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Planning to Study MBA? Follow This Guide on Admission and Selection of B-Schools

MBA is today the most sought after management program in India and is also an internationally accepted post-graduate degree. The two year program instills a sturdy understanding of business and offers hands-on experience through internships, group assignments and individual projects.
MBA develop management and leadership skills amongst students and builds communication, motivation and negotiation abilities. IT also opens up international career opportunities and enables one to initiate entrepreneurship.

Entrance Tests


Due to extremely high demand, it is now exceedingly tough to crack the national entrance tests like CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT, IIFT, CET, CMAT, MAT. The tests are held every year and requires rigorous preparation. Of all the national entrance tests, Common Admission Test or CAT is highly acknowledged and the most valued one for MBA aspirants as most of the business schools in the country, including IIMs, MDI, FMS, IMT, XLRI, SP Jain, honour CAT scores for admission. XAT, MAT and CMAT come next followed by SNAP, NMAT, GMAT and so on. Statistics and surveys say most candidates take two to three entrance tests in an academic year.

Once the test is cleared the choices can make the following process quite overwhelming. From selecting the course type to pick up the best MBA College, becomes a cumbersome process. Here is a list of government MBA schools in India which offer the best MBA curriculums-

Top 20 Government MBA Schools in India
1. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, CAT
2. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, CAT
3. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, GMAT
4. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, CAT
5. Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, CAT
6. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, GMAT
7. Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, CAT
8. Indian Institute of Management Indore, CAT
9. National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, CAT
10. Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, CAT
11. Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, CAT
12. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi, GMAT
13. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, CAT
14. Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, CAT
15. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong, CAT
16. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, CAT
17. Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, CAT
18. Indian Institute of Management Raipur, GMAT
19. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, CAT
20. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, GMAT
Those who cannot make it to the government colleges have to get enrolled into the private ones. With the number of private MBA schools increasing by the day, the effort to select the right college along with the right program gets more complex. However, if you have the list of top colleges with you, the process gets more structured and helps you zero down your choice, with relatively lesser effort.

Top 20 Private Business Management Schools in India

1. XLRI Jamshedpur, XAT
2. SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, CAT / XAT / GMAT
3. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, NPAT
4. TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal, CAT/XAT/GMAT
5. IMI Delhi, CAT/GMAT
6. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, CAT
7. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Campus GMAT
8. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida CAT
9. Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, GMAT
10. Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, CAT
11. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, XAT
12. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune, SNAP
13. IBS Business School, Hyderabad , CAT
14. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, CAT
15. Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli, CAT
16. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, CAT
17. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, CAT
18. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, CAT
19. Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, CAT
20. Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai, CAT

Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

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