involvement in various activities, a prospective student can also look for fun, and time to pursue one’s own hobbies in the two-year program. IFIM offers the best of infrastructure, state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, hostel rooms, auditorium and 24×7 wi-fi connectivity. Selection Criteria is based on CAT, XAT and GMAT exams.

IFIM offers 3 core programs- PGDM, PGDM (Finance) & PGDM (International Business). In addition IFIM also offers a Ph.D program in Management and a range of options for Executive Education.


         18. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi

Also Known As: LBSIM

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi is a premier and dynamic institute of Management and Information Technology Education. Established by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Educational Society in 1995, it has emerged as one of the top business schools in the country. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Technology and Management, Indore (LBSITM), is our recent initiative that offers two year full Time Regular Post Graduate Diploma in Management.The Institute duly recognized by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India is to be modeled after Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi.


  1. PGDM General
  2. PGDM Finance
  3. PGDM Executive
  4. PGDM Part Time
  5. MCA with 3 year and 2 year


19. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik

Also Known As: SIOM

SIOM is India’s only Institute dedicated to Operations Management, constituted with a vision of Empowering and Leading Operations Excellence. Symbiosis was founded in 1971 with the sole mission “Welfare of Foreign students” by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, then a professor at the famous Fergusson College (Pune). SIOM is affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. SIOM offers PG courses in Operation Management. Selection Criteria is based on SNAP exam which is conducted by the Symbiosis International University.


20. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 

Also Known As: BIT Mesra

BIT Mesra (located 16 kms from  Ranchi, the Jharkhand state-capital)has been engaged in nurturing minds througha rich heritage of academic excellence. Established in 1955 by the visionary-industrialist Mr. B.M. Birla, it is today one of the most premier engineering destinations in India. BIT is a full member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It was conferred Deemed University status in 1986 due to the achievements of the Institute, both in terms of research and excellent standards of academic programmes. The Institute has been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) established by the UGC & AICTE respectively. BIT Mesra offers post graduate programme:

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) : Based on CAT /MAT/XAT/CMAT percentile. The final selection will be made on the basis of performance of the candidate in GD & PI.
  • MCA : Based on marks obtained by the candidates in MCA online Entrance Test conducted by the Institute.